I have to hand it to our campers and counselors: they have been using every single minute available to have the greatest time possible with their camp friends before the end of the summer.
With both Color Wars over, our campers are suddenly confronted with the realization that this incredible 7 week overnight camp experience is about to come to a end...at least for this year. All morning long the staff and I have been helping some of our campers process their feelings about how much they are going to miss their camp friends, our activities, their favorite counselors, and what every day life is like here.
Two amazing movies about our brother-sister summer camps in NH
Well, I wrote that last night's blog was going to be my last for a couple of weeks, but I guess I'm going to have to go back on that. I needed to share this two amazing movies that Sheila, our Camp photographer, showed at our two camps' closing banquets. Sheila went through the more than 12,000 photos that she took this summer and picked the best ones, and then set them to music picked by our senior campers.
The slideshows cover just about every amazing moment of the summer from Opening to Closing day, including jell-o wrestling, gold rush, sports tournaments, theatrical productions, hollowpallooza, world cup, carnival, trips down the zip line, our first moments on the field of dreams, regular daily activities and more! The photos capture our campers taking healthy risks, finding their passions and being their best selves. And, of course, they also show what our community is about at its core: having incredible amounts of fun while making deep and meaningful friendships.
The end of an amazing summer for our brother-sister summer camp
This morning, just after the sun rose, 66 Kenwood campers and counselors lined the docks for the final Polar Swim of the summer. It was the single largest group we've ever had for this event, and it was an amazing way to start the final day of the summer of 2014!