We dropped Eve off at Girl Scout Camp today. She is there with two friends from school. She was so excited!!
All packed and ready to go!
Her friends came over to our house this afternoon and we caravanned up together. It was great to have her friends and MY friends there for support! :)
She was so excited! She rolled down her window and said hello to every councelor that gave us parking directions along the way. Look at that smile! <3
Three eager girls heading to check-in!
We parked and headed to the check-in lines. Fortunately all three ended up in the same camp sight (there are multiple sites with many cabins/tents/treehouses each). We had a little scare with them being in different groups, but when faced with a few panicked mothers the nice councelor fixed the problem asap! LOL!
Head checks for all the girls. Of course, I checked her this morning! I DID NOT want to be the parent bringing her girl home with head lice before camp even started! :)
This way to Tall Timbers!
Eve’s cabin. It is small and HOT!
Eve got the top bunk because her buddy wanted the bottom bunk. Her other friend is in the other bunk in the cabin, with one other girl who they don’t know. They promised to be nice and inclusive with her! :)
Her shelves, fully stocked.
It was great having the other families and all the siblings there. The moms helped the girls set up and make beds while the dads/boyfriends/friends chatted with councelors and played with siblings. The girls made name tags, met their councelors (at least two of them, one named Pickles and the other named Hatter — both camp names, I’m assuming!), found the water fountain and bathrooms, and generally settled in. The mom’s laughed, exchanged advice and support, and everyone parted in good spirits.
Saying goodbye to brother. Neither of them seemed too upset. I’m curious how they will feel later in the week.
I have been texting with the other two moms and that has been fun. I’m very glad to have their support. One’s daughter has gone to visit family for weeks at a time and the other girl goes to visit dad on a regular basis, so I’m the only one with separation anxiety, but they are nice and supportive and giving me gentle loving grief.
Eve will either have the time of her life, which is what she’s expecting, or it will be miserable. The temps will be pushing 90° all week with rain in the forecast for two of the days, though not a cooling rain. I hope she has a great time!
Now we are watching The Martian, a movie that’s not appropriate for her, and staying up late. Lex has karate camp this week so I will have a few mornings to myself again! Hello naps! LOL!
PS. Since this is the digital age, camp now has an email system. You can send an email and they will print it and deliver it with the daily mail call. If you would like to email Eve, let me know and I’ll send you instructions.