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AUG. 10, 2016

It’s Been Another Wonderful Summer at the Nest

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Paige Lester-Niles, Camp Director

There are so many things that I love about Eagle’s Nest, and so many reasons why I’m thankful to be able to spend my summers in the mountains at camp. I love the sounds of camp – laughter echoing out of cabins, songs and music floating from the Dining Hall, a nightly symphony of spring peepers, bullfrogs and cicadas lulling us to sleep at the end of each busy day. I love being able to be so close to nature that I recognize subtle changes around me – like the phases of the moon, or when Indian Pipe springs up, or when the red efts leave the lake to explore our woods. I love all of the magic at camp – seeing campers light up when the crowd cheers for them at Coffee House, finding a feather in the path, seeing a Final Banquet come together with paper and paint and creativity and hard work. But most of all, I love all of the wonderful people, campers and counselors alike, who really make camp special.

Each summer at camp is magical and special, and the summer of 2016 is no different. I just came back to the office after walking around camp visiting classes. Everywhere I went I heard laughter, saw smiles and kids (and counselors) enjoying playing outside.

We’re now halfway through the last session of the summer. In just a few days we’ll be saying goodbye to our last campers of the summer. Before they go, we want to make the most of out of the last few days of camp! This morning we played Capture the Flag and currently the Junior Counselors are busy preparing a cookout for us. We’ll have a square dance tonight, and many more fun activities planned for the rest of the week.

As the summer begins to wind down, my heart is filled with joy for all of the wonderful experiences we’ve had this summer and for all of the wonderful people who have shared them with us.