It's been a couple of circ weeks, with my oldest at CIRCle Pines Camp in Michigan and my youngest at CIRCEsteem in the city. Here's a little, yellow tinged taste (for Mellow Yellow Monday) of Du-Jay's first adventure with sleep over camp.
Circle Pines is a magical, peaceful, fun filled place between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a large and devoted contingent of campers that make the nearly 4 hour drive from Chicago. We even met 3 campers and a Mom volunteer who flew in from California for camp. And we met a number of others from places as far flung as Florida and the East Coast. We've been impressed by the number of campers that come back for generations.
We'll have a full, photo filled feature and loads of video footage from Circle Pines in the coming month. We're still in the editing process, but we're very excited to bring our readers interviews with campers, parents and staff, along with candid scenes, awards ceremonies and performances from the final days of summer camp. So check back with ChiIL Mama early and often.
Circle Pines Center is a member-owned and run non-profit cooperative organization. They run a children's summer camp and year round retreat and conference center with programs for families, children and adults. The co-op owns 294 acres of land with rolling hills, hardwood and pine forests, meadows and frontage on Stewart Lake. They have miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, diverse wildlife and an organic garden and orchard.
The mission of Circle Pines is to teach peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation. The Center aims to demonstrate cooperative alternatives for economic and social issues and to teach cooperation as a way of life.
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