It was another incredible day spent at our summer home. The weather was perfect and campers were happy playing outside all day long. It is why we do what we do. It takes a village and boy do we have an awesome one. You don’t see counselors without a camper holding their hand, sitting on their lap or catching a piggy back ride. It is such a beautiful sight to see as these bonds that happen and happen so quickly. Regardless if it’s wiping tears away and providing comfort to your children or just having a catch on a beautiful sunny day. These connections are so special and as a parent who sees this relationship with my own kids, I know that their presence in our kids lives makes them better people. Here, a twenty-something counselor has the ability to provide something us parents can’t. A counselor has the ability to motivate your children in a way that we as parents just can’t. They make their bed here, they put their laundry away here, they listen really great here. We give our children roots and sending them to sleep away camp is giving them their wings. It’s hard to imagine someone other than you understanding their fears, being there when they cry, tucking them in at night, laughing at their jokes, eating every meal with them and guiding them through their journey but this is what’s happening right now, every day and every night.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
Freshman/Junior Girls Soccer – CAW 1 @ Towanda 4
Inter Girls Basketball – CAW 28 @ Pearlman 0
Inter Girls Softball – CAW 6 @ Westmont 8
Collegiate Girls LAX – CAW 6 vs. Westmont 7 (Westmont forfeited due to rule violation – CAW advances)
Senior Girls Basketball – CAW 32 @ Wayne 18
GC/CIT Girls Tennis – CAW 6 @ Poyntelle 0
Inter/Collegiate Boys Basketball Tourney @ Towanda – CAW took 3rd Place
Collegiate Boys Hockey – CAW 19 vs. Westmont 11
The night belonged to Boys side with the best Boys Lip Sync I have ever seen here at Camp Chen-A-Wanda. We always hear from parents that their boy just wont get up and dance and every year not a single boy opts out as they come together with their division, lip sync, dance and have an amazing time. From the cutest and most adorable Freshman through the handsomely talented CIT’s, these boys put on incredible show tonight. The entire Shields Hall was mesmerized as they watched, clapped and sang along with the boys on stage. The crowd was so into tonight’s show – singing along, standing ovations and just loving every minute of Boys Lip Sync. It is the absolute best part of camp watching the support we give each other. We call it Chenny Pride and it is how we become family to one another. To see boys let loose, dance in front a packed house with such confidence and joy is awe inspiring. You have to see it to believe it. Confidence, swagger, freedom and fun is the only way to put it. To all those boys parents out there, if you would never believe your son would get up on stage, dance in unison with their friends and even wear a tutu and love it – it happened here tonight. It was difficult but we had to choose the winner of Boys Lip Sync 2018 and for Lower Camp it went to Inter Boys and for Upper Camp it was unanimous- CIT boys WIN!!!!. What a night we all had.
Life is GREAT at Camp Chen-A-Wanda!!