Written by Anna Sutton, Mate & Social Media Coordinator
Students woke up at 7am and began preparing a breakfast buffet. Campers enjoyed fruit, cereal, yogurt, bagels, and granola. Following the yummy spread, the breakfast crew cleaned up and the divers went ashore. All other students mixed boats, having the opportunity to meet some new faces and make new friends! Boats then set out en route for a hike on Salt Island, however, storm clouds rolled in foiling the plan. Once Advanced Open Water students returned, campers cooked up some lunch and enjoyed free time onboard. Students swam, snorkeled, went to shore for some ice cream and shop time, and even went tubing! All students then returned to the boats and began preparing dinner. After the meal, the entire crew pitched in for the daily boat clean. With a freshly washed deck, Stella Blu campers decided to have a dance party as the sun set! Everyone then settled down for a boat meeting that included creating a full value contract, which is a set of rules that crews decide together to create a positive boat culture. After a busy day, the fleet went to bed, resting up for another full day tomorrow!
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.