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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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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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 2: Community Building

This week, campers enjoyed many adventures as they continue to try out activities, explore new places, and make friends with each other. Tent groups continue to bond, selecting a name unique to their collective identity. Names such as “King Tut and the Sarcopha-guys” and “Hannah’s Bananas,” not only express the group’s character, but also recognize […]

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Karen’s Camp Journal Week 1: Off We Go!

Campers arrived to clear blue skies and bright sunshine, a wonderful welcome for the opening of camp. These first few days are an important time for campers to form new relationships with campers and counselors and to rekindle old friendships. It’s also a time to settle into the rhythm of life at Treetops. Campers are […]

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Community Connections: July 3, 2014

Everyone has begun settling into the usual Camp routines, several of which involve coming together and working hard in our garden. The tasks are seemingly endless. There is always weeding to be done. Despite a few thunderstorms here and there, the plants almost always need water. New walkways must be wood chipped and morning glories […]

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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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