When you attend a workshop at Highlights Foundation, this Welcome sign on the Barn will greet you,
as well as a sign on the screen window of your temporary home.
|Photo courtesy Judie Anderson Offerdahl|
and will definitely eat wonderful food like this.
|What, whip cream again??|
|Jillian Sullivan's students appreciating her|
presentation of The Hero's Journey.
|Photo courtesy Gayle Krause|
Pictured: Theresa Milstein and faculty member, Mitali Perkins
There will be time to play,
|Photo courtesy Jilanne Hoffman|
|So many words to choose from!|
The Word Garden
|It was fun rearranging stones, adding and subtracting.|
and creating new sentences and phrases.
Great classroom activity!
|Clark Gillow Clark and I are Twitter|
friends. It was great meeting her in person!
|Enjoyed talking to Lamar Giles who|
shared personal stories of colorism after he
heard about Half-Truths
In your cabin you'll find a stuffed bookcase, lovely prints, and NO TV!
Do you see that little black book under the Native American picture? That's a journal where past residents leave their thoughts for future workshop participants. This will be fun to read and if you're fortunate, there will even be an encouraging entry from someone special.
You will leave with a pile of books like this.
And when you return home, you'll receive a wonderful memento of your time at Highlights.
If you write or illustrate for children or aspire to do that one day, do whatever it takes to attend a Highlights workshop. You will be glad you did.
And when you go, make sure you tell them that THE Carol Baldwin sent you.
FABULOUS, SIMPLY FABULOUS, CAROL! YOU CAPTURED THE HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE PERFECTLY! It was great to meet you finally!
Thanks, Clara. It was fun to meet you too. I enjoyed putting this post together!
What a wonderful summary of the Highlights Camp experience. And there's so much more! I can't wait to return.
Thanks, Theresa. Me too!!!
Hey! You forgot the ICE CREAM BAR!!! :D Great synopsis of one fabulous week!
Oops. I'm sure there were a few things so forgot! Gotta go back, I guess !
So glad to have met THE Carol Baldwin and so many others. Wonderful post!
Thanks, Rosemary! Appreciate you stopping by.
Thanks, Carol. Something to put on my wish list going forward!
Thanks Carol. Your post brought back great memories of the two Highlights workshops I attended. They are worth every penny.
My workshop was great too. It's always a magical time at Boyds Mills.
So glad you got to experience Highlights again, Carol.
I am very blessed to have attended Highlights once and loved every moment of it. Thanks for sharing about your recent stay through photos, memories,and tips in earlier posts.
So much fun to read . You brought back my memories of the same experiences and of the friends I made. It was a magical week!
Glad it brought back good memories, Linda.
Thanks, Rosi and Lois. I think this post rang lots of bells for former Hughlights attendees.
Carol, I have truly enjoyed and am grateful for all you have shared from your Highlights retreat. Until I can go to one on my own(and of course tell them THE Carol Baldwin sent me) :), I've learned so much from your posts! p.s. I love the picture of you on the swing!
Thanks, Kathleen. I really hope you get to go one day! And I like that picture too. :)
Great photos, Carol. Maybe 2017 will be my year to go. Sarah
I hope so, Sarah!
So many changes since I was there. But the food! Oh my gosh, the food. That sounds the same. We were all so spoiled. Of course, the major thing is the inspiration. Worth every penny of what it takes to get there. Thanks for the memories, Carol.
You are welcome, Bonnie. Didn't know you had gone!
Aw, Carol, your post is beautiful and brought back wonderful memories for me as well. I took a picture of artwork from Don Tate that I never shared as a personal gift for myself. Thank you for this!
Thanks so much for sharing about your experience! It all sounds so wonderful and inspiring, with the chance to connect with so many other writers. (It's on my Wish List too, Linda!) I especially love the photo of you on the swing as it seems to capture the spirit of writing children's lit!
Glad it brought back memories for you, Vijaya, and spurring you on to go, Miriam! And thanks for the note about the swing photo. My contribution to the spirit of writing children's lit!
Hi Carol, looks like you had an amazing and inspiring experience, as did other attendees based on the comments. I need a retreat :)
Thanks, Tony. If you can think of a way to take your environmental justice issues and turn them into a kid's book ---Highlights might be just the right place for you to work on that idea! They do have nonfiction workshops, but it would also be a great premise for a contemporary kid's novel!
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