North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Fun of Normal

In most summers, settling into a routine is something that happens pretty quickly.  Don’t get me wrong, every day has something new and exciting!  But after all the modifications for Covid-19, even I didn’t realize how much fun it would feel to have a full first round of normal activity days. And it has been just such a great few days: from project periods, to organized free periods, to cabins heading out on camping trips (S-1 and S-2 departed this morning for the Superior Hiking Trail!) and - now that our pods are opened up to villages - really diving into our Green-White games.

Each village had the chance to continue earning Green vs. White points for their teams this afternoon. The J-Village was up on the tennis courts playing dodgeball, curtain ball, and ultimate frisbee, and some boys played chess. The I-Village played 9-square, gaga, nukem, and basketball, while the S-Village played baseball on the ball field. The beautiful breeze we had today made playing games under the sun that much more pleasant. 

And as a further bonus to this new normal - now that we are back to a typical schedule - mail is back at the Wanegan window! Where one camper from each cabin can go pick it up at the beginning of Organized Free. Please note that the only permissible packages are reading materials such as books, magazines or newspapers. The boys really have everything that they need here.

Like every mail day, we made sure to pass out Wanegan to all campers this evening after they picked their activity preferences for the coming week. Don’t worry - we have more than enough candy options to get your boys all sugared up! It does help keep them running well for these days of fun under the sun. 

Today’s Grace:
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.”
-Gov. Edward Wallis Hoch

Be seated.