Kindness Matters at Camp Chen-A-Wanda

Nothing is better than waking up to Brian Leahy ringing the bugle and announcing that blue skies are here and today will beautiful and warm. You could hear cheers from the bunks as the campers are so excited to get outside and play in the sun. It was a warm sunny day and nothing feels better than putting on that sunscreen and getting on the fields, courts and playing in the lake. There was a pep in everyones step and it was an incredible perfect summer day.

We launched a brand new program today and the campers loved it and jumped in with both feet. We have named this summer, the Summer of Kindness and have challenged our kids to  do 2 kind things a day for someone else. Doing kind things for others will make each one of us feel great and it spreads good will and happy feelings throughout camp. Campers can anonymously submit names into a box with a description of the kind act they wish to recognize and highlight. Head Staff will go through the box daily, collect all the nominations and will choose those campers that deserve to be named Kindness Camper of the week. After we explained the process to all of camp this morning, by days end, that box was stuffed to brim with nominations. There are kind acts that happen at every moment here and we cant wait to have our first official Kindest Camper Awards where we honor those campers with a cool shirt and lots of recognition for being an awesomely kind camper.

Our Wayne County Tournament games resumed today and it was a fun day for our Chenny athletes.

Middy Girls Tennis – CAW 2 vs. Wayne 3

Inters Girls LAX – CAW 2 vs. Bryn Mawr 4

GC/CIT Girls LAX – CAW 17 vs. Westmont 5

Freshman/Junior Boys Baseball – CAW 4 vs. Westmont 3

Middy Boys Hockey – CAW 7 vs. Indian Head 8

Middy Boys Soccer – CAW 7 vs. Weequahic 0

Collegiate Boys Tennis – CAW 4 vs. Weequahic 1

Tonight was a total blast as it was our first Round Robin. Each division had their own activities on camp and they loved every minute of it. The Freshman girls got spend the night in their jammies watching Teen Beach Movie and the Junior girls loved their Cake Wars in the Lodge. Middy girls had crazy fun at Mat Ball which is a new game they loved playing. Freshman. Junior and Middy boys were loving their Ultimate GaGa Tournament in Shields Hall. The Inter & Collegiate girls had their own mini-color war with dodgeball, kickball and gaga. Faces were painted and competition was fierce and fun. Inter & Collegiate Boys were over the moon playing a glad football tournament under the lights. It was Spa night as the Senior girls went zen with mud masks, painting nails and hair styling. ┬áSenior boys arguably had the best night with a Wiffle Ball tournament. Imagine having the best time and multiply that by ten and that is how much fun the Seniors boys had tonight. The entire Super division had a beach bonfire as they chilled out made s’mores while watching the sun set on Fiddle Lake. It was picturesque and a perfect night for a beach bonfire. GC girls were in the Cookhouse enjoying their chocolate making party. There is just nothing bad about dipping strawberries into chocolate they have made fresh. The GC and CIT boys went head to head in their own 3 on 3 basketball Tournament and the CIT girls spent their night in the Chen-A-Plex watching a movie. The night was perfect for every division and there wasn’t a camper who didn’t have the greatest night. It’s so easy to see why Life is Really Great at Camp Chen-A-Wanda.

Chenny out.