Monthly Archives: July 2015

31 07, 2015

Rolling Along…

July 31st, 2015|News|

Dear Families and Friends, It has been an exciting session so far, and with a little over one week under our belt we have experienced so many things in such a short amount of time. Every unit has gone on an overnight, with some units getting the opportunity to go on two-night overnights (Troubadours did [...]

26 07, 2015

Off and Running…!

July 26th, 2015|News|

Dear Parents and Friends, We've had an excellent kick-off to our 2nd session - plenty of fun, some great singing, and a little rain thrown in there as well. I'd like to introduce you to Scott Minard, former camper and current photographer, who will be writing a few posts to give you an inside story [...]

22 07, 2015

2nd Session Campers are Here!

July 22nd, 2015|News|

Dear Parents, Families and Friends, What a day! Our dedicated Travel Staff covered lots of ground today – from the airport to the meeting point at the school in Seattle to the marina in Anacortes – with campers traveling from both near and far to make the trek to Johns Island. And the weather was absolutely beautiful. Lots of [...]

21 07, 2015

Farewell, 1st Session Campers

July 21st, 2015|News|

Dear Parents and Friends, We had such an incredible time with our 1st session campers and are so very grateful for the opportunity to witness their growth, challenges, successes and friendships. This final 1st session blog post is written by our photographer, Scott Minard - a former Nor'wester camper and the man behind the lens [...]

15 07, 2015

Mt Baker Article

July 15th, 2015|News|

Thought you might enjoy reading this article by Chris Weidner, the leader of our Baker Big Trip - just published today in the Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. It gives a wonderful glimpse into their recent adventure on the mountain. Thanks, Chris!  

13 07, 2015

Seize the Day!

July 13th, 2015|News|

Dear Families, It was such a treat to see some of you over this last Visitor's Weekend. As you could see, the campers are in full camp mode with routines, systems and greeting every day with a 'Carpe Diem' attitude, which was the theme of Chapel yesterday, hosted by the Vagabonds. Our Big Trips all [...]

9 07, 2015

4th of July!

July 9th, 2015|News|

Greetings from beautiful Johns Island, We celebrated as a full camp last week with a festive 4th of July extravaganza. The morning started with cinnamon rolls, fresh berries and turkey bacon, a musical parade, a Color Guard ceremony to honor the flag and our country's independence, then we quickly broke into our traditional groups of [...]

4 07, 2015

Hurray for our Archers and Explorers!

July 4th, 2015|News|

Happy 4th of July, dear parents and friends! We are so grateful to have had two fun-filled weeks with our young Explorers and Archers (9 and 10 years olds). These two weeks have flown by at an incredibly fast pace, but we have made the most of every moment! Check out their lovely faces...as well [...]