Bugle Call – Week 6 – 2008

This was a week full of trips for Kohahna. In all, there were eight trips that went out over the course of the week. The first-ever Kohahna climbing trip ventured up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for rock climbing and repelling for three days, and they returned with thrilling stories about repelling down a 100-foot rock face. An off-shore sailing trip also went out from Northport, and the girls worked as a team to achieve second place during a race on their trip home! Additionally there were a number of one-night trips on camp property and at surrounding campgrounds.

Back at camp, girls spent their afternoons furthering their waterskiing skills on Glen Lake, practicing their canoeing lessons on the Platte River, showing appreciation for camp’s beautiful property by picking up litter along the beach, glazing their ceramic projects, sailing on Lake Michigan, building camp fires, tie-dyeing T-shirts, hiking to Pyramid Point, and picking cherries at a local cherry farm. On Friday afternoon, the summer’s dance classes presented their finished works in the Dance Show. One highlight of the show was a heartwarming and thought-provoking duet choreographed and performed by two advanced dancers.

For Cabin Day, several cabins took the opportunity to make cabin shirts for a keepsake from their summer together. Since then, it’s been fun to look around the circle at flag raising, when the entire camp lines up by cabin, and see cabins with matching shirts. Also on Cabin Day, the two 8th-grade cabins went up into the Ropes Course, Juniper enjoyed creative body painting on the beach, and Breezeway helped prepare camp’s dinner and dessert.

Evening activities kept the girls active this week! Monday’s game of Kick the Can had girls running around the Pine Forest. Tuesday night the camp played Ultimate Frisbee. Wednesday’s testimony meeting took place outside to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather. Following church that evening, the counselors surprised the campers with the Sky Show. Thursday’s luau on the beach included hula dancing, “surfing” on windsurfing boards, games of volleyball, and delicious s’mores. On Friday evening, the Waukeena campers played Gaga and other lawn games while the Wildwood campers attended a Christian Science lecture by Lois Carlson. Saturday evening was the annual Pine Show, which got every Pine team member on stage for skits, dances, and kicklines.

The active pace of sixth week has reflected the enthusiastic morale among all the campers here. There is a joyful spirit carrying camp into the final week, and we’re excited to enjoy every moment along the way!