Adam's Summer Updates

I feel ya…

While every day at camp is a special day, Sundays are what is professionally referred to as super-duper extraordinarily amazingly special.  Yesterday, our morning began with a late wake up bell (8:30 instead of 8:00), followed up by a great meal of homemade cinnamon rolls (and some perfunctory hard boiled eggs tossed in there to…

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Mixing it up….

Greetings from camp! Things here feel really great.  I am stunned at the speed with which the boys have embraced their new homes and new families.  (Ok…it’s true that I shouldn’t be all that stunned since I have been doing this for 14 years now and the same thing happens every summer.  Ah, the joys…

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Home in a hurry

Greetings from Camp! Without a doubt, we are off to a great start here. Yesterday, our first full day of camp, was a picture perfect day.  The boys spent the first period travelling to both the waterfront and to CNOC (our wilderness skills program) to learn about safety policies and ranks that can be passed…

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And they’re off!

The logistics of it are incredible. Think about it, over the course of a mere three hours camp goes from a relatively empty 77 acres of land to a place filled with screams, laughter, and PURE ENERGY! But getting from empty to energy is no easy task. It was the result of over 30 airline…

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Star Spangled Sugar Rush

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…

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Run in the lake

It used to be that I would say that the most powerful moment of any summer was the Keylog ceremony during the final Council Fire of the summer. Who could possibly argue that the power of heartfelt and tear laden words, shared by a camper on his last night as a camper, are not the…

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Update Ode to Staff

If there is such a thing as a signature Nebagamon event, it was last night. We held our annual Chef’s Cap competition, an outdoor cooking competition. Basically, it is the culminating event for some of the skills that the boys have been working on all summer. Whether down at CNOC, out on the trail, or…

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Wimbledon

One of the things that I am most proud of as I get the opportunity to serve as one of the stewards of this wonderful 86 year old institution is the sense of tradition that exists here.  I love that we sit on the same chairs and eat at the same tables that have been…

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Opie returns….

As I mentioned during the first session in one of these updates, for the first week of any session at camp it is important that we work hard to establish a structure, a routine and a predictability to our lives here. Projects are at the same time, cabin cleanup is at the same time, meals…

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