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Monday, October 21, 2019


For the last two years, our friends Steph and Lynne have been devising Quests for Great Escape that take participants around camp.  They cleverly incorporate fun, mindfulness and self care.  In 2018, the theme was Wonder Quest, where participants were enabled to celebrate their wonderful qualities.

In 2019, we celebrated our inner hero qualities.

 They want the full quests to be available to you to use with troops or other groups.  So, we've added a page to the Great Escape Website!  CLICK HERE.

I can imagine these being used at an encampment - once an ED, always an ED I guess!

As a bonus, we added the selfie camping scavenger hunt, also adaptable for use with girls or other groups!  Happy Camping.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Good Food Always at Great Escape

We surely had yummy food at GE this year, as always!  Beginning with warm chocolate chip cookies on Friday night (which lasted well into Saturday on the coffee bar) and ending with a very full breakfast on Sunday, there was no excuse for a hungry moment - especially since the cooks, helmed by Sarah/Fluke, provide vegan and gluten free versions whenever possible!

Saturday breakfast included pancakes (again, there were gluten free cakes!) and lots of bacon.  So much bacon!  And oatmeal with mix-ins like raisins, chocolate chips, brown sugar.  Hand fruit may have appeared too - I just head for the oatmeal every time!

Lunch - baked potato bar (with bacon!) salad bar and two kinds of homemade soup - minestrone and  Kaye's corn chowder!

After afternoon workshops and during the book club discussion, we recruited our strength with appetizers, including cheese and crackers, hot kielbasa and butternut squash bites!

Dinner was the full Thanksgiving - trash can turkey, stuffing, gravy, roasted veggies, several kinds of rolls.  After the auction - dessert!  Sunday breakfast included french toast, sausage, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, and I even saw a few sausage biscuits left out for the late sleepers.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Best Great Escape Yet?

The 2019 Great Escape was wonderful - I had a great time!  Interesting people, great workshops, fabulous food, and the weather was so great - two people complained to me that it was too warm to sleep on Saturday night!  (My take on that was - how nice to sleep without my fleece socks and with my arms outside my sleeping bag!)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend, thanks to our dear friend Michelle Kramer.

More in a day or two, so check back!