“You’re going to spend New Year’s at camp?” my friend said,”Isn’t that gonna be a little cold?”
Well, honestly, yes. It was a bit cold. But it made the hikes around the lake invigorating and the light dusting of snow beautiful. The lodge and Alford Hall were nice and toasty, though. With fires crackling, we toasted marshmallows for s’mores, played games, built gingerbread houses, decorated ornaments, and filled the air with music. The hymn singing was, I admit, my favorite activity of all. Our energetic bunch included some wonderful musical talent, which made breaking into song an effortless endeavor. Outside may have been cold but I can’t imagine a warmer place to have spent New Year’s this year.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in clean-up weekends and the 2018-19 winter camp. CLC has always held a special place in my heart for all the memories of summer camp as a kid. Returning as an adult, though, I can see now the precious gift CLC is to all who enter the gate, whether camper, counselor, employee, volunteer, skier, or guest.
I look forward to many more visits no matter the weather.
This blog was written by Elisabeth “Babe” Root