The Opposite of Loneliness

Below is a piece that Becca Hastings read this summer for a morning meditation at Wapomeo. The Opposite of Loneliness: We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. What I’m grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what […]

Camp Friendships

Making friends is one of the most valuable factors of our camp life. Every summer campers meet people whom they never cease to like. Wherever we go we see evidence of this. In schools and colleges throughout the country, it is the usual rather than the exceptional thing to see two or more people who […]

Celebrating Camp Culture

This past weekend I was in Toronto for the wedding of a good friend of mine – Alex Plant. Alex went to Wap for a number of years as both a camper and staff. The wedding was a ton of fun because there were so many camp friends there, and the great Taylor Statten I  […]

Mastering The Art of Appreciation

I’m a third year office staff at the Taylor Statten Camps. I must admit, I was anxious coming up here in the beginning of June and staying until the end of September. I could’ve looked at four months away from the city as a negative thing or use these months as a positive filled with […]

Quetico Remembered

Most of us started our camp experience as young bantams doing overnight canoe trips wondering how we could ever complete a five day, let alone a 36 day canoe trip. As the years went on, tripping became less of a challenge and more like a vacation. Doing Kipawa last year, a 22 day trip in […]

Making Your Own Path to Happiness

Google defines happiness as “the state of being happy”, but they don’t tell you how to get there – you need to figure that out yourself. Life brings you through many ups and downs, the best times and the worst times, but it’s up to you to follow the paths that make you the most […]