Thursday, January 29, 2009

Weekend Visitors

Camp had enthusiastic visitors this weekend, when we were joined by last summer's CIT1s and Horizon Teens In Action. Sure, it was a little cold out, but some of the CITs went up on the high ropes course.

Joanna and Pearl helped out.

We warmed up inside by making sugar cookies. Yum! They were tasty and very colorful after being decorated.
Later that day, we got going on the Teens In Action quilting overnight. TIA is a service group, and participants do all kinds of projects. Once a year, they stay up late making quilts to donate to Project Linus and other causes. This year, they switched it up and made quilted pillowcases for ConkerrCancer, to send to kids fighting cancer. The pillowcases turned out great - and we made 70!

Dava the super-friendly cat also stopped by ... watch out, Cassie - that's Dava's tail you're about to sew!

Here's most of the group the next morning, showing off the quilts and trying to stay awake.

Capital Campaign Updates

The council's capital campaign has passed the $2 million mark and is headed toward a final goal of $2.7 million. The latest improvements at camp are updates to the bathrooms in Pioneer, CIT, A-Frame, Staff House, and a touch-up to the lower lodge boys' room. Here are a couple of shots from CIT underway. Check back for new photos when the interiors are done in the next month or so!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Time to go boating!

Boating is always a popular activity at Camp Killoqua, but there's a new twist on it this week. Due to the recent snow and rain, Crabapple Lake is especially high right now. In fact, it's flowed all the way down the meadow and covered the swim docks, the base of the poplar tree and the "Outpost" cookout site. No firebuilding there for a while! It's especially easy to launch canoes, however, since the water is just a couple of feet from their racks. Luckily, camp buildings are out of reach and the water doesn't harm the meadow. Cassie, Pearl, Joanna and Juneau the puppy took the boats out to explore our expanded lakefront property!