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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Camp Wa Wa Segowea 2011 Summer season comes to an end.

The summer season of 2011 is over and what a fantastic summer it was! Returning campers from last year and years past joined new campers for that magical Segowea experience. Session 8 was the biggest of the summer and with the additional help of some alumni volunteers, camp was packed! All cabins were used and the dining hall was full of hungry children, ready to eat!

Kids started the week dealing with a couple days of rain, but as the Olympics began, the sun came out and dried everything and the games began! Younger campers and older campers joined together on three Olympic teams, cheering each other on in events ranging from the 100 yard dash to the frisbee toss. There was the three-legged race, the javelin throw and of course the hula hoop competition! It was a contest for the ages and led by alumni volunteers, Katie and Matt, and with the whole camp included, much fun was had! It was a great event to wrap-up the summer of 2011.

A big thanks goes out to the Great Summer staff of Camp Wa Wa Segowea, the dynamic CIT's, the terrific leadership of the team of Kat, Frank, Candace, and Norm & Dianne, the first class kitchen staff of Chris, Adele and Will and all the wonderful volunteers. It truly was a summer to remember. Can't wait till next year!

Session 8 was a busy one, and here's the week in pictures!

Wiffle Ball on the Parade Field.

Practicing the Hula Hoop!

Friends gathering on the side porch and inside lodge.

A quick game of tetherball.

It's Gardening Class.

Photography class.

Rocking the YMCA, Exclamation Point!

Arts & Crafts Class.

Swim class.

and Dance class.

Some time on the water, fishing...

...and enjoying Open Boating!

A peak inside a typical cabin.

The lodge never changes...

A true game of Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Keeping the inside lodge clean.

A look inside the kitchen.

Chris & Minna talking with our food supplier, John from Quandt's.

Adele and Dianne on the front porch.

Friends come in all sizes.

Siblings Jordan and Carly enjoying Boating.

It's Casino Night!

The Olympics Begin!

The camp broken into three teams.

There's the Archery competition.

The Javelin throw.

Organized by our leaders Katie & Matt.

Three-legged Race

The Wheelbarrow Race!

The tough hula hoop competition!

Terrence's team.

Part of the crazy race- the dizzy bat race.

Organizing the Camp Photo, not an easy task!

Some are just born to pose!

And now, it's Camp for Session 8.

So now it's onto the fall season for camp where a couple work weekends will be held as well as the Smith Park Annual Meeting. The first work weekend is on September 17th & 18th and the 2nd is on October 22nd & 23rd. The Smith Park Annual Meeting will be held at noon on September 17th. All are welcomed to attend these events and there'll be more info closer to the dates. Thanks to Ed for the continual supply of pictures!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Session 7 at Camp Wa Wa Segowea is done!

We've closed the books on Session 7 with just one remaining week to go here at Camp Wa Wa Segowea. Pretty soon kids will be home and getting ready to go back to school and dreaming of next summer at camp. Until then, campers are enjoying the morning mist on the lake and the occasional glimpse of mother nature's furry creatures (skunk and a bear this week!). They're making use of their free time journaling on the side porch, a quick game of HORSE on the basketball court as well as taking in all the stars and the full moon from the view of the soccer field. It's been a great summer!

Here's Session 7's pictures-

Opening Day Session 7!

A game of catch on the parade field.

Welcome all!

Anybody know where this is? (Leave your answer in the comments!)

Cabin Activity- Baking!

Bracelets are the rage at camp!

Annie & Kristen enjoying the front porch.

Olympic Team Names-

The staff for Session # 7!

It's just a couple days till the Camp Segowea Alumni Reunion! It's sure to be a great day on Saturday August 20th to reminisce with former staff members, campers and family and Friends of Segowea! It starts at 11 am and will be a fun filled day. The Friends of Segowea will be holding a meeting in the afternoon and the Smith Park Board will be meeting in the morning too. We'll also have a BBQ dinner that night as well as a campfire. Please consider joining us for the day! Please let Alum Sarah Perks if you plan on attending-