Gratitude Post

: Learning about Thanksgiving from Abe Lincoln

Isn’t it awesome that the United States of America has dedicated an entire day to dwelling in gratitude? President Abraham Lincoln, the American President who established Thanksgiving as a day of national permanence, could have opted for a more cynical view as he led a divided country in the midst of a vast civil war,…

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: Bloom Where You Are Planted by Hanna Draddy

My mom always told me from a young age to “bloom where you are planted”. In other words, don’t focus on what could be or what may be if I were somewhere else or if I were someone else, rather focus on what is right in front of you. Recognize the real power you have…

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: Wedding Parties and Winning Combinations

Each summer is so different. Different counselors, different campers, different themes, different games. It’s a good sort of different, a different that makes it more comfortable to be uncomfortable. As someone who has been coming here to Kahdalea since I was eight years old, change can be difficult. Now, being in a position that encourages and welcomes…

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: “What we do and Why we do it” JC Retreat Trip Report by Adam Trufant

It’s important to reconnect every so often. To touch back to the important people and the important places – the people and places that you love, friends and family. It’s necessary to return to the source of your inspiration and remember why you’ve pursued your life’s path. As one of the directors and administrators of…

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: “Delighting in the Human Race” by Emily Heyne

I do see the creative life of the Trinity at play in them, at the exuberant young voices raised in delight and affection for one another and for the role each individual holds in her place here. Camp life reminds me that I don’t need a special occasion to raise my voice in song, I simply need to run out of dinner rolls.

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: “CKC on a Sunday” by Emily Kasper

There is nothing on Earth like a summer camp on a Sunday.  The campers are all present after a busy week of paddling excursions, hikes and overnights, and biking or climbing expeditions.  Everyone is together- and everything has slowed down.  Today we saw counselors pausing to let the youngest campers track a butterfly for longer…

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