Mid-August through Mid-June are a fine ten months of the year; filled with family and vacation and school and re-releases of our favorite Taylor Swift songs.
We get up each day and do what life expects of us- finish that report or group project, sit through that meeting or class, brush the snow off the car.
We enjoy holidays and concerts and road trips and time with loved ones. We grow and change and pursue our life goals.
And while these ten months are just fine, there are two months of the year that go so far beyond “fine”, that sometimes they are all we can talk about for the other ten.
At least once a day, something happens in “regular life” that reminds me of Camp
I’m positive that this experience is not exclusive to myself- How could it be when the summer months are filled with so many memories and unique experiences to share?
From hiking to pottery to nearly every water sport imaginable, to having so many sing alongs, laughs, and stories with our siblings for the summer. We celebrate achievements with excited screams and hugs. We sing silly songs loudly, every day. We gather by the fire and remember how lucky we all are to be together.
Campers and staff alike are currently counting the days to when we can all return to Runoia. Diligently performing our worldly duties for ten months until we can return to the place we all love most.
I look forward to the day when morning assemblies will again consist of weather reports, camper birthdays, laundry schedules, and Evening Programs. I can’t wait to see how much everyone has grown and changed, to hear about school and sports achievements, and their goals this summer at Runoia.
The countdown clock keeps ticking. We’ll be waiting for you all on Great Pond.
Nina Budeiri – Camp Runoia’s Director of Resident Life