It’s a long time ago now. When the boys were small, they attended a wonderful pre-school just up the hill from us in Los Gatos. The characteristics of the school were an outdoorsy, robust approach to life, with lovely nurturing staff.
But one of the main things was that it was all about parental participation. We would attend with our kids, and watch, learn, and join in with their activities which included cooking, digging, lots of art, walking and climbing, learning about the local plants and animals.
Every year we’d all go into the Sierra Nevada to a YMCA campsite around a lake, where we’d spend a long weekend together, sailing, fishing, cooking, reading and walking. These are a few pictures from the camp of 2002.