There seems to be a vibe on camp that is quite contagious. As we are quickly approaching the last ten days of camp, there is a renewed appreciation of where we are. We are all noticing how fast our summer is going by so we aren’t sweating the small stuff here. Everyone is relaxed and fully embracing the home stretch of summer 2014. We are trying to stretch the days and lengthen the nights. With each bugle that rings it means that time is passing and soon we will be heading home so we are getting it all in while we can and making every second matter. Friendships are becoming deeper and more meaningful by the minute. In less than two weeks our hugs and long talks face-to-face will be replaced with texts that read ilysm (I love you so much – for those of you who don’t know text talk). The smiles we see everyday will soon become a little happy face emoji we type into a screen. It’s unreal that what we experience here everyday has to end in just ten days but what we are left with are hearts full of great memories and a summer that embraced us.
Another Championship goes to Chenny!!!
Super Girls Basketball – Lavi 44 vs. CAW 29 – Chenny takes 2nd Place in Wayne County Tournament
Freshmen/Juniors Boys Gold Baseball – CAW 5 vs. Westmont 3
Collegiates Boys Baseball – CAW 15 – Lavi 1 – CHENNY WINS CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
The night was all about Girls Sing and it was spectacular. The pride, the joy and the honor of this night is tremendous. Each division worked so hard and it showed. When boys side can sit in awe for 2 hours, you know something special is happening. The support boys side gives girls side is just breathtaking. From our adorable freshmen through our crazy talented CIT’s, they all brought the house down. I could never bring justice to describing the bonds these girls have with one another but watching them up on stage perform together allows us all to witness it for ourselves. They have all created a sisterhood that will follow them throughout their lives. Each division picked a theme, danced and sang from their heart. The emotion that was felt by every single camper and staff inside Shield’s Hall could have moved the building. There were chills upon chills as each division wrote and sang their alma mater to a very captive audience. The held hands and did it together and by the time the CIT’s performed an extremely heartfelt performance, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Congratulations goes out to the Inter girls for winning lower camp and our CIT’s brought home the win for upper camp. Even though winners were crowned, this night was not a loss for anyone. Girls side grew closer as they shared something with their division that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. As the CIT’s so poetically stated in their last alma mater they will ever sing together at Camp Chen-A-Wanda.
“Catch the years as they fly by. Hold them tight & don’t let them die. Chenny, my childhood home; where we all have grown. But all good things end in one last goodbye. We just don’t want to let go and say goodbye.”