The Antenna in the Gym

For the longest time there used to be a giant antenna in the rafters of the Camp Laney gym. Over the years most campers never noticed the antenna, and the ones that did, didn’t think much of it. The occasional camper that would inquire about the antenna was fascinated at the explanation. 50 years ago today, the gym was packed with Camp Laney campers who had brought their pillows and sleeping bags to watch, on a VERY SMALL television, as Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. According to the director, Rob Hammond, not all the campers were able to stay awake as history was being made. They had spent all their energy on the fun activities Laney offered that day. The ones that were, witnessed one of the most remarkable achievements in world history. And that, my friends, is why there used to be an antenna in the rafters of the Camp Laney gym!

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