The truth is that the brilliant people who established the schedule for the last week of camp knew just how to do it. During these last few days, we are taken on journeys of hilarity, reflection, camaraderie, melancholy, and jubilance. The camp experience in a nutshell. It all began last night, we were visited by…Read More We did it right….
August 7, 2016
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 Welcome Party
August 5, 2016
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 Magicians….
August 3, 2016
Greetings from Camp! 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 utilizing some of the skills that the boys have been working on all summer. Whether at CNOC, out on trail,…Read More Hot eats…cool treats
August 1, 2016
Yesterday, I found myself sneaking into Axeman 3 for probably the fifth day in a row to check out my son’s area and his bed. I look at his bed, his things and how they are organized (or not organized!) on his shelves, just to get a sense of him. I have been really good…Read More Where he sleeps…
July 30, 2016
While the predictability of routine in our everyday life at camp is very important and stabilizing for the boys and helps them to become comfortable here, for many boys it is the big event days, in which we put the routine on hold and all engage in a giant blowout day, that really burn new…Read More Wild rice…wild rice…and more wild rice!!!!
July 28, 2016
Greetings from camp! Camp is a different kind of a place today. As of about fifteen minutes ago, when a Swamper cabin trip departed, there are 80 kids out in the wilderness. “On trail” as we like to say. Wilderness experiences range from short cabin trips that are intended to give our youngest campers their…Read More Into The Woods…
July 26, 2016
For many campers and staff here at Nebagamon, among the most indelible scenes of every summer is that scene that takes place on the Lower Diamond on the last morning of each session as the Camp Family endures the painful experience of saying goodbye to each other after a month or two of being together. …Read More Early Exit
July 24, 2016
Normally in a Sunday update I will spend a good deal of time talking about the messages delivered in the Sunday Service and at the Council Fire. And while today’s messages of being a camp person and keeping an open mind are indeed important, I thought I would tell you a bit about another facet…Read More Quality time
July 22, 2016
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. (Ok, admit it, as much as you pretend to be living your own life there, one of the first things you do in…Read More Hit the beach!!!!