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Historia del campamento Kupugani

que data de la década de 1800

En abril de 1951, la Junta Directiva del Campamento 4-H del Noroeste de Illinois compró una parcela original de 110 acres de bosques del Medio Oeste a lo largo del Río Leaf de los hermanos Ben y Deed Sjoberg. Las donaciones posteriores llevaron el sitio a sus actuales 126 acres.

The camp was named White Eagle, in honor of the old White Eagle Mill. Built in 1837 and located on what is now camp property, the mill was a significant source of the region’s livelihood. Exactly how the mill came to be named White Eagle is unknown. One legend is that a rare white eagle was seen in the area when the mill was founded. Indeed, on warm days, a strong upward thermal air wall rises from the Leaf River Valley. Soaring birds ride along this updraft and there are regular eagle sightings. Today, a large hawk controls the area. As it soars over camp, its white underside brings to mind the old White Eagle legend.

Honrando la historia mientras miramos hacia el futuro

Campamento Kupugani continues to honor the region’s history, with the mill wheel in our dining hall forming the base of the fireplace. Even when the mill wheel appeared at camp in 1951, the commitment to teaching quality character development, appreciation of nature’s beauty, and the development of valuable relationships was strong. For over seven decades since then, the camp has brought children together to celebrate nature, one another, and themselves. In this spirit, we look forward to our next seven decades!

“Estamos por la diferencia; por respetar la diferencia, por permitir la diferencia, por fomentar la diferencia, hasta que la diferencia ya no marque la diferencia”. – Johnetta Cole (ex presidente de Spelman College)

Campamento Águila Blanca Fundado en 1951
Campamento Águila Blanca Fundado en 1951

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