It’s a great day to be a Timber Tops girl at home here in Greeley and out in the world!
Today, our 7th and 8th graders departed (our 9th and 10th graders left yesterday), and all of our senior campers are out exploring the world together with their counterparts at Lake Owego Camp for Boys!
Off to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains they go! Campers stay in the Dutch Quad Dormitories at the State University of New York at Albany. First, we’ll head to the amazing Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George! We’ll then take a relaxing dinner cruise on magnificent Lake George and learn about the history of the area.
Tomorrow, our first destination is underground: the enchanting Howe Caverns! Then, we’re off to Cooperstown, NY for a memorable visit to the World Famous Baseball Hall of Fame. We’ll enjoy a great afternoon of exploring Cooperstown, touring the hall, and finally stopping for dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to camp.
Vermont! We began our adventure with a pit-stop picnic lunch at the scenic Black Point Beach in the Adirondacks. Next, it’s beautiful Burlington! Campers enjoy downtown Burlington, lovely Lake Champlain and the University of Vermont. Next, they’ll visit Church Street Marketplace for strolling and dinner. Campers will end their evening jumping, tumbling and dunking at the Get Air Vermont trampoline park!
Day two begins the only way a Vermont trip should: with a tour of the Ben & Jerry’s Factory! After that comes an action-packed day of mountain adventure at the gorgeous Bromley Mountain Adventure Park. Campers enjoy the alpine slide, bungee trampoline, gondola sky ride, climbing wall, space bikes and amazing vistas. The trip ends with dinner at the famous Dinosaur BBQ in New York, then it’s back to camp!
A New England Adventure! After visiting Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall in Boston yesterday, campers explored Boston by foot on the bustling Newbury Street. Surprise and suspense awaited at Sheer Madness where campers will enjoyed an interactive murder mystery show.
Today, our 9th graders explored Portland, Maine for a visit to the scenic coastline.Campers visit the famous Old Orchard Beach and Palace Playland. They’ll walk the boardwalk, ride the ferris wheel and frolic in the ocean. Talk about vacation!
Tomorrow, they’ll set sail for Seabrook, New Hampshire for whale watching on a private cruise! Lunch and exploring will follow in historic Portsmouth, Maine. Don’t expect a postcard because your camper will be having too much fun exploring the town.
Montreal, Tres bien! When they arrived in Canada, after checking into their dorms, campers shopped and explored their way around downtown Montreal and historic Old Town Montreal. It’s always a magical way to begin their adventure.
Today, it’s JET BOATING the Lachine Rapids along the mighty St. Lawrence River! We’ll then visit nearby La Ronde Amusement Park to experience the thrills of Canada’s second largest theme park. Then, we’ll spend the evening dining and enjoying world-famous Catherine Street.
Tomorrow, the last day across the border, is an adventure along Lake Placid and a visit to Olympic Park. Then, back to the best place in the world: Greeley!
Juniors in Greeley!
But life is good in Greeley, too! Juniors are in for the BEST DAY EVER in what we call Camp Timber Tops/Lake Owego Camp SWITCH DAY! And guess what? It’s a GORGEOUS, perfect day for the switch.
This morning, our 6th graders headed to Lake Owego to participate in activities with the Lake Owego 6th graders, and our 2nd-5th graders stayed at Timber Tops but welcomed Lake Owego’s 2nd-5th graders to participate in choice activities here with us! In the afternoon, we’ll swap! The choices at both camps are awesome. At Timber Tops today, CTT & LOC campers can choose to participate in cooking, tennis, gymnastics, archery, outdoor cooking, lake, dance, zumba, arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, gaga, yoga, and newcomb! COOL! And at Lake Owego, campers will choose between ropes, arts and crafts, gaga, basketball, archery, fencing, tennis, lake, ultimate frisbee, newcomb and indoor soccer!
And guess what?! We even split up for LUNCH today with CTT & LOC 6th graders all at Lake Owego and 2nd-5th graders all at CTT! Are we crazy or what!??
After general swim (still mixed!), we head back to our respective camps for shower time and dinner (because, enough already!). Tonight it’s a CTT favorite… PANIC! Yes! We’re exhausted just writing this post, and tomorrow might even be more exciting than today! Only time will tell!
Stay tuned for more, folks! It’s another great day in Greeley and beyond!