Woody’s Word 23 July 2021

Posted: July 23 2021

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”.

It’s a hot one this evening folks. And humid! Indeed, it’s more like Florida than northern Wisconsin. We’ve just come out of the Rec’ Hall (even hotter in there) after our first get together since we started second session. The tests we took this morning have all come back negative, so we are good to carry on as near normal as is possible. That news was greeted – as you can imagine – with great jubilation by staff and campers alike. It will make programming a lot easier for sure, and it will help speed things up everywhere. Covid be gone!!

The reason for our first foray into Wasserman Hall was Song and Cheer night. This is the loudest and craziest that we will get in there all summer. What we try and do is to teach the new guys all the songs and cheers that have sustained us over the years. For those of us who have been here for a while, the songs are now embedded deep in our brains, and for those who are trying camp for the first time, it will not take long for them to take root in their heads, too. The Senior Cabin were the headline act – as tradition dictates – as they led us on a tour de force of all the classic cheers. Most of our songs and cheers date from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, so we are simply carrying the torch that has been so successfully carried by generations before us.

Overnight we enjoyed some much-needed rain, although by mid-afternoon today you would never have known it had rained at all. Such is the ground we are situated on, that the rain just drains right through it. But if we really want to get wet, we can always just jump in the lake. And many of us did today!

Wet or dry, sunny or cloudy, all is still well, so safely rest.

Goodnight everybody.

As ever…WOODY!

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