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February 2015 Newsletter

Boys’ Cabin 11 Reflections

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This month we are featuring boys’ cabin 11 from our 2014 summer. Reflections from our cabin counselors and campers in this cabin best exemplifies the camaraderie, fun and spirit of cabin life at FLC. It also helps our campers and staff keep their FLC memories alive throughout the year.  Thank you to all who shared!

Boys cabin 11 “If I had to pick a memory from cabin 11 first session, it would have to be from the day we took our cabin picture. We had a great cabin, we all became very close and the day we took our cabin photo really showed the true colors of our cabin chemistry. One of our cabin mates was not feeling well and was unable to be present at the time of the photo but because of the timing of the photographer, we had to keep to the schedule. Thankfully we were given a second chance and had another cabin photo taken later that day when our sick cabin mate was feeling better. It would not have been the same without him. We all decided to take the photo in our favorite pajama pants. It really put a smile on all of our faces. We wore shorts under out pjs and had a funny picture taken of us dropping our pajama pants with our shorts still on. The kids all had a good laugh, and they were happy that we got to take the photo as a whole cabin. That was a great moment.” -Tyler Potterton -cabin counselor

“Cabin 11, these boys are one in a million! They kept a smile on my face for the summer!! These young men are a fantastic example of what FLC is about! They were adventurous, kind, funny and a pleasure to be around. There was never a dull moment in this cabin and these campers gave me the best experience one could ask for! See you in summer2015
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– Jamie Kerrigan -cabin counselor

“Cabin 11 was a gift. For a month I had 10 brothers that looked after me all the time. It was really cool how there were people from places all over the world like Guinea or Russia. All of us came from different cultures. We all spoke different languages, but still we bonded, and had the best time. Cabin 11 was the best cabin to be in, so fun, so great, it is so hard to describe it. It didn’t matter if we were inside or outside the cabin. It didn’t matter if we were playing rugby or down at the waterfront, family was there.” -Jerry Barecelo, camper

 “A favorite memory for me from cabin 11 was from first session. Our counselors, Jamie, Tyler and Steven, coordinated for us to take a morning run. We all woke up before reveille and ran from our cabin to the end of the camp road and back.  It was my first time. It was really great to see the entire cabin want to come together to do something as a group in a way that was different then anything any other cabin experienced.” -Skyeler Devlin, camper

 “A cabin 11 memory that remains strong in my mind is performing at campfire this past year.  While in a music period, Noah and I decided to write a rap song. It turned out to be pretty rhythmic, so we continued to practice in the cabin, found a beat-boxer, and decided to perform at campfire.  Eventually we went on to write and perform a second rap for Candlelight Campfire.  Both practicing and performing our songs are definitely some of the most enjoyable and entertaining memories from camp.  At FLC you can do incredibly ridiculous or embarrassing things in front of a huge audience without feeling pressure, and have an amazing time doing it.” –Elijah Gelfman-Randazzo, camper