Summer is over until it starts again
Mercersburg’s Campus has a different feel to it without the myriad of boisterous campers attacking every activity with a torrent of unbridled excitement and energy. The dining hall is a formal place, where banging on the table would get you excused and shouting at the top of your lungs is an equally serious offense. Classrooms are filled with students fastidiously absorbing instruction from Mercersburg faculty. These sophisticated spaces now housing intensive curricula ranging from the fine arts to science and math were once the site of adventure camp’s renowned enrichments where campers enjoyed exploring the reaction between diet coke and mentos in Old School Science Lab, an impromptu photo shoot in Digital Photography or the unpredictable slapstick of the Laugh Factory. Mercersburg’s expansive sports fields, home to numerous varsity athletes this fall, remember the days when hundreds of screaming kids and teenagers valiantly battled on their grounds for either the hurricanes or tornadoes in capture the flag, relay races, tug of war and unforgettable marathons. A campfire pit nestled in an alcove of trees tucked away in the back corner of campus recedes into obscurity content to rest and relive the nights of epic camp medleys, cheers, skits and camper testimonies. This place will never be the same, until next summer.