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Kieve’s Writers’ Conference

Ralph Sneeden — our Writers’ Conference Director Ralph is at it again, doing what he does best… Take a look at the link below for his latest published creation… Ralph was born in Los Angeles and grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and Long Island. He has been teaching English since 1995 at Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter,

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Kieve Camper Life in the Early ’50’s

Fond Memories of KIEVE – Bob Bishop Kieve ’49-’52, Kieve Staff ’59-‘78 (photos from his staff years in the ’60’s) We did not discuss courage, perseverance, and loyalty even during the campfires of song and well-told story, not even during the serenity of chapel. But we learned these values – soaked them up – during our young Kieve summers that we

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New Year’s Evolutions

New Year’s Evolutions They aren’t really New Year’s Resolutions, because they have been a long time in the making, and they aren’t New Year’s Revolutions because they don’t really represent a change of course.  We are developing new programs that will allow us to meet the Kieve-Wavus mission in new ways, while building upon the strengths, tradition and history that

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What Feeds Your Fire?

It was two degrees this morning.  As I filled the wood stove, I thought about how kind the mild winter had been to the woodpile.  In early January, we are barely ¼ of the way through the year’s stash of firewood and that gives me a sense of security and safety.  There will be something left when we get a

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How Wavus Camp for Girls Changed One Camper’s Outlook

The following post was written by one of our campers (age 15) from the Wavus Camp for Girls. This I believe  When I think about a belief, I think about something that happened to me that changed my outlook on life. This could be anything. Something new happens everyday; some things are common, and some are rare. I looked at

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Hurrah! The 86th Summer of Kieve Wavus Camps Is Almost Here!

Kieve is getting ready for Maine summer camp season—are you? Nancy Kennedy, the wonderful new director of Wavus summer camp for girls, traveled with me from Maine to visit members of the Kieve-Wavus camp community this winter. We had a blast. We enjoyed it so much that we’re planning Spring Welcome to Summer Camp barbecues in a few cities, so

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