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How did I miss that reunion? I am in Eagle River right now for a wedding and am going to attempt to find MWL. I was a counselor there from 74-77 working on the waterfront with Becky Hanna. I still occasionally break out in one of our campfire songs! MWL remains a great part of my life.
Think I'm a bit late as the last posting was 12/23/08. It is 05/15/11. I have thought so much about MWL over my lifetime and yes, folks, I was a camper in 1958 and 1959!I remember the Sunday night campfires and they were monstrous; the wonderful singing. Anyone remember, "Peace, I ask of thee oh... (more)
I attended Minne Wonka Lodge 1963-1968. They were great years. I sing some of the camp songs to my grand children. My maiden name was McDermut. I think I stayed in almost every cabin including Hill Top.
Heidi, I believe it was 1980. Best of luck.
February 20, 2011 23:00:53 (EDT)
I am almost sure her name was Elizabeth Fink. That was a tragic time. Hope this help.
Can anyone remember Elizabeth's last name and the year she died on the camping trip to Trout Lake. I know this is a touchy subject, but I have been told I need to remember this by my doctor. I still don't have a recollection of being told. It is a black hole in my life. Can someone please... (more)
My father, Leon Selig, was at Camp Minne Wonka in 1920 and spoke highly of it during his lifetime. I wonder if there might me anybody around that would have been at the camp then? Unlikely...but worth the try. thanks, Andy Selig
WOW what memories. Don't see any pictures of when I was there. I'm trying to remember, my last year was the summer of 1973, I was a CIT then... I think I started going in 1968 or 1969... I will never forget the anticipation of seeing the names up on the announcement board for the trips. Does... (more)
WHO WAS THAT GUY WITH KAT SCHNEIDER?????????
What great memories!!!!
Miss you all!
When will we have another reunion, I want to see my old friends
I see so many new posts on this site - it's wonderful! There is also a Minne Wonka Lodge page on facebook. Many of you are looking for people who are on there. These links have created wonderful connections between all former MWL girls (and campmasters). There have been 2 reunions since the... (more)
Memories,went to camp there during the late 70's what a great time!
I was the waterfront director at MWL for 3 summers during the early 50's when Mr. and Mrs. Lyons owned the camp. Those summers were the most memorable times of my life. I would love to hear from any of the girls that were there then.
Attended '68-'71. Still remember the songs, the canoeing, and friends. It was the safest place in my life then, and I would count the days until I could go for the whole 8 weeks each year. Mary from Birmingham, where are you?
Hello, I was a counselor during the summers of 1971 and 1972. I worked in the camp office and taught archery. I remember Benny and John and the Hannas. I remember the songs and ceremonies and the lakes. More importantly the friendships. Where are you Lisa Tucker? There was no place like... (more)
I was not a minne wonka lodge camper or councelor. However, I have a "shy" friend who was a minnie wonka lodge coucelor who is reluctant to deal with the "message board' himself because, I believe, that he is afraid to get the information that the camp may be closed. So, I can tell from his... (more)
I was at Minnewonka in 1959-1960. One of my best memories was the music counselor for one of those years, Linda Sue ? (can't remember her last name) who was a student at Northwestern School of Music and a fantastic pianist. I can still remember her playing the Mendelssohn Variations Serieuses,... (more)
I would love to hear from anyone who was at the camp in the the mid to late 50s when the Lyons family owned it. I can still remember many of the camp songs, and I still have my red sweater with the awards on it. My little granddaughter loves to hear me explain each badge. Minne Wonka was a... (more)
I was a camper from '57 - 61. I still get a lump in my throat when I think of the final campfire - the line of girls walking down to the exquisite amphitheater - candles lit on the birch bark holders. It was the unspoken sense of the sacred that was so present amongst the pines, the birch, the... (more)
Hello-- I, too, was in Windsong, but it was in 1964. I met Mariyn, from St. Louis, at the University of Arizona in 1969. Barbara McNair, from Evanston was a cabin mate, as well as, Mary Record, Margaret McKeowin, Kit Davis,and Martha Dee. There are many more, but I only went there for one summer.... (more)
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