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Pecan Tea Cake Recipe

Wed, December 23, 2020

We decided to share our favorite pecan tea cake recipe with you all this year! The recipe is from Nana (Jacquie Ellena (Chip’s mom)), from an unknown magazine from Christmases of yore. Enjoy!   We recommend enjoying them with a cup of hot cocoa out in the wilderness with the ones you love

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Save Next Summer!

Thu, November 05, 2020

Dear camp family,   2020 has been one crazy ride for all of us. Not  running our camp program last summer for the first time in over 60 years was a new and difficult experience (some may say adventure) for our team at MMR. We missed all of you: the joy and energy, the relationships

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Summer Camp 2021 Enrollment is now open!

Mon, September 21, 2020

The Summer 2021 Application is live and it’s time to get your spot for next summer!*  It’s hard to believe that September is almost over. This summer has been quite the whirlwind for us here at MMR. First, the COVID-19 pandemic causing our first ever summer hiatus. And then, most recently, the California wildfires getting too close

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Living Into Our Values

Sun, July 12, 2020

In Virtual Campfire #3 we talked about living into our values and living authentically. You can watch that video here: You can download the worksheets we mentioned below. Living Into Our Values List of Values

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Virtual Campfire #2

Sun, June 28, 2020

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Virtual Campfire #1

Sun, June 14, 2020

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Introducing MMR Virtual Campfires

Fri, May 29, 2020

Hey MMR family! We are excited to announce that we will be doing MMR virtual campfires this summer and we want your help! Every 2 weeks we will be premiering a video on YouTube. We will be singing songs, doing skits, sharing memories and other campfirey things! We are asking our campers and alumni to

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Summer 2020 Update

Tue, May 12, 2020

Dear Camp Family, With heavy hearts we share the sad reality that due to Covid-19 we will be unable to operate as usual for Summer 2020. The summer camp experience that we all know and love is now postponed until Summer 2021. This decision has come from many hours of research, meetings, and conversations with fellow

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10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Sat, April 25, 2020

At MMR we believe in the power of mindfulness. Being aware of what is going on around and within is an important part of being human. At the ranch we are naturally forced to slow down and observe the nature around us but mindfulness is a practice that can happen anytime any where. We found

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Reading Recommendations That Inspire Adventure

Wed, April 15, 2020

We asked owner Jack “Chip” Ellena to give us some recommendations for books that inspire adventure. If we can’t go on adventures, we can still read about them and live vicariously through books!  “There are so many. Call Of the Wild, To Build A Fire (anything by Jack London)  Banner In The Sky, Kim, any

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