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Kupugani Olympics

Today we held our Kupugani Olympics. From Bucket Head to Toilet Mummy and Whip Cream Pie Races to the Balloon Coloring Game, everyone had a blast! It’s always exciting to see each team cheering one another on and really supporting each other.

Untalent Show and Dance Fun!

We enjoyed the Untalent Show and Camp Dance earlier this evening, with all the girls shaking it on the dance floor after watching and supporting an unprecedented 20+ acts during the Untalent Show! Looking forward to the Olympics tomorrow!

Another Fun Busy Day at Kupugani

Camp today was buzzing with busy activities. From Rock Climbing to 9 Square in the Air, Pool to Archery, Fishing to Lake Play, Cooking with Tash to Biking—it was awesome!! Our older campers returned from their overnight trips to Lake Louise and the Top Campfire Ring just in time to take part in the Turtle Pond Campfire with S’mores!

Kupugani’s Amazing Race

Today, Kupugani’s version of “the Amazing Race” was simply that, amazing. Everyone raced around camp playing games and performing different tasks either together as a team or by a single designated representative. From Kerplunk, Jenga, and puzzles to swimming down to the bottom of the pool and across the lake, everyone really enjoyed playing and did a great job!

A Fun Cabin Sunday

A fun Cabin Day began with a relaxing sleep in by cabin, then a lazy breakfast followed by cabin and all camp pics before the girls embarked on cabin hikes and picnic lunches while preparing cabin skits and songs, which they performed later after also participating in individualized activities by cabin choice. Tonight, we enjoyed some relaxing time as a community watching Frozen under the stars. Not only does it have catchy songs and a heartwarming tale, Frozen teaches us that family is important, to be unapologetically oneself, to share Read more…

Big Win for the Campers at Kupugani!

Yesterday was another fun-filled day at camp! In morning teams, the girls continued to build their sense of bonding with one another with exciting trust-building activities. Afterward, campers broke out into their morning camptivities for canoeing, stomp rockets, pool, and frolfing. For lunch, we had Natasha’s delicious tuna melts to store up our energy for the camp-wide soccer game! After the campers made a decisive 2-1 win (and ending the counselors’ multiple-year undefeated streak), we were all rewarded with delicious tacos for dinner and a comforting campfire during the evening.

It’s All Coming Full Circle

Tonight we held our Annual Hunger Banquet. This is an experiential learning activity to develop a deeper understanding of the daily challenges faced by those living in poverty. Some of us have lived it firsthand. Others of us have only passed it on the street. How closely you have seen poverty, touched it, experienced it, colors your perception of what it is like to actually live in poverty. With tonight’s lesson, we hope to have raised awareness about the hunger seen not only across the world, but also just in Read more…

Fun in the Sun

Today started off a bright, sunny day as the campers gathered for morning circle. After teams, they enjoyed doing a nature “search and swatch” where they explored the wonderful campground by looking for different aspects of their surroundings. The campers loved the new morning activities! On a day filled with warm sun and blue skies, the day was filled with fun as the girls learned and discovered new things. Camptivities like pool time, 9 Square in the Air, Archery, and visiting the old School House were treats. The evening activity Read more…

Free to Learn in action

Among many exciting and fun activities today, the campers were able to enjoy some time roaming, talking, playing games and much more during Free to Learn. Getting kids outside and having unstructured play promotes a wide range of skills, its not just about running around and being active, but it’s also about learning social skills, executive functions and behavioral skills as well through play.

My People Are…

Day two of camp featured a bit more activities and a few less jitters. Today was a big day for getting to know one another through Name Games, Interviews and Diversity Show & Tell. A day like today reminded me that camp is more than just a chance to retreat from the rigors of the “real world,” to have some mindless fun and excitement, and to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Camp is a place in which campers can become someone new every single day.

Second Session Begins!

It was a spectacular Arrival and Opening Day 2015 at Camp Kupugani! We’re so happy our summer family is together once again. Pot luck fun, games in the top field to increase comfort and loosen us up, a delicious dinner, and opening campfire. Friendships were re-formed and new friendships were made. It was perfect weather and a perfect way to start our session together.

Kupu-lympics and Returner Recognition

The Kupu-Olympics took place on a glorious, sunny day! Everyone together, everyone focused and faces painted. All in all, great sportsmanship, respect, spunk, spirit, friendship and fun; could not ask for anything more! Folks often say that Kupugani is not just a camp, it is a family. Olympics by day, and by night, we celebrated the growth, appreciation, and experiences of returning campers at the Returner’s Ceremony. Honored tonight: Second Year Ladies KiKi, Daphne, Deedee, Sarita, Maddy, Shannon, Klaudia, Eleanor and Maddie…Third Year Ladies Ellie, Harleen, Ry-Ry, Rasa, CJ, Amanda Read more…

Kupugani touches on all the core values and enrichment that we hope to instill in our [child]. My husband and I absolutely love Camp Kupugani. Our [child] gained immensely from camp.

Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
my [child] looking up to and spending time with.

Laura V.

[My daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.

Kenya P.

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.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

Luci A.


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