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Extra Camp Fun!

because adventure is our tradition

Mountain Group Cheers: SUSWA
with Nia
Mountain Group Cheers: SUSWA
We will Rock You
with Nia
Mountain Group Cheers: SUSWA
Red Hot
with Samantha
Mountain Group Cheers: SATIMA
Deep in the Heart
with Emily
Mountain Group Cheers: SATIMA
Satima's Dynamite
Mountain Group Cheers: SATIMA
with Ciku
Mountain Group Cheers: MERU
Everywhere We Go
with Adala & Khasai
Mountain Group Cheers: MERU
Uh Ungawa
Mountain Group Cheers: MERU
It's Hot!
Mountain Group Cheers: LENANA
We are Lenana!
with Ciku
Mountain Group Cheers: KENYA
Mountain Group Cheers: LONGONOT
Watch Out!
with Ethan
Mountain Group Cheers: LENGAI
Mape Mape
with Kanguru
Mountain Group Cheers: ELGON
Born in the Mountain
with AJ
Mountain Group Cheers: KIBO
Hapa Sisi Ni
Mountain Group Cheers: KILI
Hayde Heyde Hidy Ho
Camp Songs
Little Red Wagon
with Kanguru & family
Camp Songs
with Barbara & Selah
Camp Songs
Rise and Shine!
with Caroline


Mountain Groups

Campers move through Mountain Groups as they grow up at camp. Each Mountain Group has its own cheers, colors, and activities together. They are each named for a peak in East Africa, smallest to largest! These are the Mountain Groups by their approximate age:

Suswa - girls 7-9 years old

Satima - girls 10-11 years old

Meru - girls 12-13 years old

Lenana - girls 14-16 years old

Kenya - girls 15-18 years old

(participate in special adventure program)

Longonot - boys 7-9 years old

Lengai - boys 10-11 years old

Elgon - boys 12-13 years old

Kibo - boys 14-16 years old

Kili - boys 15-18 years old

(participate in special adventure program)


Chumvi & Nuru Teams

These are the two big teams at camp that compete throughout the week. And it is FIERCE! Every camper becomes a part of one team on their first day at camp, and once a Chumvi (red team) or Nuru (blue team), always a Chumvi or Nuru - someday your children will be the same! The names come from Matthew 5:13-16 in Kiswahili, where Jesus describes his followers as the chumvi (salt) and nuru (light) of the world. 


Gold Rocks

Every morning campers search for gold rocks (as well as sapphire, ruby, & emerald) around camp grounds - the cabin with the most at the end of the week, wins a coveted bead for their necklace. 


Cheetah Clue

The Cheetah is a camp emblem, hidden daily. The cabin that solves the clue and finds the Cheetah gets a prize!


Camp Necklace

Campers and staff get to add camp beads to their necklace year after year. Everyone gets their Mountain Group bead each week, but there are also beads to earn - Gold Rock, Chumvi/Nuru, Mountain Shield, Honor Camper, Lion's Pride, and more. A growing necklace is a badge of history at Camp BlueSky!

There will be a special bead for all of you who are doing Online Camp, which we'll get to you later in the year (TBD)!


Summit Fires

This is the grand finale of camp each Friday night - a huge bonfire, cheers, songs, Say So (campers share what they learned that week), games, torches, and a dance party in the tent! It's an amazing time of reflection and celebration.


Lion's Pride

The Lion's Pride challenge can be attempted by our oldest campers,  to challenge their bodies, minds, and hearts. Though there are many elements, the key pieces include fire-building, Scripture memory, silence, and a run. Few make it into the Lion's Pride but even the attempt is a thing of honor!

Camp BlueSky Traditions

New to Camp BlueSky? Here's a little explanation of some of our traditions! Even though we can't do all these traditions in Online Camp, they'll be back next camp season, don't you worry!

Camp BlueSky is a program of BlueSky Kenya
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