Tuesday, June 8, 2010
There are a number of events that signal the beginning of our summer. The grass gets mowed, 250+ volunteers help us stack wood, move boats and so forth. The sectionals, Outpost assistants, and challenge course, riding and waterfront directors have arrived. Even the horses are here! The staff are taking training courses, the camp vans are here and leadership groups have hit the trail. With more and more seasonal staff arriving on site, even the mail bags get heavier!
It is ALL good! These “opening” events lay the foundation for our work with campers, group participants and staff.
As a parent, I have watched my children grow while at camp and transform into confident and responsible young adults and that is heart warming to see. As a parent, I have deep appreciation for the staff. I am grateful for their interest and desires to teach, have fun, and be a positive role model for my kids and all of Camp’s kids.
Can you smell the campfire? Can you hear the wind rustling through the trees? Can you taste those ice cream sundaes? I hope to see you soon!