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Kupugani 2012 Has Begun!

Yee hah!!! Camp Kupugani 2012 is here! The campers arrived yesterday, having a nice potluck with families, before hoisting the Camp Kupugani flag to fly high. Later that evening, we had a beautiful opening campfire. Today, the girls enjoyed their first full day in their summer homes 🙂 A busy schedule…Today, there were swim evals, camp tours, and morning and evening group activities. Natasha’s homemade baked chicken for dinner; WOO HOO! Camp is back and better than ever!

Why We Celebrate Instead of Tolerate

tol·er·ate [tol-uh-reyt] “to endure without repugnance; put up with” “to experience, undergo, or sustain, as pain or hardship” “to endure or resist the action of without serious discomfort” “to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction” Examples of TOLERATE Our teacher will not tolerate bad grammar. I can’t tolerate that noise. The government cannot tolerate lawlessness. How can you tolerate such laziness? These plants tolerate drought well. I don’t like my boss, but I tolerate him. Those are a few quick examples of some online Read more…

Trying To Be An “Intentional” Parent

Especially during the school break schedule for many children, as a parent, I sometimes feel the weight and importance of the time spent with my child. I try to advocate being an “intentional parent” as much as possible. What exactly is an intentional parent? For me, an intentional parent is one who is willing to do the very hard work of helping a child be the best the child can be. The intentional parent does a lot of giving: giving of time, giving of sleep, giving of money, giving of Read more…

Perfect Day

We loved that pool session this afternoon! It was the best thing since sliced bread! Then we had a Cupstacking tournament, played Racecar and Gotchya. It was definitely another fun evening! In the words of Lou Reed, “It’s such a perfect day”.

Olympics and Pool Party!

We had a yummy breakfast to start a crazy fun day. We begin the activities with camp Olympics. This involves mud volleyball, campers sinking counselors in canoes and wacky field relays. The afternoon promises a fun pool party. We are looking forward to more fun water activities to keep us refreshed and cool!

Good Times!

What an awesome end to the day! We had a cooling, refreshing swim in the late afternoon, before a tasty dinner, then moved on to a cup stacking tournament, race car game and gaga tourney. We then had our touching ceremony recognizing our returning campers. To finish off we had a beautiful campfire as the sun set in the sky. We love Kupugani!

Awesome Fun!

What a beautiful day! The birds are singing and the sun is out. We’re all drinking lots of water!! We had an excellent breakfast of sausages, pancakes and grapes. In the morning before it got too hot, we had some awesome camptivities like rock climbing, dam jumping, improv, tye dye, archery and hiking. Our modified schedule is allowing us a nice long time in the swimming pool this afternoon. Really looking forward to it!!

Wicked!

A late afternoon nice all camp swim. It was so nice and cool! After camp chores, we grabbed a lovely meal of spaghetti Bolognaise, garlic bread and salad…Natasha and Fer really know how to cook a wicked meal! To wrap up, we had the untalent show and dance…a great end to another great day!

Hot hot hot!!

Another fantastic sunny day! Another good hot one to enjoy the pool and water activities like dam jumping. We cleverly switched camptivities to the morning so the girls good do some rock climbing, pearler beads, canoeing and practice for the untalent show tonight. Looking forward to the show tonight!!

Dramatic Soccer Game Finish!

Another amazing day at camp, filled with some awesome activities. We had great fun with camptivities, followed by an all camp Kupugani 5th B’day pool party to enjoy the warm weather while in the pool. After dinner, we had the annual camper-staff soccer game…though the staff raced out to a 2-0 lead, the campers stayed focused and staged a dramatic second half comeback, culminating in a last second goal to make the tie! After the game’s excitement, the day ended with a campfire complete with yummy smores!

What A Day!!

Some refreshing morning rains have come through, helping to cool things off a bit and get some nice fresh air. We have kicked today off with some team building activities, with this afternoon bringing camptivities such as rock climbing, practice for the talent show, pool and chill time. It’s certainly not boring here at Camp Kupugani!

Safely Enjoying the Hot Weather!

Some nice sunny weather and beautiful blue skies make for a perfect day at camp to have a sleep in, picnic lunches with cabin groups at various (shady) spots around camp while the girls prepare cabin skits and songs, then a fabulous afternoon planned of playing in the pool! Of course, as usual, the girls are moving around camp with their water bottles, and being sure to stay hydrated. As we tell them often, clear pee is good, apple juice color not so much.

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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