Week One, Wednesday
The sun was out today! What a wonderful blessing! It was something else to see the happy faces of the kids heading off to swim at swimming lessons, and paddle canoes at boating class, and run across the fields for soccer class. Calumet is the kind of place that notes success based on smiles and how those smiles are shared with each other. It's been almost 55 years since A. Swante Johnson, a traveling salesman from Grace Lutheran Church in Needham, found this perfect piece of property for the Lutheran Church's new camp for boys and girls. There simply is no way that he and the other founders of Calumet could have come close to imagining what their preicious find would produce. This place has nurtured thousands of people with waters lapping at toes by the beach, soft grass cradling heads in the fields, and trees offering cool shade on warm days. Those joys have been felt as people laughed with other people ... shared with other people ... helped other people wonder and learn. Check out a couple brilliant moments from today. Thanks to the dock jumpers, Campfield, some L&S kids, and Jane.