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Strangers In Campsite    Well, I was just minding my own business in Cook Tent tonight, taking note of any tidbits Ryan, T.J. or Chief Peter were dropping (a mouse has to live on something, you know), and I saw … Continue reading

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Articles from the Thanksgiving session

Cutting and splitting fire wood    When we want to cut fire wood, first we get a tool list of all the tools we need to cut and split the wood. Next we use the cross cut saw to cut … Continue reading

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Discoverers’ Manistee River Trip

Flip and Cold Well today we flipped and it was cold. What happened when it flipped was funny. It was me, T.J. and Joe. We were going down the river in a little bit of a current. Well, I’m not … Continue reading

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Recent Articles

Changing seasons  Summer is coming to a close and the night and early morning air is brisk and refreshing. At night I have to use an extra blanket to keep myself from getting hypothermia. I do not get cold very … Continue reading

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Learning the art of leathermaking

Jay Bauman visited camp last Friday and shared about leather crafting. He is a third generation leather worker who learned the art from watching his father. He showed us how to do stitching, molding and tooling with punches and a … Continue reading

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A tour of campsite tents…

Lower campsite tents We have 6 tents in lower campsite. The first tent is entrance tent; that’s where we walk through to get on trail from campsite. We also hang our shower bags in there every morning. We also have … Continue reading

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Tricycle, our latest find

The Explorers found Tricycle, a three legged turtle. It is not very easy to see in the picture, but he is missing his toes on his front right foot. We found a box turtle like this last year and believe … Continue reading

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Explorer’s Last tent in campsite

The Explorer celebrated the completion of the last tent in their campsite today! The group was started almost 2 years ago with out any tents or anything besides trees at this site. Now they have 9 tents built there, with … Continue reading

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Discoverer’s Aviation Bus Trip

This past Friday the Discoverer group returned from a 10 day trip. They have been working at this trip since January and been studying airplanes, airplane engines and the such here at camp. They also wrote close to 100 letters … Continue reading

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Experiences in nature

Jon Claude and Family Jon Claude is a flying squirrel. He and his family of five live in a hollow sassafras tree just out of campsite. They don’t really “fly”. They glide by stretching out all four legs and a … Continue reading

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