Over 500 campers and staff met in Braintree early in the day to load the trucks, board the buses, and depart for camp. Aside from the rush to board the buses, this all went quite smoothly. **We will be reviewing our boarding process to ensure this does not happen again.
Once on the road, the trip was uneventful and the buses arrived at Cody at 1:45PM.
After a brief welcome the campers went to find their luggage and cabins. Once settled into their homes for the week, the rest of the afternoon included a bit more orientation and some small group discussions, then a dinner of grilled chicken, rice, and grilled asparagus (and a cookie for dessert). Dinner was immediately followed by Chapel, led by our staff, and the Evening Program "Camp's Birthday Party." We closed out the day with a Vespers message from Steve Flaherty and the singing of The Lords Prayer. The campers all headed back to their cabins a bit earlier than usual to spend some time getting settled and getting to know their cabin mates.
Over the course of the day, we did have a few campers request to be in a different cabin with certain people. We worked to make everyone happy and comfortable. At the end of the day, it appears that everyone is in the cabin they want to be in.
Now it is time for some rest as Day 2 is right around the corner.