Summer 2014 has officially come to a close and we wanted to keep you updated about all the excitement in The Realm.
This summer we had a record number of campers from across the world attending camp. Each group meshed together perfectly and we could not have asked for a better turnout.
Every day at camp was jam packed with activities. This summer, each camper had the opportunity to participate in 3 weeks of intensives. The goal of intensives is to provide each camper with the ability to both participate in an activity that he/she enjoys on a daily basis and to become more capable and confident in the chosen endeavor. Campers who participate in scholastic extra-curricular or recreational programs benefit greatly from this instruction.
Robin Hood partnered with our alumni base to provide free camp for children of veterans. We want to extend a big thanks to everyone that attended Green and White in Central Park and helped make this possible. The kids had a wonderful first summer and we hope to see them back next year.
A highlight of the summer was heading to Ogunquit Beach with the entire camp. Staff and campers swam in the cold water, played on the beach, and enjoyed delicious food on the boardwalk.
The 2014 Color War was a huge success! We had over 45 alumni join us throughout the week and judge the neck-to-neck Green and White race. In the end, the Green Heroes were victorious with a 249 point lead over the White Mafia. Sam Jonas, Mel Cohn, Emily Howard and Ben Castleman were outstanding Staff Captains and will be great additions to the Most Honorable Judges.
After a fantastic summer, we are already in the planning stages for a major camp expansion. As we write this letter, workers are seeding the parking lot in preparation for a second camp quad. There are also plans drawn up for an expansion of the Arts and Crafts Shack and Senior Waterfront. We are also renovating three bathrooms in Girls Camp with the addition of four showers. To top it off, there may even be a great surprise for the red garage… details to be revealed at a later date.
We feel fortunate to have had so many alumni visit camp this summer. We loved going through old yearbooks, locating past and present RH campers, and hearing about the memories formed at camp. Our campers truly appreciated the kind words alumni shared with us in the Dining Hall. We are blown away by the impact Robin Hood has had on each and every one of you. Again, we are just the gatekeepers of Robin Hood – this is YOUR camp. Please continue to come back and share your memories with us.
DC and Woody