Monthly archive for August 2013

“I Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye”; summer camp comes to a close

The following lyric was adapted for summer camp, by C.I.T. member Olivia M, from a previously existing song.  Olivia and her summer camp friends performed it at the closing all-camp service, Sunday evening.  “I found it on the internet and, although it was written about school, I

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Farewell, Summer Camp Friends!

The bus departed Pok-O-MacCready at 7:48am Saturday morning, officially marking the end of the 109th summer camp season. You can re-live all of the summer camp memories HERE, and you are all welcome to come back to camp for the annual Ski Week summer camp reunion, WOW

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Sailing camp comes to a close with Jack’s Cup!

SAILING CAMP FINALS, AHOY! A quick start (and a mid-race gust of wind) propelled two former sailing camp champions to victory at Jack’s Cup Regatta.  Forget America’s Cup because Jack’s Cup is the coveted sailing camp prize around here!  The race was held Friday morning on Long Pond in Willsboro

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Wilderness Camps: bagging Peaks and points

Wilderness Camps: bagging Peaks and points

Wilderness Camping points have been posted! BOYS TRIP POINTS                     GIRLS TRIP POINTS Find out more about Pok-O-MacCready‘s 2013 wilderness camp trips here. If you are looking for rustic and rugged wilderness camps for your kid, Pok-O-MacCready is all that and more!  Pok-O boasts a diverse, well-established wilderness

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Returning from Summer Camp: the comforts of Home

Camper survey:  What’s the first thing you want to do when returning from summer camp? Returning from summer camp can be quite the culture shock after being away from home for so long.  Our campers are excited to see their hometown friends and family, though. When asked

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The Boy’s Banquet

“The reason I come back year after year is that it keeps me young.  There is no place like Pok-O!” So stated boy’s camp headmaster Josh Bornt at Thursday evening’s Camp Pok-O-Moonshine banquet and awards ceremony. Following a toast and dinner, recognition was given to the summer

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46er #360

   Senior camper James D had a big day Thursday.  Not only did he finish his Adirondack 46ers, but he received the award for most wilderness trip points; a bugler citation, and several other honors at the evening’s banquet. At 11:46am, James reached the summit of Cascade

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Ask the Campers (8/15)

What do you most want to do before you leave camp?

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Candle Ceremony

    “It’s beautiful… but I used to cry a lot as a kid.” That was the accurate summary, by waterfront director Caitlin Livsey, in looking back to her camper days, and the candlelight celebration that annually follows the girl’s banquet.  True to form, Wednesday evening’s event featured

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MacCready’s Top Honors

Robinson Hall was adorned with candles and decorations, and the girls of Camp MacCready put on their finest summer wear for the 47th annual MacCready banquet. Following a toast by camp director Sarah Disney, the campers and staff enjoyed a banquet feast, prepared by the kitchen staff

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Five Ways to Enjoy Camp During the Year!

Even though the summer camp season officially comes to an end this weekend, all of our campers, their families, and alumni will have ample opportunity to visit Pok-O-MacCready over the next twelve months. FAMILY CAMP (August 21-25):  Held each year during the week following summer camp, Alumni

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SPARTA WIN GREEK GAMES!

The Oracle has deemed Sparta to be the City-State Champion of Pok-O-MacCready’s 2013 Greek Games. The announcement was made at Tuesday evening’s ceremony at Delphi, following 24 hours of battle and celebration. Even though three out of the four city-states won events, and rival Troy won two

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The Greek Feast

Pok-O-MacCready’s oldest Greek tradition, the Greek Feast, actually precedes Greek Games by some 20 years.  Now, it has become the traditional ending celebration for the 24 hours of hard battle that is the Greek Games. The evening of merriment includes a feast of chicken, potatoes, grapes, vegetables

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Peloponesian War

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato The Peloponesian War, which was created at summer camp in 2003 as “The Renaissance Game”, has become the standard closing battle for the annual Greek Games. Nearly

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The Odyssey

“Wise to resolve, and patient to perform”    – Homer Day #2 of Pok-O-MacCready’s Greek Games – a full day of contests and ceremonies – opened with Tuesday morning’s running of The Odyssey. The game involves a journey – over land and sea – by city-state members, heroes

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