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Summer Staff have arrived! LED lights installed!
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Summer Staff are here!

All four summer staff have arrived at camp and have been hard at work through training, program preparation, and facility care. They have aced enlightening (and at times mind-numbing) lectures about safety procedures. They have thrived during team building and conflict mediation training with On Earth Peace trainer Rick Polhamus. They have made short work of weeds, trash, and grass. They have also built brain cells and biceps working with the several hundred pages of curriculum. Finally, they survived Parker's three-day intensive canoe training, which included swamp day Tuesday and a trip on the Iowa River.

Lara Neher grew up in Grundy Center, Iowa. Lara is a student at McPherson College, where she is studying mathematics and secondary education. Lara is an ethical vegetarian, but has occasionally gone rogue and poached bald eagles for rotisserie cooking. Lara hopes to finish sorting the camp's five tons of crayons before the end of the summer.
Ali Taplin grew up in Hudson, Iowa. Ali is an Iowa State University student, where she is studying early childhood education along with programs in special education and spanish. Despite having grown up on a farm, Ali is terrified of grickle grass. She attempted, but failed, to negotiate her summer staff contract for payment of fifteen cents, a nail, and the shell of a great-great-great-grandfather snail.
Greening Update
The LED fixtures for our outdoor lights have been installed. This is another big step in the process of making CPL more energy efficient. We think they look great too!
Tiffany Smith comes from Osceola, Iowa. Tiffany is a student at Kirkwood Community College. Tiffany trains performance squirrels for the Camp Pine Lake circus. Tiffany hopes to one day train enough squirrels to replace all internal combustion engines with squirrel power.
Stephen Dowdy hails from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Stephen just completed a program with United World Colleges. His greatest fear is seeing the empty bottom of his own cereal bowl. In the future, Stephen hopes to engineer an endless cereal bowl with sogginess avoidance technology.
Director's Note
Camp is in! We are hard at work in the final stages of preparation and will see campers from our rental partners this afternoon. Have you registered for camp yet?
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