During the spring, AmeriCorps team Green 6 was hard at work making Enchanted Hills Camp even more beautiful and efficient than ever before. The volunteers blazed nearly three miles of horse paths, endured multiple bouts of poison oak, constructed walls, decks, and a beautiful white oak woodshop floor. Their contributions have been truly valuable and, now looking better than ever, Enchanted Hills is ready for the summer!
Construction manager George Wurtzel, who facilitates all the hands-on activities at the camp ranging from woodworking to sailing to rug making, has also seen to it that Enchanted Hills continues to thrive as the summer months heat up. Internet antennas have also been installed to provide “Wi-Fi in the woods” for our tech savvy visitors as well.
Enchanted Hills books up fast. The summer at Enchanted Hills is a magical time, busy with camp sessions for kids, teens, adults and families: the pool opens up, the horses come to stay, and every week the premises bustles with activity, whether that’s campers on their first stay learning valuable skills, young musicians studying hard at their craft, or the playful trot of those who’ve come to learn horseback riding. These are things most people would never think to do with the blind/deaf but what people do not understand is that they have other senses that are working just fine. We want them to never turn down doing something because of their physical differences.
The good news is that there are still a few opportunities to book retreats for up to 130 guests toward the end of summer and beginning of fall. For more information and availability, call (415) 694-7310 or visit www.enchantedhillsretreat.com.