One hundred and ten campers and 107 staff members returned to Michigan’s Camp Tannadoonah in June for a week of events reflecting the theme, “Love Conquers all.” Activities included dodgeball, inner tubing, rock-climbing, an obstacle course and a giant newspaper ball fight known as “the ball wars.” (Photo credits: Joe Cramer, Phil DeLee, Beth Kelleher, Gina Massa, Beth Pingel)
James, Bill and Peter get ready for a game of dodgeball.
An intense tug-of-war.
With a spoon in her mouth, Emma works to move Skittles candies from one bowl to the next.
Sixth-grade boys William, Luke and Daniel at a flag ceremony.
Larry Day (center, in purple) challenges third-graders to blow the shofar. Left to right, Ben, Owen, Randy Raciti, Larry, Teresa, Margaret.
Campers gather at the waterfront to watch camp staffers competing in the most creative dive contest.
Left to right, third-grade girls Juliet, Teresa and Lucia.
Gloria Murphy, one of the dining room directors.
Susan races against Thomas on the camp’s obstacle course, called “The Hood.”
Liam and Will enjoy their inner tube.
Third grader Mairin whispers to Ana.
Camp directors Amy Zwerneman and Randy Raciti greet parents and campers on opening day.
A newspaper ball fight known as “The Ball Wars.”
Mark Havard wrestles with the third-grade boys.
Fourth grade girls run The Hood obstacle course.
The steps leading up from the waterfront. There are about 100 steps—the precise number of steps is debated to this day.
Eddie lifts weights, spotted by Aaron King and Randy Raciti, during a skit illustrating the importance of bearing one another’s burdens.
Fourth-grade girls Grace, Claire and Lauren prepare to eat a doughnut hanging from a string without the aid of their hands. In the background are junior counselors Molly and Addison.