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A full day of “normal” at girls camp

Today was the real beginning of a “normal” schedule, albeit mostly in our cohorts. The day started with the campers waking up at 7:00 AM  to shower and brush teeth before morning circle and breakfast. Breakfast today consisted of eggs, plus muffins all the way from England! After breakfast, camp-wide chores ensued, then team groups for about an hour to work on learning the basics of successful team development. After teams, we headed into an AM camptivity in cabin groups: climbing, nature walk, challenge hike, and 9 square in the Read more…

A good first full day at girls session

We enjoyed our first full day of girls camp, starting with our morning circle where we went over our quote of the day and sang “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With Me.” After the morning circle, the campers enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and sausage with fruit. After the campers enjoyed their meal, they broke off into their cabins to do camp chores like cleaning the bathrooms and common areas. When done with the chores, they got familiar with their team groups by doing icebreaker activities. Then we had a delicious lunch Read more…

Welcome to our Kupugani girls!

Today was the first day of our Girls Session. Our drive-through check-in was a drive-thru and went very smoothly. Campers moved into their cabins, met their cabinmates and counselors, and set up their bunks. Afterward, they went to the top field as a whole camp, played name games, got introduced to camp, and learned the camp’s core values and rules. Dinner went great; the campers listened well and enjoyed it. We had spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad. After dinner, evening activities were completed, with campers learning about the purpose of Read more…

Blended Two Kupu-Olympics!

Today was Kupu-Olympics Day! The campers had a great time doing a variety of activities that were judged in 4 categories: Spunk, ‘Spect, Spirit, and Sportsmanship. Each team came up with a team chant and did their face paint. Half the camp was on the red team and half the camp was on blue. The first activity was all camp gaga and the red team took the slight lead overall. The next activity was a relay race that included a 3-legged race, a potato sack race, and a slip-n-slide. After Read more…

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Today was a fun backwards day. This included having breakfast for dinner and vice versa. Also wearing clothes backward was part of the fun activities on this day. After the first meal of chicken and waffles, they broke into teams. Today’s module / discussion was Healthy Relationships and Self-Image, with traditional team-building activities following. We continued to do lap sits, Yurt Circle, and Willow in the Wind. After lunch, the campers got to pick their camptivities. After the activities, dinner was served. The evening activity was an Untalent Show–with some Read more…

A Terrific Tuesday at Blended Two

On this terrific Tuesday, After waking up and eating a breakfast of English Muffins (“muffins all the way from England!), the campers broke into their team groups. Today in teams, we started our initiatives which involve trust falls, Willow in the Wind, and Yurt Circles. They also played games like “mafia” to pass the time before lunch. Lunch today was delicious comfort food of grilled cheese and chili. The campers also got to choose their two camptivities for the afternoon, interspersed with La Tienda time to grab a treat from Read more…

Magnificent Monday at Blended Two

On this Magnificent Monday, it’s our first day liberalizing our COVID-19 bubble (given our infection-free state after our second round of in-camp PCR tests). Campers started off the day with the community gathering, talking about the idea of self-image, empowerment, and relationships as the topic of the day. Breakfast was pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and fruit! Cabins did their daily chores before splitting off into teams and completing fun team building activities like “people-to-people” and “relationship goals.” After teams, campers enjoyed Free to Learn in the Walnut Grove, with a Read more…

A Great Sunday in the Blended Two Bubble

Today started off with the camp waking up from their out of doors 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 a surprise treat–delicious donuts! Each cabin had their folks switch beds or between cabins so everyone could start off the week in a different spot. After breakfast, they 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, Read more…

Super Saturday at Blended Two

On this Super Saturday, the counselors defeated the campers in a close match in the staff vs. campers soccer game. The campers took an immediate lead, but couldn’t hold onto it as the counselors evened it up before halftime. In the second half, despite a frenzied comeback to tie the game at 2-2, the campers eventually succumbed to the counselor’s relentless pace and fell behind 4-3 with not much time left. Even given a spirited last-minute comeback spree, the campers couldn’t quite find the back of the net to equalize Read more…

Fantastic Friday at Blended Two!

On this Fantastic Friday, we had our final Covid PCR testing day of the session to ensure our Covid bubble. (All the tests came back negative, so we can be more liberal with our COVID protocols at camp, with more individualized activities and interactions.) After the tests were collected, the campers headed to breakfast–English muffins. After breakfast, they broke into camp chores to tidy up the facilities. In teams today, we worked on our final conflict resolution module of the session by doing I-Statements and Clean Ups. Free to Learn Read more…

Terrific Thursday at Blended Two

On this Terrific Thursday, the campers woke up and headed down to morning circle / breakfast. After some camp chores, the campers broke into their teams to do some trust activities. That included lap sits, standups, and lineups, which all work on communication and trust. After teams, they did a Nature Search and Swatch, seeking a variety of things in nature. A lunch of all-beef hot dogs satisfied the camper’s hunger. After a quick Siesta, the campers broke into their first and second camptivities. Dinner today was Sloppy Janes. For Read more…

Wonderful Wednesday for Blended Two

On this Wonderful Wednesday, the campers had a fun pajama day–able to spend all day in their PJs if so desired. We also had our first Covid testing day in the morning–leaving saliva in test tubes for collection and analysis later in the day. After testing, we had a nice breakfast then went into teams. After teams, we were Free to Learn for the campers. Free to Learn is unstructured time to explore top camp. They had that for about an hour then headed to lunch. Lunch today was pulled Read more…

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Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
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I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

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