THE WATER'S FINE: It's free swimming period for the nine and ten-year-old group at Cedar Lake Girl Scout Camp. The camp is located in the Waterloo recreation area west of Chelsea and has room for 72 girls of the Washtenaw Area Council. Miss Francis Young, Ypsilanti Girl Scout leader, is in charge.
BOATING ON CEDAR LAKE: A sharp wind on Cedar Lake sends the rubber boat scudding across the water. The rubber boat is most popular with Girl Scouts, and the camp director has to check up to see that every girl gets at least one ride.
A-HUNTING WE WILL GO: Girl Scouts take off on treasure hunt for bird nests, native leaves and flowers. Winner gets a bag of popcorn. Twenty-six hundred acres of the Waterloo Reservation provide plenty of room for hiking. Rates are $15.00 a week at the Girl Scout Camp, which is assisted by Community Fund. The camp is split into five sessions.
MASCOTS: Judith Engelke holds young mascots of Camp Takona, Shoe Fly Pie (left) and Apple Pan Dowdy (right). Camp Takona takes 52 girls of 9 to 14, and is equipped with special health cabin with a registered nurse on duty at all times. Director is Miss Kathleen Simms, YMCA director. She is assisted by an experienced, trained staff.
CHOW LINE: YWCA campers at Camp Takona on Clear Lake line up for luncheon of bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches and scalloped potatoes. Special treat on Tuesday: chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Most campers take seconds. Lunch is served on the veranda overlooking the trees around scenic Clear Lake.
YOUNG ARCHERS: Charon Hall and Ann James retrieve arrows after shooting match. Other camp activities are canoeing, dramatics, handicrafts, outdoor cooking, hayrides, horseback riding, fire-building, hiking. Waterfront activities are supervised by a Red Cross life saver. Rates for the YWCA camp, which is aided by the Community Fund, are $32.50 for two weeks.
MORNING SWIM: New dock and raft contribute to swimming fun at the YWCA's Camp Takona. Other post-war innovations are new cabins and water pumps. A dish-washing machine will soon replace hand methods now in use, improving sanitation standards. "Lights-out" comes at 9 p.m. after active days in the out-of-doors.