Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Need ALL of the Badgers Help

Hey everyone. First off, I just found out that I was spelling Hey wrong my whole life. Secondly, I just got done with another amazing opportunity to work at Badger Creek for a short 7 weeks. It was amazing. I have gone through many of the feelings that Tiffany spoke of in her last post. Finally I settled on the feeling that no matter where I go (and I will be going places) Badger Creek will keep being an amazing place that even if we have been distant from it for years.
I'm sure many of you have felt the desire to help it out. I have felt that many times and thought that when I am rich, I will do likewise. But the fact is that we all have helped Badger by giving it our talents and time. I have been given an opportunity to help with mine. I hope that you can with yours as well as follows.
Badger Creek is an eve evolving entity. So has it's appearance been. It doesn't have a solid visual identity. Below are some examples of logos. I need your help to determine what you guys feel about the direction of them. As you can imagine, creating a symbol for a symbol of something so great in the history of our lives is daunting. I don't want to create something lacking that is attributed to me but rather something cool that is attributed to us.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These are IDEAS. Meaning some are more refined then others. So their finished product gives them a nicer feel. All will be finished with a nicer feel, but right now the most important thing is the simple form-the unifying element. There may be a number of logos (a mother one for Badger, one fore OYA, Quest, etc.) but even though they may be different, they will have a similar unifying element. These are just ideas, starting places. The borders, boxes etc. can all be changed around. There will be different versions. For example, a detailed ornate one for a plaque, another for a letter head, simpler for shirts. Should the staff coats have a different logo then the program title? Or maybe I'm missing an idea all together. Please give me your input and ideas in any and all aspects. Thank you so much and I hope that life is finding EVERY one of you well. I miss and love you guys.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Dreaming of Badger

Last night I dreampt that I was at Badger for training as a staff member. I was driving in a car to the upper pasture with Karrie and Brother A for a campfire to start training. It was then that I realized I had a little baby and husband at home. I was really worried about spending the whole summer away from them. I told Brother A that I couldn't work because I would have to wean my baby and I would even get to see my family every weekend because it was too far. I was torn because I loved Badger, but I knew my life had changed and I could never be a staffer again. I quickly went back to the lodge to grab my camera for some pictures before I departed.
My life has certainly changed, but I guess I will always have a desire to spend my summers at Badger Creek. For those of you that still can, enjoy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Badgers...I miss you