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Firefly Reflections
Camp Otterdale
I live among the fireflies, surrounded by smiles of light
Interests: Camp lore, Campfires, Creative endeavours, Camera clicking, Camp Community, Capturing moments that remain etched in memory, Counselling.
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Before the morning wake up bell had a chance to chime it's familiar tune, I noticed a young camper with his hoodie up over his head, standing on the grass in front of our cabin. He was quietly looking at the door, with no incentive to knock on it. Still... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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Life is enhanced when you learn how to stern your own canoe. It is an indescribable feeling of empowerment when your paddle cuts through the calm water after you've pushed off from the shoreline. That first sweep as you find your balance has a sense of propelling freedom like nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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Unlike other summer camps, Camp Otterdale is set up so that all Campers choose their activities for the day. Everyone is scheduled for swim lessons for one period. The other five? They choose from an assortment of options by putting their name tag on one of the activity board nails.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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Time takes on its own fast paced rhythm in this place we call our second home. There is a sense of full immersion focus too that begins as soon as the bell rings at 7:30 am, and continues on past the setting of the sun. I can only think of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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On the court, August, 2016 There's no denying the sound of a bouncing basketball on an outdoor court....a rhythmic ebb and flow of the ball hitting the concrete and back up to a curved hand ready to touch it in a way that propels the ball back to the ground.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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Early morning, when the choir of birds begin their seasonal ritual of filling the air with music, I find my voice resonating through my fingertips on the keyboard. I open the windows and listen to the songbirds welcome in a new day. In the summer evenings, when peace tiptoes into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Firefly Moments
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