Brush Your Teeth!

Warm greetings from Camp (it is warming up and the ice is off Lake Pokegama!), Our son graduates High School this month and next fall he will be heading off to college. And of all the parenting contributions (and missteps) Julie and I have made to prepare him for this experience [...]


It’s Natural to Miss Home when you are at Camp- and it’s not a sickness!

Helping with Homesickness- tips from the American Camp Association.   What is it? Homesickness is, above all, a normal feeling. It is the natural result of separating from home and loved ones. In a recent study, nearly 96 percent of all boys and girls who were spending two weeks or [...]


10 Questions to Ask a Camp Director- Any Camp Director!

Top 10 Questions to ask any Camp Director Whether you are considering Camp Mishawaka or another camp, we firmly believe that there is a camp out there for everyone, and that a camp experience offers tremendous opportunities for growth and discovery. Each camp has its own unique culture, history and program [...]


I Didn’t Survive the Polar Vortex- but I can still talk about it!

When the “I Survived the Polar Vortex of 2019” t-shirts get made (if they are not already!) I won’t be able to wear one and feel right about it. Truth is, I didn’t survive it. My travels took me to Arizona and California visiting past, present, and future campers, along with [...]