THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Opened in 2001, this is the first Tim Horton Children's Foundation camp in the United States. The camp occupies 50 acres of waterfront property on Green River Lake, in the heart of Kentucky. Tim Horton Camp Kentahten hosts residential campers throughout the summer months and March Break. Campers get to choose from a variety of activities including wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, archery, high and low ropes courses, disc golf and fishing to name a few. We had the pleasure of spending the morning with 95 campers from Canada. As it was a musically themed week at camp, we split the campers into groups and had them create a tune based on one of the seven Leave No Trace principles. The kids and staff were super creative and had a ton of fun performing their songs!
After our presentations, we were lucky enough to climb the tower on the high ropes course and ZOOM down the zip line. What a blast! A special thanks to "Crocs" and the entire staff at Camp Kentahten for making our experience so memorable. We look forward to returning next summer to have more fun with this crew!
Safe Travels...Kate and Tracy
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We had a great time at Folks Fest this year! In addition to hearing some great music, we were also able to host the Campsite Challenge. We would like to thank Planet Bluegrass for making this such a great event and donating tickets and camping to the winning campers. We would also like to thank our friends at Keen, Clif Bar, and New Belgium for donating great prizes for all the finalists!
Congratulations to the 2009 Campsite Challenge winners: The Bloss Campsite. The Bloss Family was one mean, green, and clean group of Festivarians (just kidding about the mean part).
They kept an exceptionally tidy camp. Anything that was susceptible to wind gusts was securely stored or anchored down. Additionally there was no food left out that might be appetizing to wildlife in the area. We were also impressed with their efforts to be sustainable. They were drinking from last year’s festival cups, had reusable containers for water and brought their food in reusable grocery bags. What waste was created at their campsite was separated into recyclables and compostables and taken to the waste station. While walking to the waste stations, they made a habit of picking up litter along their way. They minimized their water consumption by showering every other day and re-wearing clothes. Their small tent was a good fit for their group’s size and left a very small footprint. At camp they used the moonlight and flashlights that required no batteries (just shaking) to recharge. Finally, their creative use of fung shui put their camping environment in harmony with nature and the flow of energy.
You've had some time to consider how the picture from Thursday's blog could have had less impact on the environment. Here is a list of what we came up with:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
We spent the last couple of days working in the gorgeous Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. We were very happy to meet up with Idaho State Advocate, Paul Holle at Camp Perkins near Stanley, Idaho. Camp Perkins is a Lutheran Church Camp, which offers week-long summer programs to youth from ID, WY, UT, MT, and WA. We had a great time meeting the campers and staff at Camp Perkins. Thanks for having us, and hope to see you all again soon!