Are you ready?

Camp is almost here! The staff has been getting ready. While most of pre-camp is focused on getting ready – site prep, activity training, and many meetings – part of it is also good old-fashioned fun. Last night, after our commissioning ceremony, we built a bonfire and played a few rounds of volleyball. Adelle led […]

A Screen-Free Camp

  Let me take you back to 1997 (over twenty years ago, gasp!). A new internet chat platform called “AOL Instant Messenger” was just released. And I, like the early adopter that I still am today, was quick to sign on. I will not reveal my screen name because it was simply too embarrassing! Now […]

LEADing the Way

In this blog post, staff member Jamie “Ro” Van Buiten and camper Lydia Ware talk about their experiences with LEAD (Leadership Education and Development), a two-week program for Explorer campers who have finished 10th grade and want to learn about leadership skills. Ro writes that during LEAD, “the girls are challenged in their beliefs about […]

Camp is for the Birds!

Since our beginning in 1965, staff at camp have chosen “bird names” for themselves. This tradition comes from our original name, Camp Cherith, which is a reference to the story of Elijah being fed by ravens in 1 Kings: Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God […]

Why Camp?: Staff Edition

College students today struggle with making sure they have used every opportunity during college to ensure that they are the most prepared they can be to enter “the real world.” During my time at Wheaton College, I felt pressure to get internships and create networks in order to secure my future. Instead, I chose to […]