Here are some of our favorite photos and videos taken over the summer by our students.
Program Councilor Jake Trione works to start a campfire for an evening program on Aug. 6, 2013, at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. Trione plays the mandolin during the campfire and learned the instrument specifically for this job. Learning an instrument for the summer is a common thing for Philmont staff to do. CASSIDY JOHNSON
Daniel Boone designated player Rachel Levens (facing) hugs left fielder Kelsey Winger after losing a perfect game thrown by Neshaminy senior pitcher Lauren Quense in the PIAA playoffs. “When one person is down there will always be someone to pick us up and be there for them,”‘ said Winger about her team. IAN MAULE
Cadet Tiara Marshall, a 21-year-old junior at Howard University, participates in the Leader’s Training Course. The assault course gives cadets a training experience for real-life situations. “I learned a lot, but it was harder than I thought,” Marshall said. MICHAEL NOBLE JR.
Brilea Harre, 12, and her siblings Katie, 10, Walker, 10, David, 9, and Landon, 7, swim with their father Brian (top right) in Lake Juanita Saturday, June 8, 2013. Brian and his wife, Tammy, have 12 children, seven of which are adopted. The Harre’s four acre property backs up to the lake, which the kids swim in often. AUSTIN ANTHONY
Eungene Pette from Detroit, Mich., serviced in the US Army from 1978 to 1988, Pette got out of the Army serving as a captain. “I grew up a lot in my first year in the service, above all to be proud, have respect and tolerance for others,” Pette said. DREW BLY
Tangela Large, a member of the 2013 Chautauqua Theater Company conservatory, rehearses a scene from the production “The Untied, Held Peace of Walter Weede Ewing.” The production is unique in that it will debut outdoors at University Beach on July 1, 2013. KATIE MCLEAN
Students play “telephone” during a class at the Commissioners College at Philmont Training Center on June 28, 2013 in Cimarron, N.M. The Commissioners’ College is a week-long school for Boy Scouts of America leaders around the country to attend to improve leadership skills and learn new scouting techniques. CASSIDY JOHNSON
Frank Smith Jr. clutches his father Frank Sr. as he tries to fix the helmet required for when Jr. rides a horse for the horsemanship merit badge at Glover Stables. Smith Jr. was diagnosed as autistic when he was four years old, and became self-abusive when he was 18-years-old and now takes medication to control the self-abusive behavior. He was in the midst of an episode that occurs in between medication cycles, during which he yells “No” repeatedly and paces or grabs onto his father. AUSTIN ANTHONY
More than 1,000 faculty and staff work at Interlochen Arts Camp each summer. Some individuals can be seen leading classes and working with students. Many more work behind the scenes to keep Interlochen running. DANNY GUY
Coco’s Pie Eating Contest. JEFF BROWN
Brown. AUSTIN ANTHONY