Camp Life-Blog

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...

A Band of Brothers: “Commando Day”

Campers returned to camp on the 19th of July, with most of our groups paddling right up to the docks. That of course creates a rowdy atmosphere, as kids really open up on their first round of trips. In fact,...

A Photo Worth 1,000 Words

Behind each and every photo you see at camp, there’s a story, though they’re not always so apparent. In fact, some of the most meaningful photos to our campers may simply look like, for example, two teenagers building a fire...

Aloha! Session 1 Ends, Session 2 Begins

Just as campers from Session 1 started making their way home on Saturday, new campers from around the world started journeys both long and short to the peninsula. It’s quite the experience to say farewell to a group of boys...

The Big Trips: Voyageurs Return!

Our campers have returned from their second round of trips, which spanned from 8-10 days in length. Since their first round trips laid a good foundation of camping-related skills, campers took to the trips like naturals. It certainly helped that...