WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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149 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e FOR MORE INFORMATION about or to donate to HEARTPLAY or CAMP ERIN BOSTON, visit www.parmenterfoundation.org or contact Jennifer Wiles directly at jwiles@parmenter.org or 508.358.3000 x244. C O U R T E S Y O F T H E P A R M E N T E R F O U N D A T I O N girl who had just lost her mother. They were in the "Purple Horses" cabin and did a variety of light-hearted activities together throughout the weekend, such as creating an enthusiastic cabin cheer and painting their nails purple. But there were also the very poignant, deeply moving times when loved ones who had died were talked about and honored, Nicholson said. A highlight was the luminary ceremony Saturday night, when each camper decorated a candle in remembrance of their loved one and set it upon a raft at sunset. As all the candles were lit one by one and then floated out on the lake, three counselors sang a song that wove together each camper's words of remembrance they had shared over the weekend. "It was magical and very moving when, just as one of my campers lit her candle in memory of her twin brother, her words in that song about him were sung." Participating in Camp Erin has been a healing process for Nicholson, too, who lost her own father when she was seventeen and wishes such a wonderful resource as Camp Erin had been available to her younger three siblings and her. "Campers go home realizing it's okay to talk about it."

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