Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Anokijig's summer sessions are behind us for 2009, but Camp is still in full-swing with school groups during the week and Indian Guides and other groups coming in on the weekends. Our final family camping weekend of the year is coming up on the weekend of October 10th, when we welcome campers for Anokijig's Fall Colors Weekend.
Fall Colors is one of the most-beautiful weekends to be at Anokijig. The colors on the trees are a dozen different shades of red, yellow and brown, while the crisp, autumn air is cut by the warm, crackling of a campfire.
Fall Colors weekend also coincides with Anokijig's annual Alumni Day, which takes place on Sunday, October 11th. If you are a former camper or counselor, we welcome you to stop in and visit with your old friends from 11AM until 2:30PM. Admission is always free, but we would appreciate it if you signed up in advance, so our cooks will know how many to expect for lunch.
If you're planning on attending Alumni Day, you can RSVP online at this link- http://anokijig.com/alumni%20day.htm of you can always call Anokijig at 920-893-0782 and let them know you'll be coming. We hope to see you there!
Friday, September 18, 2009
It's going to be a busy weekend at Anokijig. In addition to our Laughter in the Woods event on Saturday night, we are also hosting our annual Fallapalooza open house on Sunday, September 20th. Fallapalooza is a great chance for folks to come out and see what Anokijig is all about.
Some of our scheduled activities include fishing, arts & crafts, an archery contest, voyageur canoe rides, an arrowhead dig, carnival games and an all-you-can-eat bunch a brunch. Kids horse rides will also be available for $5.
Anokijig's doors will swing open at 9:30AM and the event will run until 3PM. As usual, this event is a very affordable way for a family to spend a Sunday. Admission is just $9 for ages 13 and older, $6 for children ages 4-12 and as always, kids under three are free! If you can't make it to Laughter in the Woods, we hope you'll join us for Fallapalooza!
Posted by Jim McIlvaine at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Greetings from Anokijig:
Just a friendly reminder that there are still seats available for this year’s comedy extravaganza: “Laughter In The Woods”-Comedy Dinner Theater and Auction; but we expect them to be going fast!
The McMann & Tate Comedy Group has put together a great original show to keep you laughing, the steaks and crab cakes are ready for cooking and the beer & wine cellar is being stocked. It is bound to be a theatrical and epicurean experience to remember.
Doors open at 6:00 pm next Saturday September 19th with the show beginning at 6:30pm
A featured part of the evening will be our annual silent and (for the first time) Live auction. The lodge will be filled an array with items to bid on like:
· A one-weeks stay at a northern Wisconsin lake Cottage
· 2 brand new kayaks
· Trolling Motor
· Fish Finder
· Home theater
· Spa Package
· plus much much more!!
Reservations are required so call soon. Limited overnight accommodations are available, just call for the details.
Cost is only a $35 Fee & $40 Deductible Donation and all the proceeds go to benefit the ANOKIJIG SHEBOYGAN COUNTY KIDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Reserve a table for 8 and bring your friends or business associates.
COME JOIN US FOR GREAT FOOD AND OUTRAGEOUS FUN ALL TO HELP SEND KIDS TO CAMP. YOU WILL LOVE IT!
THIS WILL BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Questions? See our website at www.anokijig.com or call our office at 1-800-741-6931. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We often talk about the massive amount of volunteer support Anokijig receives each year (more than 50,000 hours per year). We don't do this to brag, although we are very proud of the generosity of our supporters. We do this to thank our supporters and remind people that we need their help to make this place successful.
When people ask us how a "private camp" like Anokijig can afford to charge half of what most private camps charge, the answer is simple- volunteers. Our legion of volunteers helps keep Anokijig affordable for summer campers, family campers and groups.
Today we welcomed a group of 32 volunteers from Marquette University, led by Dr. Toby Peters. Almost all of these volunteers were students and many of them will soon participate in another volunteer outreach program Marquette sponsors, which provides medical care to people in Honduras.
These volunteers jumped right into action at Anokijig, cutting burdock out of the pasture around Victory Hill, setting up a canopy for our upcoming Fallapalooza event and splitting wood down at the Supply Shed. The work was physically demanding, but these great volunteers were up to the task. The consensus from our staff is that they are welcome back to help out anytime.
Thank you Marquette University for all your hard work at Camp Anokijig! If you have a group that would like to come volunteer at Anokijig for a half or full day, please give our camp office a call at 920-893-0782
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The wide variety of tools, equipment and supplies Anokijig needs and uses on a daily basis is truly an amazing and varied list. Everything from ping pong balls, bratwurst and life jackets to saddle soap, laptop computers and log splitters. Virtually everything under the sun seems to find a use or purpose at Anokijig.
One of our most-dedicated (and appreciated) donors over the past few years has been Snap-on Incorporated of Kenosha. Snap-on manufactures and sells a wide array of tools and equipment, most of which we can find a use for at Anokijig. However, when we have a dozen different projects going on at the same time, with at least as many staff members involved in those projects, keeping track of tools can be a challenge.
Fortunately for us, Snap-on Industrial, which is a division of Snap-on Incorporated, sent us two beautiful Williams-branded tool boxes this past summer. Many of the donated Snap-on tools we have previously received have already found a home in these boxes. Thank you Snap-on Incorporated!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Its Sunday afternoon and we're in the midst of another fantastic Labor Day Family Camping Weekend. Beach tunes are playing over the PA system and many of the 230+ family campers have found their way down to the waterfront area for the same beach party fun that our campers enjoy every week during summer camp. Little Elkhart is still as warm as a bathtub and volleyball games and face-painting are camper favorites.
These family weekends are a great (and affordable) opportunity for families to connect, reunite and unplug from their everyday lives. Best of all, we still have one family camping weekend to go this year and there's still time to sign up, although space is limited.
Camp Anokijig's Fall Colors camping weekend is October 9th to the 11th. Campers begin arriving Friday night and are treated to three delicious meals on Saturday and two more on Sunday. There are also plenty of special activities that are unique to Fall Colors weekend, like our annual pumpkin-carving contest. If you'd like more information on Fall Colors Family camping, call Camp Anokijig today at 920-893-0782.
We hope to see you at Anokijig soon!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
It's getting to be that time of year again, when Camp Anokijig hosts their annual Laughter in the Woods dinner theater and auction. This year, we are welcoming Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren as our special guests, although we don't expect either one to attend. This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 19th, with the doors at Western Lodge swinging open promptly at 6 PM.
The McMann & Tate comedy group will once again be entertaining our guests with their hilarious antics and madcap skits and all guests will enjoy a delicious steak and seafood dinner. Tickets are $75 each and all proceeds will go to Camp Anokijig's Campership fund for Sheboygan County youth.
For more information or to book your reservations today, please call Camp Anokijig at 920-893-0782.