Visiting Day Was HAWT!
THANK YOU. Thank you to all our incredible Chenny families who came to camp and made today spectacular. There is just nothing sweeter than watching you run to your children and hold them tight. That moment when you get your kids back in your arms is when everything is right in the world. No matter what precedes that moment – the heat, trying to balance the giant baskets you are shlepping as you run to the bunks or the pace in which you fly by whoever is in your way – nothing can stop you from getting that first embrace and it is sweet to see. The anticipation on your kids faces as they so desperately want to see you grab them off their porches is a sight that will never get old. The hugs, the tears, the hours spent under a shady tree just sitting with your kids is what makes this day so special. Family is everything and when the band is back together all is where it should be. You trust this process and believe in camp and for that we thank you. We thank you for sharing your precious children with us as we do our very best to provide them with experiences that will enhance their lives for years to come. We see the profound effect it has on everyone that came to camp today and we love being a part of your story.
Jon and I tried to connect with as many of you today as possible and we loved briefly chatting and didn’t want to interrupt the beautiful day you were enjoying with your family. There were so many amazing moments that unfolded in front of our eyes today and we are so incredibly grateful to be able to chat about and hear from you how important camp is for your kids. It is why we do what we do – all to enhance the lives of your children. To let them feel safe and secure in a world that may not always feel safe and secure. This experience belongs to you too and for a handful, it was your last visiting day. I wasn’t prepared for such an emotional goodbye from many of you who have CIT’s and have just experienced your last Chenny visiting day. It may be an end of an era but we hope from our hearts you feel this journey has changed your kids for the better. Your kids have effected us in ways we never could predict and though this may have been you last Camp Chen-A-Wanda visiting day, you will always be a part of our story. Thank you for supporting us and trusting us with your beautiful children. This may be your last summer of cookie cakes and visiting day lists from your campers but we hope that you enjoyed the ride as much as we did. Thank you!
We hope your Visiting Day was outstanding and was exactly what you needed. We have three and half more weeks of this amazing place and we plan to make each day better than the next. Thank you for your love, support and appreciation for how we take care of your babies. Your children make us better people and we are so grateful for each and every single one of them. Visiting day 2019, it’s a wrap!
Life is Great at Camp Chen-A-Wanda!