North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tin Foil and Other Surprises

These were two of the keylogs from our first-year campers tonight:

This keylog is for my cabinmates, counselors, cousins and new friends helping make North Star my new home.

This keylog is for everyone who makes camp possible, because North Star is the best opportunity I've had in my life.
Every Friday night we head out to the Council Ring for our Friday Night Service, a values based campfire program. One of the parts of this service is the keylog ceremony, where every camper has the opportunity to throw a stick into the fire and share something he is thankful for. The quotes above are two of the keylogs from this evening's service, and these are just two of the well over 100 keylogs like them that were given tonight. It has been a great first week of 2nd session, and these keylogs symbolize that.

Yesterday was our first Cruiser Day of second session, and it was a great one. Cruiser Days (typically Tuesdays) are a cabin day where each cabin group puts together their own plan for the day. The day starts with doughnuts and ends with a cookout dinner over a campfire, with lots of fun in between. The cabins can choose from all the activities around camp, and they get creative with more as well.
Each cabin takes one Cruiser Day as a Village where they go on a field trip together. Yesterday was the Junior Village Cruiser Day, and it was a great one. The boys headed over to the Hayward waterslide and mini golf for a morning of fun. From there the boys headed over to the world famous Hayward Lumberjack Bowl for a show and demonstration. Campers and counselors alike joined in to support their favoirte Lumberjacks with the customary cheer of “Yo – Ho!” After the show, the boys headed to Hayward Beach where they had their cookout dinner. 

Meanwhile back at camp, the Intermediates and Seniors had some fun of their own. Our Pine Manor campers spent the day hiking at Copper Falls. Many of our campers made up many shenanigans, but none topped cabin S-3 and their Super Hero Day. Each camper picked a super hero to dress up as and they did many activities as their favorite Super Heros.

The day ended as everyone prepared their dinners at their campfire sites. Last night’s dinner was Tin Foil Surprise, where you take hamburger patties, potatoes and vegetables and wrap it in tin foil and cook it over the fire. The result is a delicious dinner! And s’mores for dessert to top it all off. It was a great Cruiser Day and we’re looking forward to two more fantastic ones.