We woke to a beautiful morning here at MCBC! The Pony girls raised the flag and we all “oohed” and “ahhed” to hear Uncle Larry’s final quote of the day from the book of Larry.
Today’s quote is: “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.”
Before breakfast, some of the MCBC campers and their counselors went down to the lake for some early morning fishing. Pony Gabe and Satllions Connor and Steven caught great fish catfish! It was a successful morning of fishing for all.
The Ponies and Stallions got the chance to go ziplining today. Pony Meili was so excited, she was the first one down the zipline! How fun it was to fly through the forest supported by the harness and see the trees and plants whizz by. Cabinmates and counselors cheered each camper on as they took a long walk off a short platform and began their zipline ride.
At evening flagpole, the Stallions who are aging out lowered the flag for our final flag ceremony of MCBC summer 2017. Campers reflected on the quote of the day throughout the day and shared stories about taking chances.
We had our closing campfire down at Inspiration Point. Counselors were honored for the number of years they have served at MCBC. Campers and counselors got the chance to choose a stick to add to the fire and dedicate that stick to someone special in their lives.
At the Spooky Kooky Burn Camp dance, campers and counselors alike were decked out in their Halloween costumes. We had a “candy rapper,” a knight, and a hippie. There was also two Batmans, bacon and eggs, a hotdog, a pickle, a dinosaur, two scarecrows, a bag of Skittles and many more wonderful outfits!
We danced to songs like Justin Beiber’s “Baby” as well as old favorites like the “Cha Cha Slide” and “Cotton Eyed Joe.”
We celebrated our fearless leader, Uncle Larry’s, 15th anniversary at Midwest Children’s Burn Camp. We watched a slideshow featuring throwback photos, thank yous and camper impersonations of Uncle Larry.
Thank you Uncle Larry for all you do for MCBC! We can’t wait to see what words of wisdom the Book of Larry holds next year!
As the summer of MCBC 2017 comes to a close and we get ready to say “see you soon” to our old and new friends tomorrow, we reflect all on the memories, friendships and accomplishments made this summer. It was truly a gift to have our MCBC family reunion on the peninsula.