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Posts made in October, 2014

Things to Take Away From the Fishing Hole (Besides Fish)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

Fishing is one of life’s great pastimes and more importantly it teaches us many life lessons, most of the time unbeknownst to the participant. When truly understood, it becomes more than just a hobby or a means to catch dinner. Firstly, fishing teaches us that we need to be patient. Every aspect of life requires some degree of patience, so learning that not every cast delivers a fish at the end of the hook gives us perspective. The things we want don’t always come right away. Sometimes all we need to do is wait until the opportunity presents itself. Fishing also teaches us that if we are going to do something, we need to see it all the way through. A fisher that is unwilling to take a fish off of the hook, will never understand the full beauty of fishing, nor will they be able to continue fishing. Similarly, if we are only willing to take part in a task halfheartedly and without completion, we are destined to never achieve our goals. Thirdly, fishing teaches us to always choose our attitude. Many things in our life are out of our control, however we are always in control of our attitude, and how we react to the hands we are dealt. Even a day without a single bite on the line, is still a day spent on the water. There is always a silver lining, and positive thinking allows for a more fulfilled life. Finally, fishing ensures that we become detail oriented. Every aspect of fishing requires a meticulous amount of detail from the knots that are tied to how the bait or lure is placed on the hook. Carrying this attention to detail into our day to day lives allows us to take pride in what we do, because we know that everything is as it should be. So, the next time you see someone fishing at the Ocky Fishing Hole remember, they aren’t just trying to catch a bass. They are learning important life...

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A little Social Media change…

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

Hello everyone!! Facebook has been doing a little “house cleaning” and is cracking down on businesses that are still using personal Facebook pages for businesses. Since Camp was a very early adopter of using Facebook… and social media in general… one of our two Facebook pages is still currently a personal page… the other is a proper business page. Our original personal page was created well before Facebook invented the Business Pages and although we did create one of those too, we didn’t want to lose what we had already started originally years before. It is inevitable that we will be shutting down the non-business page… that is (first name) Camp (last name) Ockanickon… and streamlining everything through our business page… https://www.facebook.com/YMCACamps We have many, many, friends and followers on both pages and many of you cross over and are present on both… but we don’t want to lose anyone in the transition!! Our “personal” Facebook page is currently inaccessible by us so we can not post this news there. If we at Camp could ask you… our friends, family and alumni… to help us spread the word to everyone about this by sharing this blog post or tweet we would be grateful. You have the power to get everyone over to the official Camp Ockanickon “business” page… and we here at Camp would be grateful for your support, efforts, clicks and “likes”!! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter too!! Both user names on those sites and apps are @campockanickon. Thanks for reading and sharing!! Be good… Chef Jason  ...

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It’s October!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

Nokomis’ Extended Kindergarten Program is celebrating the first day of October with an autumn collage! Our Kindergarteners were actively creating an arts & crafts collage with various autumn stamps including leaves, pumpkins, roses,...

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