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The Nebagamon Way

By Noah Stein There was no wakeup bell this morning. Instead, campers arose to the excited cheers of four of our oldest campers, running from cabin to cabin, blowing whistles and shouting into bullhorns, “Wake up; it’s Paul Bunyan Day!” For our new readers, Paul Bunyan Day is our first session all-camp competition day. Camp…

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Seriously Silly

By Jason Hirschhorn “Today’s exciting Independence Day softball game between the Junior Counselors and the Senior Counselors is brought to you by seagulls!” “Seagulls?” “Yes, seagulls!” “Why seagulls?” “Well…look up…they’re flying overhead at the moment!” “Ah, yes, the traditional seagull flyover…let’s play ball!” And on and on it went between our two announcers for the…

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It Takes A Village

By Jacob Hoffman PhD When Noah asked me to write this update, my first thought was redundant.  “It feels really good around here”. Since we can’t write two updates in a row about the same thing, I thought we could dig in a little bit deeper.  Though the good feeling remains around camp, it also…

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Happy 4th of….um…Independence Day!!

Happy Fourth of July!  Ok…kinda the Fourth of July. Today at camp, we are celebrating Independence Day! (For some reason, the Village of Lake Nebagamon had to host the fireworks on July 5 instead of July 4, so we adapted!) There is nothing quite like the Fourth of July at Camp Nebagamon.  For my money,…

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Stay tuned….

Sorry all…too much 4th of July fun happening here…and well, we just have not quite finished the update yet! It will be out to you all tomorrow. Just know, that we have had a lovely first run at the 4th of July today, but since the village of Lake Nebagamon is having their fireworks show…

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(Cast) Iron Chefs…

Greetings from Camp! Last night was our second cabin cookout of the summer.  On Monday nights, cabin groups head into the woods to designated cookout sites to cook their dinners over an open fire. Now when we cook over an open fire here at Nebagamon, we are not talking about hot dogs on a stick,…

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Redefining cool…

Greetings from camp,  One of my absolute favorite aspects of this place is the diversity of interests that our kids hold, and the ability of our staff to be creative and cater to these. This amazing variance was on full display last night during our Special Interest (SI) evening activity. Special Interest is a program…

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A Big Special Day

By Louis Levin If you’re not looking too closely, it’s been just another normal few days at Camp Nebagamon this week. Although we’re still a little early on in the session, two of the big special days that our campers look forward to are starting to appear on the horizon. Next week we’ll celebrate the…

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“It feels great around here”

By Noah Stein In conversations with campers and counselors the past few days, a recurrent theme has emerged. When I’ve asked folks what they think about the summer so far, I’ve repeatedly heard the response: “It feels really great around here.” I couldn’t agree more! It just feels like camp is clicking. Take our Wannado…

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A dinner to remember…

Two nights ago, Dave Knoepfle arrived at camp.  Dave was a college friend of mine that I coaxed into coming to work at Nebagamon in 1987. (I know…you are all stunned that someone as young as me could have been in college in 1987. I don’t like to brag, but many of you may not…

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