Posts tagged with kick off camp

The Legacy Project Update!

The Legacy Project Update!

It’s the middle of February, and while most of our mountain home lies dormant and cold, the Assembly Court is a constant hub of activity (just like du...

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More To This Mountain: The Song

More To This Mountain: The Song

It all started with two brothers from Fort Lauderdale by the name of Fisher. The older, Pete, was shorter and wore thick-framed glasses wherever he we...

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Camp Recipes for the Holidays!

Camp Recipes for the Holidays!

If your social media feeds and email inboxes are anything like ours, they’re blowing up right now with holiday-themed EVERYTHING: festive gatherings, ...

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Overcoming Fears

Overcoming Fears

As you’re reading this, Bryan and I are likely driving down a rain-soaked road somewhere between Louisiana and North Carolina. We’re rushing back home...

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Wonderful World of Highlander

Wonderful World of Highlander

What a fantastic day! The rain is over, the sun is shining and all is right in our world at Highlander! Days like today, I find myself overwhelmed by ...

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The Highlander Way

The Highlander Way

Traditions are a wonderful part of what makes camp special. They have the beautiful way of connecting past, present and future, and at camp there is s...

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Opening Day! Campers Bring the Sunshine!

Opening Day! Campers Bring the Sunshine!

At 7:58 this morning I stood in front of the staff in the dining hall with the biggest smile as the rain came pouring down. “This is it! This is the m...

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March Into Summer!

March Into Summer!

Every off-season, as the days grow colder and shorter, we get right to work making updates all throughout camp. Some years we build brand new cabins o...

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The Legacy Project

The Legacy Project

In all we do, we seek to provide a way for our campers, counselors and alumni to be a part of this mountain home and the ‘One Love’ of our camp family...

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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

Dear Camp Highlander Family, Shelley and I happily shared a lifelong dream of one day owning and operating a summer camp. Our goal was to use this dre...

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Free Play

Free Play

After three days together, the cabins seem to be in the routine of camp. Our first-year campers are no longer “new” to camp. They have found comfort i...

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Free to Learn

Free to Learn

We’ve had another great day at camp! You may notice long sleeves in some the photos today, as we have had a slight overcast sky (no rain today) hiding...

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That's a First

That's a First

With every new summer, every new session and every new camper we celebrate “firsts.” Today we had our first breakfast of the summer, our first Reflect...

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Opening Day: The Greatest Show

Opening Day: The Greatest Show

As the gates opened at 9:00 am for Opening Day, I found myself singing “THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW!” Have you seen The Greatest Showman? If not, I high...

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Living Camp Happy Every Day

One of the things I find amazing about camp is that every day is a day that ends in “y.” Now, you might be thinking, “Of course it is, Melissa! Every ...

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Summer Fades, CHIF is Forever!

Summer Fades, CHIF is Forever!

Summer is officially over. The days have grown shorter, the temperature has dropped, and the trees throughout camp are freckled with the first colors ...

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