Camp 2019 (Part 2)

June 29 & 30

Continuing our week of lounging on the shores of Elkhart Lake, in weather that proved to be beautiful all week . . .

[The fellow in the following two photos is further identified above the next photo.  He and his family have been longtime week 8 campers at Camp Brosius.  One time he, his daughter, and I imagine some other folks started at the Pacific Ocean with the intention of riding their bikes across the country.  After crossing few states he had to return to work (see the following) while his daughter ultimately completed the mission at the Atlantic Ocean.  I once asked him if he would discuss string theory with me – then I laughed . . . ]

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https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/04/iub/releases/05-rick-van-kooten-executive-dean-college-of-arts-and-sciences.html

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[Camp now has three Hobies for “group” outings . . . ]

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[New construction across from camp had everyone trying to remember what was there before . . . ]

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[The view from the living room of the Inn, looking out at the Round House on the left, our outdoor dining (picnic) tables, and the waterfront . . . ]

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[40-year week 8 camper, the DOM, discussed who knows what with flabbergasted waterfront staff . . . ]

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[Yes, I’ve been coming here since before your mother was born . . . ]

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[This is Vicki and the DOM, they’re a matched set from Fort Wayne . . . ]

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[Waterfront activities . . . ]

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[More waterfront activities . . . ]

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[The ever colorful Sunfish sails . . . ]

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[Waterfront staff meeting an incoming Sunfish . . . ]

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[It’s Jack . . . ]

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[Jack, his wife Phyllis, and daughter Cheyenne having been week 8 campers for 9 years now.  They had no connection to Indiana University.  They saw Brosius on a travel site and decided to check it out.  Jack and Phyllis are geology professors at Austin Peay . . . ]

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[Another successful training-for-the-regatta run . . . ]

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[Here’s Vicki and her granddaughter Leena . . . ]

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[Last year I was the apple of Leena’s eye . . . ]

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[This year she threw me over for a younger guy (i.e., her own age), Xavier . . . ]

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[Yup, I was beat out by an “X-man” . . . ]

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[We and Rita had almost matching Subarus this year – hers is a hybrid . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at waterfront, Leena is holding court . . . ]

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[This was adult dinner night.  The kids were sent away (to places unknown?).]

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[Orders are placed the night before – entrees either prime rib, nut-encrusted haddock, or eggplant parmesan with twice-baked potato or wildrice . . . ]

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[Food is delivered by staff, who also kept our wine glasses full at all times . . . ]

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[Carrie, also a longtime camper and also from Nashville, Indiana (a la, Rita and Katie), joined us in Rappaport the 2nd day . . . ]

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[At the far end are Leena’s parents, Kent and Jenny.  Kent is the 2nd son to Vicki and the DOM . . . ]

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[The table photo was taken by Karly, a 4-year kitchen staffer who graduated from Elkhart Lake high school this year and is matriculating to St. Norbert College majoring in psychology.  We told her she was getting an early start on her degree taking care of our group!]

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[This was also faculty forum night where we learned all about – curling!  What fun!]

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[And the news story of the day from USA Today . . . ]

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[The aforementioned Karly later handling outdoor beverages.  I put this photo last, because it’s the one that is posted with the story on Facebook.  I thought it better than the newspaper article about groping . . . ]

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I think camping is one of those things where if you’re forced into it as a child, you’ll probably hate it as an adult.  ~  Jeremy Irvine

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One thought on “Camp 2019 (Part 2)

  1. I love reliving every moment! So many memories. I know we have been at Camp since 1993 but need to check out our photos. I want to make a photo book for the Camp’s 100th anniversary.

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