When I say Milky, you say Way! Milky! Way! Milky! Way! When I say number, you say one! Number! One! Number! One! Milky, Milky! Way, Way! Number, Number! One, One! Milky Way is number one!
Magic, Magic, Magic Hill! Magic, Magic, Magic Hill! We’ll beat you at anything 25-nill! We’ll beat you at anything 25-nill! We’re rough neck campers and we do what we like! We’re rough neck campers and we do what we like! And if you don’t like it you can take a hike! And if you don’t like it you can take a hike! Magic! Magic! Magic! Magic! HIIIIIILLLLLLLL!
What great unit songs- I loved being in the Milky Way/Magic Hill Unit! The featured picture is most of us, but not all. Who’s in that picture? Paradiddle, Pan, Goo, Pope, Tyr, Skittles, Gemini, Yarn, Happy, Texas (ME!), Pippin, Huckleberry, and Gumby. Yep, that’s most of the group. It wasn’t strictly us running MW/MH all summer. To be brutally honest, I don’t know how far we would have made it without our awesome Unit Leader: Smiles. As you know from my previous post I wasn’t always in my home unit. Sometimes you’d run into things like so-and-so is taking a week off or these parents want their son to have a male counselor so we’d have to switch things up. We had a lot of counselors and staff take a week or two at counseling other units.
Also on staff, we had the LEADS! Seriously some of the coolest teens I’ve met in a while. I had one LEAD this summer and his name was Narwhal. This guy was such a hard worker and I know one day (very soon) he will be a fantastic Milky/Magic counselor. Actually, I’m sure he’d be great in whatever unit he thinks he belongs in (even though it’s totally Milky/Magic). I believe Narwhal and I were paired up during session 2 (?). Two words you guys: Dream Team. Our Milky Way cabin was too cool! We had a great group of kids and I think the counselor/LEAD pairing couldn’t have worked better. Though, when sharing memories at Council Fire, one of our campers said, “I’m in Narwhal… um… oh, and Texas’ cabin,” and the second camper said, “I’m in Narwhal’s cabin,” like what was that?! I told them to say “I’m in Texas and Narwhal’s cabin” and then say their favorite memory. I guess Narwhal was just SO cool that they forgot about Mama Texas! According to a handful of people who have spoken with him, Narwhal says I’m pretty awesome. That’s an understatement- at least three people have used that exact words “He will not shut up about how amazing you are”. *hair flip* Thanks Narwhal.
#TexWhal 4 Life
This summer I also had 2 CIT’s live in with my cabin. Boat was a natural! If I remember correctly, every time she wasn’t with us, all I heard from our kids was “Where’s Boat?” and “When’s Boat coming back?” I was so lucky to have her! That was also a great week- us and our tater tots. #Toat’sTots After Boat, I had Big Mosquito. I wish I could’ve gotten more time to work with him. It was a short session and he definitely had a spark of potential in the less than 48 hours I got to work with him. He reminded me of me when I was new to my first summer camp. Quiet, treading carefully, and always holding my sudoku book. Yeah, he is so me before I opened up as the crazy, loud counselor I am now! #TexasMosquitos