So Long Session 2!
Dear Wawa Session 2,
Bibbley, Bibbley, Bibbley!!! There are no words to express how incredible you all are as human beings and how positively you impacted the Frost Valley community. I am so proud of all of the new things you tried, the adventures we had, and the respect and love you gave to one another. I am so happy that we spent the past two weeks together.
While the school year will be long, and some of you won’t be back for Winter Camp or with your School, I hope that you never forget everything that you learned here. Take the memories we made, the friendships you created, and the confidence that you built and take it with you back home and into your communities. Don’t stop smiling for a second, I know that you all can smile, you’ve been doing it non-stop! And continue to put those core values into action and make the world a better place.
Although you may think this is good bye, its more of a see you later. Until we meet again on the Hill, or in the Dining Hall, or at CiT Point, I wish you the best of luck with your school year, and will be eagerly waiting for your return.
Peace, Love, Bibbley, and the Wawayanda Spirit,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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