2009 CBC Summer Baton Camp

On June 17-19, 14 Golden Girl members carpooled down to La Junta’s Otero College where the Colorado Baton Council held its annual baton camp.  The theme was “Hollywood”, and as such, the girls decorated their rooms (and selves!) in glamour style!  For 3 days, the girls tooks classes from 3 clinicians who were flown in from various states.  Although they worked hard, all attendees had tons of fun.  On Saturday night, the fun began with a few rounds of dodge ball in the gym, then all of the baton twirlers joined hundreds of boy scouts visiting La Junta to watch the Koshare Indian exhibition… that was a real treat!Straight to the chow line once we arrived to Otero College.

Cuties Mariah and Emma wait to be served lunch.  They don't realize everyone else is in line in the other room to get their food!

Camp started with creative cheers.  Here's Emma, Lia, and Olivia with their group.
Camp started with creative cheers. Here’s Emma, Lia, and Olivia with their group.
Next, we warmed up with stretching.  Brittany and Vanessa were good at back bends! Next, we warmed up with stretching. Brittany and Vanessa were good at back bends! Mariah shows off her "bridge" as well! Mariah shows off her “bridge” as well!

Carly and Olivia get in some good stretching.

Jordan loved showing off her splits.  Awesome! Jordan loved showing off her splits. Awesome! The Golden Girls never stretched this much! The Golden Girls never stretched this much!
Basic posture and foot positions were part of "Compulsories".  Looking good Mariah and Emma!
Basic posture and foot positions were part of “Compulsories”. Looking good Mariah and Emma!
Concentrating in their first twirling class Concentrating in their first twirling class Naomi challenged herself in the advanced classes.  Great leap girl! Naomi challenged herself in the advanced classes. Great leap girl! Lia and Ms. Yvonne found time to play with the camera. Lia and Ms. Yvonne found time to play with the camera.

Great style Shania, Jordan, and Lia!

Claire being way cute!
Claire being way cute!
All 14 Golden Girl attendees pose in the stands. All 14 Golden Girl attendees pose in the stands. Back in the rooms, Carly poses "Movie Stahhhh" style! Back in the rooms during dinner break, Carly poses “Movie Stahhhh” style! Vanessa and Brittany give hugs to Ms. Yvonne's husband Andy, who flew down on his airplane and stopped by to say 'hi'!   What a great guy! Vanessa and Brittany give hugs to Ms. Yvonne’s husband Andy, who flew down on his airplane and stopped by to say ‘hi’ in the evening! What a great guy!

 

The girls greatly enjoyed watching a few of the advanced twirlers practice on their routines in preparation for nationals.
The girls greatly enjoyed watching a few of the advanced twirlers practice on their routines in preparation for nationals.
Relax time back in the rooms for the evening.  Roomies Jordan and Sarah introduce their "Hollywood" room. Relax time back in the rooms for the evening. Roomies Jordan and Sarah introduce their “Hollywood” room. "Oh, wait Ms. Yvonne.  Take another one of us over here!" “Oh, wait Ms. Yvonne. Take another one of us over here!” Lia and Naomi had fun as roommates.  This shot caught them in the middle of decorating their room. Lia and Naomi had fun as roommates. This shot caught them in the middle of decorating their room. Wait.... Claire's turn to be sassy! Wait…. Claire’s turn to be sassy! Roommates Carly and Olivia really knew how to have fun with the "Hollywood" theme! Roommates Carly and Olivia really knew how to have fun with the “Hollywood” theme! Our youngest campers, Emma and Mariah, made adorable roommates and had SOOO much fun decorating their room on their own! Our youngest campers, Emma and Mariah, made adorable roommates and had SOOO much fun decorating their room on their own!

The girls LOVED learning 2-baton tricks.  Here Mariah tries to sort them out!

Brittany concentrating hard on catching them both! Brittany concentrating hard on catching them both! Lia gives 2 baton a go as well. Lia gives 2 baton a go as well. The Golden Girls go stylin' by the Hollywood sign. The Golden Girls go stylin’ by the Hollywood sign. The entire camp poses. The entire camp poses. After dinner Saturday, it was dodge ball time.  Some of the Golden Girls discuss strategy here. After dinner Saturday, it was dodge ball time.  Olivia and Naomi discuss strategy here. Shania was AWESOME at dodge ball! Shania was the STAR of dodge ball!

Okay, Olivia.  Now you're getting just a little too sassy!

A night at the Koshare Indian show was fun for all.  Sitting on the hard floors for nearly 2 hours.... not so lovely!
A night at the Koshare Indian show was fun for all. Sitting on the hard floors for nearly 2 hours…. not so lovely!
An evening watching the Koshare Indian dances was lots of fun for all.  Emma, Mariah, and Noami loved the pretty girls and costumes.
An evening watching the Koshare Indian dances was lots of fun for all. Emma, Mariah, and Noami loved the pretty girls and costumes.

This colorful Koshare indian poses with Golden Girl beauties Carly, Naomi, and Lia.

Okay, Carly, maybe a little TOO close!  Yet still so cute!

Golden Girl moms Cheri and Lisa were GREAT chaperons for the weekend, and enjoyed watching the show.
Golden Girl moms Cheri and Lisa were GREAT chaperons for the weekend, and enjoyed watching the show.
2 performers display the hand made, all natural costumes worn by the group. 2 performers display the hand made, all natural costumes worn by the group. Brittany and Vanessa play around with the "clown" of the show. Brittany and Vanessa play around with the “clown” of the show. Shania was all smiles, but the indian she chose to pose by, not so much! Shania was all smiles, but the indian she chose to pose by, not so much!

At the end of the night, Carly and Olivia were visited by the "judges"  (camp teachers) and were awarded the "Best Decorated Room" prize.

Sunday morning was bodywork time.  Here's Brittany's big leap...
Sunday morning was bodywork time. Here’s Brittany’s big leap…

Naomi was used by an instructor as an example of how not to do it!

Oh, now Naomi's being used for a good example of execution! Oh, now Naomi’s being used for a good example of execution!

Sarah and Mariah worked those kicks!

Olivia and Carly preferred synchronized leaping...
Olivia and Carly preferred synchronized leaping…
Carly hugging herself.  No, wait... she's twirling both batons! Carly hugging herself. No, wait… she’s twirling both batons! Hey, eyes over here where your batons are Brittany! Hey, eyes over here where your batons are Brittany! Maggie, Vanessa, Lia, and Rachel had fun with the exchange toss class. Maggie, Vanessa, Lia, and Rachel had fun with the exchange toss class. Emma partnered with an instructor to work on her exchanges. Emma partnered with an instructor to work on her exchanges. As camp winds down, the girls sit down for their final lunch. As camp winds down, the girls sit down for their final lunch. Vanessa cuddles a twirling bear. Vanessa cuddles a twirling bear.
The overall "Great Camper" award went to Naomi.  Congratulations!
The overall “Great Camper” award went to Naomi. Congratulations!
Rachel proudly displays her "Most Improved" camper certificate. Rachel proudly displays her “Most Improved” camper certificate.
Olivia won "Most Outstanding Attitude".
Olivia won “Most Outstanding Attitude”.

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