Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday- Papa John

Coppercreek Camp Blog:

This was our very first post on our blog. I still see Dad, everyday, in so many things around camp: the buildings he built, the traditions he started, the memories he made.

Originally posted on Coppercreek Tracks:

Papa John's photo

“Camp gives kids a world of good.” -ACA

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Throwback Thursday- Happy Anniversary to Craig and Becky Hogland!

This picture makes us smile and remember all the wonder people who come into our lives through Coppercreek Camp.

SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1998

September 26th, 1998

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Wordless Wednesday

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What Camp Means To Me- Anna and Jonah

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Getting to spend 2 weeks with friends who live on the other side of the world.

Coming to one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Trying out things that I never would have had the opportunity or means to do elsewhere.

Being able to be silly and weird and not be judged.

Becoming best friends with people you have known for just a couple of days, who are completely different from your friend at home.

Telling camp jokes at home that no one understands.

Spending 11 months waiting for the 1 we get to spend here.

Waiting for seconds, thirds and fourths just for those pieces of bread with butter.

Praying to be sent to the lake every morning.

Bug spray is second only to water.

Dirt lines are as common as tan lines.

It will always be our HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

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Throwback Thursday 1993- Federico, Nicole and Will

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Wordless Wednesday

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Throwback Thursday- in remembrance.

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Restoring The Human Touch- dealing with technology at camp. -Bob Ditter

Excerpt:

“As I say to thousands of staff members at the beginning of every summer, the most valuable thing you can give someone is your undivided attention. Many people think it is your time. The problem is that you can give your time and not be truly “present” because your true attention is elsewhere, either in your own thoughts or drawn to a screen. A case in point: Last spring I witnessed a young father in a park near my house one Saturday morning with his three-year-old son. He was trying to teach him how to hold and use a Whiffle® ball bat. Instead of making steady and continuous eye contact with his son, the man kept looking at his BlackBerry, and the quality of that interaction clearly suffered as a result.” – Bob Ditter

Excerpt:

“Another example is found in the work of Philip Zimbardo, emeritus professor of psychology at Stanford University. He has coined a term he calls the “language of face contact.” His studies show that the average teenage boy in the United States plays sixteen hours of video games a week. By the time a boy is twenty-one, he will have played over 10,000 hours of video games. Compare that to the 4,800 hours of study and class time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree or the one-hour-a-week average that a young man spends with his father.”

-Bob Ditter

For the complete article, click on the link:

http://www.acacamps.org/campmag/1409/restoring-human-touch?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=SocialMetrics

 

 

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Throwback Thursday- The Staff House and dining area before the addition in 1992.

Staff House before Kitchen-1

 

This is the front of the Staff House where the kitchen and Dining Deck are now located. The Program Office is the window on the left. The door is into the staff bathroom and the screen door, on the right, leads to the old kitchen.  Some alumni may remember, “Zealand”, the German Shepherd.

 

Staff House old dining area

 

 

We used to eat on the back porch and out under the trees on the uphill side of the Staff House. We served out of the sliding glass door and did the dishes where the freezers are now located.  Alumni will remember how important it was to sit on the uphill side of the table in case someone spilled their milk or water.

 

Staff House pre dining deck

 

Here is another view of the front of the Staff House before the dining deck was added.

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And, here is how we look now!

 

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