Camp Chattahoochee got off to another great start this year! We’re right at 112 (50 campers and 62 staff—11 of whom are “apprentices”).

One productive change we made this year was having the children go to the pool after Sunday check-in, in addition to the get-acquainted time. After many hours of driving, it helped the kids get to sleep more easily.

Temperatures on Monday, June 18, reached a high of 92, which is a bit high for June in the north Georgia mountains, but there were sunny skies and all of the activities ran smooth. The kids are having a movie night tonight as they enjoy some popcorn. It’s a nice break for the staff after a hot day!

We have a riflery (BB gun) class, team challenge, slip and slide, complete with score updates on the TV screen in the dining hall, swimming in an Olympic-size pool, canoeing on a beautiful lake, arts and crafts (making bluebird houses this year) and gaga ball.

The new owner has put a lot of money and work into the improvements of this camp. A beautiful pavilion was built for the lakefront, and in the kitchen we’re enjoying a new commercial ice maker, new freezer and new compressor unit for the walk-in freezer.

The apprentice program is going great. Without this program, we would not have been able to accept these 13- and 14-year-old staff members. They are helping with activities, campus improvement, custodial work, kitchen service and other areas. Lewis Bryant, our head chef, even gave them a class today, and they helped to make the banana pudding, which was excellent!