In the middle of August Camp Runoia hosted its 110th reunion. Some 150 women young and old came from far and near and wallowed in the warmth of friendships and happy memories.
I’ve been thinking about camp, and the weekend, and camp, and friends, and camp…. I thought about how so many of us keep coming back, sometimes after years of absence, but still we come….and I thought about what it is that makes this happen. I realize it’s because Runoia really is “home” to people. Not home like where our parents live, but home in the sense that it’s where we feel safe, where we can be ourselves without pretense, where we are accepted for who we are and we get to shed our veneers and tear down our walls, it’s where we can laugh and cry with enthusiasm and without fear of judgement. It’s where we feel alive and secure and joyful.
The Camp Runoia Alumnae Organization raised $123,000 for the Betty Cobb Campership Fund in honor of this event. I hope people will continue to give generously forever onward so that lots of young girls who couldn’t otherwise afford it will be able to know these feelings years from now when they come back for Reunions.
From Jody Sataloff, Past President of the CRAO and many other amazing accomplishments!