Saturday, July 19, 2008

check this out

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Monhegan Island boat

(in case the embedded video does not play, it can be found on this link)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Camp doesn't have an official fishing department. It also does not have an official whitewater kayaking department. But, kids learn to fish and they get basic flatwater kayaking instruction. Depending on the summer's schedule and the specific skill of the counselors, extra trips are run to rivers for either fishing or kayaking.

I, as a whitewater kayakers, often found myself in conversation with Kevin Bonasera, avid fisherman. We spoke about things beyond the joy we each experience in our favorite activities. We spoke of the movement of river water. We spoke of the nature of the environment surrounding the water and how we (humans) affect it for better and for worse. Summers at Kawanhee are the primary reason so many of us discovered our love of the outdoors.

Summer after summer we were provided opportunities that are too numerous to list in the catalogue or official website.
Summer after summer we had talented, motivated counselors who spent countless hours of their free time teaching campers new skils. And later, as counselors ourselves we were easily motivated to share our knowledge with eager campers.

Kevin has recently moved to Belize to work with Turneffe Flats as a trip leader and manager.
This is surely an exciting place for an outdoor adventure when camp is not in session.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Polar Bear Club

I think that I have 8 polar bear stripes on my paddle (can't remember. I lost my paddle. I'll have to get a new one this summer)

This is a drawing I did many years ago and recently rediscovered it when cleaning some of my stuff from my parent's basement. I sent it along to Gibby and he has put it up on the internet so that people can order tshirts and sweatshirts with this drawing on it. They say "Polar Bear Club" and "Camp Kawanhee" on the shirt too.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dubside show off some really cool eskimo rolling tricks. We have a whitewater program at camp, but since it's on a lake, all of the greenland sea kayaking skills are useful to practice too.

the video should show up embedded here, but if the player is not working then here is the link for a direct view on YouTube

Friday, January 11, 2008

Kawanhee Time:
no clocks or watches. no need to worry. just enjoying an activity until the bell rings to signal the next fun one

(click on the image to watch the bell ring)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Kawanhee tshirts and stuff

I looked forward, every summer, to seeing what was new at the camp store. I always bought the new tshirt, and it seemed like I would wear out the hooded sweatshirts every two years (I wear them so often).

Having not worked at the camp for the past two years makes me realize how special the time spent at camp can be. I have been fortunate enough to have long visits to Weld, but realize that there will be one summer where I will not be so lucky. Where would I get my cool Kawanhee tshirt if I'm not in Maine? And what if I want a long sleeved one during the winter?

The answer is here
Kawanhee online store