Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Thanksgiving message – with family in mind

By |2018-11-20T11:52:36-05:00November 20th, 2018|

By Lynn Passarella, Director of Lake Stockwell Day Camp Family – a simple word that has so much meaning behind it. When thinking about Lake Stockwell Day Camp, I think about the bond that is created each summer. Whether it is camper to camper, camper to staff member or staff member to staff member, we all value the relationships we have built. Camp is truly my home-away-from-home. It’s a place where I don’t have to “try” and fit in because I am already accepted for who I am. It’s a place where I can laugh and be silly. It’s a [...]

Daily reflection around a candle

By |2018-11-19T13:24:22-05:00November 19th, 2018|

By Gabrielle Ostroski, Director of Camp Matollionequay It’s 7:45 pm on a Monday night and the day is winding down.  It’s time to put PJ’s on, brush teeth and get ready for bed. We sit down in a circle with a candle in the middle. Tonight’s topic is “What is your rose and thorn of the day?” We go around the circle and as each person is speaking, everyone else is present. Still. Listening. Giving that person their full attention. It’s an opportunity to share and be vulnerable. To hear how that person’s day was. It just so happened that [...]

GOLD Trip is a life-changer for camper Ke’Shauna

By |2018-11-15T16:21:01-05:00November 15th, 2018|

by Susan Miller, Director of Marketing We say it a lot - and we really mean it .... camp changes lives for the better. There are so many examples we could share, and the article below highlights a great one. It all came about when Kelsey Henry, our Teen Program Coordinator, was interviewed by the YMCA of the Rockies about her work with the BOLD & GOLD (Boys Outdoor Leadership Development & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) program, and she shared a story from this past summer. The timing of this article is poignantly bittersweet. as Kelsey is set to leave [...]