The girls finished their last week of camp last Friday! Parents visited for the last day and were able to see what their daughters had accomplished. There were a lot of hugs, smiles, and tears, and the girls departed camp right after lunch.
Over 60 Camp Rising Sun alumni joined us on July 22-24. We were lucky to have campers for life expanding many generations, from 1960s to this very 2016 season. They came from different states and countries in the true spirit of Camp Rising Sun. Alumni agreed that in times of global political unrest, Camp Rising Sun is a refuge through which we contribute to making the world a more understanding, connected and better place.
The weekend was full of activities. We mingled on Friday, played board games and watchedJeff Orlowski's Frame by Frame film about photographers in Afghanistan.
We also had teamworks, and alumni reminisced and sang songs while clearing up tables and cleaning dishes!
Saturday started with a delicious breakfast followed by the Board Meeting. As all Board Meetings, it was open to the public and we had a room full of alumni listening and asking questions.
There was also time to enjoy the swimming pool! After lunch, alumni taught instructions which was followed by a visit to Red Hook guided by the Buildings and Grounds Comm. members.
Saturday finished with Council, in which alumni and the current leadership of LAJF shared their love for Camp Rising Sun. The speakers shared their stories about staying connected to Camp Rising Sun and the importance a home like ours existing as an antidote to the negative events that are currently taking place worldwide.
On Sunday, recent campers, current staff and Committee members held a panel discussion about sustainability and our current Camp Rising Sun program. It was a very fruitful and interesting discussion.
At lunch, we celebrated the volunteers that make our community thrive, honoring Tim Conners as Volunteer of the Year for all the work he does. The weekend finished with a trip to Holy Cow!
Alumni from the 1940's also wanted to join in the celebration despite not being able to join us in person, Doug Blue and John Rosenberg met and this is the message they want to share with our community:
Greetings to the alumni and campers
from John Rosenberg ( '45 - '46) and Doug Blue ( '43 -'46)
God love you,
Success to the 2nd Camp season
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