Warm, beautiful summer

The summer camp season that just finished was especially memorable. Maybe it was the general, contagious feeling of belonging that spread to everyone at camp – good spirited, relaxed, engaged; maybe it was Banana week, maybe this season had great hikes and camping trips/garden programming/swim instruction/art projects, etc…. likely many of the summer’s good memories are due to the truly exceptional staff that graced us with their constant care and presence.

Below are a few of the kind, descriptive words that parents shared with us this summer.

She has come home saying things like, “I love snap peas!”

Everyone is patient, kind and present. One of the best parts is that all the counselors and staff seem to be enjoying themselves.

…the non-stop chatter, the bright eyes, the scraped knees, the tangled birds nest hair, the grubby shorts and the spoils of nature with which they returned – herbed salt, harvested garlic, tie-dyed t-shirts, dream catchers and so on.

I immediately noticed a lovely and relaxed aura around him since he started camp and it has definitely added to his sense of wonder in the world.

I am convinced that this camp will make a difference in her life forever.

I wanted to let you know that all 3 of my children had a beautiful first experience at The Nature Place. They came home happy, peaceful and full of new knowledge that they wanted to share with me. I love that they come home energized rather than over-stimulated and irritable from a long day.

Camp is technically over but soon my oldest child will be assessing camping gear, planning on days to do trail work with friends and looking at all of the fossils, minerals, and stones he’s collected. My younger one will wear her tye-died shirt, sing “Mellow, Yellow” ad-nauseam and show her friends how to do some of the string art she learned. Eventually, they both will ask how many days until camp starts? And so the annual countdown begins.

 

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