As a Point camper in the late 60’s I twice experienced the thrill of paddling the Boundary Waters. My commitment to the natural world certainly started here, but I also learned to work hard for the things I cared about, and to believe in myself. For me, tripping was the distillation of my time at Clearwater. Leading the Canadian as a counselor solidified these feelings.
It is difficult to describe what it is like to once again be actively involved with Clearwater and to serve on the board – it is both a privilege and honor to uphold the traditions and values that make us a vibrant, creative community and a joy to work with so many others to provide younger generations with experiences that will truly shape their lives. My last summer at camp was in 1968, the summer between my junior and senior years at Wellesley. Graduate school, life as an academic, marriage, and twenty years at JPMorgan followed. And now that I’ve come full circle, it feels as if I never left.