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June 26, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

I first went to overnight camp with my Girl Scout troop and several others when I was 6.  During that week we practiced building campfires, wandered in the woods, hiked down stream-beds, and learned songs that still resonate, like “Make new friends, but keep the old – one is silver and the other gold.” I […]

June 26, 2018 | by Emma Simons-Araya

In March I had the awesome opportunity to work with the 10th grade class of San Diego’s Waldorf School, and I helped facilitate their SEEDS program. We worked on several garden projects, including planting fruit trees on a hillside (by the cob chicken coop) to help prevent soil erosion. Shortly after the class planted them, […]

June 14, 2018 | by Kathy Wilder

Wilderness represents to many an untamed world beyond our reach. To others, it is a mysterious and scary state of being. Dr. Brené Brown, author and vulnerability researcher, found that while people describe their own wilderness as being uncontrolled and vast they also find it to be “a place of true belonging, and the bravest […]

April 25, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Please send funds directly to Camp Stevens either via donation on their website (select Refugee Campership in the dropdown menu) or via check made out to “Camp Stevens” with “Refugee Campership” in the memo line and mailed to: 1108 Banner Road, Julian, CA 92036.  For the last eleven years, children from refugee families in San […]

February 15, 2018 | by admin_user

[This post first appeared here.] Camp Stevens, the Diocese of San Diego’s longtime camp and conference center shared with the Diocese of Los Angeles, has named the camp’s former operations director, Kathy Wilder, as interim executive director. Wilder’s appointment was approved by Camp Stevens board of advisors in consultation with Bishops John H. Taylor and […]

May 29, 2017 | by Laurie Wesp

Last fall, I ran my first marathon. 5 months prior to that, I was having a tough day and thought, “Well, I guess I should sign up for a marathon.” I can’t explain why I thought that was the next step. I have been practicing trusting my instincts and staying curious in my life, which […]

April 25, 2017 | by admin_user

From 1972 until 2012, Peter and Vicki Bergstrom transformed Camp Stevens from a summer only facility to the thriving, year round, ecologically minded, community centered operation it is today. Their leadership continues to inspire camp staff, as well as hundreds of alumni and friends across southern California and the Episcopal Church. Caring parents, avid travelers, […]

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