Happy 236th Birthday America!
Happy birthday America! July 4, 2012, marks the 236th birthday of the United States of America. Traditionally, it’s a day for barbeques, going to the beach, parades, baseball games, flag waving, and fireworks. It is a day for us to celebrate America, and here at Tyler Hill Camp, that’s exactly what we did!
The festivities began in the afternoon where we enjoyed a typical July 4th day full of activities with our campers decked out in red, white & blue from head to toe. Some even showed it on their faces with some artistic red, white & blue face paint!
Everyone was divided onto different teams: Red, White and Blue (good choices, right?) and we participated in a whole variety of activities: a “Freedom Run”, Fishing Derby, Kickball game, Football, Capture the Flag, “Slug Fest”, Over-Under Bucket Brigade and we even got to decorate patriotic cookies and go to “Baking with Bette”. Dinner was a red, white and blue barbecue with all the trimmings: hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken…etc. You name it – we ate it! Then our Freshmen campers performed the 4th of July show that they’ve been working on since last week!
Our grand finale of course was the fireworks! Fireworks popped, snapped and cracked high in the air and our campers cheered loudly. Another 4th of July at Tyler Hill and once again, they were spectacular! Red, white and blue explosions from hundreds of fireworks lit up the sky to the delight of our campers.
We spent the day in anticipation of the day ending as it did – with a BANG! Happy Birthday America!!!