Muddy Sneakers: Connecting Kids With Nature

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| By Ruby Compton | “Will my shoes actually get muddy?” is the most often asked question to instructors of the non-profit organization Muddy Sneakers when staff first introduce the outdoor science education program to students. While honest in intention, …

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Good Neighbors

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| By Kristin Dunn | These mountains became a haven for my family when we moved from the coast to the opposite end of this beautiful state. What did we know about this area? Hardly anything except there was a …

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Built By Women: How Skyland Camp For Girls Continues Its 100 Year-Old Legacy

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Outside of Asheville, in the little town of Clyde, there is a legacy that has been building quietly, decade after decade, since 1917. Every June, the legacy continues as groups of girls arrive on Skyland Hill. This is Skyland Camp …

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Good Grief – It’s Camp Heart Songs

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| By Jonna Rae Bartges | The tiny girl stood on the edge of the platform by the side of the lake, clutching a rope as the Camp Heart Songs counselor adjusted her zip line harness. “Think about your grief, …

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