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Posts filed under: Pre-Camp

The Staff Trip: Camping Like It’s Your Job

Once per summer, some of the most qualified wilderness leaders of the century gather in one location to test and hone their skills. That place happens to be Camp Voyageur. And these wilderness leaders I speak of? Why, they’re our...
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Camp’s Garden of Eatin’

The following post was written by veteran counselor Ned Yonkers, who has spear-headed the gardening movement at Camp Voyageur this summer. He writes… “Being at camp invokes the feeling that we are living in a community independent from the outside...
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A Tale of Two Staff Trips

Perhaps the most anticipated pre-camp activity for staff is the canoe trip, where counselors, new and old alike, are “broken-in” on the trail. What does this mean exactly? Well, despite most counselors at CV being part-time Olympic athletes, it takes...
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Pre-camp Day 7: There’s just not enough time…

If there’s one thing anyone who’s worked at Camp Voyageur knows, it’s that there is just never enough time. There are endless lists of things that could be fixed, improved upon, or outright replaced, kept on scraps of paper in...
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Day 5 Pre-camp: Camp is for the Campers

After introductions have been made, the docks have been set in place for the season, and all the boats have been accounted for, pre-camp gets right down to business: staff training and… tree planting. Counselors are given subjects to present,...
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