Each session our campers share their thoughts, experiences, and adventures. We’ve chosen to post some of their articles on our web site to give you a window into the rich life of therapeutic camping.

Swimming at Scootac

Written by: Hezekiah- Mountaineers Today we went to Scootac from getting done early from our work. We were doing wood and took a bus to Scootac. While we were there, we saw a bunny hop all around. We did not catch it. Then we went swimming. It was awesome. Me, Chris, and Xavier went off…

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My Bow Drill Progression

To start off, I have been working on getting a fire with a bow and drill for about 5 months now. It really has been about 9 months, but the 1st four I worked on it and then I let it sit for a while. But before I get started, I want to thank my…

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God’s Beautiful World

Written by: Cameron Group: Mountaineers Month: November Year: 2017   You might think studying in the middle of the woods is really sweet. Well, you’re right. But instead, picture yourself sitting on a 35 ft. tall rock overlooking hundreds of other beautiful rocks, trees, shrubs, and moss. Isn’t it beautiful? Oh, remember this is a…

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Skating!

Written by: Caleb- Prospector      Tuesday was not an average day because we did not write plans that afternoon. We decided to write plans on Sunday, so the whole afternoon was free. Everyone wanted to go skating so we did. We took siesta on the bus trip down, and a little after. There we…

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Sauna at Scootac

Written by: Matthew- Highlanders How do you accomplish a sauna when Scootac is sealed beneath 7-8 inches of ice? You grab an ax and get chopping. That’s what Chief Levi did today at the Highlanders’ first sauna of 2018 (my first sauna, by the way). Chief Levi and Jacob got a fire going on top…

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Why to Have a Good Attitude

Name: Devyn Group: Highlanders Month: October Year: 2017   Today I’m going to talk about why you should have a good attitude on a hiking trip. The first reason is that it keeps everybody moving. You could yell, “This is boring,” which would destroy everybody’s spirit. Or you could yell at the start of an…

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What I learned at Camp

Written by Isaiah-Adventurers I learned to choose to have a good attitude. I learned to talk about my feelings. Also I learned to build relationships. I learned to choose to have a good attitude because I can benefit by going home. Before camp I did not trust people because of what people did to me….

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Raising the Cooktent

Written by: Nolan Group: Mountaineers Month: April Year: 2010 The cook tent is coming along. It has a rocket cooker and a hearth of course and right now we have all the post done, a beam, and a rail. Just soon we are going to put on our rafters and tarp before we know it….

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What Camp Does for Us

Written by: Elijah Group: Prospectors Month: April Year: 2010 Why do we come to camp? We come to camp to help ourselves and others. At home I would disrespect my parents when they would try to help me. For example, if they tried to tell me to do something I wouldn’t care and would do…

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How to build a tent

Written by: Shaquan Group: Adventurers Month: April Year: 2010 First you get the material. Next you skin the material. Next you take down the old tent. Then you take up the material to the pile. Next you plant post. After that you ask supervisors for the band-boards. Then you nail them to the post. After…

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