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Week #6 RecapJul 29 2014
Week #6 at YMCA Camp Pepin was the 2nd Annual Olympics Week. We kicked off the week with a special opening ceremony that showed the history of Camp Pepin and gave the counselors a chance to present cabin colors to their campers. Each cabin had a special flag with bandanas to match. The week was filled with the usual camp festivities, such as capture the flag and friendship fire, with the addition of some special activities specific to Olympic Week. Some of these included: an all camp egg toss competition, a massive musical chairs game (100 chairs), and even an ice cream eating contest! Although it would be hard to choose a highlight of the week, one amazing part is that every single cabin won at least one medal during the all camp Olympic activities. Overall the week was a huge success. Keep your eyes open for next year's Olympic week and be sure to sign up! Heepwah!
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!