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6 Reasons Why CAMP Makes the Best Holiday Gift

Click HERE to give the gift of camp! The Holidays: It all just feels so…EXTRA.  Extra love, family, and togetherness.  …and also a time of extra stress.  spending. …and an inevitable surplus of things taking up space in your home.  It’s a lot.  Now that we’re all adults, my family made this decision this year… Continue reading 6 Reasons Why CAMP Makes the Best Holiday Gift

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5 Outdoor Winter Activities

Winter in western North Carolina usually includes the whole spectrum of precipitation. Some days are cold and blustery, others sunny and breezy, so it can be difficult to make a plan for activities. Once you have exhausted indoor options: baking cookies, holiday-decorating, hot chocolate and movies, you’ll find that the whole crew becomes prone to… Continue reading 5 Outdoor Winter Activities

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Here are 3 family-fun ways you can participate in Global Community Engagement Day

Did you know that every year, Community Engagement Day is celebrated globally on January 28th? This year, 2023, that’s a Saturday. So you get a whole, school-free day, to participate in a celebration that transcends national borders and commends collaboration. Really…it’s a very cool opportunity to teach your young ones about the power of community… Continue reading Here are 3 family-fun ways you can participate in Global Community Engagement Day

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Our FAVORITE Activity to Celebrate Spring!

Don't get me wrong, we love winter in Western North Carolina. Winter is the time when we are the most creative in coming up with things for our children to do outside. BUT, Winter 2021 felt like it lasted decades and we are SO excited to welcome spring. As such, we've decided to let you… Continue reading Our FAVORITE Activity to Celebrate Spring!

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What is Mountain Roots Day Camp?

As I write this, I’m watching the tops of the tallest tulip poplars sway in a balmy breeze. Their unique, heavy blossoms falling to the ground as the first true thunderstorm of the season heads our way from the west. For most schools, the 2020-2021 academic year has ended, concluding an imposing chapter for educators,… Continue reading What is Mountain Roots Day Camp?

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Forest Flower Power

To research for this post, I took myself on my favorite hike in Pisgah National Forest. The first mile or so is flat, meandering along and across Cove Creek. Then, rather abruptly, the trail inclines. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice the ascending elevation presents different vegetation from that of the creek bed. That’s… Continue reading Forest Flower Power