06 Jul 2008 – Issue II

Trip 1 A Rousing Success
The first trip of the half went out on Monday and consisted of our oldest campers.  They were treated to an evening of campfires and camp outs, a whitewater rafting adventure and a minor league baseball game in Scranton.

Special Chapel Service Commemorates Doctor Cubberley
We began our second week with a moving chapel service in honor of Doctor Peter Cubberley, who passed away during the off-season.  ”Doc. Cubbs” served Camp faithfully for twenty-five years as doctor.  Buff Weigand described a “kind, gentle, intelligent, poised and caring man”.  Nurse Carol Nasser summed it up perfectly, “Peter will be missed by all who knew him.  Camp was only one aspect of his very rich life and medical career in Cleveland, OH but it was something he loved.  Camp was fortunate to have Doctor Peter Cubberley donate his summers so unselfishly.  Thank you, Peter.”

Dr. Cubberley’s family all gathered at camp prior to its opening for their own time to honor Peter. His wife Martha spoke with us about something more permanent at Camp that she could donate that would help us all remember Doc. Cubs. He loved the out of doors so much that she decided that a special, quiet and pretty place to go would be a great idea. We are working with her to plant gardens and reset benches and paths in the Sunday Service area by the edge of the lake. Staff, CITs and a professional gardener are already hard at work on this project so it will be completed during the second half.
Back on the fields and courts,  we settled into our routine of clinics in the morning and games in the afternoon.  The on-going Orange and Blue competition has been very spirited so far.  Our Independence Day festivities are always memorable and this year was no exception.  We had a nearly perfect day to celebrate July 4th. The Main Lodge was decorated with red, white and blue bunting and there were paths all over the upper and lower campus decorated with American flags.

The annual Field Day is organized by S4B and held on the upper fields in the boys’ camp (but in second half S4G sponsors our very own Olympics, which take place on the lower fields in the girls’ camp.) Field Day events include traditional activities like Sack Races and Tug-of-War as well as Egg Toss, Apple Bob, and Balloon Pop Relay.
Our calendar for the month includes each cabin having great experiences together with their counselors getting to do the Climbing Tower, participating in cooking out and doing an overnight somewhere on the camp property.
Week Two ended with a special two day Riding clinic, featuring instruction from renowned Equine Studies professor Becky Backer.  We’ll be back next issue with more from these special clinics.

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