Thank you Nick R (Mushoe) for this write up!
As the end of the summer camp season draws to an end I look back upon it with a smile. While we may not have had campers at camp, the summer staff still managed to fill the camp with laughter, joy, energy, and love. These individuals managed to step up during such a strange summer and really embrace our summer's theme “This Changes Everything”.
This year we did camp-in-a-box. These boxes were packed full of everything needed to follow our online curriculum (and some extra stuff like a t-shirt designed by the staff). It gave you the supplies you needed to follow our crafts (paper, tissue paper, glue, string, plastic sheets, foam hearts and more!) a bible, a handwritten letter from the staff, and some extra fun stuff that was donated such as bubbles and glow sticks. This was our focus for the summer, creating an engaging experience for everyone to enjoy! I personally think that the summer staff did an amazing job at reaching this goal and the videos are all posted on our Youtube channel “Mulhurst Camp”!
A few years ago the Program lead (Cobbs) would always say to the parents “thank you for sending your kids to camp. If it wasn’t for them we would just be a bunch of adults running through the field in costumes”. I never expected to experience a summer like that but I always was curious on how true that statement would be, and I can tell you now from first hand experience, it was spot on.
This year was a growing experience for all involved at the camp, we had the opportunity to get the foundations of our online presence set and help improve the camp in many ways. Overall it was an amazing summer and it really solidified something I always believed. Mulhurst summer camp isn’t a location, sure we have the main lodge, cabins, firepit area, and everything else. Mulhurst camp is so much more than buildings, it's the people. Me and the staff had the chance to see many of those people this year (obviously keeping physically distanced). We got to see all the hard work and hours dedicated to making Mulhurst camp the place we all believe it is; a place in the son.
I want to thank everyone who made this summer as amazing as it was. So much love and passion is poured into this camp each year and sometimes it goes unappreciated. This year taught me just how much I underestimated how much work goes into summer camp. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work.
Summer Program Lead,