Summer Camp Blog

Jul 31, 2018
The clock is winding down. Wait we just got here!! That’s how fast camp goes. We are now in week 7 with so much more to come. The past two days have been an unbelievably fun Final Four competition. Our famous Gonzo Relay will be played this morning followed by an afternoon of full...
Jul 30, 2018
This past week our campers going into 10th grade each walked a marathon during Relay For Life at the local high school. As an age group, they spent Friday night and the early morning hours on Saturday walking the high school track for cancer. They pushed themselves and encouraged one another...
Jul 25, 2018
Monday and Tuesday were bright and beautiful activity days. Campers made scrambled eggs over the fire in outdoor cooking and our indoor cooking program made Anzac biscuits. Since 1990, Agawak has been bringing outstanding staff from “the land down under” and these biscuits I’...
Jul 24, 2018
As  my weeks at Agawak draw to a close I am reflecting on what I will miss most.  Topping that list is our bracing lake that never fails to make us feel fully awake and alive.  These pristine waters, ranked as one of the cleanest lakes in Wisconsin, have been an oasis that bolsters...
Jul 22, 2018
The line for Ducky’s famous chocolate chip, blueberry, strawberry and plain pancakes was out the door this morning as we celebrated our first lazy breakfast of second session. Campers arrived in pajamas still fresh from Midnight Movie and happily placed their pancake orders.   The...
Jul 21, 2018
Where has the first week of second session gone? On Monday we said good-bye to our CITs who headed out on their boundary water canoe trip.  Now 6 days later, all of them have arrived safely back at the Gunflint base camp.  They were eager to take showers and everyone enjoyed a hot lasagna...
Jul 19, 2018
When we call our campers “The Agawak Family”, we differ from the dictionary that defines family as: “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household.”   We may not be bound by bloodlines, yet our camp sisters share the core tenets of...
Jul 19, 2018
When we call our campers “The Agawak Family”, we differ from the dictionary that defines family as: “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household.”   We may not be bound by bloodlines, yet our camp sisters share the core tenets of...
Jul 17, 2018
After a gorgeous parents visiting day we hit the ground running. Our second session campers arrived on Sunday afternoon with excitement in their eyes. They were eager to reunite with old friends and new campers were anxious to learn what cabin they were in. Our first time campers are adjusting...
Jul 12, 2018
Living in a cabin day-in and day-out and sharing space with 8-14 others campers and 2-4 counselors is the foundation of what camp is all about. Our campers are learning to live as a group and this sets the table for becoming an active, engaging and considerate teenager, college student and adult....
Jul 10, 2018
What a thrill to be on the beach this morning and watch 84 Agawak girls, their blue caps bobbing, swimming toward shore. It’s Lake Swim day, a tradition at Agawak for decades and one I always participated in during my own years as a camper throughout the 1960s and early 1970s.  ...
Jul 08, 2018
  It’s been a very sunny and hot week on the shores of Blue Lake and the weather ahead this week continues to look spectacular. It’s hard to believe we’ll be saying good-bye to our first session friends this Friday. Summer is speeding by too quickly.   The...
Jul 06, 2018
  Friday has been one of those Agawak days that I wish would never end. The sky is flawless, and our week-long heat wave has been cooled by a day of rain. Your children are everywhere in 74-degree, low-humidity weather, smiling in the sunshine, active and embraced by the flurry of summer...
Jul 05, 2018
  Hello from Camp Agawak,   Everything is moving full speed ahead as we completed another magical 4th of July celebration. Camp Agawak is always honored to be a part of this special day. It’s a fun filled Minocqua tradition. At flagpole, everyone was dressed in their red,...
Jul 03, 2018
Agawak was jamming on the beach last night with Kasper K a professional DJ from the Chicago area. Yes! We had a high energy 4th of July beach party with ourselves. It was AWESOME!!  Campers and staff danced on the lawn outside my office and splashed around in the water as the music made its...