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.

As it is in Paddling

Saturday, March 26, 2016/by Shawn Lupa
As it is in Paddling
With Paddling the challenge comes from within and the obstacles to be overcome are the water the wind and the weather rather than other participants. We paddle at our own pace while we explore the wild that is on the water.  Paddling opens our eyes to the natural world and to the cycle of the earth and the earth's internal clock. We paddle open water, steep narrow creeks, shallow...
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Mother Nature Kicks in to Help Pre-Camp Work
Not only are Mark, Bruce, Bill, Jake and others continuing positive pre-camp work but so is Mother Nature.  The weather has been beautiful even if hot and dry these past days.  So we're all putting the pedal to the medal allowing a lot of progress early on.  The leaves are just beginning to blossom.  Here's a picture showing the greening of camp...pretty soon it...
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Another Level of Kabeyun

Monday, May 4, 2015/by Jeff Kuebler
Kabeyun exists on many levels. One of those levels is a 6 week program that happens at camp each spring called NELP which stands for New England Literature Program.  NELP has been coming here for decades and is comprised of 14 staff/teachers many of whom teach at the University of Michigan and 40 students from UM.   The students, mostly Juniors and Seniors, come here to study...
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Lake Winnipesaukee from Camp

Thursday, April 30, 2015/by Jeff Kuebler
Lake Winnipesaukee from Camp
No matter how many times Lake Winnipesaukee is photographed from camp there is always another to be taken - the views from here offer endless beauty whether on an incredibly peaceful early morning of  "golden" light like this image taken at the very end of April, or in the face of the darkening skies of an approaching summer storm or of capturing falling snow upon icy winter...
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Springtime Work At Camp

Saturday, April 25, 2015/by Jeff Kuebler
It's kind of a weird feeling being back at camp now in late April.  Weird in the sense that it's like nothing at all happened in the months since leaving in mid-September of last year.  I know many have had this feeling.  Almost as if there's Kabeyun and all else is a distant dream.   In fact, sitting here writing this at Beechwood, I turn to the left looking...
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It's Time

Monday, April 20, 2015/by Ken Robbins
It's Time
This week will mark a transition point, turning away from winter in to spring and towards summer. Bruce and Bill have been knocking around almost daily since last fall, but in a matter of days, they'll be joined by Jeff and Mark, who will move to camp to begin opening cabins, pulling boats out, and undoing all of last year's winterizing work. For the next few months, I'm going...
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