The next iteration of CAC CAMP ESTRELLA is here!! Recruitment is currently in full swing - we are looking for sub-committee members as well as OGLs and OHLs! You might have noticed that this photo looks rather bland. Well, that was an intentional move - because we're anticipating YOUR enthusiastic and wholehearted participation to add COLOR and LIFE to our Estrella family-to-be! We promise this is shaping up to be a magical camp experience like no other. Sign up now!!
Drums and Percussion Camp provides the opportunity for beginners and advanced players alike to deepen their knowledge and practical skills in workshops and master classes. Each educational experience will help deepen existing knowledge and ability while providing new inspiration and a wide overview of traditions and trends from the drum and percussion world. Now enrolling! (Link in profile)
Take the hardest you've ever cheesed in a photo and times that by 10! Haha stoke is high as we opened the coffee cart at @movementboulder in Boulder, CO today!! We'll be here pouring coffee week day mornings 6-9am and smiling the whole time we do it! Hope everyone has a great day out there today 😊 Yahoooo! ☕️✌️🚌🏔❤🙏🤙 www.carabinercoffee.com #carabinercoffee
Dans les rues de Zaatari - 12/20 (Archive 2015)⠀
Fondé en juillet 2012, le camp de Zaatari comptait à ses débuts des tentes et une caravane pour le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR). En trois années, le camp s’est transformé en ville, avec sa propre réglementation, sa propre économie et ses propres aspirations...⠀
Un jeune enfant creuse pour récupérer du sable et du gravier. Une voisine arrive. : « Mais pourquoi tu creuses ici ? Dès qu’il pleuvra, ça se transformera en boue ! ». Une explication s’ensuit avec le père. Pendant ce temps, le garçon continue de creuser.⠀
Pour éviter une transformation trop rapide du camp en véritable ville, les matières premières comme le ciment ou le sable sont étroitement contrôlées. Sur le marché noir, leur prix explose. Les habitants récupèrent sur place ce qu’ils peuvent pour consolider les fondations de leurs maisons et préparer l’hiver.⠀
Zaatari, Jordanie - Octobre 2015⠀
This (seriously crappy) photo collage is of the only pics I snapped of my babies on the first day of their new school just 5 weeks ago. So many of you have texted or messaged me asking how they are doing so I just wanted to plug the one thing that has made all the difference in my kids navigating "new kid" status for the second time in 3 years.
I realize I'm risking sounding partial here but it's the honest to God truth according to me. My kids are doing so well in large part because they are Y camp kids. Not only have they gone to camp as campers for a week every summer since they were old enough, we've also lived at camps for 10 years. That means that every summer my kids meet other kids and counselors, often new ones week to week, and become fast friends. They have learned to ask to join games with no hesitation, they've learned the core values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring from their time with counselors and kids. Even though my kids are in 4-8th grades, they remain rather oblivious to social status or cliques because in summer camp it's all washed away and everyone starts at exactly the same place. Naturally this tendency to befriend people based on their mutual love of sport, art or what have you and not on social status follows them into school, which is why they tend to make really great friends quickly.
So my kids are doing extraordinarily well. Because they have been raised not just by Z and me but also by the Y, the best non profit in terms of programming in my book. I am unbearably grateful for their grandparents and actual aunts and uncles who have helped too but also the counselors from around the world who have shaped my kids and given them enough confidence to walk into a new school not wondering IF they would make new friends but wondering who those new friends would be. We are so lucky.
There really is no substitute for camp in my book for the life lessons and confidence built in our kids. It prepares them for the responsibility of life without us but in age appropriate ways- before all the alcohol, drugs and hormonal collegiates. So proud of them. #camping#camp#ycamp#ymca#kids#family#mom#ztkfamily