Tuna-Nunu? What the heck is that?
The quintessential "outcamp" meal, of course. Why name your team after a pot of cheese-y fishy pasta (and is it stew or casserole?!?)? Well, if you've ever gone into the woods with us, you'd understand. More to the point we represent the age-old, quintessential camp story - you know the one...the one where you spent the best days of your summer, of your college years and beyond, the one where you met the best people and the best friends, the one where you finally felt like you knew who you were and that it mattered.
Our individual How-I-Found-Fowler stories are a bit different, but they are filled with common themes - ideals that drew us to and keep us connected to Camp Fowler and to each other. Collectively we've worked at Fowler for 34 years over the span of two decades (1993-2013). Over those years we've spent a lot of time showering in (and cleaning!) the old shower houses, which brings us to why we're here...
We love Camp Fowler and what it stands for.
We love hiking together, especially in the Adirondacks!!
We love a hot shower (its decadence is unparalleled after a chilly, rainy, muddy, buggy hiking trip!)
Can you help Team Tuna-Nunu reach our collective goal of raising $4000 towards the 46 for 46: Climbing for a Cause campaign? Renovating shower houses isn't glamorous, but it's necessary. And just like everything else at Camp Fowler, we do it intentionally, aligning our philosophy with every layer.
-We stand for Environmental Justice: these new buildings will be environmentally sensitive, utilizing sustainable systems and tools like solar panels, natural lighting, and timers to help us minimize our water and electricity consumption.
-We stand for Hospitality and Inclusion: the building design was developed to be inclusive and affirming of the needs of everyone in our community, both now and in the future.
-We stand for Experiential Learning: The buildings themselves will be a teaching tool to help campers engage with water consumption. Campers will be able to visualize the amount of water they are using every time they shower, transforming a mindless habit into a daily reminder of the sacredness of our Earth.
-We stand for Simplicity: The Shower Houses will be an aesthetic asset to the space around them, blending in nicely with the trees that will always take the front seat. The materials will be sustainably sourced and local businesses and volunteer labor will be used wherever possible.
This is not just a renovation project. It's a commitment to hospitality and justice, for our community and our world.
Will you Join us?