Today the morning schedule went back to normal with Rise and Shine at 8:20 instead of 8:55 to get an early start for an activity packed day! Campers had a relaxing session of yoga inside and had their grapes, chocolate chip muffins, and we can’t forget Shanu Auntie’s vitamins for everyone. At this point in camp, the campers know most of our traditional prayers so the puja room bhajans were much more energized. In Heritage we learned about feeling joy for others and being grateful to everyone throughout our lives. After chanting class, with counselors, CIT’s, and even some advanced campers teaching, we had a fulfilling lunch of fajita cheese quesadillas and broccoli corn macaroni with salsa. Campers then got ready for a day at the beach! When we got to the beach, campers had the option of swimming in the lake or hiking in Pocono forests. Campers had a picnic with cream cheese sandwiches, Doritos, fruit, and Caprisun drinks. Cabins also versed each other in a thrilling game of tug of war. Even the counselors/staff got to verse CIT’s and JIT’s with the youngins coming out on top. When we got back to the hotel, campers got to relax and shower during cabin time. Next, we had dinner which consisted of rajma rice, Thai curry, mini samosas, and roti. Afterwards, with everyone in their comfy clothes, campers watched the movie “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse” while making friendship bracelets for each other while snacking on popcorn. Finally, at 10:00 we said our goodnights to each other and headed up to our rooms to rest up for tomorrow’s adventures!
- Kareena Shahani and Shreya Narsinghani