Today has been a beautiful day in Wawa! Our villages spent the morning making candles, going boating, playing basketball, and splashing in the creek. We took a break from activities to hydrate and eat pizza for lunch. After that we had our first Hoopla of the session, which is a time for all of our villages to shout cheers loud and proud outside, until we finish with a camp wide Wawayanda cheer all together. Later in the afternoon we did archery, capture the flag, arts and crafts, and jumped through sprinklers in the garden to cool off from the heat. 

It was a great day! As the sun goes down, our campers are all out finishing up their evening activities and getting ready for bed. The cheers and giddy excitement are reverberating through the valley. Soon, smiles will fade into sleep until it’s time for another great day tomorrow!

Nick Lomauro

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Nick Lomauro

Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.

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