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Camptivities Galore!

Today marked the first day for camptivities! During the first camptivity session, the campers chose from activities such as Rock Climbing, Biking, Nature Walk/Schoolhouse, and Canoeing! Following delicious treats at La Tienda, the boys chose between Pool, Fishing and Archery to channel their adventurous souls! The evening activities included Diversity Bingo and Diversity Show and Tell. Diversity Bingo is a version of Bingo where campers get to know each other through facts such as naming three Motown hits, if they speak more than two languages, if they were born somewhere outside the U.S., etc....

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First Full Day of Boys Camp!

Today was the first day for all of our boy campers! The bright early morning was full of the peaceful sounds of nature and the crunching of twigs from those who awoke early to go on a Nature Hike! Boys experienced the initial Team Activities which helped them learn more about each other as well as each other’s opinions on racial controversies in the thought-provoking activity, Four Corners. After lunch, campers went through Swim Evals, Nurse Checks and enjoyed a wonderful camp tour with their counselors to explore the beauty of Camp Kupugani! Campers participated in evening activities explor...

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Olympics Day!

Thursday, we held our camp-wide KUPUGANI OLYMPICS! It was an exciting day as our campers put their athletic skills to the test. The campers were split into red and blue teams. They began their warm up by showing off their muscles, team chants and team colors. They even tried to outdo each other by who can shout their chant the loudest! The Olympics began with a three-legged race (yes there were a few wipe outs toward the finish line :) ... then off to the potato sack race for more laughs and giggles. The slip and slide was a nice cool off during the hot day. Break was spent buying treats at o...

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Sing Off Sensation!

As we enjoy our second week of the second session of Girls Kupugani, camp is full of cheerful smiles and laughter with the many friendships formed. This evening, after another great day of teams and camptivities, campers gathered into the Rec Hall for a game called Sing-Off where campers were able to showcase their knowledge of music with the rest of camp in a fun bantering game! Many songs, dances, and laughs were shared before heading off to their cabins for another eventful day tomorrow....

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Tubular Tuesday!

Good Evening! Tuesday was filled with trips for our 13, 14, and 15 year-olds to further connect with their respective groups. Our 13 year-olds pitched tents in a distant part of camp for their very own night under the stars and campfire. Our 14 year-olds headed off to a state park to also camp out and spend the following morning exploring the park's natural caves. Our 15 year-old group headed twenty minutes away for their special bonding time with each other filled with camping, swimming, campfire, and barbequing. Meanwhile, back at camp, the campers experienced the “Hunger Banquet” which w...

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Superb Soccer Saturday

Saturday at camp was one of the most action packed days for both the campers and the staff! We started the day with activities such as leans and lifts all with the intention of facilitating with this incredible group of girls trust in one another, as well as helping them to trust themselves. We here at Kupugani believe that if a woman trusts herself then she is more likely to follow her true potential and become the woman that she has the ability to become. A particular highlight of the day was the full camp soccer game which was a tight affair. The staff raced out to a 2-0 lead with 2 exce...

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What Makes You Beautiful

The theme of today at Kupugani was "what makes you beautiful." All the mirrors in camp were covered, so the girls recognize that beauty is not physical but all about their personality and that it is what is on the inside that counts. In the spirit of the day, the girls were at ease. A lot of them tried new camptivities. Slacklining was the favorite of the day, with crate­stacking hot on its heels. The girls enjoyed a "free to learn" period in the evening. There has been a lot of talk about Saturday's eagerly anticipated camper-counselor soccer game and whether the staff can continue their winning ...

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A Nice Day Five

As we take a moment to remember our fifth camp day, we're pleased with the girls' development; today consisted of a morning of team activities focusing on respecting and honoring diversity which is an especially honored subject at our multicultural all girls camp that we run here at Kupugani. The afternoon consisted of camptivities, with the girls either choosing a more adventurous activity such as a challenge hike or canoeing or choosing a more relaxing option such as chill time, where they used the time to reflect on how much progress they had made towards their personal development goal. As t...

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Wonderful Wednesday at Kupugani

As the campers enjoyed Free to Learn time in the serene Walnut Grove, the incredible kitchen staff prepared breakfast. With the forecast of a warm, sunny day, we reflect on the beginning of our focus on conflict resolution during team building activities. Fostering those skills are an important component of self- and character-building. Today, a difficult challenge hike was an option for a camptivity and the word around camp was that a lot of the girls were excited to try crossing the two-wire bridge, either blindfolded or using only one hand! There is a definite grasp of empowerment as th...

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A Good First Day of Camptivities

Today, we enjoyed a full regular day camp schedule. With time now to reflect on the day past, where we began to facilitate fun interactive activities such as inter-galactic conference --all with the ultimate goal of building confidence and trust within each other. We also facilitate these particular activities to build confidence within each individual girl with the ultimate goal of personal empowerment. The girls also had a full afternoon camptivity schedule, to either try an activity like archery or pushing their challenge comfort zone with an activity like crate stacking, slacklining and ri...

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