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Past Summer Pics (2002-2008)
Another fabulous alumnae visit from the beautiful 2nd generation Gomez girls. Here they are going off the slide (left) Louisa (Kickapoo '06-'08), Carli (2nd gen. Kickapoo '02-'08, Big Chief), Marlena (Pawnee '07-'08), Eva, Audrey (Pawnee '06-'08); (2nd left) Audrey; (2nd right) Eva; (right) Julia.
Fabulous alumnae visit May 24-25, 2009 TOP ROW (left) Holly, Shelby & Jennie reliving moments in their cherished cabin 12; (2nd left) Kelli & all her babies; (2nd right) Arrowhead Moms - Lugene, Kelli, Gayle, Mary & Alicia; (right) Carli, Kelli & Jennie. BOTTOM ROW (left) Salazar girls - Shelby, Mary & Kirby; (middle) Hoover girls - Madalyn & Alicia; (right) Mallet girls - Nikki, Gayle & Emily.
* Mary Horton Salazar (Pawnee 70's); Alicia Manley Hoover (Pawnee 70's); Jennie (Pawnee '05-'08, Big Chief, CIT1, CIT2, Counselor); Holly (Pawnee '02-'08, Big Chief, CIT1); Shelby (2nd gen. Pawnee '02-'06,'08, Big Chief, CIT1); Carli (2nd gen. Kickapoo '02-'08, Big Chief); Kirby (2nd gen. Pawnee '04-'08); Madalyn (2nd gen. Pawnee '04-'08); Emily (2nd gen. Kickapoo '04-'08); Nikki (2nd gen. Kickapoo '07-'08).
Whitney Gunn (4th generation Kickapoo - 11 years, Big Chief) ties the knot with Ty Teague on May 23, 2009. (right) Showing 4 generations of Kickapoos (Whitney Gunn Teague (4th gen.), Nell Williamson Robinson (2nd gen.), Sally Robinson Gunn (3rd gen.) & Katie Gunn (4th gen.).
(left) Katelynne (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08, Big Chief, CIT1) with her boyfriend, Garrett, at her Belton High School prom; (middle) Katie (2nd generation Pawnee '01-'08, Big Chief, CIT1) with her boyfriend, Zac, at her Georgetown High School prom; (right) Holly (Pawnee '02-'08, Big Chief, CIT1) and her boyfriend, Daniel, at her High School prom.
(left) Shelby (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'06,'08, Big Chief, CIT1) standing next to the trophy won by her dance team, Tigerettes at Spring Woods High School, where she was chosen an officer for her senior year (right) Carli (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08, Big Chief) in her graduation dress from Hunt Middle School.
Congratulations to Carrie (Pawnee '03-'08) became a new big sister on March 27, 2009(1:43 pm, 8 lbs. 6.5 oz., 20.75") ... Catherine Elizabeth.
Congratulations to Beth (Asst. Director '08) & husband Justin became the proud parents of baby girl, Lillian Lee, on February 9, 2009(2:54 pm, 7 lb. 8 oz., 20.5"). Big sister Makenna is very proud!
Congratulations to Felicia (Pawnee '07-'08) became a new big sister on January 19, 2009(7 lbs. 2 oz., 20.86" hopefully my German conversions are close) ... Sidney.
Kelli displays the beautiful quilt made with love by her mother, Madge 'Mitzi' Young. It was made with old & new camp t-shirts.
Katie (right, 2nd generation Pawnee '01-'08, CIT1'08) visited camp during spring break to remember all of the fun memories!
Had a lot of company at the Austin Family Camp Fair at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, Jan. 24th. (Left) Katelynne (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08, CIT1'08), Julie (Kickapoo alumnae & camp nurse '02-'08), Kelli (Owner/Direcctor), Beth (Program Director), Carli (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08) & Amye (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08). (Middle) Mia (Pawnee '07-'08), Carli, Madeline (Kickapoo '07-'08). (Right) Kelli & Carson (Kickapoo '06-'08)
Look at the beautiful 2nd generation Gomez girls, while they vacation in Cocoa Beach, Florida. (left to right) Julia, Louisa (Kickapoo '06-'08), Audrey (Pawnee '06-'08), Marlena (Pawnee '07-'08) & Eva.
A huge THANK YOU to Betsi Montgomery Robbins (Pawnee 7 years in the 80's) as she poses in front of the curtain that she and her dance company donated to Camp Arrowhead in April 2007. Betsi is pictured with Carli (Kickapoo '02 - '07). She still loves that special Arrowhead experience, as she holds a dance camp here at Camp Arrowhead twice a year. Visit her website www.bahaia.com for more information.
These little beauties are future 3rd generation Pawnees (top left) Olivia & (top middle) Helen (daughter's of Evelyn Terrell Shamaly, Pawnee 5 yrs. late 70's early 80's); (top right) Katharine (daughter of Elizabeth Terrell Sommerville, Pawnee 9 yrs. late 70's & 80's); (bottom left & right) Katharine & Olivia are BFF's. Thanks for sending the pictures grandmother, Elaine Werlein Terrell (Pawnee '44 - '54)!
Here is Carli (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'08), bottom row 3rd from right, with the Hunt Middle School cheerleaders 2008-2009.
Here is Carli as a starter on the Hunt Middle School volleyball 'A' team (2nd from left) and Taylor (Pawnee '06 & '08 - 4th from left). Picture on the right is a shot of Carli with her mean overhand serve. The lady Eagles have a record of 5-1.
Look at the fun Gaby (2nd Generation Kickapoo '06-'07) had this summer (left) Gaby with her brother at Roches de Nayes in Switzerland; (middle) Gaby in front of The Glacier 3000 in Diablerets in Switzerland; (right) Gaby in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris!
Take a look at our fabulous new permanent slide that was completed at the beginning of July 2008
Camp Arrowhead's Cheerleading Counselor, Lacey Sheffield ('07-'08) and Camper, Delta Wise (Pawnee '08) pose for pictures in a back-to-school fashion article in the Hill Country Community Journal (August 13, 2008).
Carli (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'07) (middle) with her friends Emmy & Addie before the Hunt middle school dance.
Congratulations to Robyn T. AKA 'Nurse Barbie' (counselor 2007) on her May graduation from Angelo State University with a nursing degree!
Congratulations to Kim F. (2nd generation Kickapoo '96-'98, counselor '05) for graduating from college at Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering!
Welcome our new addition to the Camp Arrowhead stables, Blackfoot. He was born on April 4, 2008. He was 2 days old when these pictures were taken. Peaches is a very good Mommy and very protective of her new colt. She looks just like Peaches with Little Man's (Daddy) black tail and feet.
Here is (left) Hayley (Kickapoo '07) and her sister (right) Sydney (Kickapoo '07) with their Mom, (center) Teri, on a snow skiing trip to Steamboat, Colorado.
Here is Kirby's (2nd generation Pawnee '04-'07) YMCA volleyball picture from this school year where she was the star with her overhand serve. Here is her sister Shelby (2nd generation Pawnee '02-'05', '07) where she is on the JV soccer team for her high school. Here she is looking gorgeous at her homecoming dance with her ex-boyfriend.
Here is Isabella (Short Term '07) showing off her riding skills on Dakota, while wearing her cool Camp Arrowhead hoodie. She has been riding for 3 years the hunter-jumper style of English riding.
Here is (left pic) Micayla (Kickapoo '07) in the red driving the soccer ball down the field where her team scored their 3rd goal winning 3-1!; Micayla (center pic) learning how to scuba dive!; Here is (right pic) Sarah (Pawnee '07) left side and Micayla on the right side with a friend after they finished their winter choir performance. From the smiles on their faces, you can tell they did a fabulous job!
Merry Christmas 2007 from (left) Shelby (2nd generation Pawnee '02-'05, '07) & Kirby (2nd generation Pawnee '04-'07) and (right) Audrey (Kickapoo '07) with her family.
Merry Christmas 2007 from Pawnees (left) Carrie (Pawnee '03-'07) with her dog and (right) Kendall (Pawnee '07) with Santa.
Merry Christmas 2007 from (left) Olivia (future 3rd generation Pawnee - daughter of Evelyn Terrell Shamaly) and Madeline (2nd generation Pawnee '03-'06) with her cute brother Michael.
"Keeping Up With Carli" (2nd generation Kickapoo '02-'07) - (left) Halloween at the Hunt Fall Carnival, friend Brooke, Taylor (Pawnee '06) & Carli; (middle) Carli with friends Addie & Maggie at a Hunt Middle School volleyball game where Carli made the "A" team with her unstoppable overhand serve; (two right) Carli in her theater arts play "It's Bigfoot" where she plays Hardboiled Irvina and Taylor (Pawnee '06) plays Marie.
"Keeping Up With Carli" continued ... (left) Carli (1st row, 2nd from right) & Taylor (back row, 3rd from left) with the Hunt Middle School Cheerleaders; (right) Carli is a starting point guard for the 7th grade team, where they are currently tied for 1st place in their division. Carli's best high-point game was 16 points against Harper Middle School.
Mallory (Pawnee '05 - '07 / CIT '06 - '07) (bottom row, 2nd from left) shows her enthusiasm by cheering for Unionville High School in Pennsylvania. She is very busy this year and is also the manager for school website pages, works on the UHS yearbook and is in Youth-to-Youth. Look out for Mallory during rugby season!
Mallory (Pawnee '07) shows off her aquatic skills by driving s houseboat on Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee during her family vacation in August 2007. Mallory proudly displays her 'Pawnee Pride' by wearing her tribe t-shirt.
Jessica (former counselor) visits at Camp Arrowhead with her parents and 3 sisters from Georgia! GREAT NEWS ... Jessica and Clint are engaged and will be married April 26, 2008! Congratulations!
Victoria (2nd Term Kickapoo '06) is pictured here with her monkey friend 'Harry'. She was with her Dad, Paul, in California shooting a commercial and Victoria was in the commercial with Harry. Later, she traveled to Hawaii for Spring Break!
CONGRATULATIONS! to Nancy Meyer of Cedar Park, TX for winning the drawing, March 24, 2007 for the Camp Arrowhead Gold Throw Blanket: 100% polyester anti-pilling polar fleece. Open size 48"W X 53"L. Folds neatly inside itself, carry strap/handle for easy transport.
Kate Caswell hosted a party for Camp Arrowhead party in Austin at 'Cookabilities'. This is a fabulous place where kid's learn to cook! Pictured (front row) Robin (short term '06); (back row L-R) Isabelle (Kickapoo '06), Chloe (Pawnee '05-'06) & Carli (Kickapoo '02-'06).
Here is our very own cheerleading counselor Bailey (2005-2006) with her mother, Valerie, trying out for American Idol 2007 in San Antonio, TX. We had the pleasure of hearing Bailey sing at the Camp Arrowhead closing ceremonies for 2nd term 2006. Out of thousands of people, Bailey actually made it in to sing for Randy, Paula & Simon. She was asked to sing two songs! In the end, Simon must have been grouchy that day ... and Bailey did not make it to the next round. Don't stop trying Bailey ... we are all behind you here at Camp Arrowhead!
Happy New Year 2007 from Megan (Pawnee '05-'06) and her family as they celebrate the New Year in Paris, France!
Happy New Year's Eve from (right) Katie (Pawnee '01-'06) as she visits Camp Arrowhead on Dec. 31, 2006 with (left) Carli (Kickapoo '02-'06). Katie was here with her cousin, Christine Sparks (Kickapoo 90's) who wants to be married out here at Camp Arrowhead in May 2007.
Merry Christmas 2006 from (left) Maddie (Pawnee '03-'06) & her brother, Michael; (middle) Kirby (Pawnee '04-'06) & Shelby (Pawnee '02-'05) and (right) Lexi (Kickapoo '05-'06) & her brother, David.
Gaby (2nd generation, Kickapoo '06) spent some time at her grandfather's ranch, where she is perfecting her horseback riding skills!
It is with deep sadness that I must inform everyone that Kayla's (Pawnee '04 - '06) father, Stanley Vordenbaum, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2006 from a long battle with cancer. Everyone please find it in their hearts to send prayers and condolences to Kayla and her mother Karen.
Karen & Kayla Vordenbaum
6320 River Rd.
New Braunfels, TX 78132
(Picture left) Lexi (Kickapoo '05 - '06) and Maddy (Pawnee '05 - '06) had a school musical in Temple, TX with the theme 'Crazy 80's'. (Picture middle) Keep that outfit, Lexi, for 80's theme day this summer 2007! (Picture right) Lexi also qualified for the National Rock Climbing Championship Competition held in Portland, Oregon. She finished 17th in the Nation! Here is Lexi (right) with her brother and a friend at a beautiful waterfall in Oregon.
Kirby (2nd generation, Pawnee '04 - '06) played volleyball for the YMCA in Houston, TX, where she was a star player!
(Picture left) Carli (2nd generation, Kickapoo '02 - '06) got 1st place in the Punt, Pass & Kick Competition (sponsored by Pepsi) for 10-11 yr. old girls in Hunt I.S.D. and won 2nd place in the entire Hill Country. (Picture middle) The 'Bumpers' YMCA volleyball team in Kerr County is currently headed for #1. Camp Arrowhead girls on this team are Carli (2nd generation, Kickapoo '02 - '06, bottom row left), Kristen (counselor '06, top row left), Sarin (Pawnee '04, top row, 3rd from left), Taylor (Pawnee '06, top row, 4th from left) and Coach Kelli (Co-Owner/Co-Director, top row right). Our team was sponsored by Camp Arrowhead, of course. (Picture right) Finally, here is a picture of Carli in her hippie Halloween costume.
Abby (Pawnee '02 - '06) gets help from her little sister Madeline "Peanut" cheering for Westlake High School in Austin, TX.
It is with the deepest and saddest regrets that I must inform you that the lights are a bit dimmer here at Camp Arrowhead with the loss of one of our dearest Pawnee sisters ... Chelsea Lapka. She was involved in an accident that has taken her beautiful radiance from us and given her to God. Everyone please take a moment out of your day to say a prayer for Chelsea's family. Camp Arrowhead will never be the same without her.
We were so surprised and excited to get a visit from Pawnees Jennie & Chelsea on December 31, 2005! Chelsea came all the way from Reno, NV to visit Jennie in Harlingen, TX. Thanks to Jennie's mother, Lorie, a trip to Hunt was hard to deny when both girls gave her their best 'puppy dog' look!
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Abby (Pawnee, 2nd term, 2002 - present) is proud to announce the birth of her new baby sister, Madeline Sloane, born October 18, 2005, (8lbs. 15 oz., 21 inches long) in Austin, TX. Congratulations to parents Blayne & Matt for a beautiful addition to the Camp Arrowhead family.
Who didn't miss Anne Sophie this summer? No one!! Anne Sophie was a Pawnee (Big Chief too) from 2002 - 2004. One of our most loved campers ... and she came all the way from France. She spent a wonderful summer in 2005 with Julio Iglesias and his family (Marbella, South Spain). Doesn't she look fabulous?
Here is our counselor (lifeguard & cabin 7) Maddie (2003) with her boyfriend for 2 years, Ali. She just visited Venice, Italy & France with Ali. She has 1 more year of college left before she explores the United States again.
Meet our Camp Arrowhead Mascots "Pawnee" and "Kickapoo" AKA "Poo".
We want to take the opportunity to thank the following people from the bottom of our hearts. For without them and the love of God ... Camp Arrowhead would not be here.
A special thanks goes to Floyd & Madge Young for providing the financial support we needed to get through the rough times. Their faith in us is eternal and their love never ends.
We want to thank Jim & Helen Gambrell for their undying support & love for Camp Arrowhead. Jim, thank you for all of the wonderful legal advice when we needed it the most. We also want to thank them for the wonderful Hewlett-Packard Office Jet G85 printer/fax/copier/scanner. This HP machine, like them, can do it all. Thank you Helen, for your contribution to the Camp Arrowhead legacy by allowing us to have old Camp Arrowhead pictures and memorabilia.
We want to send huge thank you to Keith & Gretchen Asbury for their never-ending support & love for Camp Arrowhead also, but mostly for their friendship. A larger thanks for letting us borrow and love their horses Sterling, Chesapeake, Comanche and Scout.
Thank you goes to our favorite couple, Bill & Blythe Thomas, for buying much needed scopes for our rifles. We also want to thank Mr. Bill for his ukulele playing during our vespers services during camp season. The place always brightens up when they arrive. Thank you for always being there when we need you.
Thank you to G.C. & Nell Robinson, who are always available for a helping hand. Thank you G.C. for the office desk that Kelli can now spread out on. Thanks to Nell for the mexican heather and gold lantana plants that we have added to our landscaping. Thank you Nell, for all of the lifetime of camp memories.
Thank you to Tom & Elaine Terrell who have kept their faith in the family coming back home to Camp Arrowhead. How can I thank Elaine for providing sooooo much information on Camp Arrowhead's traditions? Tom, thank you for all of the legal advice when we thought all hope was lost.
Thank you to Tom & Elaine Terrell, Elizabeth Terrell and Evelyn Shamaly for the new pecan tree to replace the old one that died behind the camp office. It is budding and beautiful and full of life.
Thanks to Bill &Tracy Moore for allowing us the pleasure of having their horse Sleepy help us this summer. Every girl fell in love with Sleepy. Thank you also for the discounts you gave to the Camp Arrowhead campers when we visited the rodeo last summer.
Thank you to Patrick & Stephanie Young for allowing us to borrow and love their horses Dancer, Rosie and Legacy last summer.
A huge thank you goes to Stephen & Sherri Bartell who have given unselfishly of themselves, helping whenever and wherever they can.