Exploring Garden Harvest: June 30, 2014

    This week, as part of camper orientation, children began to explore the Treetops garden. “Spicy”, “oniony”, “bitey” and “sharp” were just some of the reactions to a sampling of garlic scapes. The tasting was preceded by the story of our garlic. Campers learned when the crop was planted, what the seed looks like, […]

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San Francisco Gathering

On Friday, November 8, a small group of Camp and School alums and friends gathered at the Paragon to meet with staffers Kimberly Corwin Gray and Michael Gillis, who were in town for a professional development opportunity. Board Chair Dennis Aftergut welcomed everyone and led the group in introductions, then gave a brief update on […]

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Washington, DC Theatre

Approximately 25 NCS and CTT alums, friends, and former staff gathered at the beautiful Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC, on Sunday November 10. On tap was an evening of intense, thought-provoking drama sandwiched around more light hearted conversation and catching up. Hosted by Woolly Mammoth Managing Director Jeffrey Herrmann (CTT staff 91-94, 97, pictured […]

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NYC Environmental Panel

The environmental panel event in Manhattan October 1 was an incredible success. The moderator and panelists lived up to their billing and provided us with a fascinating, inside take on pressing issues of climate change. Attendance was great, and the reception after was an upbeat affair, with much excitement and lively conversation. In a blog […]

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Friends’ Weekend 2013

If numbers mean anything, Friends’ Weekend has become a favorite annual event. This year’s record turn out of alums, friends, and family members topped 275. Friends of all ages enjoyed the usual offerings of barn chores, garden harvest, horseback riding, waterfront fun, and various crafts. Hikers ventured to Macomb and South Dix, Rocky Peak Ridge, […]

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An Interview with Lanie Lacey Fleischer

During Friends’ Weekend 2012, Lanie sat down with Advancement Director Jeff Woods to talk about her memories of Treetops. A niece of Helen Haskell, Lanie spent time here as a camper and a counselor during the 1950s and early ’60s. After Treetops, Lanie moved with husband Hugh Fleischer to Anchorage, where they raised their children […]

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Honoring 40 Years of Treetops Leadership

On the last Sunday in April nearly 100 Treetops friends gathered in Manhattan to honor a most distinguished group: all five living directors of Camp. Helen Haskell was certainly with us in spirit and spoken of fondly throughout the evening. Current campers as young 8 or 9 met the directors whom their parents knew back […]

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Daniel Wing, NCS 62: Doctor, Baker, Fixer, Doer

On the first Saturday in January, NCS and Treetops received a wonderful New Year’s present. Physician, author, and NCS alum Daniel Wing, class of 1962, delivered two wood-fired ovens that he had built himself. They were constructed on a revamped farm wagon at Dan’s home in Vermont, then transported to campus via a flatbed trailer […]

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