Scenic view of trees at camp

Twas the Night Before Winterfest

by Mallory BrandenburgPosted Dec 13, 2012

Night Before Winterfest

Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the camp
The Timbers staff was working; bumping the lamp
The Christmas lights were hung on the cabins with care,
In hopes that the campers soon would be there;

The summer staff were driving from near and afar,
Recovering from finals by blasting Tedashii in their car;
And Guaps with his crew all ready to go,
Trying to figure out a way to make it snow.

When out on the dock there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bunk to see what was the matter.
Away to the field I flew like a flash,
But stopped on my way to pick up some trash. (Holy Spirit Conviction)

“Now, BRICKHOUSE! now, BAWESOME! now, TBA and SPO-CLO!
On, UNOBROW! on DONKEY PONG! on, HAIKUS and SNO-FLO!
To the top of thunder peak! to the end of the plateau!
Now dash away! dash away! to work you all go!”

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the dock
The shouts of each one, ready to rock.
As I saw them up there beginning to prance,
The Wobble came on and they started to dance.

They spoke not a word, but went straight to their work,
Filling camp with Christmas cheer, while wearing a smirk,
But I heard them exclaim, before they pranced out of sight,
HAPPY WINTERFEST TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!


Mallory Brandenburg

Former Staff

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