© Eagle’s Nest Society. Last Updated 3/26/14
A few years ago a group of youth leaders got together and discussed our children and the opportunities that they have had with relation to their youth organizations and what great values that they stood for. It was at this point that we realized we’d very much like to bring those advantages to other kids that didn’t have the same opportunities as ours did. And the Eagles Nest Society was born.
Together the members of the Eagles Nest Society have over 50 years of combined service with various youth organizations. Our leaders have had experience in everything from the scouting movement to robotic teams. We have been regularly taking youth leadership courses and have become proficient in Wilderness Survival, Cold Weather Survival, Red Cross courses, Shooting Sports courses just to name a few. Our leadership has devoted themselves to the advancement of the youth in our care. We try to lead by example and maintain the standards of excellence that parents expect when sending their kids of to camp.
The first day of summer is known as the summer solstice and in the US it falls on June 20 or June 21 each year, depending on when the sun is furthest north of the equator.
Even though this is the longest day of the year, it’s not the hottest, due to something called seasonal temperature lag, which means that it takes a while for the oceans to let their stored summer solstice heat back into the air. That’s why it tends to be hotter in July or August than in June.
Until the early 19th century there was no summer vacation. Depending on the location of schools breaks came either quarterly (town schools) or to coincide with planting and harvest seasons (rural schools).