Dynamic Days and Nostalgic Nights

Today was one of those summer days we wish wouldn’t end. Having been here for 5 weeks and with only 2 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 51 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 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.


Our girls dance team spent the morning at Camp Wayne Dance Competition. Congratulations to Sydney Kesselman place 3rd with her solo dance.  Alexis Siegel, Sydney Kesselman, Skylar Bohm and Kylie Gorsky placed 2nd in small group dance.

Middy Boys Gold Soccer – CAW 2 vs. Westmont 1

Inters Boys Basketball – Lavi 45 vs. CAW 40 (Chenny lost Championship game in overtime – it was a nail bitter)

GC/CIT Boys Tennis – CAW 4 vs. Trails End 1 – Chenny advances to Championship!!

Tonight our campers were entertained by Audiobody, who dazzled us with their synthesizing drumming light show. 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