Father Son Weekend
Participants couldn’t have asked for better weather during the Father Son Weekend event at Camp Ondessonk April 25-27. Campers of all ages enjoyed nature hikes experiencing first hand some of Ondessonk’s greatest natural wonders including Phantom’s Canyon, Split Rock Adventure, Bear’s Cave and Pakentuck.
Ga-ga tournaments were abundant with attendees of all ages throwing their hat into the octagon for competitive bouts. Ga-ga (lit. “touch-touch”) is a variant of dodgeball. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit. The game can be played by groups of individual players, teams and in one-on-one matches. The game may sometimes be referred to as “Israeli dodge-ball”.
The new High Ropes Adventure course and Giant Swing were a huge hit. Campers of all ages testing their skills on the new zip line. And participants also enjoyed the Camp Ondessonk’s traditional activities including archery, horseback trail rides, canoeing, rock wall and handicrafts. Returning camper Benard Incarnato stated, “I just want to thank you for a fantastic Father/Son weekend. We had an excellent time and I got to see a side of my boy that I can’t say I have seen before. He was game to do activities that I would have bet my next paycheck he wouldn’t do before last weekend. Also, please let the director of the stables know that the pictures she took of us were perfect and I am truly thankful! Last year the girl that ran the boating area, she was there this year too, got the best picture of Caleb and I together that has been taken and I think the pictures the DoS got may have trumped last year’s. ”