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Flying Cloud Trips, Banquets, Honoring and FC Words

Campers have settled in and know each others names, everyone is getting excited as we bring in new games, new activities, new songs. We just held our second Honoring, so now every one of us has a Flying Cloud blanket. And right around now, in the third week of camp, our little group starts to really feel like a community.

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Flying Cloud What Does It Mean To Be Honored At Flying Cloud?

Honoring is our way of bringing a rite of passage experience into the lives of our campers. Each new Flying Clouder, staff and camper alike, spends a whole day in silent reflection, sitting up on the mountain above Flying Cloud. During this day pondering who they are, who they have been, and who they want to become

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Flying Cloud What Three Questions to Guide Our Beginning at FC?

At Friendship fire, each Flying Clouder forms an intention for the session and has a chance to share it with the whole community

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Flying Cloud Campers in the spotlight, during and after “The Deluge”

We had record-breaking amounts of rain for the July session; if you listen closely, you can still hear the squelching of water in our boots!

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Flying Cloud Raining? We’re Not Complaining.

The rain brings a certain spirit with it. For all the comfort it takes away from us, it also pushes us to slow down. When it starts pouring and an activity gets rained out, the group often moves to the Roundhouse, our beautiful timber-framed gathering area. But once they’re there, under cover, what could be more entrancing than watching the sudden downpour? So they decide to gather some mint and make hot tea instead.

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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 […]