Camp Life-Blog

Youth Woodsmen Mid-Season Update

The Youth Woodsmen Competition kicked off a few weeks ago and it’s time for a mid-season update! The Woodsmen measures campers’ fitness levels when they arrive at camp and at the end of camp. Fitness tests included curl-ups, shuttle run,...

Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups buttermilk 2 eggs Directions: Combine all ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated, but not too thin. Ladle batter...

CV Enters First Youth Woodsmen Competition

  The 2017 Youth Woodsmen Competition kicked off today and for the first time ever, Camp Voyageur signed up! The Woodsmen is a competition that dates back to the early 1950’s, when President John F. Kennedy said that “physical fitness...

Voyageur Staff Prepare Camp for the Season

As the long awaited first day of camp approaches, our staff are wrapping up their training and preparation. While the staff this year have a breadth of experience at the helm, it’s still important to have a thorough refresher, brushing...

The 2016 Paddle Post

Have you read the latest Camp Voyageur Paddle Post? Be sure to catch up with the latest summer happenings with the 2016 digital edition! You can scroll through the Paddle Post below, or download it by clicking here: 2016 Paddle...

Nature’s Effect on Our Brains and Well-Being

Why are we drawn to nature? What makes the great outdoors so great? Sure, sunsets, snow-capped mountains, and endless oceans are beautiful and awe-inspiring.  But these words only describe these places; in fact they only scratch the surface.  Why do...

A Freedom Almost Forgotten

There are leaders, and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. We follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow...

POSTURE! An Old School Habit We’re Bringing Back

Were you ever yelled at as a child to have good posture at the dinner table? Or at your desk in school? While it hasn’t fallen off everyone’s radar, posture is certainly not an emphasized issue. Gone are the days...

Ah, ‘ze Rendezvous! Session 2 Round 2 Returns

Time is surely relative. This summer has seemed to pass in the blink of an eye as we welcome our campers in from their last trip for the season. And yet for them, life on the trail can make each...

Venturing North: Second Round Trips Begin

After an exhilarating week in camp, our last trips have finally left the docks to find wilderness adventure once more. Second round trips range from 7 to 10 days and cover a wide variety of landscapes. Our most experienced campers...