The Counselors In Training of 2011 have been hard at work -- the whole crew of 'em!! They are part of the traditional story of Calumet trainees. Calumet continually goes above and beyond when it comes to requirements and certifications in all kinds of areas ... and Life Guarding is no different. CITs, dating way back, participate in an LGT program during which a whole slew of them become lifeguards by the end of the summer. The Calumet staff of 2011 has between 50 and 60 lifeguards who are available at a moment's notice to guard at the Family Camping Beach, head out on a canoe trip, or teach swimming lessons to Day Camp. Though we have more guards than we "need" -- as far as for accreditation -- we enjoy the flexibility of offering all kinds of water opportunities for both Family Camping and Resident Camp. Keep the CITs in your prayers this summer -- that they'll train hard, get in good shape, and pass their lifeguarding skills tests. They'll likely be in the chair at FC Beach one of these days when you're in town.
The traditional Friday Night Candlelight Service took place to end the two-week Calumet session. The whole community gathered in Luther Hall for songs and sharing, and then processed to lakeside where the candles were placed in the sand. More songs and a beautiful moon made the whole night just awesome!!
Calumet is a much different kind of place on a Friday as compared to a Monday. Campers get connected, find their niche, and catch on that Calumet is a place where one can be oneself. Check out some feedback from Calumet campers. They come from all over!!
In the late afternoon, the clouds came rolling in and the rain came. But it came very fast and ended soon after it started. The hot, humid day turned into a pleasant afternoon -- and there were puddles everywhere. Leave it to Girls Cabin 7 to make the most of the wonderful and messy puddles!! Check it out!
Today's theme at Calumet -- Jesus Speaks to Us. Pr. Dave Dalzell from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia is this week's Chaplain (and staff alum ... ahem ...)! See a couple minutes from this morning's Rah Rah Ray. The musicians for the day were staff and L&S corps members as it was Judy's day off. They did a GREAT job!! Judy is great at getting all kinds of people involved in the music. "Shout to the North" is a camp favorite!