The Critter Queen Gets a Birthday Surprise

The Critter Queen Gets a Birthday Surprise

...Once Flexx arrived safely down to the lake, Dorii started the grand ceremony. She had Flexx transferred into her arms, and with utmost grace, softly tiptoed to the end of the dock. Dorii started whispering softly below her breath; a sound so quiet that only she and Flexx were privy to its melodic and entrancing rhythm. “Come my little leeches, come” she repeated methodically. Like the morning tide, Dorii’s words slowly started to gain energy and power, changing slowly from a whisper and growing eventually into a chant. All the campers joined in, encouraging the leeches to come gather so that Flexx could have the ultimate birthday surprise. As the chant gained power, the Laurel Creek water slowly transitioned from emerald green to a pure black color as the leaches congregated at the foot of the dock...

Waterfront Safety

Waterfront Safety

Playing in open water can be a great way to spend the summer. And in the Waterloo Region, we are very lucky to have tons of spots to enjoy the beautiful fresh water that runs through our Province. However, open water can be dangerous when the right precautions are not taken, so we would like to remind you of some of the essential safety measures to take when engaging in play around open water.

Answering Some Common Questions About Tick Safety

Answering Some Common Questions About Tick Safety

We have all heard of ticks before. Maybe you have heard horror stories of the terrible diseases they carry or even seen one on your pet, or worse, on yourself. But what are ticks really? And why, for an insect that doesn’t have wings, does the word “tick” carry such a buzz?

Number 1: Are You Afraid of the Dark

Number 1: Are You Afraid of the Dark

No, this year we won’t be telling stories that keep campers eyes open all night. We won’t jump out from the shadows at them. It is not the goal of a camp counsellor to make the night a scary place. It is our role to show each camper the magic that comes when the night is still. To help them see just how beautiful darkness can be. To allow them to make friends with the monsters under their bed – because we never know what incredible stories those monsters could have to tell. Don’t judge a Sasquatch by its feet – isn’t that what we’ve all been told? 

11 Things to do When You're Missing Camp

Hello friends of Camp K!

I am so excited to be bringing to you a new addition to Kummoniwannago’s online presence – a blog! I will be attaching links to each new blog post on our social media pages as they are completed.

The aim of the blog is to keep camper families, current and future staff, and alumni in the loop of what is going on throughout the year at Camp K, what’s coming up, and just to look back on some good times we have had. I thought an appropriate first post would be a look at the history of our camp and just how far we’ve come! So, without further ado, please enjoy the new blog!

 


Let's start this off with everyone's favourite blog style - The Listicle! You're the person who has the first day of camp marked on your calendar. The person who looks out the window at Christmastime and sees in the snowflakes memories of hot summer days, shorts, and Birkenstocks. School is just a way to pass the time while waiting for the early morning drives down your favourite road.

But what are you supposed to do with all this extra time!? Besides homework, Camp Kummoniwannago has a few ideas to get you through the hardest parts of the year: fall, winter, and spring.

1. Take a trip to your happy place before it closes for the    season

Ah, home <3

Ah, home <3

2. Make a craft

Half the fun of crafts is seeing how ridiculous your creation can be!

Half the fun of crafts is seeing how ridiculous your creation can be!

3. Learn a new camp song for next year

There's nothing wrong with knowing all the words to Goin' to the Chapel or Princess Pat

There's nothing wrong with knowing all the words to Goin' to the Chapel or Princess Pat

4. Perfect your J-stroke

And get ready to learn some canoe rescue techniques next year - that's right, we're going in the water!

And get ready to learn some canoe rescue techniques next year - that's right, we're going in the water!

5. Play the animal game

This one's for you, Tweety

This one's for you, Tweety

6. Try to formulate a sentence with the largest possible       amount of camp slang

It's so lit that Poopface didn't eat a potato and wasn't devastating these past two years even though life happens in the grotto.  How did I do, Banshee?

It's so lit that Poopface didn't eat a potato and wasn't devastating these past two years even though life happens in the grotto.  How did I do, Banshee?

7. Celebrate Wacky Wednesday

Looking good Riddlez, Rooost, Fitch, and Hooot!

Looking good Riddlez, Rooost, Fitch, and Hooot!

8. Work at a campfire instrument until you can lead             songs at campout

Bonus points if you learn Banshee's favourite song - Circle Game by Joni Mitchell Wiz, Melody, Bravo, and Beamer are staying warm by the fire.

Bonus points if you learn Banshee's favourite song - Circle Game by Joni Mitchell

Wiz, Melody, Bravo, and Beamer are staying warm by the fire.

9. Go camping!

More bonus points if you create an awesome fire dance to call the spirits and change the future of epic campfires forever.

More bonus points if you create an awesome fire dance to call the spirits and change the future of epic campfires forever.

10. Count all your camp swag

Popeye had a few old camper shirts lying around

Popeye had a few old camper shirts lying around

11. Visit Kumo

He may have lost his hat, but he will never lose his sense of adventure! Stop by the newly renovated (but rather messy) camp office anytime to say hi! Kumo is amazing at keeping spirits up until finally we get to return to LC and Camp K!

He may have lost his hat, but he will never lose his sense of adventure! Stop by the newly renovated (but rather messy) camp office anytime to say hi! Kumo is amazing at keeping spirits up until finally we get to return to LC and Camp K!

Thanks for reading! We'll have more posts coming to you with tidbits from Camp K. Be sure to check with us often for updates about the upcoming 2017 season!

Dorii ><>o0O