Color War and Final Campfire

We went all out until the last minute! We still had three trips out of camp this morning! I took the opportunity to join some of the youngest guys on a short kayak float trip! We had so much fun! I really enjoyed watching and helping these guys down the river! Another group of dedicated distance swimmers took off to their “swim to Dolly’s” trip.

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 and he may not even have a clean shirt ( I think he does). 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. 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 on the gallery together.  Some will tell stories, especially the younger guys. The older guys are typically protective of their experience, so you may have to come at it with a different plan. It’s all part of growing up.

CLOSING DAY NOTE FOR TONIGHT: 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. If you are shipping your trunk and need to move some things around, we are happy to help. Just let the guys down by the gym know. They will get you sorted.  IMPORTANT! 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!

As you are thinking about camp for next summer, I always like to talk about how the July four-week has a whole bunch to offer, especially if your son does a lot of trips. That extra week adds a lot of opportunities. Let me know if I can help.

Thank you again for trusting us to mentor your son for these weeks.  It is always an adventure and always a privilege. Zoob and I will be around if you would like to talk about anything. I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow. You Rock!

Don Gentle

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