The Last Night Of An Incredible SummerAugust 17, 2013
The last event of every summer at Kenwood & Evergreen is when we burn down the year. After the boys’ banquet and the girls’ campfire tonight each camp headed to their respective waterfront. With only the light of the moon overhead a member of the camp leadership team waded into the water towards these enormous wooden numbers created by our maintenance team. With a torch in hand the numbers were ignited, and a fierce fire burned brightly amidst the darkness of night. At both beaches campers and counselors huddled together to reflect on the countless memories of the summer. There were many tears and many more hugs of reassurance. Slowly the flames of 2013 extinguished, and both beaches fell eerily silent. And then for the last time this summer we gathered as Camp Kenwood and Camp Evergreen and sang “Taps”. It was an awe inspiring last night of an incredible summer.
Camp is now quiet as we prepare for our final morning of the summer. Already we miss our campers. Tomorrow I will begin to countdown in my head and on the website exactly how many days it will be until we start the summer of 2014!