The Blog of the West Wind

The Blog of the West Wind

Offseason musings from the Director and other voices regarding Kabeyun’s philosophy and the role of camp in developing strong, confident, and caring boys.

Day is Done

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Day is Done

Missing camp? Enjoy the tradition of ending a day with camp's bugler, Jeff Kuebler, blowing Taps from the dock at sunset.

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What's lost when camps close? $150M and so much more

This op-ed was published in the New Hampshire Union Leader on July 21, 2020.

For over a century, camp has been a summertime staple, nowhere more so than in New Hampshire. Every year, as camps help shape the lives of over 150,000 young people, New Hampshire’s camp industry generates millions of dollars in revenue and supports countless jobs. In 2020, however, every camp in the state is either shuttered or profoundly constrained due to COVID-19. Without direct and measurable support, the survival of this vital industry and cherished tradition is in serious doubt.

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