Every year on the 4th of July, the histories of Crane Lake summers are remembered during our annual reading of “The Scroll.” From Nitzanim to Olim, Machon to Leadership Team, or newcomer to 19 year-returning staff, camps vibrant past reminds us of the importance of L’dor Vador (from generation to generation). This time capsule is buried in a secret location at camp’s lake and contains a chronicle of events that occurred during the previous summer. Once a director digs it up, first year counselors who were Machon in the past year (2017) must read the content that they created in order to officially kick-off the summer. This year’s Machon (2018) will be in charge of summarizing the events to come and will re-bury the scroll on the last day, at “Firefly” (more about this to come). During the ceremony, a sunset typically ignites the lake and heartfelt music fills the air. Camp is finally brought to life.