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Camp Nakanawa
2021 Intermediate  2 Week Newsletter - Week 2
June 30, 2021
The Spirit of Nakanawa Award Winner:
Addie Mims
MONDAY
 After the exciting weekend, Monday brought the last of campers’ Monday/Thursday classes. With a spattering of storms, campers huddled together in the kiosk or the wigwam, playing games and rehearsing their musical numbers for Moana. In Games, the girls learned line dances, a staple at any camp-wide dance party. In Canoeing, campers created a drill, using their paddles to make a synchronized dance. Following their full class day, campers enjoyed a Hot Dog Buffet in the Dining Hall before donning their ties and copious amounts of bug spray for Rock Meetings. Afterwards, the girls enjoyed devotions with their cabin and drifted into sleep, lulled by the patter of rain on tin roofs.
 
TUESDAY
Tuesday marked the last day of regular classes. After a meal of French Toast, the girls hustled to their classes, eager to make the most of their last class day. After Rest Hour, campers went to the waterfront to watch the Swim Meet, cheering on their teams as they competed for Distinctions. Later, immediately after dinner, campers climbed onto the bus to go to Junior Camp to attend the Ho-Down. The night was filled with games like Cornhole and dances like “Cotton-Eyed Joe.” At the conclusion of the night, there was a cake raffle with cabins 14 and 16 winning cakes to enjoy after lunch the next day. 
 
WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, the girls participated in various meets from Canoeing to Tennis  and Games. After quick Pep Meetings for both teams, the girls met on the Games Field for various competitions. . Then, girls went to cheer on their fellow team members in other meets. In the afternoon, campers attended rehearsal for the musical, Moana, practicing their songs and dances and getting excited for their upcoming performance. For dinner, Junior Camp visited Senior Camp for a joint Cookout meal of hamburgers and a subsequent show of “NTV” where each age group performed a TikTok dance while the 8th Graders put on “commercials” in between. The night ended with a dance party for intermediate camp as laughter drifted throughout the Kiosk.

THURSDAY
The arrival of Thursday meant more meets and final events. In the morning, following a breakfast of biscuits, sausage, and grits, girls participated in the Wall Meet or the Archery meet or cheered for their friends at either. Afterwards, the girls once again headed to Junior Camp to watch the Junior Musical where the girls sang songs about different seasons of the year. Intermediate Camp was so excited to watch the younger girls perform and heavily praised Junior’s musical. After returning to Senior Camp and following Rest Hour, campers prepared for the Intermediate Musical, Moana. The girls sang songs like “You’re Welcome” and “Shiny.” With campers Sophia Andrews playing Moana and Carter Lyemance playing Maui, the show was a huge hit and fun for all. In the evening, the girls attended council ring to be recognized for their effort in their final week of classes. The day concluded with Counselor Serenade as campers were sung to sleep by their counselors for Taps.  

FRIDAY
The final day brought both joy and sadness as campers were eager to see their families but reluctant to say goodbye to their friends. Following a breakfast of cereal and toast, campers made their way to the Wigwam to attend the Club and Felt Letter Ceremony to be recognized for their outstanding attitudes and achievements in their classes. After receiving their clubs and felts, the girls went to the Little Theater to meet with Ann and Pepe for the Final Awards Ceremony. Ann and Pepe bestowed the winners and runners-up for each class and posture with medallions. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of “The Spirit of Nakanawa” award to honor a girl who embodies the characteristics of a “Nakanawa Girl”: a good attitude and a love of and devotion to camp. This year’s “Spirit of Nakanawa” award was presented to Addie Mims.  

These two weeks have been packed full of love, cheer, and friendships to last a lifetime. It has been a privilege to share this session with these girls who are excited, compassionate, and gifted among their many attributes. We hope the girls keep their stories from this summer and share them for years to come!
 
Fondly,

The 2021 Intermediate Counselor Staff


Camp Nakanawa
Ann and Pepe Perron, Directors
1084 Camp Nakanawa Road
Crossville, TN 38571
931/277-3711
campnak@campnakanawa.com


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