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Find The Foxes

The bell rang, as usual, at 7:30pm. A crowd gathered at the pavilion, and I was brimming with enthusiasm. It was Find the Foxes night, which meant the whole camp would be spending the next hour in a...

Things We Learn

It’s mid-third session, and I for one am engaging in a little of the good old-fashioned self-reflection camp is known for. I mean, camp is better known for summer fun and games and ridiculousness,...

Challenges

I teach a lot of Challenge Course. Like, a lot. Every day I try to get groups of kids to communicate, work together and solve problems in new ways. It’s so interesting to me the different ways kids...

Cacapon Trip

Last night I was initiated into a top-secret camp society. Obviously, to tell you about it would be to betray the very confidence that was just extended to me, and I’m not even sure if mentioning...

Cabin Night

Last night was Cabin Night, an esteemed Camp Tall Timbers tradition. It works like this: at breakfast, every cabin or tent group engages in a mad scramble for the best spots. It’s like for ten...

Session 3!

There are two ways to approach Third Session at Camp Tall Timbers. The first is to choke, panic about the upcoming school year and metaphorically freeze, spending the whole session worrying about...

Skit Night

You guys. So much has happened. I literally do not know if I could sum it all up, that’s how full the last couple days has been. Big happenings include our trip to King’s Dominion, the futsal...

The Wait

Two things happened yesterday that showed me something new about camp. I think I already knew this thing, but now I get it, you know? The first thing happened at the basketball court. The...

Fantasy Day

You know that awesome feeling you get when you wake up the morning after a really intense day, knowing it went well, knowing you worked and played your hardest, and knowing that it’s over? That’s...

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