Roxaboxen on the Camp DeSoto Storybox

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Today has been a difficult day, hasn’t it? It is so hard to imagine Camp not happening this summer. We thought that a time like this calls for one of our favorite stories. So pour a glass of milk (or almond milk), grab a couple of your favorite cookies, and settle in.

This storybox was lovingly designed and painted by Laura Foote and constructed by Herman Justice, our beloved Camp maintenance man. Just imagine yourselves under twinkle lights in the gym, with the crickets chirping outside, and Marsha sitting on the edge of the stage - you’ll be back at Camp in an instant.

We love y’all. We know that some of you are feeling big emotions today, and we want you to rest in the truth that just like Roxaboxen, Camp DeSoto “is always waiting. [Camp DeSoto] is always there.”

Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. All is well, safely rest. God is nigh. God is nigh.

Roxaboxen is a wonderful story written by Alice McLerran and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. It is published by Harper Collins. We are so grateful for the gifts so many people used to make this heartfelt book come to life. You can read a little bit more about the book and the story behind it by visiting the author’s website.

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Sarah Hurt

About Sarah Hurt

Sarah Hurt is the Director of Camp DeSoto. She grew up playing in the woods of Lookout Mountain, swimming in Little River, and spending her summers as a DeSoto camper. She loves good stories, twinkle lights, her dog Riley, and Camp DeSoto girls most of all.

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