Our first full day was full of wonder, sunshine and smiles. New campers were learning the Chenny ropes and it didn’t take long for them to know where everything is. Only one day and our new kids looked as if they have been here forever. The sun was shining bright today and camp was a playground full of happy campers. After the morning of swim tests, it was right to activities and our Chenny kids were so incredibly happy. Your kids jumped right in and didn’t waste a moment. They left those devices and remotes at home and played outside…ALL DAY LONG. Our fields were packed with kids playing and more importantly, kids smiling and laughing. I watched a group of Super boys have a catch in center camp. No words were spoken but so much was communicated. Maybe it was the peaceful look on their faces or the fact that these connections are so easily recaptured even after being away from one another for months. They tossed a ball and just enjoyed being with each other. It is the best part of watching your kids – Seeing them connect in the most real and authentic way. It takes my breath away every time I see it and it fills my heart with gratitude that they can find that connection here. It’s effortless and easy and exactly what they need. The stress from school, tests, crazy schedules, home friend drama and of course the pressures from social media all faded away. This place makes you feel great from the inside out.
It didn’t take long for our new kids to feel the love too. They may have just rolled into camp but the feeling is contagious and our newest Chenny kids embraced the day to its fullest. To witness how quick our newest kids took to this place was pure magic. The bonds are being created and new friendships are blossoming. It was just an absolute incredible day at Chenny. When our world gets bigger, our world gets better and for our new kids their world just got whole a lot bigger. Everyone here is just so excited to meet the newest Chenny kids and they are most definitely feeling the LOVE. This is how we become one camp family.
It was Round Robin for evening activity which means each division had their own special activity and the kids had a ball. From dogeball to slip and slide to cake wars to homerun derby to just name a few, tonight was out of this world fun. Tonights divisional activities allowed each group to bond, to connect, to get to know one another better and of course to have an incredible time. Mission accomplished!
Our first official full day of summer 2023 is in the books and if today was any indication of what is to come in these next seven weeks, we are in for one incredible summer.