Our departure from camp today was fraught with all sorts of emotional ambivalence. Paulie and Elizabeth were, of course, eager to see us and excited to fill us in on all the goings-on around camp, but they were equally sad to leave their friends and the camp they love so dearly. Between gardening, dancing, canoeing and earth arts, which were Elizabeth's classes, and fishing, various sports, earth arts (with Elizabeth) and warrior training, which were Paulie's classes, they had so many new and exciting experiences that they were bubbling to tell us about.
We first approached Cabin 2 in search of Elizabeth.
And we found her with a group of amazing cabinmates.
including a warthog in disguise!
Then we headed down to find Paulie.
He was eager to show us his warrior staff.
Lightfoot, his warrior name, shows great promise in his warrior training.
A few last hugs from wonderful counsellors.
Until next year...