I arrived at Pyramid Point in mid April and it has been great to watch spring unfold. There were no buds on the trees, which accentuated the abundance and beauty of all the white birch trees. Today camp is lush green and eagerly awaits the arrival of our counselors next week and campers soon thereafter.
The 2009 Leelanau Summer Staff is another winner. We have many returning counselors most of whom are former campers and CT’s. We have a few new counselors, some from last summers CT Class, one from the kitchen and one that comes to us with previous counseling experience. We also have a few veterans returning who have found themselves in a situation where they can once again spend a summer a Pyramid Point. It’s a very diverse and talented staff and incorporates everything from talented musicians (including bagpipers) to scholars, actors and professional athletes. I get excited just thinking about having all these guys here ready to lead and be role models for your sons.
We have some exciting new things at camp for 2009. We have a 2008 Malibu Sunscape 21 LSV Water-ski Boat, which went in the water this week. We have a Playground Set by the tennis and basketball courts, which the younger kids are going to love and a new tetherball is going up in lower camp as we write this. And speaking of the basketball courts, we have new “Goalrilla” Backboards at both Leelanau and Kohahna. For the waterfront, we have a new Rave Northwoods Water Trampoline. By popular demand, we will be offering “Speed & Agility Training” during the last week of camp for those who are getting ready for their fall sports or would just like to get in better shape. I bet you parents wish you were coming to camp!!!
Thanks for signing up your kids for a summer at Camp Leelanau. It is the place where they will grow the most and have the most fun. We’re eagerly awaiting their arrival and know it’s “gonna be a great summer”.
Steve Creighton Assistant Director
Johnathon Patzwald HQ
Tom Bisbee HQ
Will Bisbee Canoeing
Dane Carlson RCA & Music
Ben Chernivsky Kayaking & Canoeing
Jamie Eichar Swimming
Phil Hufstader Speed & Agility Training
Charles Jackson Border Camp
David Libbe Archery
Nate Lillge Photography
Jake Mohan Windsurfing & Climbing
Fred Morrison Waterfront Director
Paul Olsen Trips
Eric Olsen CT’s
Philip Riley Nature
Jeff Roby Riflery
Weldon Rutledge CT’s
Drake Schaberg Silversmithing
Billy Shugart Waterskiing
Eli Sinkus Utility
Wiley Sinkus Landsports
Max Warner Sailing
Scott Wendelberger Tennis & Drums
Mitchell Wyly Waterskiing