All humility aside, the way that our final few days of camp are scheduled is really perfect. It all began Monday night when we were visited by the royal leader of the Yo-Yo Islands (a great vacation spot by the way…though it’s geography is a bit murky. It was described to us last night as…Read More Till we meet again…
August 8, 2022
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 10th 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 selfish. …Read More A welcoming plunge….
August 6, 2022
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 Revealing the magicians’ secrets….
August 4, 2022
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 2, 2022
Greetings from Camp! To be sure, this is high tripping season around here. One need only set foot into Rec Valley to notice that the din of the place has lessened a bit these days. As I write this, there are nearly 100 people out on various wilderness excursions. There are boys hiking along the…Read More Into the woods…
July 31, 2022
One of the most important aspects of any summer at camp is the great opportunities that camp offers all of us to take what we refer to as “safe risks.” For many boys, merely making the decision to come to camp in the first place is a risk. For others, giving waterskiing a try for…Read More SHOWTIME!
July 29, 2022
Hope you enjoy today’s update by guest writer and Camp Director, Stephanie Hanson. If you have ever read books on parenting or perused the academics of child development, you know there are lots of buzzwords that get thrown around. As a director of a summer camp, I get the privilege of seeing the academics come…Read More Stephanie’s Update Today!
July 27, 2022
For the past two months I have been doing that Keto diet here at camp. While it has meant that I have had to go without Brownie Glop, Smore Pie, Reuben sandwiches, and chicken tenders, I will say that I think it has been quite effective as I am betting that I am down 10-15…Read More The Nebagamon Beach Diet
July 25, 2022
Normally in my Sunday updates I will spend a good deal of time talking about the messages delivered at the Sunday Service and the Council Fire. And while today’s messages of “leaving your campsite better than you found it” and “the power of perseverance” are indeed important, I thought I would tell you a bit…Read More Spontaneity’s time and place…
July 23, 2022
Greetings from Camp! We have had a terrific couple of days here. When our mass testing protocol on Wednesday turned up no positive Covid cases, it allowed us to move to basically a pre-covid-world camp. To be sure, we know that we are likely not completely done with the frustrating virus and have kept intelligent…Read More Big Brother is everywhere…