RSS Feed

Monthly Archives: July 2014

CIT Night

Hey everybody,

Today was another beautiful day here at Camp Jorn. We had some awesome activities during classes including some wake boarding in skiing, pillaging the dining hall in viking training, and even a life sized game of Monopoly in games!

Mohican and Cherokee got back from their trips today safe and sound; and Chippewa, Arapahoe, Sioux, and Menominee left for their trips this afternoon.

Speaking of, we had a blast this afternoon! The swim docks were hopping with campers and day campers alike and tubers were being pulled across the lake. On land we had messy twister going on, cabins biking to ice cream, and human shuffle board!

Tonight is CIT night, wooh! The CITs have set up an amazing campfire for us tonight and we can’t wait to see what they have in store. They have been hard at work today planning and preparing, and by the looks of it we have a fantastic night ahead of us!

Have a great night everyone!


Thor vs. Loki

Hello everyone,

Today’s theme is Thor vs. Loki!

We’ve had a great day so far here at Camp Jorn! Classes did so many fun activities today. Crafts created memory books, games played latter golf, and the vikings in training made Nordic rune signs for all the cabins and buildings on camp!

Teva left for their trip yesterday and they get back on Thursday, and today Mohican and Cherokee left for their overnight trips!

This afternoon we had lots of cool cabin activities going on. Arapahoe, Chippewa, and Sioux went tubing; Winnebago painted themselves in war paint and war canoed to ice cream, and Kickapoo played messy twister!

Tonight’s campfire activity is Wells Fargo! Wells Fargo is Camp Jorn’s own take on capture the flag. This game is so much fun. What’s more is that it being Norse Mythology week we all get to be vikings during this game, it’s going to be awesome!

More to come tomorrow.

Have a great night!

How to Train Your Viking

Hello everyone,

Today is How to Train Your Viking day!

We’ve had a beautiful day here at Camp Jorn and an amazing first day of classes! We had so many fun things going on today. Sailing learned how to scully, crafts made nature prints with leaves, pine cones and paint, and games and sports played an awesome game of ultimate Frisbee!

This afternoon after some grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch we had our cabin activities. Lots of cabins had fun in the water today, cooling off and doing activities like going to Fox Island, swimming, and tubing! We also had some fun on land activities that included Messy Twister, slip’n’slide, and even a diva day. So much fun!

Tonight’s campfire activity is Pillage the Village! This is the Viking themed version of our game called Gold Rush where each cabin is sent to look for hidden staff members around camp who have all have “gold”. However, in order to get the gold the cabin must first answer a trivia question or do a task to earn their gold. At the end whichever three cabins have the most gold get to choose from some awesome prizes like milk and cookies or even a sunset boat cruise. We’re going to have so much fun tonight!

Hope everbody had a good day and have a great night!

Session 5 Kickoff!

Hi everybody,

First off, all campers made it to camp safe, sound, and ready to have an awesome week!

This week’s theme is Norse Mythology and today was welcome to Valhalla!

Today after all the campers got to camp and moved into their cabins, all the cabins went on a tour of camp that we like to call Round Robin and had swim tests.

After drying off we had our first flagpole of the session and went to dinner. Tonight we had a big spaghetti dinner complete with garlic bread and green beans, yum!

Then cabins signed up for classes, checked in with Nursey, and met with Trips to talk about their trip this week.

Tonight at campfire staff preformed some funny skits to introduce themselves and we sang lots of camp songs!

This week is already off to a great start, we’re going to have so much fun!

Hope everyone had a great day, goodnight!

Friday #2

Hello everyone,

Today’s theme is You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

It was a bittersweet day for all of us at camp. These past two weeks have been so much fun, we have learned so many things, we have made so many new friends, and we’ve strengthened old friendships. And even though today was the last day campers and staff made it the best day of all!

Today in classes we saw our campers accomplish some amazing things. Environmental ed. placed their Leave No Trace signs on Fox Island today, horsemanship practiced all their skills they’ve learned today by playing a game in which the campers on horseback placed dabber-lancers in tins of paint and painted the horse instructors, and sailing sailed all the way from the sail docks into downtown Manitowish Waters. What an exciting day!

Following that this afternoon our campers collected firewood for our friendship fire, packed up to go home, and then had their last cabin activity. Chippewa went tubing, Sioux played Hunger Games with Teva, and Kickapoo mad some candy sushi!

Finally, tonight is our last campfire all together so to commemorate all the fun times, fun people, and great experiences we had these past two weeks we will be having a Friendship Fire. This consists of two parts, the first being a reflection in the amphitheater with all the cabins and staff. The second part is a giant bonfire under the stars in the middle of the field. This is a very special experience.

Hope everybody had a great day, we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Thursday #2

Hey everybody,

It was another gorgeous day today for backwards day! That’s right, backwards day. This morning we woke up and took down the flag from the flagpole, had a dinner of lasagna and garlic bread, and then went to our cabin activities.

The cabins did so many fun cabin activities today! Arapahoe and Kickapoo played messy twister, Mohican biked to ice cream, Winnebago and Iroquois played the Hunger Games with markers, and Teva got to go tubing!

This afternoon we had our classes and we had so much fun in the sun. Crafts got to go draw down by the lake, environmental ed. painted leave no trace signs, and horsemanship got to do an egg balance on horseback!

Tonight’s campfire activity is Sock Hop!! We are so ready to get Wet, Wild, and Wacky on the dance floor!

Hope everybody had a great day, and have a great night!

Hey everybody,

The sun came out today!!

It was a beautiful day for all things camp and this morning we had lots of fun in classes. In first hour sailing we had a camper go all the way around Fox Island, what an accomplishment! Today air riflery went on a secret mission, crafts painted rocks, and horsemanship played tag on the horses. It was a great morning.

This afternoon we had so many fun cabin activities. Mohican made blanket forts in their cabin, Arapahoe and Sioux went to ice cream, and Winnebago went to rice creek today!

For those that don’t know, Rice Creek is a special place that we’ve been going to for a long time here at Camp Jorn. Rice Creek is a creek that runs under a road through a huge tube and campers go through it almost like how you would go down a water slide at a water park, it’s so much fun! We had a great time there today.

This evening’s campfire activity is Wells Fargo!! Wells Fargo is camp’s version of capture the flag, however, in this form each player wears a sock in their back pocket or tucked into their pants and members of the opposite team can take socks from other people in order to momentarily take them out of the game. In order to get back in the game a member of the same team must give you a sock so you can resume playing. This is a camp favorite!

That’s all for tonight, have a great night everyone!