Thursday, July 24, 2014

Terrific Tuessday

Each night at camp we all think there's no way to top the day, but they just keep getting better and better! We had another great showing at Polar Bear Swim this morning and there are quite a few campers in the running for the sought after Polar Bear Swim medals.
Choices for Camper and Cabin Choice this morning included archery, fishing, swimming, sports, and arts & crafts. We also crowned Cabin 1 (youngest girls) as winners of the camp-wide checkers tournament! Way to go Cabin 1!
This afternoon we were visited by University of Kentucky football players (GO CATS!) and the Iron Order Motorcycle Crew. The kids LOVED seeing both groups.
Also, this afternoon about 40 people went on a nice hike to find an infamous old bridge in the woods and got back just in time for dinner.
Dinner was a big hit- steak and pork. And good thing we fueled up because this evening was jammed packed with our color war (so fun) and our closing campfire. The campfire consisted of skits, songs, and everyone's favorite- S'MORES. We also had a ceremony for our 5 campers that are graduating and a remembrance ceremony for those that we lost this past year.
We also FINALLY solved the CLUE mystery that we've been investigating all week....and it was Professor Plum, in the Campfire Circle, with a Rope! The cabins that guessed right got to silly string and throw water balloons at Professor Plum as punishment for harming Poogas.
The younger cabins are already dreaming sweetly in bed and the older cabins are hanging out playing board games right now.
We have lots more fun planned for tomorrow including our annual DANCE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday- What a Day!

We started the day with the Polar Bear swim….well at least 57 campers did. Many are well on their way to earning the Indian Summer Camp prestigious Polar Bear Medal. This award goes to any camper that appears at the Polar Bear swim every morning of the camp.

Big thanks to the campers in Cabins 8 and 9 who were “hoppers” during breakfast. They did a great helping out the kitchen staff with service and cleanup.

Katy Perry’s soundtrack “Roar” and the Girls of Cabin 1 put on a very special, totally original performance of “Tiger Show” for the Cabin 10 boys.  Broadway never had such heart and enthusiasm. It was a standing ovation for the girls in Cabin 1!

About this time, Indian Summer Camp had two very special visitors. Football players from University of Louisville appeared with jerseys, towels, gloves, big smiles and even bigger hearts for all the campers.

 Whether you happen to be UK or Louisville fans, you have to agree that the Louisville players were the real winners.

Aiden’s Lego Legacy also made an appearance. This is a great organization that had the entire camp sitting in the dining hall putting together Legos. All the campers left with really amazing Lego sets-everything from Star Wars Jedi fighters, Coast Guard helicopters, to Avengers sets.

Newsflash -  
The three semifinalists in the checkers tournament are …… drum roll please….

Cabin 1 (youngest girls), Cabin 7 (girls 10-12), and Cabin 8 (boys 10-12) are in a three way final for the prestigious Indian Summer Camp Life-size Checkers Award. The finals are tomorrow…
Right now, as we type...some campers are watching the Lego movie and others are enjoying a refreshing night-swim in the pool. We are guessing that it will be an early bedtime for most.
We wish everyone a goodnight and will update again tomorrow night.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Today was certainly full of excitement! We boarded comfy coach buses right after breakfast and headed straight to the Belle of Louisville. The DJ already had the music rocking for us when we boarded the boat and our dance party started before we even set sail.

Everyone enjoyed the views, the breeze from the sundeck, and the delicious Tumbleweed lunch. Once we were back on dry land, the younger cabins headed to the Science Center and the older cabins went to the Frazier History Museum.

The Science Center campers got to see science experiment demonstrations before checking out the exhibits and the Frazier History campers visited the "Gridiron Glory" special exhibit and witnessed a mid-evil sword demonstration. Everyone must have been worn out from all the excitement because quite a few people slept the entire way back to camp.

After we refueled with a yummy smoked turkey dinner, it was time to play everyone's favorite- BAZOOKA BALL!!!!

Things are winding down now here at Indian Summer Camp and we can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring! Goodnight all!



Monday, July 21, 2014

First Full Day of Camp!

What a better way to greet the day than with a quick hustle down to the pool for the Polar Bear swim. Jump out of a toasty bunk, don a swimsuit, and join the party at the pool. You will see shivers and warm smiles all around.

After a hearty breakfast, and med checks, each cabin had its choice of activities. Some choices turned out better than others. The Boys in Cabin 10 were schooled in the strategies of life size checkers by the Girls in Cabin 11 at the Activity Field. This is a single elimination tournament among the cabins …so stay tuned for news to come. Other choices included swimming/scuba, arts and crafts, archery, and fishing.


Lunchtime included awards for most fish caught, archery, and the girls in Cabin 4 won the cleanest cabin award.

Everyone enjoyed the original Indian Summer Camp life size “Candyland” board game at the activity field. The game includes giant dice, silly string, cream pies, and lots and lots of water. What’s not to like?


After dinner a number of campers braved the climbing wall, while Karaoke was featured in the dining hall.  Note to Taylor Swift …. Your career is safe.


Stay tuned for updates from our field trip tomorrow!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hooray for Opening Day!

After all the parents left this afternoon, the 2014 Indian Summer Camp party really began. Everyone showed off their smiling faces for their cabin photos and we took an all camp photo.
We enjoyed a fabulous pizza dinner donated by Pop Wells before heading to our opening campfire. During the campfire, we recognized our first-time campers with bravery feathers and played a riveting giant Jenga game to get to know each other.
To start off our weeklong "CLUE" mystery, we learned about an unfortunate crime against "Poogas" (our Indian statue mascot) and questioned our suspects. Starting tomorrow each cabin will work to solve the WHO, WHERE, and WEAPON used before all the other cabins.
Everyone is now off to bed (many of the younger cabins are already resting soundly) and we wish you very sweet dreams at home.
We will be posting pictures tomorrow, so please stay tuned!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Camper Mail Reminders

We just wanted to remind parents and loved ones about ways you can communicate with your camper while they are at camp.
You can mail a physical letter to them at the following address:
Camper Name
Indian Summer Camp
C/O Camp Cedarmore
3083 Cedarmore Road
Bagdad, KY 40003
Or, for the first time, you can EMAIL a letter to your camper. Please send your emailed letter to with the campers name and age in the subject line and your letter in the body of your email.
RE: Johnny Smith, Age 10
Letters will be printed once a day and given to campers in the evening.
We hope everyone is getting packed up and ready for LOTS of FUN and EXCITEMENT!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Indian Summer Camp 2014!!!

Hello Parents and Campers!
We hope you are as excited as we are about camp this coming week.  We are looking forward to seeing all our returning campers, meeting our new families, and having a wonderful week of fun and friendship.  Please download and read over the Camper-Parent Handbook HERE. A packing list is on page 12 and directions are on page 14.
Camp check-in will be from Noon-4pm on Sunday, July 20th.  We will have family day activites throughout the afternoon, including lunch and field games for kids. It is recommended that all kids wear a swimsuit and bring a towel as they will likely get wet.
Pick-up begins at 9am the morning of Saturday, July 26th.  All campers must be picked up by 10:30am.  

We are working hard to plan an amazing week for the campers.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.  Happy Camping!

Stay tuned to this blog, as we will be updating it throughout camp week! Please be patient with us as internet connection is spotty.