Tomorrow (Friday, December 10) is Bret Olson’s last day working for Camp Sealth. After his holiday travels, Bret will be leaving western Washington for Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains near Lake Chelan. For the next year, Bret will be working as the “Garbologist” for Holden Village.

Bret has been on staff at Camp Sealth for three years – he originally started working here through the Washington Conservation Corps with Americorps as the assistant for Environmental Education. During his first year, he made great contributions to the EE program, including construction of an organic garden and revitalization of our composting worm bin.

Bret has also held several other positions at camp, including Program Assistant, EE Instructor, and summer ACD. For the past year, Bret has coordinated and hosted all outside group rentals, and community service groups as the Group Host and Community Service Program Manager. User group rentals increased in 2009, and camp made $7,000 more in rentals this year than we did last year.

Many thanks to Bret for all of his hard work and dedication to Camp Sealth over the past three years. We wish him lots of luck in this new venture!