Goodbyes started last night at camp's banquet night, a tradition held for decades. Honored guests included Reverend Paolo from Center Church, Deborah Tuthill from Center Church's board of outreach, Sue Hayes from the camp Board of Directors. Campers enjoyed a turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy followed by songs, year awards, and the candlelight service. Unfortunately, we were unable to put our candles in the water but the circle of light and the readings of the Old Testament made the evening memorable. Campers walked back to their cabins in silent reflection, not speaking until the following morning. Today, the last day of camp, campers had their last opportunity to display their skills to their instructors. Tonight, at campfire the campers will receive an award for passing into the higher level or for winning an event at track meet. Winners of the cleanest cabin will also be recognized this evening. While we sing songs and watch a counselor skit, s'mores will be passed around the fire. Should be a great last night! Tomorrow parents should arrive between 9-10:30 a.m. to pick up campers! As sad as they are to say goodbye, everyone will have a big smile and hug for the family they've missed for 2 weeks!
See you bright and early!
-The Birch Blogger