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The ethics of land

By taking care of the earth, we take care of each other. Read an inspiring quote from Aldo Leopold here.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Ingredients: 6 cup quinoa 6 cup milk 6 cup water 1T salt 3 cup chopped almonds, toasted 12 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 3T lemon zest 3T cinnamon 12 Tbsp maple syrup Instructions: Rinse the quinoa with water.Quinoa is tiny; if you have one, use a fine mesh strainer to rinse it. If you don’t, … Continue reading

New summer cabin signs

In 2007, a forest fire damaged much of our forest and destroyed over a dozen buildings on Camp Stevens property. As we rebuilt, one of the areas we were most anxious to get completed was “Girls Hill”, where half the cabins for our summer campers are. Summer 2012 was the first summer in five where … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim (a day late): Seeds of Hope

Beginning January 1 of this year, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has started a new initiative to “farm the diocese” called Seeds of Hope.  I encourage you to read more about the program and vision here.  Both the initiative and its founder, Tim Alderson, are impressive, to say the least. Earlier this week, Slim … Continue reading

Tell your story

We know teens have great stories to tell: We work alongside them every day at summer camp. Here’s a great opportunity for our talented teen friends out there: (via NPR) Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories

In from the ACA

“Almost all children experience some degree of learning loss in the summer. And, according to an NSLA report, parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure their children have productive things to do. Camp satisfies both of these concerns – providing endless activities and social interaction opportunities, and offering educational opportunities in … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim: Ch-ch-ch-changes

Of the many benefits of having so many talented and diverse staff folks at Camp Stevens, one is that everyone brings different ideas to the table in and out of work time.  For the past couple years Joe, Camp Stevens Ropes Course Coordinator and newly “promoted” Summer Garden Intern (among other things) has put together the … Continue reading

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