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Excitable Campers

Written by Knute Ogren on Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Excitable_CampersCalumet has the best campers!  They're so great because they really come to appreciate the best of life!  Check out these two wonderful kids and see what kinds of things got them so psyched!

Jesus Speaks To Us

Written by Knute Ogren on Wednesday, 03 August 2011

Jesus_Speaks_to_Us_picIt's Day Three here at Calumet ... and while the evening program theme has something to do with fairy tales (it's Fairy Tale Week, after all), Calumet's summer curriculum for Wednesday focuses us on, "Jesus Speaks To Us." Enjoy a few minutes from this morning's time in the Outdoor Chapel. You'll meet Jeremiah from Concord, MA ... you'll see Kirby on the guitar and Alex on the piano ... you'll hear Pastor Nancy share some ideas about the ways Jesus speaks to us ... and you'll meet Yellows co-Unit Leader Clancy from South Portland, ME. Check it out --

3rd Period

Written by Knute Ogren on Tuesday, 02 August 2011

3rd_Period_Tues_W5There are host of activities from which to choose here at Calumet. Boating classes, swimming lessons, field sports, photography ... just tons to do!  Today, we have a little glimpse of Grumpy Old Men Sports (today it was bocce) and Arts and Crafts.  Enjoy this clip, and the feedback that kids are really good at sharing.

It's the Opening Campfire!!

Written by Knute Ogren on Monday, 01 August 2011

Campfire_W5Traditional Sunday afternoon and evening fun includes the "tour"ientation of Calumet, a wonderful, welcoming supper, Capture the Flag (Unit 1 vs. Unit 2 and Unit 3 vs. Unit 4), followed by the opening campfire.  This campfire was brought to us by Unit 4!  Nice.

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagog - chaubunagungamaugg

Written by Knute Ogren on Monday, 01 August 2011

Lake_WebsterSome have asked about the pennant on the wall of the Micah Room in the Conference Center -- Lake Chargoggagog - manchauggagogchaubunagungamaugg.  "What's that about?"

Many who have been around here for a long time will know that in the years prior to Calumet becoming the camp for the Lutheran Church in New England, Lutherans would travel to Webster, MA to Camp Lutherwood which sat on the shores of Lake Chargoggagogmanchauggagogchaubunagungamaugg. There came a point when several Lutheran Church bodies merged to become the Lutheran Church in America.  At that point, Lutherwood was sold along with a couple of other land assets so that we could purchase Calumet on the shores of Lake Ossipee.  We have that pennant on the wall so that we can remember the hard work and dedication so many people put into the very early days of camping ministry here in New England.

It's a mouthful, Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogchaubunagungamaugg, for sure. As one resonsible for sharing all the good news going on here at Calumet, I'm really glad we're on the shores of O-S-S-I-P-E-E. To help you with the pronunciation, check out this clip.

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