Bugle Call – Week 7 – 2016

Camp Kohahna had an exceptional 7th week! Morning, noon, and night we were having a ball! This week’s Bugle Call will focus on a general overview of the week’s major activities! Speaking of which, we opened up the week with the game of Big Base on Monday evening, which is a version of kickball! All the girls had fun, and heartily enjoyed the game. On Tuesday, we played a new game for evening activity called the Chicken game. In the game we had four rubber chickens that served as “flags” that needed to be captured and taken back to the other side. This game was Sands verses Pines and the girls had such a good time creating a plan to accomplish the goal of getting all of the chickens back to their side. With orange cones and hulu hoops and chickens spread across the Great House lawn, it made for a fun evening of competition with the Pines taking home the victory.

Wednesday was our Final Off Camp Cabin Day, and we had fun adventuring all over Leelanau County. We had the cabin of Shorewood geocaching, and the cabin of Birchview checking out Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. The cabin of Windward hiked the Empire Bluffs Trail, and the cabins of Falling Star and Evergreen went tubing on Glen Lake.  Of course there were many cabins that had ice cream and beach fun as well!! The evening was complete with a lovely final Wednesday Evening Church. On Thursday evening we had our Dance and Drama show! All the girls who participated in the Dance or Drama program throughout the summer were able to finally perform their pieces. Many levels were passed, and we all enjoyed supporting the Kohahna women in the show! A select group of pieces were then reprised at the Encore Show on Saturday.

On Friday evening we had our Final Council Fire and Pine Bough Ceremony. Council Fire consisted of many of our usual components of activities and songs, as well as an enormous amount f Expert presentations- we had SO MUCH achievement at Kohahna! Our Pine Bough ceremony was, as usual, full of gratitude and love. For over an hour, each of the Kohahna campers and counselors had the opportunity to individually express gratitude. It was a beautiful evening full of sentiment, love, laughter, and sisterhood.

On the final Saturday of camp we always invite the families of campers to come to camp to participate in camp activities! We call this day Encore, as it is a recap of all of our summer fun! In the morning we enjoyed morning activities, and then we had a delicious lunch on the Great House lawn, followed by a performance from all of the campers in the Leelanau Lodge. Then Camp Leelanau had their Frisbut tournament and Camp Kohahna had their Bombardment game! The Finale of the summer for Kohahna was our Banquet on Saturday evening! We had a delicious dinner, gave out activity awards, and presented our top summer awards as well. We also had the banner reveal to see which team won the summer, and it was the Sand Team! It was a wonderfully joyous summer, and we are so grateful for all of the growth, the laughter, the love and the fun!

Lastly, for this final week of camp we focused on the K-quality of Persistence and the “Our Perfect Principle” segment of “Perfect Harmony”.  With “Perfect Harmony,” we learned that it is God’s law, and that it is the natural outcome of Perfect God, Perfect Man, Perfect Love, and Perfect Peace. We enjoyed the opportunity to dig deep into the synonym of Principle and the universality of God’s presence and love!

Again, it was an amazing summer, and we are looking forward to relishing in all the good fruits! “Our Perfect Principle” 2016!