Camp 2019 (Part 3)

July 31

Camp, again (well, it was for a full week) . . . 

[Sunrise over Elkhart Lake, through the screen porch . . . ]

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[The early morning reverie of walking past the waterfront, to the Sputh Round House where we would find coffee, muffins, bananas, newspapers, and conversation with the academics otherwise poring over their laptops . . . ]

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[Dr. John, in spite of his medical vocation, challenges a sunburn via kayak . . . ]

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[And Rosalba chases after him . . . ]

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[Admonishing, “Please cover yourself!”]

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[Waterfront staff at your service . . . ]

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[Lunch with dozens of your closest personal friends . . . ]

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[Outside, on picnic tables, where the squirrels and chipmunks provide food clean up services . . . ]

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[The mess hall on the right in relation to where we’re eating.  The screen porch is where the meal buffet line resides . . . ]

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[The Super tries her hand at photojournalism . . . ]

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[Rita’s in place for viewing the corn hole (bean bag) tournament . . . ]

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[Cold beverages, some of the adult variety, are available for participants and fans . . . ]

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[The DOM, in all his majestic DOMness . . . ]

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[Vicki and the DOM provide staff assistance . . . ]

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[Vicki helped sew some torn bean bags and returned them to action . . . ]

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[DOM chats with staffer Carrie about generational experiences as students at IU . . . ]

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[Rosalba and Dr. John join the fray . . . ]

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[Carrie calls in assistance to deal with the DOM . . . ]

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[Staff v. Campers in a doubleheader volleyball match . . . ]

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[While staff had youth, athleticism, and enthusiasm on their side . . . ]

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[The campers prevailed with age and experience . . . ]

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[Kent, the progeny of Vicki and the DOM, served for the campers . . . ]

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[A daily schedule is posted outside the office.  I was always told to go to waterfront, sit in an Adirandack chair, read a book, and not bother anyone . . . ]

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[Oh, and perform Cub Reporter duties . . . ]

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[And here come my four roommates for dinner . . . ]

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[They politely indulged me all week . . . ]

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[And now the fine dining . . . ]

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[I will admit to always taking my shower before any of them awoke to make sure I wasn’t ever in their way!]

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A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.  ~  Raymond Duncan

Up Next:  Camp?  You betcha!

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