CAMP IS … FRIENDS
We met as 10 year old campers. Little scared. Opening Day. Fairly overwhelmed, yet it was a small camp. A girls’ camp in NH. Once the first meal was over, so was the fright. The next day we swam, canoed, sailed, met the horses and laughed. We’ve been laughing and friends ever since.
Camp friends. What makes you connect? What keeps you connected?
Is it posing for that picture that helps preserve the memory? the memory of a day at the beach with camp friends. A photo you keep forever. A memory you keep forever.
Camp is spontaneous. These moments often get caught on “film” and cherished by you and by the campers. One of these women is the program director. At camp everyone joins in the fun.
Camp is about friends who also come back year after year and you can pick up where you left off.
Camp allows you to take time. Time to be with friends. At an activity or just watching the sun set over the lake. The sunset view brings peace to many. Time spent watching the sunset brings value to the friendship. The conversations that take place are memorable.
Camp Friends are often a different age than you are. Staff and campers get to know each other and often stay in touch over the years. This bond is so special, especially as the camper grows into a staff.
Camp provides shared moments. Trips. Activities. Camp provides time. Time to make friends.
We still talk about the trips. What went right? What went wrong? what made us laugh? what made us cry?
Camp Friends. We are at each others’ weddings, funerals, beach houses, ski houses. We travel long distances to see each other. We find time for each other just as we did at camp. We are no longer 10 and no longer intimidated by camp, nor life. Camp friendships are truly lifelong.