It was truly a pleasure to watch former Ocky Director and current Pitman Principal, Chris Morris, lead his students during their stay at Camp Ockanickon last week.  Having worked with many school groups over the years, I can tell you that I have not seen too many principals get as involved with their students’ activities as Chris did!  You can tell he still has a passion for Camp and for working with young people.  I guess you can take the man out of Camp, but you can never take Camp out of the man!

Having had Chris as my Ranger Head and boss from 1990-1996, I was not surprised to see him jump right in and help out at boating.  It was great to work with him again (especially since I learned many of my canoeing skills from him when I was a kid!).  Even though Chris doesn’t work here anymore, his influence (and the influence of many other Camp leaders from years past) is still present in the work we do today.  The lessons I learned from him are still passed down to today’s staff.  I think that is part of Camp’s magic.  Each of us can have a lasting impression upon Ocky, Matolly, and Stockwell if we are willing to give it our all.  Thank you to Chris and all of the other wonderful mentors that I have had at Camp Ockanickon over the years.

Brent Birchler

Boys Camp Director