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Working together at the camp garden. Photo courtesy of Camp Treetops
Working together at the camp garden. Photo courtesy of Camp Treetops

Learning and playing outside: a day at Camp Treetops

Camp Treetops has long been committed to nurturing children and instilling in them a strong sense of place and community. Of course, campers have a lot of fun too. Sarah Harris visited Camp Treetops to see what campers were up to. She had a great time, wished she could stay, but had to go back to work and produce this story.  Go to full article
David "Hock" Hochschartner
David "Hock" Hochschartner

Can camp counselors save the world?

This summer, camps and camp-counselors across the North Country have welcomed thousands of kids. Their days include swim lessons, theater, woodcraft, hikes... also new friendships, loneliness, growing up. Camp counselors, many not that much older than the campers, are the linchpin of "camp." David "Hock" Hochschartner runs the North Country School and Camp Treetops on the outskirts of Lake Placid. Every summer, he welcomes campers, and his crop of counselors. Here is what he told this eclectic group of young idealists as camp got underway earlier this summer. He titled it: Can a Camp Counselor Save the World?  Go to full article

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