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October 2007

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As Fall is a time for reflecting,

    

 

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I share part of June's Newsletter, with the delightful addition of celebratory photographs depicting my journey down the "road not taken." Enjoy!

   

 

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

--Robert Frost

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There is something new for me in these words, something that brings forth a deep knowing of how effective Nature Camps has been for children, their parents, and fellow staff members --and for me -- over these thirty-three years -- providing unique sensory awareness, adventure-experiential education, experiences.

In 1974, I chose to take the road that led to the creation of Nature Camps. And, here, at age 65, I continue to marvel at how age truly doesn't matter in terms of one's goals - the pathways we take. Two years ago, I chose to study for my second Masters degree, this one in Marriage and Family Therapy. This has enabled me to continue to develop more meaningful and effective ways of working with parents and children. I observed possible roads to take. And my choice, as with the creation of Nature Camps, has truly made all the difference.

 

"My hooding Ceremony at Antioch University, New England, May 2007"

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Oh, a delighted me!"
"Celebratory words are spoken by Professor Emeritus Heidi Watts"
"I am touched beyond words"

Here, at Nature Camps, we too face choices and the ones we make echo the same values we've held close for thirty-three years. We chose Adventure and Environmental Education (Sensory Awareness) as it is transforming: changing perceptions, heightening awareness, changing lives. Our children master outdoor skills, thrive in an atmosphere of caring and respect, bring forth a spirit of adventure and excitement, and are assured of their inestimable worth.
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Be sure to return on the Nature Camps Road in 2008, or take the NC road for the first time, so you will have extraordinary family experiences, bringing forth your wonderful parent support -- being assured that NC will continue to make an impact on the present, and the future.


The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope. --- Teilhard de Chardin

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