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Camp Nakanawa
Four Week Newsletter - Week 2
July 13, 2021
Greetings from Camp Nakanawa!  We have had a wonderful week full of classes and special activities! Here is what we did in our second week at camp!
After an eventful weekend, the girls were excited to relax back into classes on Monday. In Running, girls ran a timed mile. Soccer began preparing for the big Amazons vs. Valkyries meet that would be held on Saturday. Rest Hour was a celebrated break from the heat after delicious pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. War Canoes hit the Lake during Free Swim so that girls could try out to be in their team’s race boats. In the evening, the Amazon and Valkyrie Teams had their Respective Rock Meetings after dinner. Amazons enjoyed ice cream at Ann and Pepe’s house after their Rock Meeting for this year’s Amazon Ice Cream Social before rejoining the Valkyries for Devotions. 


Tuesday was an absolutely beautiful day full of sunshine and fun at Camp Nakanawa! Classes continued. Girls did an enthusiastic workout and a meditation in Aerobics. There were giggles galore in Drama as the girls did improv and acting exercises. Tacos were a big hit at lunch for all of camp. It was a perfect day for sailing and swimming out on the sparkling water of Lake Aloaloa. After dinner, the intermediate campers departed to the Dam and Carson’s Point for their overnight stays! The girls lined their sleeping bags under the stars and got to roast marshmallows before a night spent outside. The senior campers concluded their day with a rowdy game of Bucket Ball on the Games Field where campers competed in their age groups along with the counselors. 
Wednesday started easy as girls got to sleep in a little later and attend a Pancake Breakfast in their pajamas. It was Free Day, so girls changed into free dress clothes after breakfast. Some girls hiked around the lake before the rain hit, but the rain didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the fun activities of the day. Girls got to choose to participate in cardmaking, reading in the Library, horse grooming, Riflery, and Arts and Crafts. After a lunch of baked chicken and a lovely Rest Hour, activities continued with Canoeing and Free Swim. Finally, the day concluded with the infamous Talent Show! We had acts as funny as whale calling and impressions to acts as beautiful as piano accompanied singing and graceful dancing. The whole camp loved to watch and cheer on their friends and bunkies perform. Camp gathered hands to sing the Goodnight Song before heading back to their cabins.

Classes resumed Thursday morning following breakfast and Cabin Clean Up. Yoga met in the Little Theater for guided meditation and a gentle flow. Due to some light rain, Wall met at the Indoor Wall to climb. Dance practiced their routines in the Kiosk, while Archery practiced for their upcoming weekend meet. After a peaceful Rest Hour and afternoon snack, campers returned for afternoon classes. Outdoor Adventure completed a camp scavenger hunt, and Drama played improv games in the Little Theater. After dinner, camp grabbed their sit-upons and bug spray to head out to Council Ring. We celebrated the week’s accomplishments in classes, Inspection, and Posture. Campers sang camp songs, played games, and listened to a legend around the fire. Taps sang campers to sleep in their cabins after Devotions and another successful Nakanawa day.

Campers woke up early to make their way to Trip Day! After danishes and cereal in the Dining Hall, the different age groups headed out to their respective trips. The First-Year Intermediates left for the Hiawassee. The Second-Year intermediates hiked and swam at Fall Creek Falls. Finally, First-Year Seniors went rafting down the Ocoee. Tent Row and Second-Year Seniors stayed at camp to plan and work on their age group’s camp projects and to enjoy a quiet day. Everyone came back together for a Cookout on the Crows Nest to share about their day. Following dinner, campers returned to their cabins to get ready for Prom! The Kiosk was filled with music, laughter, and costumes Friday night. Tent Row was given their superlatives; campers competed in the serious-dance competition. The Prom King and Queen were named. Campers enjoyed cake and watched the Tent Row Dance before the night ended.

Camp slept in Saturday morning after a full week, before enjoying a delicious French toast breakfast in the Dining Hall. This was followed by Valkyrie and Amazon Pep Meetings, where cheers were practiced in preparation for the Soccer Meet. After a rain delay and a sing-off competition in the Kiosk, Camp gathered on the Games Field for the Soccer Meet. Amazons and Valkyries cheered on their teams as the Intermediate and Senior Teams competed. Lunch was a buffet feast in the Dining Hall, followed by Rest Hour. After their afternoon snack, Camp prepared for the Amazon Weenie Roast. At the appointed time, everyone gathered on the Waterfront to listen to the Amazons’ legend before being invited to the Dam for the party. At the Dam, age groups gathered to enjoy their hot dogs, dessert, and roasted marshmallows. Amazons ended their party around the fire, where Octet performed.  Campers sang camp songs, and the Amazon Captain presented Ann and Pepe with the Cup for safe keeping until Trophy Night.

Sunday morning kicked off with Sunday Morning Breakfast—coffee cake, bacon, applesauce, and cantaloupe. State pictures followed breakfast. The Archery Meet was held out on the Archery Field, and Tent Row went to Junior Camp to host Tent Row Church. Senior Camp gathered in the Kiosk for Tent Row Church, before heading to lunch. Following their meal, Catholic Mass was held in the Kiosk, while the rest of Camp headed to an extended Rest Hour. Second-Year Seniors left camp to head to the overnight Cave Trip at Cumberland Caverns. Campers competed in the Tennis Meet as their bunkies cheered them on. Grunch was served that evening in the Dining Hall. First-Year Seniors hosted Vespers in the Wigwam to the sound of rain before counselors led an extended Devotions Cabin Night. 

Thank you for sharing your daughters with Camp Nakanawa this summer!
Your Intermediate and Senior Counselors
Is your daughter flying home from camp?  Please make sure that we have her travel information (whether flying or driving by filling out the Online Travel Form.  Please check out the list of campers who will fly out of Nashville (BNA) on Sunday, July 25th. Nakanawa will transport these girls to the airport and take them to their gates.
Click Here for updated travel by plane.
Please let us know if your daughter will be shipping her luggage home. Click Here to see a list of campers who are shipping their luggage home. If you decide after you arrive to pick up your daughter(s) that you would like to ship their luggage, we will be happy to accomodate.
Pick up day for camper who are leaving with their parent or guardian is Saturday, July 24th.  If you are not picking your daughter up and she is flying home from camp, she will leave early the next morning (Sunday - 7/25 in transportation provided by Nakanawa and chaperoned by Nakanawa counselors.
Junior Camp   2:00pm
Senior Camp   3:00pm

Reminder: Nakanawa has a
No-Package Policy.
 Please do not send your daughter ANY packages during her time at camp
All packages that arrive for campers will be held until the end of camp.  Please do not send gum or candy in letters to your camper(s). Each team has a Felt Letter Requirement which says that each camper must refrain from eating any outside food while at camp. If your daughter needs medication or eyeglasses, please contact Karen Parrish in the office at 931-277-3711 to make arrangements. We will share our extra pillows, riding helmets, bathing caps, sit-a-pons and more.  If they have left a favorite stuffed 
animal or craft at home, 
please do not send it.

Camp Nakanawa
Ann and Pepe Perron, Directors
1084 Camp Nakanawa Road
Crossville, TN 38571

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