Greetings from Camp! We have really settled into a nice groove here. In under one week’s time, our second four week campers, notoriously homesick kids, are virtually all past it, and we are in the honeymoon period of the session. This is a period towards the beginning of our time together when idiosyncrasies and behavioral…Read More Burger time!
July 20, 2017
Greetings from Camp! I know that I wrote this during the first session (and at the beginning of virtually every session!), and I do hate to be repetitive, (Though I think if you asked the camp staff, they would tell you I like nothing more than being repetitive! In fact, one of my foundational comedic principles…Read More Hitting the ground running…
July 18, 2017
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. We were able to have two consecutive Lazy Days, a record setting Guinness T. Nebagamous…Read More Back at it!
July 14, 2017
I know that I am not alone in expressing my absolute amazement at the fact that tomorrow is packing day for our first session campers. As impossible as it is to believe, in just about 40 hours, 110 of our brothers will be bidding us adieu for the long off-season. It seems incredible to me…Read More Stop the world!
July 12, 2017
Greetings from Paul Bunyan Land on the eve of his very own special day. Tomorrow is Paul Bunyan Day (which means that today is pretty much Paul Bunyan Day too, since the excitement is palpable and the day is filled with preliminary events)! For those of you who are not aware of what Paul Bunyan…Read More T-Minus One Day and Counting!
July 10, 2017
One of the best parts about any Sunday at camp is getting a chance to gather as a camp family at the Shrine in the beauty and peacefulness of camp. Every week I look forward to sitting in the quiet of the shrine with 300 like-minded souls listening to the birds chirp and the wind…Read More A Night (and morning) at the Museum
July 8, 2017
At the risk of angering the Weather Gods, I just have to say that I have been absolutely amazed at our run of picture perfect weather here lately. Cloudless skies, mid-80 degree temperatures, and low humidity. The stuff of camp directors’ fantasies. (Yes, I admit, my fantasies are pretty tame….but I am what I am!) …Read More In defense of sloth…
July 6, 2017
Normally in these updates I try to give you a broad view of what has been going on globally at camp. I will share the basics of an all camp activity or event to give you a sense of what everyone is experiencing here. I hope you will forgive the indulgence of this update as…Read More Mental notes…
July 4, 2017
Happy Fourth of July! Simply put, I LOVE the Fourth of July at camp. This is a day that is absolutely packed with interesting and fun activities that center around celebrating the 4th. Already this morning, we have met as an entire camp at the flagpole to raise a very special flag that was actually…Read More Freedom Feed ‘Em
July 2, 2017
Greetings from Camp! Last night was our first Good Time Charlie (GTC…talent show) of the summer. A camper may get on the stage to tell some jokes, or play an original composition on the piano, or sing a song. The stage is open to everyone on GTC night. The GTCs are among my favorite of…Read More On with the show!