I have been at camp Foley for many years, and I often hear amusing camp stories floating around the office, but my quest to bring you blog-worthy tales of happenings from around camp brought me in contact with Kara Sime. Kara spent 3 summers with us (1991, 1992, and 1993) providing fun and guidance to Foley campers, and presently works as the Director of Human Resources for Agropur, a dairy Co-Op. She resides in Roseville, MN with the 2 significant people in her life, Ted and 2-year-old daughter Catherine.
Kara recites a story where her duties called for a little more than she bargained for…
It was the summer of 1991 and I was the counselor of 9-year-old girls in cabin MicMac. One night during the session we had a hike and overnight stay planned to the Tipi Village. Although it began to rain on our walk, our spirits weren’t dampened! When we arrived, I had a hard time lighting the fire due to the rain, but eventually managed to get it lit and cooked the hotdogs for the girls. Due to the rain, I allowed the cabin group to eat the hotdogs inside the tipi, and afterward, I made sure that the girls removed all the leftovers from inside.
Kara is standing in the back row on the right and is pictured with her MicMac cabin group. As a side note, our tipis have now been replaced by tree houses, so stories like this are thankfully a thing of the past.
– Mary Stevens, Administrative Assistant, Camp Foley.