Today is such a bittersweet day! As we reflect on the past eight weeks, we are filled with so much gratitude for a terrific summer with our campers and staff, and also a bit melancholy that our time together has come to a close. We live all year for these two months, and we love our Sewataro family! Very soon the grounds will quiet, the animals will resume their “regularly scheduled” lives, and we will begin planning “summer as it should be” 2022.
It is our sincerest hope to run our “normal” (i.e. pre-Covid) program in its entirety next summer, and no matter what next year holds, our number one priority will continue to be the happiness and well-being of our campers. Our counselors and staff worked tirelessly this summer to bring our Sewataro values (Belonging, Exploration, Character, Kindness, and Spirit) to life each and every day, and to provide our campers with a safe, fun, and restorative camp experience after the chaos and uncertainty of the past 18 months. We couldn’t be prouder of them, and we feel fortunate to call them our colleagues and friends. As one parent wrote:
“…It’s honestly been such a gift to my kids to be outside, playing, singing, and goofing off. This past year (2 years?) has done a number on everyone, and my kids were losing ground in terms of motor skills, mental health, and just overall kid-ness, and it worried me. Sewataro has been like a treatment, as much as a camp experience. I’m immensely grateful. Thank you.”
In all honesty, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have the privilege of making a difference in the lives of children. We thank you for sharing them with us, and for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this unprecedented pandemic together. We look forward to welcoming your campers back next summer, and until then…we’re sending love and best wishes for an easy transition back to school. Please keep in touch!
Amy, Emmy, Jeannine, Ciaran, and Cheryl
(Don’t forget that enrollment for 2022 opens on September 22nd!)