A big thank you to Nancy Domer for inviting camp to give a presentation to the Marion Sunrisers Kiwanis Club. This group has been supporting camp since the very early years of the camp. These long time supporters meet at the Marion Hy-Vee and have traveled to camp on numerous occasions to donate items, like a wonderful youth first aid kit! This year they donated the money to purchase a much needed tent!
Members include (L-R-front) Will Ogle, Donna Bean, Norm Wright, Mary Ellen Wright, and Carolyn Holubar. (Back L-R) Mel Holubar, Margie Mitchell, Nancy Domer, Shawn Federn (visitor), and George Domer. Our sympathy to the group for the loss of their dear member, Emil Koval…a wonderful gentleman.
Bev Daws with Hope United Church and Patrick J. Shanahan Post 788 VFW dropped off another wonderful donation of quilts, arts and crafts supplies, personal care items, and other much needed items. Its always nice to visit with Bev and camp is so appreciative of all their gifts.
We had another great group of nursing students from NICC volunteer with respite care again this fall. Mary Jo Friedmann (4th from left) always brings a great group of students to volunteer as counselors and get some good experience with our campers. Thanks to students Amber Kane, Tom Collins, Sheri Burke, Allison Scheckel, Sierrah Streeper, Andrea Canby, Michelle Heuer, Lauren Jacobs and Ashley Kienast, pictured here with campers Taysia Kaune and Megan Staner.
There were “Witches in the Air” as approximately 200 campers and 125 staff appeared as ghouls, goblins and miscellaneous creatures of the night for the annual Camp Courageous Halloween Dance and Haunted Gym. It was a “Thriller” of a good time as they did the “Monster Mash” in the lodge, enjoyed a few snacks, and got scared silly in the haunted gym.
A few lucky “Ghostbusters” had the difficult task of judging the costumes and awarding the winners. The participants all said “Boo!” at the end of the evening because it was the end of a “frightening” fun event.
Pictured are some of the “Scary” participants at the Halloween Dance and Haunted Gym.
A big thank you to Pat and Tom Linder for their donation of a beautiful canoe to Camp Courageous. Canoeing is a very popular activity at camp and we can’t wait to use this canoe on the new Lake Todd in 2015. Thank you to Pat and Tom for bringing the canoe to camp all the way from Oelwein!
Thank you Pat & Tom!