Director’s Blog – June 25, 2019
ODL AND OTHER CAMP LINGO…
There are many acronyms, nicknames and essentially our own camp language here at Camp Louise. STs, CAs, CITS, Hot Stuff, Pic Pav and so many more! Another one is ODL – just three little letters but they mean so, so much!
ODL is our Outdoors Department at Louise. This group of fantastic women work tirelessly every day to give our campers an amazing outdoor experience. There is a lot under the umbrella of this department. They run our very popular Adventure Park (multi-level, self-guided obstacle course), as well as our incredible ropes course. They take campers on out-of-camp trips, including one night camping trips and 3-day survival trips. I always enjoy the smells coming from the outdoor cooking workshops they offer! You can also find ODL with our Junior Camp (grades 2-6) bunks out in the woods experiencing NUTS – more camp lingo. NUTS stands for Night Under The Stars. We like to give a taste of camping to our younger campers.
Whatever ODL is doing around camp – swinging from the trees, camping out, or cooking at a fire, team building is always a goal. They are constantly thinking up icebreaker games to play to help campers get to know each other – whether it is for the first time or helping them build deeper connections with people they already know. There is always a lot of laughter and cheering each other on as they work together with their bunk or unit.
Ellen, our amazing ODL Department Head sums it up best – “ODL is so excited to offer campers the opportunity to do activities that they don’t do at home. We are so proud when we see the smiles on their faces as they conquer their fears, reach new heights, and enjoy exploring the great outdoors!”
Haley – ST
UNIT SPOTLIGHT – UNIT F
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Waffles | Strawberries | Scrambled Eggs | Oranges, Camp-Fil-A Lunch | Grilled and Crispy Chicken Sandwiches | Lettuce Tomato Onion | Pickles | Cole Slaw | Waffle Fries | Salad Bar | Pasta Bar, Pizza | Sauteed Veggies | Caesar Salad | Zucchini Fries | Salad Bar | Pasta Bar
High: 81°F | Low: 61°F
Another truly beautiful day at camp!