Paul Bunyon Days (Boys camp)
The events were based around ?old west days? Campers took
Tobacco spitting (using licorice)
Log rolling (in the water)
For dinner time, each cabin did a special table decoration
around the theme of Paul Bunyon.
Campers could also come in the dress of that time.
Water Carnival (Especially used for the 12 day session and
done on parents visitation day)
Campers signed up for events by cabin groups:
Pumice push (blowing a chunk of pumice across the water from
one line to another)
Fill the cup balanced on the stomach of one camper (floating
on back) with water by mouth.
Holding a spoon by the handle in ones mouth; run out into
waist deep water and pick up floating pumice and run it to the dock; return and
pick up more in the time given.
Inner tube race
Life jacket race
Different swim stroke race over a given distance.
Campers had to pass a swim test covering a set distance to
qualify for the various distance swims.
Campers had to arrange for someone to be an observer in the
boat and a rower for the boat.
Swims were done early in the morning before flag raising
when the lake was the calmest. A record was kept with names being placed on a
board hung in the lodge and a certificate of completion given to every
The first and shortest was a ? mile swim from Girl Scout
Campers could then progress to the next distance; a 3/4 mile
swim from the dock at Harmony Falls Resort to the camp dock.
The next was from Duck Bay to camp; a distance of 2 1/2
Last was the swim from Bear Cove; a distance of three
Every morning at 7:50 am, campers could come to the lake in
their swim suits and take a dip. Too count as a dip, one had to submerge up to
their neck. A camper who did this every morning of camp received a Dippy
Dippers award certificate.
Luau day (Usually done during 12 day session during girls
Campers made costumes of Hawaiian theme A King & Queen
were chosen (Usually staff)
Canoes were decorated and a parade held in the water
A special dinner of barbecued chicken and tropical salads
and fruit were prepared and eaten on the beach.
The entire meal was eaten backwards:
Campers entered the
dinning hall backwards
Announcements were made first
Dinner started with dessert and usually only knives were
used for eating the food. The dinner concluded with the singing of the evening
Over Night Hikes
Every camper had to experience outdoor overnight
For the short sessions: hikes were to Meta Lake, Bear cove
by canoe, Cedar Falls campground and to Grizzly Lake. During the longer
sessions, for the older campers, a two night hike was planned to the back lakes
Some other activities done at various times:
Carnival time in the cabins (each cabin planned a carnival
type game and campers went
from cabin to cabin participating in the event or game.
Order of The Fork (this was done every session for new