We had a brunch morning and everyone loved the extra sleep after the last 5 days we all just experienced. There was a slight chill in the air this morning so it was the perfect morning to stay cozy in our pajamas & hoodies as we enjoyed brunch in the Lodge. You can certainly feel the end is near. Lots of hugs and more tears so every meal, every moment we are trying to hold on to. Every song that was played in The Lodge struck a cord as we stood on our seats, wrapped our arms around one another and sang all in unison of how much we just don’t want to leave this place. To bear witness to this connection that we have with one another is moving beyond words can describe.
We spent the day having a lazy free play kind of day. There were movies in the Chen-A-Plex and Shields Hall and some basketball games on Shields Court. There were some great GaGa games but mostly it was just truly enjoying spending time together today. You would see groups of kids sitting on courts and playing jacks or cards, all laughing together and just enjoying these last few days together. We have spent the last six and half weeks together without texting each other or liking our friends Instagram posts. Walking hand in hand and arm in arm have replaced the ILYSM’s and TTYL we type to our friends. We spent hours today just enjoying each other. There is a calmness here that fills our hearts with something we all desperately need. This feeling of connection will last all the way through our school year until we do this again next summer. I sat with a group of Seniors who explained to me that these friends here far surpass their friendships that are at home. One camper summed it up by stating, “My friends here just get me and I can be myself.” That says it all perfectly, doesn’t it? “I can be myself.” What more do we want for our children than for them to be accepted and appreciated for being exactly who they are?
We brought a little bit of Hollywood to Chenny as we had our Chenny Globes tonight. It is an annual awards show and the kids love it. There is a red carpet, Paparazzi and of course the Globes. Campers dress up for the big night, as this is a real deal Hollywood-esque celebrity show. Without further adieu, Tonight’s Globes goes to:
Camp Clown – Rachel Schier & Henry Weinstock
Most likely to Save the World – Marin Hersley & Zach Freidman
Most likely to become President – Kate Richman & Matthew Marchisotta
Best Hair – Sydney Steinberg & Charlie Butler
Most likely to Win The Hunger Games–Sydney Gurewicz & Michael Pincus
Future Head Staff – Zoey Wood & Colby Frankel
Dynamic Duo – Nikki Gross/Bari Adwar & Drew Sandler/Zach Olsen
Best Siblings – Addison & Mackenzie Rubovitz – Mason & Jake Berlin
Best Camp Spirit – Kylie Gorsky & Jordan Saltzman
Most likely to Brighten your Day – Sara Kay & Emery Cohen
So another phenomenal day is in the books for summer 2014 and only 3 more days until you get to hold your amazing kids.