Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Job

The few of you who actually still read my blog might be interested in why I have been so MIA!

I got a new summer job working as a therapist at a therapeutic camp. I work up at the "Point of Pines" Wellness camp on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The camp runs for 7 weeks M-F and I come back home (to the Valley) on the weekends. We do tons or crafts, go hiking, fishing, and of course have group therapy. It is a crazy but amazing job!  I also get to work with some of my friends from Boston so that is wicked awesome!
So you have an idea of what camp looks like.  Take note of the bit porch swing that I adore!

The gorgeous Reservation (aka the Res).

So far I think my favorite part of our first week (last week) was the hike to the cliffs/ruins we took the youth on!

Our first day we got to camp but couldn't find the keys to get inside. Thus began the "curse of the camp". These are the Youth Mentors we have working with us up at camp. They are Native Apaches that are college age and we couldn't do it without them.

One of my favorite spots for our journal time/personal time the youth have every day.

I saw these holes and thought it would make a great picture if the kids climbed inside.

Then I tried and realized it was a lot harder than it looked! If you look close you can see my feet are over my head as the hole angles downward and in order to stay inside I had to put all my weight on my forearms.  

One of the groups of kids that went hiking.

Molly & Kylee. I have some of the great co-workers!


shabba shabba said...

I still ready your blog. It's Awe. Some.

Dani said...

wow that looks awesome!