Fruitage 2013

It is so great to come back every year, with the counselors, friends, and activities. I love to sail and silversmith; two opportunities I can’t have anywhere else.

Kohahna Camper

This has been a summer of real blessings and healing. Never could we have imagined how beautifully the days at camp would unfold- complete with counselors that perfectly and truly met our children’s individual needs and undergirded their spiritual growth.

Kohahna and Leelanau Parent

One aspect I love about camp is meeting girls from different states. It is very cool to know that I have friends who live up to 1,000 miles away to 10 miles away; but we are all united through Christian Science and Camp Kohahna.

Kohahna Camper

While working on a project during the first week of camp, I realized how important it is to forget about yourself. When we finished I was able to look back at it, and see an awesome structure that we had built for camp selflessly.

Leelanau CT

Each summer, we see our children grow and bring home all their new insights to help guide them through the school year. What a treasure this camp is!

Kohahna and Leelanau Parent

Our daughter absolutely blossomed, as we knew she would. She tried many new activities and made several new friends, whom she hopes to see again and again in years to come. For us, camp is the most special place in the world; one where our characters are formed and our spirituality is enhanced every day.

Kohahna Parent

My counselor and friends inspired me to work to be a leader all the time and to earn the green hat. I was able to overcome injury and fatigue and become a better healer.

Leelanau Camper

I have grown so much more spiritually this summer than ever before. My counselors were so good at making our Bible lesson time meaningful and I loved being able to talk through my questions and have these conversations with my cabin mates.

Kohahna Camper

As much as we love our sons, we cannot provide for them what they get from the Leelanau experience. The counselors have been so loving, patient and positive, and they have set a high standard in how they love and lead their campers.

Parents of Leelanau Campers

I made a lot of friends this year at camp that will last me forever.

Kohahna Camper

I love the great brotherhood at camp and the spiritual surrounding.

Leelanau Camper

We are incredibly happy with our daughter’s summer at camp Kohahna. We welcomed home the happiest, most confident, most gracious an d grateful version of our daughter we have ever seen.

Kohahna Parent

Camp has offered a safe and fairly independent atmosphere for our children to take healthy risks, try new activities that they would never get the chance to do at home, and apply the teachings of Christian Science in their daily lives. Our children have claimed Christian Science as their own through their camp experiences, and more importantly camp has helped prepare them for their school year and the many truths they can apply in situations outside of camp. They return to us better thinkers, and better people.

Leelanau and Kohahna Parent

 had many healings at camp this summer. I learned that gratitude turns any bad mood around. God has given me so much good in my life, and it’s my duty to recognize it and give thanks. Since I am always reflecting God, there is no need to pretend to be someone else, because I am beautiful just the way I am, and the people who are meant to be in your life will love you for who you are.

Kohahna Camper

 I made friends with all sorts of people from all over the country and all ages…I can’t wait to see all of them at camp next summer.

Leelanau Camper

I am grateful for camp because it makes me appreciate friends and family back at home, while giving me a new family right here. My counselors and cabin mates are always so supportive and loving and encouraging. Camp makes me a more selfless, gracious, and loving person.

Kohahna Camper

We appreciate the different themes the camp focuses on throughout the summer. Last year, there were many times the when we found it helpful as a whole family to remember the camp’s theme of “Secure in Soul.” This year’s theme of “There is Enough” is sure to bring inspiration throughout this coming year.

Kohahna Parent

Through quiet time and church I have become stronger in defending myself mentally everyday.

Leelanau Camper

This summer’s theme, “There is Enough,” helped me learn that I don’t need  material substances to make me feel special.

Kohahna Camper

Being in the oldest cabin I had the great pleasure of leading the younger kids to have the best time possible. This not only helped me become a leader, I also had a fun time doing it. My summer became even  more complete when I experienced my first really instantaneous healing while on the Flag Trip.

Leelanau Camper

I had tons of fun and cannot wait until next year. I really enjoyed sailing on Lake Michigan because I can’t sail back at home and it is one of my favorite activities.

Leelanau Camper

I love attending camp. I have gotten to enjoy getting to know my cabin mates better than I did before. They have helped me see the true beauty in everything I experience.

Kohahna Camper

The first time I rode down Port Oneida Road last summer I knew this was where I wanted to spend my summer.

Leelanau Camper 

I learned so much about leadership, teamwork, and Christian Science. Every lesson is applicable to my life outside of camp and I am sure they will continue to bless me for a long time.

Kohahna Camper

All the activities are awesome just like all the counselors who teach them. I am always trying new things and being pushed to be the best I can be.

Kohahna Camper 

Camp is an opportunity for me to get away from electronics, step out of my comfort zone, and have lots of fun doing it.

Leelanau Camper

Through the years our daughter has formed such strong bonds with her fellow campers that she was certain this was to be the best yet, and it was…It is clear to us as her parent that she takes the Kohahna motto to heart: “Thy high ideals, they lead us on”.

Parents of a Kohahna Counselor in Training

Everyone is so kind and outgoing, especially to the first-timers. It was so cool to meet campers from all over the country. I couldn’t feel more grateful for the deep feeling of love and a sense of family gained from everyone at camp.

New Leelanau Camper 

I was able to sail on Lake Michigan and go on a sunset sail that I really enjoyed.  Camp lets us try things we have never done before like horseback riding, sailing, silversmithing, and archery. I am so grateful for the opportunity.

Kohahna Camper 

As parents, it was very gratifying to know that a high stand and model of manhood was being demonstrated and lived as an example to all the young campers. The seven-week experience allowed out boys to explore new activities, immerse themselves in continuity, and be exposed to fellow-campers who they did not previously know from school.

Parents of Leelanau Campers 

I had an amazing healing this summer. I fell on my foot and couldn’t get up so my friends carried me to a picnic bench. A counselor came over and started praying with me and told me how I can never leave God’s loving arms. She told me how much I should be grateful for and I realized I was healed and was able to go and play.

Kohahna Camper

In silversmithing, I made a ring that I have been wearing ever since! It is really neat and I get lots of compliments on it. I absolutely love wearing the cross and crow pendant I made on a chain. Silversmithing was a really great experience.

Leelanau Camper

I think one of the things my husband and I appreciate most about Camp Kohahna is the renewed spirituality our daughter comes home expressing. I can think of no better way for her to spend her summer because of the strong spiritual foundation she comes home with, along with newly discovered leadership skills and a sense of self-confidence that is certainly something that benefits her during her school year.

Parents of a Kohahna Camper 

Our son has grown tremendously in leadership and character qualities and we can’t say enough about the outstanding program which the camps offer in training new counselors. We think this sets Leelanau-Kohahna apart…and with the amazing location on Lake Michigan, there isn’t a better place to spend a summer!

Parents of a Leelanau CT 

I don’t think I have ever made 8 better friends than I did this year

That same Leelanau CT

We took a ferry to the (North Manitou) island and had fun hiking, swimming, and looking at historical landmarks.

Kohahna Camper

I had some awesome cabin mates and I had a blast.

Leelanau Camper 

My favorite morning activity was waterskiing. I only got up for like 5 seconds but it was so fun trying.

Kohahna Camper 

As soon as we arrived on the grounds of the Camps we could feel the gracious love just pouring forth from everyone employed there. My daughter came home with the ambitious plans to raise the funds necessary to attend the entire 7 weeks, rather than just the first three. When I tried to explain how that might not work out as she planned she explained, “Mom, I belong there, it’s where I need to be.”

…I have been thinking deeply about how I can provide the same nurturing environment that Camp does. It is for me something that demands a great deal of effort. Kohahna set such a wonderful example for me in knowing that it is possible to support my children in their efforts to be who they truly are and truly cherish them regardless of where they see to be in the current stage ALL the time.

Mom of a Kohahna Camper 

At camp this year I learned to walk with Love when you are hurt. And I learned to be that good guy when you’re out and when you are at home.

Leelanau Camper 

During horseback riding I was able to go on a breakfast trail ride and during waterskiing I got to go on a morning ski, they both were very fun. I also had fun on the Peter Pan themed overnight and an art explosion overnight. Camp is full of fun.

Kohahna Camper 

The other night as my son was getting ready for bed, he told me how he had such a hard time marking his lesson books while at camp, and how next year he’d like to be able to do it all by himself without having to ask a cabinmate or counselor. So our plan this year is to really know the books of the Bible and how to mark is lesson books. How awesome is that! Now I’ll be marking my books on a more regular basis (as opposed to just reading the online version). Another goal he has set for himself before returning to camp next year is learning how to read and write better. He said spending time with his counselor in reading made it not seem so scary and he looking forward to meeting his goal.

Mom of a Leelanau Camper 

I was worrying that I would not be able to get up (on a wakeboard at waterskiing) or I would be able to get up but then fall and hurt myself. Right after I said ‘hit-it’ which is the cue for them to start the boat, I yelled “God is Love” and stood right up without falling. I was able to get up every time after that.

Kohahna Camper

I had a chance to participate in a large assortment of activities that had a once in a lifetime effect on me. Many of the nighttime hikes and trip experiences from my CT summer will stay with me for the rest of my life. I learned so much about leadership and work ethic…

Leelanau CT

I learned so much more about Christian Science including how to work through situations with non-Christian Scientists at school.

Kohahna Camper 

Camp was fun because I got to shoot stuff at archery.

Leelanau first year camper

(Our son was at camp) for 6 weeks in the midst of what many would say is the key high season for tennis. He returned so centered and with greater confidence. With poise and focus, he earned his way onto the Varsity 1 tennis squad at the #1 tennis school in our state. We all recognize that there are not sacrifices or limitations included in a complete, right idea – of our families move or our son’s participation in camp.

Leelanau Mom 

This year I was selected to go on a trip to Canada, which ended up being the best trip I have ever gone on. I loved being out in nature and see the beauty of the land. I had a great group of fellow hikers … I felt that on that trip, we were all leaders.

Leelanau Campers 

As usual my physical condition improved from all the games we played, more importantly my understanding of Christian Science greatly as well. Having counselors that have such amazing insights on Christian Science has helped me a lot. I gained a better comprehension of cabin camaraderie, to love everyone in my cabin equally.

Leelanau Camper 

I’d like to share a healing I had this summer. One night, we played dune football as out evening activity. The goal of dune football is to score by … grabbing the football and running it across onto your team’s side. We play it on the back side of the dunes. I was going for the ball on the tope side of one of the ridges of sand. I was running down the ridge when I tripped and fell in an odd way that hurt my back. There was the belief of restricted movement for the rest of the game and going into the next morning. I had enough of the supposed pain and hobbled up to Eagle’s Nest for a talk with the practitioners. She gave me some great ideas to work with, like the kingdom of heaven, there is no pain nor restriction in any shape for form. I also thought about what the spiritual idea of the back is: strength, protection, order. Then I read the chapter, “Animal Magnetism Unmasked” in Science and Health, which really helped. I left Eagle’s Nest with no pain.

Leelanau Camper

Camp is where I learn to be the best version of myself and how to maintain that self…

Kohahna Camper

I really love how I can just be myself at camp because everyone is so loving and not judgmental. I can also learn so much about Christian Science and get a better, closer relationship with God. One demonstration of this learning is when I was sawing a piece of wood and the saw slipped. It cut my finger and I was fearful because of the material evidence, but then I realized that was wrong and shut out the fear. I replaced it with good thoughts of how I was perfect and couldn’t be harmed in any way. I calming asked a CT to help me wash off the blood and get a band aid. I washed off my finger and as I did so I washed away all fear and belief of pain. For the rest of the day I ignored it. By the time I remembered I had cut my finger there was no pain. I had, had my healing.

Leelanau Camper