From the Directors

Wow! Can you believe it has been a month since we said goodbye to our 2021 camp season? I know we can’t! It flew by faster than the bald eagle that was hanging around the Friendship Circle this summer.

This summer may have been shorter than the past years but it spoke to the true legacy that the CYC community is.

We had a lot of visitors this summer! Our parents, siblings, and cousins were the most expected. Then we had camper parents come to poke around who told us about the years they had been on staff! There was a visitor who was a camper the same year as the moon landing but had just missed the week where campers and staff alike gathered around the single TV on site to watch the historic moment.

Our most surprising visitor came in the form of an older gentleman in a Hawaiian shirt and using a cane. He shared with us that his name was Bob and out of the front pocket of that ostentatious shirt he pulled out a felt circle that proclaimed him the ‘Best Camper 1950’. This man took the time to road trip up to Big Sandy Lake for a twenty minute mini tour of a place that held such important memories for him. The fact that he held on to an award for 71 years is a testament to the meaning of CYC and the life changing impact it has on a person. 

Speaking of life changing impact, there were seven former campers on staff this year. Taking their amount of years as campers (not even their joint years on staff) it translates to over 50 years of CYC experience, memories, and fun. The most common answers they gave when asked why they wanted to return were, ‘CYC feels like home’ and ‘It’s where I feel the closest to God.’ When we talk about the CYC legacy the desire to return is just one of the roots that makes our community so strong. 

As we enter into our 75th year we thank you for being a part of the CYC community. We look forward to making even more memories with you! We want to hear your stories of your favorite memories at camp-please send them in to legacy@cycamp.org. Pictures are welcome; we’d love to feature you on our instagram!

 

Less than 10 months to camp!

-Courtney and Augusta

"Not once did I EVER hear put downs. And CYC is the best camp to be at!!! And I bet this year will be even better." - Isabel

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