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Team Work Triumphs at Kupugani

It was a great morning for team work today at Kupugani! Each morning, our campers separate into four teams were they work on different initiatives to promote teamwork, communication, and co-operation. Our 10-13 year old boys took on The Wall today, and managed to get the whole team over successfully! Other initiatives included the portal, board and block, and trolleys. All this team building will come in handy tomorrow, as the boys Kupugani Olympics will be on! Check back tomorrow to see which events your camper participated in! We also had our Kupugani Untalent Show, followed by an epic dance...

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Camp Spirit in the Air!

There has been lots of camptivity fun had at Kupugani today! Both mud volleyball and playing in the water proved a great hit. The boys have invented a new game in the waterfall – posing as super heroes as all the water splashes all around them! For our second camptivity, most of the camp took part in game of 9 square in the air, which is a new addition to camp this year. If it weren’t for the fact that dinner was on the table, we’re confident they’d still be out there!...

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The Amazing Race Comes to Boys Kupugani

There is only one word to describe today at Kupugani… AMAZING! This morning our campers participated in our version of the Amazing Race, which took them all over the camp and saw them take on various challenges such as water spill, giant jenga, and the two wire bridge. Tonight, our thirteen and fourteen year old campers are off on overnight trips. The boys will be building their own shelters to sleep under and having dessert over the campfire. ...

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Cabin Day Celebrates Kupugani Community

It’s been an awesome first week for the Kupugani boys session; today we had Cabin Day to celebrate our Kupugani community and recharge our batteries for the second week of fun. After last night under the stars, the whole camp enjoyed a sleep in, then spent the morning creating a skit and song to perform for the camp. In the afternoon, each cabin chose their 2 favorite activities to do all together. We had gaga, nuke ‘em, and lake play to name a few! Lastly, what Cabin Day would be complete without dinner from Mimmo’s pizza? Bellies full, our campers are ready for tomorrow’s challenge...

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Fun, Fun, Friday!

Today was full of fun between a session of Free to Learn, Camptivities, and an evening of Blob Tag, Sand Volleyball and 9 Square in the Air! The boys definitely keep us going! Tomorrow is the infamous counselor vs. camper All Camp Soccer Game.... WHO WILL WIN?!?!?!?! ...

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Rainbow Tag Fun

What has six colors, hides in bushes, and takes 40 campers to find? Rainbow tag, that’s what! Tonight’s activity involved a whole lot of running and a whole lot of color! Safe to say the game was a hit with the boys. Gaga also proved to be popular, with a rousing game taking place during camptivity one. Many of our campers also chose to take part in lake play – dam jumping and playing in the waterfall make the best summer days we at Kupugani say! Tomorrow, our seniors will be leading camp – don’t forget to check back in the evening and see how it all went! ...

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Capture the Flag Fun!

Another bright and sunny dawned at Kupugani, where the campers enjoyed a fun-filled day with camptivities like lake play, river walking, challenge hikes and archery! In the evening, we had our much anticipated game of capture the flag. Although the staff worked hard to tire the campers out, it was 8 rounds later before we finished! We're sure everyone will sleep soundly tonight!...

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Camptivities Create a Splash

Today marked the start of our camptivities! We introduced some new things this session, with camp counselor Callum from New Zealand teaching the boys to play touch rugby. The campers also beat the heat with paddle boarding, canoeing, and pool sessions! The inaugural crate stacking session also took place, with a record of 16 crates being stacked today. Who will rise to the challenge and stack higher than that over the next two weeks? ...

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys!

What a great start to boys session! Our campers woke up today in high spirits, with a record 17 campers up bright and early to participate in our early bird activity for the day – sweat and swim! In the afternoon, our returning campers went for a pool party, whilst our new boys attended a tour of the camp to see all the activities on offer this summer. Of course, there was time for everyone to swim once the tour was done! For our evening activity we had our cultural show and tell, where campers bring a culturally representative item to share. This year, we’ve had campers from as far as J...

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First Day of Boys Camp!

Yesterday marked the end of our girls sessions for the summer and today, we transition into boys camp! We are especially excited for boys camp this summer as our boys enrollment has increased over 40%!!! WOOHOO! The 2015 season also heralds the future onset of a blended camp (plus continued boys-only and girls-only sessions) in the 2016 season. Today, our new gaggle of boys enjoyed big group games such as Ship Island, Running with the Bulls, and RoShamBo Evolution before their welcoming campfire! As the boys sleep tonight, the excitement only builds for the first full day of camp tomorrow!...

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