It is a universally accepted fact for those in the camp fair circuit that January is a marathon, not a sprint. Each weekend and the occasional weekday, we pack up our displays and brochures and set out across the East Coast and from time to time, across the pond, to talk about our respective loves, our summer camps. Like runner lacing up their shoes, we pack extras and visualize the course ahead.
But just like pre-run stretchers and warm-ups, there are things you have to keep in mind to be successful. First, drink enough water before hand and then bring more along with you. You are going to be talking for at least 3 hours, on and off; hydration is key. Second, comfortable shoes are a lifeline. Though some choose to sit, I have always been a stander, regardless of the length of the fair. It’s far easier to have conversations and I can’t sit still to begin with so it’s sort of a moot point. Third, it’s always good to refresh your pertinent details, what you most want people to know about camp.
This last one is, I have to admit, has fallen by the wayside since I’ve come to Fleur de Lis. I find it easy to talk about what it is that makes FDL the incredible place it is, one that serves as a second home to so many. This has only been helped by all of you sharing your stories and enthusiasm and even taking the time to come out and join us at the fairs. Thank you so much.
As for me, I still have a little bit of this marathon left to go, so if you are in the Moorestown, NJ area, please come join us at the Moorestown Friends fair this afternoon.