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Fantastic Friday – August 2, 2019

With our senior campers running camp, we started the day with our community gathering, then we went inside for a delicious breakfast of waffles, bacon, and eggs. Then we did our cabin chores–a record was set for camp cleanup with near perfect scores. Then we dismissed into our team. During team time, we discussed conflict resolution and did skits to portray different methods of conflict resolution. After team time, we did Free to Learn down in Walnut Grove then we came back up for lunch. We had hamburgers, then we Read more…

Another Good Day – August 2, 2019

Thursday was day 5 of our second girl’s session! The day started with morning circle; teams followed after breakfast and chores, as they started the touch and trust section of team building where they learn the building blocks of how to physically support someone; later in the session the girls will have to work together to lift, pass (in a controlled manner), and spot each other as they overcome some obstacle (known in the team building world as an initiative). After fun afternoon camptivities, our day wrapped up with an Read more…

Wild Wacky Wednesday

Some wild and wacky hair could be found at this morning’s circle. After morning circle, we ate a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese. After that, we did our morning chores, Yay Clean Camp! Then we went into our team. Today in teams, we learned “I” statements. After team time, we had Free to Learn, a child-directed time of adventure, then we came back up to top camp for lunch. After lunch, we had a relaxing siesta before an afternoon of camptivities. For first camptivity, some of us played gaga, Read more…

Terrific Tuesday! – July 30, 2019

We started the day with a morning circle. Then we ate a breakfast of pancakes, sausages, fruit and cereal. After breakfast we did our camp chores before going off into our team. We did a few team activities then had a morning camptivity period of 9-square and slacklining. Then we went back to the dining hall for lunch; hot dogs. After lunch we had a brief siesta, then we had some afternoon camptivities. For Camptivity 1 we had rock climbing and cratestacking. Then we had our La Tienda time. Then Read more…

A Fun Start to Our Second Girls Session!

We started off Girls 2 with a potluck, a tour, and a welcome circle. After we got settled into the cabins and the parents left we had an introductory circle before going to the dining hall for dinner. We had spaghetti for dinner. After dinner we played large group games. Then we had a campfire. Then we went to the cabins, we made our cabin flags, and came up with some cabin rules, then we went to bed. We woke up Monday morning to some refreshing sprinkling rain. But by Read more…

Fantastic Final Full Day Of Girls One!

Today, we started our day with a morning circle. Then, we had bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, we did our cabin chores and then we dismissed into teams. For teams, we did initiatives; we rotated through the wire maze, the wall, and the acid river. After teams, we had lunch–cold cuts. Then after lunch, we went back to the cabin for a short siesta before an afternoon full of camptivities. For camptivity one we had pool, rock climbing, a challenge hike, and slacklining. Then we had our La Tienda time Read more…

First Full Day of the Girls!

We started the day with a morning circle. Then we had bagels for breakfast. After breakfast, we completed our camp chores. After that we did team building. Then all camp gaga! Then we had Miss Natasha’s tasty Sloppy Joes for lunch. After lunch, we enjoyed a siesta before a busy afternoon. In the afternoon we did our swim evals. After that we had La Tienda. Then lake play!!! Dam jumping and waterfall! Then we headed back to the cabin to clean up before dinner. We had chicken nuggets, potato salad, Read more…

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…

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