Camp Forest Springs

A Week’s Worth of Adventures

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Since people are asking me what I am studying and how my time is going and what I am doing, I am going to pull back the curtains on my past week of activities. As no two weeks are the same here at camp, with a constantly fluctuating ratio of classroom time, working hours, study […]

Camp Life

Floating on the Flambeau

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On Sunday, August 26, 2018 I got to set off with my LTD classmates and a few other lucky extras on a wet and wild adventure on the North Fork of the Flambeau River. Classes had started with a bang on Thursday the week before. We were inundated with a firehose of information including introductions […]

Camp Forest Springs

Walking In God’s Goodness

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It has been 12 weeks since I last wrote a post here. Back then my summer looked very uncertain, I was dreadfully hobbled, and I was greatly anticipating the path to healing. I was looking forward to this part of August and praying for a release from my doctor by this point so that I […]

Camp Forest Springs

When Life Lets You Down

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I sit here attempting to write this on the evening before I was planning to leave for a year of LTD Training at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center. I don’t know how to write what needs to be written. If I am being completely honest, I am a bit scared to write. You see, […]

Backpacking

50 Miles on The Black Forest Trail.

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I am very fortunate to work with a few adventurous souls who love the wilderness as much as I do. Naturally, our conversations on the job often center around upcoming hikes, races or other outdoorsy topics. With a wistful look in her eye, a homeowner recently commented as we chatted at the end of the […]

Identity

When You Can’t Avoid It. . .

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I sit here on a Sunday evening with a huge bowl of salad and salmon beside me along with a delightful smoothie and the satisfaction of having worked hard all week to earn this day of rest. It was a busy week at work, with multiple residential renovation projects in the early stages of development. […]

Physical Journey

(12.25) Mile Run

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Today I got to run my first half marathon trail race since November 2017, and my first PA half since October 2017. Although I did run a 20 miler in eastern Pennsylvania 3 weeks ago, it felt really good to get back into the hills of central PA with a lot of the regulars in […]

Camp Life

A Tale of Seven Weeks

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Welcome back, mikwano gyange*! In contrast to my silence throughout the past seven weeks, I have been very active here at Musana Camps. In fact, the busyness has been a major factor in my silence. On many Saturdays my week had left me too exhausted physically, mentally or emotionally to write. On other Saturdays, my […]

Physical Journey

Running This Race With Endurance

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As this past week has been relatively uneventful aside from slowly recovering from a busy week of ROPES Camp, this is a good opportunity to reflect on another little excursion which fell by the wayside amidst the hullaballoo. I have hinted before that although I had left the PA trail race scene behind, my training […]

Camp Life

The Journey Continues

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In January of this year I had the opportunity to sit in on a ROPES Camp here at Musana Camp. Although I have been involved with many types of camps for teens over the past ten years, I had never experienced anything quite like this week-long camp designed to serve as a Rites Of Passage […]