Camp Walt Whitman held it’s Annual Morry’s 5K Fun Run today. All campers and staff experienced the excitement of the race which took place on a scenic tree-lined course through our beautiful camp. The route was fun and challenging at the same time. Starting in groups at the waterfront, the camp was alive with support and cheers. Along the course, water and powerade was available. To keep the race-day excitement going, music was heard along the course, as well as colorful splashes of water and powder. At the finish line, campers took time to celebrate their accomplishment for challenging themselves and completing the race and not giving up by jumping into the lake in their race gear.
"Everyone deserves a chance to experience the joy of summer camp," said James, a junior camper, before the start of the race. The run is held annually to support and raise awareness for Project Morry. Project Morry was founded in 1995, inspired by the vision of Morry Stein, who recognized the long-term impact that camping had on the lives of children, and wanted this experience to be shared with children from all socioeconomic groups.
A sincere "thank you" to those Camp Walt Whitman families that donated to Project Morry, and giving the invaluable gift of summer camp to children regardless of economic status.
"I love running and can't wait for the race," said Katie, a camper in Bunk 12B.
"Project Morry is a great cause to help support those kids who wish to attend sleepover camp," said Sophie, a camper in Bunk 12C (pictured on the right with her bunkmate Ari).
Throughout the course, campers were greeted with cheers and colorful splashes.
At the conclusion of the race, campers removed their sneakers and ran to the lake to cool off and celebrate their accomplishments.