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The Blog of the Sleep-Away Program at Elkus Ranch – Updated every night during camp

Category / 2012 Session 4 – Middlers

Day Six – Beyond Rickety Mountain

Friday Night, August 17, 2012

Up in the barn, there is a roller coaster – an unfinished roller coaster – and it calls to us. Like an itch you cannot scratch, the cookie you cannot have, or the water balloon you are not allowed to throw at your sibling.

It is also the morning in the week when tinkerers suddenly realize that this, right now, is their last day of building. But one can only stand so much premature nostalgizing, we abruptly depart the Ranch House and head to the barn.

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Day Five – Things That Go Bump

Thursday Night, August 16th, 2012 – 11:30pm

Our day started with the arrival of this in our dining room:
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You just know it’s going to be a weird day when it starts like that. Carter says that he is known for his epic bed-hair and we’re starting to believe him.
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Day Four – Intermezzo with Sand

Wednesday Night, August 15th, 2012

One way you know that it is time to go to the beach is that nobody objects when you announce it over breakfast. Nobody wants to stay and work in the barn? “No!” Ok then, let’s make sandwiches…

We pack the icebox, toss in this and that, load up the vehicles, and head out to the newly discovered secret Tinkering School beach (which is public, just not well known).

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