Greetings from the Northwoods… while camp is still a few weeks away, things are coming to life on the shores of Spider Lake as we have a crew of about a dozen getting camp ready. Docks are being put in the water, athletic fields mowed and boats cleaned. Within the next few days our group will grow to about 40 as counselors, trippers and support staff start arriving. We’ll certify about 12 staff in Life Guarding here at North Star starting on the 9th and our trip leaders will begin their training that same day.
Over the next week or two I’ll do my best to share a “pre-pre camp picture of the day” every day. Its great to see camp come to life and for most campers and staff, you don’t get to see what J-4 looks like piled high with canoes or what the the fields look like before they’ve been mowed and lined.
I took this picture this morning at 6:45. Mandy (Stanek, our waterfront director) and I drove down to Rice Lake to pick up equipment for the life guarding course, necessitating an early rise. As I drove by the lake, with the steam rising over Brewer’s Bay I figured that there (hopefully) wouldn’t be many mornings that I’d be up at 6:45, so I decided to take advantage. Enjoy today’s picture and I’ll post more as we head towards the start of camp.