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Is It Over Already?

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No way it’s over already… the last van just pulled out and The Realm is back to hibernation again. We woke up this morning with 400 people on the grounds- energy, laughter and tears everywhere. How did the summer go by so fast?

A little business first- in spite of the rain yesterday we had a perfect day. Our campers were not going to allow anything to get in the way of a Robin Hood good bye. Groups played final games on all our fields and collected projects to go home. Its very sad for me to watch- we all wait 10 months for these 7 weeks. It feels like the buses were just pulling into camp on opening day.

We ended the night in the Dining Hall giving out all-camp awards. As I hope you know by now, we are not big on awards. This is the one time of the year we recognize a few individuals who stood out throughout the summer. Watching our older kids get the all camp awards or the “Majors” as the alumni call them- was like an out of body experience. These kids have grown up before our eyes, from little Tumblers and TPJ’s to leaders of the boys and girls camp. Robin Hood’s future is in safe hands.

As we write the final WoodChuck of the season, I want to thank you again for sharing your kids with us. It has been an honor and pleasure to spend every moment together. We have learned so much from each camper and our kids have reminded us about what is good in this world. I only wish we could do it longer. As I leave here under the Robin Hood sign, wiping a tear from my eyes, I look forward to June 26, 2015 when we all return to our home and sing the Alma Mata as we enter under the camp sign. THAT is what gets us all through the next 10 months.

On behalf of DC and I, thanks again.

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