Author: Mel Bergstedt

Kindness & Inclusion

February 14, 2018

Sleepaway camp is a unique and special place, where kids can unplug and connect in a way that is both essential and rare in today’s world.  Campers are immersed in a community that allows them to step outside of their comfort zone, develop new...

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Camper to Counselor

February 7, 2018

Summers at Iroquois Springs are the wonderful coming together of exceptional staff, amazing campers, exciting programming and state of the art facilities.  The perfect recipe for a camp family to grow, achieve, have fun, and build memories and...

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Family Mealtime

November 9, 2016

It’s been about three months since we said so long to summer 2016, and we are missing so much about camp.  We miss our wonderful camp friends, the amazing adventures, and endless days of fun.  Our camp family unites us and gives us a sense of...

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Miranda’s Lair

August 13, 2016

A “Secret” Tour of Iroquois Springs… This is the second in an occasional series of short blog entries looking at various places around camp that have an interesting history, or have stories behind them that are not well known, or have the...

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Letters to Campers

June 8, 2016

The handwritten letter is a rarity these days. Except for the occasional thank you note, our correspondences are mainly taking place on our phones and computers. We no longer wait for the mail to arrive to hear from friends and family. And shopping for...

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New Family Orientation

May 11, 2016

The move up to Rock Hill is quickly approaching and we are super excited for another amazing summer at Iroquois Springs.  It’s hard to believe that our 16th season at camp is only 7 weeks away.  We can’t wait to welcome home our returning campers...

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The Value of a Camp Job

March 16, 2016

There is a chill in the air, but the warm days of summer are just around the corner. It won’t be long before we are welcoming everyone back for another summer of fun, friends, and great memories. And at the heart of these amazing summers is our camp...

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The Captain’s Post

March 2, 2016

A “Secret” Tour of Iroquois Springs… This is the first in an occasional series of short blog entries looking at various places around camp that have an interesting history, or have stories behind them that are not well known, or have the...

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Making the Effort

February 17, 2016

A summer camp experience holds so many powerful and important moments of great accomplishment. Camp teaches kids independence, self-confidence, team work, empathy, and the true meaning of friendship. Camp life is packed with activities and...

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Gratitude

November 22, 2015

We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. The weather was perfect and having a Saturday to trick-or-treat made a lot of kids very happy. Hopefully by now, the bowls of candy have been put on the shelf, and we can start preparing for the upcoming...

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