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I grew up in Washington State. Each day I lived in the epically beautiful shadow of Mount Baker, a 10,000-foot peak in the North Cascade Mountains. It rose from sea level where I lived and reminded me that nature was enormous and present. I spent summers hiking and camping in the foothills of the Cascades and winters skiing, snowshoeing, and building snow caves to camp. I spent the fall collecting berries and hunting, and the spring nourished by the floodwaters and the snowpack.

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Everyone loves summer! For kids, summer is a time to have fun, to be around their friends, and a great opportunity to dive into the passions that they love. I have been fortunate enough to lead the basketball camps here at Pennington for the past four years, and summer is one of my favorite times to be a coach. I love our summer sports camps. I love how they are structured and what the kids get out of them.

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Summers at Pennington's Summer Art Studio is about experimentation, discovery, and expression. Each one of our amazing art summer camps is designed to allow your child to discover their passion in a specific area of the arts. Whether your child chooses a ceramics, printmaking, painting, or photography program, our goal is to inspire and strengthen each camper's passion.

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