Announcements

January 27th, 2017

Top 10 Things We Miss While We’re Home

Camp is, undoubtedly, the one thing that’s always on our minds over the year.  Being that it’s our favorite place to spend time, it would only make sense for it to be our favorite thing to think about, whether it be daydreaming in school or doodling on our homework.  As lonely as it may feel sometimes to be a little camp-sick without your camp friends, it always makes us feel better to remember some of the best parts of our summer.  Here’s the Top 10 list of things we miss the most while we’re away from the best place on Read More

August 16th, 2016

Camp Che-Na-Wah Counselor Toast 2016

On behalf of the counselors, those that used to be campers, and those that love camp, we would like to make a toast to the summer of 2016. (Rachel): I started camp in 2002. I was 6. My bunk likes to say my parents shipped me off, the truth is I begged them to go. I got to camp and cried every night. I didn’t share my food. The people around me were strangers with completely different backgrounds. They had weird habits, like putting ketchup on eggs. By the end of that summer I finally knew the words to camp songs, I could waterski, I began to share with my bunk, and I cried because I was going to miss the sound of rain on the roofs. I had learned it all. (Sophie): I soon became bunk 23. While I went into that summer with the excitement of someone who’s about to be on the green team, it was backed by intense dread for the end. I was scared this signified the end of our [...]

Read More

August 15th, 2016

Camp Baco Counselor Toast 2016

I started to think about what I would say if given the opportunity to write the counselor toast about a year ago. I don’t think there is anything more intimidating and, for me, more emotionally intense than attempting to summarize my feelings and gratitude I have for camp. After thirteen summers, I still can’t even put into concise words what camp really is, but I think I have gotten close. Camp is not an amount of time or a place- the superdome, the lake, the bunks; they will all be here when we leave. Camp is a feeling: an emotion we all share. It is the pride we exude during a game, the heart we feel during Olympics, the passion we demonstrate during leagues, or just the simple goofiness we share during a free-play. It is always there, and we feel it course through our veins by just being in the presence of one another. But what is most amazing about camp, is that we have the power each year to define it. Camp is [...]

Read More

August 12th, 2016

How many days until next summer?

You might have expected your son or daughter running to you as they came off the bus, and your family catching up together as you drive away in the car. But, if your child arrives home next week asking for their schedule to be posted every morning, or for the family to line up before every meal, you have entered a new phase of re-entry for your camper. There’s tons of advice given to parents about how to handle their departing campers, but what about the children that are suffering from “camp sickness” ? You will be delightfully rested from the summer while your children were away, so now is your chance to shine in the kitchen, “Camp Style”. Have the hot chocolate ready in the morning, break open a box of Ellios pizza, and don’t forget a side of peanut-butter with chopped up ice-cream sandwiches for the CNW girls (feel free to sing songs to your kids too!). Start a chant when you have milk and cookies (but you can really start a chant [...]

Read More

July 23rd, 2016

Take A Look Around – Saturday Morning Speech

Often we hear about famous women who have helped shape society.  What we don’t realize is that we also have these women surrounding us.  Abby and I went around asking campers and staff of Camp Che-Na-Wah what they do to contribute to our world.  We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who shared their stories with us, and today, we would like to share a few with you. Leighton (bunk 2) is part of the girl scout group in her community.  Her girl scout group sells cookies to raise money for an under privileged school in order for them to get new supplies. Marli (bunk 10) set up a lemonade stand to raise money for an animal shelter. Sara (bunk 20) delivered food to victims of whose homes were destroyed in hurricane Sandy. Annie (counselor of bunk 21) worked for the LEDA program for elderly people, which worked towards making sure they were safe while using the fitness center.  Although there were only 7 mandatory classes, Annie continued to help out. Another girl who [...]

Read More

July 22nd, 2016

An exciting week in Camp Che-Na-Wah

A little late, but it is safe to say that we had a beautiful visiting day weekend filled with family, nice weather, and of course…fried chicken. Also, for those who did not get to witness Avenue Q this weekend I personally send my condolences because it was truly incredible. In other news, Bunks 19 and 20 went and returned from their trip to Montreal where they went jet boating and lazer tagging! Also, Che-Na-Wah Bunks 21 and 22 had a “play day” with Forest Lake where we won the volleyball game and they won the basketball game – it was loads of fun. Actually, the forecast called for thunderstorms all afternoon which thankfully was false and we enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon instead. The other night bunks 2-8 and 21-22 had a neon themed dance party with our very own DJ Rick Weiss which got rowdy with the cotton eye joe, cupid shuffle, and the chacha slide. Bunks 16, 17, and 18 took a trip to the Great Escape while here in camp we quite few [...]

Read More

July 11th, 2016

Penn/Cornell…yay!!!

Penn/Cornell…yay!!! The team names were Cornell’s Come Backs and Penn’s Back to the Future. Bunk 22 did a fabulous job leading the camp through our summer’s first color war. At the end of the day Penn won both sing and competition, announced by the four beautiful judges dressed in white: Chloe Fein, Stacey Denbaum, Stacey Ellman, and last but certainly not least Natalie Boden. Also, in the battle between Pinksgiving and Keeping Up With Green, the color war between counselors and waitresses, the waitresses took the victory. But even though there were 2 victories tonight, everyone really won because everyone had loads of fun The night ended with bunk 22 sang taps (saying good night) to every bunk in camp while they all enjoyed a well deserved ice cream sandwich. -Hannah Ross

Read More

July 9th, 2016

An eventful day in Camp Che-Na-Wah

July 9th was an eventful day in Camp Che-Na-Wah. We started the day with a little bit of rain which later led to our favorite rainy day activity…’She Missed America’ where counselors dress up as pageant contestants and explain why they missed the pageant with hilarious stories and acts with the campers. The pageant had Miss Hair Gel, who missed the pageant doing her hair; Miss Emoji, who missed the pageant because she was stuck in the keyboard; Miss snuggles, who missed the pageant because she was sleeping; etc. BUT that wasn’t the only show we has today! For evening activity we had a talent show which concluded with some very exciting news delivered by the Waitresses after their act. The girls sneakily changed the lyrics to their march down to “Were back at camp and on top of senior hill grateful to be green all summer sixteen and get ready to yell CAUSE ITS PENN CORNELL” Penn/Cornell is our 1 day color war, and when it was announced that it will be taking place [...]

Read More

July 6th, 2016

Another beautiful day on the shores of Lake Balfour

July 5th and 6th were hot-hot-HOT. On Tuesday Bunk 22 participated in a tennis tournament. Although we missed them it was worth it, because not only did they have a blast but our very own Melanie S. won overall in the tournament. Bunk’s 12-18 went on a trip to see BFG while Bunk’s 19-20 hiked Cascade Mountain. We also had a very necessary “FUNKY SWIM” in the afternoon with the junior bunks AND the waitresses which included lots of tunes, blow up rafts, and sun. Just another beautiful day on the shores of Lake Balfour… -Hannah Ross

Read More

July 6th, 2016

July 4th

July 4th was filled with red, white, blue, and smiles! Congratulations to Bunk 14 for Most Patriotic Bunk. Walking through camp there were many red, white, and blue tutus, beads, and face paint. With not a cloud in the sky it was the perfect day to celebrate our nation’s declaration of independence. We had a lovely dinner with Thanksgiving turkey, sweet potatoes, peas, stuffing, and of course our famous apple tart for dessert. As the sun started to go down the swarm of Baco boys appeared walking down the hill to join us for our talent show. Che-Na-Wah’s band Camp of Rock rocked out to Walking On Sunshine, Jojo S. and Naia N. performed an impressive lyrical dance to Focus, the Waitresses sang a lovely rendition of American Pie, and many more entertaining acts. The night came to a close with the eating of firecracker ice pops on the terrace. What could be better? -Hannah Ross

Read More

Baco Che-Na-Wah Blog

Top 10 Things We Miss While We’re Home

Camp is, undoubtedly, the one thing that’s always on our minds over the year.  Being that it’s our favorite place to spend time, it would only make sense for it to be our favorite thing to think about, whether it be daydreaming in school or doodling on our homework.  As

Read More »

Camp Che-Na-Wah Counselor Toast 2016

On behalf of the counselors, those that used to be campers, and those that love camp, we would like to make a toast to the summer of 2016. (Rachel): I started camp in 2002. I was 6. My bunk likes to say my parents shipped me off, the truth is

Read More »

Request Enrollment Info

Find out more about our exciting summers!

Instagram

  • 125 days until we are on the courts… meet Danny Silver, the Camp Baco Basketball Director, Administrator, and Baco Historian. 🏀🏀🏀 His favorite activity is a double period of Intermediate Basketball Leagues.  During free play as a camper, he loved playing games of Knockout, but now, he loves to go to see the music club. 🏀🎼🏀 Danny’s favorite traditions at camp are Twelves, Awards Night, and Honors. 💙💛 The top 3 items on his side cubby are his radio, the keys to the hoops shack, and a folded up schedule from 3 days ago.  Fun fact… if he really though about, Danny could name every Baco 3 shooter of the last 31 years, their Olympic team, and about what they hit it in. #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth #meetthestaff
  • We would like to honor all of our camp friends for being the absolute best people ever. 💙💛💙💛 Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Find a way to make a positive difference today, and everyday. 💙💛💙💛 #rakday #randomactsofkindness #living10for2 #12851 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #campfriends #campfriendsarethebestfriends #summercamp #summer17
  • #tbt Bob and Barbara Wortman at camp in 1977 💙💛💙💛 #bestplaceonearth #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2
  • 130 days until camp - time to meet Mickey Huberman!  Mickey is the Athletic Director at Camp Baco. 💙💛 He loves every activity at camp, but his favorites are sailing and ski⛵️⛵️⛵️. During free play he likes to hang out in the gazebo with campers.  Mickeys favorite camp tradition is a campfire 🔥 .  The top 3 items he would keep on his side cubby are a flash light, a book, and writing material.  Fun fact… Mickey and Bob were in the same bunk! 💙💛 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #12851 #living10for2 #meetthestaff
  • Since Justin Timberlake won a Grammy for Can't Stop The Feeling, does that make the 2016 Blue and Gold break a Grammy winner too? 💙💛💙💛💙💛 #12851 #bestplaceonearth #living10for2 #bacochenawah #golfcartkaraoke
  • 135 days until camp.  Time to meet the Program Director and Head Counselor at Camp Baco, Greg Silver.  Greg’s favorite camp activities are basketball 🏀 , lake activities 🚣🏻🏊🏻⛵️🛶, and council ring before dinner.  Greg’s favorite camp foods are chocolate chip pancakes, corn dogs, and Wednesday BBQ on the terrace.  His favorite camp traditions are when the Waiters get painted up and cheer for the 9th grade and under basketball tournament at Baco💙💛. He also loves the annual divisional tennis tournament.  The top three items on Gregs side cubby would be something to play music with, a picture of his beagle, and whatever book he plans to read during the summer.💛💙Fun fact… in 1994, Gregs waiter summer, he hit the “Baco 3” in 7.  He has also never lived in Bunk 4 as a camper or counselor.
  • Before Grobie was the Athletic Director at Che-Na-Wah, she was the Tetherball Champ in 1991 💪🏻🏆🏅🤸🏻‍♀️💙💛 #tbt #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth
  • 140 days until we unpack, and 141 until big show auditions... time to meet Michael Scheman!! Michael is the Theatre Director at Baco and Che-Na-Wah. 💛💙🎭 💙💛You can find Michael in the social hall during most of the day, and sometimes in the office living room. His favorite camp traditions is when the Little Big Show boys make the "bridge" for the audience to walk under after the shows. 💙💛 The Ramen Noodles Jingle makes Michael think about camp. He loves watching Greg Silver watch the shows. Fun fact... if and when a movie is made about Camp Baco, Michael wants Eli Silver to play him. 💙💛 #bacochenawah #meetthestaff #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth

Follow Us