Our 100 Year Milestone!
The countdown is on and preparations are underway to mark the 100-year anniversaries of Camps Leelanau and Kohahna. In the sleepaway summer camp world, a centennial celebration is a major milestone … an achievement we’ll cheer, celebrate, and reflect upon.
Our camps’ history is rich in tradition (inspiring Council Fires, intense team competitions, and awesome trips are a few traditions that come immediately to mind) as well as uplifted thought and healing which is an everyday occurrence as Christian Science is our foundation and is practiced and witnessed continually. The past century has been a testament to Camps Leelanau & Kohahna’s principled founding and adherence to divine Truth, Love and one Mind.
So please make a note, mark a calendar, or send a reminder to the cloud … somehow Save the Date for each camp’s 100-year reunion. The first jubilant celebration will be over the long 2021 Labor Day weekend honoring Camp Leelanau for Boys. With a progressive “join when you can” start, the “Weekend” begins on Tuesday and will just keep building, as Leelanau Alum gather, towards a grand celebration on Sunday evening. No doubt it’ll be fun, adventurous, and certainly revitalizing as the guys pay tribute to 100 awesome years of camping.
Two years later in 2023, during the same multi-day weekend (and more), Camp Kohahna for Girls and Camp Leelanau for Girls will likewise celebrate their vast heritage with many fun, familiar, and festive activities.
Although it may seem a tad far off, help us spread the word by contacting all of your alumni friends. Together, let’s make each reunion a historic success!
Alumni and Camper Parent Dinner
The last Saturday night of camp, while the girls’ camp is having their banquet and the boys’ camp is having their cookout, alumni and camper parents along with their families (kids that aren’t at camp) gather in the Leelanau Lodge for dinner and camaraderie. Alums of all decades join the fun at this dinner. There is plenty of time for retelling famous camp stories, and not so famous. Plus, it’s so good to hear some of the new stories from parents of present campers. It’s a great spot to see friends and meet the fantastic parents who understand the importance of camp enough to send their children to camp even though they never went themselves. We hope you will attend if you are in the area.
Alumni Events houses recent alumni activities and Historical Alumni Photos houses some wonderful pictures of Leelanau and Kohahna from years past. You’ll also find the Generations Album. Camp Leelanau/Kohahna families who have had generations attend camp are invited to send in their camp family tree to be added to the album. To add your family pages please be in contact with the office at [email protected]. The album is available to view when you are at camp.
If you have any pictures from your years at Leelanau or Kohahna and would like to add them to this historical site please scan them and send them to the office. Thanks for your help in recording the history of the Camps – a place where friendships are strong and alumni continue to use lessons learned while at camp.
What can you do?
Have an alumni gathering in your area. And, if you do, please be sure to take a picture and send it in with a story. Every experience with camp friends is a special one!
Help find “lost” alums. Be in contact with the office to see who we’re looking for and who we have found.
We want to hear from you!
If you are not receiving emails and/or mailings from the Camps and would like to, please contact us at [email protected].