The following article was written by #21013 Sarah “Bear” McDonough for the upcoming Spring Camp Dudley News
“Down in the nation’s capital, we had a great time holding hymn sings with a group of camp alums that live in the DC area. We gather together at the apartment of Sarah (Bear) McDonough to laugh, tell old stories, and, of course, sing our favorite camp hymns. Per tradition, we start with a rambunctious first half and follow it up with a reflective second half to think about the week behind and the week ahead. We phone in out-of-towners for “Study War No More” solos, so if you see your phone buzzing on a Sunday night, don’t hesitate to answer!”
“We typically gather ten to fifteen regulars including #17982 Matt McElroy, #17920 Connor Smith, #17654 David Fitzpatrick, #167384 Taylor Brown, #16730 Rick Raymond, #18912 Will Dobbs-Allsopp, #21883 Kelly Dale, #20297 Chloe Potash, #18108 Harry Jackson, #19494 Katie Gray, #17391 Pat O’Leary, #18641 Rob McDonald, #19193 Conor Joyce, and #19430 Peter Huff. We even have our own set of hymnals, thanks to the wonderful generosity of Marnie, Matt, and Fu! Some months we are lucky enough to have great guest appearances featuring #18306 Eric (Monkey Man) Soderstrom, #18794 Tom McDonough, #18583 Teddy Dale, #16627 Justin Bolger, and others. Some of our Sundays even begin long before the hymn sing hour (with an afternoon extravaganza!) and we end each Hymn Sing taking turns running Vespers. The DC Hymn Sing ends with the ‘Final Six’ as Bear and Chloe wrote the Kiniya Hymn into each of the Hymnals! Anyone interested in joining us for a Sunday Hymn Sing, please reach out!”
Listen to a Camp Dudley Hymn Sing HERE!