Retro Friday: Camper Day

Posted by Sharon

If you came to camp after 1998, you missed out on an activity called “Camper Day”.  Camper Day was a day during the session when the majority of the staff took off and the campers were in charge.  Campers became counselors, skill directors, and even the Summer Director!  Each cabin would vote on who they wanted as their counselor.  The staff would elect campers to take the Director positions.  Now I don’t want you to think that there was no supervision in camp.  There were some staff who stayed like Johnnie or Marva, the Horseback, Waterfront and the Crafts Directors.  If I were a camper on that day, it sounds like it would be pretty fun!  But I’m not sure that it was as fun for the Directors who stayed in camp.  Camper Day was an activity from 1955-1998.  If any of you have Camper Day stories, we’d love to hear them!


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