I got to spend some time up at camp last weekend…and Camp Canadensis is beautiful no matter the season! I’m sure a lot of you have never seen camp at this time of year, so I snapped a few photos to share with you.
First of all, Barrett Township (a group of 5 villages that includes Canadensis) is transformed during the month of October into “Scarecrowville”. The town signs are all transformed, and Aunt Terri told me that even the post offices change their stamping machines to say Scarecrowville!
(Mountainhome is a town right next to Canadensis)
Most of the homes and business in town were decorated – including a personal favorite…Callies Candy Kitchen!!! Callies makes the most amazing sweet treats – it’s a great place to stop for last minute visiting day candy, or to visit after a tour of camp. Our campers have the chance to win a trip to Callies during the summer if they keep their bunk the cleanest all summer!
Annie had a great time up at camp – it was a perfect day! She missed all of you down by the lake…One of my last stops up in the Poconos was at a farm stand to pick out my pumpkin! My neighborhood has a pumpkin carving contest each year, so I wanted to make sure I found a great canvas to work on. I will be carving over the weekend (can’t wait for the pumpkin seeds!) and I’ll post photos of the finished product!Finally…last week while the Canadensis Crew was answering phones at the NPR Pledge Drive in Philadelphia, I got to meet Terri Gross from “Fresh Air“! It’s a radio program that has been on NPR for more than 25 years and is broadcast nationally. I listen to Terri’s show everyday on my drive home from work, and she’s the most incredible interviewer. She’s talked to nearly every celebrity, and she explores great topics daily…she’s the radio version of Oprah! Listening to her daily has really helped me get comfortable with interviewing people…which is something I do quite a lot in the winter office…we do have around 220 staff members to hire each year! She is a role model of mine, and she was so gracious with her time.
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