Calumet has great food -- great food for breakfast, for lunch, and for supper. People from all over can come (and do come) to enjoy a meal in good old Calumet fashion. One cool thing during the summer is Calumet's Beach BBQ. Families from the campground, Family and Adult Camp staff, and Resident Camp staff members on day offmake their way to the beach for a noon-time meal. The little ones step out of the lake and grab their towel before heading up to the BBQ line. Moms and dads finish whatever chapter of the summer beach read and order their chicken sandwich. Some people choose to eat lunch while sitting on their towel in the sunshine. Most, though, gather at the picnic tables under the shady pines. Great conversation, sharing , and laughter take over. The Beach BBQ is one of the great things about Calumet.
Each day at Calumet, we have FREE period. During this roughly one hour hunk of time, campers get to try something new or different as compared to their other three activity periods which they go to every day for the whole week. Maybe they'll swim on Monday, but go to ARts and Crafts on Tuesday, and then canoeing on Wednesday. FREE period gives the camper a shot at trying a new thing without committing to the activity all week long. Here are just some of the things campers do during the daily FREE period.
Wide Games at Calumet are among the most memorable things about a camper's experience here. The cabin group works together to achieve a common goal doing activities that require all kinds of different talents. Sometimes it's musical, sometimes it's something very active, sometimes it's being able to answer a tough question or problem solve. This is one of the times when staff and campers get to be pretty creative. Here are some highlights of one of Calumet's Wide Games. The campers love it and the counselors are soooooo good at making it all happen! If you like what you see, please share it with your friends through an email or by posting it on your Facebook page. Help spread the word about how awesome Calumet is for kids and young adults.
It's a beautiful day here at Camp Calumet. The kids who are brand new this week have settled in nicely. The campers who have been here since last week have done a wonderful job at welcoming their new friends. There are lots of surprises here at camp. Check out this video and see something that surprised me! You'll also meet some campers in Girls Cabin One, Zack the maintenance guy, and some of the L&S crew -- without whom we'd be in tough shape. L&S does so much to keep camp running smoothly. What a crew!
This weekend, Calumet said goodbye to Week One and now is saying hello to Week Two. Many campers are staying on for the next week, but we bid farewell to about 80 kids. We had some wonderful times together. Check out a few minutes from the last couple days of Week One. You'll learn about the Litter Chicken, Harry's pride in wearing his orange shirt again and again, a camper's impersonation of his counselor from England, and the favorite song shared with enthusiasm. Calumet is a place where kids can be kids.