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"Reflections" Archives

In 1984, bulletin editor Louise Dole Woofenden added a "Reflections" column to the yearly bulletin reflecting on the previous year of camp. She wrote another one for the following three bulletins (1985-1987), but did not write one in 1988 or 1989. Evidently, someone liked the idea and requested its return because in 1990 the column was taken over by her son Trevor, the camp Activities Director.

© Jesse White 2013 Up until 2014, this column was specifically written for the camp bulletin that went out via the U.S. Postal Service to everyone on our mailing list each Spring — hence the frequent references to "last year", "next year", and frequent exhortations at the end to "join us this August" in those earlier columns. Since 2014 (when we discontinued the bulletin), the new column each year has been written specifically for this website, allowing longer reflections with more and bigger photos.


From it's inception until 1991, the bulletin was hand illustrated with hand-drawn pictures and art, as well as various clip art. From 1992-1996, the cover was a black & white photo with primarily clip art inside. From 1997-2007, there were black & white photos both on the cover and inside. And from 2008-2014, the bulletin was full color inside and out.

Some of the "Reflections" columns from 2008-2014 have only some of the original photos on this website. And although many of the photos are not the ones that originally accompanied the article, nearly all the photos in those years' columns are from the actual year the column was written... just not the ones that originally appeared in those columns.

For the 1997-2007 columns, it was pretty much impossible to reproduce the original bulletin photos in any way that made them even vaguely visually appealing. So although many of those columns here have photos from the year the column was written, the further back we go, the fewer photos for that year are actually available. And before 1997, all the photos here were added when the columns were reproduced for this site.

Therefore, some of the photos in the 1989-2007 columns — especially in the earlier ones — are from nearby years or else are generic photos just to give you the idea. For example, in the "Reflections" 1996 column, there is mention in the opening paragraph about tent sites with a photo of a tent in a tent site next to it. If you check the photo credit, you'll notice that that photo is actually from 2011, but it's a photo of a tent site and since they pretty much look the same from year to year, it's appropriate. The other two photos in that particular column are from 1996.

So, if you're a stickler for that kind of detail, just check the date in the photo credits... nearly all of them have a date when the photo was taken.

"Reflections" 2018

"Reflections" 2017

"Reflections" 2016

"Reflections" 2015

"Reflections" 2014

"Reflections" 2013

"Reflections" 2012

"Reflections" 2011

"Reflections" 2010

"Reflections" 2009

"Reflections" 2008

"Reflections" 2007

"Reflections" 2006

"Reflections" 2005

"Reflections" 2004

"Reflections" 2003

2002 and 2001
are not available,
perhaps nonexistent.

"Reflections" 2000

"Reflections" 1999

"Reflections" 1998

"Reflections" 1997

"Reflections" 1996

"Reflections" 1995

"Reflections" 1994

"Reflections" 1993

"Reflections" 1992

"Reflection" 1991

"Reflections" 1990

"Reflections" 1989

There was no "Reflections"
column for 1987 or 1988.

"Reflections" 1986

"Reflections" 1985

"Reflections" 1984

"Reflections" 1983


[current "Reflections" page]

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