As I walked around yesterday afternoon—temps in the mid-70s, sunny, a little breeze—I noticed a trend. Campers in various parts of camp were quietly talking, reflecting, “hanging out.” Lest people think that camp is all high hilarity, the constant loud flow of games and activities, take a look at some of these scenes. Kids too—not just adults—begin to realize that being outdoors in a beautiful place can inspire calm.

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We were so happy to have Alex Draper back as a volunteer for a few days during this session. Alex came from the U.K. as a counselor in Outpost summers back, and then served as a Village Chief (Outpost) and as Assistant Camp Wawayanda Director. Many parents reading this blog post will recall Alex and his excellent stewardship of Wawayanda in those recent summers. Of course when someone that way into Frost Valley’s summer camp returns, it doesn’t take long before he or she has fallen head over heels in love again with the excitement, the free feeling, the be-whatever-you-want-to-be spirit. Here, in photos, below, you have evidence of this […]

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