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2014 Interns

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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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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Reunion

Hello Blog Readers! I am writing this on Wednesday the 17th of June and we are midway through our first and largest camp of the summer, the Community of Christ Reunion, with roughly 150 people! It has been really fun so far but it has been tough to adjust to having other people at Hap
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As a part of our Happy Valley Internship training we became High Ropes Course Facilitators. For two days we were shown “the ropes” (haha!) of tying knots, strapping on harnesses, and belaying so that we may help run a high ropes session. We had three different instructors throughout t
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Puttin’ it all together!

All summer long, us interns have been working on our intern project- to get Happy Valley ACA Accredited! We have all worked hard- individually and together- to see what standards Happy Valley is in compliance with and which standards aren’t met. It’s now time to put all ou
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Kayla, Kyle, Karl, Carly, and now Cody!

Try saying Kayla, Kyle, Karl, and Carly three times fast. Now add Cody to that mouthful, and GO! Carly and Cody have been dating for quite sometime now. I had the pleasure of going to school with the both of them while at Graceland, three musketeers double majoring in Business Adminis
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High-Ropes Facilitation in Action!

Senior High Camp utilizes Happy Valley’s high-ropes course on-site. Previously, Senior High Camp would go off-site to utilize other high-ropes courses before Happy Valley had a course of our own. One year Jerry (a Happy Valley Board member and Senior High Camp leader/staff membe
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Senior High Camp 2014

Senior High Camp at Happy Valley was a wonderful week! I had the unique opportunity to be a cabin counselor. I was anxious to a counselor for this age group, as I had only ever been a C.I.T. at for the Children’s Camp age group previously and didn’t know any of the campers
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A week with the youth

For the week, the Community of Christ came to spend their reunion here at Happy Valley and we were thrilled to have them! During the week us interns got the opportunity to program and facilitate activities for the youth group. It was fun to be able to interact with bright, caring and
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