Polar Bear, Polar Bear, Are You There?

Who knew???  There are POLAR BEARS in these mountains!!!  This morning 41 campers completed the polar bear challenge with a swim shortly after 6:30 a.m.  Parents, you would have been surprised how many kids actually got out of the bed early and without prompting!  Here they are, lining up around the pool, with the fog in the background.

 The boys far outnumbered the girls, though some who signed up last night didn't quite make it to the swim.  These fellas are ready to go!
 We counted down and in they went.  The challenge was to stay in for at least ten seconds.  The water temperature was warmer than the air temperature, and it was already pretty warm and muggy this morning.
 And here are the champions - the 2012 O-M 4-H CAMP POLAR BEARS!!!
Many thanks to staff members Melody and Broadway for lifeguarding our event.


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