"Nature Camp for Grown-ups"
Did you read the great story about the Institute and Learning Center on the cover of last week’s “Northwest Weekends” section of the Seattle Times?
Reporter Tan Vinh, after his first exposure to the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, our wilderness campus in the heart of the North Cascades, wrote:
The pitch was that we could canoe on the glacier-fed water, hike with park rangers and achieve serenity through downward dog. We could slouch in front of a bonfire underneath the stars. No “Kumbaya.
The pitch was that we could also squirrel away in the lodge — by the cool lake and snowcapped peaks, staring at the six-point bucks wandering by our windows.
What in the name of Eden had I stumbled upon?
This was the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, reached by a scenic drive along the upper Skagit River, where I had inquired about its conservation initiative and youth nature classes.