From Assistant Camp Director Henry Heyburn
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:35 pm
We’ve recently finished lunch, campers have signed up for third period activities and they are now in their cabins for rest hour. On one hand a pretty typical afternoon but a closer look would reveal all the wonders and opportunities of a day at camp.
For me the afternoon got off to a great start with lunch itself, grilled lemon chicken, rice and a corn and bean salad followed by watermelon. The meal just seemed to fit the day, inviting, filling and delicious. Following lunch campers leave the dining hall and go out onto the Quad where activity heads are arrayed in a semi-circle ready to sign up campers for afternoon activities. On this particular afternoon, I’m out there too ready to sign up those interested in seeing the the WW II era aircraft that are at the Wiscasset Airport for the weekend.
Viewing WW II aircraft isn’t something we do every afternoon but the opportunity arose and we were able to arrange the visit. As I told the campers at lunch, I believe it’s so critical to examine and strive to understand history. For that reason I’m looking forward to seeing the aircraft. Also, in April my thirteen year old son and I traveled through France and Germany sometimes overlapping with places my father had been during WW II. In fact plans for our trip evolved after we began reading letters he wrote during the war.
I’ll admit though that had I been a camper I might have been torn. It will be a beautiful afternoon for just about anything. With a 5:03 pm high tide it will be a wonderful afternoon for a sail, the camper/counselor archery and tennis tournaments are getting underway, there will be a run out to The Point, swimming and a soccer game among other things. After dinner we’ll gather for campfire and then, when the last song is sung, we’ll head to our cabins and to bed. And so it goes, we have a predictable framework but every day holds something new.