Mistakes You Make  by Tim Seston

G        Take a row in a boat
D        Take a dip in the lake
G        Take a break for a moment
D        Just to bake up a cake
C        There are sweeter things in life
Am        Than the times you’re thinking about
D G        All the mistakes that you make

G        Face the path that you’ve taken
D        Face the time and the place
G        Face that moment you slowed
D        The whole pace of your race
C        Hold the space that you need
Am        To get out of the weeds
D G         Then lead the next time with more grace.

C G        Your right here in the present
C G        With you history in the past
C  Am        Draw from the experience and put in your pocket
D D7        For the future is approaching fast

G        Then find some place special
D        And find someone kind
G        Go find an activity
D        That eases your mind
C        Carve out some time
Am        So that you can unwind
D G        And leave all your troubles behind

G        Hike up a mountain
D        Or bike down the street
G        Strike up a conversation
D        With the people you meet
C        Bump, set, spike
Am        Sing a song at the mic
D G        Do whatever it is that you like.

C G        Your right here in the present
C G        With you history in the past
C  Am        Draw from the experience and put in your pocket
D D7        For the future is approaching fast

G D        Take a row in a boat        Take a dip in the lake
G D        Take a break for a moment        Just to bake up a cake
C        There are sweeter things in life
Am        Than the times you’re thinking about
D G        All the mistakes that you make
D G        Because you going to make lots of mistakes
Mistakes You Make
Time To Choose

The rain storm has put a damper on the spirit of
many of the campers.  There are members of
both teams that just want to go home.  There are
also members of both teams that see opportunity
for having fun and setting a more positive tone.  

As the show starts to wind down the message in
"Mistakes You Make" is clear.

Camp is a wonderful place for kids to experience
minor struggles, small setbacks, and many
mistakes.  Summer camps are staffed by
counselors with boundless energy and a wide
range of strategies for helping children navigate
their time away from home.  It is the daily
experiences and all the one on one conversations
that help kids grow into the people they want to
be.

My wife introduced Camp Pok-O-MacCready to
me when we were young adults.  She had been a
counselor there during her college years.  We
used to go up to Willsboro, NY to see friends
and join in reunion festivities.  When our children
were ready for camp, our second family was all
ready to take them in. Our biggest challenge was
to work with Camp to help our son Luke
navigate the summer program in his motorized
wheelchair.  It was my chance to be a more
integral part of the camp family as well.  I
love
being the Drama director at Camp.
One Way or the Other
Drawing by Ali Veitch