From the age of eight until I was twenty-one, I spent part of every summer, except one, at Camp Fire camp. Until the last summer, my third as a counselor, the camp was Kern County’s Yenis Hante. A bookworm who abhorred sports, I loved being among a group of girls singing, hiking and living in a Sierra Nevada mountain forest. Camp shaped my world perspective, my love of nature and my personal habits. Camp introduced me to incense cedars, scarlet snow-flowers, pineapple-grapefruit juice and “Witchcraft.” Today I am a retired elementary school librarian. I enjoy gardening, history, botany, learning Italian, playing the flute, and of course, reading. During the last fifteen years I have begun pursuing the histories of Camp Fire Girls’ camps, starting with my own camp, Yenis Hante. On this blog, I will share some of what I have learned.