Summer Camp Blog

Jul 30, 2019
The past few days we have been knee-deep in Final Four programming. Our Final Four teams (Penn State, Florida State, Arizona State and Michigan State) battled it out one event at a time. Opening ceremonies on the lower athletic was packed with excited campers, creative banners and tons of...
Jul 29, 2019
Each week the campers can sign up for the Agalog activity I lead, in which they are given various themes to address in their writing for the camp magazine. The themes range from Independence to Friendship to Courage to Passion. Nearly all the articles talk about lessons or experiences the girls...
Jul 27, 2019
    By Iris Krasnow      As our Agawak summer is to rolling into its last weeks, I am observing your girls and remembering how I felt as a young camper at summer’s end. Of course, I felt very sad that I would  no longer be with my friends 24/7....
Jul 24, 2019
Monday and Tuesday were perfect activity days with temperatures in the high 70’s. Our waterfront was buzzing with skiers, snorkelers, sailors and swimmers. Many campers have now passed out of their swim test, reached the top of the tango tower, thrown their first bowl on the pottery wheel,...
Jul 22, 2019
  Over 450 generously sized, made to order pancakes, were served up this morning for lazy breakfast. Campers came to the loge in their pajamas, enjoyed a movie and homemade pancakes. By lunchtime, everyone was signed up for another round of activities and enjoyed a relaxing morning on the...
Jul 20, 2019
Today at Camp Agawak we spent the morning honoring our head chef, Chris "Ducky" Domack.  Ducky has been with Agawak for 25 of Mary's 31 years.  AMAZING!!  There are very few, if any, camps that can boost having the same chef for 25 years and one that is so good....
Jul 18, 2019
From Iris   As parents, what we want most for our children is to learn their lessons well. In school, we encourage them to perfect skills that will form a backbone of learning and experience to bolster them throughout their lives. When I think of everything I know that has paved the...
Jul 15, 2019
  What a packed 24-hours it has been! We greeted bus-loads of second session and rookie campers with lots of hugs and joyful shouts, welcoming both our returning girls and those new to Agawak. We then gathered in Happy Camper Hall, where cabin assignments were announced and...
Jul 14, 2019
At this moment, when the camp is usually filled with the sounds of dozens of laughing girls, there is stillness, except for the gentle rustle of chipmunks on the crusty leaves. There is no clanging bell, there are no groups of girls walking to the dining hall, arms linked, bound so closely, as if...
Jul 13, 2019
Here are the details the bus locations and times for Sunday, July 14:   Chicago-Costco 2900 Patriot Blvd, Glenview:  check in 8:00am  departure 8:30am Milwaukee--Radisson Hotel Menomonee Falls Hwy 100 and Hwy 4:  10:00am        Please...
Jul 13, 2019
Here are the details the bus locations & times for Sunday, July 14:   Chicago-Costco 2900 Patriot Blvd, Glenview:  check in 8:00am  departure 8:30am Milwaukee--Radisson Hotel Menomonee Falls Hwy 100 and Hwy 4:  10:00am       ...
Jul 13, 2019
Here are the details the bus locations/times for Sunday, July 14:   When:  Chicago:  check in 8:00am  departure 8:30am Milwaukee stop 10:00am        Where:  Chicago-Costco 2900 Patriot Blvd, Glenview Milwaukee-Radisson Hotel...
Jul 12, 2019
Here are the details for today's pick up:   When:  Milwaukee stop 12:15pm      Chicago stop:  1:45pm   Where:  Milwaukee-Radisson Hotel Menomonee Falls Hwy 100 and Hwy 41            Chicago-Deerbrook...
Jul 09, 2019
  For those interested in Olympic Day results the win went to the Grateful Dead, followed by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, and Queen. Great fun was had by all. Today was one of those hot muggy summer days that you hope will never end. We woke up early for our annual first session lake...
Jul 08, 2019
By Iris Krasnow     By the time the breakfast bell rang at 8 a.m. this morning I was already, happily, breathless.      The morning began at dawn by taking fresh doughnuts over to our Teepee to the 16 girls who slept their overnight. Under a ceiling of...
Jul 05, 2019
  As we wind down week three the program continues to hum at a rapid pace. We have packed in tons of activities over the past several days and our campers are sleeping well from the energy exerted out daily.  Our 4th of July celebration was hot and humid. One hundred and eighty...
Jul 02, 2019
How can it be that we've been together for over two weeks? You'd never know it by looking around camp. Campers and counselors look like they have been functioning like a family unit for a long time. Of course, just like at home, there are many learning moments for campers who live together...