2018 Week 5: Monday

Today we all gathered for breakfast and our Day Campers came after we were all finished. We had some time for activities before our friends from Wesley Forest and Krislund arrived. Once they arrived, we started our C.L.A.W.S. electives. Crafts was free crafts, there was a backpacking stool sewing project, Lego’s, and our wild sport was Frizz-o-lay (basically dodgeball with frisbee’s). Campers had a blast at all of them! We had some delicious Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup for lunch. After lunch, we started our second section of electives which were all the same as before except the wild sport was Water Polo. Some of the Senior High campers joined us as well! There were so many campers which made it super cool! Wesley Forest and Krislund left after the electives were over but they will be back to join us again tomorrow! Most campers continued to swim and relax until dinner. After dinner groups played more games, some did crafts, and others went to the Pond. Before we knew it, it was time for snack and get ready for bed. Today flew by!

Tomorrow we welcome back our day campers and Wesley Forest and Krislund campers for more C.L.A.W.S. electives. Tomorrow night (if the rain holds off) we will go on an overnight and it’s going to be exciting! We can’t wait!

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2018 Week 5: Sunday

Our Senior High X-Teen Ten Day campers stayed over the weekend working on a service project at Blacksnake. New campers arrived today for our Mini Pioneer and Holiday Pioneer week. We also have C.L.A.W.S (Crafts, Legos, And Wild Sports) and the cool thing is that they are all ages! We have Pioneers, Juniors, Intermediates, and Senior High all on camp! How cool!? After dinner, we took our group photo’s and had campfire/worship at the pavilion because of the weather didn’t look too good. The rain did hold off, but we still had a great time. Sunday Sundae’s followed after and they were delicious! We had Vanilla and Buckeye (peanut butter and chocolate) ice cream with different toppings! Yum! Campers got ready for bed shortly after to prepare for an awesome, fun-filled day tomorrow.

Tomorrow our Pick-a-Day Campers can come for the day if they choose to. Joining us for C.L.A.W.S electives throughout the day will be our friends from Wesley Forest and Krislund! We’re excited to have them and share our camp with everyone!

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2018 Week 4: Friday

It’s been a fun and exciting week at camp this week as we had a new program “Tracks” and also welcomed our X-Teen Ten Day Campers.  Our week was filled with adventure, arts, and Olympics!  Read all about it in this week’s Camel Tracks, produced by our Camel News Patrol elective, here:  https://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Week-4-Camel-Tracks.pdf.

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2018 Week 4: Thursday

Today was our final day of tracks and we had a blast! Some favorite tracks of the day were singing songs, hiking, canoeing, and one that was definitely the staff’s favorite is campers washed their cars! How awesome! Campers did crafts, went to the pool and had a great day today. After dinner, everyone gathered to start our Music, Arts, and Drama all-camp/campfire and worship. Campers had to sing songs with certain words, draw bible stories in chalk and perform a grab bag skit at campfire and boy were they silly! After campfire and worship, it was off to snack and then get ready for bed.

Campers depart tomorrow after dinner. It’s sad to see them go be we know they had a blast and hope to see them again soon. Our Senior High X-Teen 10 Day campers who came to camp on Wednesday get to stay all the way to next Friday!

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2018 Week 4: Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday: Everyone came to breakfast prepared to take on some more tracks after they ate. Mountain Adventure did some more ropes course, water adventure went on a creek hike, and Music, Arts, and Drama did some super cool crafts with clay. After they finished them, it was time for lunch. We ate, and then headed to the pool before preparing to go on our overnights. The Juniors went to blacksnake and the Intermediates went up to Turkey Feeder. Campers had the opporitunity to make grilled cheese mountain pies for dinner. S’mores were the snack of the night and every camper loves a good S’more! Shortly after it was time for bed.

Wednesday: Campers woke up at their overnight sites and had to pack up all of their belongings to hike back to camp. Once back, they all got showered and headed up to the Evergreen Center for a delicious brunch. Pastor MarthaSue led campers in an all camp grow time right after. Electives followed afterwards where campers got to choose what they wanted to do for the three hours. Some of the activities were pool, crafts, nature hike, fire building, camel news, and disc golf. For dinner we had some delicious BBQ chicken and scalloped potatoes with vegetables. Our Mountain Adventure Olympics were held after dinner and campers had a blast! Snack followed after, and then campers showered before bed.

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2018 Week 4: Monday

Campers came to breakfast prepared for their individual tracks. Once finished with breakfast the Mountain Adventure group headed to the ropes course. Music, Arts, and Drama did some skits and sang songs. Water adventure got to go to the pond and fish. They caught 2 fish! How cool!? We all gathered afterward for lunch. When we finished lunch we all got to go back with our track groups and did some more fun activities! Mountain Adventure learned to build a fire and had the chance to make delicious s’more banana boats in a cone! Yum! The Music, Arts, and Drama learned more about skits and songs. Water Adventure got the chance to canoe out on the pond. After everyone finished their tracks, we all went swimming! Dinner followed after and then….. THE WATER OLYMPICS!!! Each person was put into a team for the Olympics at the pool. Today campers and staff competed against each other in the following categories: Carrying of the Torch Relay, Ball between the Legs Relay, Biggest Splash, Doggie Paddle Relay, Water Polo Shoot-Out, Synchronized Swimming, and Human Ring Toss. By the time we finished, it was time for snack and then get ready for bed. The campers HAVE to be tired.

Tomorrow we set out for our overnights and some more exciting tracks! Hopefully the rain holds off and we can have a wonderful time!

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2018 Week 4: Sunday

Today we welcomed our Junior and Intermediate Tracks to camp! Tracks is a new thing this summer where kids could choose between mountain adventure; music, arts, and drama; water adventure; or a cool collection of all three! After having some wonderful spaghetti, we went to the pond for a fishing/wet themed campfire/worship where some of the counselors were soaked! After campfire, campers got to come back to the Evergreen Center for Sunday Sundaes! Yum! Once finished, an all-camp game of Ga-Ga Ball began and everyone had a blast.

Tomorrow we look forward to seeing what kind of tracks everyone will be doing and what activities will take place as well! It’s looking to be a fun-filled day!

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