Camp T-Shirt Day 2020

Happy Camp T-Shirt Day 2020! We’ve been on Zoom this week for a virtual conference through the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC). It felt a little bit like educational camp for adults, and it made us really miss the amazing Sanborn community that we know and love.

One of our fellow WAIC members, Sara from Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp, left us with this quote at the end of this year’s conference:
“Shared experiences narrow the distance.”
Of course, we know that that is why camp is so important and impactful. But this year, we’ve all had a different type of shared experience. It’s not one that we’ve had in person - and there have been stressful moments, unexpected joys, learning and growth in ways we never planned for, Internet frustrations, not nearly enough hugs - but one that the world all did together. And so, in a small way, the distance narrowed between all of us.

We want to narrow that distance even more. Although we may not have seen you in person in a while, we’d love to see your camp spirit online this week! Tag us all week in your favorite camp swag - shirts, pants, buffs, bandanas, stickers… you name it. Share your stories (pandemic or otherwise) and tell us how your camp experience has informed the way you go about the world today.

We miss you!

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Emily Burnham
About Emily Burnham

Emily has worn a variety of hats here at Sanborn over the years. She began as a camper, then worked on staff for four summers while affectionately known as “Edna,” taught as an instructor at High Trails Outdoor Education Center, and now works as the Program Specialist for High Trails. Her favorite things about camp include eating liberal quantities of chippy dippy bars, singing a little bit too loudly at Vespers, and watching campers accomplish incredible feats. She recently graduated with a degree in sociology from Colorado College and now lives at camp, counting down the days until summer each year.