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There Is No Goodbye Without a Lobster Banquet!

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Good Morning HVC!

It’s Mag-O-Llama here with your daily update. It’s been a somber morning all throughout the camp, as departure day is upon us. I believe Taj Mahal said it best yesterday by saying, “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” I think we are all feeling a sense of this as we part ways this morning. If you’re looking for a recap of what we got up to in the last 24 hours, keep reading:

Yesterday was full of packing things up and getting camp ready for us to head back to our homes today. Campers also had a closing activity with their cabins to close up the summer and celebrate everything that has been achieved as a cabin.

Later in the evening we had the most wonderful meal of all, the lobster banquet! It was so beautiful to enjoy a final meal together and participate in a tradition that means so much to us all. I also can’t forget to mention that there was SO MUCH ICE CREAM!!!

With the lobster banquet coming to a close, Chris and Lillian said their final goodbye to the campers  after 35 + years of making the most spectacular meals for us all. Words can not describe how much their meals have meant to us over the years. Check out some of the pictures below to see this special moment.

As always, we headed up to Pine Grove after our delicious meal to have a special moment of sharing songs, poems, and having a candle light ceremony to say goodbye to the friends new and old. As the night came to a close, you could feel all of the love that this community has for one another. It was truly a special sight.

As the sun rose this morning, Taj and Forbidden Planet woke the whole camp up with songs and chants, and we all gathered to send off the campers taking the bus home. Although it was sad, we did the funky chicken and remembered that we will always have this moment waiting for us again.

Check back tomorrow for a final post as we wrap up for the summer and get camp ready for the fall/winter months.

Peace, Love, and Llama Hugs,



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