A Spring in Our Step

A Spring in Our Step

Spring in New Mexico is not the most glorious season. It’s usually characterized by turbulent wind, a beautiful sunny day followed by a snow storm, and since much of the state is brown, we miss much of the spring buds. I suppose that is one of the beautiful...
Camp Matters Matter

Camp Matters Matter

Even before school moved online, before zoom meetings became the norm, before lockdown and limited social gatherings became “best practice”, alarming statistics existed about the need for children and youth to be connected to nature. Studies show that...
You May Proceed

You May Proceed

What happens after summer? What happens when all the summer staff leave? What do we do when the summer season grows colder? We go on. Many people are surprised by that, but it is true. We have groups here all the time. They usually become weekend groups when school...
Smells Like Summer

Smells Like Summer

It’s July. Which seems impossible, but if I were to take a beat and realize how tired I am, I think it would indeed feel like mid summer. If I don’t take a moment to catch my breath, it will be gone too soon. If we all don’t take a moment to slow...
All The Moving Pieces

All The Moving Pieces

Doing a summer of camp involves many, many, many moving parts. There are the full time staff who act as a backbone to the structure of camp. There are the part time staff with vital tasks that act like an immune system, making sure there is not too much strain on any...
One Summer in Eternity

One Summer in Eternity

I love summer staffers. I just do. I love their energy, that youthful- stay-up-all-night-and-still-get-up-early, energy. I love their willingness to try new things, whether that is doing a job they have never done before, or new foods, or new games. I love their hard...