It’s hard to believe it was just a week ago that we were together at camp! Settling back into the “real world” makes that time seem so long ago. It almost already feels like it should be time to go back again!
This was our 22nd year at Camp Myrtlewood, and you can feel the way that NBTSC is settled into this site. From the trees and the creek, the kitchen and the cabins, to simply the air–the whole place just feels like camp. What a magical two weeks we had together there! At this session this year we were joined by 52 campers and 17 staff with, collectively, over 100 years of experience staffing at NBTSC. We sang as a whole group over 30 times, snapped 203 photos at the prom fashion show, consumed 144 grilled cheese sandwiches (thank you, kitchen staff!), climbed up and down the giant coast redwood 20 times at least…and so much more!
To wrap it all up, I’ve collected a number of different anecdotes and photos to remember the session by. Highlights from the session include….
“The biggest highlight of session 2 for me is always some sort of spontaneous kitchen dance party. This year a camper came in while I was actively making 72 grilled cheese sandwiches and asked if they could play their music. I said yes and we all ended up dancing around the kitchen until dinner was ready. It was so much fun!”–Staffer Janie H.
“When Blake bought me vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup on my last day of camp [editor’s note: Alli unexpectedly had to leave camp early due to a personal matter] because I was so sad about going home early, and June said that it was my favorite.”–Camper Alli L.
“Watching people so excited and proud after learning how to break a board in Emily’s Taekwondo workshop. Also the art at the art show blew me away.”–Staffer Maya T.
“I love how the river beach became such a hub of activity this session. We swam and sang and held meetings there, skipped stones and watched the frogs and newts and crawdads. We smoothed the sand over so we could count the deer hoof prints the next morning.”–Staffer June K.
“Sharing tea with some campers and Oliver on the tea stump next to the bridge over Myrtle Creek.”–Staffer Jay D.
“Even though the smoke dampened the session, I had some really nice, intimate, one on one conversations in the Bear cave while we were trying to stay out of the smoke. Teaching partner dancing to people who’ve never done it previous to the session, but at the end of the session, they were dancing like pros.”–Camper Iris P.
stay tuned for more highlights!