Adam's Summer Updates

Blended Families

I have to admit, I always wonder if it will work. Every summer, at the beginning of each second session, I have a moment of doubt as to whether or not we can successfully mesh a group of 100 boys that have been here already for a month together with a group of 100 kids…

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RELOADED!!!

Changeover is a great two day period here at camp.  Having a camp with only 100 or so kids in it allows us to do some things that we normally would not be able to do because of our numbers.  On the first day we had a giant puzzle day called Mr. Weyerhaeuser’s Library, topped…

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…When You’re Having Fun

Greetings from Camp! Admittedly, today is my second least favorite day of camp every summer.  It is Packing Day…Yuck. Without a doubt, for all of us, this is a bittersweet time. For the 100 kids that will be boarding busses tomorrow, there is excitement and, yes, even joy at the prospect of heading home to…

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The Luck of the Draw

One of the more consistent debates among my angst ridden generation of parents is the one about the dreaded Participation Trophy.  There are those out there that believe that children who are given trophies for mere participation gain self-confidence and the willingness to try new things, and there are those out there that believe that…

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It’s PAUL BUNYAN DAY!!!

Happy Paul Bunyan Day! Remember when I came to your house and I touted Nebagamon as a place where competition was not a big deal? Well, today is different! For those of you that are not aware of what Paul Bunyan Day is, it is the one day during first session where we let our…

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Showtime!

One of the most important aspects of any summer at camp is the great opportunities that camp offers all of us to take what we refer to as “safe risks.”  For many boys, merely making the decision to come to camp in the first place is a risk.  For others, giving waterskiing a try for…

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