Winter Camp XXXI - 2007

Dates:December 27-31, 2007
Location:Beaver Creek, Clearwater, and High Point cabins
Attendance:28 (14 youth, 14 adults)
Leader:Shaun Range
Adviser:Steve Donohue
WCUES Score:212
Catchphrase:Veni, vidi, castri
Which, being translated from Latin is "I came, I saw, I camped" and thus an appropriate slogan for the Ancient Roman theme of Winter Camp XXXI.

Ancient Rome was the theme for Winter Camp XXXI and campers marked the occasion with a number of new activities. New activities included a chariot race, gladiator games, trireme building, and bocce ball. Several old favorites returned with a Roman theme including burning and pillaging, and battle chess.

The year produced several new meals: the Frugal Roman Lunch, the Vesuvius Dinner, Southern Breakfast, the Grape Snack, and the Pope's Lunch, Several existing meals were rethemed to be more roman or to provide a better experience at camp including the Emperor's Challenge Meal and Coastal Cuisine. The kitchen also produced some new delicacies including spaetzel, grape pie, and orange pie. The bakery was in full swing, producing the finest bread in Winter Camp history. A bountiful supply of molasses cake rounded out the menu on several meals.

Attendance was lower than in recent years, but we had a near record number of new campers, with 9 new campers joining our ranks, 7 youth and 2 adults. The previous year's coup reared its ugly head as most of the youth from the previous year did not return.

Despite only one participant earning the participation award, the youth in attendance were active in their support of the program and everyone, youth and adult alike, had a great time at camp.

We left camp knowing who our leaders and what our theme would be for Winter Camp XXXII.

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