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Nature Camp Reunion 2010 – review by Jet Lawler

By October 4, 2010 No Comments


From the October 2010 Afterglow

It was a simply wonderful fall weekend at Nature Camp for the 2010 Reunion! The sun was shining and the humidity was low as over 100 alumni of Nature Camp, spanning from the 1950’s to the present, reunited to share memories and revisit old haunts.

Early arrivals on Friday enjoyed a lively social hour on the L.S. porch, complete with hors d’oeuvres (squishies, gorp & bug juice) served by Ryan Farr and Barak Brashear dressed in tuxedos! Everyone had fun catching up with old friends, as well as making some new ones. After supper, everyone gathered in the L.S. to watch a slide show on the history of Nature Camp presented by the current camp director, Flip Coulling. Additional commentary was given by Catharine Tucker and Ken Karb on some of the older pictures taken in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s while they were at camp. The evening concluded with a short music and singing session.

Saturday was a fun?filled day, with numerous activities for everyone to choose from:
? Early morning bird walk led by Tom Wiebodlt
? Unicycling lessons on the play field with Kristin Brubaker
? Shopping at the Canteen (thanks to Amy Beaird!)
? ‘Show & Tell’ displays on the L.S. porch
? Playing in Big Mary’s Creek & creating artwork with paint rocks
? Multiple hikes around camp, including Lookout Rock, Mine Mtn., McClung Mtn., and Table Rock
? Leisure time to visit with friends or just relax

Saturday evening activities included an NCF open membership meeting, campfire complete with Percy, and music & singing in the L.S. Those who were able to stay through Sunday morning enjoyed the options of another early morning bird walk (led by Barak B.), chapel service, and a Botany/Nature walk around camp with Catharine Tucker. The cooks worked hard to create great meals with homemade desserts throughout the weekend. When it came time to leave, everyone was already talking about and anticipating the next reunion!
? Jet Lawler