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September 7, 2022

Dear Camp Families,
It has been my greatest pleasure to serve Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp as the Executive Director over the last 14 summers. The farm, campers, staff, and all the silly times hold a very special place in my heart that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you, parents, for entrusting me with your children and making our camp community one of the best in Nashville area! Thank you, campers, for always bringing the smiles and camp magic to Whippoorwill. We know Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp could not have survived 50 years without the support and love from all of you.

I do hope our paths cross again. Please say hi if you ever see my family and me out in the community. I love it when campers tap me on the shoulder at TPAC or stare intently in Target. It has been a joy to watch your campers grow and thrive summer after summer.

And to my staff, both recent and in years past; hiring you, coaching you, watching you develop into amazing servant leaders has been my truest passion. Thank you for teaching me along the way and giving so much of yourselves to our staff and camp family. I always tell you I’m here no matter what, and that still holds true. I want to continue to be a resource for you in your schooling and professional lives. Please keep in touch and never hesitate to reach out.

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp is magic, and I hope each of you hold onto that magic and those memories for years to come.

Happy Camping.
Shanelle Rauh