The fruits of their labors all week long got them a 4 to 8 mile run. But not just any run! From campus we made it to the base of the Lowell Observatory hill. Then, a run to the top of the 3/4 mile hill with a nice steep incline about half way topped it off… almost. A group picture at the top and then everyone had the option to do more repeats. Some did one more. Some did two more. And one even did three more! What a great run with beautiful sites overlooking the city of Flagstaff.
After breakfast the campers were treated to movie time. We watched all their videotaped commercials for camp. Everyone had fun making them and even getting outside their comfort zones in the taping! You’ll have to ask about the one that the counselors came up with too. Epic.
Our final discussion was about running after high school. Kimmie and Sam lead the discussion. They related their entire decision making process for choosing to run or not to run in college; the impact of major choice; winnowing down lists to regions and types of schools desired and all the considerations made in coming to their different conclusions. They were candid about the emotional roller coaster they went through in making their decisions. Be sure to ask your campers what they learned from this.
Reviews of camp were truly rewarding for the counselors and me. It is great to hear and see that we have made a difference in all the runners’ lives. They walked away with many lessons, renewed friendships and newly made friends. Several of our returning campers say this was the best camp yet. We already have ideas for next year to top it. We don’t believe in just resting on our laurels.
Spread the word – next year will be bigger and better.
Upward and onward!