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Mandarin Camp 2020 Day 2

Dear Parents,

The nice weather continued as we had a busy day at camp. After a cool, windy night, the morning began with a big breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, cereal and more. Campers needed the energy for a day full of activities.

Before lunch, the two teams rotated between archery and river tracing. The water provided a nice respite from the morning sun as campers trekked up the camp river in search of fauna. Teamwork was necessary as the children helped one another complete the journey.

After lunch, everyone headed to the local elementary school right outside camp. Teachers there led the campers to make a pair of traditional Taiwan specialties. One was edible. Campers and counselors made their own ZhongZi. These rice treats are traditional snacks during the Dragon Boat Festival. Campers also made a wooden toy that is meant to mimic the sound of cicadas -- very appropriate given the number of these insects serenading us at camp daily.

Campers are about to head to the dining room for dinner and journal time. Our evening program tonight is a camp-wide game. It's an exciting way for campers to end a busy day.

Tomorrow is phone call day. Counselors will call the numbers we have on file to update you on your camper's time at camp so far this week. Please note, counselors will call you, not campers! If we don't reach you today, we will email those we missed in the evening to set up a suitable time the following day.

Goodnight from Camp Taiwan,


As for the Dropbox link below, not all folders will have pictures added every day. The first few days, most pictures are sorted by team, not activity. Some activities lead to more picture taking opportunities. If some teams have more pictures than other teams, we will try and even it out by the end of the week (but no promises!!). We do our best, but our main concern is your campers' safety and programming, pictures are a distant fourth or fifth (even though they may be number one to you). Please note, we will not reply to emails about photos. Enjoy.

Please find a Dropbox Link below. Photos will be uploaded to this folder every evening -- usually by 8 p.m.

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