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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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Time Lapse

Last fall, we set up a camera inside the Apache Cabin and set it to take pictures of main campus twice a day. Below is a video of those pictures stitched together. It’s 9 months compressed into 30 seconds. Winter is long in northern Minnesota, but this […]

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22 July 2015

Weather Constantly repeating “the weather this summer has been great” is boring to write and read, but is wonderful to experience. Sunny skies dotted with a few white clouds nearly every day. The winds on Sunday were actually too strong to hold a regatta, but overall is […]

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18 July 2015

Weather We have been really lucky with very pleasant weather this summer, and it looks to remain that way. There was one evening period that got rained out, but all other rain has come during overnight hours. Highs have been in the 80’s and a nice breeze […]

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15 July 2015

The second half of the summer of 2015 has begun at Camp Mishawaka! Weather We have had warm days to start second half, but a cool lake and a regular breeze has helped keep things comfortable. Rainfall has happened at night, so activity periods have yet to […]

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It’s a Happy Enchilada

On one of his live albums, singer-songwriter John Prine recounts the story of how an admiring fan once asked him to play that song he wrote about a “Happy Enchilada.” (The real lyrics are, “It’s a half an inch of water, and you think you’re gonna drown.”) […]

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2 July 2015

Weather Highs have been in the upper 70s for the past few days. Winds have been light and skies have been mostly sunny. All the old-timers at camp keep saying that it’s been one of the nicest stretches of summer weather in recent memory. Comings and Goings […]

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Finding Mishawaka

Weather A few bits of rain yesterday, but nothing strong or long. The forecast calls four sunshine through the 4th of July. Comings and Goings The Boys Camp Isle Royale hiking trip returned yesterday. A good time had by all – they had good weather and saw […]

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25 June 2015

Weather Some early morning fog lingered, but burned off quickly and the rest of the day was sunny, calm, and bright. Highs near 80. Another beautiful day in an unprecedented string of beautiful days. Comings and Goings Yesterday, some fishermen from Boys Camp went to Lake Winnibigoshish […]

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