From the Desk of Larry Rice, Executive Director
I was at a Christmas party recently talking with a friend of mine. He had never been to Redwood Glen, but knew of our four and a half year battle with water issues. So he asked me how the water situation was going.
I remarked how well things have been going since we were able to start up with our own water system Jan. 22 … and that we made it through the dry months of Fall with plenty of water before the rains started … and that the treatment facility even tells us of running water (ie. a stuck toilet) that needs to be tended to.
My friend then interrupted my diatribe to say that he went to camp once as a kid and how much he enjoyed it. “I went swimming, went on hikes, we did archery, sang songs around the campfire; it was a lot of fun,” he said, and then concluded with “You know, I don’t remember much from my childhood… but I vividly remember that week at camp.”
Listening to my friend reminisce about camp made me realize just how important a week at camp is for a child, for every child, even more so today than when my friend attended in the early 1960’s.
Here at Redwood Glen we want to make sure that every child and youth that wants to attend camp has that opportunity. If you haven’t given to Redwood Glen recently, would you consider making an end of the year donation? We want to ensure that anyone who wants experience camp will have that chance!