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Happy Something-on-a-Stick Day from Cabin 5!

Posted by on March 28, 2018

This is not your typical “Hallmark” Holiday!  Kudos to Cabin 5 for thinking of something new and different!  Here is a little more about the campers from Mohawk:

What was the highlight of your summer?

Luke: Nearly getting my crew in sailing – I just started working for it this summer.

Henry: Getting “catch” of the day in fishing – a 17 inch large mouth bass was the biggest!

Paul: I enjoyed Adventure Day, Sunday’s, playing games with my friends and riding horses.

Chris: Surviving for 3 days in spoon assassins – longest personal time ever!

Joel: Getting “Chief of the Day and winning many events in Olympics.  I also enjoyed campfires.

Pato: Capture the flag was really fun because I also play it at school and enjoy the challenge.

Isaac: Learning how to water-ski.

What are some ways you were able to enjoy just being a kid and getting to play at camp?

Luke: Playing laser tag, teaming up and raiding each other’s bases – something that can’t be done at home.

Henry: Getting to participate in Olympics and all of the activities that go along with it.

Paul: Playing card games, joking around about various things that are amusing, and seeing all of the beauty in the Northwoods.

Chris: Being able to do knee-boarding, sailing, and shooting in archery – all things that I can’t do at home.

Joel: I really enjoyed skin-diving and catching fish as well as seeing them.  I liked going fast in sailing.  I had fun skiing and getting better at doing tricks.

Pato: Being able to meet new people and being free as a camper to enjoy the activities at camp.

Isaac: Being surrounded by other campers to play and laugh with.

What is something for which you are most proud?

Luke: Getting 4 awards in Olympics: riflery, 2 races, and swimming.

Henry: Passing to 30 yds in archery after starting at 20 yds.

Paul: I was happy about many things I did at camp, but the one that I am most proud of was getting “Chief of the Day”.

Chris: Passing to 30 yds in archery and increasing my skills with shooting a bow.

Joel: I completed both levels 5 and 6 in swimming and passed out of the activity.   I also passed my Black Yeoman and Black Bowman at 20 yds.

Pato: Slalom skiing – I went straight into it.  I fell over at first, but ended up learning to get up on one ski quite well.

Isaac: Shooting a 49 out of 60 in archery at 20 yds with a recurve bow.

What did you learn most about yourself?

Luke: I found a love and passion for sailing – being out on the water with nothing but the wind to propel you.

Henry: I can shoot well if calm is maintained.  I am better at shooting than at sailing.

Paul: I am most appreciated by others when I am calm and kind.

Chris: Sometimes a game isn’t all about winning, and just playing can be even more fun than the competition.

Joel: I was able to improve my English.  This helped me to talk more to different people; I am able to understand them better.

Pato: I can achieve things I never thought I could, such as slalom skiing.  I saw my Dad do it and never thought that I would be able to.  After seeing fellow campers get up on one ski, I tried and achieved it, too.

Isaac: I learned that I love to draw cartoon characters.