Cannon Report – Week 4 – 2017

Week 4 for some, Week 1 for others; Week for won-derful activity for everybody at Camp!!

It is hard believe the first week of the session zoomed by so quickly.  Opening day began bright and fair, even a little bit of rain during cookout could not dampen the joy of Leelanau while welcoming new campers and old friends to gather in the Lodge for Council Fire.

We were out of the gates on Monday with morning activities, a Bar Exam for the 4 weekers, and Senior Bombardment all on the first day of the session.

Bright and early on Tuesday morning 6 of our oldest and boldest left camp before the cannon and drove to Canada to hike on the Coastal Trail of Lake Superior Provincial Park for 5 days.  Their return Saturday at dinner brought a standing ovation from the whole dining room to celebrate their successes and adventures in the North Land.

The rest of Camp hunkered down and dug into their activities, skill building, and memory making here on Pyramid Point.  Weldon led a brave crew with strong backs to rescue the raft from the waves that took it away from our beach.  On Wednesday morning the heavens opened up and drenched us out of Morning Activities which created an opportunity for an All Camp tackle game of Risk (like the board game but running through the woods.)

Wednesday also found us at Hymn sing with Kohahna celebrating the New Supplement Hymnal and slogging through new hymns that few of us knew.  Here at Camp Leelanau we build character in more ways than one.  J

Thursday afternoon a brave group of Backwoodsmen headed down the Pine River for an overnight trip lead by CT Landon Schabes as their Instructor.  They returned with large smiles on Friday after lunch and all reported that Landon had done an outstanding job!

On Friday morning the campers that weren’t on a trip signed up to either run in or cheer for our 4th Annual 5K Run and Fun Run!  Both Camps gathered to cheer and run for this fun event.  With CT Isaac Moothart taking the first place medal for the Campers and second place over all!

Saturday morning saw a small group of brave and talented waterskiers sneak out of bed early and go barefooting on Glen Lake, all of will be walking on water soon enough with all of the good Life that was expressed this week.

The good just keeps on and on!

From the Desk of HQ