Girls Rocked the House
There seems to be a vibe on camp that is quite contagious. As we are quickly approaching the last two weeks 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 2016. 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 just 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 fourteen days but what we are left with are hearts full of great memories and a summer that embraced us all.
The afternoon brought rain so even though it was a wet day, it didn’t damper the mood of what was happening tonight at camp. There are so many new things here at Camp Chen-A-Wanda and then there are those things that stay the exact same. Girls Sings is one of those very long standing Chenny traditions that we can count on summer after summer. 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 upon chills as each division wrote and sang their alma mater to a very captive audience. They 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 Middy 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 captivated the audience with their very emotional performance, the reality set in that this was their last Girls Sing as a camper. The tears were flowing in Shields Hall tonight and you just couldn’t help get caught up in it. When you watch the Freshmen begin their journey and see the evolution of how strong these friendships become, you just feel so grateful that our kids get to experience this. There are just no words but an enormous amount of love.