With 2019 coming to a close, our camp staffs turns focus from the memories of last summer to the upcoming summer and the promise of another successful camp season. This is one of my favorite times of year. Sitting inside to avoid the cold weather, I love nothing more than to dream about all the possibilities a new session of camp will bring. I live for the planning and “what if” wonderings. After seeing the glee and pure joy in our campers as they flew across the zipline last summer, many for the first time ever, I began to wonder “what now?” I knew we needed a new adventure that continued to push our campers limits and allow them to grow in their confidence. It is these ponderings that allow me to keep camp alive the whole year through as everywhere I go and everyone I meet leaves me wondering what connection can I make to camp? As a result of these authentic conversations Camp Two Roads is excited to offer a high ropes challenge option to campers next summer at our new site. The staff at Camp Yamhill is very excited to welcome Camp Two Roads to their 270 acre facility in August. Their challenge course it top of the line and will leave the campers saying, “I can’t believe I did that!”
We have already begun successfully raising funds to keep our registration costs to camp families affordable and to allow more of my “what ifs” to become reality next summer. I invite you to stay tuned to see what else C2R and OSS will have in store. More information coming about Oregon Summer Star next week. If you are so inclined to donate to our cause please consider a small donation to our fall fundraising campaign Grateful Giving 2019 – want to increase your impact and decrease the time staff spends away from dreaming up next summer? Consider making your donation a recurring monthly one. Monthly contributions give us both money and TIME as we can spend more time camp planning and less on fundraising.
Outdoor happiness deepens awareness, kinship and adventure,
Erin “Salmonberry” McPherson
TSUGA Vice President