Bugle Call – Week 6 – 2019

We’ve enjoyed yet another great week at Camp Kohahna! We began with Kohahna’s first ever Flag Football Game. The girls put on their Sand and Pine gear, tied flags around their waists, and played a good spirited game of football. The Waukeenas and Wildwoods first played separately, but later joined for an epic game. On Tuesday, the girls were given the opportunity to showcase their abilities in a Talent Show- where we got to enjoy ‘punny’ skits, lip syncs, piano performances and song singing. On July 25th, Christmas cheer spread across Kohahna. We sang carols before meals and celebrated in the evening with various activities. During Christmas activity rotations, they got their faces painted (many of the girls transformed into adorable reindeer), went through a reindeer training obstacle course, learned how to “ice skate,” had a snowball fight with balls, and decorated cookies! On Friday, the girls entered in The Kohahna Hunger Games, competing against each other to be the last woman standing with bandanas.

Throughout the week the Sand and Pine Teams planned, rehearsed, and performed two separate shows. Both shows included numerous comedic skits and impressive kicklines. The Sands crafted a show about Finding Nemo and how he achieved at camp. We saw lots of fun skits, a great kickline, and some very humorous emcees. The Pines took camp on a Phineas and Ferb themed adventure. We saw three kicklines/dances in that performance! All the campers put a lot of time and effort into rehearsing their lines, creating the signs and props, and practicing their kicklines. The effort both teams put in was clearly evident in their awesome performances!

In addition to all the good on camp, we soaked up the water on trips this week! A small, spirited group of campers did well canoeing on the quick moving Betsy River. They greatly improved their canoeing skills, made pizza bagels, and made up songs. One of their nights was spent at Grass Lake State Campground. A different group of paddle sport lovers enjoyed kayaking on Lake Michigan, paddling south towards Glen Arbor from Camp for an afternoon. They returned to Camp, packed up their canoes, and headed to Camp’s back property to cook some more pizza bagels, sleep, and eat some M&M pancakes. The youngest girls got to enjoy an overnight on the Back Property, lead by one of our wonderful CT’s. They were given a helpful introduction to camping, learning skills such as setting up a tent and building a fire. It was such a fun week out on the water and in the wilderness.

Pine Cone Pals (PCP) were an exciting part of everyone’s week. Last Sunday, campers and counselors pulled a name out of a hat to find out who their PCP is. This week, they surprised their PCP’s with crafts, quotes, handmade bracelets, art, and more. These will be revealed at Council Fire!

We are looking forward to an incredible final week of the summer. It will be full of many exciting events. Campers have been preparing for the Dance, Drama, and Art Shows throughout the summer and we will finally be able to see all of their hard work!