Your Everlasting Science Camp OCE

Mike Elsbury, Joey Goodell, Ximena Bonilla

Mike Elsbury, Ximena Bonilla, Joey Goodell,

Dr. Mike Elsbury, Idaho 1999, Staph 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Last month Joey Goodell, Ximena Bonilla, and I spent a weekend in Gruyeres Switzerland OCE style.  While not quite as lush as the Dolly Sods, it did have nice views of the Swiss Alps to make up for it.  After a long climb up to a high saddle we paused to provide the viewing public with some photos of NYSC gear in action.  Even better, the best part was the fresh goat cheese we bought from the goat herder living just below the summit, about 3mi and 2000′ above the nearest road!

Science Camp alumni know that they never fully leave the NYSC; rather they are on one very long OCE (out of camp experience). In a new recurring feature, the Foundation will highlight alumni with photos of themselves and NYSC-branded items (shirts, Nalgenes, flying discs, etc.) in their adventures around the world. To be considered for this series, please send your photo along with a caption and a short personal bio to And, if you need some NYSC stuff to take on your OCE, please visit the online Camp Store.

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