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…Read More Blended Families
July 16, 2018
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…Read More RELOADED!!!
July 13, 2018
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…Read More …When You’re Having Fun
July 11, 2018
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…Read More The Luck of the Draw
July 8, 2018
Last night was a great night at camp. Our evening program was something called Wannado. The idea behind Wannado is that kids get a chance to do something out of the ordinary…a break from the routine…something unique. So, we cancel all of our normal projects and offer totally new things. The kids do what they…Read More The Miami Sound Machine Hits Lake Nebagamon!
July 6, 2018
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…Read More It’s PAUL BUNYAN DAY!!!
July 4, 2018
Happy Fourth of July! There is nothing quite like the Fourth of July at camp. For my money, what we have put together here programmatically on the Fourth should be the standard by which all Independence Day celebrations are measured. This is a day that is absolutely packed with interesting and fun activities that center…Read More The Breakfast of Champions-Apple Pie and Ice Cream!
July 2, 2018
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…Read More Showtime!
June 30, 2018
If you have been following the weather reports over the past few days, you will notice that we have been in the grip of a pretty macho heat wave here at camp. (As much as you pretend to be living your own life there, I am pretty sure one of the first things you do…Read More It’s not the heat…well, ok, yeah it’s the heat!
June 28, 2018
Greetings from the North Woods! I just returned from the Rec Hall and breakfast announcements. Now admittedly, sometimes announcements can be a bit of a chore. During the first few days of camp while we are all still getting to know each other, the announcements have to be presented in a straightforward way so that…Read More Saving the world…and ping pong tournaments……