Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day #3 - October 15, 2009

It dawned chilly(40's?) and overcast, even though there was a hint of pinky orange in the eastern sky at 7 a.m. The lake is a glassy mirror, reflecting the early Cape foliage rainbow, and there are three white mounds floating out there; actually they're swans with their heads tucked under their wing to keep warm!

Everyone was glad to have followed Fitz's advice to layer on as many pieces of warm clothing as possible after dinner yesterday...The kids' array of hats, gloves, and even scarves that were donned for the Night Hike kept them comfortable for their evening adventure...and a good night's sleep was had as all prepared for today's full day of activities.
Breakfast's main selection was French toast and scrambled eggs, plus the usual additional offerings (See previous blog entry!).

At the moment, the entire group of over 100 kids is wrapping up their gigantic tag game of Predator/Prey. Prior to heading out to all corners of the campus, the staff engaged our FRCS 5th graders in a simulation of the food chain (a la sun, plants, plankton, fish, seals, orca). Then everyone used their randomly distributed my-place-on-the-food-chain assignment cards to form groups to be led by individual NC teachers. For the past hour the shouts of "look out" and "Get 'em" filled the air, while running feet stomped, and bushes swished as they ran past (I'm bundled in three layers sitting here on the deck outside the health office, the only area for wireless Internet access!). They'll do a half hour wrap-up to review what they learned before the bunk chaperones meet them at 11:30 for a brief transition time before lunch at noon.

The very first day here (Was that only 2 days ago?)when the children met with Fitz, he advised them to "live in the moment" and not ask about what would be coming up next in the day's schedule. So, you, too, will have to wait to hear about what we're doing down here, too!

In the meantime, I coerced the remaining bunks into staying still long enough for bunk photos this morning. Hopefully, everyone will have spotted their favorite camper(s) by the time you finish perusing them.

[We made the mistake of checking online for a weather report - Please "wish away" the predicted storminess for us!]


  1. That sounds Awesome!!!! Tristen close your mouth nephew!!!!!

  2. I must tell you, the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham is one of my favorite places to go on Cape Cod. There are so many things to learn about and do there. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I do!! You certainly had an amazing day yesterday. I think the temperature even managed to stay in the 50's for most of the day.

    Good advice by Fitz. I hope he gives the same advice for tonight. It will be chilly. All prayers are a go for good weather to hold off until tomorrow at noon. Enjoy the rest of your time there. I can't wait to hear about all your fun experiences when Jessica gets home tomorrow. Thanks to all the teachers and chaperones for watching over our children these past 4 days. xoxo to my Jessica.

    HAVE FUN!!!

  3. Thanks again, Mrs Sheer for a wonderful blog. What a great adventure you've given our children! Now can we have a NC for parents?!
    Keep warm and have fun Chris, see you soon!
    Love, Mom & Dad

  4. Thank you, Mrs. Sheer for nice pictures and a blog. Even Akansha's Grandparents in India are enjoying your blogs. Thanks again.
    Keep warm everyone. Akansha keep warm and have fun. See you soon.
    We all love you Akka.

    Mommy, Papa & Aakash