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Grace Llewellyn

Isaac: Day 8, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

Hello blog readers, my name is Isaac, and I am a first year camper at NBTSC. I found my way to this mystical campsite from my older sibling that had been a camper years before, and wanted to experience it for myself. It’s currently the 8th day of camp, which is the last day before […]

Maeve: Day 7, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

Day 7 started off with a great breakfast of breakfast burritos, potatoes and fresh fruit. After our morning meeting, we split into advisee groups. I got to be the advisor today as a special culmination gift. We checked in and played a game, before splitting up for our first workshop block of the day.   […]

Rose: Day 6, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

I’m Rose, I first came to camp last year, and this is now my 3rd session, having gone to Oregon last month.    I wake up to this view every morning at camp.     Today I was feeling a little tired so I laid back down for another minute. 30 minutes later, the breakfast […]

Wren: Day 5, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

Today was amazing. It started with an amazing breakfast of pancakes and fruit. We then had a short morning meeting, then went right into advisee groups. I got to run advisory because my advisor was too tired. After our check ins we agreed that it would be a great idea to go crash the other […]

Oona: Day 4, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

My name’s Oona, this is my first time at camp. This is one of the best places I’ve ever been, everyone is so friendly and happy all the time. I love the resident camp baby that is here, who happens to share my name. I’m from West Philly. I learned how to play cat’s cradle […]

Eddie: Day 3, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

I spent most of the day doing dishes. I’m a worktrader so I need to do an hour and a half of kitchen work every day, plus I was covering for another camper’s hour, plus I like being in the kitchen anyway, so I stuck around just for fun.   I cut so many potatoes […]

Oxen: Day 2, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

this morning i woke up on the porch of the lodge, surrounded by my friends, and woken up by the jr staffer ruben playing their guitar.   i had the pleasure of taking a hot shower after a long cold night in the field. then doing my superhero of checking everyone in for morning meeting. […]

Avery: Day 1, Vermont ~ NBTSC 2023

Hi! I’m Avery, a lot of people here call me Ava. It’s my first time here in Vermont but I’ve been to the Oregon session twice before! On arrival day I was super excited to see the friends I had already met, I slept in the middle of the field with my best friends from […]

Ethan Mitchell on Mayonnaise, Child-Rearing, Utmost Importance, and Other Questions

I’m sorry for the crickets. We at nbtsc headquarters have been busy reading fabulous junior staff applications and obsessing about the covid-19 pandemic. (We’ve posted a letter on that challenging subject on a new web page.) But today we are pleased to bring you Ethan Mitchell. Ethan has been part of our NBTSC staff ever […]

The Ways We Grow, by Sarabeth Matilsky

Long-time camper, staffer, and NBTSC admin Sarabeth Matilsky is often invoked during NBTSC when we start talking about closing ceremony. On our last evening together,  each camper and staffer stands up to state an intention for the coming year. In 1996, Sarabeth simply announced that she was going to do something “big.”  -Grace    The […]