By Sydney Kolker, URJ GUCI Camper
Bunk Night is a special night that occurs twice each session. Campers look forward to the creative night planned by their counselors. The night in which Bunk Night takes place is a surprise for the campers, and each unit gets their own. It begins with a big reveal in cabin groups. Some ways that counselors tell their campers about the special time is by writing “IT’S BUNK NIGHT” somewhere on camp and then leading their campers to the area through a scavenger hunt. Another way that’s been used is during free swim, with counselors throwing beach balls at the campers with the famous words written on them. These are just a few of the many unique ways counselors break the secret to their campers.
Once campers begin to enjoy this exciting night, they are led by their counselors to their cabin’s assigned cookout location, usually somewhere on the sports field. While the counselors are preparing dinner (burgers, veggie burgers and grilled cheese) campers participate in cabin-bonding activities. After dinner there are always s’mores, one of the best parts of the night.
Some amazing bunk nights I have had/heard about are having paint fights, slip ‘n slides, tie dye, and obstacle courses. These examples are just some of the original programs created by our amazing counselors for Bunk Nights.
Earlier this session on our Bunk Night, we tie dyed along with sliding on a soap and shaving cream-covered tarp. I had so much fun spending time with my friends and bonding with my cabin. I can’t wait for the next one!