Bugle Call – Week 7 – 2019

Camp is so awesome. We are so glad we had such a fun and full summer, and that we got to share it with so many lovely campers and counselors! Our final week of camp has been full of growth, exciting activities, and lots of level passing! We had our last week of Morning Activities, our final Cabin Day, and the last few morning dips of the summer.

Our lovely Counselors in Training kicked off our week with an eagerly awaited “CT Day”, complete with CT-led afternoon activities like Extreme Sports, Fire Sculptures, or Friendship Bracelet Making, and an energetic Jazzercise/Zumba class after dinner. We celebrated Halloween on Tuesday with a haunted barn, face painting, and storytelling. Wednesday we had our last Cabin Day and evening church service with a spirited hymn sing. The campers enjoyed watching our combined Drama, Dance, and Music show on Thursday afternoon where campers from those Morning Activities showcased their monologues, group dance pieces, musical talents and beautiful singing voices. Later that afternoon, the Bible-themed Sky Show was a hit with the girls, and they enjoyed an “Awesome God” kickline. Thursday was also our final official Evening Activity—a camp favorite, Dune Football. The Skies scraped by with a win, 100-0.

We closed out the week with our Final Council Fire on Friday. Expert Level recognition and a summer theme wrap-up was before our Pine Bough Ceremony where the gratitude flowed. We heard gratitude for the things we have learned, the friends we have made, and the good constantly expressed here at camp.

Final Banquet followed on Saturday as we continued to close out our summer. After the dinner portion of our evening, we heard from five campers about their thoughts on integrity: what it is, it’s application and importance, and how it relates to our identity. We celebrated all of the Expert levels passed, the Perfect Dippers, the Honor Cabins for the whole summer, and Longevity (first year plaques, 5-year pins, and a 10-year blanket).

We are so grateful to have had such a fun, harmonious summer! It would not have been the same without all of our campers, so thank you for sending them to Kohahna this summer. We are excited to see how the growth that has occurred, the lessons we have learned, and the joy we have expressed will continue to bless the girls who came to camp this year.

We can’t wait to see you all next year!

Love, North Star