Thank you all for your kind words about Gruffy. We truly appreciate it! He was dearly loved as you can tell from Touchstone Farm and Pony Farm's Facebook Page. To be honest, it was a hard day yesterday for the whole camp and farm community. Today we are moving forward, because that is what Gruffy would have wanted us to do!
|Anna, Sophie and Coco in their riding group this morning!|
There are 8 campers at an away horse show over in New Ipswich, which is about a 30 minutes away. The other 21 members of camp are girling the home front. (Get it, girling instead of manning, because we are an all girls camp.) We had our riding lessons this morning! I saw a lot of games going on reinforce the skills that were taught including Simon Says and many smiling faces. This afternoon we have the options of Vaulting, which will be an expanded version because of the away horse show. We get to spend a little bit more time doing it. We will also be offering a Hacking (which is like a loose lesson format type of activity. Campers get to pick a skill that they want to work on while riding and then do it!) We will also be painting ponies! Tonight we are playing Capture the Flag!
|Lucy doing barn chores this morning!|
Tomorrow, the campers that didn't show, get the opportunity to do an all day drive with a picnic lunch! There are over 15 campers signed up for this activity! We have not done this activity in a few years so we are excited to be bringing it back!
On Saturday we will be doing a day of Gymkhana, which is games on horse back! It is a fun day and campers will be competing for points for their Boy Band. (I know it is a weird concept to do Battle of the Boy Bands at an all girls camp. Here is a link for an explanation of Battle of the Boy Bands!) If you want to come see your camper this weekend then Saturday morning is your opportunity. Please arrive around 10:00 am and anticipate staying till 12:00 pm. (We find that when we have structure in our day it is works the best for the campers and parents on visiting day.) I don't anticipate many parents visiting because it is a holiday weekend and we have many returning families. If you have questions or concerns in regards to this, please let me know. I am more than happy to speak or email with you about it.
In no way shape or form am I trying to jump ahead in this session. Frankly I wish these campers could stay for the whole summer, but I wanted to make sure that I reminded you about pick up day info. The info is listed below.
|Sammy in her riding group this morning!|
I could not be luckier to have the campers, camp families, and camp counselors that we have this year. It is a true dream for a camp director. Thank you all for your support and well wishes over the past 24 hours!
Wishing you Only the Best,