Story by Meredith Whelan
Photos by Emily Jones
I have been to some overnight camps before, but this one was something special!
Because of its remote location you just forget about town or city noises and can just have fun and enjoy the nature. No matter the ages of the other kids you feel welcome even if you know no one. Plus everybody is kind and if you want space, well there’s about 320 acres of it! The views are amazing and the sounds are relaxing and you never know what kind of nature’s wonders that you might find in the woods. My favorite things were really just getting to know everybody and being outside with nature all around you!
Peggy Lake has two cabins, a girl’s cabin, and a boy’s cabin. There are six bunks in each cabin and three beds on each bunk for a total of eighteen kids per cabin. The camp is small with only 36 kids from first to eighth grade. In addition to the kids, there are five counselors, two or three male counselors, and two or three female counselors.
The camp has a schedule but allows us to have a lot of free time. A typical day starts at 7:00 am with breakfast and clean up; playing outside; riflery and archery; free time; lunch and clean up; swimming; outside games; dinner and clean up; campfires if there is no fire ban; then play outside until heading back to the cabins for lights out at 10:00 pm.
We did so much at camp! There is always something you can do by yourself or with someone else. Every day there were arts and crafts, sports or field games, riflery and archery, swimming, or board games. There are even kayaks for use with permission if you pass the swim test.
Every good camp has some boys vs. girls competition, right? At Peggy Lake, we compete to see who does dishes and cleans up the mess hall. We play competitive games such as Splat, Eagles Eye, and Drip to see who has to clean up.
Camp Peggy Lake is fun and amazing, you will never forget it!