Another Diamond Day!
The definition of a ‘Diamond Day’ is when the sun sparkles on the ripples on the lake resembling countless jewels floating across the water! That pretty sums up the day at camp.
I had the chance to pull several skiers and wake boarders around the lake this afternoon and it was great! While I was out on the water I was able to watch the sailors criss-cross the lake easily and gracefully while the canoers and kayakers wove in between the action. Earlier in the day the fishing class had several strikes on their lines but once again just missed reeling in the big one (or the small one for that matter!). This morning several girls got up well before breakfast for early morning activities including tennis, running (a two mile loop today) and lap swimming in the pool.
Yesterday we had our American Camp Association accreditation visit – something that happens every three years. Two of our colleagues (directors from other Midwest camps) came to camp and observed our program, visited with our staff, talked with our campers and then sat down with us to review over 300 standards to see just how we are doing. It’s called a visit and not an inspection for a reason – as it is a time to have a new perspective take a look at the camp, its facilities, operation and program and provide valuable feedback to reaffirm what we are accomplishing and to offer guidance and advice in areas we can build on. Although we don’t officially hear a how we have done, having passed over 99% of the standards we’re fairly confident our accreditation will remain secure!