This morning, a former camper and current camp parent sent me an email that simply made me smile. I loved the content and it came with a winner of a photo. With her permission, I share it now. My contents are in [brackets]:
Dear Susie Ma’am and Steve Sir,
When I arrived home to my VERY quiet home last night after a successful drop off...I was looking for photos for Gary [a reporter for NBC] and here are a few gems that I found...
The first is of both [my daughter] and me when we were 9 years old! [That is the photo I share above.]
The second is of me at 10 years old in cabin 6! Now if you can get past the terrible haircut, you will see that CC smile shining brightly! Now my girl is 10 and in cabin 6 (with a much better haircut)! [I liked the hair, but have chosen to spare you that picture.]
Also, in thinking how lucky that she gets to be at camp and experience all the Camp Champions was, is and will be...I wrote her this note and left in her trunk for her to find after we said our good byes....
Now more than ever, I am glad you have camp! The place where you can...
Climb the pirate ship
Scream on the screamer
Laugh at Torchlight
Stay up too late
Listen to the cicadas
Be silly with friends
Be a great sport
Cheer on others during Trojan/Spartan wars
Dance your head off at the dance
Run through the sprinklers
Listen to music
Braid your hair
Go fast down the red slide
Watch a fun movie
Sit on the dock at the boys swim bay
Sail across the lake
Do awesome in swim lessons
Drink cold water from the water monsters
Try new things
Be kind to new kids
Climb high on the rock wall
Go far in a kayak
Do laps in Indy 500
Read a book at the Hearth
Say hi to [your cousin] lots of times
Wave to Emily and Claire
Dance in the dance studio
Make a cool necklace in crafts
Buy something at Kneeman Markus
Jump on the glob!
Hug [your good friend that is joining you this summer]
Teach someone a new song
Love like you never loved before
Enjoy it and all that you learn while you are there!
As I said yesterday, camp may look different with masks and cohorts. But camp still feels special, loving and fun. The magic remains.
We hope you have a positive few weeks. We sure plan to!