(It’s pretty hard to resist the s’more puns.)
This weekend’s S’more Festival was a great success! I think it was the 10th one we’ve had…so many years of our camp family supporting each other through a fun family day!
I heard parents say they were thrilled to have their campers show them around and to get to experience some of the fun stuff their kids did in the summer. I saw parents who had at one point in their lives been campers get to experience fun camp stuff together with their children. I heard campers reunite with their camp friends one last time before school started. I talked with families whose kids had made the decision to come to camp for the first time in 2015 because of their positive S’morefest experience.
All of these things were GREAT and I am so thankful for everyone who attended and helped us raise funds for our camper scholarship program!
But I am most proud of our camp staff and the way they have created a camp family. This is not a family to replace your home family, but instead an additional family, one that accepts you, loves you, helps you, encourages you, acts silly with you, celebrates with you, and eats s’mores with you. This camp family of staff did a superb job this summer taking care of “their kids” (i.e., our kids!) and helping them feel a part of it. And this weekend, the camp family did it again, helping its own who couldn’t otherwise afford a week of camp.
BIG CAMP CLAP!
Appropriately, this weekend is FAMILY CAMP…so look for more thoughts on FAMILY and CAMP next week!!