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Staff training began today with a wonderful group of new and returning staff members taking part in a special BT tradition. Each staff member was given a small coleus plant seedling, a flower pot, and some potting soil. As they transplanted the young and fragile plants, taking care to handle the roots, we guided them to think about how much this process is like caring for campers. As the seedlings were moved from their comfortable environments, we instructed the staff to make that transition as gentle and comfortable as possible, thinking all the while how much this process is the
It’s a beautiful spring day here at BT, and camp has begun to fill up enough to set up three tables in the lodge. Our Wilderness Trip Leaders have been in training for over a week now and I couldn’t be more excited about our amazing crew of trip leaders this year. We have been fortunate to work with some exceptional Trip Leaders in the past, all of whom carry a deeply seeded appreciation and love for nature, but this year’s trip staff has already proven to be extremely dedicated to teaching the many life lessons that camping can teach.
I’m going to do something new this year, trying to keep up with the increasingly digital world; I’ll be posting a blog two or three times a week this summer in order to help inform our camp families on the daily happenings at camp. So many wonderful things take place here during the summer that don’t make their way into the reunion video, website pictures, or letters home, and I want everyone back home to feel as involved as possible. So if you have any suggested topics or things you would like to know more about, please email me at