I also just took my camper (Margaret) over to Camp Laurel for riding, and she had a great time. She rode a pony named Tinkerbell, and had a little trouble with her in the beginning (Tink doesn't like to walk - she'd prefer to just trot all the time), but after the first ten minutes (spent learning half-halts) she got a handle on the pony's quirks and started having a good time. I was really impressed with Sara, the instructor, too - throughout the whole lesson, she said and did exactly what I would have said and done. She got on the horse herself for a minute to demonstrate something Margaret didn't understand, and she also interspersed her advice with regular praise ("I like the way your shoulders are very open!" etc.). I could tell she really knew her stuff; it sort of made me want to be a camper again so I could take a lesson from her. :)
I have about another hour of free time (it's my period off), and then we have lunch and rest hour, and then I have two periods of waterfront (at least one of which will be guarding on the boat, yay) and golf cart. I like A days. Although Margaret and I were counting, and there really aren't that many days of camp left for the two-weekers. Tomorrow is Thursday and we're going to Aquaboggin, a water park; Friday is an A day; Saturday's a B day; Sunday we don't do activities (we wake up later, have a long rest hour, get to watch movies, the kids can call home, etc.); Monday's an A day; Tuesday (the 4th of July) we're going to a baseball game and fireworks show; Wednesday's an A day; Thursday's a B day; Friday's an A day, and Saturday the kids go home. So only 4 more A days and 2 more B days in total, and then we get the second batch of kids. (Although some of this group will be staying; kids can stay for 2, 4, or 6 weeks, and quite a few choose 4. My camper, Jordan, is staying 6 weeks, although she's switching rooms after the first 2 weeks to be with her old friends, so she won't be 'our' camper anymore.)
Guess that's all for now. I'm off tomorrow night (from 18:30 to 1:00) and then my On-Duty (OD) group is on on Friday night. I'm assigned to Wesleyan (which is the dorm/office building), meaning I have to stay up until 1 AM and supervise the floor so the other counselors can go out, use the Internet, etc. It's not hard; I'll just take a book. Those are the youngest kids, so they'll turn the lights out early and I probably won't have to do anything at all. We haven't been told when our DAYS off (a full 16 hours, 9:00-1:00) are going to be, though, and I really want to know, because I need to get my car in for service and I also want to go to the L.L.Bean outlet in Freeport :) which is pretty close to here. Anyway, we get 4 of them spread out over the course of summer, so I'm sure we'll find out soon.