From the top of the tallest pine tree at camp there are invisible bungee cords that stretch from the very tip of the tree to our hearts.
Now, bungee cords are elastic; they’re not chains. That means they stretch. They allow us to leave camp and go out into the world at home, school, and work.
But, bungee cords only stretch so far before they give you a little tug backwards. You can tell when your bungee cord is stretched too far. You might feel sad or lonely and need to remember the friendship, love and support of camp. You might be going through life without remembering the lessons you learned at camp. So when you stretch your bungee cords too much they give you a little tug to remind you what’s really important in life.
Our invisible bungee cords can be tugged in many different ways. The tugs might be when you hear a camp song, remember a funny thing that happened at camp, see or hear from a camp friend, hear laughter, see a starry sky that reminds you of camp, or just feel the love and support of camp.
A tug on your bungee cord can make many different things happen. Maybe your bungee cord will tug you all the way back to camp next year or maybe it will simply bring you a smile to brighten your day. However you stretch your bungee cord, remember that it will always tie your heart to the top of the tallest tree at camp and in turn tie your heart to everyone else’s heart forever.