Bugle Call – Week 6 – 2013

This week we rejoiced in much cooler temperatures at Kohahna! We enjoyed several breezy, blue-skied days full of sun.

Our campers enjoyed a variety of activities on Monday, including a canoe paddle down the Crystal River, sketching and card games, activity work in riflery, silversmithing and riding for some campers working at expert levels, and a Royal Baby Shower! Monday night we enjoyed the services of a local instructor who did a session of Zumba with us! Campers had fun moving and grooving to fun beats in the Great House.

On Tuesday there were some extra-large waves and wind that kept us from being in the water, but we still had a variety of activities going on, including running on Port Oneida Road, exploring historic parts of Leelanau County, glazing ceramics projects, painting, and making gifts for our secret Pine Cone Pals. Tuesday evening we enjoyed a great game of soccer between the Pines and Sands, and ended the evening with an inspiring gratitude session.

Wednesday we enjoyed our final off-camp cabin day. Cabins floated and tubed on the Crystal River, did scavenger hunts in Glen Arbor, explored Fishtown in nearby Leland, went fishing, hiked at Empire Bluffs, and enjoyed the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. We had a beautiful Wednesday evening church service and enjoyed a Kohahna hymn sing.

On Thursday (the 25th) we enjoyed a Kohahna favorite, Christmas in July. Campers enjoyed hearing T’was the Night Before Christmas, playing musical chairs to Christmas songs, decorating Christmas cookies, writing notes to Santa, and taking cabin Christmas photos. Thursday also saw the return of some campers who spent several days hiking at the beautiful Manistee River.

Friday brought back several campers who spent the week on a climbing trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. On Friday, rainy weather kept us indoors as enjoyed another camp favorite, The Newlywed Game.  

After a very wet Saturday morning inspection, the rain let up enough for the Sand team to hike at Empire Bluffs, while the Pine team practiced for their gift to the Sands and Skys, the Pine Show.Saturday evening we enjoyed their hard work as we watched the Pines take us on a trip Around the World. It was a wonderful show that had everyone laughing and cheering along. It’s hard to believe that just one final week awaits us at camp. Kohahna campers are ready to take their achievements to new heights to finish the summer!