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Session Four: “Sweet”

We can’t believe that Session 4 passed by so quickly! That’s what happens when it’s such an awesome week of camp…or should we say “Sweet” week of camp? Our Summer Staff decided that “Sweet” would be our theme for the week! Sweet could be the taste of the fruit in the orchard, or the the … Continue reading

Session Three: “Groove”

Make some noise for Session Three! When talking about the theme for this week, the staff discussed all kinds of grooves and what they symbolize: the grooves in a canyon representing the water’s flow over time; the grooves in a record creating the music that moves our spirit; the grooves in tree bark that provide … Continue reading

Session Two: “Where To?”

Session two was packed full of adventure and excitement for the outdoors. Friendships were made and mulberries were eaten. This week’s theme was “Where To?” and lets be honest, the campers went everywhere! Each adventure group spent their days hiking, playing games, team-building, going on overnights, and much more. We also made pizza in the … Continue reading

Session One: “SPARK!”

Summer is here! Our first official adventure session of the summer kicked off on July 3 with a bang!  Our newly trained and returning staff and counselors joined together to share a week of openness, connection, gratitude, and wonder with fifty amazing campers from all over California. The theme for the week was “Spark” – … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim: Gratitude & Preparation

This weekend the calendar turned from Thanksgiving to the season of Advent, or pre-Christmas. (Even if you aren’t inclined toward the religious, bear with me.) Sunday morning to close Thanksgiving Family Camp we celebrated the season change with The Rev. Chris Eades, who chose readings that beautifully balanced the tension and opportunity of this transition … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Whim: Welcome

The next time you visit Camp Stevens you’ll notice a new sign at the bottom of our driveway. In an effort to help our Episcopal friends know they’re in the right place with a familiar image and to share our pride in being part of an inclusive, welcoming church, you’ll now see “The Episcopal Church … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: February 11, 2015

“There’s nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Shout it from the Mountaintop: February 10, 2015

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.” – Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday’s Whim: Leadership

A confession: I haven’t read much, if anything (unless you call skimming reading) about the events at two east coast seminaries over the last few days and weeks, but I’m going to use them as a starting point anyway! In Episcopal circles, the buzz on social media and elsewhere on the internet has been around … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: July 30, 2014

“For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.” – Aristotle