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Last Full Day of Session 2

So the sun goes down on the last full day of another amazing session at Camp Kupugani. We started our day by heading down to our morning circle and then to the dining hall for a breakfast of bagels, scrambled eggs and bananas. We spent our last session with our teams working together to build firepits, fires, and bridges across small bodies of water. After a lunch of sandwiches, spinach salad, and sun chips, we headed to siesta. During camptivities today we had a pool party to celebrate the end Read more…

Terrific Thursday!

We had quite the eventful and Terrific Thursday today! We started off with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, and fruit salad. After we ate, we took care of some camp chores, and then the teams spent the morning building forts and shelters to protect themselves from the Zombie Apocalypse. Spoiler Alert: the campers all made it. After a tasty lunch of locally-raised beef burgers, chips, and spinach salad, the camp enjoyed Siesta before getting ready to start the Kupu-Olympics! We split the staff and campers up into Team Read more…

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Today was Backwards Day here at ampC inagupuK! The campers showed up to Morning Circle (er…correction, for the Goodnight Song) with their shirts and hats on backwards. They said good evening in the morning and good morning in the evening. They had dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. They even tried talking backwards! (some more successfully than others…). In our teams, we discussed what it means to be aware of our biases as well as the barriers we could break if we were able to acknowledge them, and keep Read more…

Terrific Tuesday!

On this Terrific Tuesday, the campers woke up at 7 am as usual. They headed down to our morning circle and enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, bagels, and fruit salad. In our teams this morning, we began our unit on social awareness. We did a voiceless roll-call and an activity called “No Words” in order to help campers notice the importance of paying attention to others around them and give them an opportunity to practice their non-verbal communication skills. For lunch we had chicken sandwiches, Doritos (if it’s Nacho Cheese, Read more…

Marvelous Monday!

On this Marvelous Monday, we celebrated our powerful lady and non-binary campers through The Day of the Queen Bees. We celebrate The Day of the Queen Bees at camp to draw attention to systemic biases and discrimination that women, girls, and  many non-binary folks face on a daily basis. Today, we focused on just a few of the many ways gender discrimination happens and attempted to flip the script. Girls, and any non-binary campers who wanted to participate, were our Queen Bees for the day. They got to go uninterrupted, Read more…

A Good Cabin Sunday at Blended Two!

Today started off with the camp waking up from sleep after their night under the stars. It’s Cabin Day! Cabins enjoyed a sleep in given lazy breakfast anywhere between 8-10am. Breakfast was donuts! After breakfast, we had our Morning Circle ending with camp pictures. Today’s lunch was a cabin hike and picnic lunch in different parts of camp. During their lunch time, each cabin worked on a cabin song and skits, performed after dinner. Cabin activities today were cabin choice and not regular camptivities–to help the campers and counselors bond. Read more…

A Super Saturday at Blended Two

On this Super Saturday, the counselors and campers played a closely contested match in the staff vs. campers soccer game. The staff took an immediate lead, but couldn’t hold onto it as the campers tied it up soon thereafter. In the second half, the campers took the lead 2-1, and held off the counselors’ desperate efforts to tie the game. Finally, with no time left on the watch of the (humble, yet excellent) referee, a penalty kick was called against the campers. Despite a heroic effort by the camper goalie, Read more…

Fabulous Friday at Blended One!

We started off the day by waking up in the cabins after a good night’s sleep. Our early bird campers woke up at 6 am again, this time for a few rounds of 9 square on Top Field. Everyone was up by 7 to shower, brush their teeth, and get dressed for the day before heading to morning circle and breakfast. After breakfast, we broke into our cabin groups to take care of our chores. Then we met with our teams and did some reflective activities about our values, backgrounds, Read more…

The First Fun Full Day of Camp

We started off the day by waking up in the cabins after a good night’s sleep. Some early bird campers woke up at 6 am for a morning mindfulness/yoga session, and others slept in until it was officially time to get ready for the day. Once the early birds returned to their cabins and everyone was awake, they took showers and brushed their teeth. After everyone got dressed, we headed down to our morning circle. There we shared the quote of the day and asked the campers to share their Read more…

Great First Day of Blended Session Two!

Today we welcomed our wonderful campers through a drive-through check in. They checked in meds, unloaded their luggage, and, of course, got tested for Covid… #PandemicLife. After the campers said goodbye to their families, we took them to their cabins to get settled in. There, they figured out their sleeping arrangements and met their new cabin mates.They spent some time there waiting for everyone to arrive, playing name games and getting familiar with each other. After all of the campers arrived and settled in, we met at Top Field for Read more…

A Terrific Tuesday

On this Terrific Tuesday, the campers woke up at 7 am as usual. They headed down to our morning circle and enjoyed a breakfast of eggs and bacon. We spent a little extra time in our teams this morning because we had a lot to go over. First, we discussed  the difference between gender, sex, and sexual orientation. Then we had them draw self portraits, including some things that make them unique, (their hobbies, favorite foods, etc.). After that, we did trust building exercises including trust-leans, Willow in the Wind, Read more…

A Marvelous Monday

On this Marvelous Monday, the campers enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. In our teams, we played games, talked about different leadership styles, and took quizzes to help us determine which leadership styles fit our personalities best. After we finished, the campers had their Free to Learn time. Some of them played 9-Square, some made friendship bracelets, and some relaxed and chatted with their friends. For lunch we had left over pizza, sloppy joes, and watermelon. Unfortunately, we did not have the best weather today here at camp, so Read more…

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“Our kids have been growing, learning, and enjoying themselves at Camp Kupugani since 2007. The dedicated and diverse leadership and staff provide a safe, encouraging, well-rounded, and valuable experience for campers. Campers learn from and with each other how to value differences, create meaningful connections and thrive.”

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“This camp is amazing and exceeded my expectations. I went for a Mother / Daughter Weekend to reconnect with my daughter and we did that for sure. Thank you Camp Kupugani! My daughter loved it so much we immediately signed up for the 2-week girls-only session for the following summer.”

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I love camp because it is a safe place to be myself without being criticized for it.”

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