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Greetings Adventure Camp Families and friends,
First off, I'd like to thank all campers, families and staff for a wonderful summer 2022. It was truly a great summer, the best of my 6 summers at Adventure Camp. Amazing staff, amazing campers, and amazing families as always.
Now for the news I've put off far too long and I apologize for that. Unfortunately, after summer 2022 ended Boston University decided not to extend Nature's Classroom's lease any further. This essentially means that Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp will not be happening for summer 2023. BU was always excellent to Nature's Classroom and provided a lot of support through COVID but with limited programming for 2 years at the facility a decision had to be made.
I know how much this camp means to many campers, staff, and families and it means a lot to me too. Camp shaped my life as I've been a part of camp programming at various camps since I can remember. Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp was a special program on a beautiful property, but it was the quality of the community we created that made it so incredible. Having the opportunity to watch campers campers and staff grow these past 6 summers was an experience I will carry with me forever. I hope that one day I can figure out a way to re-create a version of Adventure Camp somehow, somewhere, but for this upcoming summer I've decided to take a step away from camps. These past 2 years have been extremely challenging and without getting into the gory details, I'll just say a change of pace is needed for a bit.
Currently, I'm not sure what Boston University is planning to do with the facility. I know the Friends of Sargent organization are working hard and expanding in order to help rebuild something and I'm certainly rootling for them! BU still has amazing maintenance staff at Sargent keeping everything looking good and running properly.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. There still isn't a lot of info out there as to what may be in store for the future of Sargent Center. I am now currently in Colorado working for a new Outdoor Education program and quite busy so its tough to respond very efficiently. Its been a challenge to get everything in order personally as I settle in out here for a new chapter of life. I love Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp and if there is ever a chance to rebuild I would happily support that any way possible.
I wish all campers, families, and staff the very best and thank you all again for helping to create the greatest camp community I've ever been a part of.
Matt Caliendo - Adventure Camp Director
FRIENDS OF SARGENT CENTER
Who are the Friends of Sargent Center?
The Friends of Sargent Center are a group of people who deeply care about the natural beauty, mission, programs, and people served by the Sargent Center. The Friends of Sargent Center is seperate offical nonproffit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013.
What is the misson of the Friends of Sargent Center?
The mission of Friends of Sargent is to develop and sustain a relationship between Sargent Center and its alumni in support of the center’s educational purpose. The Sargent Center provides experiential outdoor learning that encourages the growth of individuals in relation to themselves, to others in a community setting, and to the natural world. Toward this end, the Friends of Sargent will support all endeavors that reflect a similar commitment.
How do I get involved or lean more about the Friends of Sargent Center?
The Friends of Sargent Center is actively seeking people who would like to become involved! For more information on becoming a member, financial supporter, or board member please contact Kobe Biederman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also like to invite all interested persons to join the first annual Friends of Sargent Center meeting taking place at the Sargent Center during the Camp Reunion the weekend of May 30th - June 1st, 2014.