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June 28, 2020
A Remarkable Week that Proved Summer Camp Magic Survives the Pandemic

Well, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. From the child's perspective, their lives were completely transformed in the blink of an eye. Seeing their classmates, friends and family in person quickly turned into online learning, staying indoors, and wearing masks when in public. From my perspective, these last few months have been some of the most challenging work of my life. As a member of the marketing team, I had to get the word out about our new adapted programs immediately while still also helping develop them. I worked with different teams, everyday things changed and my work was different. It was exhilarating, stressful, exciting and emotionally draining—quite the learning experience and one that I will never forget.

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Topics: Adventure Stories

March 17, 2020
Two Stories from Overnight Camp

It’s a challenge to understand what overnight camp is really like. On our website, you’ll see photos of kids taking on outdoor adventure sports. You might also see photos of campers eating meals together in the dining hall at Resident Camp or setting up basecamp on Expeditions. What you can’t see are the transformations that happen—the moments that become punctuation points in a child’s life leaving them forever changed as they continue their adventures after camp is over.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Overnight Camp Adventure Stories

January 21, 2020
Uncharted Territory: How She Proved She Could Step Up To the Challenge
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Topics: Adventure Stories

December 12, 2019
Are You Taking Enough Risks?

Today was a snow day. And not your typical grownup snow day of waking up early, shoveling, and then preparing for a treacherous drive to work. No, today was a true snow day, like the snow days I anxiously awaited for in elementary school. I woke up early, by choice, and ran to the window to gaze outside, curious if the snow amounted to what the meteorologists had predicted. They were right. About a foot of soft, fluffy, white powder waited outside for me to explore. I was ready to live out Buddy the Elf’s perfect day, “First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.”

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Topics: Adventure Stories

May 13, 2019
A Mt. Whitney Mountaineering Adventure: Risk, Putting Our Egos Aside

A Mt. Whitney Mountaineering Adventure: Risk, Putting Our Egos Aside

Young, eager, and experienced, or so we thought, myself and two friends, Mike and Carl, started to put plans in motion for a winter ascent of the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S., Mount Whitney. Standing at 14,505’, the mountaineering route up the face of the bewitching Whitney seemed to be the perfect trip to test our skills from a NOLS trip the previous summer.

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Topics: Adventure Stories