At this point, there is no denying the fact that all of us have begun to deal with the realization that camp is rapidly coming to an end. We have all become very aware of the fact that, in just two days, our Radical Utopian Experiment will come to a close for the summer. This…Read More We did it right…
August 9, 2017
Every year, I make a point of carving out most of a day to drive up to Moose Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area to pick up our 9th graders on the day that they come in from their two week canoeing trip in Canada. The rationale for this annual sojourn is almost entirely…Read More Coming Home….
August 7, 2017
I realize that much of my focus in these updates is, as it should be, on the kids’ experience here at camp. I realize that for the most part, the readership of these updates is simply desperate to get some sense of what their child’s experience at camp is like given the typical quality of…Read More The Nebagamon School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
August 5, 2017
Every once in a while you just have to let it all hang out and have one of those BLOWOUT days. A day unlike any other at camp that stands out as truly unique. While many of the best memories from a summer are created on standard routine days, these special days really serve to…Read More The Grand Pursuit!
August 3, 2017
Yesterday, I enjoyed, as ever, what is probably my favorite few hours of camp every summer. Yesterday was the Chef’s Cap competition. For those of you new to camp, Chef’s Cap is our outdoor cooking competition. Basically, it is the culminating event for some of the skills that the boys have been working on all…Read More Cast Iron Chefs
August 1, 2017
Yesterday was our annual Bi-Camp Meet. The opportunity to get together with our good friends from Northstar Camp once a year for a great day of competition is one of the more prideful days for me each summer. First off, it should be noted that there are not a ton of camps out there with…Read More Bi-Camp!
July 30, 2017
To be sure, this is high tripping season around here. One need only set foot into the Rec Hall to notice that the din of the place has lessened a bit these days. As I write this, there are nearly 80 kids out on various wilderness excursions. There are boys on five day hiking trips…Read More Macho man!
July 28, 2017
Yesterday I spent much of the day meeting with a Wisconsin state legislator, and the directors of two local camps to attempt to lobby him to support a bill making it easier for summer camps to procure Epinephrine auto-injectors to have on hand in case of an emergency. (You would not believe the hoops that…Read More BUDDIES!!!!
July 26, 2017
Today is our first Cruiser Day of the session. As you may know, Cruiser Day is the one day each week when we completely trash our predictable daily schedule, a schedule that we have worked hard to institute so that the boys have a sense of structure and normalcy in what might otherwise be an…Read More Can you see the Snuffleupagus?
Yesterday was our first Sunday of the second session. Now when I speak about the first few days of any session, I often talk about the fact that the tone that we set in those first few days is very important and sets the standard for the rest of the session. If yesterday was a…Read More OOPS!!! Missing Post! I could’ve sworn I posted it!! Sorry folks…..another tomorrow!