Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

Original writing: August 10, 2017

Well, now I’ve done it! A last-minute Midwest trip scheduled to visit family and friends I truly consider family. And on this tour through Maumee to Traverse City, I’ll be stopping along the way for a detour of the heart and stop by Storer. It’s high time after all, for it has been ~16 years since my last visit. Although in some regards, I never left as there is not a day that goes by I’m not reminded about some aspect of camp. From landmarks to the people, it is indeed a sacred place and time for a large community that shared so much, learned so much and grew so much together.

That’s what makes this pilgrimage special. Time to reconnect, reignite old friendships and reflect. Pay homage to some childhood heroes and enjoy these maturated relationships in the present. Also I hope I can capture some history along the way, either through oral histories recorded on a podcast or pictures shared from long ago. This odyssey is prescient as we stand on the edge of Storer’s 99th year.

On the Docket:

√ Camp visit
√ Meeting with Becky Spencer, Executive Director
√ Photography
√ Multi Media production
√ Visit with Mary Mennel
√ Visit with Jim & Judy Mohr
√ Visit with Clark & Marilyn Ewing (maybe Jenni Lane?)
√ See Dad & Connie in Maumee and visit with 2/3 brothers, their crews + some cousins (procure all old camper evals and camp ephemera from family archives).
√ Sleep?
√ Laugh
√ Enjoy

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Storer's 100th CelebrationJune 30, 2018
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