Nokomis Elementary's School's Out students are creating lots of different arts & craft projects for this upcoming holiday! This week they made a "flower pot" filled with sand and planted flowers, hearts, and stems. A great craft idea for their special family or friend!
The Window A great note for all to read it will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military [...]
This weekend the University of Pennsylvania brought out their Greek community's leaders to camp for a teambuilding and bonding experience. The newly elected fraternity and sorority presidents and executive leaders spent the weekend discussing their new roles within their community. Rich Rupert and I spent Saturday morning with the students at the challenge course working on creating an environment where the Greek community is synonymous with teamwork, problem-solving, and cooperation. Good luck to all of the student at the University of Pennsylvania this year!
Wow. The summer of 2012 will be my 13th summer here at Camp. This morning I was thinking about my first day at Camp....Staff training 2000. I was so nervous! I forgot my sleeping bag and pillow so I had to wait at the dining hall while my Dad dropped it off for me. I FINNALY found my cabin (you know that song, 'Over the River and Through the Woods') and didn't know anyone. I even had to ask 3 times on how to get to the bathroom. Looking back on that first day, I can't believe how much I [...]
In the days following the demolition of the Old Arts & Crafts building, we got a lot of positive and negative comments. While most people were sad to see a piece of Camp history become history, many people were excited to see such a great addition to Camp. […]
This year Matolly celebrates it's 75th anniversary!! Keep your eyes and ears open for ways to join us in celebration this summer... and if you haven't signed up for Summer Camp yet you better hurry. Beds are filling up quickly!!
We recently purchased three playground amenities for Lake Stockwell Day Camp!! A total of 8 swings, a playground with 10 play event,s and a tent that allows climbing is just one of many great additions to the Day Camp program this summer!
There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them; that is a hook without a worm. You can say, "you must volunteer." That is the devil. And you can tell them, "you are needed," which hardly ever fails. - Kurt Hahn