Crisp mornings, clear days and cool evenings. September at camp.

When our final group of campers depart at the end of August camp begins to transform. Gone are the days of 225 campers and staff members enjoying the Walton’s experience. There is a slowness in the air at camp as we settle into a differnet routine. The wildlife also settles into their post camp routine. The remnants of pinecones are strewn about the Rec Area as squirrels prepare for winter. Ducks return to the lake. Birds that we have not seen since the spring can be found perched in the Announcement Area. Summer is not officially over until September 22, but the feeling of fall is in the air once camp ends.

September is also a time for projects and improvements at camp. Jared, Paul and Patrick Garcia are at camp during September working on a variety of projects. They spend their days building, painting, staining, digging and thinking of ways to improve camp for our following summer. There is always something to do at camp in September. To view more photos of some of the projects we are working on at camp this fall visit our Facebook page.

Camp life is very cyclical. We enroll campers and recruit staff in the winter, prepare for their arival in the spring, welcome them into our “camp bubble” during the summer and then make improvements to our facilities and program come fall. The circle of camp so to speak.