On opening night of each session, our campfires take on a little bit different plan. We take an “all camp picture”. (We plan a special surprise for parents using this picture.)
We sing some really silly songs to get everyone laughing and having fun.
Each cabin group gets up and introduces themselves. We like to know everyone’s name, where they are from and how many years they have been coming to camp. The winner of most years, by a camper, was 9. This session we have campers and staff from: England, Scotland, Ireland, China, Japan, and Mexico. Oh, and Greenville, CA. :^)
Then we sing some more silly songs.
After all the introductions and songs, we all cross arms, hold hands and sing “Taps”. Then each counselor gathers their flock and heads to the cabins for bedtime.
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.
Featuring Eric James Barger I and the Swamp!