Cannon Report – Week 3 – 2021

Ka Boom, Boom, Boom!!!

Week Three in the books, and what an amazing week to finish off a session!  We packed in all sorts of special events for this final week with our 3-week campers and the Sammy 5000 was working in overdrive to keep up with all the numbers.  Let’s take a look…

Number of times the Cannon was fired to welcome the morning of the 4th of July: 10
Number of gallons of red, white, and blue face paint utilized while Camp celebrated the 4th of July: 3 (one gallon per color)
Number of Sugar Cookies the kitchen made to help Camp celebrate the 4th of July: 210
Number of gallons of red, white, and blue frosting utilized to decorate the Sugar Cookies the kitchen made to help Camp celebrate the 4th of July: 6 (2 per color)
Number of gallons of ambiguous red, white, and blue product on Junior Section clothing by the end of the celebrations of the 4th of July: 11

We are not sure how it aggerated to be greater than the sum of its parts, or what the rest of Camp did for face paint and frosting, but wow did those Juniors have fun on the 4th!

Number of Grievances the Junior Section registered against HQ: 11
Number of Grievances the Junior Section registered against HQ related to dessert portions and bedtimes: 6
Number of Grievances the Junior Section registered against HQ related to how often they are required to shower: 5 (one Grievance per shower night)
Number of Water guns stored in the Junior section cache of arms: 27
Number of Juniors that participated in the raid on HQ for Afternoon Activity: 14

Needless to say the Juniors were well armed and enthusiastic about overthrowing the benevolent dictatorship that is HQ.  After a delightful water fight a resolution was reached; the Juniors will now have earlier bedtimes, more showers,  and smaller dessert portions.  J

Number of Campers that attended the North Manitou Trip: 7
Number of Raincoats each camper was instructed to bring on the North Manitou Trip: 1
Number of Raincoats that went on the North Manitou Trip: 5
Number of hours of continuous rain on North Manitou Island while our boys were there: 18
Number of trash bags that were effectively converted into raincoats for this trip: 1.5

The operative word there is effectively, the boys had a great time and spirits were never dampened.  One trash bag held up beautifully, the other seemed more prone to catching every single pokey branch on the trail.  J

Number of current men living in HQ: 3
Number of current and former Head Counselors at Camp this summer: 5
Number of current and former Head Counselor cumulative years of Head Counseling: 9
Number of “Best Head Counselor Ever” Awards given at Funny Awards on Friday night: 1
Number of heartbroken former Head Counselors: 2
Number of elated current Head Counselors for beating the odds and becoming the first ever camper presented Funny Award recognized as “Best Head Counselor Ever” in just 3 short weeks of Head Counseling: 1

The rest doff their caps to Mr. Jake Sablan.

All in all, an amazing session.  We wrapped things up at Funny Awards on Friday evening sharing highlights and things we learned before heading to the cabins to document a healing.  Those healings are then stored in Eagles Nest to inspire the next session, and the next generation of young men coming to Camp Leelanau and learning, loving, and demonstrating Christian Science.

-From the Desk of HQ