Camp Angel (ages 7-12) was held January 26-28, 2018. Our winter Camp Angel brought us forty-one amazing young campers.
This exuberant group of campers were welcomed by our campsite Co-Directors, Dick & Amy Lemke. The camper groups (Bunnies, Foxes, Bears and Wolves) and their counselors stayed in awesome northwoods cabins complete with fireplaces. Together they enjoyed hot chocolate, snacks and a variety of games in a warm and cozy atmosphere of fun and friendship.
Our winter wonderland weekend began with Wildwood Wildlife stopping by on Friday evening. The campers got to meet and greet many wildlife furry friends up close and personal which always creates curiosity and smiles. We are beyond grateful to Wildwood Wildlife for this awesome and educational presentation which creates curiosity and brings happy camper smiles. Our Saturday day of fun was filled with many activities: snowmobile rides, ice bowling, sledding, climbing wall and snow shoeing. There were a variety of unique and interesting crafts including opportunities to make kaleidoscopes as well as warm and cuddly tie blankets to take home. Face painting, nail painting and hair braiding were also available . . . something for everyone. A great time was had by all.
Saturday night brought us a very special visit from Cliff the Magic Man who mesmerized us with his incredible bag of tricks. It brought smiles galore and was a huge hit with one and all.
We are extremely blessed and thankful for our outstanding counselors : Emily Kovach-Erickson, Alex Graziano, Nate King, Julia Naze, Tyrel Miller, Mckenzie Pipes, Cali Sanborn, Noah Weber and Walker Wendt led by Head Counselor, Myles Lemke.
A big round of applause to our entire Angel volunteer family (we simply couldn’t do it without them): Dick & Amy Lemke (Campsite Directors Extraordinaire), Wendy Lawfer & Cristina Reed-Roeser (Camp Nurses), Deana & John Bigley, Brad Gerdes, Rob &Traci Graziano, Brie Hoban, Jennifer Klingen, Marissa Martin, Eric Schoeneck, Joe & Joy Smoger and Mike Wolf.
A huge and heartfelt thanks to our Angel snowmobile team of volunteers: Ozzie Ausloos, Gary Groff, Carla & Roger Klein and Penny & Mike McCormick for providing a day of exciting rides for our campers.
We gratefully acknowledge Camp Manitowish YMCA in Boulder Junction, WI (our winter campsite) and its fabulous staff for all their help in making this a memorable weekend.