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Friday, June 22, 2007

Pendalouan Press

The Pendalouan Press Issue One
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Just Eat It!

By Clair Jennings

Food waste, we've all had it, and even if you haven't, I bet you have been close. Food waste is food we did not eat. After every meal we weigh the bucket of food waste. Whenever the whole camp has one pound or less of food waste, a counselor does something funny. This week if we get a half pound or less of food waste, Jory and Matt are going to jump into the lake wearing a dress.

Tips To Not Have Food Waste
1. Only take small portions of food.
2. If you don't like the food you took, ask if someone else will eat it.
3. Syrup, ketchup, and dressing count as food waste too, so try to only take as much as you need.


Camp Pendalouan
By Zoe Lamar

Everyone is always worried about making friends, including me. So far I've made nine out of eleven friends. When you get to camp you will go to your cabin. Pick a bunk and set your things on it. You will be here for three or six days. We have a fire almost every night. Spick and Span will check all of the cabins at lunch. They announce the dirtiest and cleanest cabin. Eagle Claw was the dirtiest cabin on Monday. When you are the dirtiest cabin, you have to clean the lodge. At Camp Pendalouan we go swimming. I promise you will have a lot of fun. Have a great summer!


Counselor Close-up
By Regan J Wilcox

I interviewed Dom, who is a counselor at Camp Pendalouan, to find out a little about her. Dom lives in North Muskegon. She has been here for three years now and loves it. She also has two pet rocks Leroy and Spencer. The counselor’s favorite camper age group is 9-12 years old. Her favorite thing to eat at camp is spaghetti with no sauce and extra Parmesan cheese. Dom loves staying in Hopi cabin. Cleaning the dust bowl is Dom’s favorite service activity. She has no food waste, but her cabin usually does. The last thing about Dom is that her favorite camp song is The Moose. So, that is a close-up on Dom, an amazing member of the Camp Pendalouan staff.

Swan
By Kadijah Dowell and Kristina Ferguson

A couple of days ago Lauren’s swan came up missing. Everyone looked for it but no one succeeded in finding the swan. A day later Cristina came down with a swan in her hand. She said that she found the swan underneath her bed. A few minutes later they started looking around and found a note saying, “I still got your real swan.”
The next day they found a note on the deck of the lodge.
The note read. “The two swans that you found were decoys of the real swan.”
The note also said that the wings would be cut as a warning of what would happen to the real swan. One day while eating lunch Kalun saw a guy in a helmet and yelled out, “Who is that?”
All of a sudden Matt took off out the door chasing the guy but came back with nothing. The next day we searched for the swan and tried to find the weapons, locations, and who did it. We found all the clues but still have to find who took the swan. Another letter appeared saying, “If you don’t find the swan by Friday, I will keep it as my pet.”
So the deadline is Friday. What many campers believe so far is that a counselor has the swan.
Publisher's Note: It turns out the swan was kidnapped by none other than Darth Vader! Jedis from across the universe came to Camp Pendalouan on Friday to try and rescue it.

Chauncy
By Julie Jones

What is lurking beneath the Big Blue Lake's surface? Let’s find out about Chauncy the giant squid!

How long has Chauncy lived in the lake?
Clare: for 51 years.

Have you seen Chauncy?
Jen: I have not personally seen Chauncy.

Where does Chauncy live?
Jessa: In Boersma Trench, down in Big Blue Lake.

What would you do if you saw Chauncy?
Matt: Run and notify Clare.
Jesse: Try to get people to see him.

Is Chauncy evil?
Lauren: Yes, he stole my swan.

Why doesn’t Chauncy like the color red?
Megan: I think Chauncy had a bad run-in with lifeguards when they were wearing red.

How did Chauncy get in the lake?
Matthew: A helicopter accident. The Helicopter had salt water and baby Chauncy fell out.

Do the Boy Scouts know about Chauncy?
Dom: I believe Chauncy attacks the Boy Scouts because they break the rules more often.

Now you know more about the giant squid that lives in out lake.

Camper Interviews
By Ashley Unl

I interviewed Cristina. I asked her, what is you favorite thing to do at camp? She said meeting new people and she enjoys nature. Cristina’s least favorite thing about camp is when it is loud. She loves camp. The second person I interviewed was Sarah. Sarah’s favorite thing is running around and playing capture the flag. She likes everything about camp. The third person I interviewed was Kara. Kara’s favorite thing to do is noon activities. She loves camp.

A Poem
By Cristina Houle

Summertime blows
In the mist of air
Beauty and nature everywhere
Life is full of surprises
As you should know
Flowers bloom and grow

Jokes
By Kara Thomasin

1. What has five eyes but can’t see?

The Mississippi River

2. What gets you dry but gets wet?

A towel

3. Why did the coach go to the bank?

To get his quarterback

4. A man is walking his dog. He is sitting, yet walking. How is this possible?

Yet is the dogs name

5. What letter has two letters?

“double U” aka W

Horoscopes

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Summer is your shine, so go out and make new friends and have fun. Be careful with your actions. Don’t be someone you are not, just be true to your heart.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
You are going to meet someone special by your house

Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Try your hardest and you will succeed. Be proud but not too proud or you will be without friends.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You are outgoing and made some new friends. You aren’t shy. You can get jealous and you don’t like hurting other peoples feelings.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)
You are honest, loyal, and fun but on the inside you don’t think so. You feel you should accomplish more.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Keep your head high and you’ll pass the day. You have to deal with the embarrassing grand parents. There is a good thing you will make a lot of money.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
On June 28th, be sure to wear red and you will have good luck. This month you will be faced with challenges, but you will walk through them with a smile.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You are going to meet a new friend. You will have a lucky day.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
You will learn new things you never knew. You will think of others before yourself.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You believe good things will happen in this world

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your love life is not what you planned it to be but on the other side you are fun and have the looks.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You are a little but shy and a little bit outgoing. You made a variety of friends. You can get jealous and mad but you are a great person.

Julie Jones

Jackie wove through the trees in an attempt to catch the red player. Jackie quickly gained on him. She could see if the boy might find where the flag was soon, and Jackie decided it was time to make her move. She jumped out from behind a tree and ran to the boy. The boy quickly grabbed a stick and tripped Jackie. Jackie’s ankle felt like it was on fire.
Before the boy ran to the flag, Jackie got a glimpse of the boy’s face. It was the boy that she accidentally spilled water on at breakfast!
“Why is he getting revenge if it was an accident?” thought Jackie.
Jackie tried to get up. But when she did, she immediately fell down again. Someone finally found Jackie and took her to the Health Lodge. But the boy never confessed. Jackie knew he wasn’t being caring, honest, respectful, or responsible, and she knew he would have to learn all those things at camp.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

500

This week we have passed five-hundred registrations for summer camp. This is excellent! Also this week, we have the first of our summer staff in camp for Lifeguard Training. They are having a great time, even though it has meant early mornings and hard work.

This week also signals the final week of Outdoor Education. Next week Staff Orientation begins bringing with it many fun people, most of whom you have met already.

Be sure to check back next week as I post pictures of Staff Orientation. All through this summer I will be posting updates on the Summer Camp Sessions.