We are a Family Post

: The Magic is BACK!

I wish you could see it. A few short minutes ago, the entire Kahdalea dining hall was rippling with wild movement, songs, dancing, and the brand of folly that is truly only on offer in this marvelous place! It is SO GOOD to see the spark return to these halls in the ecstatic form of…

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: REUNION: The Mountains are Calling

The blessing of camp is that the circle of friendship extends not just through your cabin or tribe, not just through your session, your summer or even your era. Camp friendships cross lines of age, of experience, of location. The counselors I looked up to adoringly are now my peers. Campers whose homesick shoulders I hugged are now in the carpool line with me. The sister (and brother) hood we create in our Green Cathedral continue to weave us together over a lifetime. 

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: The Power of Friendship in the Mission of CKC

A few months ago, I attended the wedding of a former Chosatonga counselor, Mitchell Webb and his beautiful bride, Betsy.  Once arrived at the church, I found myself tightly packed in the midst of 3 or 4 rows of former campers and counselors.  Watching these old friends arrive, one by one, there was the tense…

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: The “CKC Recipe”: our ingredients for an incredible summer

The CKC Recipe You don’t need to be here long to realize that there is something different about Camp.  Kahdalea and Chosatonga have been around for a long time (60 years! Woohoo!) and the people who come here can vouch that it is life changing.  There is a magic here that helps people to grow…

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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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