Greetings from the Realm,
My name is Wendy Corbin and I am one of the administrators this summer at Robin Hood. A little bit about me: I was a camper and counselor at Camp Hiawatha – the former sister camp of Robin Hood – till it closed in 1984. After meeting my husband, Peter through camp, I came back to join him here and spent three summers as a group leader and head of girls camp from 2003-2005. For the last 15 years I have been raising our twin boys and running Corbin’s Crusaders, an after school sports program and day camp in the New York area.
It’s a strange world and a very different summer. Although we are wearing masks, physical distancing and a constantly washing our hands, being back here feels very normal. As both an administrator and a parent of twin boys in the Forester group, I have a unique perspective to bring to the team.
As the Safety Officer, I have spent the last couple of months studying both the New Hampshire State Guidelines and the CDC recommendations to safely open our camp. Our medical team and full administration has created a plan and system to insure that camp is safe. I am the person responsible for executing these plans.
Camp is humming along. I’ve watched the Tumblers learn Basketball, the Bows play Tennis, the Foresters at the Waterfront, the Shires at Nine Square and the Scouts playing Bocce. As a parent, I feel we have given these kids an opportunity to feel normal especially after such an unusual spring. I love seeing the campers doing activities and making friends. You can feel their smiles behind the masks and see it in their eyes.
I’m so thankful my boys get to experience the magic in the trees like your children and so many of us have done for the past 93 years.
Camp Robin Hood 2003-2005, 2020
Camp Hiawatha 1976 – 1984