It was another incredible day spent at our summer home. The weather was perfect and campers were happy, active and engaged. You cant ask for more than that for our kids. It is why we do what we do. Seeing the tremendous growth that happens with each and every camper daily is what drives us all. It takes a village and boy do we have an awesome one. You don’t see counselors without a camper holding their hand, sitting on their lap or catching a piggy back ride. It is such a beautiful sight to see as these bonds that happen and happen so quickly. Regardless if it’s wiping tears away and providing comfort to your children or just having a catch on a beautiful sunny day. These connections are so special and as a parent who sees this relationship with my own kids, I know that their presence in our kids lives makes them better people. Here, a twenty-something counselor has the ability to provide something us parents can’t. It’s a bond that is set apart and will forever hold an important place in the lives of our children. They learn differently from these relationship and there is a level of trust that is developed and doesn’t go away. We all give our children roots and sending them to sleep away camp is giving them their wings. It’s hard to imagine someone other than you understanding their fears, being there when they cry, tucking them in at night, laughing at their jokes, eating every meal with them and guiding them through their journey but this is what’s happening right now.
Our scores for the days Wayne County Tournament Games:
Middy Girls Softball – CAW 7 @ Westmont 9
Collegiate Girls Soccer – CAW 5 vs. Island Lake 0
Senior/Super Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Camp Wayne – CAW Placed 2nd
GC/CIT Girls Soccer – CAW 4 @ Westmont 5
Inter Boys Basketball – CAW 23 @ Morasha 49
Senior/Super Boys Softball CAW 5 vs. Lavi
GC/CIT Boys Softball – CAW 8 @ Westmont 9
The night belonged to Boys side with the best Boys Lip Sync I have ever seen here at Camp Chen-A-Wanda. We always hear from parents that their boy just wont get up and dance and every year not a single boy opts out as they come together with their division, lip sync, dance and have an amazing time. From the cutest and most adorable Freshman through the hilariously talented CIT’s, these boys put on one heck a show. The entire Shields Hall was mesmerized as they watched, clapped and sang along with the boys on stage. I looked out at the crowd who all had smiles from ear-to-ear as they supported each other. It is the absolute best part of camp watching the support we give each other. We call it Chenny Pride but call it whatever you want, it is how we become family to one another. To see boys let loose, dance in front a packed house with such confidence and joy is awe inspiring. This type of outlet for our boys is just plain beautiful. We had to choose the winner of Boys Lip Sync 2015 and for lower camp it went the Juniors and for upper camp it was a unanimous decision to give it the amazing CIT boys. What a night we all had. Life is GREAT at Camp Chen-A-Wanda!!