After such an intense experience, living together and moving through the days together with so many people, it is difficult to say goodbye—to say the very least. Here is a range of photos from the final day of session 2. From these you can get a sense of the range of responses to impending departure, and, also, of the frenetic activity that goes into making it all work smoothly, so that everyone gets the best and most fitting ending possible. See a few captions below the photos.

X holds forth.

These girls from Sacky cabin 17 wrote and here perform their cabin song. It’s quite good.

The CITs, after a month together, desperately say goodbye.

“Big Al” and Meems, Tacoma counselors.

They’re all staying another session.

CEO Jerry Huncosky preps the dining hall floor for check-out.

Lizzie loves waterfront. Her dad, Chris, when he was a camper in the 1970s here, loved waterfront too.

Mike McNamee, who was a counselor and VC in the early 1980s, stands with Ceri Duff, daughter of Stuart Duff, who also worked at FV in the 80s and his Mike’s best mate. Mike’s daughter Ffion was a CIT here this month. They traveled from Wales to make it happen.

Morgan describes for the Hird how the final day will work.

Michaela and Heather, creative writing instructors on the A-team.

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