Today for the first time since June 20th, there was no one in Camp Green Lane. Instead we spent the day at Dorney and Hershey Park! The Inters, Debs, Cadets and lower senior were all at Dorney. Everyone enjoyed all the Roller coasters and were happy to cool off at Wild Water Kingdom. We watched lots of campers eating the ever popular Dippin Dots, scarfing down ice cream and leaving the park after winning huge stuffed animals at some of the games.
The Upper Seniors and Greeks spent the day at Hershey park. They also enjoyed lots of Roller coasters, and of course you cannot forget about the Chocolate. I was personally at Hershey Park today and I witnessed first hand why camp friends are so amazing. A new camper this summer was going to Hershey Park for the first time. Most of her cabin wanted to go on Roller coasters and this camper mentioned that she had never been on one and was a little scared about it. Instead of putting her in a different group or sitting out, the campers all rallied around their cabin mate to help her conquer her fear. They stood with her in line and told funny stories about their first time on a Roller coaster. They offered to sit next to her and hold her hand. Most important they spoke about doing this together as a cabin and making a fun memory. The camper got on the ride and had a blast! She was so happy to have her summer sisters by her side for this first time experience. Camp friends can help you do amazing things. There is a huge level of trust that develops when living with each other for 7 weeks each summer. I am happy to see this relationship develop in a cabin because it is a bond and a memory that will last a lifetime.
Yours in camping,