Every day is Earth Day at camp.
It starts when you wake up in the morning. You breathe in the fresh mountain air, smell the pines, hear the birds outside your cabin window. You open the screen door and feel that warm sunshine on your shoulders. Breakfast, like every meal, is prepared fresh using local ingredients, many from farms right down the road.
The day’s activities embrace the natural beauty around us. Dive into our natural lake, run on the fresh green fields, hike the trails that wander through towering pines. And at night, look up at the incredible, magnificent stars. You can see the Milky Way above your head, far from the lights and pollution of the cities. The view at night at camp is truly amazing. It’s breathtaking.
And we never take it for granted. We can’t. Every year camp, we take steps to lessen our footprint. Here are just a few things we’ve done recently:
- No more paper or Styrofoam tableware in the Dining Hall
- Fluorescent or CFL lights in every socket
- New special, high-quality pool covers to keep the heat in and lessen electricity demands
- Recycling in our trash system
- More environmental education activities
Did you know that Timber Tops won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) award for energy conservation? We’re a proud Energy Star Award winner!
But we can never do enough. So make Earth Day every day, all year round!