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Results From Our Polls

Hi Saug-for-All Campers from Lynne Fairchild,

As Heather mentioned in her previous blog post, Blogging Out, she is on sabbatical from Camp responsibilities, and she asked me to share the results of the latest poll with you.

In the last poll, 37 people voted:

  • 19 voted for ‘I would prefer to find out the number of eggs in the 2nd and 3rd choice baskets.’
  • 18 voted for ‘We know the percentage of eggs in the winning basket and I would prefer to leave it at that.’

So we are sharing the results of the first poll, Location, Location, Location.

Results from the Initial Location Location Location Vote

Seventy campers voted.

Of those seventy campers, sixty eight had been to camp at Nissokone and/or Dekoven.

Everyone used all 12 eggs.
Dekoven had 102 votes – 12.31884058 percent
Nissokone had 317 votes – 38.28502415 percent
Alternating had 409 votes – 49.39613527 percent

In the optional questions, 49 people voted for which site to go to in 2017 if alternating won.
39 voted for Nissokone, 10 voted for Dekoven

The rest of the poll answers (week options and activity choices) are here. Please note that not everyone answered every question so there are blanks.

All the data from the Location poll has now been shared.

Please remember that Heather is on Sabbatical from Camp activities. As she mentioned in herĀ blog post, what she needs right now is space, evenĀ from positive comments.

Please conduct any discussion regarding the polls in the Reply section of this blog post below (not in the Saug-for-All alumni email list), as Heather requested.

Thanks, and many blessings,


Blogging Out

Hello friends,

When I first started coming to camp, people talked about it being different from the regular world. It’s a place where people love and respect each other just for showing up and being who they are. People would often say that camp is the family that they chose. That is my ideal version of camp.

I have been trying my best to stay true to those camp ideals during all of the deciding, polls and discussion this summer. I had been doing ok.

Lately it’s getting more and more difficult to stay in that camp frame of mind.

Our second poll is ending Tuesday. Once I know those results I will send them to a guest blogger. Lynne Fairchild has graciously agreed to help me out, so she’ll be sharing those results. I’m delegating that last task and then I’m going to take a sabbatical.

I need a break. I’m hoping that when it’s time to start planning camp again this winter I’ll feel better. Hopefully I’ll feel more like camp can still be the place I imagine it is. That it’s a place where I belong, and something that I want to orchestrate.

Hearing that I’m having difficulty and taking this break might make you feel like giving me feedback and support. I appreciate that and I’d want to do the same thing. What I think I really need right now is space, even space from positive comments and support.

I’m sorry if this seems sudden. Honestly it’s a surprise to me too. I thought I’d be ok with the polls, but months of dealing with this has worn me down. I set up the polls to help me get information from everyone. I still believe it was the right thing, but it’s turned out to be very difficult for me personally.

The discussion here on the blogs can continue as long as you want.
Please be kind to each other.

I love you all,