Today was a special day here at Camp Timberlake; we celebrate Cowboy Joe Day, or as
we like to call it, Day Joe Boy Cow. Our morning began with an extra hour of sleep and a
delivery of breakfast, with our program staff bringing nut-dos (donuts), milk, yogurt, and fruit right to our cabins. Besides the fun wake-up call, one feature of Cowboy Joe Day is that we do
everything backwards, from the clothes that we wear to the order of our day. After everyone
had finished breakfast, the campers began with tribal battleball, a favorite evening activity.
Following battleball, campers proceeded through their daily activities beginning with their last
class and third class this morning. It was breakfast for lunch today featuring chicken and
waffles, after which we were ready for rest hour. Campers finished up activities with their first
and second classes this afternoon.

It was a beautiful day, and there was lots of excitement both in and out of camp today.
Mountain biking classes rode the Crooked Mile, which is our own trail here at camp. The
Golden Eagles, one of our cabin neighborhoods, had a free swim full of swimming, blobbing,
and the rope swing. Some of our campers also had the opportunity to experience out of camp
trips today, and it sounds like they had great days! Kayaking paddled the Tuckaseegee River,
where Ford B. got his combat roll and Walker C. performed a side-by-side rescue. Congratulations to them both for these accomplishments! Backpacking ventured out on an overnight to Shortoff Mountain- we can’t wait to hear all about it when they return tomorrow.

We enjoyed a dinner of barbecue, raised our voices in the evening yell, and then it was
off to chapel before another round of evening activities. Our junior campers ended the day with
a thrilling game of Sock War- a camp classic. Senior camp wrapped up their day with cabin
night, a special evening activity where the counselors of each cabin plan time for their campers
to do activities such as free swimming, building a bonfire and having s’mores, and more! It was
another great day here at camp, and we’re looking forward to tomorrow.

Libby Robinson