Archive for Camp Community Connectedness Category

Camp Journal 2021: Week Seven

As Helen Haskell, former Camp Director, wrote many decades ago, “ We all want the good life for our children. We wish youngsters to progress steadily towards independence, maturity, and confident responsibility with a chance for unhurried individual growth, good health, and happiness along the way.” Amongst the unrest, uncertainty, and instability of the last […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week Six

After cool and rainy weather over the last several weeks, the sun has emerged! Our vegetable gardens are bursting with ripe tomatoes, bulging kohlrabi, and juicy cucumbers, and the pastures are a lush and vibrant green. Despite the drizzles, over the past month and a half our Treetops community has taken shape. Children from different […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week Five

For most of us, the past year-and-a-half has been challenging in myriad and ever-changing ways. There has been a need to be infinitely adaptable to uncertain situations and endlessly resilient in the face of collective grief. This impacts each of us, children and adults, differently, and can lead to feelings of powerlessness and insecurity. With […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week Four

We are thrilled that so many of you could join your children last weekend for our virtual Visitors Weekend. Of course, it was no substitute for having you here on campus, trailing behind your child as they show off the projects they’ve completed in the shops, joining them as they point out their favorite horse […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week Three

Campers continue to play, learn, and work together as our community takes shape. The transition to Camp life took a little longer for some this summer, but we’re settling in more and more each day. As campers become comfortable with the rhythm of our days, they can each begin to carve out their own niche […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week Two

In our second week of Camp, adults and children alike are settling into the routines of Treetops. As they get more comfortable with each other, with this landscape, and with our daily rhythms, they are developing connections with everything around them. With the inevitable initial pangs of homesickness mostly behind us, campers are digging into […]

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Camp Journal 2021: Week One

Dear Families: Camp has begun! After last summer’s hiatus, it is with so much happiness and gratitude that we welcome families back to Treetops. Campers arrived to a little bit of rain, which then opened up to bright blue skies and sunny days. Our garden is brimming with vibrant lettuces and delicious herbs, and the […]

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February 2021: Community

Dear Treetops Community, February is the sweet spot of winter—the yearning for warmth and green grass hasn’t yet overpowered the excitement of big snowstorms and cross-country skiing opportunities. Skiing offers a different kind of relationship with the property, and I’ve been enjoying getting out as often as I can. I can quickly access the deep […]

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January 2021: Resolution

Dear Treetops Families, For many of us the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start fresh. While I like the idea of the chance to turn over a new leaf, I have never been one to make resolutions. My hesitation likely comes from the tradition of making them just once a year, […]

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December 2020: Solstice

Dear Treetops Families,   Winter is settling in here in the Adirondacks. These days, temperatures regularly dip below freezing and there’s never enough sunlight in the day. The ice on Round Lake is almost thick enough to skate on and cross-country ski tracks weave in and out of the view from the Lake Hill. This […]

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