Summer 2016 In Photos

My summers at camp are all about photos. Photos of the kids, photos of my friends, photos of theme days, evening activities, campfires… endless photos. Photos, photos, photos. What on earth do I do with all these photos when the summer is over? Well first I print all my favourites and put them all over my bedroom walls. And then I try to think of other ways to use and share them, trying to show other people how fun summer camp really is. Like in a blog post perhaps?

I did this last year and it was so great to go back through all my photos and choose one to represent every week I spent at camp (super hard too!). So I thought I’d have a go at it again this year. As part of my job at camp each summer is to take all the photos for our social media and our parents to see, I often end up taking thousands of photos – this year I hit 20,000 photographs in the 15 short weeks I was there, so it was perhaps an even more difficult task to choose just one single photo from each week. But here goes…

Week 1 – It’s good to be home.

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The first sunset of the summer

Week 2 – Birthday weed whacking!

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Birthdays at camp are the best

Week 3 – Staff training begins!

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Everyone loves a shaving cream fight, right?

Week 4 – Best friends in the moonlight.

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Sharing a moment with my favs

Week 5 – Summer begins (i.e. the kids arrive!).

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Welcome to the best summer ever.

Week 6 – There’s nothing quite like July 4th celebrations at camp.

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July 4th you say?

Week 7 – I love an all-camp photo!

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Session 2 comes to an end

Week 8 – When I say colour, you say war. Colour. War. Colour. War!

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Which team will win?

Week 9 – On the boat is a great way to spend intersession.

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Out on the lake with some of the best

Week 10 – Getting our dance on. These are my people.

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Dancing on benches is my favourite

Week 11 – The storm to end all storms.

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This is actual, real-life lightning!

Week 12 – The end has come, it’s staff banquet night!

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Super team, unite.

Week 13 – Watching the sunset in the first week of Fall.

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I could watch these sunsets forever

Week 14 – The penultimate week. A boat, great friends and a dog.

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It was a boat party baby…

Week 15 – The sun sets on another incredible summer. Goodbye America. See you in 2017.

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The end
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