camp-songs

I have a song for you to post!

This probably is a song only from my camp but who knows. I work at a ymca camp and we teach the kids that 4 core values of the YMCA, one of which is honesty. So here is the song:

Honesty
Honesty
Is a persons very best quality
Because if you lie
You will cry
The truth makes us feel good inside!

What is a counselor?
She is somewhere between girl and adult, able to tell hilarious jokes and play twenty rounds of gaga ball, and be in charge of the happiness and safety of 25 brownies.
She is an underpaid babysitter, a peer mediator, a referee and coach, a vibrant artist, comedian, and a doctor in an emergency.
She can mend broken friendships as easy as torn jeans. She is known for her ability to locate those lost socks, getting up for campers no matter what time, and the ability to belt camp songs for 45 minutes.
She works 24 hours a day, caring for the most prized possessions of hundreds of adults much older than she. She is expected to teach, listen, comfort, lead, and be fearless.
Above all else, a counselor is loved by her campers. They may not remember her name, but they will remember her. And that is why she is a camp counselor.

This is why you are a camp counselor.

—  My Leadership Director
Magic
Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain
Magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again
Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave
I do believe in magic, I believe

When I was young I thought the stars were made for wishing on And every hole deep in a tree might hide a leprechaun Old houses all had secret rooms, if you could find the key I do believe in magic, I believe Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain Magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave I do believe in magic, I believe Growing up the grown-ups said someday I'd wake to find That magic's just a childhood dream I'd have to leave behind Like clothes that would no longer fit and toys that I'd ignore I'd not believe in magic anymore Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain Magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave I do believe in magic, I believe Now that I am grown I found that much to my surprise Magic did not fade away, it took a new disguise A child, a friend, a smile, a song, the courage to stand tall I do believe in magic, after all Magic is the sun that makes a rainbow out of rain Magic keeps the dream alive to try and try again Magic is the love that stays when good friends have to leave I do believe in magic, love's the greatest magic I do believe in magic, I believe
On My Honor

On my honor, I will try.
There’s a duty to be done and I say aye.
There’s a reason to be here for a reason above.
My honor is to try and my duty is to love.

People don’t need to know my name.
If I’ve done any harm, then I’m to blame.
If I’ve helped someone, then I've helped me.
And I’ve opened up my eyes to see.

I’ve tucked away a song or two.
If you’re feeling low, there’s one for you.
If you need a friend, then I will come.
And there’s many more where I come from.

Chorus

Come with me where the fire burns bright,
We can even see better by the candle’s light.
And we’ll find more meaning in a campfire’s glow,
Than we’ve ever found in a year or so.

Chorus

We’ve a promise to always keep.
And to pray “Softly Falls” before we sleep.
We are Girl Scouts together and when we’re gone,
We’ll still be trying and singing this song.

Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears
On up the meadow, water somewhere
We were the only ones there.

Wild horses rushing, dry lakes and peaks
Finding the love there, everyone seeks
Hiking to rainbows, sunsets, and stars
Just finding out who we are

We shall return here, one lucky day
Our hearts will guide us, they know the way
People in cities don’t understand
Falling in love with the land

Moon on the meadow, bugs in our ears
Smoke in our eyes, wet wood and tears
On up the meadow, water somewhere
With you my friend, I am there