FOR 50 PICTURES FROM THIS WEEK, SEE OUR BELLINGHAM – MT. VERNON MEETUP SITE.
It was our first pilot day camp back in the Whatcom-Skagit area since 2003 and what fun it was! One of the many special things about this week was that it was the first lead-instructor role for Aldin Huff who first camp to day camps in Bellingham when he was a wee 7 year old kid, and the most amazingly natural tracker we ever met. In addition, it was the first time Parr Stover (14) took leadership, assisting as a Youth Mentor. Parr first came to camp as a wee 7 year old himself, and his family holds the world-record for the most successful referals to Wolf Camp in our history, so we are incredibly grateful to have Parr in our lives!
It was also the first time we held camp at Edgewater Park, as it offers some of the best wildlife tracking, incredible birding, endless backwater wading, fun and natural sand eddy swimming in Skagit County. Plus, it is perfectly convenient to serve Stanwood which is just 15 minutes away, Bellingham, Arlington, Anacortes & Oak Harbor which are just 30 minutes away, and Marysville & Everett which are just 45 minutes away … all close enough for kids in our vans to have a good social time with friends before and after our busy camp days.
The group of campers this week was incredible. In fact, we had our youngest-ever camper riding the van with us every day to and from Bellingham, where Kim and I spent the week on Lake Samish at the house of board member and friend Scott Davis whose delightful children used to attend camp as well. We also visited with my brother and his family, plus all my old friends from the early years of Wolf Camp. Aldin and Parr did a great job teaching this week, which gave Kim and me a chance to catch up on some work, pluus rest a bit during my 41st birthday on Thursday while supervising from a close distance:)
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR OUR EDGEWATER DAY CAMP running the WEEK OF AUGUST 22-26, 2011.