Monthly Archives: June 2012

Flowers in June

They are so very beautiful and smell so very nice. I can share the pictures but not the wonderful smells.ENJOY!Elderberry Bush. This will make edible berries that make good jam!Berries from the Honeysuckle Bush. Ripe is dark RED.NOT edible for us but the birds like them.Daisy Fleabane. Used by early settlers to chase away--fleas.Not sure what this one is…
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Session Two-Outdoor Adventure Camp

IT IS HOT!!!! There is a heat advisory for today Thursday and Friday. We hope it will cool off soon. The schedule was adjusted for the Outdoor Adventure group today--free swim.There are four different campsites. Each cabin has set up their own campsite on the grounds where they will cook ALL meals and sleep out…
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I Believe—in the Benefits of Outdoors

I believe in the benefits of being outdoors! I see it in myself and the children at camp everyday as they run, jump, learn and play outdoors. I see a sense of well-being and a nice feeling of exhaustion from a good day of play (or work) in myself and others at camp. I know…
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Still More Walk Down the Road

Some days I walk down the road and I don't see anything but...I think that those are the days that I am in a hurry because I am late. When I take my time and really LOOK, I see all kinds of things to interest me.These beautiful Irises are especially adapted to live in the…
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Summer Session Two–They have Arrived

Session Two campers have arrived today. This is something new we are trying--TWO themed sessions for ages 10-13. We have two cabins of performing arts and 5 cabins of outdoor adventure. Performing Arts camp will be practicing and performing a play for the end of camp. Outdoor Adventure will spend the first week tenting out,…
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Session One–Teen Camp Ended Friday

Session One for teens ages 13-15 was a success! How do I know? Most of the teens told me that they want a TWO week teen camp next year! Adam will start to register campers in January so see you next year!Session One Teens and Staff pose for a picture before they depart on the…
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Summer Session One– More Teens at Camp

The color wars are over now and here are the results...The results of the color war.That night the teens had a late night scavenger hunt.Tonight is the Mind Elevation Show...The invitationRobins Practice their ActThe GREEN team (Robins).The YELLOW team (Chipmunks) practice their skit.Tomorrow after breakfast, teens leave and our first summer session is over.Other things happening at…
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More Walk Down the Road

Here are a few more the the things I see along the road...A perfect picture to explain the name: White Tailed DeerI have been seeing this doe (a female deer) for a few days now and this is the closest that I have gotten to her. She seems to like to browse on the bushes…
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Monthly Work Day-Thanks Volunteers

Every THIRD Tuesday from April through October volunteers gather to do work at House In The Wood. We meet between 8:30 and 9:00am and work until noon. Projects range from carpentry to trail clearing to painting. Our master gardeners usually gather to work on the gardens--we have six gardens! Four of those gardens were put in as…
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Summer Session One–Teens at Camp

It was a VERY hot and sticky day. Everyone was drinking tons of water. The color wars were in full swing...RED, BLUE, YELLOW and GREEN. Here they try to walk together. Each lap was worth 10 points--and it is much harder than it looks!The two girls teams try to walk with their "snowshoes".One of the…
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