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 Till we meet again….
August 10, 2021
I realize that much of my focus in these updates is, as it should be, on the kids’ experience here at camp. 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 the letters home. …Read More The Magicians…
August 8, 2021
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 day 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…Read More Rendezvous….
August 6, 2021
Camp could not have a better vibe to it these days. It is difficult to put my finger on the exact reason for this great energy, but there is no denying that it exists. It could be that, by now, cabin groups and friendships have gelled to such a degree that there is little else…Read More The Sweet Spot…
August 4, 2021
This summer I have been doing some recreational reading during my free time and have been reading the classics. I am currently enmeshed in Tom Sawyer. Just the other day I read that iconic scene in which Tom was tasked by Aunt Polly to whitewash their fence as a punishment for prior mischief. Tom skillfully…Read More One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
August 2, 2021
Without a doubt, anyone that has ever spent a summer at Nebagamon would tell you that there is nothing like a Sunday at camp. Sundays here have their own special feel to them. Whether it is the late wake up (Well, late wake up for anyone outside the Swamper Village. Swampers wake up early no…Read More Grow Up!
July 31, 2021
Last night, we celebrated the All-Camp Birthday. This is a chance to celebrate everyone’s birthday, even those of us who do not have birthdays during the summer. The genesis of the event at camp goes back to WWII when sugar rationing was in place and Muggs was forced to have just one birthday celebration rather…Read More Happy Birthday to ME!!
July 29, 2021
Historically, I have devoted at least one update per summer to our experience of eating in the Rec Hall. Built in 1931, the Rec Hall is a true Nebagamon museum. Not only has that building hosted tens of thousands of campers’ meals for 90+ years, but the décor and ambiance of the place are virtual…Read More Down in the Valley….
July 27, 2021
Every year, I make a point of carving out most of a day to drive up to pick up our oldest campers as they return from their two-week Big Trip adventure. Most years, my destination is Moose Lake in the Boundary Waters as the boys would have just paddled across the Canadian border and back…Read More Coming home….
July 25, 2021
Remember when tickets for that concert that you were so excited to attend went on sale? Remember dialing that phone number over and over again in the desperate hope that you would connect? Or clicking on that link repeatedly praying that you would get through? That is nothing compared to what my life was like…Read More PHASE TWO!!!