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Flying Cloud Magic on the Mountain

As the summer draws to a close, the Clearing is busy with the sounds of campers playing, crafting, and getting ready to take their own piece of Flying Cloud with them out into the rest of the world. The end of the summer is always bittersweet, but at FC, we’ve been almost too busy to […]

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Flying Cloud Hello from Flying Cloud to the Wide World!

The second session at Flying Cloud has seen plenty of fun and activity in the Clearing. After some orientation and a run of activity days, we had our first Honoring of the session (during which we gave Flying Cloud Words for the first time) and are heading out on trips tomorrow. Though the first few […]

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Flying Cloud Greetings Flying Cloud Blog Readers!

Thank you so much for your patience waiting for our second blog post this summer. By now, I am sure that many of you have heard about the events of the July Session. Compared to any summer I have spent at Farm & Wilderness, this one stands out as truly unique. Below are broad strokes […]

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Flying Cloud Greetings Flying Cloud Blog Followers!

Welcome to the first of many installments of the 2017 Flying Cloud Blog. The best place to get updated on the goings-on here at the Cloud! Maybe you have a camper here that, despite plenty of pre-addressed and stamped envelopes, isn’t sending many stories home (remember no news is generally good news!). Perhaps you are […]

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Flying Cloud Friendship Fire

Who speaks for Flying Cloud? Flying Cloud feels like a home to me, just as much as the place I live for the rest of the year. What makes Flying Cloud beautiful is everyone’s capacity and willingness to love and care for one another. I feel like I can be truly comfortable with myself and […]

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Flying Cloud Final Naming and Long Trips!

Greetings from the Wilderness! The second session is cruising along and already it’s amazing to think of all that we’ve accomplished in our time together. Giant bow drill, burl harvesting, rod less fishing, raft building and black smithing are just a few of the great activities that counselors and campers alike have led and pursued. […]

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Flying Cloud Closing Out and Opening Up

Who speaks for Flying Cloud? “Flying Cloud creates a community that is hard to replicate outside of your own family.” “Thank you for sharing this summer with me. I’ll always remember you guys.” “I hear a lot of talk about Flying Cloud being a home away from home. But Flying Cloud is my home.” These […]

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Flying Cloud A Milestone …

Here is a guest blog written by a Flying Cloud parent on the transition to overnight camp:   “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”     ― Mary Oliver Like a thousand fire flies, the sparks whirled in a Naming fire last summer. The light cast a chestnut hue on the faces of my […]

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Flying Cloud Journeys, Inward and Out

Greeting from Flying Cloud: The chorus of songbirds re-established themselves as the loudest voices at camp this week as most of the Flying Clouders were away for trips! Smiles and colorful stories belied tired appearances upon their return, and while everyone was excited to get back to camp, the trips were certainly be a highlight […]