Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Anokijig Ahoy!

By now, many of you are familiar with the crown jewel of the Anokijig fleet, the Allegheny. This beautiful launch was made possible through the generosity of Ernie and Bernie Styberg and we can't thank them enough!

We do our best to keep the Allegheny looking in tip-top shape and as we were cleaning and polishing the hull, we noticed some areas that probably need attention.

We'll be the first to admit, we're no experts on boats, so we don't know how serious this situation is, but we suspect it's pretty common. The cracks all appear to be surface paint of some kind flaking off and they all appear below the waterline.

If you have any background or expertise in boats and would be willing to volunteer your time and talent to help keep the Allegheny in perfect working order, we'd love to hear from you.

The Allegheny is currently in the Anokijig Drydock, which is a temperature-controlled building very close to Anokijig, in which storage space was generously donated. Please give us a call at Camp and let us know if you can help us keep the Allegheny in tip-top shape. Our phone number is 920-893-0782. Thanks for all your support!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Reelin' in the Big Ones

When kids come to Anokijig, many experience the outdoors in ways they never have before. One of our most popular programs is our fishing expeditions, where campers are given the opportunity to fish for a variety of species, under a variety of conditions.
Campers will go after trout, salmon, northern, bass and panfish and get the opportunity to fish at different locations, including a trout pond and Lake Michigan. One might think this is an opportunity that only interests boys, but many of our expedition participants are girls. The Fishing Expedition program typically fills up each year, so if you haven't registered yet, please be sure to do so soon, to make sure we still have space available for your child.
With the wide variety of fishing that takes place, Anokijig needs to stock up on a variety of equipment, to ensure our campers are ready to reel in the big one. Last week, we received a gigantic care package of fishing equipment from Mick Phillips of Belgrade, Montana. Mr. Phillips has never been to Anokijig, but he appreciates the importance of providing unique experiences to children and families, in an outdoor environment and he has generously supported our efforts for many years.
When you walk around Anokijig, you may notice an abundance of energy-efficient, compact fluorescent lightbulbs in our fixtures. Mr. Phillips has been kind enough to donate these as well. The kindness and ingenuity of our donors never ceases to amaze us and we are grateful for all of their support.
We appreciate all kinds of support, whether it's time, treasure or talent. If you have any that you'd be willing to share with Anokijig, please give us a call at 920-893-0782.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Anokijig's Summer of 2009

Greetings from Anokijig
With the arrival of the first 70 degree day at beautiful Camp Anokijig our thoughts obviously turn to SUMMER CAMP. It sounds incredible to believe; but in only 90 days Session 1 of Summer Camp 2009 will begin. Time for another summer of Outrageous fun, New friends, Old friends, and Incredible experiences.
The staff is busy making plans and preparations for this to be the best summer ever. All of our great returning programs are getting ready and our New Lake Winnebago Day Fishing trips and Ukulele Band are going to be exciting additions.
Right now our email and mail box is being flooded with registrations of new and returning campers. Since we never want to see a camper miss out on a chance to return to Anokijig we thought we’d drop you a line just to be sure that if you haven’t already signed up for your 2009 session; now is the time. Unfortunately if you wait too long you may find your chosen week, trip, or program full; so please don’t delay!
We also know that in today’s economy decisions may be a little tougher to make. Remember that at Anokijig we do have some programs that might help.
· All campers can participate in candy sales (50% of every bar sold goes directly to the campers’ account).
· Our new internet fundraising sales (magazines, gifts, candies, with 40% of every item sold going directly to the campers’ account).
· For campers 14 years old or older the Stamper program is priced significantly lower in exchange for the campers’ service in the dining/dish room area for one meal per day.
· Full and partial camperships based on financial need are available.
For information on any of these programs please feel to contact our office at 1-800-741-6931 (920-893-0782) or anokijig@excel.net.
For information on all of our programs and happenings see http://www.anokijig.com/.
If you still need to reserve your date; choose your method:
· Easy online registration at https://www.anokijig.com/2009%20web%20registration%20form.htm
· Download a printable form for US Mail or fax at http://www.anokijig.com/2009registration%20form%20updated.pdf
· Or call our office direct at 1-800-741-6931 (920-893-0782) and we’ll gladly have a real live person ready to help you.
If you are one of the many that have already secured your session; WELCOME BACK! We can’t wait to see you! Also remember if you recruit a new friend to come to camp you get a discount, recruit 5 new friends and your week is FREE. Or maybe that lets you come to another week of camp for more Outrageous Fun!
Anokijig 2009 is going to be great. Let us be your summer stimulus package. Sign-up now!
See you this summer!
Take Care,

Darin Holden
Program Director
Camp Anokijig
"Anokijig Changes Lives"