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Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 11, 2014

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ― Tom Bodett

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 10, 2014

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 9, 2014

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 8, 2014

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 7, 2014

“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?” – Wendell Berry

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 4, 2014

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 3, 2014

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics..” – Aldo Leopold

June Wrap-Up

Holy cow, June! What is there to say about a month that: Hosted our biggest retreat group of the year? Had us saying goodbye to our year-round staff members, Greg, Lindsay, Jacob, Sarah and Ashley? Welcomed our summer staff, a talented, passionate crew of twelve? Saw 22 teenagers go on sea kayaking adventures along the … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim: New Generation for Environmental Sustainability

For the last ten days, 23 counselors-in-training have been learning, working, playing, and otherwise engaged in Camp Stevens Counselor Training Program.  Just since August of 2012 when I arrived in Julian, I’ve heard school administrators, teachers, military personnel, and business professionals share stories of the impact CT had on them when they were 16 or … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 2, 2014

“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” –  Francis Bacon

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