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Week #5 RecapJul 22 2014
Week #5 at YMCA Camp Pepin focused on the camp games we play together. Throughout the week, campers played 1-2 games at night, as an individual, as teams, and as a cabin. The different games that were played throughout the week included: Capture the Flag, Message to Garcia, Wells Fargo, Dino Egg Hunt, and Mr. and Mrs. Camp Pepin! Dino Egg Hunt was chosen as the favorite game by our campers. One of the cabins found their Dino Egg is record time...under one minute! Great job campers!
Week #4 RecapJul 14 2014
Week 4 was a week of new adventures at YMCA Camp Pepin. We had our first trail camp embark on an adventure to the Boundary Waters for a 4-day canoe/portage/hiking trip. Throughout the 4 days, the campers traveled over 35 miles and enjoyed a variety of trail food. The most popular food of choice was "slop". Slop consists of chicken, rice, Alfredo sauce, onion, noodles, and any other items that look good to add to the dish! It's cooked over the campfire and quickly eaten after for the delicious flavors! When we asked the campers the most challenging part of the trip, there was a general consensus that the portaging was difficult, but all were happy with how much they accomplished! Heepwah to our YMCA Camp Pepin trail campers!
Week #3 RecapJul 08 2014
Last week with the shorter holiday week, YMCA Camp Pepin had a great turn out of 5-day resident counselors. Business was usual with a high demand in our new, magical tie-dye t-shirts. What we've created this year is a screen printed shirt with mysterious white lettering. The Camp Pepin staff have also concocted special batches of colorful dye to really make the shirts pop! Bright colors like pink, red, blue, purple, yellow, and green are the brightest colors we have yet. This year we are encouraging our campers to try out different ways of tying shirts ranging from a traditional swirl, bullseye, and last week's firework tie-dye. The tie-dye has been a BIG hit so far this summer and we are excited to see what else we can design in the remaining weeks of camp here at YMCA Camp Pepin!