So What Do You Do the Rest of the Year?
When you run a summer camp, this is one of the most popular questions we answer! I readily tell folks that it takes nine months of work to prepare for nine weeks of camp, and it truly does. Our early registration period just ended, and we are very excited to have so many of you enrolled to return for our 102nd summer season. Our leadership girls are just beginning to hear from us as campers were enrolled first. We hope to be in touch with everyone by the end of next week.
So what do we do the rest of the year? Summer camps have become popular locations for destination weddings. As I finish up my workday, a lovely arbor has been set up on the green. The benches from the Pavilion have been added, and the rehearsal is set to begin soon. The actual wedding will be tomorrow afternoon with a reception in the Dining Hall.
We are also making a long list of maintenance projects. Our plan is to rebuild another cabin or two. We have already had a conversation with our favorite building contractor, and we hope to get underway by the end of October. We will keep you posted as construction begins. Any guesses on which cabins might be facing the bulldozer?
As you know, I often talk about the fact that no matter how long you live, you are always learning something new. My big lesson this week was how to deal with skunk spray. KaCey, my black Labrador, managed to surprise a skunk in my driveway at 6:00 in the morning. Even though I immediately bathed her, I spent the day smelling skunky, and we are still airing out our house. Even after professional advice on how to rid ourselves of the odor, we are still catching brief whiffs as KaCey comes in and out of the camp office. At least Duke managed to avoid the skunk!
We will also have another surprise project to share with you before Christmas. Connect with us on social media so you will stay in the know.