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Camp Marimeta for Girls

Thank You for a Great Summer

Dear Parents,

Today is the last day of camp.  It is a very sad day for most campers because they say goodbye to their camp families and yet a happy day because they get to see you!

We’ve had an amazing summer.  We had some interesting weather.  Some of the hottest days in Marimeta history and some of the coldest as well.  We definitely made the most of every single day.

We just wanted to say Thank You.  Thank you for sending your daughter to Camp Marimeta.  We love every single one of them!  Thank you for trusting us with your child.  We don’t take the job lightly!  Thank you for making this a great summer.

Your daughters will be arriving home shortly, and we just wanted to alert you of a few things you may notice.  She will want to shower, watch tv, and go out to dinner.  Most likely some kind of sushi.  She will talk even faster, if that is possible.  She will say “Love You” a lot.  She will text/call/email her camp friends every 5 minutes.  She will know some interesting new dance moves…ask her about “don’t drop that thun thun.”  She will want muffins for breakfast.  She will want to sleep in for a couple of days.  She will know how to set and clear the table…for real…ask her to do it.  She can make her bed.  She will want evening treats before bed time: oreos, goldfish, and many more.

We will miss all of your daughters so much!!!

We can’t wait for next year!

Love,
The Lodge Staff 2013

 

The Sing and The AC Relay

Dear Mom and Dad,

Wow, I had such a great weekend.  Saturday night was the sing.  This years themes were so good.  The Reds theme was Space and the Whites theme was hockey.

The theme songs were so cute.  And the costumes were so good.  The senior cabin did an amazing job!!!  It was a really close call, but the white team won the sing.  Both teams did so amazing.

Sunday, as usual, we get to sleep in until 10:30.  Then we get out laundry ready.  But, this Sunday was a special Sunday.  It was the AC (all camp) relay.  The AC relay is so fun!!  It starts with a captains water relay and then leads to a full whole team relay race.  The AC relay has really funny events: 7 legged race, shave a balloon, make a s’more at wilderness point, skip to the gate singing, and so many other fun ones.  I’ll explain what I did when I get home.

The AC relay ends with a funny captains relay.  This year the theme was sushi.  Each captain had to make a candy sushi and eat it.  It was delicious.  Then, the pioneer captains literally got made into sushi.  They had soy sauce, rice, cucumber, and even tuna put all over them.  Then the overall captain was wrapped up and rolled across the finish line.  It looked like it was so fun!

I had so much fun!!  I can’t believe Wednesday I get to see you!  I can’t wait, but I don’t want camp to end.

I love and miss you.

Love,

Your Camper

Metapalooza and more!

Dear Mom and Dad,

I had so much fun on town day!  I bought you lots of presents and ate lots of junk food.

Thursday we had regular activities!  It was sad to think we don’t have many more days left.  We had a social with Horseshoe last night.  It was so great to see my brother/cousin/friend.  Bizaar DJed and we had a great time.  Horseshoe boys really know how to dance.

When we got back to camp from the social, we were told we had 10 minutes to get in all black and meet in the rec hall.  I knew it could only mean one thing…STALK THE LANTERN!

Stalk the lantern is such a fun game.  Camp is basically divided into a huge bulls-eye.  The closer you get to the center the more points it is worth.  Everyone starts at different spots: the bath house, the ski shed, tennis courts, and archery.  Then, you have to crawl with out the “lantern” seeing you.  The lantern is lodgies with flash lights.  The closer you get, the more points you get.  If you actually “stalk the lantern” and touch one of the lodgies without them seeing you, then you get 100 points!  If you get seen by the lantern, you are out and get the points from the counselor near you.  Oh, did I mention this is done in the pitch black.  It is soooo fun!

Today we had regular activities, but with a special surprise at general.  We had Metapalooza.  It was supposed to be like lollapalooza.  People got to sign up and we had all sorts of musical performances.  There was also a lemonade stand.  The coolest parts were the hair chalking, which is where you take special chalk and dye the ends of your hair…don’t worry it comes out after one wash.  Also, there was cool face painting.  It was the best general ever.  I was so glad that Neeve and Sam planned it for us.  (Thanks Neeve and Sam…what a great and fun new idea!)

Tonight we are playing chaos vs. control and have a campfire.  And of course, tomorrow night is the sing.

I am having the best time ever!!!

I love and miss you.

Love,

Your Camper

Town Day

Dear Parents,

Today is town day.  For the afternoon, the whole camp goes to Minocqua.  The campers will buy you presents, eat a lot of fudge, and have a great time.  We also go see the ski show at the end of the day.  It is a very fun day.

Just a little heads up, your campers might try to call you from town day, if they can find a pay phone.  (Pay phones still exist?)  If they do call you, just remember there is probably a line of other kids waiting to use the same phone.  If you are not home, hopefully they leave you an awesome message!!  But, unfortunately, you cannot call them back at camp.

We are having such a great summer and cannot believe it is going to be over in a week.  Time flies when your having fun!

Love,

The Lodge

Backwards day was a blast!

Dear Mom and Dad,

Yesterday was backwards day.  It was so fun!!!

We woke up to Taps, then we lowered the flag.  We had dinner for breakfast.  (It was ribs…not my favorite in the morning) There was fruit of course as well.

We then had an evening activity of Sing Practice and Charades.  Then we started 5th period.  Then it was time for lunch.  We had Chinese chicken salad.  It was so good.  After lunch we had 4th period.  Then rest hour.  Followed by 3rd period and 2nd period.

Then we had Breakfast for dinner!!!  It was so delicious.  Eggs, bacon, cereal, and more!  I love breakfast for dinner.  Maybe one day we can go to Walker Brothers (or any breakfast place) for dinner time and get chocolate chip pancakes!

After breakfast, we had 1st period.  Then obviously my favorite part of the day…Cabin Clean Up!!!!  After cabin clean up, we had a quick sing practice because we had some time.

It was an amazing day!!!

Today we are having regular morning K day activities.

I’m having so much fun!!

I love and miss you!

Love,

Your Camper

Here Comes the Sun!

Dear Mom and Dad,

How are you?  I’m doing great.  The sun finally came back out today.

Yesterday we had a great Sunday.  We got to sleep until 10:30.  Then we did our laundry.  We had lox and bagels for brunch.  After brunch we had a Marimeta Talent show.  Each cabin had two groups that got to participate.  It was amazing.  There were so many hidden talents that I never knew about.  We also got a sneak preview of the musical “Legally Blonde.”  I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

After the talent show, we played Lodgies Last Laugh.  The goal is to do whatever you can to get the lodgies to laugh and spit out water.  All of the lodgies were worth different points.  We had some special guest “lodgies” as well.  Sony was worth 1 point, Sophie was worth 2 points, Nic and Jocelyn were worth 5 points, Mari was worth 10 points, and Ted was worth 15 points.  It was hysterical.

We got to have Alexander’s for dinner.  It was so good.  Pineapple pizza is my favorite and veggie is my second favorite.  After dinner we got ice cream.  And of course we got to watch a movie as the evening activity.  The movie was Bedtime Stories.

Today is picture day.  We did individual pictures and cabin pictures in the morning and we are doing all camp picture tomorrow.  (Cabin 8 didn’t take their cabin picture…don’t worry they will take it tomorrow)

We are doing regular K day activities this afternoon.  I am so glad it is warm out again!!  I heard tonight we are doing Casino Night.  I can’t wait.  I am having so much fun.  I can’t believe camp is almost over.

I love and miss you.

Love,

Your Camper

Cold Weather Doesn’t Stop Us From Having Fun!

Dear Mom and Dad,

I had so much fun at the social!  I got to see my brother/friend/cousin/neighbor.  Monster Entertainment and Kasper were so fun!  I hope I see them at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs this year.

Today it is a bit chilly.  We got to sleep in until 9:00.  We had English Muffins for breakfast.  Then we had my favorite daily activity…cabin clean up!

After cabin clean up, we had sing practice.  I can’t believe the sing is in a week.  Camp is passing so quickly.

Right now we are practicing for a talent show.  We are going to do Manny and Pans treasure hunt this afternoon followed by the talent show.

It is going to be a really fun day!  I heard a rumor that we might play capture the flag tonight…that would be amazing!!!

I’m having so much fun.

I love and miss you.

Love,

Your Camper

Wayne Faust is the best!

Dear Mom and Dad,

I had a great day yesterday.  We had normal G day activities.  We had the funniest evening activity ever!!!!

A guy name Wayne Faust used to come here awhile ago, but hasn’t come in awhile.  He sings really funny songs.

We all got the coolest live concert ever!  He sang songs that will be stuck in my head for a long long time.  The ones I remember the most are: She has freckles on her butt, bald guys, fudge song, and the unicorn song.

The whole camp got really silly and had to much fun singing and dancing with Wayne Faust.  The funniest part was when Sandy and Pan sang and danced with Wayne to the song “Bald Guys.”  The video is up on youtube and you can find it at  Bald Guys on Youtube!

We all went to sleep early last night and it was great because I was so tired.

This morning we had sing practice and cabin sing.

The cabin sing is when cabins make up songs and all perform them.  The winner’s songs are sung either in the messhall or at the campfire.  Cabin 2 had the best campfire song and cabin 7 had the best mess hall song.

This afternoon it is raining.  We are playing the game Big Challenge!  The pictures from that should be really funny.  There are random stuff that at least one person from each cabin must do.  For example, eat a bowl of cereal with no hands or write marimeta with your feet!

This evening we have a social with Menominee.  I can’t wait to see all of my friends.  Monster Entertainment and Kasper K are DJing.  They are the best.  I know the social will be so much fun!

Well, I gotta go to the rec hall to do the Big Challenge.

I love and miss you!

Love,

Your Camper