Dynamic Days and Nostalgic Nights

Today was one of those summer days we wish wouldn’t end. Having been here for 4 weeks and with only 3 to go it seems that each day passes quicker than the next. How can we make time stop or at least slow down? We all wait so long to spend 50 days here and it seems to be going way too fast. At this point in the summer, everyone seems to cherish the little things that truly matter the most. Our relationships have grown stronger by the day and our new friends have officially become our family and old friends have continued to enrich our lives.

There is something that sticks out to me every summer as I watch these relationships grow and that is benefit of a hug. Something so simple and easy as a hug or a piggyback ride or holding a hand is just what we do, daily. It’s human connection that we all crave and here is where we get it. We may not even realize how much we need it until we get here and standing next to your friend or counselor seems awkward without sitting on their lap, holding their hands or giving them a hug. You have to see it to believe it and living in this environment breeds it. It’s the thread that makes us closer and the benefits are profound. How different the world be if getting and giving hugs happened like they happen here at camp. You can’t help but smile as you watch campers walk arm in arm to an activity. It warms you from the inside out. It brings our friendships to a very different level than with our home friends. It is why our camp friends become our family. It’s why we love this place so much. It’s why we call it home.

It was another fun day full of sports for our Chenny athletes.

Freshman/Junior Girls Soccer – CAW 3 vs. Westmont 6

Senior Girls Basketball (Gold) – CAW 16 vs. Tioga 22

Freshman/Junior Boys Baseball (Gold) – CAW 0 vs. Westmont 13

Middy Boys Basketball (Gold) – CAW 26 vs. Westmont 31

Middy Boys Basketball (White) – CAW 8 vs. Westmont 18

Inter Boys Softball – CAW 20 vs. Tyler Hill 8

Inter Boys Tennis – CAW 0 vs. Starlight 5

Collegiate Boys Baseball – CAW 5 @ Westmont 3

Tonight our campers were entertained by Audiobody, who dazzled us with their synthesizing drumming light show. You could hear a pin drop in Shields Hall and the look on your kids faces were priceless. It was a night that took our breath away and left us all in awe. They were fun to watch and we all felt as if we were apart of the show!! Here’s to another magnificent day in paradise.

Chenny out