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Enjoying the Warm Weather at Camp!

Ms. Sunshine definitely bought the heat today! After a slow start to the heat, it picked up over lunch and produced an awesomely hot day!! The pool was a big favorite today, with playing with Mico, and a diving contest making for great additional fun. Tonight we played Snake tail which is a very cool crazy game of tag, and then we had our traditional returning camper ceremony where 2nd year, 3rd year and 5th year campers were given their Kupugani mementos. Playing in the sun has made us all rather sleepy so hi ho hi ho, it's off to bed we go with a Kupugani cheer and a Kupugani ...

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Sunshine Will Do Me Fine!

I'm alive, awake, enthusiastic...I'm alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic! Goooood morning folks! The weekend is nearly upon us, as is the 95 degree heat we have been expecting and looking forward to as a reason to do even more water activities! Last night we went on a secret mission to cover the mirrors at camp so the ladies can feel empowered and recognize that inner beauty is of critical importance...the cool part is that no one seems to mind the lack of mirrors. I sense this crew of young ladies could produce the first female US president...we'll see! Well, almost lunch time after a great ...

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Evening all! Today has been a beautiful, sunny hot day...high 80s and more to come this weekend :) That's what we like to hear. After being sure to get hydrated and stay hydrated at lunch and via our delicious fresh water, the ladies had a super active day including river float, canoeing and pool to enjoy the weather via awesome water activities. To chill out after the heat and water, there were fort building and improv lessons...only at Camp Kupugani, right? Well, the campfire has wound down, having sung some cool songs like the 'empathy song' and 'fighting is not the solution', we kno...

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Good Morning Good Morning the Little Bird Said…

Hellllllooo! Well, what a great night's sleep.....I hope the campers enjoyed theirs as much as I did :) I'm sure many of them did on super comfy new 5-inch mattresses! And now our awesome facilities manager Brian has put the cool nets up over our new mud volleyball and new sand volleyball courts, and also prepared some great building ideas for camp building projects like super cool Kupugani benches, and also some sweet bat boxes. We'll try to add some pics of the ladies building away when they do those activities....."I said a bench build a bench, I said a bench build a bench, I said a won't you bu...

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Another Great Day in the Books!

Hola! Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo! Just saying hello in a few of the different languages we have had here at Kupugani :) Well today has been awesome-- amazing weather and the camp family has been shining just as hot as the sun!! A productive morning learning about conflict resolution using "I statements" went super well--skills they can bring home for when they get frustrated because they are not at camp any more ;) Shrinky dinks at arts and crafts, mud volleyball gathered more followers, and then the kitchen staff made an awesome dinner of Salisbury steak with 'grrrrrrrrrrl power' cake which was absolut...

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Wednesday Fun Day :)

Announcement time...announcement time...listen to Kupugani, it's announcement time!!! Wednesday morning already? Wow, camp is going so fast! Earlybird animal and bird watch was super popular :) and there is already talk about who is going where for activities...mud volleyball and arts and crafts may be a popular choice for this afternoon maybe! Well, team time is about to start, so off to enjoy the girls empowering themselves in the morning! Yaaaaaay camp!...

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Activities and Campfires Make Our Day!!

Hey...does anyone know where I can rock climb, crate stack, go on a challenge hike, play mud volleyball and then chill at the pool? I do! Camp Kupugani...these days just get better and better, no wonder we all love camp and its awesomeness. And, after our fantastic farm fresh hamburgers at lunch and amazing spaghetti dinner, we all continued our personal development journey with a great "My People Are" evening activity, followed by our talented camp guitarist and a moving campfire. Time for bed! J Catch you all tomorrow xxx...

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Pancake Breakfast!!!!!!!

Goood morning all!!! Its 10AM and already a super productive day for our Kupugani ladies J Earlybird volleyball? Check. Community gathering? Check. Delicious pancake breakfast? Check. Camp chores to keep camp beautiful and instill responsibility? Check. I can hear "Little Sally Walker" being played in the rec hall, which means it must be time to break up into our morning teams! More later....

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It’s CAMP Time :)

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Camp Kupugani 2011 has begun; the campers have arrived and have moved into their summer homes :) The Camp Kupugani flag is flying high (literally). We have already nearly finished our first full day, and the campers have already been super busy...tacos for dinner; campfire last night. Today, there have been swim evals, riverwalks, canoeing, pool time and morning and evening group activities. Super fun! Camp is back and better than ever!...

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Spring in the Air, and Empowerment on the Way!

Now that the grass is greening, the birds are returning, and the smells of spring are in the air, it gets more and more exciting to prepare for camp. It's really magic contemplating what will happen this summer. What child will experience the first-time joy of doing something she didn't think she otherwise could do...from the “I can't” to the “I did!”. And carrying that over to her life—whether it's 5 days, 5 months, or 5 years forward, when another “impossible” task arises, and she has the confidence to attack it, knowing that she's already accomplished the “impossible” before at...

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