Sunday Snippet: What Happens on Hunter Lake
The camp offices overlook the marvelous Hunter Lake, where a multitude of activities take place. It’s hard not to look out the windows up here and be amazed at the sheer variety of watercraft powered by WeHaKee Campers. Girls have the opportunity to try out canoes, kayaks, “funyaks,” paddleboards, windsurf boards, paddleboats, and even “Water Walkers.” Granted, calling the giant foam shoes that are “Water Walkers” watercraft is a stretch, but you wouldn’t believe the determined looks on the girls’ faces during recreational swimming as they try to walk on water.
WeHaKee also boasts three small sailing vessels and the opportunity to waterski. As a water-lover myself, I never really thought about how remarkable it is to have so many girls interested in water sports. In reality, a lake or watercraft may be a new thing for many of our campers. I think the sense of accomplishment and the real goals and involvement provided by our staff on the waterfront make it one of the most satisfying activity areas to be in! Imagine being able to stand up on waterskis if you weren’t used to swimming in a lake before coming to camp. Or turning a canoe after picking up the paddle for the first time. Watching the WeHaKee campers accomplish these things on Hunter Lake brings back the magic I remember experiencing as a kid.
Hunter Lake is beautiful (especially with the full WeHaKee moon over it, as it was last night!), and we want all our campers to experience something fun on its shores or in its waters, whether that be casting a fishing line or jumping off a raft.
If you want to learn more about watersports at WeHaKee, head on over to the activities page here. And don’t forget to ask your camper what they did on Hunter Lake!