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Week Two, Monday

Written by Knute Ogren on Monday, 08 July 2013


LucyAfter Rah Rah Ray, Theme of the Day - which takes place in the Outdoor Chapel - the cabin groups head off to explore the days theme with some small gorup activities and discussion which can last about 40 minutes or so. Then the units gather together (a unit is about six or seven cabin groups made up of kids who are about the same age). Unit Time is a great way for campers to get to know the other campers around camp. They play some large group games, remember the theme of the day, and have a closing prayer before heading off to Free Period in the departments. Check out this clip and get a better sense of Unit Time. You'll meet Unit Four leader, Lucy Canada -- she's great!

Week One, Friday

Written by Knute Ogren on Friday, 05 July 2013

Kids at ACThese are some of the older kids at camp during week one that were outside the Plastics Shoppe, feeling a bit of a breeze off the lake. They are from ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, SC, and NJ. Calumet campers come from all over. This week we have campers from Spain, South Korea, and Australia! Calumet is a place to meet new people who come from all sorts of cool places! 

Week One, Thursday

Written by Knute Ogren on Friday, 05 July 2013

Dylan and KarlDylan and Karl were walking on by after a satisfying lunch in the lakeside dining hall. They met each other on Sunday when they met in Boys Cabin 5. Calumet's a place that helps kids meet new people and have a great time as they explore God's blessings.

Week One, Wednesday

Written by Knute Ogren on Wednesday, 03 July 2013

LS 1The sun was out today! What a wonderful blessing! It was something else to see the happy faces of the kids heading off to swim at swimming lessons, and paddle canoes at boating class, and run across the fields for soccer class. Calumet is the kind of place that notes success based on smiles and how those smiles are shared with each other. It's been almost 55 years since A. Swante Johnson, a traveling salesman from Grace Lutheran Church in Needham, found this perfect piece of property for the Lutheran Church's new camp for boys and girls. There simply is no way that he and the other founders of Calumet could have come close to imagining what their preicious find would produce. This place has nurtured thousands of people with waters lapping at toes by the beach, soft grass cradling heads in the fields, and trees offering cool shade on warm days. Those joys have been felt as people laughed with other people ... shared with other people ... helped other people wonder and learn. Check out a couple brilliant moments from today. Thanks to the dock jumpers, Campfield, some L&S kids, and Jane.

Week One, Tuesday

Written by Knute Ogren on Tuesday, 02 July 2013

GC1 HappinessCalumet's staff is just the best! Surely there are plenty of people who are very concerned about the kids who are at camp this week and having to deal with some rain and cloudy skies. But the truth is -- the kids are having tons of fun! There's laughter all around, wicked lively 4-square games, swimming lessons, boat trips, busy creative arts shoppes, running across fields, acting in Luther Hall ... it's quite something. Calumet Day Camp has an enrollment that is an all time high for week one. POP Rocks Day Camp in Brockton is zooming along. Calumet's staff members make it all happen. Check out this clip to see happy kids responding to the hard work of excellent counselors.

Camp Calumet

Mailing Address

PO Box 236 
W Ossipee, NH 03890

Physical Address

1090 Ossipee Lake Rd
Freedom, NH 03836

Phone & Fax

  603.539.4773
  603.539.5343