The entire day was dedicated to Girls Sing and it was spectacular. The pride, the joy and the honor of this camp tradition is felt by everyone on camp. Each division worked so hard and it showed. When boys side sat in awe for 2 hours, you know it was entertaining and awesome. The support boys side gives girls side is just breathtaking. From our adorable Rookies through our crazy talented GC’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. The decision to pick winners was beyond difficult and after an agonizing decision from our male Head Staff judges, Inters won for lower camp and Supers won for upper camp. Congratulations to both divisions who just did amazing tonight. From the alma maters to the dances and from the costumes to the choreography, tonight was insane. Girl’s side rocked it.
Though the GC’s didn’t win tonight, they pulled on every heartstring in Shields Hall. They brought us all to tears with their emotional performance and ended the show with such grace and dignity. Tonight was their last Girls Sing and they opened their hearts and souls to us. You could have heard a pin drop during their performance. As they finished their performance they sat side by side, hand in hand singing their last alma mater. You could actually feel the bonds they have built with each other and their love for one another took center stage. Three bunks came together after a long road they have all had and this summer was th eicing on the cake. They embraced one another and this experience that they have shared together. Their journey as campers is now coming to an end and we can say with certainty that watching this group summer after summer has been joyful. These 25 girls, each so different from one another but all found common ground and built this community of friendship between them. It is exactly how you want your camp journey to go. These young women are incredible people who we are so proud of. Our hearts grew bigger tonight as we bear witness to something magical happening in front of our eyes. You saw the faces of every camper who sat in awe of our GC girls tonight and wanted to be them, to have what they have. Camp Chen-A-Wanda is a better place with their presence and it is not goodbye, it will never be goodbye – It is just see you soon. Their journey will take a shift but Chenny is forever in their hearts and they have left an indelible mark that will never be forgotten. Girls side is better because of our GC girls being here with us this summer. We have loved watching them grow up in front of our eyes and so beyond happy that Camp Chen-A-Wanda will forever be a part of their story.
Onto the last 2 weeks of summer 2021!