Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Tom & I passed through some horrendous thunderstorms on Friday evening on the way to the American Legion dinner in Woodstock, but we enjoyed the rainbow that appeared afterward. The weather did improve as the weekend progressed, but the bugs were out in force – black flies, mosquitoes, & then some other little flying/biting creatures. Many of us also headed into our gardens & flower beds despite these little pests! Bikers, joggers, & walkers all seemed anxious to get outdoors.
Going along Echo Lake, it looked like a good crowd at Camp Plymouth State park & several other folks launched water crafts from the boat access. I noticed one woman venturing down to the water with a stylish hat – the kind with the netting that comes down past your shoulders!
I received a note from Amber about Bethany Birches Camp & the cool activities that will take place this summer. They combine traditional camp experiences such as creek hikes, firesides and sleeping under the stars with unique activities like eating out of a pig trough, slip-N-slide, water trampoline and cooperation course activities. This summer they have added a GaGa Pit for GaGa Ball (no nothing to do with Lady GaGa, instead a fun, fast paced form of dodgeball) and GPS units for geocachine and scavenger hunts (thanks to some generous donors). Unique to summer 2011 is the theme AGLOW. They are going to explore various attributes of fire that will point to our Creator. All sessions still have space and scholarships are available:
Pioneer – Ages 8-10; June 19-24
Pilgrim – Ages 9-11; July 17-22
Friendship – Ages 6-8; July 11-13
Voyager – Ages 10-12; July 24-29
Voyager Extended – Ages 10-11; July 17-July 29
Discoverer – Ages 11-13; June 26 – July 1
Discoverer Extended – Ages 12 -13; June 26 – July 8
Explorer – Ages 12 -14; July 3-8
Sojourner – Ages 14-18; Jul 31 – Aug 5
The final Strawberry Festival Meeting was held on Sunday, so mark your calendar for this exciting community event – Wed, 6/22 from 5:00 – 8:00 at Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake. It will be held rain or shine & includes the BBQ, strawberry shortcake, & the raffle. Don’t forget – entrance to the park is free that evening. Entertainment will include a talent show, so call Dale Lynds (672-1463) if you would like to participate. Sue Poirier is helping to locate volunteers to supervise the Bouncy House, so let her know if you are interested!
Don’t forget the Historical Society meeting on Sunday, 6/5, at 1:00 PM at the Plymouth Historical Society Building on Route 100. Help is needed to make the 250th anniversary celebration a success.