Perfect! That just about describes the weather and experiences we are having here. Wednesday was another amazing day at the beach for Tent Day. Our cabin trips are running smoothly, and the community is growing and jelling with each passing day. Personally, I can’t wait to get out of the office for an afternoon swim. Here are some updates from some of our activities. Hillary Kimbler is our bird walk instructor, and James is a second year camper in Long Hall. Enjoy! – Garth Altenburg Birding in the Misty Mornings by Hillary Kimbler The wonderful tradition of early morning bird walks continues with ever-increasing interest and enthusiasm from the campers. One misty morning some playful tufted titmice bounced around the red oak leaves, giving us all a lovely view. Most mornings we hear the blue-headed vireo’s up and down, cheerful song. As a group, there has been as many as 24 of us venturing out at 6 in the morning to find our avian friends. This does not seem to deter the barn swallows from swooping and circling, nor the mourning doves or American robins scouring the ground. It has been amazing to see the dedication from the boys determined to get up, go on bird walks, and earn their Peterson field guides, birding patches and binoculars. Long Hall Cabin Trip to Flagstaff Lake by James I just got back from my second amazing camping trip here at Chewonki. It was SUPER fun! My cabin spent five days paddling 20 miles across Flagstaff Lake. Along the way we got the opportunity to climb the tallest mountain on the lake (Bigelow Mountain). We even got to see the remains of the flooded city of Flagstaff, including rusted cars, and a school house (Director’s note: The village was flooded by the state of Maine in 1950 to create a water reservoir and the Long Falls Dam). During the trip we canoed, hiked, and even swam. It was honestly the best five days of my life! Without a doubt, I am going to come back next year and all the years to follow.