Camp Blog

First week comes to a close

Camp Director

Good evening from beautiful Camp Agawak!


As the rain dies down and campers get tucked into bed, we are approaching the end of our first week up north! Looking back at the week, time really flew by. We’re on camp time now, where we respond to the ringing of the bell and rarely know what day it is!


Friday morning, our PAs departed for their camping trip to Big Lake. After unpacking and setting up camp they completed a beautiful hike and finished with a campfire dinner. They practiced their portaging and canoeing skills. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and their trip was cut short. However, they did get to enjoy a night in the tents. After returning to camp on Saturday, they were able to get in a sunset war canoe cruise on Blue Lake. New friendships were formed as old ones were strengthened during this wonderful bonding time. 


We wrapped up our first activity week on Friday with beautiful weather. Campers’ laughs filled the camp from the waterfront to the tango tower. New activities were tried, and new favorites were made! Our wonderful 4-day rookies departed on Friday after a jam packed week that included a “Taste of Agawak”. We miss their energy already!


Counselors dressed to impress Friday night with Agawak’s spin on Project Runway. Using only two tablecloths and some duct tape, cabins created runway looks and personalities for their counselors. These counselors strutted down the runway as they shared their talents and answered pageant questions. The creativity was remarkable.


Saturday morning, campers were introduced to a new program, Among Agawak. Excitement filled the black path as the game “Among Us” is a big favorite. Campers were assigned different roles as imposters or crewmates. They ran around camp trying to complete different tasks in different locations without getting their sock pulled! The first camper to complete all their tasks was given the ultimate task. 


The weather today was a bit of a mystery and kept our programming directors on their toes trying to decide if we were to have an indoor or outdoor program. In the afternoon we played a Blue & White favorite, Spelling Bee. Each division had their own rounds to show off their spelling skills and work their brains! Some of these words definitely stumped them, but nonetheless they used teamwork and cooperation to succeed! 


The rain cleared up just in time for a delicious Ducky cookout of BBQ chicken, potatoes, and corn! After filling up on dinner, his favorite social brownies were served for dessert! In case that wasn’t enough goodies, campers enjoyed a wonderful evening program of Cake Wars. The theme of the competition was Agawak Activities. With their cabins, they worked together to create a plan for the design of their cake. Using different frostings and toppings, they created masterpieces! We’ve got some future bakers here at Camp Agawak. 


Tomorrow, we have lazy Sunday and Ducky’s famous pancakes. Campers will get the chance to sleep in or come and enjoy made to order pancakes in the lodge. Clinics run by our our amazing staff will be offered later in the morning for those campers wanting to try out activities they may  want to sign up for. Campers will either be signing up for activities, enjoying the waterfront or tubing in the afternoon. Winding down the week, we will all gather together around the campfire,  sing our favorite camp songs, read the Agalog, and hear from our campfire girls.  


For now, day is done, from the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, to the sky!


Smile on,

Kiley Isaacson