Feeling Thankful For Summer CampPosted by Alicia Theriault on November 21, 2017
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors and pumpkin flavors are in all your favorite foods and beverages. Most importantly, this time of year is time spent with family and often in reflection. This Thanksgiving, whether taking a solo walk through the woods, or the train through a crowded city, take a moment to remind yourself what there is to be thankful for.
Feeling Thankful for Summer Camp
At camp, the kind environment and culture is something to be thankful for. This summer, hand crafted wooden signs were hung among the rafters in the Chick (Chickawah Theater) depicting the Fernwood Cove values. These values are often discussed at camp, but what do they mean? These signs serve as a reminder of what the camp culture encompasses. Fernwood Cove chooses to focus energy on how to bring these values into every day camp life and beyond. This is often discussed as bringing the extraordinary into the ordinary.
Each summer brings a new focus. Last summer the emphasis was on personal growth, and this summer diversity. Fernwood Cove is more than a summer camp, and it’s more than a one summer experience. The skills and confidence gained at camp through friendships and activities create life long memories and skills for today’s girl. At camp, the campers, CITs, and staff are growing and changing into better versions of themselves, and that is something to be thankful for.
Feeling Thankful for the Future
Looking towards the coming year, there are many changes happening at camp. New campers, new CITs, and new staff. New activity choices, new roofs and new porches. Considering this every changing world, Fernwood Cove is also always surrounded by the familiar. The way the sun sets at camp in hues of pink. The way the girls shine as brightly as the stars in the night sky. The unwavering loyalty of the Fernwood Cove community. We are certainly thankful for our Fernwood Cove families for they make Fernwood Cove much more than just girls camp in Maine. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!