Letter from Jordan

Greetings Horseshoe Spirit & families,

The summer of 2013, “Gi Bi Dahn”, is officially closed.  We literally “crushed it” in terms of having another fantastic summer.  This is due to the caring, kind staff and their efforts as well as the terrific group of campers, their “spirit” and all the support of our fine camp families.  Thank you once again for making the summer so special on our tenth anniversary of the re-opening of Camp Horseshoe, Quenotah! Fran and I have been privileged to be able to spend our summers with your boys for all these years.

Roddy has been sending pictures of camp in full fall colors, our fields re-seeded and our new outdoor hand washing station, and of all the other projects that have been completed.  Everything has been put away for camp to have its “winter sleep” and awaiting the return of all of us for the summer of 2014!!!  We will all have to wait for the Bi Da Ban ceremony to find out the theme of the summer of 2014!

This also has me thinking of a few of the great memories we created last summer:

  • Friends from 18 states and campers and staff from 6 different countries
  • Na Ta Ne- Golden Horseshoe
  • 44 returning staff members
  • Big Brothers-Pizza Party, bean cake
  • Cabin 14 Boundary Waters/sailing trips
  • Mackinaw, Madeline, Guide Sports tour, Sea Kayaking trips, Namekagon, Flambeau, Bagley, Nebish and Day lakes, Teepee
  • 4th of July Ranger softball victory and Woodchuck game and fireworks
  • Casino nights, socials, Pro’s v. Joes, jamboree, Message to Garcia
  • Willy Wonka counselor hunt, Hodag Lanes,  T-Hunts
  • Shoe Madness, Missouri Tigers!
  • Blue-Green- fireworks at flag
  • Wrestling Night
  • Under the lights-Pioneer/Woodsman World Series, Ranger football
  • League Champions
  • Council Horseshoes
  • Banquet night

We once again will have a fantastic return of campers as well as a great number of returning staff.  We will let you know in the next few newsletters of all the returning staff.  We know some of the veteran staff at times moves on, that is a part of camp life.  We wish Kevin all the best in his new opportunities. We are excited to have Alex Berman helping with year round responsibilities. We are also talking to a few old-timers about returning in a full-time capacity and will report as soon as we know for sure.

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