Saturday, August 06, 2016

Polls show shift in Cookie mood

Chocolate Chip’s Lead Shrinks; Iced Maple and Monster Support Swells
Associated Press – August 6th, 2016

CAMP CHIPPEWA – With just one day left before official polling, a sudden upswing among two trailing candidates indicates all is not certain in the Great Cookie Vote of 2016. 

According to the NBC News poll of upper camp, support for Chocolate Chip stands at 34%--the lowest thus far leading up to the election.  Overall, this number marks a 16-point drop from initial polls, suggesting that while still strong, support for Chocolate Chip is fading. 

Meanwhile, support for two trailing candidates shows a marked upswing.  Iced Maple and Monster each polled at 18%--double the amount of support found in the most recent poll.

“The numbers say it all,” said Iced Maple Campaign Manager Karl Maher.  “The Iced Maple has always been there for us, and people are finally starting to realize it.” 

Write-ins inconsistent and controversial
While previous polls have shown a low but consistent support for unofficial candidate Cereal cookie, supporters could not be found in this poll.  Instead, a small group of potential voters indicated their favorite cookie to be Snickerdoodle.

“Even though Snickerdoodle’s campaign is struggling, I know there are people out there who like Snickerdoodle the best,” said self-appointed Snickerdoodle Campaign Manager Jack Deneen.  Snickerdoodle has not declared any official candidacy.

Another unofficial candidate receiving votes is the Mars Bar.  However, many question whether or not Mars Bar could officially be named the Best Cookie in Camp should it win the election.

“Official rules state that only cookies qualify for the title of the Best Cookie in Camp,” said Election Commissioner Sutton Stewart.  “If Mars Bar receives the most votes, a panel of officials would have to decide whether or not Mars Bar meets the qualifications.  If [the panel] finds that it does not, then the candidate that receives the next highest vote total will be named the winner.”

Crinkle faces questions
While polls indicate minimal support for the controversial Mars Bar campaign, one of the leading candidates is facing a similar scrutiny. 

“A lot of people think the Crinkle Cookie is really a brownie,” said Unofficial Chocolate Chip Fanboy Ryan Scheibmeir.  “I’d like to see its birth certificate to prove otherwise.”

The Crinkle campaign has so far refused to share any documents but assert that the cookie meets all the requirements for candidacy.

In the NBC News poll, Chocolate Crinkle received 13% of the vote, and Peanut Butter received just 3%.

Voters will make their official decision on Sunday.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Camp Chippewa Cookie Vote August 7

All-Staff Poll Shows Continuing Support for Chocolate Chip
Associated Press – August 4th, 2016

CAMP CHIPPEWA – A poll of all staff at Camp Chippewa shows strong support for the Chocolate Chip cookie. 

Among the five main candidates, chocolate chip maintains a healthy lead, polling at 45%.  This compares to 35% in the CBS/Sentinel News poll from just a few days ago.  This number has fluctuated widely, and with a margin of error at ±10%, it is hard to tell exactly what numbers Chocolate Chip can expect in the poll. 

“It’s possible that we are being lulled into a false sense of security [with Chocolate Chip’s lead],” said Elections Expert Will Norris. 

One number that has remained fairly constant across all polls is the level of support for Chocolate Crinkle.  Crinkle polled at 17% among All Staff.  This compares to 18% in the CBS/Sentinel News poll and 19% in the Reuters/CC poll from earlier this week.    

Write-in campaign takes shape
The CNN All-Staff Poll indicates continued support for the unofficial candidate Cereal Cookie.  Despite not having declared candidacy, Cereal polled at an all-time high, earning 13% of the vote on its own.  Only one ‘other’ unofficial candidate received any votes.

“The cereal cookie is one of my favorites,” said Camp Baker Paula Snow.  “I know everyone likes chocolate chip, but I think people should give cereal another chance.”

Finally on the board
The CNN All-Staff Poll revealed the first instance of support for the Peanut Butter cookie.  While receiving just 4%, the support provides enough stimulus to quash rumors that the candidate will drop out of the race.  Even so, Peanut Butter faces an uphill battle if it hopes to topple the front-runner, Chocolate Chip. 

“It seems Peanut Butter supporters are finally coming out of the woodwork,” said Election Commissioner Sutton Stewart.  “It will be crucial for them to show up on Election Day if they hope to make a stand.”

Supporters of Iced Maple and Monster will likewise have to deliver votes if their candidates are to do well.  Poll numbers for each are at 9%--the lowest amount of support yet for either cookie.

“I’m confident that we can turn things around,” said Iced Maple Campaign Manager Karl Maher.  “We want to continue spreading the word, and we know that more undecided voters will come around to support us.”    

With just days left ahead of Sunday’s election, it’s clear that each of the campaigns will be ramping up their efforts to secure as many votes as possible.

CNN All Staff Poll, 8/4/2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Counselor Blog 2

Last week, Wednesday afternoon, as dark ominous clouds swarmed the sky, the first local canoe trip of the year took to the waters of the Crow Wing River. Through lashing rain and searing sun, the boys of Sooner Cabin paddled defiantly, all the while keeping a count of the turtles for which the river is famous.

Having missed the second night's campsite, we pushed on, tackling many miles and countless rapids before falling exhausted around a campfire. As the flames gave way to ambers, a pack of wolves howled on the far bank. Their somber song piercing the night's silence and signaling the end of the heroic day. 

    -Will Bowes-McTear

Counselor Blog

One week into the 2016 camping season and Chippewa is alive with the joyous cries of campers being launched from the thrill matt, chased among the pine of lower camp or locked in a painfully close game of table tennis. There is a buzz—a hum of liberation: of elation about camp, an irresistible mist of gleeful anticipation which seeps through the cracks in the weathered wooden walls of the cabins, engaging all who feel its touch.

The wealth of talent and more notably, of potential, is tangible with not a single meal going by without the announcement of some new feat of excellence. As the sun sets in the west, the moon casts its soft glow over the shimmering waters of Cass Lake and the “dipper” within. Its conquest across an ocean of stars counts down the hours of another day which promises to be rife with opportunity. The ship has set sail, but this journey is only just beginning.

    -Will Bowes-McTear

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Camp Is Under Way!

Preparing for Little Churchill

Excitement mounts as campers from Athabasca cabin prepare for Sunday morning's departure. I'm already looking forward to hearing stories when they return--proudly wearing their Black Erskine tams. 

Year of the Campfire

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hey Chicago!

Come join us for pizza tonight!  
Talk with some of our counselors, relive the memories of camp, and get excited about the upcoming summer.  Haven't been to camp yet?  Come and meet us to see what we're all about!

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
1050 E Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tonight (Saturday, April 9) at 6 PM

Please let us know if you're coming!  
Reply below or (even better!) reply on our facebook page!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Bucks, Brewers? Nope, just Boys Bound for CC

Camp Chippewa in Milwaukee WI

Join Directors Mike and Mary at 
Maxx Brown's Home
When: Sun., March 6, 2:00-4:00pm
Hosted by: Brown Family
Who: Chippewa campers, staff, alumni, friends & interested families
Where: 815 E Glen Ave
Whitefishbay WI
Why: Camps are key to developing resiliency

Please RSVP; contact Mike 

Year of the Campfire

CC Blowin' into the Windy City

Camp Chippewa in Evanston IL

Join Directors Mike and Mary at 
Jack Patterson's Home
When: Sat., March 5, 3:00-5:00pm
Hosted by: Patterson Family
Who: Chippewa campers, staff, alumni, friends & interested families
Where: 8909 Lincolnwood Dr
Evanston IL
Why: Camps are key to developing self confidence

Please RSVP; contact Mike 

Year of the Campfire

Monday, February 29, 2016

Badger Cabin in Badger Land

Camp Chippewa in Madison WI

Join Directors Mike and Mary at 
Prof. Paula Niedenthal's Home

When: Fri., March 4, 7:00-9:00pm
Hosted by: Niedenthal Family
Who: Chippewa campers, staff, alumni, friends & interested families
Where: 2411 Norwood Pl
Madison WI
Why: Camps are filled with Adventure
Meet: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Best selling author of 
Whole Brain Child
No Drama Discipline

Please RSVP; contact Mike 

Year of the Campfire