“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis, Poet
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, BUT today was the final Trip Day for Tripp Lake Camp. *Pause for sad sighs* I know, I know, but rest assured, the girls had a fantastic time. Juniors went to the amusement park, Storyland–in White Mountains, NH–where they rode the infamous Polar Coaster and Bamboo Chutes. The AJs, Subs, and Inter III’s splash-splashed on waterslides at Splashdown in Saco, ME. Inter II’s went to the adjacent amusement park, Funtown, to ride the wooden rollercoaster, Excalibur, and Thunder Falls Log Flume. The Inter I’s relaxed at Wells Beach for a couple of hours before hitting up Ogunquit for some light tourist shopping. Finally, the Seniors stayed on campus to prepare for upcoming Team Feast festivities. For those unfamiliar with Team Feast, no worries, we will be talking about this time honored special event when it happens in the near future.
After everyone returned safely home and enjoyed pizza cookout, we gathered in Over The Wall for the AJs’ wonderful performance of Lion King, Jr. They performed such well-known musical numbers, as “I Can’t Wait To Be King,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Everyone was impressed with their level of commitment and performance. The AJs added yet another wonderful show into the long, rich OTW history books.
Side note: As I walked around Tripp tonight, I decided to take a moment to watch the sun slowly set behind the trees on the softball field. I sat there quietly and waited until the sun completely disappeared. It is in those types of moments when one knows they’re in the presence of something much bigger than themselves and the hair on your arms stand up.
I snapped a photo to share with you. As you look at it, imagine hearing Taps playing over the loudspeaker, as the bunks begin to settle down with their counselors for the night.
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