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Fun with a Brand New Session!

Yeah! First day of Girls 1! Campers arrived early this afternoon to sunny skies. We started with a potluck. Then a welcome circle introducing campers and staff. After the welcome circle, campers moved into the cabins and said goodbye to their families. We had some quality cabin time then we had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner, we played games as a group out on top field. We finalized the day with a campfire!  

Another Good Day at Camp

It was a lovely morning on Monday. Cool enough for a hoodie, but not cold. We started our day with our morning circle. After that, we had pancakes for breakfast. Then we headed off to do our camp chores before regrouping for teams. In teams, we did a couple fun activities–Ingredients for Friendship, and My Circle of Support. After teams, we headed down to Walnut Grove for free-to-learn. During free to learn, some played musical instruments; some played cards, and some did other things. After that, we had lunch, Miss Read more…

Day of the Queen Bee!!!

Thursday was a little different. We highlighted typical gender roles in society with Day of the Queen Bees, where females took the lead and were prioritized during the whole day. For breakfast, we had toast all the way from France, plus sausages. After that, we did our chores then dismissed into teams. Then we did a nature search and find activity. Then we had lunch, a 4th of July Cookout! Followed by a staff watermelon eating contest (way to go Hunter!). Followed by a Siesta. Then an afternoon full of Read more…

Wednesday Wacky Tacky Hair Day!!!

A variety of hairstyles could be seen at yesterday morning’s circle. We had bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, we did our camp chores and then went into our teams. After teams, we had Free to Learn. After Free to Learn, we had lunch–hamburgers, made with locally raised beef. Yum! After lunch, we had Siesta, then camptivities. We had two camptivity periods in the afternoon. For the first, we offered fishing, arts and crafts (nature collages), Gaga, pool, archery, and challenge hike. After the first camptivity, we had La Tienda. Then Read more…

Happy Canada Day!

We had some liquid sunshine in the morning, but it didn’t slow down our fun. We started the day with our morning circle. Then we had bagels, bacon, and eggs for breakfast. After breakfast we did our camp chores. Then we split up into our teams for some fun team building and get-to-know-you games. We had a huge quick game of All Camp Gaga before lunch. Then after lunch we had siesta. Then in the afternoon we had swim evaluations, La Tienda, and lake play. Then we cleaned up for Read more…

Liquid Sunshine to Start Our Blended Session!

Woo hoo! The 2019 blended session has begun. Campers arrived early Sunday afternoon in pouring rain. We started with a potluck. Then a welcome circle introducing campers and staff. After the welcome circle, campers moved into the cabins and said goodbye to their families. We had some quality cabin time then we had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner we played games as a group out of the rain in the Rec Hall. We finalized the day with a campfire, on the porch. Lemonade out of lemons (not literally)!

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We started off the day with our goodnight song. Then we had chicken and waffles for dinner. After dinner we had a Super Challenge Hike. The teams crossed the river on a two-wire bridge, trudged over treacherous terrain, then (attempted to in some cases) create a fire to cook a hot dog lunch, and made rafts. After returning from the challenging journey, the campers enjoyed a well-earned Siesta before camptivities. For the first camptivity, some explored the schoolhouse, some did archery, and some played 9-square, while some did horseback riding. Read more…

Terrific Tuesday – June 26, 2019

A quiet morning at the breakfast table this morning as the 14-year-old campers were off on their trip. Today we had muffins all the way from England for breakfast. After breakfast we did our chores and then we split off into our teams. Lots of team building today. After team building we had lunch–hot dogs. Then Siesta before an afternoon full of camptivities. For the first session we had bench painting and nature houses in arts and crafts, as well as crate stacking, rock climbing, and horse riding. After that Read more…

Making the Most of Monday Morning

Monday blues aren’t a thing at camp.  Some morning rain definitely can’t dampen our spirits. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes and cereal, we had everything we needed for awesome team building time. Then how cool was our time in Free to Learn you ask? Super cool! We got to build forts and play dominoes all down in our favorite Walnut Grove. After Free to Learn, we headed off to the dining hall for lunch–Natasha’s delicious Sloppy Joes (with locally-raised beef). Then we headed to the cabins for Siesta. After Read more…

Quality Cabin Day!

Our quality cabin day can truly be described as quality. We all know the day is off to a great start when, after a sleep in, we have donuts for lazy breakfast, for which we can also attend in our PJs. Next up was our morning circle, camp pictures–all fabulous of course–who knows how we will choose our favorite. Afterwards, the campers enjoyed a cabin hike with a picnic lunch (yum), where they also created their own songs and skits to preform later in the evening in the Rec Hall. Read more…

Superhero Saturday!

Many capes were flying at this morning’s community gathering circle on Superhero Day! We had coffee cake for breakfast, along with eggs. After breakfast we did camp chores then split up into our teams for more team building activities. Then we had some morning camptivities: pool, slacklining, and disc golf. We had tuna melts for lunch and then went to the cabins for siesta. After siesta, we had another camptivity: biking, fishing, lake play, and pool. Then La Tienda. After La Tienda we had an all camp soccer game! (Sadly, Read more…

Friday Fun!

Today we had waffles for breakfast. After breakfast we did camp chores and then teams. After teams we had Free to Learn. Then we had hamburgers for lunch and received mail, yay! After lunch we had a siesta, with an option to learn about sex and sexuality. In the afternoon we had camptivities: cooking with Tash, challenge hike, and horse riding. Then we had La Tienda time followed by another camptivity–with another challenge hike, bench building in arts and crafts, and the social justice track. We returned to the cabin 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.

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