Friday, July 31, 2015

Fantastic Friday

Even at the end of the week we still had 78 campers participate in Polar Bear Swim this morning! Way to go Polar Bears!

After breakfast, we had our Camp Storybook Adventure Game where each cabin went from story book character to character and had to complete various challenges to win beads. Challenges were full of water, shaving cream, messy goo and LOTS of FUN! Plus there were numerous “villains” who could steal their beads away, but luckily the “hero” characters could come and safe them. It was a blast and a great way to start off our last full day of camp.

The UofL Football team also came to visit this morning and ended up participating in the adventure game. They were also gracious enough to autograph jerseys for all of our campers. Thank you UofL Football!

For lunch, the Church of the Annunciation donated, cooked, and served Sloppy Joes which the kids ate up quickly.

This afternoon has been full of swimming, arts & crafts, fishing and archery. Campers are trying to get in as many “camp” activities as possible before heading home in the morning.

Our pasta dinner was also provided by the Church of the Annunciation- it was delicious and we can’t thank them enough for BOTH the meals they generously donated.

After dinner, the anticipation of the dance was in the air and the girls got all dressed up in their formal dresses and got their hair and make-up done by professional stylists. Geno’s formal in Lexington even donated tux vests and bow ties for the gentlemen campers to wear and they all look very handsome!

The dance did not disappoint! The music was rockin’ and the campers danced the Indian Summer night away.

It has been such a special week not only for the kids, but also for all of our staff and volunteers who have been lucky enough to spend the week getting to know these special kids. We thank you for allowing us the opportunity and hope your kiddos come home and tell you about all of the friends and memories they made at Indian Summer Camp.

See you all in the morning!

REMINDER: Camper Pick-Up is from 9-10:30am and the security gate code is 6785.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Terrific Thursday

The morning began with a slightly chillier polar bear swim than the last few days, which woke us up and got us ready for the busy day ahead.
It was graduate day so the graduating campers got to take a special trip to Lexington to go to Champs and ate lunch at Malone's. They reported back that they had a blast!

After a filling breakfast, we had a water balloon war the in backfield and make walking sticks for a hike to the secret bridge. Cabins also took turns making camp T-shirt in arts & crafts. Some cabins challenged others to basketball and soccer games. We also had quite a few campers try archery and fishing working towards the Davy Crockett and Fishing Awards (to be announced tomorrow). We also had special guests from DanceBlue who taught all the campers their line dance.

After Raising Canes lunch we were ready to take on the afternoon. We had lots of swimming and arts & crafts this afternoon along with lots of amazing visitors. Squallis Puppeteers came and put on a funny puppet show and helped all the campers make finger puppets.

The UK Football players came out and hung out with the kids in the pool and at the puppet show. Thank you UK for coming out!

The Iron Order Motorcycle club also came out this afternoon and the kiddos loved revving the engines and getting their very own Iron Order bandanas.

This evening, we enjoyed a steak and pork dinner cooked by a very special group of people who spent the entire day grilling and cooking for us.

After dinner, the oldest cabins got to play Bazooka Ball over on main campus and we had a very special closing campfire where we graduated 6 awesome campers.

Everyone is now sleeping tight in their bunks dreaming of all the fun we are going to have tomorrow.

Good night to all from Indian Summer Camp!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What a Wednesday!

Once again we started the day off with a refreshing Polar Bear Swim before eating breakfast. Upon leaving the dining hall, every camper got to pick out a custom super hero cape donated by “Capes for Kids”. The campers absolutely LOVED them!
Today was also DAY CAMPER DAY and we were lucky enough to have 3 day campers come and hang out with us today.

We also had agility & therapy dogs come to visit and put on an awesome show. They did some pretty neat tricks and were very sweet.

This afternoon, we were all treated to Bazo’s donated by Kyle’s Korner for Kids, which was delicious. Thank you Kyle! And then after lunch, cabins took part in an epic water fight, which Cabin 2 won. Some campers went and tried their hand at archery working towards the Davy Crockett award. It’s currently a very close contest.

After a yummy pasta dinner donated & served by St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, we waited for a quick storm to pass and enjoyed a fantastic ice cream sundae before heading down to the pool for our annual night swim. Thanks to the Shelby County Fire Department for bringing out flood lights to keep us safe.

We can’t believe it’s almost Thursday already, but then again- time does fly when you’re having fun!

Good night to all from ISC!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tons of Fun Tuesday

Wow! Even WE didn’t know you could cram so much fun into one day, but we managed to do it!

After Polar Bear Swim and breakfast we were amazed by a helicopter landing in our front field! The kids got to sit in it and wear all the head gear. They were a little disappointed that they didn’t get to fly it, but said they loved feeling the wind when it landed.

After the helicopter left, the girls tried on and choose formal dresses for the dance and the boys were fitted for tuxes. We were also visited by Tinker Bell, Captain America, and Elsa this morning who hung out with the kids for hours.

After a delicious lunch donated by CUB Bank Shelbyville and Zaxby’s (THANK YOU!), we all loaded up the buses and headed to Malibu Jack’s in Lexington. We had a blast racing go-carts, playing arcade games, and road on a simulator ride. The field trip was made extra special because Josh Harrelson aka “Jorts” came along and bought everyone dippin’ dots ice cream! Thank you Josh!

Once we made it back to camp, we had a Green Eggs and Ham dinner donated by Pam Morris and friends and then this evening the youngest cabins got to play bazooka ball- a camp favorite!

Everyone is thoroughly exhausted now and hitting the hay so we will be ready to rock and roll in the morning once again.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Magical Monday

Our day began with 114 of us jumping in the pool at 7am for Polar Bear Swim! The rest of our morning consisted of breakfast, archery, fishing, arts & crafts, and soccer. It was a fantastic start to our camp week.
The Hamburgler came to visit with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana while we had a delicious meal donated by Mark's Feed Store.
This afternoon was filled with swimming and arts & crafts. We also had a magician who put on a spectacular show! Kona Ice also made a visit and we cooled off with some shaved ice.
Dinner was donated by friends of Dave Summers who smoked Turkey all day for us to enjoy.
This evening we had a blast singing along to our favorite songs during Karaoke.
Everyone is now resting peacefully in their bunks and dreaming about all the fun we're going to have tomorrow.
Good Night to all from Indian Summer Camp!
Reminder: send your camper a letter electronically at

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Family Day 2015 is in the "Books"

What a great first day! Our volunteers got excited for the kids to arrive by having an Indian Summer Camp Pep Rally. Not long after, we opened the gates and the camper families started pouring in for some camp fun.
After our amazing med staff checked everyone in, we all played water games and jumped around the inflatables before enjoying a KFC lunch.
After parents went on their way we had a great pizza dinner donated by Pops and the Wells family. After dinner the kids were surprised by the Oates Flag hot air balloon in the back field, which gave tethered rides. We then took our cabin and all camp photos before heading down to opening campfire.
At the campfire, each cabin performed a skit to introduce themselves and then the new campers & counselors were recognized for their first year courage with an Indian Summer Bravery Feather.
It's been a busy first day so everyone is now settling in to their cabins so they can rest up for Monday.
Thanks again parents for letting us borrow your kiddos for the week. We promise to take care of them and give them back as happy campers!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Welcome to Indian Summer Camp 2015!

Kids Cancer Alliance is so excited to welcome our 2015 campers to Indian Summer Camp this coming Saturday, July 26th! Our theme this year is "Books & Adventure" and we have no doubt your campers will come home with lots of great "stories" about their camp week.

Check-in is from Noon-4pm and we welcome the whole family to come and participate in our Family Day activities. We do ask for your patience during check-in as we are expecting a record number of campers this year.

For directions, packing list, and more information about camp, you can download the parent handbook HERE.

Here are a few reminders about keeping in touch with your camper throughout the week:

Send mail to your camper electronically:

Snail mail your camper:

Camper Name

Indian Summer Camp C/O Camp Cedarmore

3083 Cedarmore Road

Bagdad, KY 40269

If you have an urgent matter during camp, please call:

Leah: 502-649-0830

Shelby: 859-802-8490

Brandon: 502-593-5844

Don't forget, camper pick up is Saturday, August 1st from 9-10:30am.