Saturday we drove down to Camp Sue Osborn near Burton, Ohio (in Geauga County) to pick Andy up from his week at overnight camp. Here’s what he looked like:
I guess he thought the nail polish went with his “Biker” persona, he didn’t shave all week either. Volunteers from the Brown Aveda Institute came to camp on Friday, the day of their big annual dance/party. There was even an article in our local newspaper about it. The girls got their nails done (and apparently some of the boys too!), massages, and hair styles. We had to sign a release so our kids could be “worked on”, which I did. I did not know if Andy would let them give him a massage but it was his choice, he sometimes surprises us! Well anyway, we thought it was funny and he said it was fun.
We got there a little too early, the kids were still finishing breakfast. They were having a Valentine’s Brunch, and were passing out Valentines and candy, and completeing a craft. I took some photos while we were waiting.
On Thursday night we went down to camp for their annual Talent Show. Andy did not participate, except as an audience member, but it was a lot of fun. The kids in the show put their whole heart and soul into it and there are always some surprises. Like the young man and woman who re-inacted a love scene from Mama Mia. His mother was there and she was quite surprised and perturbed. It wasn’t until I talked to her on Saturday that she even knew what they were doing, she had not seen the movie. In her opinion, it wasn’t suitable for the younger members in the camp – it was a little racy and may have caused some questions later. There may be some censoring next year, at least according to his mom!
Anyway, a good week was had by all it seems, despite the rainy and cool weather. Andy did not swim at all and that may be why. Another mother told me they had a choice to swim or nap, Andy said he chose the nap. I think he’s getting old! He had a great group in his cabin, a couple of counselors were back from previous years, and his friends Scott, Charlie, Kyle and Mike were there too.
He was glad to get back home though and we are sort of glad to have him back – no, just kidding – we did miss him a little bit! He’s got about 4 weeks until school starts and his Dad plans to put him to work at home.
Camp Sue is such a wonderful place, priceless really. A very dedicated staff makes this THE place to be the third week of July. Thanks to everyone who put together another successful camp year!