At the end of closing campfire the Torchbearers, campers that can no longer return as regular campers, are recognized. They are comissioned to go out into the world bearing this torch, the light of Tecumseh, the light of Christ. I think that message doesn't just hold true for these crying boys from Arapaho and girls from Teton but for all of us. Tecumseh family and everyone everywhere. We need to spread light and joy wherever we go. Really, when we have that option why would we choose to do something else?
Last night we finished the summer of 2010 at the staff banquet. It's a celebration of the hard-work of counselors and staff and of how God has worked in campers lives. It is bittersweet for sure. I'm thankful for everything that has happened in the past 10 weeks and so sad that it has come to an end. I don't think that I can be anything but a mix of happy and sad in this transition.
Scott left us with these wise words that reminded me of the Torchbearers.
Do good work.
Stay in touch.