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Flying Cloud A Look at Bird Migration

Hey everyone, Spring is in full swing up here in Vermont, and as the temperatures poke up into the 50s and 60s in the Burlington area it starts to look even more like summer. When I look around outside I see that the tender young leaves have just burst through the opposite buds of the […]

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Flying Cloud How to Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut! What a wonderful way to eat cabbage. And a camp favorite at FC. Wondered how you could make your own ‘crunchy ocean’ (as RSG campers call it) at home? Well, wait no longer! This activity takes less than an hour, and in a week’s time, you will have something strange and delicious to eat […]

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Camp Events Join us for SAM, FC, and TF Video Calls on April 11th

We’ve set up some Zoom calls after hearing requests for them from conversations during this time.   These calls are set up by camps, with Saltash Mountain, Flying Cloud, and Tamarack Farm all having individual calls. You will be joined by some of your summer staff and fellow campers on this call. During the call, the […]

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Flying Cloud Backyard Tracking for Beginners

Up at Flying Cloud, our program emphasizes the importance of not just living on the landscape but connecting with it. One of my favorite ways to do that when I’m at home is tracking. By tracking, we can get an idea of what animals we’re sharing our spaces with, and in what ways they make […]

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Flying Cloud Sit Spot

Sit Spot by: Elliot Siegrest Jones You will need: Your eyes Your ears Nothing else! How to do it: Pick a spot outside where you feel comfortable sitting for a length of time. 10-15 minutes is fine – only go longer if you think you can commit to it. Settle in. Pay attention to what […]

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Flying Cloud Spoon Carving

Spoon Carving by: Elliot Siegrest Jones You will need: A carving knife a sharpie or pen a hook knife or gouge for the bowl (google those- a decent but cheap gouge runs about ~$20 on amazon) sandpaper: ~80 grit and ~120 grit How to do it: Start with a piece of wood to use for […]

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Flying Cloud Bring Camp Home With You: Flying Cloud Edition

Hello everyone, As we all find ourselves adjusting to what’s happening, and perhaps looking to find ways to fill some free time, there are a couple of things I find comforting: First, it’s as safe as ever to be outside! Spending time outside, whether that’s in your local public parks, forest land, or yard, is […]

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Flying Cloud Celebrating Charlie’s Hard Work and Welcoming Elliott as Interim Flying Cloud Director

This past month, we have had a change of leadership at Flying Cloud, with Charlie Wyatt resigning his job as director, and Elliott Siegrest Jones (aka Elliott Drinkwater) being hired for the position of Interim Flying Cloud Director. We appreciate Charlie for all he has given Flying Cloud. He was a patient teacher and a […]

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Flying Cloud Ice Cutting: A Transformative Time

Seeing a fond and familiar place in an unfamiliar light is like undertaking a new journey with an old friend – it deepens old bonds and forges new ones, strengthening a connection in beautiful and unexpected ways. To visit Flying Cloud during the winter is to undertake such a journey. Warm grass and soft earth […]