Month

July 2015

Visits and Ventures

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had some flexible time, so I have been fortunate to have many visitors and traveled a bit! First, my parents came to visit. Dad was super jazzed about being at Happy Valley. He camped here in High School for two years of Senior High Camp and then l
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Camp Visits

Since the purchase of the North 40 property, everyone has been dreaming of what we can do with our newly purchased land! Courtney, Clayton, and Angie have begun writing a business plan to assess all the possibilities for our camp! It’s an exciting time at Happy Valley. Tim thoug
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Business Plan Progress

Although Clayton has left us and gone back to Iowa (where he’s probably melting from all the humidity) Angie and I have continued to be hard at work on our business plan! A lot of our focus has been on physical actions. We have spent a substantial amount of time hiking the North
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One Small Step For Farm To Table, One Giant Leap For Happy Valley!

Today has been a momentous day! Why, you ask? Because today was the start of Happy Valley’s garden. That’s right, I said it, Happy Valley is going to have a big farm some day, and we have just broken ground for it – er, created ground, that is. Donald and I started o
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It’s All About Progress

Farming. That is all that’s on my mind lately. Each day we interns retire to our beds ready for the forgiving night of sleep to ensue. Today we had the opportunity to tour Camp Harmon, a camp designed for people of all sorts of disabilities. They are nestled in the red woods, ju
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Happy Valley is a Tasteful Place

I am not exaggerating when I say that Happy Valley has the best food I’ve ever eaten. It is a serious restriction to keep myself from eating thirds and fourths after each meal. (Seconds are okay, right?) Especially with desserts… like lemon bars. The cooks that we have in
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Camp Community

For me, camp has always been a magical place. It’s powerful how community can form in such a short amount of time. In the coming weeks, the interns will have an opportunity to see several different campgrounds and how they operate. I’m excited to see how others experience
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Senior High Work Day

Recently, Happy Valley Conference Center acquired 40 acres of new land on the north side. That’s how it gained it’s clever name “The North 40”! With all this new land, HVCC has a goal to clean it up and create an area that will benefit the campground and the am
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