Nifty New Things for ’15
We at Camp Nicolet are very excited about some of the new additions to the 2015 camp season. some of these things are program related, others are educational, some are physical improvements, and lastly…all of them are just plain fun!
Some of the most obvious improvements to facility is the nice new deck around part of the trampball area along with the newly planted grass. A great way to keep dirty feet off of the trampoline beds and have a great place to wait your turn on the tramps.
Fir cabin also has a brand new front deck that’s attractive as well as sturdy. A nice area to hang with your cabinmates!
Thanks to our Nicolet Alumnae, the classic wooden white adirondack chairs that adorn the waterfront areas are gradually being replaced by all-weather polywood versions. These “Recognition Chairs” can be donated in honor or in memory of a special person related to Camp Nicolet.
Program-wise, as of this summer campers are able to choose their full schedule of activities on a weekly basis. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays are “Green Day” activities and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays are “Buff Day” activities. Core activities such as water skiing, tennis, sports, crafts, horseback riding, and smallcraft are a central part of the schedule everyday along with some fun new and creative electives such as “Mad Scientist”, “Camp Traditions”, newsletter, and a few others. Campers are able to focus on their favorites and still experience new adventures every week. The general feeling is that everyone really enjoys the freedom of choice!
This summer we are also introducing the “garden to table” concept of healthy organic eating by giving campers the opportunity to plant their very own herbs, lettuce, corn, tomatoes, chives, basil, squash, and lots more healthy foods. Session I and II campers planted the cabin plots and Session III campers care and harvest food items for the Dining Hall. This week we ate yummy twice baked potatoes with chives compliments of cabin Juniper! It’s been interesting and fun to watch all the plants grow.