Woody’s Word 8th August 2021

Posted: August 8 2021

“The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident’.

Lazy Day Sunday. For some of us. Almost 90 campers and staff gathered at the Canteen at 7am for Doc’s Run and the Masters golf final. It was perfect weather for running Doc’s, our annual 4.5 mile ‘hike’ down O and D, back to camp. It was cloudy and cool, so I expected some fast times. We certainly got those as two guys – campers – romped home inside 28 minutes. And then the heavens opened. Oh boy! Most of the runners still had to complete the course, but  the rain got harder, and then the lightning came, and that was that. It was certainly the wettest finish to a Doc’s Run that I can ever remember. But I’m happy and glad to say that everyone who started the race finished the race. We went and picked up the slower movers, so that by the time we gathered in Wasserman Hall around 10.15am for the presentation of shirts and some acclaim for the winners, the rain had stopped and things were warming up once more.

Ordinarily on the last Sunday of the summer, we go into town for Town Day. However, with the current health restrictions and guidance in place, we opted for an internal Town Day, a day where town came to us instead of us going to town. Every counselor was involved in making food or manning a booth or running an event; anything from Slip and Slide to sushi to brain teasers to tarot card readings, and so much more. We even managed to finish up with a ski show, mush as we do when we visit Minocqua for real.

With more rain threatening, it was time to get the boys into their respective movie nights. We usually show one film in Wasserman Hall and another in the living room of the lodge, but tonight we added one more on the porch for those who were interested in rock climbing.

And then the rain came again, accompanied by a real light show and some REALLY loud thunder claps. So we started the day with some pretty good rain, and we ended it with even more. To be fair to Mother Nature, we have had little rain thus far this summer, and we can all be grateful for that.

While the ground might now be sodden, our spirit remains undampened. Indeed, all is well, so safely rest.

Goodnight everybody.

As ever…WOODY!

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