We know summer has finally arrived when the traditional "Boom Chicka Boom" is yelled out across the waters, meets the hills, and bounces back around the lake. Week One got started off is grand fashion -- Christmas in July in the program theme and. Pr. Jon Hopkins from Concordia Lutheran in Concord is spending the week helping the whole camp think about the work of the Holy Spirit. Suppertime was great with the chicken nuggets and fries getting gobbled up. The Unit Times were awesome with the units challenging one another to Capture the Flag. It's late in the day now, and Calumet is quiet. It's a pleasant night ... not too hot at all. The campers are happy. Summertime -- yes! Click the link below to get a taste of the Opening Campfire.
The Music Camp Choir did another wonderful concert on Friday night of Week 8. Each summer the music campers work for 10 hours scattered over the week. They learn new songs (and sing a couple of old favorites), they work together to make beautiful music, and have a GREAT time. This was their fifth summer under the direction of David Piper. Check out a little glimpse of their great work!
One of the highlights of Friday of Music Camp is the rap that Piper puts together. He waits until just the right moment before the concert begins and then let's it all out. Sometimes it seems that Piper can do just about ANYTHING!
Before each meal, cabin and tent groups line up at the Dining Hall. It's a good chance for the Unit Leader to make sure all the campers are where they're suppose to be as the counselors head inside to set up the tables. During the few minutes before walking inside for breakfast, one cabin group had the chance to think about what they love most about Calumet. It's always great to hear the responses!
A wide game at Calumet is when the whole camp gathers together and participates in a bit of a competitive experience. Everyone arrives to Luther Hall for the nuts and bolts of the game. Sometimes, groups are asked to wear particular color shirts to help identify the teams. Sometimes there is a need for the counselor to get dressed up in some kind of crazy outfit. On one recent event, the wide game had a Men In Black theme. Check out this clip for a taste of what a wide game at Calumet is all about!!