Dear Camp Ojibwa Families,
Laura’s Lens is guest writing this blog to provide a summary of Camp from a new perspective. As I reflect on the summer, I wanted to give you a different vantage of what is behind the photos that you see. We capture a moment in time, but, at home, you don’t get the opportunity to see the full picture. I hope to fill that void just a bit.
All summer long, while I walk around camp taking photographs, I witness magical moments. Some larger than others, but all special in their own right. What I have come to realize in my two summers up at Ojibwa, is that this place, these grounds, have an ability, unlike any other camp, any other team, any other activity, to create memories and build meaningful, long lasting friendships. I see it when I capture a staff man surrounded by his campers, as they stare at him grasping on every word that comes out of his mouth. I see it when the teams congratulate each other and say good game, win or lose. I see it when the oldest campers are having a rap session on the Collegiate Week bench with the Cabin 1 crew. I see it when the “boys of summer” come and visit, retelling their stories to each other, and sharing new tales with campers and staff. I see it every day, before dinner, when the boys are just hanging on the campus. Oftentimes, I can’t believe my eyes; it is as if I am learning the secrets of a magician. Ojibwa has cracked the code and gives these campers the greatest gift, true brotherhood.
I hope that throughout the summer, I was able to capture some of this magic at work. This summer was incredible and we are already looking forward to 2020!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your son’s summer, and I hope that you enjoyed the show from home. We will upload a final album for the summer tomorrow. Last sleep, before the buses tomorrow!