They had lots of neat things at Caddy - archery, close hiking trails, biking - but my favorite activity to participate in was canoeing. Back then having access to canoes, and a private bay for launching, was a BIG deal. We spent hours practicing strokes, tipping them and getting back in, all in preparation for a trip through the Caddy tunnels, under the railway tracks.
Years later, the Camp decided to purchase youth & children kayaks. What a FABULOUS idea! A different way for the girls to experience the water, kayaks proved to be skill building and absolute fun for the girls.
Well sadly - I was silly enough to try to squeeze into one (really with my thighs, what was I thinking???) Two minutes after I was out on the lake, my kayak flipped with me WEDGED in the boat upside down. After a small panic attack – I was able to half roll over so at least my head was out of the water while I swam towards the dock to get help yanking the kayak off.
This past weekend – I found out Caddy had invested in ADULT KAYAKS for curvy ladies like myself. 30 minutes I was out on that lake, enjoying the life in my blue kayak – watching the girls practicing kayak strokes, and getting an up & close look at a turtle from their canoe.
Caddy is not just “for the girls”. It’s a fantastic facility for ladies looking for a weekend away from office work, house work or even just annoying boys. From beautiful sunsets over the private swimming bay, to the crisp clear skies over the Campfire Circle and Look-out Point - from the quiet wildlife that carelessly wanders through camp (deer, ducks & dragon flies) to the challenging hike up to Jack Pine – even just being in Caddy Lake Camp is an experience everyone should have, MINIMUM once a year!!!
- Submitted by Tammy W. from Pine Ridge District after their District Rental Weekend from June 14-16, 2013