Dear Seneca session two 2018,
The past three and a half weeks have flown by in a heartbeat. The days feel like weeks, but suddenly the weeks disappear right in front of our eyes. We’ve stuck together, through the highs and the lows, to develop an incredibly unique bond that can only be found in the Seneca Sisterhood. We’ve seen all of you bring immense energy, passion, and joy to every activity we’ve done, whether it be belting out our favorite songs in the dining hall or eating as many blueberries as humanly possible on Seneca day. We poured our hearts into our respective Color War teams, but at the end of the program, the cheers for Seneca triumphed the cheers for red and blue. We formed unbreakable bonds with our Seneca families and exemplified what it means to be a Senecan to our new sisters. We created new inventions and conquered the s field in the muddiest game of “the floor is lava” to ever be played. We mastered the art of self defense and went on a successful food tour of the finger lakes region on S-day. As your staff, we are unbelievably grateful to have watched all of you mature into amazing role models, friends, and Seneca sisters. Thank you for making Seneca the best it can be. See you soon.
Seneca staff 2018
Here are some words from our final campfire speaker Hayden Reiner:
“Hi, I’m Hayden and this is my 6th summer at CSL. For those of you who know me even in the slightest, you know that I talk a lot. Something I haven’t ever acknowledged is the fact that I have been in Seneca for six sessions. It may not seem like a lot to you, but for me that is 147 days of headache causing french braids, intense games of SSL, and dance parties in the rain. From all my sessions in Seneca there has been one thing that has shaped every summer, which is sisterhood. Sisterhood is a difficult topic to get people who haven’t experienced Seneca to understand, because it sounds cheesy. The idea of sisterhood is meant to spread morals in which we all bring into other parts of camp and into our lives. After 147 days in Seneca some may say I’m an expert on sisterhood, but going into youngest I had no idea what I was in for. I expected Senecans to be unapproachable and intimidating. Once I was welcomed into the village I then saw how caring and genuine the oldest and middle girls were. And FYI, we don’t only care about our straightened hair and our shabbat outfits, in fact that is far from the reality. The reality is that we get excited about the little things in camp, we cheer and sing everywhere we go, we get into every program, and we are the most empathetic and the funniest girls you’ll ever meet. Over six sessions in Seneca, I’ve made countless memories, but what I really want to carry with me for the rest of my life are the people that make up this incredible sisterhood.”
Thank you for reading The Senechronicles,