Summer Camp Blog

Jul 31, 2016
Lazy Breakfast.  Are there any two words more beautiful n the English language?  After going Full Speed Ahead for days, it’s always nice to slow down, rest, and enjoy some extra sleep, followed by Ducky’s pancakes.  Here are your choices:  plain, blueberry, chocolate...
Jul 27, 2016
Last night we enjoyed our final midnight movie of the summer. Our junior and intermediate campers watched Secret Life of Pets while our seniors viewed Ghostbusters.  We boarded the buses at 11:30 p.m. and made it just in time before the wind and heavy rain set in. All of us were safe and sound...
Jul 26, 2016
It’s sunny and 87 degrees here at Camp Agawak, but the sun isn’t the only source of warmth on this beautiful day. The campers are radiating their spirited energy. Looking across Blue Lake I can’t help but smile at the sight of skiers, sailboats, kayaks, and canoes as they soar...
Jul 25, 2016
Today is a gorgeous bright sunny day at Agawak.  The past few days we have been busy in activities, signing up for a new series of activities, teepee trips, crazy evening programs, Blue and White tenathalon, campfires and learning a bit of history from some old alum. Last night, after campfire...
Jul 22, 2016
As kids grow into teens, as teens grow into adults and as adults grow older, a funny thing happens: time speeds up and goes faster. In the blink of an eye I can think about my 13th birthday, my first day of high school, college, graduation, having children and someday grandkids. The circle...
Jul 21, 2016
          Breathe deeply and look around you, at the tall pines and big sky and clear lake. Look at joy in the eyes of your friends, huddled next to you at campfire. Warmed by the flames and friendship, know how blessed you are, in this moment and in the weeks to come, to...
Jul 17, 2016
Thank you to our wonderful parents who traveled far and wide to attend parent’s visiting day. We realize it’s quite a trek for you and appreciate all who came to watch your daughter ski, shoot an arrow or two, and maneuver up the tango tower. It’s an emotional time for all of us...
Jul 15, 2016
We watched with heavy hearts as our first session girls rolled out on buses early Friday morning. Huddles of their friends were waving wildly, teary-eyed, until they were no longer in sight. I always have a mix of emotions at this time, sad that their season is over yet joyful that these girls...
Jul 13, 2016
When people ask me why I continue to come to camp, a million thoughts come to mind, but it’s two hundred and forty-two of them that stand out. That’s one memory for each lipsync I’ve gotten to see over the last eleven summers at camp. Tonight will mark the next twenty-two memories...
Jul 13, 2016
Campers going home on the bus Friday, July 15th will be dropping off at : Deerbrook Mall, Deerfield  (West side by Joy of the Game )   ETA is 2:30pm ​Milwaukee location: Radisson Hotel, N88 W14750 Main St (Int. of 41/45 & Hwy 100)...
Jul 12, 2016
MP here. I hope this blog finds you doing well. It’s Monday night, and we just finished one of my favorite evening programs…Casino Night!!!! Ok, I like it for the snacks, but the girls are all about the greenbacks, i.e., winning Agawak Dollars! They too love the snacks, but...
Jul 10, 2016
We woke this morning excited for Olympic Day.  Our 4 Olympic Day teams are Finding Nemo, Shrek, Frozen and Toy Story.  Camp is full of creative outlets and proof of this is found in the beautiful team banners that each team created. Team Shrek took first place with their banner and were...
Jul 09, 2016
Today is Saturday, today is Saturday!  Saturday pancakes.  Saturday sleeping in.   Is everybody happy?  Well, I should say!  Many flap jacks were flipped this morning as campers and counselors had a chance to slow things down a bit and enjoy their third lazy breakfast...
Jul 08, 2016
            Greetings from the Blue & White Games of 2016! My name is Julia Spathis, and I’m one of this year’s commissioners for Blue & White, with my best friends Sydney Salit and Julia Zazove! The last few weeks of the session have been packed...
Jul 06, 2016
On my… how the first two weeks have flown by! I wish we could press the slow motion button but there are just way too many things we need to pack in and accomplish. Today is a gorgeous, hot summer day. Campers are crossing wakes, hitting targets, climbing towers, and cooking up a storm. We...
Jul 03, 2016
Last night we finished a perfect picture day at campfire. We sang our favorite Agawak songs, listened to MP play guitar and was serenaded by the beautiful voices of Emma Morgan, Emma Swerdlow, Lily Emalfarb, Natalie Frankel, Ava Reed, Norah Polonsky, Ava Friedman and Kennedy Cannon. It takes...
Jul 02, 2016
What a day it is to be an Agawak girl!  We sent our CIT’s to the Northwood’s Zip-line Company, our 9th graders experienced an afternoon water park in Wausau and our entire 8th grade clan went tubing down the Manitowish River on inner-tubes.  Each grade level had a change of...
Jul 02, 2016
Good Morning, Campers!  MP again, filling you in on another wonderful Agawak day. Let’s see…probably the best way to describe the Friday we just had is…PERFECT!!!  So perfect that I drifted off to sleep without posting Fridays blog until this morning.  Sorry...