The tribes of the Plaines nation had a great time at Camp MacLean this past weekend for our Winter Campout! Though the weather didn't fully cooperate with us, i.e. all the snow had melted before we got there, we still made the best of it. We had fun by shooting some arrows at archery, making some leather crafts, playing some broomball on the soccer field, shooting some paintballs with slingshots, just to name a few things. We wrapped up the day with Meatfest at night - sharing some great cuts of meat that people had brought. But what really made this campout great was being able to induct a new family into our tribe!
The tribes of the Plaines Nation went to Camp Sherman Lake this past weekend for their Fall campout. Though there was some rain during the weekend, that didn't stop the dads and daughters from enjoying their time together and the various activities when it wasn't raining. We had fun rock/wall climbing, jumping on the kangaroo jumper, tie dye, hiking, and playing in the indoor pool. Some of the girls put together a skit and gave us a bit of entertainment before dinner. After dinner, we had our fire ceremony, which was bittersweet. As we welcomed a couple new families to our tribes, we also had to say farewell to a couple families as well. To wrap up the night, we enjoyed each other's company around the fire and with the always tasty meatfest!
The Plaines Nation held their first kick-off event of the year on Sunday 8/27 - Cake Wars! The girls were split up into teams and asked to come up with a theme and use their imagination and decorating skills to make their theme come to life on the cake. There was no shortage of imagination! We had Hunger Games in Space, Relaxing Beach, Sugarland, Ice Age, and Dystopia. With all the fun that we had, we're ready for all the other great events we have lined up.
This past weekend was a change of pace when it came to campouts. We "roughed it" during the weekend up at Wisconsin's beautiful Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. We traded sleeping in cabins for sleeping in tents during the weekend. But it was well worth it! We enjoyed a weekend of fun with hiking the bluffs, playing at the beach, teaching a llama piñata that it was no match for the girls, and just overall relaxing and enjoying each other's company. What truly stole the show, and a bag of cheese crackers, at night were the raccoons. But as sneaky as they were, they gave us some great laughs while we sat around the fire at night.
This past weekend, the Yellow Knife and Pawnee tribes had their spring campout at Camp Edwards. The rain Saturday morning didn't hamper the spirits of the 50+ campers that attended. While the rain was coming down, we kept ourselves busy with various arts and crafts projects like a bead worm or spinner. But once the rain was done, we wasted no time getting outside to enjoy all the various activities Camp Edwards had to offer! We did archery, wall climbing, zip lining, low ropes courses, and canoeing. The girls gave us a spectacular talent show after dinner before we headed out to spend some quality time around the fire.
65 dads and daughters took advantage of the abundant snow and sunshine for a great winter campout. Sled designing, building and riding!
Archery and paintball slingshot! Indoor movie and outdoor meatfest! Leather crafts and broom ball! And last but not least, our girls helped save an injured hawk from the frozen lake. It was turned over to Animal Rescue, which treated and released the hawk back into the wild a few days later.
The Yellow Knife tribe held a Barn Dance in November.
The Plains Nation met at camp Tecumseh for our fall camp out. 25 new dads and daughters joined 45 veterans for horseback riding, candle making, canoeing, rock climbing, archery, riflery and more! Weather was perfect and we now look forward to our next event: A Barn Dance at Wagner Farm!
The Plains Nation enjoyed a fun filled afternoon in the park decorating cakes in many styles. All six cakes were baked by our girls. We split up into teams of various ages. Prizes ranged from most elaborate to most sugary. Lots of new dads and girls got to see what our daddy-daughter group is all about.
The Plaines Nation enjoyed beautiful weather at the Spring Campout at Camp Crosley in Northern Indiana. Zipline, rock climbing wall, archery and canoeing were favorite activities.
The Plaines nation took over the Field Museum during a "Dozin with the Dinos" Friday night. The girls enjoyed roaming around all of the exhibits (Sue the T-Rex was the most popular), hands on activities with museum scientists, and spending the night in the museum.
The Plaines Nation traveled to Camp Anokijig in Wisconsin for our winter campout. The ice on the pond was thick, perfect for skating, curling and broomball. The tubing and sledding hills were fast and fun, and we welcomed 6
new families to the Nation.
The dads and daughters of the Plaines Nation enjoyed the beautiful fall weather at Camp Benson for our fall campout. The bonds between dad and daughter were strengthened while enjoying zip lining, rock climbing, archery, spear throwing, and hatchet throwing. Looking forward to the winter campout!
The Yellow Knife tribe held its annual Cake Wars competition at Crowley Park in Glenview this afternoon. 5 teams competed in a cake decorating contest and prizes were awarded for Best Theme, Best use of Materials, Best use of Color, Best Execution and Degree of Difficulty. Congratulations to all the winners!
The Yellow Knife tribe hosted a Plaines Nation tent out weekend at beautiful Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin. The highlight events were the hike along the rim of the canyon and then an afternoon at the lake. A late night visit from a raccoon and a rainstorm Sunday morning made it a trip the girls will never forget!