Thursday night was our 5th Anything Can Happen Thursday of the summer, and we decided to pull out all the stops. When we were all gathered at Assembly I announced that it was going to be a very special evening. It was going to be Jacki Mitchell's Bat Mitzvah!
This morning I was made aware of an interesting piece on Kveller.com titled "When Your Kids Are At Camp, Do This If You Can". It was written by Diana Zicklin Berrent, one of our long-time K&E camp parents. Diana is a professional photographer and an avid traveler, and as she writes:
At breakfast assembly we celebrated an important K&E tradition. We asked every camper who had recommended our overnight camp to a friend or relative for this summer to step forward and be thanked by the community. After everyone cheered we presented them with a much coveted super soft K&E sweatshirt blanket.
Today may have been the prettiest weather day of the entire summer. From noon until sunset the temperature was in the mid 80's with low humidity, very few clouds in the sky, and a light breeze coming off of the lake. It was a spectacular day to be doing fun activities with camp friends.
It was the morning after a wonderful Visiting Day and everyone seemed to be in a good and silly mood. Like this guy who decided to wear an octopus on his head to breakfast.
Tonight was the fourth Anything Can Happen Thursday of the summer, and we decided to go all out with this meal. Our Chef team spent all week learning new recipes while Diego and the Support Staff came up with fun new ways to decorate the dining hall.
There are certain moments here that help define a summer. They're moments involving most or all of the community, and make such an indelible impression that people talk about them years or even decades later. Often it's a funny skit during the Opening Counselor Show, a buzzer beater shot during Color War, or a band's unexpectedly amazing performance during Hollowpallooza. Tonight, all of Camp Kenwood experienced one of those unforgettable Camp moments during our annual Lip Sync Contest, and it wasn't just one act, but rather an entire evening of performances that we will all remember.
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Today at Camp we celebrated a new holiday: Camp Kindness Day. Created by our friends at the American Camp Association, this was a new event designed to highlight "the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps".