A week exploring the woods will change a child

A week exploring the woods will change a child

By Tim LaBarge The hikes and the games, the trees and birdsongs, the forts and the creeks will forever be a part of their memories. On that last day, that flock of kids, wearing their camp t-shirts and their tree-cookie name badges, forms once again and there’s more...
Friendship and Stewardship

Friendship and Stewardship

By Tim LaBarge Without these two things, there’s a chance Tryon Creek State Natural Area wouldn’t even exist. Lucille Beck, 90, has been a vital part of Tryon Creek from the very start. She helped organize a collection of neighbors to protect the land and then led the...
Summer Camp at Tryon Creek Right Now, For a Lifetime

Summer Camp at Tryon Creek Right Now, For a Lifetime

By Tim LaBarge Pulling into the parking lot at Tryon Creek State Natural Area on the first day of summer camp, you’ll see a collection of children weaving about, saying goodbye to parents, chattering like little birds in a chaotic flock. In time, the flock gets split...