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I’ve always been a “let’s try it” type of person. If you were to explain an assignment to me in five different languages, using multiple examples, various visual aids, and a whole slew of technology, I would still prefer to actually try it out for myself. Experiential education or kinesthetic learning is the concept of […]

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While we’re all headed to hibernation, it’s worth looking back to Winter Camp 2012. We had a phenomenal time with a great group of kids playing in the snow, eating delicious food, and experiencing true adventure! It would take too long to list everything we did and then you’d just sit there reading. Instead, let […]

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It’s getting close to that time of year! WINTER CAMP! Archery, Swimming, Capture the Pig, Rock Climbing, Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Quick Draw, Dodge Ball, Sledding, and much, much more! Come join us for two FULL days of EXTREME WINTER FUN! Campers will spend one overnight in our comfortable, heated cabins! This is a […]

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Ready to make a S’more? First you’ll need a fire to roast it! Building a fire isn’t so hard if you follow these simple steps to success! 1. Gather supplies You’ll need lots and lots of tinder, some kindling, and a few pieces of fuel. Tinder is the tiniest material that consists of dead leaves, […]

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Summer always leaves us with a bittersweet feeling at Sherman Lake. It’s a strange experience to go from hearing shouting, singing, running, and laughing children to the calm quiet of chirping birds and rustling leaves. We aren’t yet used to the empty beach and play fields or the unoccupied dining hall. There isn’t the pleasant […]

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The countdown to summer camp is down to 114 days! That’s a mere 16 weeks before happy campers are once again combing our acres in search of lifelong friends, memories, and skills. In pursuit of courage, confidence, and character (and a healthy dose of fun!), we’ve come up with the following theme days that will […]

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Okay, I’ll admit it. There are few differences between “Capture the Pig” and “Capture the Flag.” The biggest, of course, is the use of a squeaky, rubber pig (or chicken occasionally) to stand in place of a flag. But it’s better that way! Flags can’t make a celebratory “oink!” at the end of an intense […]

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I have discovered over my years as a counselor that kids LOVE to talk. You can ask them a million questions and they’d still only be getting warmed up! Even the kids that are shy have plenty to say if we’d only take the time to listen. I present to you two effective strategies I’ve […]

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I know what you’re thinking: “Playaking? Doesn’t he mean kayaking?” That’s a common misconception. There are a couple of notable differences between the two. Playaks are shorter and wider than their aquatic cousins and are therefore much more stable. They still have the traditional Darth Maul-esque paddle, but they are harder to tip. Good for […]

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