Lauren’s Letter

Week 2 at camp has been a whirlwind of activity and adventure! Both on the shores and beyond, the energy has been palpable. Our CITs (Counselors in Training) embarked on an unforgettable Boundary Waters camping trip, where they tested their skills in wilderness survival, carrying everything from food, tents, supplies, and canoes. Meanwhile, our other campers ventured out on their own overnight trips – Group 1 explored the majestic Porcupine Mountains, while our Chips ventured to Baker Lake.

The absence of so many campers and staff initially leaves a noticeable void. The Mess Hall echoes a bit less loudly, and the fields seem a tad quieter without their usual bustle. However, a remarkable transformation unfolds as those who remain step up to fill the gaps. New voices animate the Mess Hall, new leaders emerge, and a spirit of camaraderie and responsibility takes hold. Every camper and staff member rises to the occasion, contributing to the magic that makes Kawaga extraordinary.

As our campers return, they bring with them an infectious energy that revitalizes our entire community. Reunions between friends of different age groups and cherished staff members are heartwarming moments that underscore the bonds forged here. There’s a renewed appreciation for the comforts of home at camp – the familiar beds, the satisfying meals, and most importantly, the enduring friendships that grow stronger with each shared experience.

Camp instills invaluable lessons in resilience, compassion, and determination through challenges like camping trips, competitive games, navigating cabin dynamics, and treasuring moments of pure joy like reunions and sunsets. These experiences collectively elevate each boy, nurturing their growth into exceptional individuals.

Thank you for entrusting us with your sons. We eagerly anticipate the adventures that lie ahead in the coming weeks.