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Although early morning rain threatened the thought of our usual outdoor closing ceremonies, the clouds parted right after breakfast and it was all sun the rest of the camp.

Here are some of the final awards and standings to close out camp.

Pillow Fight Championship

The girls championship match turned out to be an exciting rematch from last year’s finals between Erin Mitchell and Baylee McPherson.  This year, after an extra round (because it was too close to call after regulation) Baylee was able to pull out the victory by an ever so slight margin.

For the boys, the road for the two finalists was very tough.  Both Evan Kriech and Paxton Bacon had to beat serious competitors to get to the finals.  But in the end, Paxton was able to land more direct hits than Evan, and Paxton pulled out the victory.

Thanks to all the commissioner, Jason Dorn and all the camp counselors that make this happen.

Campers of the Year

One of the biggest awards that are given out each year is “Camper of the Year.” One boy and one girl are selected by the counselors for their leadership and example.  This year’s winners were Ava Davis for the girls and Ty Owens for the boys.  Congratulations to both of them!

Final Team Standings

orangeIt’s hard to believe, but with a possible 13,000 points for the week, these final four teams were only separated by 400 points!  Here were the top four teams

  1. Orange
  2. Hot Pink
  3. Lime
  4. Royal Blue

Thank You, Scott and Tina Mitchell

tina-scottOur sports directors, Scott and Tina Mitchell were honored at the closing ceremonies for their years of service as sports directors, which ended this year.  We are so thankful for their hard work for so many years.  They will be definitely missed.

Tyson and Ryan Bacon Honored

sara-kevinIn addition, the Jr. Camp directors Tyson and Ryan Bacon completed their last year at Jr. Camp.  During their years of leadership, they have grown the camp considerably.  They have left the camp in a great place and we are all appreciative of their years of hard work.  It was also announced that Kevin and Sara Rhoton will be replacing them as camp directors. Kevin and Sara have been involved with the Jr. Camp for the last 5 years and will do a great job!


Camp has been a great way for kids (and adults) to meet and connect with other, like-minded individuals, and at Midwest Summer Camp, we want to make sure that doesn’t end just because camp has.  Please visit to see all of the activities that are planned for this year and next.

Reminder: pick up at 11:00 tomorrow

Posted: July 13, 2016 by John McCauley in Jr. Week, Pillow Fight

Closing ceremonies start at 10:30am tomorrow and pickup is at 11:00am. We are posting it here because there was once a discrepancy on the website.

Our power was out for 2 hours tonight as a storm came through. At 9:00 we were able to resume the annual pillow fight championship.

More news tomorrow. Good night from Shakamak.

Pillow Fight Championship of 2015

Posted: July 9, 2015 by John McCauley in Jr. Week, Pillow Fight

The pillow fight championship of the world was Wednesday night at Shakamak.  This year there was both full girls and boys brackets for those 10 and 11 years old.

The winner for the boys was James Evans. The winner for the girls was Erin Mitchell.

Here are the championship fights on video.




MSC Jr. Week Pillow Fight Championship

Posted: July 10, 2013 by John McCauley in Jr. Week, Pillow Fight

The long-standing tradition of the Jr. Week Pillow Fight Championship took place in the mess hall this evening to thunderous applause. There was a championship bracket for both the 10 & 11-year-old girls and the 10 and 11-year-old boys. The first-ever female Pillow Fight Champion is Emily “The Russian” Rowlett, beating out Melia “You’re a Goner” Donner in two rounds. Reece “I Don’t Come in Peace” Novak took down Isaiah “I Ain’t No Minor Prophet” Evans after three rounds to claim the male Pillow Fight Champion title. During intermission, a belching contest was held and the winner was Adin Rademacher.


The empty bracket prior to the Pillow Fight Championship


Emily Rowlett and Melia Donner fight for the female championship


Reece Novak and Isaiah Evans fight for the male championship


Reece Novak wins the Pillow Fight Championship belt


The final bracket