Color War and Last Campfire
June 28, 2018 by Don Gentle
We sucked every last bit out of this session today. There were all sorts of exciting events happening to the very end. This afternoon was a big color war event and then we headed up to campfire to wrap up with a story and hand out a ten-year paddle!
It’s hard to believe that three weeks have already passed. What an incredible group of young men. We played hard, we laughed hard, we cried a little, we even danced a bit. Your son has made new friends and strengthened old relationships. He is more self-reliant. He has even learned a little bit more about himself. I love what High Rocks can do for a young man.
Here’s to another wonderful session and a great June! When you meet up with your son tomorrow, I can’t guarantee he will have all the paint from color war washed off. What I can tell you is that he has had a great time and he is tired. While he may be excited to see you, he is also thinking about how long it will be until he comes back to the friends he has here. It may feel strange at first, but it’s important to understand these mixed feelings. Be sure to let him lead the way and show what camp is to HIM. He’ll be sure you see the important parts. Once you get down the road he may sleep for a while, but take some time this next week to look at all the pictures together. Let him tell the stories and show you the way. Then you can ask the questions and he will be sure to answer them.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Make sure you stop by the cabin to get any of the items that were not in the trunk. If your son did pottery or crafts, he will also have projects to pick up. On a side note, your sone will have some wet items. While we did try to get some things dried, there have been consistent afternoon showers that keep re-wetting items. We apologize for the inconvenience. Everyone needs to check out at the office before leaving as well. Most importantly, stay for lunch and enjoy your time here. Your son sure did!
Thank you again for trusting us to mentor your son for these weeks. It is always an adventure and always a privilege. I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow. You Rock!