Summertime in Canada is an amazing season for outdoors and sun-lovers alike. Between the plethora of placid lakes, winding trails, sharp mountains, quiet meadows, bustling beaches and unknown woods, we have no excuse to stay indoors during the months of July and August. The summer days feel like a never-ending fairytale, except for when mother nature unleashes her fury and opens the floodgates of the sky, allowing the rain to pour down and ruin our perfect days. The miserable weather always comes haphazardly and shockingly, with the power to ruin our plans for the day. So what can we do when we no longer can benefit from the sun and her renowned rays? Here is a list of ten ways that you, your friends, and your family can stay entertained on those rainy, summer days.
...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...
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.
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?
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
2. Make a craft
3. Learn a new camp song for next year
4. Perfect your J-stroke
5. Play the animal game
6. Try to formulate a sentence with the largest possible amount of camp slang
7. Celebrate Wacky Wednesday
8. Work at a campfire instrument until you can lead songs at campout
9. Go camping!
10. Count all your camp swag
11. Visit Kumo
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!