Our Senior Campers (Idyllwood, Journey’s Way, Frontier & Highlands) lucked out with a warm and sunny day for their trip to Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT. The fearless campers got to experience rides like Boulder Dash, voted the world’s best wooden coaster in 2013, and other campers decided to keep it cool by lounging in the lazy river or hanging in Clipper Cove.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9) is a very special day for a two reasons: It’s our annual Board Day, and it’s our first annual Pete Seeger Memorial Music Show.
Board Day is when the SLC Board of Directors visits camp and conducts its summer meeting. The Board is an incredible group of volunteers who provide expertise and help to determine camp’s strategy and policy. They make sure that SLC stays true to its mission, and does so in a thoughtful, responsible way. Strong corporate governance is essential for a successful organization, and our Board ensures that SLC operates with integrity and accountability. Some members are camp alumni, some have a family history with camp, and some were referred by friends or colleagues… and they all share a passion and love for camp and the children we serve. The Board works tirelessly to keep camp thriving. So here is a special shout-out to our Board… we thought it’d be nice to list their names here now:
President (as of July 8)
Board of Directors
Joseph Goldberg, D.D.S.
Lee M. Kaplan
Thomas S. Karger
Michele Mark Levine
Laurence H. Rubinstein*
Susan Namm Spencer
The other special event tomorrow is the Music Show. When Pete Seeger died in January, the outpouring of emotion from the SLC community was incredible. Pete was a tremendous friend to camp, and he touched so many of our lives.
We wanted to find a way for our alumni to join together in remembering Pete and to celebrate his life and his many visits to camp. So tomorrow we will hold the first annual Pete Seeger Music Show. It will feature songs sung by our campers, poignant memories, and opportunities for everybody to sing along.
Pete Seeger was a great man. His impact on SLC was profound. His impact on the world was remarkable. We hope that somewhere out there, he’ll be playing his banjo, smiling at SLC’s celebration of his legacy.