Chestnut Lake celebrated America’s birthday in typical CLC style…with a whole lot of spirit!
The whole camp was split into Red, White and Blue teams for our annual CLC Regatta. Campers worked together to design and build boats out of duct tape and cardboard. Our Varsity, Kaya and Sani campers created parade floats out of the camp golf carts.
Then the whole camp lined Chestnut Lake Avenue as the procession of regatta boats and floats passed by. The floats threw candy to the crowd as they cheered them along. Everyone was decked out in 4th of July outfits…Miss Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Idaho, Colorado and Illinois even made a special appearance.
Then it was time for one of Chestnut Lake’s favorite traditions: CLC Regatta. Each team and division chose their own captains to paddle their boats across the pool to victory. There were many various designs. Some worked and some didn’t, but everyone had a blast cheering their boats on!
We capped the day with a very special performance by the Yazhi and Ciqala. They reminded the CLC family what Independence Day is all about and performed a few patriotic numbers. The grand finale of the show was an amazing display of fireworks that everyone enjoyed.