An Update From Camp

My oh my, how time has flown! I cannot believe there are under two weeks left until Red Arrow returns to its quiet, somber setting for the winter. So much has happened over the past week. We sent out and celebrated the return of the last trips of the summer, play preparations have begun, Cabin C won Camper Stunt Night and there are even whispers of Salad Bowl plans in the wind. Yet, despite only have 11 days left, we still have A LOT to accomplish.


Later today we will host Camp Nicolet one last time for the summer as we put on our Annual Carnival. The boys have been planning all week for the big night and we are confident it will be a resounding success. Tomorrow, Dave will give his last Chapel speech of the summer before giving way to my final speech next week. Dave’s talk will focus on the successes of the summer and the challenges that each boy has overcome while out on the trips and mine will center on the meaning of friendship at camp and how learning to rely on each other at camp makes us stronger the rest of the year.


Every morning we have been reminding the staff and campers to not get ahead of ourselves. As I said before, there is still a lot left to accomplish before the busses pull out on the 5th. There are still friendships to be made, Emblems to be earned and obstacles to overcome. We will continue to push each and every boy to find his best and will do everything we can to send him home an ever better boy than he came.


Sue sent out an email earlier this week asking for any travel plans for boys who are flying home. If you have not sent those in, PLEASE do so ASAP. For those of you who will be coming to camp in the next week or two to help us celebrate the end of the 2015 season, I look forward to meeting you if I have not already had the opportunity to do so. Laura and I are very excited to be apart of the RAC family and look forward to spending time with all of you for many years to come.


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Take care and Happy Camping,


Will Dunmire

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