Blessed with beautiful 75 degree, sunny weather, the Princesses and Fathers of the Algonquin Nation (120 strong) descended onto Camp Minikani in Hubertus, Wisconsin and enjoyed a number of fun activities, including rock wall climbing, high ropes course, canoeing, archery and horseback riding. They also competed in the second annual Amazing Race competition (won again by the Huron tribe). The day’s activities were followed by a lasagna and bratwurst dinner, tribal skits following dinner and an amazing, colorful Council Fire where over 20 new Princesses were welcomed into the Algonquin Nation. The festivities lasted into the evening where, thanks to a Yuma Father who brought a high powered telescope, Jupiter, its moons and other constellations were able to be seen by all who were interested. Overall, the campout was a great success from beginning to end.
The weekend of October 23rd was an eventful one for the Algonquin Nation of the Park Ridge Wilderness Princesses, as it was the first overnight campout for the Nation in over a year and a half due to COVID-19. Over 120 strong, the five tribes of the Algonquin Nation (Apache, Cherokee, Huron, Ojibwa and Yuma) had their Fall campout at Camp Nageela/Henry Horner in Ingleside, Illinois.
Over the weekend, they participated in the first-ever Amazing Race competition (the Huron/Ojibwa tribes who teamed up won the event) and bingo competition where virtually all of the princesses won prizes.
The traditional Nation Council Fire welcomed the many new (or first-time camper) princesses to the Nation and was a blast for all in attendance.
“When is the next campout?”, you might ask. Continuing the father-daughter tradition in the PRWSP of overnight campouts, the Algonquin Nation looks forward to their scheduled Winter Campout at Camp Duncan (also in Ingleside) the last weekend in February 2022.
The Park Ridge Algonquin Nation visited Feed My Starving Children this weekend. Feed My Starving Children’s aim is for no child to go hungry. Its reach is global, feeding children in parts of North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
The dads and their daughters of the Algonquin Nation helped prepare meals for children in need. The Nation also delivered a check for $700 with proceeds from our annual Christmas tree sale. Special thanks to Algonquin Nation Chief Rich Vengazo for recommending the donation to the Federation Board, coordinating this event and taking pictures.
To make donations or set-up volunteer opportunities, visit Feed My Starving Children’s website at https://www.fmsc.org/.
Lucy Hattery, Dylan Ranalli, Kate Woods & Bridget Woods of the Algonquin Nation take a break from exploring to pose for a picture. The girls hiked the trails at Camp Henry Horner in the fall of 2015. Special thanks to Kyle Woods, Adam Micek and their team for organizing an amazing camp out for the girls and their dads.
The Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses came to watch the Chicago Wolves battle the Gran Rapids Griffins the afternoon of Sunday, March 13th. Over 180 members of the organization representing each of Park Ridge’s five nations attended the game. The scouts and princesses all had a good time. Each of the kids received a patch and hat complements of the Wolves. Congratulations to James Kolz for winning the Chicago Wolves jersey raffle. Special thanks to Janel James with the Chicago Wolves for helping us plan this great event.
We would like to thank Mary Bart and her Park District crew for putting on an amazing 2016 Daddy Daughter dance this past Saturday, February 20th. The event opened with a professional photo of the dads with their daughters. The girls enjoyed pizza, ravioli, cupcakes, rice crispy treats and kiddie cocktails The DJ spun tunes as dads and their Princesses danced the night away.