Beauty is Sincerity

There was an amazing quote I once heard that says “beauty is sincerity”. To me, being who you truly are is the most beautiful thing you can be. Being a beautiful person does not consist of perfect hair, skin, eyes or physique, but rather of kindness, compassion and sincerity. For there is no one in […]

Taking New Risks

Below is a morning meditation that our Wapomeo CIT Director, Becca Last, gave this past August on the importance of taking risks. “Today, I encourage everyone to take one safe risk and go outside of their comfort zone. I am going to share with you a poem that inspired me to take a risk.” To […]

The Timelessness of Canoe Trip

Below is a morning meditation that was given by Maddie Harper this past summer on the sense of timelessness you experience on canoe trip. “At camp time always seems to fly by. No matter how many summers you’ve spent here at Wapomeo it always feels like you’ve never left. Time is a strange concept. We […]


Every Sunday morning at Wapomeo a section of campers leads the camp in Chapel. Chapel is a time for Wapomeo campers and staff to take a break from their daily routine and reflect on an important aspect of camp life. Below is a Chapel that our Kiowa campers (aged 7 – 9) led on what […]

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 […]

The Power of being yourself – Monday Meditation

#MondayMeditation, a beautiful morning med that Sarah Stilling, Kiowa SD, gave this past Summer There is a power in being yourself. Authenticity attracts support, faith and love from others. Its attractiveness comes from the people’s ability to trust and relate to you on a deep level because nothing is hidden. Many of us put on […]

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 […]