Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter is Here...

Can you see the Archery Range?
In the words of a once great HBO show, Winter is coming... and SURPRISE it's here! Camp Foley recently got 19 inches of snow over the thanksgiving weekend...

Now I, Ally Daily, have recently moved up to live in Pine River full time. Before that I lived in Louisiana for 6 years! News flash, we don't get much snow down there! Don't worry I grew up in Iowa and know what cold is, but that didn't stop me from staring in wonder at all the SNOW that is covering camp! It's everywhere, camp looks so different. I came to Camp Foley every summer for 12 years as a kid, and I like to think I know the camp grounds like the back of my hand. This is a whole new level!

So I went out and did what any good Camp AD would do in this situation, I TOOK PICTURES.  Some things are unrecognisable or buried under mountains of white fluff. We posted some of these pics on our Camp Foley instagram, and everyone loved them! Check out some never before seen snowy pictures of camp...

And to see more of camp and keep up to date follow us on instagram @campfoley 

The Bike Shed

The Chapel

The Lego Room


The Wabi

The Dining Hall

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Want to live Longer? Try being Thankful...

It's almost THANKSGIVING! You know what that means? It's time for great food, getting together with family, and of course being thankful. While it is great that people take this time every year to think and talk about what they are thankful for in their lives, did you know that doing this might have actual health benefits??? 

A study summarized by Harvard Medical School shows that people who wrote about things they were grateful for on a weekly basis, actually showed they were more optimistic, happy, exercised more and visited the doctor less. In another study cited by NBC website, found that gratitude can boost your immune system! The article says researchers at the universities of Utah and Kentucky saw that law students who said they saw themselves as optimistic actually had more disease-fighting cells in their bodies. What this means is feeling gratitude and being thankful  in your life might have the potential to make you healthier!

Need some tips on how to show your thankful to the important people in your life?
  • Write a thank you note- You can make yourself happier and nurture your relationship with another person by writing a thank you letter expressing  appreciation for that person's impact on your life. Send it, or better yet, deliver and read it in person if possible. 
  • Thank someone mentally- It may help just to think about someone who has done something nice for you, and mentally thank them.
  • Meditate- Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment. Although people often focus on a word or phrase, it is also possible to focus on what you're grateful for
  • Count your blessings-  Sometimes it helps to pick a number (such as three to five things) that you will identify each week. Be specific and pick a time every week to sit down and write about your blessings, reflecting on  what you are grateful for.
So make it your mission to show thankfulness once a day. Try reaching out to the important people in your life and telling them how much they have done for you. It might just help you live to 102! Enjoy Turkey Day and remember from all of us here at Camp Foley... We are thankful for YOU!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Puzzled about our Holiday Gift?

Don't be, its just a puzzle! This year we are excited to announce that our holiday gift is a Camp Foley Puzzle! 

This custom puzzle is 500 pieces of fun, perfect for family time during the holidays and this winter season.

It is super easy to let technology take over our lives during Christmas break. With no school or work to break up the days, we might be tempted to spend hours scrolling or binging, and miss out on what the holidays are really about... FAMILY! Our puzzle is a great way do something all together.

These custom CF Puzzles are only $32. This includes shipping and all taxes. If you would like to order a puzzle just fill out this formHappy Shopping!