Word of the Day – Hope

Word of the Day – Hope

Aug 18, 2020

Tuesday’s Note from Mr. Bart

Mornin’ Camp!

It was a bit cool when I woke up today. So I pulled on my favorite camp hoodie to head out to walk Rudy. A warm sweatshirt on a cool August morning… now that is a camp feeling I know and love.

I could see it was a little foggy but the light blue sky peeking through the trees told me we’ll have a good day. Over by the bridge, I notice a small deer walking over to get a drink in the creek, which is a little low this year. I see the spiders worked their magic last night, as the rays of morning sun catch the water beads on the incredible maze of cobwebs across the rusty blue steel. I wonder if one of the campers will catch a fish from that bridge today during Outdoors class?

Next I head back up the path and hear laughter and shouting coming from the pool. It’s polar bear time and of course Mrs Angie’s got her tribe all lined up to be the first in. Mr Jim is getting ready to play the first music of the day before he takes his plunge in that chilly pool water. I’m guessing it’ll be “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”. It’s too early for “Chicken Fried”.

The nurses are busying about the Health Lodge making a second pot of coffee. They’ve been up for awhile already, getting the morning meds set. I hear all the strange and wonderful noises coming from Special, as I make my way up to the dining hall. There’s only one place in the world you can be when you hear those early morning sounds to start your day. The best place.

I woke up with camp love in my heart today. I hope you did too…


That is today’s word.

I hope you think of GVRC today and I hope it brings you a smile.

I hope you find peace in your camp thoughts.

I hope this world heals soon, so we can get back to the things we love; like being together with the people of GVRC at Camp Sam Wood.

I hope you you have a great day finding ways to keep you hopeful for a better tomorrow!

Here Is Love… and Hope!

PS – I hope we have camp bbq chicken for dinner tonight. With garlic roasted potatoes and corn on the cob. And Mr Kent’s chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

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Have love in your hearts today my friends. Smile and glow in the knowledge that you have made a difference in a child's life, many many children's lives in fact, for your connection to GVRC. Thank you for that. You are loved. Keep loving GVRC, it's more than a 1 week summer camp.  -Mr. Bart #gvrc ...

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