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Valentina: Arrival Day (Farm and Wilderness, Vermont)

My first interaction with campers this session was in the airport in Burlington, Vermont. My brother and I were waiting for our luggage when several campers we recognized joined us. It turns out that they had been there for a few hours already, and we were the last ones there. Thus, as soon as we […]

Brenna: Staff Orientation Day 2 (Farm and Wilderness, Vermont)

Written by Brenna (staff– advisor and project leader) The second day of staff orientation is always a heavy meeting day. We’re essentially in meetings from 10am to 8:30pm with breaks for meals and stretching, and by the time the day is over my brain feels tired, but my sense of overwhelm has usually shifted to […]

Christian: Staff Orientation Day 1 (Farm and Wilderness, Vermont)

Written by Christian (staff– advisor and project leader) After two of us inexplicably getting almost no sleep, Vick (Kitchen Jr. Staff), Franz-Michael (Dish assistant, and I (advisor/project leader) departed for camp around 7am from Worcester. We made Franz-Michael drive as he got a full night. I got the luxury of leaving from my own house […]

Renee: Day 12 (Camp Myrtlewood, Oregon)

Written by Renee (camper) “You’re both on the same page. Now turn it.” Sometimes life throws difficult stuff at you. Day 12 helped us all realize that the only solution to your problems is to talk through them. I had a nice lunch (soup and cornbread!!!) and afterward J hosted a small tea tasting on […]

Raven: Day 11 (Camp Myrtlewood Oregon)

Written by Raven (camper)   I’ve been coming to NBTSC for four years and one event that I’ve always looked forward to was prom. I, personally, do attend high school, so I have actually been to a prom before. From my experience, I enjoyed the NBTSC proms so much more than any other high school […]

Fru: Day 10 (Camp Myrtlewood Oregon)

Art by Fru (Camper) The view from Mama Bear’s porch and some camper sketches: Project Choices and Notes: Made my project choice. Notes and tea: Talent Show #1 Sketch: A Camp Classic by Andy (Advisor) at the Concert: Talent Show #2 Bliss: Camp lodge vibes: View of Site Staff Cabins from the field:

M.J.: Day 9 (Camp Myrtlewood Oregon)

Written by M.J. (camper) I woke up yesterday morning to a beautiful rendition of Laundry Day, a song written a couple years back by a culminated camper. I gathered my things out of Forest Dell, the communal sleeping area, and went to get ready back in my cabin. At breakfast, J asked me if I […]

J: Day 8 (Camp Myrtlewood Oregon)

Written by J. (staff/driver) Day 8 was another rest day on our cyclical schedule of building up to a peak activity (in this case, Seeing Seen Circle) and then resting. The schedule is deliberately light with late breakfast and lots of open space. Everyone has a chance to relax and recharge for the events coming […]

Ollie: Day 7 (Camp Myrtlewood Oregon)

Written by Ollie (camper) Yesterday was one of the roughest days for me this session. The one-week campers all left around 8:30 this morning, which was really sad, but I’m so glad that I could see/meet them this year! So the energy was more heavy throughout the day, but I still had a ton of […]

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