Camp Woodland Blog

Dare To Explore in 1-4!

We are so happy that Lindsay K. will be returning to camp this summer! This veteran has been coming to camp since she was 7 years old.  Lindsay just finished her freshman year of college in Colorado, and is excited to be taking on new challenges this summer!

Every year, we put a lot of thought into our summer theme.  We tend to think summer themes are a vehicle to get campers thinking their goals and what they want to get out of the most during their summer at camp. Enjoy Lindsay’s perspective on this  summer’s theme: Dare To Explore in 1-4!


Lindsay (Left) & Jenny (right). Jenny is back too!

 You can dare to explore by trying new things.  Camp offers a multitude of opportunities to dare.  Sure, it could be water skiing, riding, or sailing.  But don’t be fooled.  There are many skills which camp teaches that are even more meaningful. Dare to make a new friend or to try a new activity.  Camp offers a place to grow and learn new things about yourself that aren’t always possible at home or at school. Camp offers the opportunity to spend six weeks with girls from different countries, to learn about their cultures, and to create bonds.    

 Daring to try a new activity can turn out to be the best decision you can make at camp. I was always afraid to go sailing, but after I tried it, I realized how fun it is.  I went from being intimidated by sailing to considering it one of my favorite activities.  Dare to explore reminds us to always give something a chance; put yourself out there and try something new. 

 Camp is a place where you get to be you and always be accepted for it. It’s somewhere you can go for six weeks, play like a kid, and learn adult life lessons.  Oh yes, the North Woods is pretty darn awesome.  The location offers the opportunity to be in nature and see how beautiful the world can be.  Forget iPods, phones, Facebook, and tweets.  Think campfires, Sand Lake, and all the tall pine and birch trees.  Its easy to dare – the setting makes you feel so safe.

 No life vest, helmets or safety goggles required to get the most out of this summer’s theme. Dare to Explore in 1-4 is just a reminder to live the summer to the fullest, take advantage of opportunities, push yourself to try something new, and expand as a person.  IMG_7406

Welcome back Lindsay!!