Summer Camp 2016

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Historian Report for 2016 Pioneer Summer Camp (by Colin and Sam)

After a 2.5 hour drive to Camp Pioneer, we were greeted by Danger, the camp goat.  We had lunch with Danger in the parking lot, then the counselours came running out of the woods and introduced themselves.  We toured camp: Med Shack, Chapel, Lake, Swim Docks, Archery, Rifle range, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and finally the dining hall.  Next up was the med form check and swim test.  The water looked fridgid, but it wasn’t jolietta in canada too cold.  After dinner, the staff welcomed us again with the opening campfire which was really funny.

Mornings were filled with merit badge and ‘trail to first class’ activities, which left afternoons open for swimming, shooting and fishing.  Monday, the weather turned cold and cloudy.  In the evenings, we huddled around a fire in camp. Warm weather returned Wednesday, and we could see beautiful Mt. Jefferson.
Friday was outbound day.  Everyone goes hiking in the wilderness near camp. Friday afternoon was the Omachi (oo-mah-chee) relay.  The T618 team took 1st place, and best the staff team by 4 seconds!  After dinner, there was a camp-wide carnival and great closing campfire.  

Saturday we were up early to pack.  There was an award and flag ceremony, then we said goodbye to Camp Pioneer.