We are midsummer and we’ve already covered a lot of ground. In the first half, we added a 6th girls cabin for two whole weeks. This cabin was on the boys side and housed our youngest female campers, our CIT’s and our CIT Director. Other than that, there was really no difference to the flow [...]
Had a nice group at camp today- UF’s Peace Corps program. This would be awesome enough but it RAINED! The lake is desperately low and the plants stressed- maybe this is the beginning of something!
Call me the optimist but perhaps the dry spell has allowed some sediments to oxidize and when the water [...]
Summer Camp is in the air. Online registration is happening for the first time. The staff is almost complete and CIT interviews have started. You can almost hear the bell ringing to end rest hour and picture the circle forming to sing “day is done”. It’s hard to believe that it is only January. Before [...]
I am so ambivalent this time of year- find it hard to concentrate. Summer is done- all the crazy stuff I rush to do to get kids on the river. And yet the school year hasn’t quite started at camp- hard to get permission slips signed for a field trip the first week of school!
I often have students ask what good something is. This is an interesting question and usually revolves around what good something is to people. “What is its function?” is a better question.
Last week someone asked me about the dead Longleaf Pines (Pinus palustris) above the fishing dock at Little Crystal Lake. “Why haven’t you [...]
Residential and Adventure applications are available to be printed from the CCL website. The mail in date is 2/1/11. Staff interviews have started and CIT interviews begin next week. Just another day in paradise.
On Thursday and Friday last week, January 6 and 7, we made an interesting trip to Camp. We had 80 Sixth grade students from Westwood Middle Schools’ Cambridge program at camp last week. One of our activities was a half day hike on the Florida Trail. We walked about 4 1/2 miles of the trail.
It was a quick reminder that the winter season is upon us. Last Wednesday while crossing the soccer field I heard that unmistakable sound, a honking sound, coming from the sky. Watching carefully Beckett and I located the flight of Sandhill Cranes high overhead. Soon we heard another [...]