Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer 2013

Well, Camp Killoqua Summer Sessions 2013 has started! Yesterday our first session of kids came through the gate and registered, turned in their meds, got their head checked for lice, and got a free T-shirt. Yup, FREE T-shirt, thanks to Safeway who funded them for every child during the summer sessions! We are super happy to have Camp Willie here again for their 15th year. This week will be so much fun diving back into all of our amazing outdoor and indoor activities, Gaga ball anyone? The kids are out running about (the counselors running with them), you can hear songs coming from the lodge, and Camp is back in all its wonderful glory.

Next week will be our Staff Training week. This is going to be a lot of fun! We have many new counselors and international staff members coming in Friday. We are so excited to meet and greet all of the staff, because they are what make this camp what it is. It seems we get very lucky every year with incredible people, that we figure this year will be equally as good! It will be an amazing summer this year with (hopefully) equally amazing weather!

It is so cool how when you come back to Camp Killoqua every year, you feel as if you never left. Everything is still as green and peaceful as it was last year and the years before that. As all returners know, here at camp K, we are pretty traditional and have our Camp Legend. The legends describes how many, many years ago, before the peaceful shores of Crabapple lake was a camp, there lived a strong young Native American man named Chief Killoqua. Chief Killoqua loved traveling from place to place, until one day he came upon a young Poplar tree on the shores of a beautiful lake. Chief Killoqua visited this tree often, and as he grew older he came to the tree to think about his tribe and ponder his problems. As wind blew through the trees, he could here a faint voice whispering "All is well, all is well." Chief Killoqua eventually died after living a fulfilling life, and as timed passed, Camp Killoqua came into its being. The young Poplar tree is now old, and Chief Killoqua's spirit has lived and grown old with it. On peaceful days like today, if you walk along the meadow, you may still be able to here the gentle, wise Chief say, "All is well, all is well."

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Upcoming Events

As spring is getting closer camp is getting busier! We have a few really exciting upcoming events in the month of February.

The first event is Parents Night Out February 8th from 6pm to 10pm at our Everett Camp Fire Office. This event will be hosted by our Teens in Action group that is working to raise money for their Relay for Life team. Drop your kids in grades k to 6th off at the Everett Camp Fire Office for an evening full of games, crafts, and a movie. We will provide pizza, a beverage, and popcorn during the movie! We are asking for a suggested donation of $15. Space is limited, be sure to register soon! To register call (425) 258-5437.

Also, remember to register online at for our School Days Off program February 18th. Campers will spend the day playing games and making new friends and celebrating Presidents’ Day!

In March camp will be the training ground for Camp Fire Club Leaders while they complete Outdoor Training. This training is to teach club leaders new outdoor skills and all the rules for camping with Camp Fire. It’s a really fun training of cookouts, a night hike, and knot tying! The dates for this year's training are 7-9pm on Tuesday March 5th for a planning session, and the overnight starts at 7pm on March 8th, and ends about noon on the 9th. Call the Camp Fire Office for more information, or to register: 425-258-KIDS.

Spring Break Day Camp is coming up too! This year the theme is Mud Pie Madness! We will be spending the week enjoying the wild and wet parts of Killoqua as well as keeping dry and warm by the fire. This is open to kids in grades 1-8th and bus transportation is available. Remember to put this on your calendar for April 1-5th and register soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter at Camp

Winter is a time of planning, organizing, and getting projects done! We’ve cleaned all the horse saddles and camp is getting a new kitchen floor!

We are also starting a new program called School Days Off at Camp Killoqua. When your child has a day off from school would they like to spend time hiking outdoors, doing fun arts and crafts, and playing exciting games with new friends? If you are looking for this kind of experience, send your child to Camp Killoqua on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day and a special Saturday in March. Drop-off and pick-up will be at our main Lodge. Please bring a sack lunch and an extra change of clothes each day. For more information on these days please go to

Stay connected this time of year by liking our facebook page and reading up on all the news here at camp.

Summer is just around the corner so register for camp! Visit our website to check out our 2013 brochure at .