I’m sitting in the darkened Camp Bernstein hut as the sun rises outside, listening to NPR and writing this update. There are few moments here at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp that one can truly feel alone, and breakfast security is one of those times. The entire camp is at breakfast, save the few counselors who have been held back in the unit for “security.” It is mostly just a time to clear one’s head and answer phones if necessary.
I wrote a blog post every day in June, but took a break from daily writing in July in August in order to soak up as much experience as possible while at Blue Lake.
With only six days of camp left, I want to start putting my learned experiences down on paper. I want to go through the process of reflection, summary, and thematic discovery. I also just want to write down some of my favorite memories about camp.
Living on camp, in the middle of the forrest with limited access to electronics and the internet, with constant connection to music and young people, has been an incredible growing experience for me. Here are a few things I’ve learned (in no particular order). [Read more…]