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.

Kabeyun In Their Own Words

Voices from the Summer of 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021/by Laura Remington
Kabeyun In Their Own Words

As the year comes to a close, Kabeyun is looking back with gratitude at our safe and successful return to camp in 2021. During the summer, we asked some of our guys what they like about camp, what they learn here, and why they keep coming back. Enjoy these voices from 2021!

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What Boys Learn in Kabeyun Canoes

One parent's reflections

Sunday, December 12, 2021
What Boys Learn in Kabeyun Canoes

Every fall, we hear from parents who are delighted and amazed at the growth they see in their sons when they return from Kabeyun. This year, we received photos and a travelogue, too! It came from the parents of Eli and Jake R., brothers ages 9 and 11 who have distinguished themselves as dedicated, capable paddlers.

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The View from the White Board

Kabeyun in the season of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The View from the White Board

It’s interesting being at Kabeyun in the Thanksgiving season, and observing the feelings of gratitude it stirs in me even as camp is quiet and still.

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The View from the White Board

Eliot's Reflections on a Summer of Change

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The View from the White Board

My new perch in front of the crowd not only produced the name for this column, but also allowed me to observe all of camp at a single glance. So, what was the view from the whiteboard this summer? 

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2021 Trips Reports: A Sampling

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2021 Trips Reports: A Sampling

Each week, Kabeyun campers and counselors head out on about two dozen hiking, climbing, paddling, and fishing trips all over New Hampshire and often into Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Sometimes, they're inspired to write about their trips when they return! Here is a sample of three 2021 'Trips Reports' from our weekly in-camp newspaper, The Log of the West Wind.

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Celebrating Kabeyun's Longevity and Leadership

As Kabeyun prepares for its 98th season, we celebrate the folks who steered us through 2020's challenges, and look back with gratitude toward all of those who love and support camp. Thanks for being on this journey with us!

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