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First Full Day for Kupugani Boys

Today was the first day for all of our boy campers! The bright early morning was full of the shouts from those who awoke to play Sand Volleyball! 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 Nurse Checks and enjoyed a wonderful camp tour with their counselors to explore the beauty of Camp Kupugani! Following the tour, the boys completed their swim evaluations and enjoyed some quality pool time on a beautiful ...

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Share By Parent About Parents Letting Go

A parent recently shared a good blog about letting go and fostering independence...From her: "The juicy bits: Camp is not just about being themselves: it’s about becoming themselves, and seeing who those selves can be. In these three weeks of being away from their parents, it’s finally time for my boys to show, without the comforts or crutches of home, who they really are. I want them to have this chance to find out who they are, without the ever-present compass of a parent to show them what is right and wrong. I want them to test themselves. This is the moment when we see if they ca...

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Sunday Fun Day with the Boys!

Today we ushered in another session of camp with our young men following the footsteps of our prior girls sessions. With our day starting in the afternoon, parents brought their children to the camp they will call home for the next two weeks. Our new campers and their families each brought a delightful treat to add to our potluck while our very own Tash grilled hot dogs and bratwursts! YUM! :) Following the potluck and introduction circle, the campers went to the cabins with duffel bags in hand to unpack! After the parents bade their children farewell, campers played exhilarating games like Ru...

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Kupugani Olympics!

Yesterday 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 two teams – Red Team and Blue Team. 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 a sunny warm day. Break was sp...

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Returners Ceremony

Greetings Camp Kupugani Family! So far in the session, we have celebrated those new to our camp culture; today was a time to recognize all of our returning campers in a very special way! We presented second, third, fourth year campers as well as a seventh year camper with much appreciated Kupugani swag! The Returners Ceremony is a ritualistic induction to a place that has helped many of these girls learn valuable life lessons on conflict resolution, the importance of diversity and multiculturalism, team building, and also about their own strength and abilities to help others. These are the ...

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Sing Off and Smores!

Greetings Camp Kupugani Family! 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 one of the last campfires of the session where a delectable treat was prepared... a camp staple- S’MORES!...

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Hunger Banquet

Good Morning! Monday 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 wa...

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Sunday Fun with Camp Songs and Skits

Hello Everyone! We've been continuing to enjoy warm sunny days at camp, and are currently enjoying a nice Monday morning. Looking back, Sunday morning was kicked off with campers arriving to a lazy breakfast with their cabin flags. They were able to sleep in a bit and enjoy a wonderful assortment of donuts, cereal, milk and orange juice at their leisure. The afternoon entailed relaxing cabin hikes and picnic lunches under a warm sunny day. Each cabin group was tasked with creatively composing a cabin song and skit to be performed later in the Rec Hall. Some of the skits included hilarious im...

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Counselor Camper Soccer Fun

Hello Camp Kupugani family! Today was another wonderful day with sunny skies and smiling faces. We have concluded our first week (3rd week for the 4-week campers), enjoying our Camp Wide Soccer Game today where both counselors and campers put their best feet forward. The game was exciting - full of energy, commitment, and sportswoman like competition. We are happy to say that the game ended in a TIE with both campers and counselors giving the glance of “until the next time!” Tonight we are preparing for our much anticipated “Night Under the Stars,” where we will night hike to a campfir...

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Kupugani Declaration of Empowerment

The first week of our girls second session is coming to a close. This week has been filled with river floats, dam jumping, volleyball and other camptivities. In a counselor vs. camper volleyball game, the counselors prevailed, but the campers have an opportunity to show us up on Saturday at the annual camper vs. counselor soccer game! In teams, the girls have been progressing individually and as a group. They are growing into even more independent and strong women. Today at lunch one of our teams shared an amazing Declaration of Empowerment that encompasses the ideals we try to teach here...

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