Offseason musings from the Director and other voices regarding Kabeyun’s philosophy and the role of camp in developing strong, confident, and caring boys.
Entries for January 2012
posted by Ken on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:09 PM Comments
It hasn't been a normal winter at camp this year, indeed not a normal winter in much of the country. Finally, though, there's snow on the ground and the lake is (mostly) frozen over.
Got to spend a really nice morning walking around camp with the family of a camper who'll join us for the first time this coming summer. My first tour ever where I had to describe the insides of buildings, since everything is closed up against the cold and snow! It didn't dissuade him, though!
Camp looks so different in the winter. It feels smaller – you can see almost clear through from the steps of the dining hall over to the assembly ground, and from the assembly ground to big cove. And you can hear everything, with no leaves to dampen the noise. Not that there's so much to hear... without 120 boys roaming the woods, fort point is almost eerily still in winter. And with the lake only just recently frozen, the snowmobilers aren't out, so there's a quiet calm to our place.
Winter reunions are around the corner – watch for an invite coming by email, or find the event posted on Facebook. Hope to see bunches of you there!