As we finished up our staff training week yesterday, I was struck by how well our staff was adjusting to our “new normals” at camp for this summer, and today I was equally impressed with our camp families. Our campers arrived with big smiles on their faces and with everything prepared to be ready to roll for a safe and fun session.
Today was full of new beginnings as we ‘air fived’, spread out farther in our dining hall, and rocked our new Timberlake buffs. And at the same time, it was wonderful to see so many routines and traditions proceeding just as they have each summer for nearly 40 years, connecting our campers with one another and with previous generations of Timberlakers. We initiated our new campers into their tribes, campers enjoyed their first lake swim of the summer and as I write this blog, the Seminoles and Iroquois are competing hard in their first evening activity of the summer: Sock War.
Our new Seminoles are:
Noah B, Tristan D, Daniel G, Carter K, Peyton N, Sutton P, Lucas B, George dB, Gray W, Luke H, Simeon S, Charles C, Jude H, Clayton J, Knox M, Kirk K, Braden M, Patrick B, William O, Maddux M
Our new Iroquois are:
Peter K, Mick L, Jack G, Kolson M, Sheppard S, Joe M, Duncan N, Benjamin P, Colt P, Ben R, Grigs S, John W, Patrick B, Parker M, Preston K, Harrison W, Ford B, Wyatt C, Jaik W,Jackson M
This year has challenged all of us in ways that we could have never anticipated but it has also made us thankful and appreciative in new ways too. Today I am especially thankful to be watching our campers make new friends, reunite with old friends, and begin new adventures here at Timberlake. Be sure to tune in every day to hear all about what happened at camp and thanks for sharing your sons with us this summer.
Director, Camp Timberlake