Camp Woodland Blog

Week #3 – Camp is flying by!!

Posted by on July 10, 2012

It is hard to believe that it is already the 3rd week of camp.  The girls are feeling very comfortable at camp.  Maybe it is because all the girls know each other’s names and so much more.  The girls are ready to learn how to work together to accomplish big goals within their cabin!  
We just finished our first session of activities (each session is two weeks) and the girls got to take pride in their newly developed dance, drama, and gymnastics skills by putting on a show during evening activity.  You could tell the girls were a little hesitant about performing in front of the entire camp, but after the shows they were smiling from ear to ear.   You could see them physically glowing, because they were able to do their front handstand, improve their dance steps, and hit all of their lines in drama!   Did I mention that they had to do all of their shows in front of over 40 campers and parents, Amazing!!

This week we are focusing on problem solving!  We sent a group of highly experienced sailors on Explorer’s North yesterday.  Explorer’s North is a 4-day sailing expedition on Lake Superior.  They leave from Bayfield, WI and venture around the Apostle Islands, become junior park rangers, and gain the knowledge of sailing as team on a beautiful sailboat.   It is a trip of a lifetime!!!

Silverbirch and Tamarack are going on their canoe trip this week!  Canoe trips are invigorating for the girls because they get to explore the lake, learn how to setup a campsite, and even help cook their meals on an open campfire.  I love to see the girls return the next day because their cabin unity is stronger than ever. They have all these “inside” cabin jokes, and they are so proud themselves that they canoed, camped, and had a blast!!

Enjoy your week because our campers are definitely enjoying theirs!!