Monday, July 2nd, was the start of another amazing week at Sierra Vista. It began with activity sign up where the girls were able to choose five new activities for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and an additional four activities for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. After everyone picked their activities, the girls headed down to the RV waterfront for fun in the sun on the blob, bullet, butt buster, mini-blog and free swim areas.
In the afternoon, everyone began their normal 4th and 5th period activities. Later that evening, the girls met up in their assigned tribes to practice for Sing Yell. Sing Yell is a tribe competition that involves an immense amount of practice. All tribe members must participate in what can simply be put as a singing competition. An original song with movements are made up by the tribe officers, the tribe song must be sung, along with a chant of their choosing, and they will be judged. Judging is based on annunciation, posture, cohesive movements, and overall performance.
The night ended with an intense game of Vista Ball where the Chickasaws came out victorious.
Until next time.
Rio Vista News from 6/8/2012
The Riiiiiioooooo VISTA Spirit, It Is The BEST!!
Friday was another fantastic day at Rio Vista!
Morning Tribe Comps (which they have almost every day as their first activity after cabin clean-up) included Kickball for the Pioneers, Basketball for Frontier and Plainsman divisions, and Cavaliers played Soccer. Sioux claimed victories in the Pioneer, Frontier, and Cav divisions with GA Plainsman capturing a win in their division.
There are times at camp when Sierra Vista (the girls camp) and Rio Vista (us boys) get together for an activity. Friday evening was one of those times. Both camps gathered at the flag pole for cabin reports, enjoyed a dinner of corn dogs and watermelon, and attended the Vista Carnival.
While at flag pole, for the first time this term the RV tribe that is currently in first place raised their flag. By ever so slight of a margin, that tribe is the Golden Arrows. Their green flag is proudly waving just above the SV Chickasaw’s purple flag.
At the Carnival the campers participated in events like the dunking booth, karaoke, Club Vista, snow cones, face painting, and more. Check the photos link for images of the evening’s many smiling faces.
After Carnival, RV and SV campers filled the steps of Boys’ Waterfront for Closing Campfire for the one week campers that will be going home on Saturday. We reminisced about the great week we’ve had, sang campfire songs, and watched as the embers lifted into the starry night while we sang Taps.
We will be sad to see our one week-ers leave but look forward to seeing them again at camp parties and back at RV next year.
James and Matt
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CAMP HAS A BLOG!!!! (Screams of overwhelming joy and excitement!!) Welcome to the 21st century, you say? Why, thank you! I’ve been enjoying the blog of a sweet friend’s camp for months now and though: Hey, we could do that! There has been so much going on here at camp this year that we figured we should get it all down on paper (er.. screen) to share it with our friends! We plan on sharing our camp newsletters here during the terms and sharing some fun pictures/videos/randomness/â€¦ here on a pretty regular basis. If there is anything in particular that you’d like to hear about, just shoot me an e-mail and I’ll see what I can do. (sarak [at] vistacamps [dot] com)
Our sweet neighbor, Hunt, TX, is celebrating it’s Centennial this weekend and we were invited to be in the parade. HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY HUNT! While digging around for some old pictures to help with the Centennial, I’ve found some AMAZING photos dating back to the 1920’s of Rio Vista in its early years. It’s such a gift and a blessing to be able to work at a place that has touched so many lives over the last 90 years! I know that if you’re reading this, it’s because you share a love for this magical place sitting along the banks of the Guadalupe. I’d love to hear some of your stories about camp. Favorite memories, things that changed your life, counselors or campers that you’ve kept up with over the years. You can share below in the comment section or e-mail them to me at sarak [at] vistacamps [dot] com. Here are a couple of the pics I found. Have a fabulous weekend and we’ll see you next time.