Summer Camp Blog

Jul 31, 2017
Yesterday, we said goodbye to some of our Rookie 2 campers while others stayed on for the remainder of the summer. It was sad to see our rookies leave. They were a pleasure to have and many new friendships were forged. We hope to see them on the shores of Blue Lake next summer. All of them...
Jul 30, 2017
I live and learn each day at Camp Agawak, from campers and staff that come from all corners of the country, and around the world. They teach me each day about compassion and patience and empathy, qualities that build leaders, qualities that build strong and kind human beings. I feel very blessed to...
Jul 27, 2017
If you’ve been to Agawak you know what camp does for you. You know how it changes you for the better. If you came to Agawak as a child, you know the profound positive effects that still matter to you as an adult, and you also know that you want the same thing for your own kids. But if...
Jul 25, 2017
Monday night our PAs put on a powerful Say What Karaoke performance. Happy camper hall was flooded with dancing campers screaming and shouting as they ran on and off the stage in sheer excitement.  It was a high energy evening which ended in a giant dance party. We began our day with...
Jul 24, 2017
29 summers, 1,624 days, 38,976 hours. These figures represent my summer time at Agawak. The time I’ve spent at camp has given me the most unforgettable moments and I have meet the most amazing children and staff. I’ve had the opportunity to watch and help those at camp grow and to be...
Jul 23, 2017
Lazy Breakfast anyone? Finally, a chance to catch our breath and slow down. Bright and early, the kitchen staff flipped hundreds of pancakes made to order off the grill for hunger campers. Our Tepee Tribe (of 18 bold campers) walked back from our tepee on “the back forty” with their...
Jul 20, 2017
While every day is a day I love at Agawak, full of spirit and jammed-packed with activities, Wednesdays are different and filled with a potpourri of special activities.  This past Wednesday, we broke loose from our typical schedule and organized out of camp adventures and provided a host of...
Jul 17, 2017
Today the sun was shining and it was a picture-perfect day for kayakers, skiers and canoes to hit the lake. Bess and Hannah (in cabin one) were skiing with wide-opened smiles. Our KWAK radio station was pumping out music and campers were working on their radio scripts. Sailing class was setting...
Jul 15, 2017
Welcome Rookie 2 and Second Session campers! Bus Information  Sunday, July 16th: Where:  Costco, 2900 Patriot Blvd,  Glenview, IL When:       Check-in  8:00am       Departure  8:30am sharp Pack a light lunch (nut...
Jul 14, 2017
 The camp office will be closed from 1:00pm on Saturday, July 15th  until 8:00am on Sunday, July 16th.     On Saturday Camp Agawak staff and campers will welcome parents and visitors beginning at 9:00am and continuing until 1:00pm! Guests...
Jul 13, 2017
            As our first session campers are about to leave I am thinking of a lyric from an old Agawak song that used to be sung called: “We’ve spent these past weeks together learning to live and love everyday”.  ...
Jul 12, 2017
Tonight, was our famous Blue and White lip sync performance in Happy Camper Hall. Twenty separate lip syncs were showcased and excitement filled the air. The teamwork and creativity that goes into this evening truly deserves a standing ovation. Both teams had us on the edge of our seats...
Jul 10, 2017
  This morning we woke up early for our bi-annual lake swim. It was a picture-perfect day as over 60 campers plunged into Blue Lake. With sun on our shoulders and calm water in sight swimmers took off with full force.  Emma from cabin Takota took the lead early followed by Friedman...
Jul 07, 2017
          I’m often asked by people not familiar with the exciting flurry of summer camp life, “So what do campers do all day?” Even some parents are not quite sure exactly what goes on here in the course of a day. Since I can’t...
Jul 06, 2017
We are sad to see our first session campers leave :(   Bus Information  Friday, July 14th: Where:  Deerbrook Mall (backside), 158 S Waukegan Rd, Deerfield     (If you are going to Milwaukee,  Radissson Hotel, Hwy 100 & 45/41) When:  ...
Jul 05, 2017
Once again, our Agawak dancers were the stars of Minocqua’s Fourth of July parade. Their explosive energy and passion had the crowds cheering wildly during their hour-and-a-half long procession along the town’s main avenue, moving in synchrony to “Kill The Lights”. It was...
Jul 03, 2017
        At our campfire Sunday night, I was once again awed by the reverence and silence of our usual boisterous Agawak family. That is, after they sung a dozen or so traditional camp songs then are serenaded by our roving guitar-plucking minstrel, MP. Many of our Agawak anthems...
Jul 02, 2017
  The past two days the sun has been out and we have been in a flurry of activities. We have been busy practicing the Fourth of July parade dance and the sunshine feels good to on our shoulders. Friday night was Halloween which is certainly a camp favorite. Games from...