|OLS: Cooking over a fire in 1993|
For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re going way back (20 years!) to summer 1993. After picking through some old newsletters, I found some pretty interesting things…
-In 1993 Outdoor Learning Skills “OLS” was introduced as an activity at Camp Foley. Now known as “Campcraft, “OLS” was introduced to teach campers important tripping skills including fire building, cooking and baking over a campfire, safety and first aid, knifesmanship, putting up tents, and how to have fun exploring our wilderness. There was even an OLS pledge:
To be among the animals and plants,
And in providing for my comfort and safety,
To respect my natural neighbors and their homes;
To step carefully and travel gently,
Finding friendship and beauty in my natural world.
|Coke bottle a the boys canteen in 1993|
|Sailing on the P’zzazz in 1993|
-Foley campers competed and did well in a regatta on the lake sponsored by the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club.
Were you a camper in 1993? Or, were you a camper when Foley still had glass bottles at the canteen, when OLS was still activity, or when girl’s canteen was still between Poc/Matoak? Let us know! What do you remember about your days at Camp Foley?