Creative juices of outpost and lakota campers have been flowing today; into the clay and crafting tools of our pottery studio as they prepare tiles for the kiln. These tiles will soon top a table purpose-built in our woodworking studio next door.

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Elsewhere, in arts and crafts, campers design and create ‘stained glass’ panes that will soon become colorful foliage of a tree made from paper mache and wire.

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In these ‘specialty’ periods campers can choose where they spend the period for a number for days, giving them the opportunity to discuss, plan, and create their masterpieces.
For those who choose not to take these trinkets home, they leave behind a legacy that lets future campers see the fruits of their labor for years to come.

About the Author

Ashley Loftus

Ashley is in her third year working at Frost Valley YMCA. Hailing from Co.Waterford in Ireland, Ashley is on an 18 month training visa, working as the Assistant Wawayanda Director in Summer and as a Program Instructor year round. Her background is in digital media with a degree in Digital Media and Communications from the University of Wolverhampton. Ashley found herself working for theater companies and after school programs for youth's and sought some new experiences here in the States that would fulfill her passion for working with young people and in the outdoors.

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