What a summer! With camp coming to a close it has been a season to remember. Our summer community was blessed with many new staff members and 10 international staff, all ready for a summer full of adventure and fun. We played many games, enjoyed hundreds of Grovers, and sang approximately 3000 songs (give or take a few thousand). We also learned a few new life skills through our different "Journeys". Campers learned how to do improv, cook over a fire they built, bake pies, make pottery, build shelters, and hone their canoeing skills, just to name a few.
Highlights at Hiawatha included Hockey Camp and two weeks of Family Camp, at Vermilion we expanded our Canoe Camp Program, welcomed the Rendezvous program back to Vermilion, and guided 28 boundary waters trips into the BWCAW. Our Day Camps reached out to the communities and congregations that support VLM with countless songs and games with young campers.
All of these programs were possible thanks to the volunteers, Journey leaders, donors, counselors, guides, kitchen crews, and support teams that make camp happen. We thank everyone who gave time to: help drive canoe trips, make meals for day camp, mow the fields, help with healthcare, and all those that were there to lend a hand. All the campers, groups and families had an experience that you can only have at camp; now we encourage them (and you!) to take the experience and invite others to share in the joy and laughter that is camp. Thanks for a great summer!
Camp Vermilion Program Director