'Twas the night before Riverview and all through the land,
The day many had waited for months was at hand.
Their bags were all packed to send off to camp,
The envelopes and stationary pre-addressed and stamped.
Of their new campers the counselors wondered,
How awesome it would be to meet them , they pondered.
The cabins were ready, the beds all assigned.
Welcome signs for the morning had carefully been aligned.
The Directors and Office Staff had worked hard and prepared.
For all the wonderful campers who soon would be there.
The campers, so excited, they slept hardly a wink,
That they would soon be at Riverview was all they could think.
As their parents sat together working through all their lists, Careful to make sure there was nothing that they'd missed.
Sing-alongs, special activities, and the opening night show,
The countdown was almost over, it was almost time to go.
In the morning, there would be lots of cheerful well wishes, Before the campers were off and gave their family goodbye kisses.
The parents would wave as their campers walked out of sight, And they would say to each other, "Don't worry, we'll be alright."
Summer camp at Riverview would soon come alive ,
As all of our campers would certainly begin to arrive. Some hugs, laughter, and definitely a cheer,
Summertime fun would finally be here.
And as the first day of camp turns into the first night,
A happy summer to all, one that's sure to delight! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Riverview!!!!!