Last night we celebrated the Point O’Pines tradition of first campfire.
The first campfire is lit with the torches of spirit, friendship, loyalty and beauty by our Blue and White team captains and lieutenants. The fire is joined by the ashes of wishes made at last year’s final campfire and those of all our previous summers at camp. We read the heart-warming wishes made for the campers by our alumnae, which also joined the flames. Finally we added wish sticks representing all of the years of camp both past and future and the hopes of all of this years campers for each other.
We said a few words of appreciation for Hoby and Norma Rosen who created Point O’Pines Camp in 1957, and started our camp’s many traditions. Hoby passed away this year, and it is particularly important that we recognize Hoby and Norma this year at camp.
The first campfire brings us all together in front of the fire, the lake, the mountains and the sky. What a great way to get our summer started!