Wind Surfer and The Campfire

Guest blogger: Meghan Mello, who is participating in Camp Wind-in-the-Pines Outside and Online program, explains her experience learning to windsurf and the joy of cooking over a camp fire.

Wind Surfer
After the battle between the windsurf board and I, I’m pretty sure I got the hang of it. Trudging into the middle of the pond with my friend, going through the obstacle of people to try to find the best spot to windsurf, we found one.
Photo credit- Perri VanderClock

Getting up isn’t too hard, it’s staying up you have to worry about. So I stood up as tall as I could, and I picked up the sail from the water, but then, SPLASH! I was back where I started.

Photo credit- Perri VanderClock

Trying again willingly, I got back up and picked up the sail that felt like it weighed 1,000 pounds, and rocked back and forth until yet again, SPLASH! Back in the pool of sorrow. I was just about to give up when I decided, “One more time, I can do this!” I got up out of the water, with time for only this one try, and hauled the sail out of the water and somehow got enough balance not to fall. The sail took me soaring through the water on that windsurf board and felt the winds of success gliding past me. My friend, trying to keep up with my speed, swam to the raft to help me bring it back to the shore. Tired and happy, I felt success.

The Campfire

Tuesday, the night the kitchen is off, all the camp units make their own food and make their own fire. An amazing time for one girl in my unit who made a one-match fire!
Using pie irons, we made pizzas with bread, tomato sauce, cheese, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. They were the best tasting pizza pie. For dessert, the unit had “brown bears” which are hot dog buns filled with marshmallows and chocolate bars, cooked on a fire, then when done you dip the bun in butter and cover it with cinnamon-it tastes so good!


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