The Sound of Silence
"But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token..."
Camp is pretty quiet right now with only the Office Staff here preparing for Staff Training. But the air is thick with anticipation for the arrival of old friends and new. About 30 staff members will arrive this afternoon and that number will increase exponentially over the next five days. Camp will evolve from silence and stillness to cheering and instruction. The smallest things that suggest the start of Summer 2014 are met with an undeniable fervor. The parade of camp vans arriving down the dirt road yesterday was welcomed with photos and cheers, you'd have thought it was a celebrity cavalcade. There was a "party" down the bunkline dedicated to getting beds made and ready for the International Staff. Here at Camp Matoaka we enjoy celebrating even the smallest of moments, it is all part of the Matoaka Magic.