As our the date set for our Grand Opening gets closer and closer, our excitement steadily grows. We've come so far as an organization since our humble beginnings and on April 30, 2011 we are celebrating the completion of the capstone to our facility.

While wandering around the University of Vermont campus yesterday, Carole and Jim came across a poster titled “101 Things to Do Before You Graduate.” They stopped for a moment and causally read down the list. Guess what the 12th most important thing to do before you graduate is?

With our grand opening event less than 30 days away, we've got sustainability on the mind! I wrote this article for Queen's Karma Magazine in the fall, but thought it was a good reflection and reminder of just how green a vacation at Camp Common Ground can be.

Peg's newest post to our Eco-Lodge Construction Progress page is up! This time around she gives us some insight into furnishing the Lodge, which is harder than you think. Click here to read it.

Something I discovered the very first year our family moved to Vermont: winters here are loooong. How do people cope, I thought? The obvious answer, if (a) you do not follow college hockey and (b) you are not an avid downhill skier – tap your trees and make maple syrup!

While Elin is on vacation for a few weeks, we have a guest staffer in our office who is also today’s guest blogger. Although Anya Swartz is a new face in our office, many of you know her from her long history at Common Ground. Here she shares some thoughts with us:

Peg's newest post to the Eco-Lodge Construction Page is up! Click here to read it.

Recently Monroe Moore, who comes to Camp Common Ground from North Carolina with his partner and three children, wrote to us explaining his family’s tactic for saving for Camp fees: 

Sequana Skye is a regular staffer at many of our programs. She’s our lovely camp nurse much of the time, but offers her wisdom on other topics ranging from astrology to film. In 2011 she will be at Camp Common Ground all six weeks and we can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve. Here she shares a look back at an afternoon during Lost Arts Week 2010: