Throughout history, music has brought people together to celebrate their emotions. Whether you’re jamming in your room, dancing at a concert, or singing around the campfire, there are myriad ways to enjoy the beauty of music. At Camp Walt Whitman, New England’s best summer camp, boys and girls come together to enjoy music and singing in the great outdoors. Below, the camp’s staff shares three of their favorite tunes.
1. Harry Chapin, “Cat’s in the Cradle”
This 1974 folk favorite has become quickly became a campfire song of choice at Camp Walt Whitman. Rife with allusions to the challenges of maintaining relationships, this is the perfect song for reflecting on family and growing up.
2. George David Weiss, Hugo Peretto & Luigi Creatore, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
Also commonly known as “Awimbawe,” this song was originally written and recorded by South African Solomon Linda before undergoing several transformations. It soon became a major hit in the States after The Tokens recorded a funky rhythm and blues, doo-wop version of it that was featured in Disney’s The Lion King. No matter how old you are, this song stirs hearts and makes toes tap.
3. Don McLean, “American Pie”
This American classic has a special place at the area’s best summer camp. Just as McLean says he “can still remember how, that music used to make [him smile],” this song continues to light up bonfires and song circles around Camp Walt Whitman. So come pick up a guitar, and start singing and strumming!
For an unforgettable season filled with songs, adventures, and new activities, look no further than New England’s best summer camp. To learn more about what Camp Walt Whitman has to offer, call today at (800) 657-8282. You can also visit the summer camp’s website for enrollment information.