It’s hard to believe another summer has come and gone, but here we are. The camp season of 2013 is memory and school buses are once again be a regular sight around many neighborhoods. There is always a feeling right after camp ends that someone pushed a fast-forward button. Campers and staff return home and begin reflecting on where the time went. But something happens in that reflection; they remember EVERYTHING they did over the summer.
Moments at camp happen so fast. The days are packed full of adventure. When campers and staff begin to inventory their summer memories, they’re often in awe of the amount of things they achieved in such a short period of time. In retrospect, the summer seems endless. There were the big adventures; trips, all camp events, campfires, shows, performances, leagues, Tribals, and Olympics. There were the daily activities; swimming, playing sports, arts and crafts, theater, circus, skating, fishing, etc. Those are the activities that seem to make the summer go on forever. Then there were the moments and events that stick out as really special; being with friends, creating that special craft project, riding a zipline for the first time, hitting a bullseye in archery, making a foul shot in basketball, getting up on waterskis. Those are the memories that freeze time. They’re the ones that make the summer of 2013, “Summer 2013” in hearts and memories. Those are the moments behind teary goodbyes, repeated camp stories, and the countdown for next year. Memories are a great dessert after a filling summer, and like every great dessert, everyone wants more.