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1st Session – Vespers
Becca and I decided to write a little something this eve.
We thought it was something we could easily achieve.
We are two ladies that hold Coppercreek close to our hearts.
We are writing this poem in two different parts.
Line by line, we wrote down our rhymes.
On our day off, we were sure to make time.
Here are some reasons why we love camp:
#1 It gives us an excuse to wear our trendy headlamps.
#2 We love to come up with fun ideas for dance themes – being rock stars isn’t as easy as it seems.
#3 We both have a love for the high ropes course. Don’t forget to yell “zipper” so you don’t scare a horse.
#4 At the talent show, we get to display our silly side. We may sing, interpretive dance, or maybe even glide.
#5 Capture the flag night is always a hoot! We get to dress up in our camo and neon suits.
#6 The campfire tradition at Coppercreek rocks. We love to sing about martians and a lack of socks.
#7 Outpost night is a favorite night of ours, from not having lemonade mix to gazing at the stars.
#8 In the mitten, we have Great Lakes, but no Lake Almanor. If you’re lucky, on the lake, you may see a bald eagle soar.
#9 Having cabins of girls is something we both adore, our daily life is never a bore, and as a bonus, we never have to listen to Ahmad snore.
#10 Vespers is one of our favorite nights of the two weeks. We love listening to our peers, and taking in the stellar view of Keddie Peak.
the friendship we’ve made stands far above our Top Ten List.
During the year, our time together is dearly missed.
We just wanted to say that this place is very special and ever-so-fun.
Thank you for listening to our little poem – now it’s done.
Today a group of campers got to go to Lake Almanor to try out Coppercreek Camp’s new stand up paddleboards! The campers all successfully stood up on the paddleboards and paddled around in a calm cove of the lake.
We spent a relaxing afternoon taking in the scenery of Lake Almanor and Mount Lassen and learning a new skill. A picnic lunch was enjoyed by the campers on the beach before going out into the lake.
Some of the campers explored the nature of the beach and discovered new bugs and plants. Coppercreek hopes that this new activity becomes something that campers can look forward to attending during the warm afternoons!
My name is Andrew Weaver and I have been lucky enough to return back home to camp for a seventh year. This will be my second summer working at Copper Creek and I can’t wait to get back to see all of the campers I got to know last summer, as well as meet all of the new faces that will be joining us this summer.
Camp has always been a special place for me, having spent 5 summers there in my youth. I was a traditional camper, a Counselor In Training, and Junior Counselor, so now as a counselor you could say that I have been all the way around the block. Now I get to help other campers enjoy the same experiences that made camp special for me when I was a kid, which is incredibly rewarding.
Getting away from wistful memories of camp and down to some specifics, I am a 21 year old guy (I will celebrate my birthday at camp for the fifth time this summer) from Berkeley California who has spent the past four years getting a degree in History from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida. During that time I’ve also worked as a lacrosse coach for middle school boys and remained interested in all sorts of outdoor activities. At camp I spend most of my mornings working on the High Ropes course. Usually you can find me sitting in the top of a tree, enjoying the views of the Sierras while ensuring the safety of the campers who make it up the course to come and see me.
In the afternoons I usually take a group of campers to nearby Lake Almanor for some wakeboarding, waterskiing, knee-boarding, and always a bit of splashing around in the lake. When I’m not doing that I’m usually riding or working on mountain bikes, or keeping track of a handful of campers.
I must admit though, ever since I was a camper, my favorite activity has been capture the flag. Few things are more exciting than running through the woods with a gang of teenagers on your heels. It’s a hard life, but somebody has to do it.