Why worry what other people will think?

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There are times that I don’t do things. There are many times when I don’t do things. I think I’m lazy. I think that I could make better use of my time. I think that I will be judged by others. Earlier this month I made the choice to try and watch very little to no television during the month of September. So far – over 21 days I have watched television two times, pretty good. I have read more, got more projects done, planned things, worked out more. I…read more

So last night we called 911. Our camp called 911.

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So last night we called 911. Our camp called 911. And our staff rocked it. Everything that I hoped our staff would do, they did. Camper/Volunteer fell, we called 911. Everyone is safe and back at camp after a visit to the hospital. We train our staff each summer for so many things – how to deal with kids, how to talk to parents, how to respond in emergencies, how to lead archery, how to give kids the most amazing summer of their life. We train them, then we set…read more

Stress & Summer Camp

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Stress is a sign of change. Right now, after 18 years of directing summer camp, this is the most stress that I have ever felt at camp. At camp we are getting ready for Volunteer Builders to come and help us put up a new 6200 square foot barn. That is stressful. We are also building a new community hall/worship space with a donor’s money. That is stressful. We had three furnaces fail their inspections and needed to be replaced. That is stressful. We are spending a lot of money….read more

The Magic of Possibility, that is Summer Camp

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Last Day in Australia

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Today is the final day in Australia. We are doing the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb this afternoon – our last thing we do in Australia. It has been a great trip. I know that I have not posted as much as I may have thought I would, but when I return I will be processing the trip and the tours of the various education facilities and will be posting about those. In January I am presenting on my tour at the Ontario Camps Association Annual Conference in Toronto – so…read more