Alumnae Spotlight

We want to stay connected and hear from our Alumnae! With Keystone Camp celebrating its 105th reunion this summer, we would love to learn about what you have been up to since camp. Fill out this google form and tell us more about you! Many of our Alumnae like Heather Taddonio have been putting their camp skills to use.

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My name is Heather Taddonio and I attended Keystone from 2002-2013. I am a nature counselor turned science teacher, and the face behind camp craft clay! And yes, the name is inspired by one of my favorite camp activities! I chose this name because each piece of pottery I make is layered with the lessons and memories of my summers in Brevard. I made my first pinch pot at camp, and my work is inspired by the flora, fauna, and colors of the Appalachian mountains that I first started exploring as a camper. One of my favorite lessons from camp is to never stop trying new things and to explore. Camp was a safe place to be adventurous and make mistakes without fear of failure or judgment. That is what making pottery is all about for me. Each time I begin with a fresh piece of clay, I can explore, play, embrace my mistakes, and try again if it doesn’t work out.