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Summer’s end at Treetops

By Caroline Golden, farm intern The last day of a Treetops summer finally arrived. Supers held each other tightly as they sniffed back farewell-for-now tears. As I watched counselors hug their campers goodbye, it was unclear who had touched whose lives more this summer. I empathized with a tiny Junior Camper’s heartfelt sniffles over the upcoming school year apart. I […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week Seven

If you’ve already read this week’s Camp Journal: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS Campers gathered quietly by the light of a campfire Sunday evening to reflect on their summer, and the mood was bittersweet. In late June the days felt endless—now they are all too short. Circled around the fire, campers agreed that Treetops is like nowhere else in […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week Six

If you’ve already read this week’s Camp Journal: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS During week six Camp is a bit quieter than usual, as many of our campers are in the backcountry. Indeed, every tent, stove, canoe and paddle is being put to good use, as are the skills the children have honed during the earlier […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week Five

If you’ve already read this week’s Camp Journal: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS Midsummer arrived at Treetops this week with a spell of brilliant sunshine and bluebird skies, and the timing couldn’t have been better. On Sunday afternoon, senior camp held their annual water carnival, complete with our homemade “slip ‘n slide” down the lake hill, […]

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Rhythms of the Farm

Recently, during Treetops Visitor Weekend, we welcomed many new and returning faces to the farm. This peek into the world where campers have been living familiarized parents and friends with the tastes and smells of the food we grow. They discovered the way that our fields make way for gardens, as well as the sights of the woods and […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week 4

If you’ve already read this week’s Camp Journal: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS By week four at Treetops, every child has had a chance to experience our farm-to-fork way of life. Many campers have harvested herbs, vegetables, or edible flowers from our gardens. Others have ambled across the pasture to collect eggs from the hen house. Still others have learned to […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week 3

If you’ve already read this week’s Camp Journal: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS   The magic of a Treetops summer could be seen at the lake early Tuesday morning, when Junior Camp had their first-of-the-summer polar bear swim. Campers were diving off the raft and jumping off the high dive before breakfast, the water and air […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week 2

[Scroll down to view the Week Two slideshow, or view the photos on the cool new Camp Treetops Flickr page.] Sunday evening was our annual Fourth of July bonfire. Junior campers paraded to the Lake Hill in whimsical homemade hats, where Senior Camp welcomed them with gusto. After tossing the hats onto the unlit bonfire, everyone gathered in anticipation of […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal, Week 1

[Scroll down to view the slideshow, or view these photos on the cool new Camp Treetops Flickr page.] Despite arriving to a spell of wet and drizzly weather, campers’ spirits remain lively and undampened. Mud walks, puddle jumping, and frog-catching are more popular than ever. Hikes to Balanced Rocks, among other trips into the Adirondack […]

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