We’re so excited for Winterfest, we can’t be the only ones dreaming about it! In fact, here’s the story of two campers who just can’t wait to get to camp. It’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… Pine Cove style. We are proud to present “Twas the Night Before Winterfest”!

Twas the Night Before Winterfest 1

‘Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the home
Campers lay sleeping, as still as a gnome.
Their trunks sat all packed in the light of the moon,
In hopes that the night would bring morning soon.

The campers were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of skit characters danced in their heads.
And dreams upon dreams of Winterfest fun
Made time move more quickly; the night over and done.

'Twas the Night Before Winterfest 2

The youngest, at eight, was Towers-bound,
He loved singing carols, oh what a sound!
Excited to ride the bus full of cheers,
Sitting with counselors and meeting new peers.

He dreamed of the staff preparing the camp,
Shining the zip lines and “bumping the lamp.”
He saw cooks baking cookies and cakes for the feast,
Preparing to feed campers dressed in their fleece.

Twas The Night Before Winterfest 3

Next he saw wranglers preparing the barn,
Putting on saddles and blankets of yarn.
The horses, they loved to run and play games,
Until each wrangler called them by name:

“Here Pistol, here Phoenix, here Dusty and Clyde,
Come Woody and Holliday, away we will ride!
The campers are coming for trail rides galore,
We must get you ready, on your backs they will soar!”

And then like opening presents on Christmas morn’
He smiled ear to ear at the sound of a horn.
One thing it could mean, so he jumped with delight
It was time for Club, to sing songs through the night.

Twas The Night Before Winterfest 4

Down the hall his sister slept sound in her bed,
Dreaming not of the Towers, but the Timbers instead.
As fast as The Flash the summer flew by,
Her heart could not wait for Winterfest to arrive.

She dreamed of her counselor and old cabin-mates
And meeting new people and all that awaits.
Their cabin would laugh and have fun playing games
With zip lines and dances, oh the memories they’d frame!

Twas the Night Before Winterfest 5

“Look there on the stage,” cried her cabin-mate.
“Who could it be? I just cannot wait!”
Then she turned and she saw them: Family Force 5.
Did I mention she couldn’t wait for the day to arrive?

They took to the stage, instruments in hand
To rock out a show with the set they had planned.
She sang and she danced to each song that they played,
But it was the Wobble that truly made her day!

Twas the Night Before Winterfest 6

These visions though exciting were only a dream,
But it won’t be long now till they arrive on the scene.
Greeted by staffers with cheers of delight,
Each exclaiming, “Welcome campers, it’s Winterfest night!”