First session is going way too fast. It is hard to believe that Visiting Weekend is in 3 days. The weather continues to be spectacular and the energy around camp is building as the Olympics started today. The Ojibwa Olympics is the last big event of First Session where we divide the camp into 8 different countries. Each country has campers from each age group and they participate in various activities to earn points for their team. Some of the activities are basketball, archery, volleyball, field hockey, tug-of-war, track and swim meets, and an obstacle course. The competition will last until Thursday when we crown this year’s Olympic champion.
Last night we hosted the Menominee Staff softball team to play, under the lights, and the campers and staff helped our staff capture the W in an epic 7 inning battle. Ojibwa edged out Menominee by 2 runs holding Menominee to zero runs for their last 5 at-bats. After the game, the entire camp rushed the mound to celebrate as one!
An honored tradition here at Camp Ojibwa continues this summer with the announcement of our 2019 Braves Council. The Braves is an organization at camp which prides itself on being leaders and mentors for younger campers, and has been established at camp from the very beginning. The leaders of the Braves are members from our oldest cabin who are voted by their peers to assume leadership positions on the Braves Council. This year’s Braves Council is:
- Chief – Blake Valfer
- Med Man – Ethan Friedman
- Scribe – Parker Borre
- Guardian of the Trail – Daniel Kaplan
- Guardian of the Trail – Brandon Goodman
- Guardian of the Fire – Jack Cohn
- Guardian of the Fire – Hayden Katz
- Drummer – Drew Kaplan
- Dancer – Jonah Sachs
Earlier this week, we had a visit from the American Camp Association to renew our ACA Accreditation. They score camps on hundreds of different standards that they expect camps to uphold in their operation. We are proud to say that we earned a 100% on our score and have renewed our Accreditation for another 5 years!
Here’s to Camp Ojibwa,
Joel and Joey