Weddings aren’t complete without your camp friends!December 28, 2016
I write a lot about how the friendships made at our summer camp in NH last a lifetime. Spending 7 weeks together collaborating as teammates, cast members, or bunkmates creates a foundation for friendship like I just have never seen anywhere else. Just last week I posted a series of blogs about how much our campers, counselors, camp parents, and even alumni love spending time together, even years or decades after their summers at Kenwood and Evergreen are a distant memory. There are two recent events in our Camp community that demonstrated the incredible lengths people will go to celebrate with the K&E camp friends.
This October Courtney Lemm, a former K&E counselor and one-time head of our basketball program, got married in New York City. Court’s last summer with us was in 2013, and as he wrote on Facebook, “I was able to make this a transcontinental camp wedding!” In attendance for his big day were K&E counselors from the North, South, East and West of the United States, along with Europe and Australia. We are so happy for Courtney and his lovely new wife, and are thrilled that so many of his important Camp friends took time out of their lives to travel to celebrate with him!
Then just this past weekend there was another major wedding in our Camp family. Charlotte, who was camp’s Drama Director, and Thom, who was a counselor and unit leader for many years, were surrounded by camp friends as they said “I do”. While both lived and grew up in the UK, they didn’t meet until they were on staff together during the summer of 2010. It didn’t take long for them to fall in love, and by the end of that summer we were all pretty sure that this was a relationship that was going to go the distance. We are so happy for the new Mr. and Mrs. Bone, and so touched to see how many camp friends traveled from around the globe to celebrate with you.
We love seeing that regardless of age, the relationships created at our overnight camp still matter to our community members throughout their entire lives! What a blessing to us all.