Another Great Camp Reunion

The holiday season is upon us and so is Camp Reunion season.  It’s that time of year campers eagerly anticipate reconnecting with camp friends face to face.  All of us here at Camp Iroquois Springs had the pleasure of seeing our camp family at our 12th annual camp reunion held on Sunday December 2nd at New Rock City.  The day was filled with fun, reminiscing and a whole lot of smiles and laughter.   Campers enjoyed the games, laser tag and rides, but the real excitement of the day was being together again and catching up on the past four months.  It was quickly discovered that being together again made it feel like the summer never ended.  We picked up where we left off and had a great time talking about our fond summer memories.

We are lucky to be living in a time when reaching out to friends near and far has never been easier.  The conveniences of social media, like Facebook, Facetime and Twitter, make it possibly to stay in touch with camp friends throughout the year.  But one thing still holds true….there is no substitute for sitting next to someone and spending time together.  Being together brings back summer memories that no online experience can compare. The camp reunion is a special time that cannot be replaced.  We are fortunate that so many of our campers were able to attend, with many families traveling a far distance to be there.  We especially loved seeing campers that arrived carrying their overnight bags from staying at a camp friend’s house the night before.  Catching up with summer friends and hearing about the impact camp has made on so many lives was the icing on the cake of an already wonderful day.  We missed those of you who were unable to attend, but we do encourage you all to reach out to camp friends in your area, and stay connected to the friendships that mean so much.  Enjoy the holiday season!!!  See you in 207 days!!