It was a wonderful summer filled with much joy, laughter, chanting, friendship, fun, and faith! One nine-year-old camper who had been missing home and initially wanted to go home early said to me on his last night, "I'm looking forward to seeing my mom tomorrow but I'm a little sad to be leaving. It's been really good for me to be here and have chapel twice a day. I don't always get to go to Church when I'm home."
Thanks to your support, this young man and all our campers were able to have an incredible experience of both fun and faith at CSM! Thank you to all who helped to make the summer possible--the parents who entrusted their children to us; our campers; our amazing staff and volunteers; our generous donors; and all who prayed for us. I am most grateful for each and every one of you!
We are also grateful for the wonderful example set by our Honor Campers this summer. The Honor Camper Award is presented weekly to one camper in each age division who exemplifies TKO--
Trying Hard, Being
Kind, and Being
Obedient. At the end of the summer, the counselors review those campers who have received the Honor Camper Award and from that list they select an Honor Camper of the Year for each age division, along with runners-up.
Please join us in congratulating the following campers who were named Honor Camper of the Year!
Junior Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Peter Osberger
Runner up: Iohan Sanchez
2nd Runner up: Daniel Hailo
Intermediate Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Holden Bryce
Runner up: Eddie Osberger
2nd Runner up: Grayson Johnson
Senior Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Andrew Bala
Runner up: Daniel Powers
2nd Runner up: Blake Schaff
And that's a wrap! The CSM 2019 season is officially over. The bunk beds are empty. The Mess Hall is quiet. The horses have gone home. The docks are all pulled in. And the kids are home getting ready for the start of another school year.
Even though the campers have left, the work at CSM continues. Wally is preparing for our rental groups to arrive. And a group of
volunteers will soon be making their way back to Camp to begin cleaning up, making repairs where needed, and preparing Camp to be winterized and closed until next Spring. Thank you, CSM volunteers!
While the s'mores sticks have been packed away and the campfires have been safely extinguished for the season, the fire of CSM still burns in our hearts!
And so the countdown begins until next year! Only 294 days to the start of CSM Summer 2020!