Learning How to Connect with Millennials

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What do millennials want in a CS community, and what role should Adventure Unlimited play in fostering connections? “We’ve provided some activities for this age group, but we want to better understand what resonates with them,” says Kynan Witters Hicks. “It’s clear that a different approach is needed to appeal to this group from what our programs offer kids/teens and 40s+ adults.”

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Preservation and Connections Shape NLC Alumni Service Trip

Our alumni group chose Catalina Island as a volunteer project because we wanted to learn more about the significance and principles of ecological preservation – a topic often discussed on the news and in politics. The trip also provided a special opportunity to connect with each other as students of Christian Science.

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Why I Loved Being a CIT Trainer

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Most of the CITs that summer were starting their first job. Many of them, even though they were very familiar with camp from years spent as a camper, were unfamiliar with a professional working environment. We’d work on developing skills like taking initiative, teamwork, conflict resolution and role modeling. Throughout the summer, I watched as CITs transformed from active observers of their fellow counselors to confident leaders.

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Packing for Camp

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The duffel bag that I first took to the A/U Ranches in 1988 – a bag so large I could fit my entire third-grade self, and perhaps a couple friends, into it at the time – finally blew its zipper last year. On the side of the dark navy-colored, industrial-weight canvas duffel, in yellow velour, “Lane Anne Keough” is printed in all capital letters.

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