In the last few days I've seen so many different -- and unique -- examples of how we help our campers learn important life skills, and feel deeply connected to our community. One example came during our daily morning assembly. While the whole camp was gathered I reminded everyone of our annual "Where Your Camp Shirt" contest. We love it when our campers wear their camp apparel in the off seasons, and we also love encouraging them to explore the world around them. Going to a 7-week overnight camp shows a real independent and resilient character, and we want to foster that year-round. So each year we have a contest to see who can travel the farthest from our campus in Wilmot, NH and have their picture taken with a camp t-shirt or sweatshirt on. Over the last twelve months we've had about 50 submissions, and this year's prize went to Oliver, who traveled all the way to Tanzania. He won a party for his bunk, and the admiration of every boy, girl and counselor in Camp. Bravo to you, sir!
Our very happy campers had a great day of regular activities, and made some memories while watching the USA World Cup game!
It was already hot outside when we made our way to the dining hall this morning. Everyone seemed to be in a great mood, happy to have another picturesque day at our beautiful summer camp in NH. Before reveille even blew I was greeted by many of the Freshmen boys on the Oak Lodge porch. They were wide awake and ready to take on the day!