Happy birthday, Jack Cohen, and SURPRISE!! On January 30th in Newport Beach California, camper Jack Cohen turned 10 years old, AND received one of his best birthday gifts of all, getting to spend the day with his favorite counselor, Mountain Lion! Not only did Jack not have a clue about his top-secret birthday present, but also his brother Sam Cohen, a ranchero camper of Mountain Lion’s from 2012 and 2013, also had no idea. The surprise reunion kept on going as Mountain Lion also reunited with his campers, Brennan Valdez, George Busick, Jack McKenna, and Nick Ayala.
As Mountain Lion describes it, “The trip was definitely one for the books! “Mission Surprise Jack” was a success and the expression on his face after I said SURPRISE was PRICELESS! His birthday weekend was unforgettable and a big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Cohen for their wonderful hospitality. Also, reuniting with my ranchero boys was AWESOME! They had no idea I was in the area and it was great spending time with them as well. Can’t wait til I am back in the area, and don’t forget, next time you guys are teaching me how to surf! See you all soon!”