Karen’s Camp Journal, Week 1

To jump directly to the sideshow, Click here 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 wilds, have had soggy but enthused participants. Fairy houses, artfully […]

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First Tastes of Summer

Here in the North Country spring has finally begun to bloom into summer. This time of transition bears many layers as we continue to brush away the dust of winter past. As sheep, chickens, pigs, and goats make their journey from nested stalls and coops out to pasture, their presence in the barnyard is replaced […]

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2014 DC Gathering

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Upcoming Events For information about any event or to register, please contact Kimberly Corwin Gray via email at kcorwingray@ncstreetops.org or by phone at: 518-837-5407 Events in Oregon, Washington State, and California: March 4, 5, 8, and 10 Ski Event in Alta, Utah April 15-19 Recent Events Check out Recent Events to see what’s been happening. Contact Want to […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 7: Connectedness

Last Sunday, the junior campers’ theatrical efforts came to fruition. From writing to rehearsals, the Junior Camp play unfolded behind-the-scenes in a flurry of exciting ideas and old-fashioned hard work. The result was a rousing Sunday evening performance of “The Day the Campers’ Wish Came True.” Campers sang original songs with gusto, engaging the audience […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 6: Fish & Trips

Week six at Camp is always bittersweet. Camp life, particularly the trip program, is at its full height, signifying that we are officially into August and reminding us that summer doesn’t last forever. But while we know we are reaching the end of our time together, we also know that a lot can happen in […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 5: Unplugged. Unfolding.

Every morning at Treetops, we wake to a place of spectacular natural beauty. Unplugged, it is the lakes, mountains, and forests of the Adirondacks that accompany our everyday life. Whether waking to the sun rising over Cascade Mountain, catching frogs in the pond, or walking past rows of vegetables and flowers on our way to […]

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Elizabeth Harlan hosts a gathering

On Saturday, July 26, a small group of Camp and School alums and friends gathered at the home of Elizabeth Harlan (CTT 55-58, CTT Parent 83-89, and Former Trustee). Before sitting down for lobster dinner and enjoying the sunset, Hock welcomed everyone, then gave a brief update on the current state of affairs of Camp […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 4: In Full Swing…

Last Saturday and Sunday camp hosted its annual Visitors’ Day Weekend, with over three hundred visitors coming to see what the children have been doing this summer. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather, ensuring that campers, staff, and visitors alike could enjoy the true sounds and colors of camp in full swing. The first […]

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Chicken Harvest: July 24th, 2014

The day of chicken harvest is always one of mixed emotions. There is nervousness, discomfort, sadness, pride, but overwhelmingly there is a sense of reverence, a word that we use often as we prepare ourselves for this community work. We feel reverence for the birds that are giving their life to sustain us. Reverence for […]

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Week 3-16

Karen’s Camp Journal Week 3: Water, Whimsy, and Play

We began the week reveling in summery weather at Treetops. An occasional shower brought relief to hot, sunny days. As temperatures rose through the afternoon, everyone itched for the cool of the lake. But mountain weather is prone to change. Our mid-week evenings saw temperatures dip into the 50s. Even so, now more than ever, […]

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