Rollin’ On the River
Wow, it’s our last day of activities for the summer! Tomorrow is our Showcase Day for Session 3 and then our last group of girls depart camp. It happens much too fast, but it has been a wonderful session with a great community of girls.
On Monday & Tuesday I enjoyed a trip down a stretch of the Flambeau River south of WeHaKee with Kathy, Marie and six campers. We put in Monday afternoon at Big Bear Lodge at the County W landing and made our way down to our camp site for the evening. We watched the bright moon rise over the river as our camp fire faded. The next morning brought clear skies (after an overnight thundershower) and a challenging fire for our pancake breakfast, but we still got on the river before 9am. This stretch provided a few class 1+ rapids to challenge our river reading skills and ability to to keep moving despite the rather pesky rocks trying to hang us up. It only added though to what was already a spectacular day as a bald eagle lead us down to Camp 41 landing.
Last night we finally had our Council Fire – it had been postponed from Sunday evening due to showers (we really didn’t want to hold it inside!). The night was calm and warm and the nearly full moon rose and its reflection shimmered on Hunter Lake while we heard stories about Camp WeHaKee’s past legacies.
We’re having a fabulous summer day today to wrap up our activities – warm & sunny! With the moon full this evening, we are hoping the clouds will stay scarce so that its brightness will encourage the Spirit of Mary WeHaKee to appear at camp one last time this summer!