Reality has set in that our last days of summer 2016 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.
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. Our friends here just get us. 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, it was Hogwarts heaven. Floating candles, Gryffindor and Hufflepuff banners adorned the lodge. Invisible cloaks were available as they entered the room and the incredible Harry Potter music played all throughout dinner. We were transported to another world. What a night we had.
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 2016 – Girls side|
|FRESHMEN||Hannah Friedman||Paige Arenberg||Casey Ashkenase|
|JUNIORS||Ally Yagaloff||Jordyn Fersko||Dani Glickman|
|MIDDIES||Summer Housenbold||Bella Goodman||Phybe Nadboy|
|Haylin Roth||Alexis Couthard||Brooke Bortnick|
|INTERS||Jemma Nelson||Riley Jacobsen||Mia Wallis|
|COLLEGIATES||Dylan Berlent||Mackenzie Rubovitz||Lily Satz|
|SENIORS||Emily Kushner||Brooke Marshall||Sophia Jaffe|
|SUPERS||Halle Racenstein||Rian Marcus||Sofia Quadrino|
|GC’s||Daisy Chaskin||Emily Locker||Arielle Ashkenase|
|CAMPERS OF THE YEAR|
|Lower Camp||Jemma Nelson||Jordyn Fersko||Brooke Bortnick|
|Upper Camp||Halle Racenstein||Mackenzie Rubovitz||Sophia Jaffe|
|CAMPERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016 – Boys Side|
|FRESHMEN||Ben Diamond||Chase Goldman||Alex Minkoff|
|JUNIORS||Brett Schuster||Troy Golden||Derek Herzog|
|MIDDIES||Jake Weiss||Jacob Pinsk||Drew Schimer|
|INTERS||Ryan Greenblatt||Luke Gottleib||Jonah Marcus|
|Justin Miller||Liam Irizarry||Jacob Kaftol|
|COLLEGIATES||Tyler Skrief||Alex Levine||Ben Farhi|
|SENIORS||Sam Isen||Jared Shiffman||Sam Tell|
|Zach Weiss||Alex Rosenbaum|
|SUPERS||Wolf Cukier||Brayden Schwartz||Jerry Kessler|
|GC’s||Zach Olson||Joey Block||Eli Kellner|
|CAMPERS OF THE YEAR|
|Lower Camp||Jake Weiss||Troy Golden||Jacob Kaftol|
|Upper Camp||Zach Weiss||Brayden Schwartz||Eli Kellner|
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, tiaras 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 Chenny.