Seasons of Friendship

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes…Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. How do you measure, measure a year?

If you are familiar with the Broadway smash “Rent,” you may be singing along.

For Runoia, the question is how to measure and capture the opportunities and adventures of each day, week and session!

In the last few days, there definitely has been plenty of moments of friendship and personal growth!

From the 5th Shack’s adventures hiking Saddleback or canoeing Aziscohos, to Ochos challenge of taking on climbing Maine’s highest peak, Katahdin, or canoeing along Mooselookmeguntic Lake, growth is measured in miles, laughter and even some strife.

As some Runoia girls headed out to explore all that Maine offers, others embarked on skill development and simply new explorations as they chose, or “tagged up,” the activities – from archery to basket weaving to sailing – they wished to pursue with the moments they have here on the shores of Great Pond.

Speaking of Great Pond, Runoia girls persevered (one of our words of the day as we inspire/support reading every day!) as they tackled -and succeeded – in swimming to Oak Island.

Friendships grew and were supported beyond team colors as the Blues and Whites took to friendly competitions and traditions competing against each other in softball, swim races, kickball and even a horse show!

Adding laughter to many moments, campers could be found enjoying evening programs together including “backyard games” (when is the last time you played “kick the can?”), and the very popular “counselor hunt” (think hide and seek but with counselors hiding and an amazing group of girls on the hunt!).  Evening activities included some special moments including senior dinner, crackers and milk by the lake as the sun sank behind the mountains, and even a surprise evening swim for all of camp on one of the hottest days of the session.

Smiles? Laughter? In truths that she learned? And in many, many miles…

It’s been a season of joy, learning and certainly friendship on the shores of Great Pond.


Launch of the Oak Island 1 Mile Swim
Launch of the Oak Island 1 Mile Swim
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