Spring snow in Maine can’t stop our summer camp spirit.
Despite the late March snow falling on Wavus girls camp, the calendar claims Spring has officially arrived. Around the Wavus girl’s camp campus, I see signs of changing seasons in the songs of the returning birds, the crocuses that are popping up here and there along the road, and of course, in the ubiquitous Maine mud. Right now, Wavus Camp for Girls can best be described as in “maintenance season,” but with each repair made, each girls camp cabin re-opened, and each bench arranged in “the Jewel”, a sense of excitement grows with the realization that finally, Wavus 2011 is on its way!!!
With much to do to prepare for summer, my able assistant, Deb, and I have been very busy over the past winter months answering questions, interviewing and assembling a high-energy, camper-focused staff, organizing applications and paperwork, and introducing ourselves to the Kieve-Wavus camp family through phone calls and emails and slide show gatherings. In May we will happily welcome Sara Taylor back from her home in New Zealand for her fifth summer at Wavus girls camp to help put the finishing touches on wilderness adventure details.
Already I feel a sense of celebration for Wavus 2011: For the first time ever we will be sending our oldest campers out for a hiking and canoeing adventure on the Maine Trails trip. For the first time ever we have former campers old enough to return as counselors. Counselors are already generating the best ideas for evening camp activities. The entire camp staff is committed to being a girls camp of kindness and respect. I truly believe that Wavus girls camp is the place to be in 2011, and I cannot wait to greet you all under the sunscape and spend our sessions laughing, sharing, learning, and growing together.
I wonder what new things you will try this summer? I wonder what challenges you will overcome and what you will discover about yourselves? I can’t wait to find out, so pack your bags and hurry up and get here!