Six Booms for six weeks of amazing Camp Leelanau programming! And the fun sure didn’t stop this week as we sent out our Senior Flag Trip, our Backwoodsman Flag Trip, and still filled Camp with amazing opportunities for skill development and growth. Let’s dive into the numbers to see what can be extrapolated by the simple use of math!
Number of structures required to complete on the Senior Flag Trip: 8
Number of structures required to complete on the Backwoodsman Flag Trip: 2
Number of “game off” hours available to work on Structures on the Senior Flag Trip: 24
Number of “game off” hours available to work on Structures on the Backwoodsman Flag Trip: 3
According to this math, the Backwoodsmen have half as much time to build their structures as the Seniors do. The Senior Flag Trip Judges have politely asked if someone reading this can please explain to the North and South Team Captains, that they did in fact have plenty of time and therefore should have finished their Judges Towers!
Number of Meals required to serve on the Senior Flag Trip: 9
Number of Meals required to serve on the Backwoodsman Flag Trip: 1
Number of meals served on time on the Senior Flag Trip: Most
Number of meals served on time on the Backwoodsman Flag Trip: None
Somewhere within the transition between being a Backwoodsman and becoming a Senior the concept of not starting to gather wood for the fire 25 minutes before the meal is due settles in nicely. This works out well for the Senior Flag Trip Judges and Participants. However, that learning curve is a bit punishing for those poor younger Backwoodsman that have toiled all day and just want their Mac and Cheese!
Aside from the two Flag Trips we also did a few things around Camp this week too!
Number of degrees the water at South Bar Lake was on Tuesday Evening: 73
Number of degrees the air felt at South Bar Lake on Tuesday Evening: 74
Number of minutes spent during an average evening activity actually doing the activity: 63
Number of minutes spent jumping off the dock and playing in South Bar Lake on Tuesday: 85
Number of Campers that begged us to stay at South Bar longer and were certain we had “just gotten there” when it was time to wrap it up and head home: All of them!
Number of Support Staff Folks, like cooks, cleaners, maintenance, office, Practitioners, etc that help make Camp operate and work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep this place running: 22
Number of Thank You cards Camp Leelanau were able to write to these folks: 4
Number of bracelets, rings, and other jewelry type things Camp Leelanau produced in the Silversmithing Shop as an expression of gratitude for these folks’ service at Camp: 27
Number of Sugar Cookies Camp Leelanau decorated and delivered as an expression of gratitude for these folks’ service at Camp: 66
Clearly doing things with our hands or with our stomachs in mind is far easier than putting pen to paper. There are probably a lot of parents that are having an “A-ha” moment regarding the home letters they receive right now. Those parents should have asked for a ring, bracelet, or cookie each week instead!
-From the desk of HQ