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Make Camp a Place to Fall in Love
It's no secret that camp is a place for love.  Many remember an innocent first kiss at a DJ Party, flirting with a crush on the back of the bus, or holding hands by the lake.    But love occurs in other ways, at other moments, all over camp.  Here's an example:  

Once upon a time, there was a chubby kid attending sleep-away camp for the first time.  This child didn't fit the traditional mold.  He  wasn't your typical athlete (see example------>), he wasn't an exceptionally good artist, and he was afraid of heights.

One day his counselor, Brett, told him about auditions for the camp play, "The Jungle Book." He auditioned, and in a stroke of typecasting genius, he got the part of Balloo.  3 weeks later, he was in a speedo, covered in gray house paint, singing "The Bear Necessities" with a mouth full of bananas.  The audience roared, the  show was a hit, and the kid fell in love.

I still remember the curtain call that day and the hours I spent in the lake trying to wash that paint off.    If it weren't for this moment, I wouldn't be who I am today (and I highly doubt I would be writing this newsletter.)  

Stories like this occur everyday at camp and futures are made because of it.   It's why we do what we do.  This Valentine's day, we hope you take a moment to appreciate all the love you've created. 

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Artist Spotlight
SHAWN SHAFNER is a theatre-maker, educator, and performer. His NYC acting credits include performances at Madison Square Garden, Theater Row, Joe's Pub, The Club at La Mama, and Classic Stage Company.  He is the recipient of a 2005 Spielberg Fellowship, holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has trained in Russia at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy.

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