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What Lies Beneath

Laying the foundation for the Apache cabin (we think). We spent the better part of Thursday cutting a slice in the earth through Camp. We were burying some overhead power lines, and while we were at it, laid in some fiber optic cable to bring web access […]

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Homecoming

The story of returning home is a common tale. Dorothy clicked her red slippers together to get back home, Homer covered it pretty extensively in the Odyssey, Brian Wilson sings about it on Pet Sounds, and we punctuate our days with thoughts of the things we’ll get to […]

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The Ongoing Saga of a Two Foot Canoe Paddle

At the start of January, a 30 inch canoe paddle arrived at my house. It looked like any other canoe paddle, though better suited to a six year-old than my twenty-seven year old frame. I felt little attachment to it–maybe even a some resentment as I imagined […]

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The Function of Camp

Greetings from Camp Mishawaka! For the last 25 years the nice gentleman that prepares our taxes has listed my occupation as “Executive” —never mind the fact that any given day in the summer you can find me with a plunger or bag of dirty laundry in my […]

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West Coast Wrap-Up

I have returned! For the past nine days, I've been on the West Coast, looking for Mishawakans everywhere I go. I found alumni, veteran staff, current campers, and even some Mishawaka hopefuls. It's great to see campers in their hometowns--in their school uniforms or house shoes--and I [...]Read more

Paddle Tour 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I announced the Up the Creek with Camp Mishawaka nationwide tour. In the midst of Road Show season, I’m making trips to our smaller hubs to visit campers and alumni who are usually missed at our reunion shows at this time of […]

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Up the Creek with Camp Mishawaka

Every year at this time, we hit the road to visit some major Mishawaka hubs. It’s good for us to get out of town, to escape the sometimes dreary Minnesota winter and to add some sunshine back into our daily diets. In Tucson, we get to catch […]

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Mishawaka Road Show

We miss you when you’re not at camp! So, at this time of year, we prefer to come to you. (It gives us a chance to escape the Minnesota winter.) We’ve booked some Road Show dates and hope you can make it to one of our reunions. […]

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Scrape It Off

It’s Friday! You can thank BC Program Director Taylor Cole for this summer camp version of the hit song. Get to breakfast late I like my bagels plain It’s how I start my day (ooh ooh) It’s how I start my day I use too many plates […]

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Catch!

Having the chance to work at a summer camp gives me the opportunity to get to know a lot of different types of kids and to see how they function in a setting that relies solely on face-to-face communication. The lack of texts, tablets, or tweets means […]

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