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What is in a Name?

While many people do not think much about languages or how people, places, and objects received their names or designations, the act of identifying or naming is powerful.  Names, like labels, can carry imagery, history, hope, aspirations, and linkages to the past such as key events or significant relationships. Over time, names become part of our embedded culture and identity with very…

State of the Union…er…Camp

I hope you are having a wonderful day.  This past weekend was full of many blessings, reunions, and strengthening friendships. Many of our camp family descended upon Slumber Falls Camp for a Work Camp weekend. The weather was beautiful with partially clouded blue skies and a high of 76 degrees and not a mosquito in sight or bite.  We accomplished a number…

Color Splash

Slumber Falls Camp continues to be a beacon of hope for children and youth of all ages with its all-inclusive summer programming. This year we are excited to announce a new camp called Color Splash, a four day, LGBTQ+ focused, summer camp experience. Color Splash will promote an intentionally safe and brave space that welcomes…

Perspectives

Recently I watched The Last Duel on HBO Max. It is set in 14th century France in the time of knights, chivalry, castles, and crusades. Without revealing too much, the impetus of this story takes place when the wife shares her experience of what happened to her during her husband’s absence.  Ridley Scott, the director, tells the story from three historical viewpoints,…

Halloween Greetings

I love the fall. I am not sure if it’s because we’re finally getting out of the summer heat or if there’s something in the air as rains start to come back. Halloween is especially fun in our house with decorations for a festive change of environment.  My son is particularly excited about Halloween this year. He enjoys trick-or-treating, getting candy, eating candy,…

I’m getting high

“I’m getting high! I am getting high!,” filled the silence on the campground.  Between the shouts, giggles ensued as each moment passed, and the sounds of silliness and ecstasy reverberated around the camp. I was trying hard not to laugh at the situation as I imagined what a visitor might be thinking if they just arrived on the property. A few minutes…

My Hormones Finally Arrived!

The end of May has been great on so many levels. Our winter storm Renovations in Kelsey Lodge and Vicki’s Haven are finally coming together. The salt staff is super excited about their arrival on Tuesday (June 1st) and making preparations for an amazing summer. And on top of all that, I am personally excited that my hormones finally arriving in the…

Herding Cats in a Hail Storm

If only I had thought to play Boots Randolph’s Yakety Sax song the other night when the thunderstorms passed through Slumber Falls camp, the amusement of the moment would have increased as we attempted to round up the seven cats and other animals into pet carriers and kennels in case we had to move them to a secured location for the tornado…