Posted by: campkehonka | June 26, 2011

First Day of Camp

This is from the July 1959 edition of Goose Quills, when Goose Quills was published monthly when camp was in session (guess the weekly updates a la the 1930s and 1940s were too much!)

FIRST DAY OF CAMP

June 30 arrived at last. Girls with neat hair and shining faces, from all over the country, poured into their beloved Kehonka. The first to arrive were those coming by car. Happy remarks like, “Gee, it’s been ages since I’ve seen you!” and “Look!  This is something new,” were sung out by the “old” girls. The new campers, their hearts filled with ecstasy, found it easy to get into “the swing of things.”

What followed was a conglomeration of unpacked duffel bags, making beds, and getting to know tent mates. Girls eagerly discussed their plans for the coming summer. The best fun occurred when it was discovered that tent mates shared many of the same interests.

The New York group arrived late. Once they joined in, camp became complete. That evening a fiery sunset fringed the fading sky. Reds, oranges, and yellows reflected from the shimmering lake.

Each girl in her own way thanks God for this wonderful opportunity to come to Kehonka. A never-to-be-forgotten summer has begun.

~Sue Reynolds

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