The leaders have also started to trickle out of the camp. Marin, Joey, Tom and Nate all have vacated their tents. Most of them head back to school this fall, I wish them the best of luck. Unfortunately for me it has been raining the past few days, feels like the first time all summer, so most of them could not take down their tents.
It is amazing how quickly Dodge goes from being as busy as ever to quieter then a grave yard. The nights now are filled with not much more then the chirping of the crickets. The skeletons of the tents started to crop up around the camp, bringing flash backs of what this place looked like the first day I moved up here.
Over the next couple of weeks tent by tent will be striped down and all that will be left will be the frames. By the time that September comes around only 4 tents will remain standing, all the leaders will be gone and it will be time to really rap things up here at Dodge. Already the teen boys bunk house has been closed for the season. Watching Dodge wind down is a sad thing, it was a great year with great people. They will all be missed.