December 2018 – Season’s Greetings

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Greetings of the Season Camp Otterdale Friends and Families!

There was a distinctive snow chill to the air as we took a brisk walk around camp this morning. A thin layer of ice has covered the “canoe bay” on Otter Lake and is beginning to stretch along the shoreline outward.  Just past the swim area, floating and bobbing in the small rippling waves was an expanding gathering of Canada Geese.  It is an annual stop, sometimes for more than a few flocks at a time, to assemble, to discuss the flight plan with one another, in order to prepare for their journey south. Their honks were loud and plenty! We were lucky to catch this sight.  They will leave soon as the ice on the lake will spread and thicken. Then it will be our turn to use it!   Bring on the snowshoes and kite skis for our own winter adventures!

We’ve decorated the Health Centre for Christmas with pine and cedar greenery, birch, a touch of sparkly red ribbons, and a host of candles.  It looks very different than it does in the summer, but it continues to be a hub of activity, and people visiting, with a touch of “home.”  Music in the background……as we tackle various tasks and projects! As you all know, the Camp O list of “To Do’s” is an ever-evolving, always surprising list that keeps us busy and focused on both the here and now AND next summer! So what’s new and newsy?