All of these photos are from time spent at the summer camp I co-directed for 7 years. I am endlessly grateful to have been able to spend so many summers in such a magical spot in the Hudson River Valley in New York. Every summer I packed up and moved to the woods for five or six weeks and got to spend my days with some stellar individuals. Running a big camp is much like putting on a never-ending party, or at least that is what it felt like to me. Don't get me wrong, it was exhausting, but the best kind of exhasting I have experienced. The good kind of work.
Of course I knew things would eventually evolve and I would have to say goodbye to spending summer at camp. Last year I only went for a week because I was falling in love with my new baby boy. But, I/we still made the trek. Granted, it was a little nuts to take an eight week old to camp (in the un-air conditioned woods) but we did just fine. Most of all, he did just fine and we got to share him with those stellar individuals I mentioned earlier.
The reason this is all coming up for me is that today several of my camp people are making the trek to the woods to start setting things up. The kids arrive in just over a week. I'm a little sad about not getting to be a part of camp for a while...or maybe even ever again. We never know how things are going to shake out, do we?
Of course, I do acknowledge all the other great things happening in my world this summer. This is definitely a new chapter for me and my family. Honestly, new chapters are pretty damn exciting. And who says I can't treat it all like a never-ending party.
Be well out there,