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Franny: Chopped! (Myrtlewood 2018)

August 31, 2018 (Day 10, Oregon Session 2 at Camp Myrtlewood) Our evening event on Day 10 was “Senior Staff Choice.” Here our Kitchen Coordinator Franny breaks down what we decided to do and a bit of how it worked [transcribed from audio]: Chopped was a cooking competition. It involved our final-year campers cooking (in […]

Rachael and Wyatt: The Ramen Project (Myrtlewood 2018)

August 30, 2018 (Day 9, Oregon Session 2 at Camp Myrtlewood) Projects are a staple of the NBTSC schedule at longer sessions. They meet for a couple hours over several days, and are a chance to go more in-depth with a topic than a single one-hour workshop allows.  At this session we had 3 staff-led projects: […]

Sayali: The Concert (Myrtlewood 2018)

August 27 (Day 6, Oregon Session 2 at Camp Myrtlewood) Day 6 was an action-packed final day for our 1-week-only campers. About half of the camp community started the morning by getting on a bus headed to the Oregon coast, while the rest stayed back to enjoy adventures around Camp Myrtlewood. At the coast, caves […]

Sierra: Arrival Day (Myrtlewood 2018)

  August 21, 2018 (Arrival Day, Oregon Session 2 at Camp Myrtlewood) written by camper Sierra On August 19th, I drove into camp with Sydney. Camp wasn’t going to start until the 21st, but Sydney had to come early for staff orientation. And instead of trying to find extra housing and transportation for two days, […]

June: Staff Orientation Day 1 (Myrtlewood 2018)

August 19, 2018 (Staff Orientation Day 1, Oregon Session 2 at Camp Myrtlewood) Written by advisor and project leader June Kinch (photo coming soon!) Travel to NBTSC is a bit simpler for me than most other staffers, since I live just a couple hours drive away, and it shows in my packing. I’m always grabbing […]

Margie: session retrospective (Latgawa 2018)

Oregon Session 1 at Camp Latgawa written by staffer Margie Sanderson I’m writing this blog post from Eugene, Oregon a few days after the wrap of our first Not Back to School Camp session of the year, and also just a few days before we head into another one. The time here in Eugene between […]

Nathen: Departure Day (Latgawa 2018)

  August 8, 2018 (Departure Day, Oregon Session 1 at Camp Latgawa) written by staffer Nathen Lester                       We are up early on departure day for a last breakfast, last set of logistical announcements, last songs. Campers are dragging luggage and hugging, smiling and crying, […]

Raven: Day 7 (Latgawa 2018)

August 7, 2018 (Day 7, Oregon Session 1 at Camp Latgawa) written by camper Raven  The last day of camp. It always seems to come way too soon. It’s almost like you’ve just started getting comfortable, and now you have to go. You’ve finally gotten some closure to some old problematic friendships, and now you’re […]

Henry: Day 6 (Latgawa 2018)

August 6, 2018 (Day 6, Oregon Session 1 at Camp Latgawa) written by camper Henry Today we threw one of the staff in the pool. Originally planned to be a prank, we chased him everywhere until he jumped in the pool himself. And then he got out of the pool and then he let us […]

Lena: Day 5 (Latgawa 2018)

August 5, 2018 (Day 5, Oregon Session 1 at Camp Latgawa) by camper Lena Mackay Ten minutes. It’s been ten minutes since I went all in, $750 with absolutely nothing in my hand. The player to my left folded immediately. The player to his left folded even faster. Now it’s just me and the dealer, […]