Reality has set in that our last days of summer 2018 are upon us. It is a mix of emotion here at camp as we are organizing for the end. Cleaning out our cubbies and night stands, reminiscing about the last 7 weeks, making plans for winter get togethers and feeling not ready to leave this place. It is really happening and there is just no way to make time stop. We know we all must leave but it’s just so hard. From the Freshman to the CIT’s, nobody is ready to step out of this life yet but all great things must come to and end.
As the sun was setting over Fiddle Lake, we were all dressed up in our best outfits and headed to center camp where we took pictures together with our friends & counselors. Everyone looked beautiful. Groups stood on the dock, arm in arm smiling for that group picture that will be looked at 1000 times as soon they return home only to remind us of this very night. They captured those moments that made us feel whole on the inside. They know everything about us, they accept everything about us. You can see it in the ease on your children’s faces. Living happy is how we choose to live up here. This night was perfect and as they walked into the Lodge, our campers were transported out of this world. It was aliens and planets and it was oh so cool. We dined on fried chicken & filet sliders, Caesar salad, honey glazed carrots and tater tots. The kids loved their meal but the big hit was dessert as everyone went crazy for the edible chocolate chip cookie dough!
After dinner it was off to Shields Hall for our end of the year division Awards. Each Division highlighted the following campers in 3 areas; Honor Camper, Athlete of the Year and All Around Camper. They are truly standout campers and we couldn’t be more proud to highlight and honor them on this great night. To receive on this night is the highest honor we can give our campers. These are remarkable campers who deserve all the accolades and praise they were given. We have outstanding campers and tonight the light was bright on the campers we recognized with these extremely prestigious awards.
|CAMPERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 – Girls side|
|FRESHMEN||Meredith Jacobs||Morgan Bauman||Roxie Bishop|
|JUNIORS||Billie Margolis||Lindsay Gelfman||Lexi Greenblatt|
|MIDDIES||Ashley Schwartz & Sydney Mallah||Sammi Witz & Sloane Pariser||Gigi Leeds|
|INTERS||Sarah Fernbach||Elizabeth Kamelhar||Addison Rubovitz|
|COLLEGIATES||Gracie Frankel||Summer Housenbold||Sammi Leon|
|SENIORS||Ashleigh Brett||Jordyn Shohet||Marli Cohen|
|SUPERS||Morgan Klein||Mackenzie Rubovitz||Molly Williams|
|GC’s||Julia Peskin||Lindsay Komson||Sarah Haber|
|CIT’s Of The Year||Dylan Grabow & Madison Grabow|
|OVERALL CAMPERS OF THE YEAR|
|Lower Camp||Ashley Schwartz||Elizabeth Kamelhar||Lexi Greenblatt|
|Upper Camp||Julia Peskin||Mackenzie Rubovitz||Sammi Leon|
|CAMPERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 – Boys Side|
|FRESHMEN||Brady Kotler||Jake Shiffman||Jack Zaben|
|JUNIORS||Jake Marin||Jake Mongeluzo||Max Schwartzberg|
|MIDDIES||Charlie Horton||Jacob Santiago||Jason Marks|
|INTERS||Bennett Votano Trent Hernandez||Derek Herzog||Jack Komson|
|COLLEGIATES||Derek Satz||Kash Bishop||Jack Komson|
|SENIORS||Jake Gold & Jack Einzig||Alex Frank & Turner Katz||Sean Pesner & Ethan Schwartz|
|SUPERS||Jordan Yagaloff||Josh Petchers||Jake Root|
|GC’s||Noah Hirshfield||Jake Becker||Danield Greenfield|
|CIT’s of the Year||Matthew Gershman & Jack Santoro|
|OVERALL CAMPERS OF THE YEAR|
|Lower Camp||Brady Kotler||Derek Herzog||Jason Marks|
|Upper Camp||Jordan Yagaloff||Alex Frank||Sean Pesner|
After the Awards, it was party time and we danced all night long. Shields Hall was full of campers who let loose and danced until their feet hurt. It was over the top fun having our last true dance party with our summer family. It’s so hard to believe the summer is over but we definitely went out with a bang. As campers headed back to their bunks full of glow sticks, T-shirts, glow rings and other items that were given out at the party, everyone was exhausted and elated and had the times of their life tonight. It was a party like no other as we celebrated an amazing season. It was just an incredible way to end an incredible summer. One more day to go!