Oct 25, 2011
Mel, Krafty, Arielle, Evan and Sarah
This December the 2011 CILT Counselors–Sarah, Arielle, Mel, Krafty & Evan–are inviting the 2011 CILTs (all 120+ of you!) to the 4th annual Winter CILT Reunion!
December 10-11 we’re welcoming any available Campers In Leadership Training from this past summer back for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and most likely a Dance Party! Re-connect with those great friends you made this past summer, meet some of the CILTs from other sessions and see what camp looks like covered in snow!* Those who are interested may also have the chance to interview for a 2012 Day Camp Counselor position.
Registrations should have gone out to all 2011 CILTs, however if you misplaced yours or it got lost in transit, you can download one here.
Questions about the CILT reunion? Feel free to contact Joel Sieplinga, Day Camp Director.
Questions about what exactly the Campers In Leadership Training program is? Click here for more details.
*Snow is not guaranteed. The fun is!
Oct 21, 2011
- Don’t Miss Early Registration!
The 2012 Early Registration Deadline is October 31, 2011. All the 2011 Resident Camp sessions experienced a waiting list. Tell a friend to register before Oct. 31st to get the 2011 rates.
Oct 13, 2011
We just had an interesting post on Camp’s facebook page that made me wonder about the things that trigger camp memories for people.
“did you know you can find Choco Tacos at Kroger!!! Boxes of them…Camp memories in my freezer ”
Trading Post Choco Taco
What things do you encounter in your day that trigger Camp memories?
Oct 10, 2011
The next Partner’s Service Day is scheduled for November 5th. We have several projects for the day including trail work to Camp’s Adventure Outpost on the new Gish property. Many volunteers have already confirmed that they are attending. Please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us for the day. We meet at 9am in the Lake Village parking lot where we divide to conquer the projects for the day.
Additional benches at chapel.
Lunch is served off the grill at noon and we then re-group to complete unfinished tasks.
New switch back on the Ghost Creek trail.
It really is a great time.
Oct 7, 2011
My son Josiah and I started turning pens four years ago on our lathe at home. Josiah quickly began to instruct and help friends and family turn their own pens and we realized it had potential to be a fun clinic. “Pen Turning” quickly became a popular skill clinic for Lake Village campers when it was introduced three years ago. It was offered for one clinic the first week and has been offered three clinic periods every since.
- Christa applying the friction polish.
Many of the year round staff had commented on how they would like to try it so Josiah and I set up an evening to make it happen.
- Emily and Hannah showing off the chisels.
- Josiah showing his mother how to turn an acrylic pen.
It is always great to be part of others experiencing something for the first time.
- Tom showing off his first acrylic pen.
- Pen Turning can make you do silly things.
The staff were great students and loved showing off their pens when they were finished. We only use wood for the summer clinic but Kirsten and Tom chose acrylic which comes in a variety of colors. I love teaching this clinic because people are excited to try something new, they can be creative, and they are proud of their accomplishment.
Proud Pen Turners
Just like the campers that want to take “Pen Turning” more than once, the staff have already asked if we are going to do it again.