Vespers

Words for Wednesday- JC Vespers Poem

JC VESPERS

Categories: Vespers, What I like about camp, Why Camp | Leave a comment

Words for Wednesday by Lucy

Lucy Vespers

Categories: Good Deeds, Vespers, What I like about camp | Leave a comment

Words For Wednesday by Carter

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 10.47.08 AM

Categories: Camp poetry, happy toughts, Vespers, What I like about camp | Leave a comment

2 Weeks In The Dust

2 Weeks In The Dust

Written By Grace Daverson for Session 4 Vespers 2016

grace1grace2grace3grace4grace5

Categories: Vespers, What I like about camp, Why Camp | Leave a comment

Words for Wednesday!

IMG_3086

Categories: Vespers | Leave a comment

Words of Wisdom From Vespers

A counselor shared these wonderful words during vespers First Session. Vespers is our night to share songs, poetry, stories, thoughts, gratitude, and more while watching the sun set over Keddie Peak. vesperswords

Categories: Vespers | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Remembering Lornie

Dear friends;

As many of you know, Coppercreek tragically lost one of our Directors — Lauren (Lornie) Lindskog Allen — last week. We are deeply saddened by her passing, and we dearly miss her, every day.

3rd-Session-236

We wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who have reached out to us, directly or over social media, sending us love, comfort, and support. On behalf of Lauren’s family, including her daughter, Sutter, who has grown up at camp, and Lornie’s long-time sweetie, Jared, we thank you for the cards, notes, e-mails, and phone calls so many of you have sent. Your words have helped buoy our heavy hearts more than we can describe.Lornie Surfing

Coppercreek Camp was founded by Lornie’s parents – John Lindskog and Lynne Evarts – and was a fixture in Lauren’s life from the time she was a toddler. She was present at camp for 48 summers, as a camper, CIT, cabin counselor, riding instructor, and camp owner-director. She was the founder of our TREK program, and was the driving force behind the beauty and breadth of our equestrian center and programs.

We know that Lornie’s light will continue to shine through Coppercreek and through all of the campers whose lives she touched over the years. We look forward to spending our 51st summer laughing and playing and singing and dancing as before, even if, on occasion, we do so with tears in our eyes.   For the summer of 2015, we all — Becky and Craig Hogland, and Lornie’s daughter, Sutter Allen — plan to welcome our campers with open arms. Lornie would have wanted the joy, laughter and magic of Coppercreek to continue as it always has.

Nothing we can write can adequately capture Lauren’s generosity of spirit, kindness of heart, or bright sense of adventure. She saw the good, special, and most essential parts of all of us, and by so doing, helped us to see the good in ourselves. She was a steward for Mother Nature, and an advocate for animals of every kind; she believed that family is more than flesh and blood, that we all need community, and that we have a responsibility to look after one another however we can. We are determined to live all the things she taught us, and to do so with joy, this summer.

Camp Family

Many of you have asked about ways to contribute to the Coppercreek legacy. We are so grateful for, and humbled by, your generosity. To honour Lauren’s life, contributions can be made to the Coppercreek Benefit account, via paypal , or by mail to Plumas Bank, P.O. Box 612, Greenville CA, 95947.

Lornie Memorial Photo

Day is done. Gone the sun. From the lake, from the hills, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh.

Categories: Friendship, The Staff House, Trek, Vespers | 7 Comments

Vespers’ share from Grace Daverson

_MG_6124

They say memories fade with time

But I don’t think so

because the weeks I spend

riding, swimming, talking, walking,

petting, reading, playing and dreaming

Here. Right here.

Those memories are as deep and crisp as the taste of a way too juicy watermelon at Outpost

And the smell of fur and feathers at smanimals

And the chunka, chunka, chunka of a kneeboard at the lake

And the sound of outdated music at way too early in the morning

and the sight of all the counselors, campers, of all my friends, dressed in grass skirts and

leis and lipstick, even the boys.

Here. Right here.

Those memories are as dear to me as

a cherished book of song.

Because I know that no matter how

tired, sore, or terrified I am,

I have not wasted a second of my life

Here. Right here.

-Grace Daverson

Categories: Activities, Camp poetry, Friendship, Vespers, Welcome to camp, What I like about camp | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments

What Camp Means To Me- Anna and Jonah

_MG_5823

Getting to spend 2 weeks with friends who live on the other side of the world.

Coming to one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Trying out things that I never would have had the opportunity or means to do elsewhere.

Being able to be silly and weird and not be judged.

Becoming best friends with people you have known for just a couple of days, who are completely different from your friend at home.

Telling camp jokes at home that no one understands.

Spending 11 months waiting for the 1 we get to spend here.

Waiting for seconds, thirds and fourths just for those pieces of bread with butter.

Praying to be sent to the lake every morning.

Bug spray is second only to water.

Dirt lines are as common as tan lines.

It will always be our HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Categories: Activities, Camp poetry, Friendship, Vespers, Welcome to camp, What I like about camp | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Third Session 2013: What I like most about camp. Worthy of a re-blog.

First-Session-16-2

Colette: the people, choosing activities, the encouragement from others

 

First-Session-17-2

Ethan: Small animals, the camp grounds, Outpost

 

First-Session-18-2

Paige: Awesome people, horses and the food.

 

Sam

Sam: Cabin mates, my counselor, the activities.

 

First-Session-20-2

Griffin: The pool, mountain biking, and name ball.

 

First-Session-21-2

Kaylee: my friends, my counselor, and the activities.

 

First-Session-22-2

Coco: the horses, my cabin mates and the swimming pool.

 

First-Session-23-2

Tiger: skateboarding, horses and the climbing wall.

 

First-Session-24-2

Noah: Stand up paddle boarding, the lake, and Outpost

Lucas: the pool, decorating and the food.

Lucas: the pool, decorating and the food.

Kate: horses, horses, and horses.

Kate: horses, horses, and horses.

Joseph: the people, being away from your parents, and gaining confidence.

Joseph: the people, being away from your parents, and gaining confidence.

 

Jess: Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, Capture the Flag.

Jess: Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, Capture the Flag.

 

 

Categories: Activities, Friendship, Vespers, Welcome to camp, What I like about camp | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.