It’s been a warm, wonderful day here in Greeley! And though, YES, it’s hot, we can bet it’s probably a lot cooler than wherever you’re reading this blog from! It hit 90 today, the warmest it’s been this summer, but we’re staying hydrating, jumping through sprinklers, swimming, boating, and making sure to take rests in the shade and in the air conditioned dining hall. And when the CAs woke us up this morning they declared it SUPER SOAKER SATURDAY! Another way to stay cool!

In addition to regular activities, we’re also in the midst of Jellybeans (and Big/Lil Sisters for new campers who just arrived). New campers are all given big sisters, CAs (10th graders) who leave little sisters notes and treats and become a special, older camp friend and guide. CAs love having little sisters! But what about the rest of us?! Do not fear, we’re all in it together in a special secret-admirer-type buddy program called Jellybeans! Every single camper in camp received a Jelly Bean. In other words, you are both a Jelly Bean, and you’re someone else’s Jelly Bean! A Jelly Bean is a special friend who, in the second half of the summer, leaves little anonymous notes and homemade gifts and trinkets for her Jellybean to make her feel valued and loved and integral to our CTT community. We’ll all meet our Jellybeans at tonight’s Jellybean campfire on the shores of Lake Selma! Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!

We’ve been excited all day for tonight’s Jellybean campfire, and it’s going to be awesome! Imagine jellybeans for everyone, the entire camp connecting in one big chain, each jellybean to each other, and a special campfire guest appearance by Ted Weinstein (the director of CTT for 40 summers, now a CTT grandparent). Ask your camper about the Jellybean campfire. It’s sure to be a hit!

And tomorrow: VISITING DAY for full-season campers. While our half-session campers head out for a day of air-conditioned fun  (lunch, treats, new Lion King movie and bowling if there’s time!), full-season campers will enjoy their day as a family down the winding road! We CANNOT WAIT to welcome you from 11:30AM-3PM tomorrow, moms and dads (and friends and family). The tent is up! Remember to register online or under the tent, and be sure to pick up your special Visiting Day surprise there as well (it’s an EXTRA good one)! OH! And parents who have a child at Lake Owego Camp: remember that your children will be waiting for you AT TIMBER TOPS! And if you have more than one daughter at CTT, your daughters will be waiting in your eldest camper’s bunk!

Aside from Visiting Day, tomorrow’s most highly anticipated event is (drum roll, please)…TIMBERWEEN! Stay tuned!

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