Fun & Fireworks

Spending the 4th of July here at Camp Chen-A-Wanda is incredibly special. We celebrate together as we honor our great country. Camp is decorated with everything Red, What & Blue. Faces were painted, flags were flying high, red, white and blue tutus were everywhere and the day was just perfect.

The spirit of today continued into every competition we played today. Our athletes played with lots of heart and soul. It was a great day to be a Chenny athlete.

“Confidence is everything in this game, if you dont think you can, you wont. ” – Jerry West

Inter Boys Softball – CAW 6 @ Westmont 5

Inter Boys tennis  CAW 3 @ Island Lake 2

Collegiate Boys Basketball  C AW 35 @ Island Lake 25
Gc/CIT Boys hockey CAW 11@ Westmont 3
Middy Girls Soccer – CAW 2 @ Westmont 4
Super Girls Basketball – CAW 11@ Island Lake 18
Gc/CIT Girls Soccer CAW 2 @ Westmont  4

It was a great day here at Chenny but we all knew that the night was the best part and it did not disappoint. We all got cozy in our long and longs (that is camp lingo for long pants, long shirts). Then it was up to the amphitheater to watch our incredible firework show. We were decked out head to toe with glow sticks galore & flashing headbands.  We announced our 5, 7 and 10 year campers who get to show off their cool hoodies. Definite bragging rights for our campers and staff who have spent so many summers here . That sweatshirt is so meaningful to every person who spends summer after summer here. We had a special surprise video for Brian and Laura Leahy who have spent 20 summers here at Chenny. We gathered messages from past campers and staff who were so beyond excited to share words of love and adoration for what these two have meant to so many.

As the night grew darker we all got comfy in our seats,  the night sky lit up above us with the most spectacular firework show. I truly don’t know what is more impressive to watch; the sky light up with a rainbow of colorful fireworks or the look of amazement on your children’s faces as they watch with such anticipation for each firework to unveil above them.  They were just in amazement of what they were seeing and watching them enjoy it so, was a gift they gave to us. With every firework that shot into the night sky, there were eyes glued to the magic of what was happening.  There is something about watching a firework show that makes you feel young and reminds you that those summer nights are priceless. It was beautiful and fun and oh so memorable.  It wasn’t just an ordinary night but a feeling that made you part of something pretty special.  We sang each song together and swayed our hands in the air in unison. There is  no place on earth would we rather be but right where we were, with one another at Chenny. We hope you all enjoyed your 4th because we sure did!!!!