17 08, 2016

Big Trips

August 17th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

One of the greatest parts of Camp Nor’wester is our Big Trip program. Once a session, for four nights and five days, the four oldest units leave the island for what really and truly can only be called a grand adventure. There is a Kayak trip, an Alpine hike, a Hunt Canoe trip, a Bike [...]

14 08, 2016

Boats! Boats! Boats!

August 14th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Hello Nor'wester Friends and Families! We are swiftly heading towards the end of second session. The Big Trips returned on Friday! The campers in our four oldest units were hiking, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and climbing mountains last week! The photo above is of the Hunt Canoe trip, one of our six Big Trip options. The four oldest units: [...]

9 08, 2016

So we sing farewell…

August 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Dear Parents, Families and Friends, It's hard to believe that two weeks have already passed and that we had to say goodbye to our dear Archers and Explorers this morning! What a treat each of these units were to our larger community! Their dynamic personalities along with their very vibrant energy made for a lot [...]

9 08, 2016

Frozen Treat in the Summer Heat

August 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Dear Families and Friends, We apologize for the delay in posting (due to some technical difficulties) - now we are all set to bring you up to speed! Camp is flying by with full schedules of overnights, core activities, learning how to zip-tie a laundry bag, singing as many songs in the songbook as possible, [...]

31 07, 2016

Second Session So Far!

July 31st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Hello Nor'wester Friends and Families, 5 days of camp have passed! We wanted to share some of the wonderful things that have happened since the campers arrived. The Kitchen Staff hosted the opening campfire on Thursday Night. Their skit theme revolved around them attending a kitchen convention in Idaho and crash landing on a tropical [...]

27 07, 2016

2nd Session Campers Take Johns by Storm!

July 27th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Dear Families and Friends - What an incredible arrival day. The campers are here, having arrived safe and sound from their long day's journey to get to beautiful Johns Island. It truly was a perfect day, with sunny skies and a beautiful sunset to boot. The dining room was absolutely buzzing with energy, with 32 [...]

25 07, 2016

The Calling of Home

July 25th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Dear Families and Friends of our 1st Session Campers - I am noticing that Johns Island is incredibly quiet today, with the campers having left and the staff on time off, and yet the spirit of everyone remains in an almost palpable way. It's as if I can still hear the Mariners running toward their [...]

23 07, 2016

Olympics – Red and Blue

July 23rd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year again and the session has hit its biggest moment. In the last few days the camp has gotten busier than ever as the Olympic Games came to town. Now, if you want a good synopsis of what the Olympic Games are at Camp Nor'wester, you can check out my blog [...]

18 07, 2016

1st Session Visitor’s Day

July 18th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Visitor's Day has come and gone. Camp was lucky to host two groups of visitors over the weekend. It was a busy weekend of boats, barges, and even a couple seaplanes! Our Saturday visitors were able to experience some of our Anchor Day activities including Musicale and Open Activities. The Sunday Visitors were present for a great day [...]

14 07, 2016

An Overview on Overnights

July 14th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Greetings Parents, Friends and Families - One of the more unique parts of camp is our overnight program. Once a week, the campers leave their tipis behind and head out to another part of the island or even a neighboring island to spend the night. Some hike, some bike, some kayak, some canoe, but we [...]