Archive for August, 2018

Camp Journal: Week Seven

  For nearly a century, Camp Treetops has given children time. Time to consider and reflect; time to fall in love with the earth and understand their responsibility to it; time to make friends for a lifetime; time to experience genuine accomplishment and the rush of unbounded joy. Helen Haskell, legendary Camp director from 1929-1969, […]

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Feeding a Village

Early every morning, while dew still clings to the grass, a group of campers on the Garden Harvest farm chore help the farmers to gather all of the produce that is needed for the day. They pull beets from the soil, cut lettuce, and pluck green beans that hide among leaves and vines. Everything gets […]

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Camp Journal 2018: Week Six

Throughout the summer, campers and counselors have sown the seeds of community. Racing barefoot down the lake hill, singing Adirondack Blue together at council, making a giant leap over Balanced Rocks—after six weeks, shared experiences carry even more meaning. Children are now fully at home, with themselves and each other, in the Treetops community. At […]

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Camp Journal 2018: Week Five

This week, our community warmly welcomed guests for Visitors’ Weekend. Sharing the routines and rhythms of Camp with loved ones made for a joyful and deeply satisfying weekend for all. With the departure of our four week campers, bidding farewell to families and friends is especially bittersweet. Saying goodbye is never easy. But by week […]

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