Within the past few weeks, the construction crews have finished putting the new metal roofs on all the cabins and are now putting the siding on. They have finished the Chippewa and Chickasaw cabins and are now working on Cherokee Hill. They will eventually paint the cabins the same color as the new cabins added last year. Most the electrical and plumbing has been completed. They have slowed down a little because of the cold weather and all the snow. But they are still moving forward!
We’ve decided to keep a section open in each cabin so you can see old signatures from the past. Here’s what it will look like.
I know all you Floridians have been experiencing some cold weather recently. We are excited about next week because the weather channel is saying the temperature may actually reach 40 degrees! There is still quite a bit of snow left from the storm 3 weeks ago and the lakes are freezing over. It is unusual to see the Crestridge lake frozen because there usually isn’t any water in there. So savor these next few pictures!
Check back soon for more updates! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Last week I uploaded a couple clips showing some new skill options for camp. Of course, when we thought of these skills it was in the middle of winter so they would really only work if camp stayed open year round. Even though that’s not going to happen anytime soon, it was still fun playing outside in the cold and icy weather.
These two clips are a couple more options for new skills that we came up with. The first one is a type of strongman competition. Instead of a log or caber toss, how about an ice toss? The person who can carry the biggest slab of ice and throw it the farthest wins.
Hayne, one of our local go-to guys, wins this round. For those of you might want to try this at home, wear gloves! Hayne’s hands were freezing and remember…safety first!
Now watch the boys intern, Stewart, try and make his way across the frozen lake in a canoe.
For those keeping a tally sheet, that makes:
1. Ice Fishing
2. Ice Disc Golf
3. Ice Throwing
4. Ice Canoeing
Which was your favorite?
If you’re part of our facebook fan page, then you know that we’ve asked campers and staff what new skills they’d like to see this summer. (If you’re on facebook and not a fan of the camp, then you need to be!). The following clips are suggestions from us on what the new skills should be. Watch the clips and tell us what you think.
And as you know, we here at Ridgecrest Summer Camps are all about safety first, so it would be the counselors who would cut the holes with the chainsaws…just as Stewart demonstrated.
How about Ron’s throwing arm?!?! He might even be available to lead this skill if buttered up enough!
Okay, so you’ve probably figured out that these skills wouldn’t be plausible for the summer. Back in January we had some really cold days where the lake froze over (about 4 inches thick) and we just had to take advantage of that since it doesn’t happen often! What you watched is some of the crazy fun antics we here in the office came up with. Check back next week to see a couple other clips of how we had fun with the ice and cold weather.