Author Archives: Betsy Wiersma

You Are All Still Talking About Him….He’s BACK!


One of the Great Moments of Fall ’16 Was His E-Mail   
 So I met a guy in a truck at a Farmer’s Market.  He played all of my requests including 30 minutes of Elton John…and it sounded just like Elton John!  So I chatted him up (read Betsy talks to strangers) and took a sharpie to write on his truck….CampExperience 2016.  And I booked him.
The Wandering Madman lives and works and PLAYS in his truck.  He has wandered 142,778 miles.  And he gives away FREE MUSIC for the betterment of human kind.  I could not make this up!
And he came to Camp and played and we requested and he sang and we sang and I fed him a yummy meal and paid him well…..and there was the e-mail.

“I have no clue how to explain all this joy you gave me! 

 In all my years I don’t think I’ve experienced such pure enthusiasm and support for this endless journey of mine. It honestly felt like we were all on the same journey together!! Thank you so much for inviting me into your world, it was absolutely wonderful to feel surrounded by a family I had never met before.

I’m so used to playing music for folks on the sidewalk as they’re walking by, hoping and praying I’m playing the right song that will get them to pause, get them to listen, get them to smile. It was just out of this world tonight to have such an attentive crowd of people who although I had never met, managed to shower me with so much love & support that in a way it all seemed like a crazy dream too good to be true. Thank you making it a reality! To see the amount of love & energy these ladies had to offer gives me so much hope and excitement for what they will no doubt accomplish with the future.”

This is WHY CampExperience.  This is WHY YOU and WHY NOW.  And this is the type of “wandering” that makes us better human beings while dancing and having FUN!

Cannot WAIT Till Camp 2017: September 15-17. Join US! 
New Name to the Newsletter Calls It What It Is….
Insights & Invites
Now on Monday, Get Your Week ROCKIN”
So times they are a changin’!  And first our weekly communication to our Sister Tribe will be Monday and will be Insights (Betsy thoughts and fun) and invites to our events.
Do expects Beysy ideas and observations, DO share the news with only FUN friends.
And DO Stay tuned and join the Camp Facebook Group

just ask and you can get in to the group and connect!
This is the start of something BIG!

I Swear My Dogs Were in The Airport

Nothing Like Some Water and Fun to Get You Thinking    Report from 30 hours of sleep in the cool Northwest Washington State air with the birds singing and  friends chatting….a little bit of heaven was shared by all! Last week in Bellingham I was filled with Clarity (traveling with Cathy Hawk helps) and gratitude… Continue Reading

Lucky at LOVE: Great Friends & Great Deals

Yes that heart is made of humans!! I want to keep this weekly newsletter interesting….so a heart of darling cheerleaders led by my Sister Debbie Jackson from Fishers, Indiana should do it! Meet the Fishers All Stars: winners of many a championship and well-grounded, well-led young women.  Those gals are lucky to have my sister… Continue Reading

Five Examples of Mindfullness That Are Not Meditation

Mindfulness has entered our everyday conversations in a powerful way. But what does it really mean? Jon Kabbat-Zinn, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), defines it as such: ​ “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” ​ In essence, it means being aware of and attentive… Continue Reading

Now Trending in Food

A new year means new trends, even in the food world! In the 2017 world of fashion you’ll see large handbags and trench coats on the runways. On your dinner plates, you’ll be relishing in foods rich in nutrients such as avocados and wholesome chia seeds. According to the “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey from… Continue Reading