A Day At Day Camp, Told In Pictures
BOYS AT GIRLS’ DAY CAMP: Mothers working as volunteers at the Girl Scout Day Camp at Hilltop, off W. Huron River Dr., have baby-sitting problems. So they have to bring som of the boys along. Here “the prairie dogs,” the youngsters name for themselves, are off on a nature hike under the supervision of Pat Harris, a program aide and senior scout.
BIRD HOUSE BUILDERS: Lois Bush of White St., an aide at the camp, helps Julia Lacy of Dhu Varren Rd. in constructing her first bird house. The wood-working kit is one of 200 donated to the camp by an Ann Arbor resident.
INTERNATIONAL ATMOSPHERE: The girls enjoy hearing Miss Lily Maung talk about her native Burma. A student at the University, Miss Maung is working at the Day Camp to further her experience in social work among children, which will be her field when she returns to Burma. From the left are Jan Wint of Whitmore Lake, Miss Maung, Karen Bisard of Maple Dale Dr., Deanna Rowland of Whitmore Lake and Jean Richards of Rock Creek Dr.
GRINDING OUT DESSERT: Almeda Moody of Whitmore Lake does the turning while Gerry Rinker of Willard St. assists in making ice cream for the other girls at the camp. The freezer is one of the busiest spots at Hilltop just after lunch.
WOOD FOR COOKING: Pamela Ufer of Gardner Ave. sets about chopping wood for the day’s cooking. Like all of the other girls, Pamela is taught to handle a hatchet carefully and carefully supervised in its use. She looks very serious about it here.
GIRL SCOUT SCULPTORS: Modeling in clay is one of the more popular activities among Day Camp girls. Here Mrs. G. V. Edmondson of Gardner Ave. divides clay among the girls. From left are Pat Ruby of Whitmore Lake, Sharon St. Charles of Whitmore Lake and Wendy Weller of South Blvd.
WATER GIRLS: Twin sisters Janet and June Heeres of Whitmore Lake contribute their bit to the dish washing by carrying water. The twins are two of approximately 200 girls who are taking part in the Day Camp program.
WASH-UP TIME: Harriet Ely of Packard St. pours water for Nancy Dever of Oakwood Pl. as the girls wash up after a meal they themselves have helped to prepare in open kettles at Hilltop cooking sites.
COME AND GET IT: Lunch, on this day beans and frankenfurters, is served directly from the kettle to the waiting girls. Here, Roberta Howe of White St., a senior scout who aids at the camp, fills the plate of Claudia Brudon of Brooklyn Ave. Cheryl Rorabacher of Whitmore Lake waits at the left while Elaine Hamilton of Ferdon Rd. stirs the cooking fire.
ALWAYS THE DISHES: Janet Heeres of Whitmore Lake (foreground) and Kathy Dawson of Greenland Dr. are assisted by Mrs. Corrine Shackett of Whitmore Lake in finishing up dishes after lunch. Mrs. Shackett is one of approximately 40 mothers who assist the Girl Scout director in supervising the camp.
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