As parents arrive today to pick up their sons from our first session, I’d like to share a poem written by a long-time camp mom and good friend.
With thanks for the opportunity to work with your sons, and in gratitude for those serving on our staff this summer.
“Today my sons came home from camp –
Happy, strong, and tan.
In each there is a different look –
Still boy, but nearer man.
I listen as they tell their tales
Of hikes, and food, and sun.
I laugh with them as they recall
The days of special fun.
Tonight God hears a mother’s prayer
As she gathers in her day.
She’s grateful that her boys are home,
Yet pleased they went away.
Thank you, dear Lord, for mountains tall,
For forests, trails, and streams,
But most of all for men who help,
Young boys to reach for dreams.”
-Mur Taylor, 1971