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Week 5 Cabin Blogs

by Chris

Sunday, July 28th 2013 at 5:39pm

Deer
This week Deer Cabin welcomed 9 new girls and we couldn’t be more excited! All the girls jumped right into life here at ADK by trying to become Braves! Many of the girls have already completed their silence tests and service. This week the girls had lots of fun in activities, especially Culinary Fun, where they demonstrated sharing (an ADK plaque!) by giving one of their cupcakes to their counselors! Yum!
Things overheard in the cabin this week…
“Polar Bear was awesome this morning!”
“When’s the next Blue/White event? Dodgeball was so fun!”
“Irene, Kiki, and Almu were so good in their dance performance!”

Fox
A mere 20 minutes after all the parents left on opening day, the 12 girls of Fox Cabin were already playing hide-and-go-seek, introducing friends, and sharing bracelets. Fox Cabin’s counselors have been so impressed with the amount of kindness, energy, and cleanliness displayed over the week. The girls who have been here before help out the new girls every way they can. Most of the girls are trying to become Braves, so every rest hour they help each other learn the camp song, camp plaques, and the Braves’ Code of Honor. “Will you help me study? Will you test me?” are common phrases heard around the cabin. But it’s not just studying going on here! Two girls recently showed the cabin the new moves they learned in fencing. Monday night the junior/intermediate girls had a scavenger hunt within their cabins. Tuesday night the girls were placed on their Blue/White teams. Wednesday we played Blue/White dodgeball and Thursday night was Fox’s Cabin Night. Despite the chilly evening, the girls were excited to go swimming with big inflatable tubes. The girls have been trying new things every day and love talking about them with us and the rest of the cabin. Some memorable quotes have been “I don’t like climbing the big hill to archery, but I forget all about it when I’m up there shooting at the targets!” A few of the girls took dance classes with our hip-hop dance guest artist and they said, “Let’s teach our dance to the cabin and we can do it for inspection!” One girl said she’d dance as long as there were no arm-moving parts; she had tired hers out by kayaking all the way to Spider Rock! We are so excited to spend the rest of the summer with these girls. They are so kind to each other and cooperative. We already know we will be sad to see them go!

Lynx
This week Lynx Cabin embodied the cooperation plaque because we’ve been doing well in inspection and because we joined forces to compete in a cabin scavenger hunt for line night. The girls enjoyed some gooey s’mores and chit-chat for cabin night and are looking forward to sleeping in Saturday morning.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I’m so glad I did Hip Hop Dancing! It was so fun!”
“I need to become a Brave again!”
“Canoeing was fun today. We got to flip the boats!”

Caribou
We had ten new bright and smiling faces join us this week in Caribou! It has been exciting to welcome back so many returning girls and to also show our four new campers why we love this peninsula so much. We have many girls in the cabin trying to become Braves already to support their Blue/White teams. On Wednesday we enjoyed an intense night of Blue/White dodgeball followed by Catherine being elected the new Captain of the White Team Intermediate Girls. On Thursday we had lots of laughs as we got some serious air going tubing for cabin night. We were also happy to get a bit of rain this week because we got to hip hop dance and play borg ball together for an entire morning. Lots of fun times were had this week and we are lucky to have such a spirited group of young ladies in Caribou this session!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I learned so many stories about the stars when I went star gazing!”
“I finally got my roll in kayaking!!!”
“I crossed in and out of the wake 7 times in 1 minute in waterskiing!”
“S.U.P. and tubing were my favorite!”
“This week I overcame my fear of being underwater in a boat!”

Mink
This week Mink Cabin said a hearty “Noonway!” to six new campers. For our first cabin night we started out the session with an S.U.P. (stand up paddleboarding) outing. It was SUP-erb! Blue/White dodgeball was super competitive and fun. The ADK plaque that Mink Cabin most embraced this week was spirit. A few of our campers participated in a Culinary Fun bake-off. Yum! Mink is looking forward to another great week!

Cougar
Cougar Cabin has had a great start to their session! We kicked off the week tubing. Eliza and Anna N. were heard screaming from the tube, “This is so awesome!” Every morning the girls attempt to pass their silence test, and on Wednesday Ava and Sofia finally did! How Brave! Two down, seven to go! Gigi and Kyle have brought a new card came into the cabin that has become the new downtime activity for everyone. In the evening Anna A. and Masha serenade the girls with flutes, guitars, and lyrics by their favorite artists. Katya has given us a new bedtime tradition by wishing the cabin a good night in Russian. By night 3 all of the girls were saying, “spokoynoy nochi” before going to sleep and without prompting. The girls just returned from a trip to “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” carrying backpacks that seemed bigger than they are!

Panther
Between moving in, catching up with friends, and trying new activities, Panther Cabin has had a very busy first week! We had lots of fun hanging out by the campfire and making s’mores for cabin night and then learning some awesome new movies during the hip-hop/zumba session with the guest artist, Sarah, during line night. Lots of effort and teamwork (both ADK plaques!) was displayed in Blue/White dodgeball, in which everyone participated and showed great enthusiasm!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Sailing was by far my favorite activity this week!”
“I hope there’s an S.U.P. trip this session! S.U.P. is so fun!”
“This week was my favorite week of second session so far!”
“Archery was really fun this week!”

Northwind
Northwind started second session by welcoming 3 new campers, Abby, Oriana, and Sofya, and one new counselor, Marley. We spent the first cabin night bonding over brownies and a movie. Three of our girls are trying to become Braves and it’s been great to watch the other girls in the camp support those on their silence tests. For line night the girls got their groove on in a hip-hop class— they were all front and center showing tons of effort and enthusiasm. During Blue/White dodgeball the girls continued to show great leadership and Ashley was re-elected as Senior Blue Team Captain. Amy and Elena just returned from a 4-day 46er hiking trip and we look forward to next week when Elena will climb her last 5 mountains and complete her 46er challenge!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Competing in this Culinary Fun Cook-Off has been delicious!”
“This was the best line night yet!”
“I got up on water skis for the first time! It was so cool!”
“I love having new people in the cabin; it’s fun to make new friends!”

Wolf Den
This week Wolf Den added some new faces to our ranks. Dori, Abby, Hannah, and Liza all joined the Ranger girls! Everyone has been working hard on giving back to camp, from doing dishes in the kitchen to running the service program and even helping out at Awiskini. The girls are also having a good share of fun, especially at the senior line night hip-hop dance activity on Thursday. “Leadership” has been the ADK plaque of the week, as the girls have stepped into strong leading roles in Blue/White and their activities, especially swimming.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Ranger year is fantastic so far!”
“I loved teaching someone how to tack on a windsurf board.”
“Canoeing was awesome today because we spent a lot of time in the water!”

Jay
What an amazing week for Jay Cabin! Second session started nicely and 5 more campers joined us to form the J-Unit. Despite getting 5 new campers, it felt like everyone knew each other. All the kids were immediately playing together and all became good friends. The work of the week was definitely creativity, as most of our activities called for the campers’ creative side. On Monday, with the whole line, we did an activity called “Yard Sale” where campers have to use 20 objects to create various things. Never before have Crazy Creek chairs and glowing mohawks been used in such fashion, nor did we expect Jay Cabin members to be such talented singers! The highlight of the week, however, was cabin night. The kids got to create masterpieces using only 6 different paint colors on human canvas (that is, their counselors’ skin!). After an ecstatic, chaotic 30 minutes we walked around camp showing everyone the finished product!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I was so happy to go on a trip with the whole cabin!”
“I finally passed my silence test!”
“I loved painting my counselors from head to toe!”
“I am getting so good at archery! I got a bullseye today!”

Crow
The awesome new campers of Crow Cabin walked up to Awiskini this week very confused, but by the end everyone was ready to become a Brave as soon as possible. So far a few campers have already completed their silence tests! How Brave! Crow Cabin had an awesome cabin night playing dodgeball. Our last game was counselors vs. campers…AND CAMPERS WON! Noonway!

Owl
What a HOOT it’s been in Owl Cabin this week! We’ve had 13 new additions to the cabin, along with 1 brave 8-weeker. Our cabin recently enjoyed smashing some cake in the face of one of their counselors on his birthday, and they have had a great week of activities as well. Cooperation (an ADK plaque!) has been evident as the cabin has worked together to clean for inspection.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Fun, just FUN!”
“Our counselors are amazing! This cabin is awesome!”
“Borg ball was really fun!”

Hawk
This week Hawk Cabin welcomed 10 new campers. The new energy in the cabin could be felt immediately. In this first week almost the entire cabin started working toward becoming a Brave with service done and silence tests passed. Hopefully more campers will follow! Dodgeball was a highlight of the week. The campers have all really embraced Blue/White and have shown a lot of spirit for it.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Tubing was one of the best things I’ve ever done!”
“I’ve only been here one week and I already know I’m coming back!”

Gull
A Week 6 Poem:
This week in Gull Cabin,
We got some new kids and they’re all swaggin’.
They swam, waterskied, and ate some good food,
Canoeing for cabin night put them in a good mood.
Solid 80s we got for inspection,
And every night gives us time for reflection.
An intense game of Blue/White dodgeball taught them all to cooperate,
And we hope the upcoming week’s activities are just as great.

Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I loved canoeing because we paddled all the way to the other side of Glenburnie.”
“I loved waterskiing because I got up for the first time!”
“My favorite meal was barbecue because the hot dogs were amazing.”

Moose
It was a great first week in Moose Cabin. All the boys have settled in nicely and are falling into the rhythm of the daily schedule. This past line night we all had fun with our guest artist Sarah who led us in a hip-hop workout. We also had a blast competing for our teams in Blue/White dodgeball. Our herd of moose also had a lot of fun participating in our nerd-themed lunch this past Thursday.
Overheard in the cabin this week:
“I can’t wait to S.U.P. this morning!”
“I hope there’s another Magic tournament!”
“It was an awesome week!”

Bear
Bear Cabin has had an awesome first week of the session! Everyone is excited to see old friends and to meet and welcome newcomers. The cabin is already very tight-knit and cohesive. One plaque that the cabin has continuously exemplified is sharing. At meals everyone is polite and offers their friends food first. It is really impressive for a bunch of ravenous 14-year-old boys to be so generous, and it makes meals an enjoyable time for all!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Star-gazing with creative arts was really fun!”
“I love kayaking because I can roll, and I can’t wait to go on white water again this year!”
“The beef stew was really good this week!”
“Wakeboarding is awesome and I almost got my wake-to-wake jump!”

Buffalo
This week was a fantastic start to second session. We welcomed some new campers to the cabin, some who have come quite a long way from home. On cabin night we had a great time canoeing. The boys spent a lot of time trying to rescue a canoe without doing a T-rescue. Although they were not always successful we were very impressed by their cooperation (an ADK plaque)!

Elk
Our first week of second session was a blast. The kids are enjoying activities like sailing, kayaking, and S.U.P., as well as hanging out in the cabin together playing Magic and listening to music. For cabin night on Monday we played a rousing soccer match against Bear Cabin, followed by a fire in the senior boys’ campfire ring. Creativity has flourished in Elk Cabin (it’s a plaque, afterall!) with the boys making up stories and singing original songs. We are topping off the week with a cabin overnight trip to nearby Iroquois Point where we can hang out as a cabin and keep the fun going!

Crazy Horse
This week in Crazy Horse we gained 5 new friendly faces. We kicked off the week with cabin night by watching a movie and then had a great week of Rangerific Fun where we discussed improvements we’d like to work on to contribute to the dining hall. The Rangers also started on one of their projects for the summer, which is working on the boardwalk. We wrapped up the week with some fantastic hip-hop dancing lessons for our line night. The main ADK plaque that represents this week could be “responsibility,” because the Rangers are learning how to make positive, active contributions in the in the dining hall. How Rangers!

Week 3 Cabin Blogs

by Chris

Monday, July 15th 2013 at 11:49am

Deer
Deer cabin had a great week. The girls have all branched out and have gotten to know each other. We had a blast during line night when the girls were asked to dress up according to different themes, competing against the other junior/ intermediate cabins for the most creative interpretation of the theme. Cooperation, an ADK plaque, was definitely evident! The girls are all very excited for the dance this Saturday- it should be a great time!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I passed my silence test!”
“Wet ‘n Wild Wednesday in canoeing was so fun!”
“Is it time for the dance yet?!”
“Archery is awesome”

Fox
Fox cabin has had a very eventful week. With three new campers and the arrival of a CIT, old friendships continue to grow and new ones are quickly blossoming. For line night, the cabin worked together to come up with twelve different outfits for a fashion show between the junior and intermediate line cabins. It was a blast to see their creativity (an ADK plaque!) and excitement to collaborate as a group. One day this week the rain kept us in the cabin during rest hour, but it allowed for some extended time to play cards and write letters home. The highlight of this week was the beautiful weather and sunset that paired perfectly with a night of tubing on the lake. Fox had a great time dressing up for the dance and a fun Blue/White event on Saturday.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“My favorite part of this week was my day trip because we got to pick strawberries at the top of the mountain and eat them!”
“I am so excited to go tubing! This is the best cabin night ever!”
“I finished making my bed; who needs help with theirs?”
“Look what the tooth fairy left me! M&Ms and a special note!”

Lynx
This week in Lynx Cabin we welcomed two wonderful new girls. The cabin exemplified leadership, an ADK plaque, by taking initiative to welcome and assimilate them. They had a blast tubing and eating s’mores together for cabin night! Many of the girls have been windsurfing this week and doing a fantastic job of it. They also demonstrated cooperation, another camp plaque, during our line night when they had three minutes to come up with an outfit for different themes in a fashion show.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I did so well in windsurfing today!”
“Salad, salad, I love salad!”
“I got a cool snail tattoo in canoeing!”
“I swam the medium triangle!”

Caribou
Over the past week the girls in Caribou have grown into a much stronger and more unified group. This past weekend we said goodbye to Natasha and welcomed Lexie and Emily into our cabin. They have fit right into the group; it’s as if they have been here since day one! We’ve spent our cabin nights enjoying s’mores, campfires, and movies, and we also made awesome new Caribou Cabin bracelets. On Wednesday the girls spent the evening playing Blue/White basketball and then we all camped out at Chapel. It was a night filled with laughter and bonding, and we still managed to get some sleep!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I lost my tooth this week!”
“I learned how to stern in canoeing”
“I finally got out of the wake in waterskiing!”
“Blue/White was so much fun and now the teams are tied!”
“I spent the entire period working on my hand roll and at the very end I did it!”

Mink
Mink had an eventful second week! We gained three new girls and are really starting to bond as a cabin. This week Mink won inspection. It took a lot of cooperation and responsibility (two ADK plaques) to pull together a clean cabin everyday. For our cabin night, Mink went canoeing and then swimming. It was a blast! We are excited about upcoming events. We even have a cabin overnight planned!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“We’ve had such nice weather. We’ve been able to enjoy it at this amazing summer camp”
“I’m looking forward to eating lunch outside more often when it’s sunny”

Cougar
The past week was fabulous. The girls were awesome and really becoming a unified cabin. They have been working hard during inspection and in activities. The girls got the opportunity to go tubing for cabin night and loved every minute of it! The weather improved this week allowing for fun activities, a relaxing night of yoga, meditation for line night, and the beloved Senior Chill time. Cougar cabin staff and campers look forward to making the best of their last week of first session!

Panther
It was a fun and exciting third week in Panther cabin. We welcomed two new girls into our cabin. Two of the highlights this week were our cabin night and winning the Special Day. During cabin night we baked brownies. Now that the weather is better we are preparing to do more things on the lake, such as the Big Triangle and tubing.

Northwind
Week Two began with smiles and laughter despite persistent rain. All the girls put on their red and white for lunch to support Ariana, our camper from Canada, to celebrate Canada Day. We had a wonderful cabin night of baking brownies and watching The Princess Bride. Our week continued colorfully as the girls dressed in red, white, and blue for July 4th and actually came in 3rd for most patriotic cabin! The girls are really growing (an ADK plaque!) as a cabin and as individuals- Hannah and Rachel decided to extend to four weeks and Samantha has decided to stay the full summer! The girls continue to embody the Adirondack spirit and many are trying to become Braves. Parents’ Day was also extremely fun, as the girls loved showing off their skills in their activities. We also welcomed in two new campers, Andie and Gabby. We look forward to week three and all it has in store.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“The dance was really funky!”
“We loved watching 4th of July fireworks off Ranger Rock.”
“It was great that my cabin was so supportive of my home on Canada Day.”
“It was really fun cheering on our teams during Blue/White canoe meet!”

Wolf Den
It was another fun-filled, busy week for the Rangers in Wolf Den! The Adirondack plaque “leadership” was especially embodied in Blue/White canoe meet and hockey, during which the Rangers all led by example by competing with their full effort and displaying sportsmanship. We went on our cabin overnight trip Monday! After everyone canoed over to Iroquois Point, we pitched our tents, ate s’mores under the stars, and only got a tiny bit of rain! The girls continue to challenge themselves and assist counselors in activities. The girls are also pushing themselves by going on hiking and climbing trips. They also help campers give back to camp by leading the service program.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“It was awesome competing against Forest Lake Camp and showing them what Adirondack is all about!”
“My favorite part of leading service is helping kids become Braves.”
“I’m sad to leave camp this weekend, but I’m excited for my rock climbing trip.”
“Swimming today was awesome because I help a camper move up a level.”

Jay
This week was a really interesting week in the cabin. We started with five campers, decreased by two going home on last Saturday, and gained three others on Sunday. This challenged all the campers because they all had something to work on. Half worked on their leadership skills by trying to integrate the other campers, while the new campers had to get used to camp and work on independence and growth. It took no time for the campers to interact together and they were all good friends by Tuesday. They got to learn about each other during the line night where we played different games as a line to introduce everyone. We had a great time on cabin night where we made Rice Krispy treats, and played “Mafia” and “Heads-up 7-Up” together. The spirit in the cabin is high and the campers are looking to go on a trip together next Monday.

Crow
These past two weeks have been filled with some amazing memories for Crow Cabin! Because we were Junior Inspection Winners the first week we went tubing for cabin night, which was a definite highlight of Week Two. And while we’re sad two of our campers went home last weekend, Crow Cabin has welcomed our new arrivals with open arms. The boys are getting along like brothers in the cabin and much growth has happened across the board for everyone. Some are more outgoing, some are trying new things for the first time, and others are becoming more comfortable being themselves. Even though there’s still a week left, there’s already so much fun stuff the campers are ready to share when they get home!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Tubing was so much fun! I held on for 10 minutes!”
“I can’t wait for Blue/White, it’s my favorite part of camp!”
Owl
This week, Owl Cabin showed definite leadership, effort, and spirit (all ADK plaques!)
Richie S. attempted his silence test every day since his first full day of camp. Yesterday he completed it successfully and his cabinmates were so proud and impressed they chanted his name and picked him up as soon as he finished. They congratulated him all through dinner and remembered to pay him a quiet “How” just before lights out. The cabin also demonstrated creativity, another camp plaque. After lunch on Thursday, Jack, Nick, and Aron fashioned a basketball hoop from a paper cup and plate. Then they duct-taped it to a beam in the cabin, thus beginning the inaugural season of the CBA-Cabin Basketball Association. More highlights from this week included nearly finishing our nightly bedtime book Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, tubing after dinner on Thursday, participating in Blue/White basketball on Wednesday night, and welcoming the three newest members of the Owl Cabin family: Richie, Taylor, & Aaron!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“This is how life was meant to be lived.” -Taylor L.

Hawk
The Hawk Cabin has been having one awesome day after another. Some Hawks have been waking up and jumping right into the lake for Polar Bear Swim, while some woke up even earlier this week for early morning fishing. We had another great cabin night; this week we went canoeing. We saw fantastic cooperation (an ADK plaque!) as campers helped each other to rescue the canoes that had flipped over for fun.

Gull
This week Gull Cabin said goodbye to two wonderful cabinmates and said hello to two new faces and a CIT! Plenty of Magic cards have been traded, plenty of fish have been caught, and plenty of miles have been hiked. Blue/White basketball was very competitive and everyone participated. For cabin night we baked some tasty Rice Krispy treats and later in the week we planned a surprise overnight campout at Chapel. We saw some great leadership this week during basketball when several people stepped up and led the team!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I caught a fish and am the current leader in ‘most fish caught’!”
“I like Culinary Fun because we made pizza and monkey rolls. They were delicious.”
“I tried windsurfing for the first time and love it because of how good I’ve gotten!”
“I loved waterskiing, I was able to get up on the wakeboard and almost do a surface 180!”

Moose
In Moose Cabin this week many events and fun activities transpired. This included a fierce game of water basketball, tubing, and supporting our team in the annual Blue/White canoe meet, not to mention welcoming all the parents! The night following Parents’ Day they really showed how much independence each member of this cabin possesses. At the end of the weekend, campers were eager to get ready for the start of activities on Monday morning. For many, the end of camp is in sight, though we are sure we will all make the most of the remaining time we have on this wonderful peninsula.

Bear
One highlight from last week was going stand up paddleboarding for cabin night. The campers had been waiting for three weeks to do this. They demonstrated that they could be independent and responsible (ADK plaques!) as they took care of their boards and paddles. They also made sure to stay close to the rest of the group. They were laughing and playing the whole time and had tons of fun. Bear Cabin also exemplified the same independence during our line night when we played “manhunt”. They were allowed to run around camp chasing staff and demonstrated their ability to think and work together. They said it was their favorite line night of the summer.
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“Our three day canoe trip was awesome! We did a portage that was over a mile long and I carried a canoe all by myself!”
“Our cabin’s synergy is improving.”- Colin
“I just completed my Lake George Five, which I started last summer.”
“I caught five fish today in fly fishing!”
“I didn’t expect SUPing would be fun, but that was the best cabin night ever!”

Buffalo
It was an energetic week for Buffalo cabin. We unwound with parents this past weekend and received four new campers, filling every bunk. Despite our numbers we’ve come together as a team, pulling out inspection scores in the 80’s all week. A particular moment of great cooperation (an Adirondack Camp plaque!) was when the boys made up absent campers’ trunks while they were on trips. That cooperation was carried out of the cabin and into our competition with Forest Lake and in Blue/White. We’re especially proud of the respect they’ve shown our visitors and each other. They are a driving spirit on the senior line. How Buffalo!!!

Elk
After a first week full of new experiences we are already settled in our awesome cabin. We have had two amazing cabin nights. First we went on an overnight trip where we got to know each other a bit better, telling stories around the fire, surrounded by a breathtaking background. Second, we cooked brownies with another cabin.
At ADK we have ten different plaques that represent our values. During these days we have definitely grown and learned to respect each other, and if friendship were a plaque, we would have no trouble embodying it!
Overheard in the cabin this week…
“I’m in the most international cabin, we have people from Spain, Russia, and even Slovakia.”
“I don’t usually like soccer, but I love to play here at camp.”
“There should be an ADK camp for our winter holidays!”

Crazy Horse

Week Two in Crazy Horse Cabin saw a mature group of Rangers overcome possible “missing home” on Parents’ Day by constantly entertaining fellow campers on the ball field. They played soccer, basketball and frisbee. One of our ten plaques here is “growing” and our cabin has shown that by taking on extra tasks around camp while continuing to keep up with all other exciting aspects of camp life. As we continue into our third week we have one camper participating in Blue/ White sailing and one on a kayaking trip. The cabin will be focused on the worthy challenge of being positive role models this coming week.

Week 1 Cabin Blogs

by Chris

Friday, July 5th 2013 at 11:43am

Week 1 Cabin Blogs

Deer

We’ve been having a blast in Deer Cabin! We have six very intelligent, fun young ladies who continually brighten the counselors’ days. One of our favorite group activities is having a counselor read Peter Pan aloud each night before bed. We even hope to have a Peter Pan-themed cabin night next week! For our first cabin night, we roasted marshmallows and told stories around the fire. As it turns out, every Deer Cabin member is a huge fan of s’mores. At first we struggled to keep the cabin clean each day, but now we play music while we clean and the girls’ cleaning skills have improved dramatically. We’ve had a lot of rain, but the girls have maintained great attitudes and never complain. Their favorite activity is Culinary Fun, so hopefully they can show off their new cooking skills when they return home. Overall, Deer Cabin is doing wonderfully!

Fox

The girls in Fox Cabin are adjusting to camp wonderfully. We had an awesome time at our “Get to know each other” line night and our “How well do you know your counselor?” line night. The girls love to wake up right after the bugle to go do the polar bear swim and they all really enjoy kayaking.

Overheard in the cabin this week…

“Read us a poem, please!”

“AHHHH polar bear!”
“I love kayaking! I could kayak all day!”

Lynx

In the short time we’ve been at camp, Lynx Cabin girls have already made many bracelets, sung many songs, and gone on all sorts of adventures with the trip staff. The girls in canoeing are having a ball. For cabin night the girls decorated their water bottles with colorful duct tape and puff paint- hopefully the nice decorations will help the girls remember to bring their water bottles to activities now! Right before bed the campers love to do MadLibs at night. The girls all danced their feet off at the camp dance and despite the recent rainy weather they’ve been having loads of fun.

Things overheard in the cabin this week…

“We made cupcakes in culinary fun!”

“Can I borrow your duct tape?”

“I’m working on my silence test!”

Caribou

Week One in Caribou Cabin has involved a lot of rain but also a lot of energetic girls at camp! We are proud to have been the first inspection winners on the Intermediate Girls’ Line this summer and have Leigh and Cameron as our new intermediate Blue/White captains. On Thursday we enjoyed celebrating Melissa’s birthday with lots of cake and a night of tubing. The girls loved finishing off the week with a dance and “Clue Day” Special Day!

Things overheard in the cabin this week…

“I learned how to make my double figure eight knot in rock climbing this week.”

“SUP [Stand Up Paddleboarding] was my favorite!”

“I had the record for catching the smallest fish!”

“Blue/White Scavenger Hunt was the best- I had to find a disco ball!”

“Tubing was the best. We were singing the entire time!”

“I loved the dance because I dressed up really crazy!”

Mink

Mink Cabin has gotten off to a great start breaking in the brand new cabin on the girls’ line! As a small cabin with fewer girls, we have formed a great dynamic already. For our first cabin night, we trekked up the rock wall to relax, hang out, and climb. The campers all loved it. For our second cabin night, we postponed our plans to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) because of rain and decided to have a movie night instead. It was a great time. We’re looking forward to the sunny days ahead!

Cougar

Cougar Cabin had a really fun first week, starting with bonding at cabin night over Funfetti waffles. Some rainy weather didn’t dampen the ladies’ moods and they all really enjoyed their first week of activities! The girls are loving their new positions as seniors in camp, especially the coveted “senior chill” time. Their current game obsession is “spotting” each other with flashlights and giving goofy faces after sunset. “We love Cougar Cabin!”

Panther

Our cabin showed a lot of cooperation (an Adirondack Camp plaque!) this week by cleaning up the cabin during rest hour to help inspection go smoothly the next day. They also showed a lot of spirit (another plaque!) participating in this week’s Blue/White events.

Overheard in the cabin this week…

“Dressing our counselor Lauren up for line night was really funny.”

“SUP [Stand Up Paddleboarding] was really awesome this week!”

“Chicken patty sandwiches rock!”

Northwind

Northwind Cabin started camp with a bang- all 15 girls packed into the cabin, excited for a great summer. Despite the rain, the girls managed to have a great week. All of them report enjoying their activities. For our first cabin night, Heather took the whole cabin tubing, which was a big hit. We had an average of 85 for inspection this week, which is awesome, and everyone enjoyed celebrating their counselor Jaci’s birthday this week too. It’s been really great watching the girls open up to each other over the week. At night they genuinely care how each other’s day was and how everyone is doing. It’s a real pleasure to be their counselors!

Wolf Den

Wolf Den Cabin demonstrated the camp plaques of “Responsibility” and “Independence” in the process of winning the Senior Inspection Banner for Week One. All of the girls are self-motivated and consistently do what is expected of them. As ADK Rangers the girls are in charge of making waffles for the rest of camp on Saturday mornings and the all do a brilliant job of this. For cabin night we went SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding) with our fellow Rangers from the boys’ line. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

Things overheard in the cabin this week…

“I like this camp, I love this camp, I’ve found myself a home, sir!”

“I like tennis and kayaking.”

“Wow, culinary fun is sooooo great.”

“Wolf Den is the BEST. Awoooooooah!”

Jay

Jay Cabin demonstrated a lot of courage (an ADK plaque!) this week when they went on an overnight hiking trip. They hiked roughly two miles through Lost Pond Mountain and explored a cool cave. Many of our campers are new to Adirondack Camp and they have all shown a great deal of independence (another plaque!) so far during their time here, from keeping quarters clean to trying new foods and enjoying new activities. We are very proud and happy to be part of the Jay Cabin group this summer!

Crow

Crow Cabin had an amazingly fun first week of camp! Returners are stoked to be back and new campers are having a blast with the ADK experience. Everyone’s having a great time and getting along very well. They definitely embody the cooperation plaque because Crow won the Junior Inspection banner the very first week! That means we get to go tubing for cabin night in Week 2! During Junior Blue/White Newcomb, Crow also displayed a lot of spirit and effort (both plaques) by cheering on both teams and encouraging their teammates, making it a fun time for everyone! Crow eagerly awaits more adventures and hopes to win the Junior Inspection banner two weeks in a row.

Owl

This week in Owl Cabin was extremely exciting with everyone doing activities all across camp and some major successes occurring even on the first day. Our cabinmate Nick B. caught the biggest fish in fishing! The boys started working together nearly instantly, resulting in our cabin winning Intermediate Inspection for Week One! GO OWL!

Overheard in the cabin this week…

“I’m so glad we can play ‘Magic’ so much. It’s really improved my game!”

“Tennis was actually so much fun!”

“We are the borg ball champions!”

“We’re simply the best, better than the rest, ADK! A-D-K!”

Hawk

Hawk cabin has had a fantastic beginning of the camp season. Everyone is really enjoying their activities. Our first cabin night was a big hit. All of Hawk Cabin tried stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and we had SO MUCH FUN! The whole cabin has been showing great cooperation (an Adirondack Camp plaque!), which has helped us do a good job keeping our cabin clean for inspection!

Gull

This week in Gull Cabin we had a blast tubing during cabin night. The campers loved flying across the water. They showed their spirit (an Adirondack Camp plaque!) when they were assigned to teams during Blue/White. Everyone participated in Blue/White Water Polo and the White Team won. On Special Day, all of Gull Cabin showed cooperation (another ADK plaque!) when they scavenged the camp for clues in a big game of Special Day Clue.

Things overheard in the cabin this week…

“Archery was my favorite activity last week because I love hitting the bullseye.”

“I loved the camp grilled cheese and tomato soup. I wish we had it every day!”

“Whitewater rafting was awesome because the rapids were cool and the people were nice!”

Moose

All went well in Moose Cabin this week. The campers have all settled into their activities and are experiencing all that ADK has to offer. The mood in the cabin consists of high-energy and a plethora of very adventurous youths! Often overheard in the cabin this week was “THIS IS AWESOME!” Moose is looking forward to all that the coming week has to hold!

Bear

It was a fun and exciting first week in Bear Cabin. We were able to settle in and really get to know our fellow cabinmates. The highlight of our week came on Saturday when we all worked together in order to win Special Day. Cooperation, an ADK plaque, was definitely evident! Now that the sun is shining we are really enjoying canoeing and going on a lot of trips. We even have a cabin overnight trip scheduled for next week!

Things overheard in the cabin this week…

“Fly fishing seems like a really cool sport. I can’t wait until I can go on a trip and catch a big fish!”

“The trip was awesome. We climbed a big mountain and it was really muddy, but we made it anyway!”

“Swimming is really fun because we play games like water basketball.”

“World Cup was awesome and I scored the winning goal!”

Buffalo

This week, Buffalo Cabin has been “cooking with gas!” They have quickly established themselves as leaders in camp. Both Senior Blue/White captains are Buffalo Cabin residents, and the other boys are hanging Blue/White plaques already. The boys are cooperating efficiently during inspection and won the banner this week with a score in the mid-80s. What really warms our hearts, however, is that the returning campers have already brought our three new campers into the fold, infecting them with A1 Adirondack Camp spirit (an ADK plaque!). Games have been won, plaques have been hung, and coup have been claimed. How Braves!

Elk

In our cabin, it’s typical that we talk A LOT. On Saturday night, for example, we were all sitting in a circle, talking about our impressions from the last week and our ideas for the next one. All of the boys are happy to be here with us and each other. They really demonstrate the ADK plaque “spirit”. Our buzz word is “cohesive”- we really are a cohesive group, which makes everything at camp easier and more fun. We are really appreciate all the time we get to spend as a group enjoying the people, activities, and scenery of Adirondack Camp!

Crazy Horse

This past week in Crazy Horse Cabin we have been working a lot on leadership. During the Special Day this past weekend the campers split up and walked around, guiding the younger kids. All of the Crazy Horse campers thought this was was challenging task but worth the work. Having this understanding displays a great sense of leadership, which is an Adirondack Camp plaque! They loved leading a rainy day activity for the Senior Lines and had a blast SUPing (stand up paddleboarding) for cabin night.

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