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Bread Down, Toast Up

(This post was written by Associate Director, Abbey Gordon.) This story starts somewhere in my childhood, somewhere in mid-November. In my nose, taste buds, fingers. It begins with my birthday supper, and my consistent choice of soup and warm sourdough bread. I reveled in the crunch of the outside, the warm steamy center, the way … Continue reading

The Power of the Pedal: Seeking sustainable transportation in a working community

(This post was written by Resident Staff Member/Ropes Course Coordinator Joe Kiefer.) If you’ve ever been to Camp Stevens, you’re probably familiar with the winding road that goes from the parking lot to the lodges and the dining hall. It’s not a long road but it has a great view of Volcan Mountain and it … Continue reading

Get ready to get some dirt on your hands!

(This post was written by Resident Staff Member, Nicole Miller.) Recently the staff at Camp Stevens devoted some time to sitting down and talking about some of our favorite things: Children and nature (Go figure!). Particularly, we discussed a desire to see all children play, explore and grow in nature. Inspired by the California Children’s … Continue reading

2012: A Year for Appreciating & Provoking

To kick off 2012, our staff went on a retreat on the beautiful “other side” of Volcan Mountain. The two-day retreat was all about reflection, brainstorming and gratitude: Gratitude for the beautiful space we were in, the inspiring people we work with, and the opportunities that living and working at Camp Stevens provides each of … Continue reading