Monthly Archives:May 2017

The Quest………

Last summer we were on a quest – a quest to find out why campers love Camp Woodland so much!  To the outside world,  the term “camp” is lumped into one “kettle”, but in reality each camp has something that makes campers feel special.  The fantastic Natalie, Sailing Director extrodianare, lead the quest which turned into “Campers of Camp Woodland“.   First year campers, veteran campers, international campers, and almost every type of camper at Camp Woodland were asked a series of questions.  The answers were inspiring, enriching, and it reminds us why camp is an important part of childhood. Below is just one of many illustrations of our Campers of Camp Woodland series.  You can find more on our instagram page (Woodland4girls)!  We hope you follow us this summer, as we are “Creating Our Own Scene in 2017!”.


Happy Mother’s Day from Sunrise!

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Best Moments from Sunrise

What is one moment at camp you will never forget?

Emily: Making sand castles at the waterfront!

Lauren: Sailing for the first time.

Libby: When I made Sophia, Jenny, and Ceci cry.  I started hugging them and they broke into tears.

Ximena: Being hyper and running laps around the cabin with Amelia. It was super fun laughing and running all around the cabin!

Amelia: Having loads of energy and running laps around the cabin until we grew tired.  Those were the good times!

Becky: My first day at camp!  I remember Sofia (my counselor) shouting my name and 5 minutes later telling me to go to the cabin, but in that moment, I forgot who she was!  I also won’t forget Claire telling me to put my pajamas on, and I didn’t understand what she was saying.  It was SO cool!

What is something adventurous you did this past summer?

Emily: I tried new things.

Lauren: When I went with Farm Zoo to Lost Lake at Towering Pines.

Libby: I soloed a canoe for the first time.

Ximena: Passing my level in water-skiing – I didn’t think I could do it!

Amelia: This summer I tried 2 new activities (tennis and riflery).  Both of them are now my favorite activities!

Becky: Getting to canoe across the lake was something new for me.  Rachel, Elena, and I were singing during the entire trip.  Sleeping outside in the woods was amazing!  And, I ate s’mores for the first time (they were delicious)!

What is something for which you are most proud?

Emily: I am proud of passing a level in archery when it was my first time shooting.

Lauren: I passed out of Level 4 in swimming lessons.

Libby: Passing levels in activities and trying new things.

Ximena: Making new friends, passing out of swimming lessons, and passing levels in other activities.  I also make others have a great summer!

Amelia: Learning to take 2 minute showers – it really comes in handy!

Becky: I did a lot of new things this summer!  I shot a gun for the first time, I learned how to ride, I knee-boarded for the first time, I improved a lot in gymnastics, and I made a lot of new friends!

What is something you learned about yourself?

Emily W: I am a good shooter and swimmer.

Lauren: I am braver than I thought!

Libby: I usually don’t give up when trying new things.

Ximena: That I can do everything I put my mind to and achieve it no matter what.  I think that is AMAZING!

Amelia: I learned that I don’t have to be perfect.  All that matters is that I try and believe in myself.

Becky: I realized that my way to run is so weird, but it makes me run faster!