Monthly Archives: July 2016

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 [...]

11 07, 2016

Fond Farewell to Archers & Explorers

July 11th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Dear Parents and Families - Camp is swimming along, with full days and restful nights full of sun, rain, eagles overhead and orcas in the distance. Never a dull moment...and somehow, there always seems to be time for reflection and contemplation, friendship and camaraderie, times of missing home and times filled with the wonder of [...]

5 07, 2016

Happy Fourth of July to all!

July 5th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Yesterday was another fantastic day on Johns Island! The day started with a delicious breakfast of cinnamon rolls, yogurt, and berries. The music department lead the camp out of the lodge and onto the front lawn for the flag raising ceremony carried out by representatives from each of the units. Then it was off to work [...]

2 07, 2016

Sunny Nor’wester Summer Days

July 2nd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Hello Nor'wester Friends and Families, We are six days into first session here on Johns Island! Nor’wester activities are now in full swing. The adobe oven has been churning out all sorts of good treats, challenges have been faced on the ropes course, boats are going out from the waterfront, and many arrows have been shot [...]