Fridays with Franky: The WeHaKee Community
Happy Friday everyone! As you may know, around this time of year I take a couple Fridays in a row to introduce our summer staff. The counselors and seasonal staff work with our campers and make some pretty amazing things happen. They form cabin communities and friendships to last a lifetime. They work to resolve the natural conflicts that come with living in community and then rise to meet challenges together. This work that they do is so important, both campers and counselors alike.
I want to make sure you’ve had the chance to meet them all, because some of them are already on their way to WeHaKee to begin preparations for staff training and then campers! You can read about them in these posts: here, here, here, here, here, and here! Hear, hear! 🙂
There are some essential parts of the community that don’t always get the highlight they deserve, and they don’t seek it. All year long, Lenny (our property manager) has been maintaining and improving our camp facilities. Even on the coldest days of the winter he found ways to improve the summer! You’ll want to come to camp to see the freshly repaired and rebuild mailbox, the meticulously maintained cabins, and the fresh clean pool. And you will really want to meet Lenny. He was formerly head of maintenance at the local school, and can’t wait for camp to be busy instead of empty! He’s been joined by Shane, the maintenance assistant for the past few months.
For a while now the cabins have been undergoing a thorough spring cleaning. You’ll have to thank Joanne for that. When the campers come she’ll be in the kitchen, but she has already been in almost every building at camp and they are sparkling!
There are some familiar and new faces in the kitchen as well, and believe it or not, they are already cooking! Menu planning, ordering, and prepping are underway in the freshly cleaned and organized kitchen. The kitchen staff really make camp possible, and delicious!
So many people help us make camp possible. So remember to thank the cooks, the housekeepers, the maintenance staff, and the bus drivers. Thank your counselors. And thank yourself! Put the effort in to make the best of the relationships you build this summer and you will receive double back!
So here’s a big thank you from Bob and Maggie, our directors, and Thatch and Franky, their helpers. We are so glad to be apart of the community. But we know we couldn’t do it without you.
Still a few spots left… join us in 2019! You won’t regret it!