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Color Wars!

This week at camp there was a color war breakout! For those of you that don’t know what a color war is, it is the most hilarious and fun series of games, ever. The campers were split into their teams with Georgia leading the blue and white team, Lo leading the pink and black team and Joseph leading the red and yellow team. The teams battled it out, to be claimed the 2016 color war champions (part one). Check out the video below to see who was victorious! ..

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Camp: it’s not Just S’mores, it’s a Cultural Exchange as well.

  Every summer an influx of international counsellors arrive at Mountain Camp Woodside, with wide-eyes and a lot of enthusiasm; excited to be working in the beautiful Portola Valley. Recruiting counsellors from all over the world is an intentional decision. We believe that the unique atmosphere created by this cultural exchange, adds to the camp experience. However it is not just the counsellors that fly in from all over the world to experience California, the campers do too. Just th..

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Thought of the Week | Get Outdoors

Following on from last week, our CIT kids helped put together the next ‘Thought of the Week’ video. This week we decided on the theme ‘outdoors’. See what our campers and staff had to say about the outdoors! ..

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Wacky Wednesday at Mountain Camp Woodside

Wacky Wednesday. If you have been to Mountain Camp Woodside, you will have been subject to one of the most fun days ever! It is a day when normal camp activities is put on hold and for one afternoon only there are an array of exciting and some slightly random, activities on offer. It is also the day that the kids and counsellors get to dress up. Each week is a different theme and we take it pretty seriously here at camp, especially Director Jim – who always out does everyone with his costu..

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Campfire Cones | Outdoor Cooking

We love a bit of outdoor cooking at camp! Every Wednesday we have some delicious delicacies for the kids to cook at camp. This week we had Campfire Cones – here is our secret recipe so you can try them at home. Ingredients: Tin Foil Waffle Ice-cream Cones Marshmallows Chocolate Chips Kiwi and Strawberries (cut up into small pieces) Instructions. Place into the cones the; chocolate chips, then the fruit, then the marshmallows on top. Wrap the cones in tin fo..

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Staff Training at Mountain Camp Woodside.

Staff training week is over and camp has officially started! Training is very important to us at Mountain Camp Woodside and we had an awesome week getting our new counsellors, ready for the campers arrival. It has been a hectic five days of training, covering all aspects of camp in our comprehensive staff program. We pride ourselves on having the best staff in the world, having hand-picked them based on their experience, enthusiasm and their ability to be an excellent role model. This year ou..

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Packing for Summer Camp.

It can be hard deciding what to pack for summer camp, I know I always pack too much in my bag. So we thought we would help you guys out and share with you our packing list for campers. Clothing 7 pairs of underwear 1 set of pajamas 3 pairs of shorts 6 T-shirts 2 pairs jeans/ sweatpants 1 jacket Swimwear 1 beach towel 2 swimsuits Footwear 6 pairs of socks 2 pairs of athletic shoes 1 pair of flip flops/ sandals/ water shoes Bath 1 bath towe..

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Welcome to our new Blog!

Awesome, you found our brand spanking new blog! Go you! We are extremely excited to be updating you all through this new platform this summer. The blog will be the place; where we update you on all the exciting camp news, give you our camp tips, find out more about our campers or counsellors and where you can hear from our director. We are looking forward to an amazing summer for 2016 and we can’t wait for it to get started! Make sure you keep checking back for the latest news, or give u..

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Wacky Wednesday – Fancy Dress Themes

Wacky Wednesday Themes for 2016. For those of you who haven’t been to Mountain Camp Woodside before, you may not know that Wednesday is ‘Wacky Wednesday’. This is the day that camp gets really exciting. For one day only, we completely change the program and introduce random activities like; slip’n’slide, rock climbing, outdoor cooking, and many more. Check out our video on youtube explaining exactly what happens. Alongside the activity switch up, we also get dressed up! Thi..

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