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Friendship 2011, Favorite Camp Songs

Several campers while I was interviewing them about other things this week mentioned their favorite camp song. So, I decided it would be neat to take a pole by cabin and have them sing part of the camp song they chose as their favorite. Just about every cabin immediately shouted Pharaoh Pharaoh so I constructed Read More >

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Friendship 2011, Favorite Activities

Favorite Activities from this week! Firsts for frog catching and just plain swimming! I love the pleasure they take in the simple things.

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Friendship 2011, Why Camp?

With 6 to 8 year olds this week’s clips produced some interesting answers. My favorite part about this age group is, although they don’t say as much, nothing beats their enthusiasm.  For “why camp?” it seemed a lot of campers were influenced by older brothers or sisters. What’s great is that it’s the simple things Read More >

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Explorer 2011, The Bond of Love

One song we sing here contains the lyrics “we are one in the bond of love”. As I was sorting through an overwhelming number of clips to potentially include in this montage I believe I started humming this song to myself. Then as I started putting clips together I realized this could be a fitting Read More >

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Explorer 2011, Ode to Baked Oatmeal

I decided to change it up and dedicate a video segment to camp food. So I began to ask campers what their favorite camp food was. I soon gave up because almost everyone answered baked oatmeal and those who didn’t all said something different that we weren’t having that week which made it impossible to Read More >

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Explorer 2011, Photography Interest Group

This past week for the first time ever another counselor and I led a photography interest group! I had no idea how it was going to work going in or if the cameras the camp provided were even functional. However, between me and Betin’s nice SLR’S rotating amongst the group the campers were able to Read More >

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Explorer 2011, Favorite Activities

Once again mission impossible was a big favorite this week as well as the pig trough. One of the campers informed me of a method for success with the pig trough…mmm I’ll have to try that. For the first time several campers expressed really enjoying the slip N slide and the best answer, fireside and Read More >

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Explorer 2011, Why Camp?

Many of this weeks middle schoolers have being coming here for up to 7 years. Crazy! Even though I asked the same question surrounding the main idea of “why camp?”  the answers were different. While the younger kids would go on about how fun it is, some of these campers expressed deeper reasons to return Read More >

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