This past weekend thirty families joined us at Camp to participate in the first ever Mother Daughter Weekend. We had a great mix of alumni, campers, and new families. It was wonderful to see everyone come together to try this brand new weekend at Camp.

There were a number of highlights to this weekend. Thank you to all of our team members that pitched in to make this a special weekend for all of our campers. Pem and Lynn put on the best Matolly make-over for the girls highlighting hair and painting nails. Gab was hard at work with tie dye and ceramics, making sure that each person had what they needed and walked away with something personal, unique, and special. James and Joe put on an outstanding fire building class while managing boating as well. Cristina was down at the waterfront helping everyone find some inner relaxation wih an afternoon Yoga class. Brent brought everything together to make sure everyone had a chance to give archery a shot. And let’s not forget Rich, who was down at the challenge course all weekend making sure that everyone had a chance to climb the wall, take a ride on the swing, or just get dirty over at the swamp.

And a big camp thank you to our volunteers as well. Pat Osbourne came out to lead our first Mother Daughter hike and Brooke Vanderzee came in clutch down the stretch on Sunday when the weather started to get a little rough with memory wire bracelets.

I have been searching for a way to sum up this past weekend. Something to encapsulate the mission we tried to deliver and the experience that was provided. Our goal at camp is to build relationships. The vehicle changes. Sometimes it is the challenge course, other times it is a hike, a boat ride, or a crazy make-up session in the dining hall. No matter what the activity, our goal continues to be to build relationships. I think that is what this weekend was all about and I hope this is an indication that we were able to accomplish just that;

“It will be a very long time before these girls stop talking about their super special weekend bonding as sisters and lifelong friends … I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the weekend that I was able to have with my three daughters, a very dear friend and her daughter. We loved every minute and can’t wait for the next mother/daughter weekend!

Words just can’t describe a priceless weekend. THANK YOU.”

Thank you to every single mother and daughter that came to Camp this weekend and took a chance on a new program. Your continued support of Camp is greatly appreciated and with you we were able to provide a safe place for your family to grow and bond.