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Color War Day 3

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Color War Day 3

We had a beautiful day three of Color War today. Sunny skies and a cool breeze made this an absolutley perfect day for competition. Day three has the ...

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Color War Day 2

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Color War Day 2

Day two of Color War had us running all day! Today hosted one of the original events of Color War from 1964 and what we call today the Old Forge Run. ...

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Color War Day 1

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Color War Day 1

We had a great first day of competition. The weather was incredible today - warm and sunny with a cool breeze at just the right time. The campers work...

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Color War Break!

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Color War Break!

It was a cool, beautiful camper’s choice day on Old Forge Mountain. The anticipation for Color War started this morning at Assembly. The Green Giants ...

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Raining Kindness

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Raining Kindness

Today is the American Camp Association’s National Camp Kindness Day! This is a day highlighting the practice of purposeful kindness that happens every...

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Simply Wonderful Sunday

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Simply Wonderful Sunday

We have had a really great, super busy, totally awesome day! I love that on Sundays at camp we change up the schedule to allow less structured time an...

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Willy Wonka Comes to Highlander

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Willy Wonka Comes to Highlander

Today was another beautiful, sunny, hot day on the mountain. It was camper’s choice day today, and we had so much fun playing, swimming, singing and d...

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Growing Smiles

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Growing Smiles

Smiles are the language of love at camp. A smile says I’m glad you’re here or I’m proud of you. A smile can say “you’ve got this” or “don’t give up.” ...

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My Happy Place

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My Happy Place

We had an awesome day of activities as cabin groups today. After five days together, the cabins seem to be in the routine of camp and everything is st...

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Jumping for Joy

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Jumping for Joy

You have to JUMP to be the best version of you.

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POWER OF A TEAM

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POWER OF A TEAM

Monday morning I gave the first Reflect of the Rock of the session and talked about teamwork. I compared our cabin unit to a team, and shared how ever...

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Welcome Home Session C

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Welcome Home Session C

Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong and laughter never ends.

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Shout Out to Session B

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Shout Out to Session B

Dinner tonight lasted until 7:15 (one hour and fifteen minutes!!!), as campers and staff lined up to shout-out their cabinmates, counselors, activity ...

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ONE LOVE: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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ONE LOVE: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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Be A Kid Again

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Be A Kid Again

Today is national BE A KID AGAIN DAY. If you could go back and pick a day to be a kid again, which day would you choose? I would definitely choose a d...

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SIMPLE JOYS

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SIMPLE JOYS

Being sprayed with a hose on a hot summer’s day, a piggyback ride from a friend, a slip-n-slide that doesn’t quit or just soaking up the sunshine with...

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The Best Part of Waking Up

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The Best Part of Waking Up

When I was growing up, I remember being so exicted to wake up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons on the couch. I remember those popular jingles fr...

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What Really Matters Most

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What Really Matters Most

At Camp Highlander we believe that it’s not what you do that makes life fun, but who you are doing life with. After six days with our cabin groups, ou...

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Happy Birthday America!

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Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! We had a wonderful day celebrating this great country with our annual 4th of July celebration, Stars & Stripes. This is my...

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Feet First

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Feet First

Today we jumped in feet first. Campers were all in because today was camper’s choice day. Today campers were able to choose their activities, choose t...

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Right On Target

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Right On Target

If I were to ask you why you sent your child to camp, what would you say? Maybe it was to have fun, make memories, make new friends, try something new...

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It All Starts With Courage

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It All Starts With Courage

In the first few days of camp, I am overwhelmed by the courage at Camp Highlander. Leaving home for two weeks for summer camp takes an incredible amou...

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Session B Opening Day!

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Session B Opening Day!

Opening Day was absolutely fantastic! As each car pulled through the gates of camp, the staff got more and more excited about the session ahead. We we...

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News from the Mountain

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News from the Mountain

It was a great day - a beautiful blue sky, a warm shining sun, and a light breeze whispering in the Carolina Pines. Today was camper’s choice day and ...

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