Monthly Archives:June 2008

Summer 2008 Approaches

Posted by on June 19, 2008

Greetings Woodland campers and counselors! Another summer in Eagle River is just on the horizon. The staff at pre-pre camp are working hard to rustle Woodland awake from its winter slumber and getting everything ready for your arrival in a few short weeks. So put your school books away, get your bags packed and throw your sunglasses on because it’s TIME TO CREATE IN 2008!

Camp Woodland would like to introduce two new members of our summer team. They just arrived a few days ago from their home in Bessemer, Michigan, and they are here to make our summer taste great. Can you guess what they’ll be doing at camp?? You got it…they’re our new cooks! Mary, our head cook, and her assistant Greg love the outdoors. They spend their free time in Michigan camping, hiking, swimming, and backpacking. Welcome to the Woodland Family Mary and Greg!

Signs of summer. Although the counselors have not yet arrived, you can feel (and see) summer brewing all around Camp Woodland. Swim apparel has been spotted outside of Tamarack, Brandy (the dog) has already rolled around in every dirt pile, and have no fear Woodland ladies, the lake Gnomes are BACK after a long winter hiatus.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the counselors this Saturday, and then only one short week until the Summer officially begins. So listen here Woodland ladies, whether you’re coming from the U.S., Mexico, France, or China, we hope you are all getting geared up for a summer filled with activities, fun, friends, and memories!

Check out the pics of pre-camp at the Camp Woodland Photo Gallery (

Get Ready . . . Get Set . . . Go!!!

Posted by on June 8, 2008

To the place where everybody knows your name. Just think of all the awesomely amazing, terrifically triumphant, fabulously fantastic, super-spectacular & stupendous things you can do at camp this summer . . . Whether this is your first summer at Woodland or your fifth, you can look forward to the friends and fun that make Woodland #1 for YOU!

GET READY . . . . !
Order your Woodland sportswear from the Cloz Company on line , by phone: 773-247-8879, or go to the store in Buffalo Grove, Illinois – Do It A.S.A.P. (as soon as possible!) Order now it can take up to 3 weeks for delivery!

Sew your Woodland patch on that awesome Woodland windbreaker and remember to leave room for the awards you’re sure to receive in the Time to Create Summer of 2008. Be proud of your achievements. Going to camp will be the start of something BIG!

GET SET . . . . !
Start planning your summer activities with your parents by filling out your activity card and sending it in today. You may change your mind by the time you get to camp, but send the card in now because we use it to place you in a cabin. Be sure to include any special requests. Then use the outfit list as a reminder of what to bring and – Pack Those Duffels!

The medical form will be sent to your parents. We will need this returned to us before you come to camp so get set with an appointment with your doctor!

GO . . . . !
Hop on the plane, camp bus or in the car and bid farewell to those who don’t get to go to Woodland this summer. Your parents will have the Resort List so that they can make plans to visit you. Remember . . . the final weekend of camp includes special demonstrations (Horse Show, Water Show and a special lunch for parents) and is a lot of fun. We will be sending invitations from camp also. Of course, they can visit any time after the first two weeks so that you can “show off” all the things you have been doing.

WELCOME TO THE CLUB! ! ! ! You are a lifetime member after your very first summer at camp. We think everyone at Woodland is extra special! We want to give a warm welcome to all first-year campers and think you will have a great summer ! We are always looking for new members, so if any of you have friends who want to come to Woodland let us know and we will see if we can squeeze them in this summer!

Congratulations to those who will receive their 5 year sterling silver pendant . . . Molly, Bobby & Courtney

Posted by on June 6, 2008