Ed's Corner

Ed’s Corner

April 15, 2011
a group of people hiking

I’m very excited about our new website! It really captures what The Nature Place is about in an alive, fresh way. As do our new brochure and magazine ads. Thanks to Denise and Chris Capuzzo and their company Intergalactico for the website and to Dale Hushbeck for brochure and ads. We have worked with these friends over many years and are still amazed at their sensitivity, consummate professionalism and ability to translate what our camp is about in different mediums.

Just like our website and brochure, each camp season is also fresh and new, including this one coming up (our 26th at Green Meadow Waldorf School). What isn’t new each year are our strong beliefs about working with children and what children need. If I were to sum up some of the guiding principles underlying what we do, they would be:

Each child has unique or special needs.
Children thrive in a cooperative environment.
Growing up in today’s world can be stressful.
Nature is healing, enlivening, learning and joyful for kids.
A child received in reverence and respect responds in kind.
Making/having a friend at camp makes a difference.
The joy of doing an activity is in the doing.
Little things are important in life (small moments of wonder).
Each year, each week and each day is a new beginning.
Safety at camp is both physical and emotional.
Fun is fundamental. After all, it is Summer camp!