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Flying Cloud How Flying Clouders are Made

by Charlie Wyatt, Flying Cloud Director I trudge behind my father, who is visible only by the moonlight gleaming off the snow. Cold air burns my throat and lungs and my aching legs scream for rest, but it’s late, and we’re almost at Flying Cloud anyway. We arrive, a familiar place rendered strange by snow, […]

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Flying Cloud Honoring in the August Session

We had our first and only Honoring of second session 2019 a few days ago, and the fire is still smoldering despite some intermittent rain. The fire isn’t the only thing the rain hasn’t put out – spirits are high at Flying Cloud.

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Flying Cloud Baaaaack from Trips!

Our intrepid adventurers have returned to the Clearing, carried by tired legs and a yearning for a good night’s rest in a place that felt more and more like home the longer they spent away from it. That’s right, trips are back and Flying Cloud is once again a vibrant little community in the woods, […]

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Flying Cloud What a Week in the Clearing! 

Friends old and new gathered in the clearing for our first circle of the second session on Sunday evening. Lots of excitement and goofiness from those happy to be back in the space went a long way towards assuaging the trepidation of our newcomers. Later in the evening we held our opening Friendship Fire. We […]

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Barn Day Camp Play

Play. It seems so simple and yet it is a disappearing feature of childhood, teen, and adult life.  According to many sources, play is important for healthy brain development.  Through play, children interact with their world and develop their imagination, creativity, and emotional strength.  Physical play also gives youngsters an opportunity to develop dexterity and […]

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Flying Cloud Sparks Flew Upward

Sparks flew upwards into the night as if to carry all the good intentions we were putting out into the world last night at Flying Cloud during our closing Friendship Fire of first session 2019. Campers spoke to what they appreciated about each other, and about Flying Cloud as a place – what it means […]

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Flying Cloud Homeward Bound

Tomorrow marks the end of our first session of summer 2019. Transitioning from camp to home can be challenging. Of course, campers are happy to reunite with their family, but they’ll also be missing their camp friends and activities. Kids tend to ‘re-invent’ themselves at camp and it can be jarring to return home where […]

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Barn Day Camp Woodward Reservoir and Lake Ninevah

Anyone who has spent time on any of our properties knows that our beautiful lakes —Woodward Reservoir and Lake Ninevah—are jewels to both look at, listen to, and swim in. Surrounded by verdant woods and mountain peaks, they both are home to numerous reptiles and waterfowl, especially loons (which have returned from near extinction in […]

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Flying Cloud Trips

  Flying Cloud is once again filled with the shouting and laughter of campers, and not a second too late – the chipmunks were getting a little too bold for my liking! That’s right, campers have returned from their overnight trips. They encountered majestic views, wild animals, steep climbs, clear lakes, and so much more. […]