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Compassion is Everything

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

One thing we strive for at LLYC is to give campers some perspective; counselors and staff are given freedom to challenge stereotypes and unspoken rules that kids bring in from their schools and social groups. Not just “Be good!” or “Don’t be bad!”, but genuine concern and understanding for why anyone (including us) would make foolish and […]

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What are you listening to… in 2015? Part 3

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Rather than post ANOTHER blog about New Year’s resolutions or Top 10s, I decided that everyone could use some new music to listen to as we ring in 2015. So I polled a few of my favorite LLYC alum, and what was intended to be one post turned into three! Here’s the last installment from Marshall Pruitt. I […]

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What are you listening to… in 2015? Part 2

Posted by on Jan 07, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Rather than post ANOTHER blog about New Year’s resolutions or Top 10s, I decided that everyone could use some new music to listen to as we ring in 2015. So I polled a few of my favorite LLYC alum, and what was intended to be one post turned into three! Talk about some music lovers… here’s Part 2 […]

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What are you listening to… in 2015?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

Rather than post ANOTHER blog about New Year’s resolutions or Top 10s, I decided that everyone could use some new music to listen to as we ring in 2015. So I polled a few of my favorite LLYC alum, and what was intended to be one post turned into three! Talk about some music lovers… here’s Part 1 from […]

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Why Hello, Morgan!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

A few weeks ago, I happened to run into the lovely Morgan Martin, a former LLYC camper and Singing Hills counselor extraordinaire. When I heard that she was planning to  move to Haiti after graduation, I knew I had to get an interview for you lovely folks. Enjoy! How old are you? Where are you from? I’m a 22 […]

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Embrace Your Inner Mary (Echols)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

If you’ve ever been to a parent brunch, late night Candyland party, carnival, or any other amazing LLYC or LLFC event, chances are it had Mary Echols’ stamp of creativity on it. When I first came to work at Singing Hills and asked what exactly Mary’s job was, I got the same answer over and […]

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For the mom who wants to do it all (but can’t)

Posted by on Dec 08, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

Wondering how to make this season more than just a flurry of potluck dishes and token gift-giving? Me, too. This morning on the radio I heard that Christmas is the most stressful time of year for most American families, and right then and there I made a decision to fight for peace and joy for our […]

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How Tim Allen Stole Christmas

Posted by on Dec 02, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

A’aight, guys. Thanksgiving’s over and it’s time to get your head wrapped around the idea of Christmas before the whole thing just passes you by. There are plenty of presents to buy, parties to attend, and travel plans to organize.  How can a person keep their head on straight in such a crazy time? Maybe we could take […]

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The Longest Days

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

This week I got to catch up with a friend, a high school student and LLYC alum who is struggling. She is hopeful, but she’s also frank about how hard things have been for her this year and how little she understands of it. She’s having a difficult time trusting others and feels confused and lonely a […]

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From the Outside In

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

There really isn’t any way to overstate how great we feel about LLYC associate director, Karla Heath. In this post from the Roundup Newsletter, she looks back on her first summer in the canyon and shares unique insights about what camp looks like from the perspective of a newcomer. Karla’s viewpoint is invaluable, and we can’t help but smile and nod in agreement […]

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