Monthly archive for June 2014

Activity Planning

On Monday afternoon, campers signed up for instructional activities.  “So many choices, I don’t know what to pick!”, exclaimed first-year Pioneer Jack.  And he wasn’t really complaining.  “One of the secrets of Pok-O-MacCready’s success,” said long-time camp administrator Scott McIntyre, “is the abundance of choices the children

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Sunday Fun Day

While Sunday evenings at Pok-O-MacCready are normally reserved for quiet camp congregations with poems, songs and readings, the first Sunday is a notable exception. Last night’s opening night gathering was designed to both entertain and inform.  The entire camp – both boys and girls – attended a

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Camp Videos

Our first two videos have been posted, both from opening day.  We will update our video page periodically. During the summer, we will use a special pokomac video site, rather than our normal YouTube channel. Find this summer’s videos HERE

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Settling In

Never a dull moment at camp, and that concept kicks in from the very second campers arrive. Immediately after unloading their gear, and getting a quick checkout with the nurse, the kids were off to meals, camp tours, and fun and games. Scheduled for this first evening

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“It’s not what I expected. It’s better!”

By bus, car and plane.  Beginning at 6:00 in the morning in New York City and continuing throughout the morning and afternoon in Willsboro, campers have arrived at their summer home:  Pok-O-MacCready Camps. “Indeed I am,” proclaimed Luca when asked if he was psyched to be back. 

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Come Together, Right Now

Caroline and Abby have come a long way and waited a long time to be together again at camp!         

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They’re On Their Way

“There’s a lot of excitement around here, you can feel the energy!” So stated Pok-O-MacCready director Sarah Disney, adding that the bus departures from both New York City and Westchester County went off without a hitch.  The buses are expected to arrive at camp around 2:00pm.   

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Tuskies win the Counselor Tribal Event!

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Ask the Counselors (6/27)

What are you most looking forward to after the campers arrive?

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Camper Arrival Information

   Members of Pok-O-MacCready staff, led by camp Director Sarah Disney, are headed to the New York Metropolitan area this weekend to meet families, and usher kids back to camp.  Here is the meeting and departure schedule for the camp bus: NEW YORK CITY BUS: Roosevelt Hotel (Madison

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Mastering the Horse Barn

Thursday morning at 7:00am, the entire 2014 Pok-O-MacCready staff met at the tack barn to get a jump on the day’s work.  While the starting work hour may seem a bit early to some, it was actually 15 minutes later than MacCready campers and riding staff gather

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Outdoor Orientation

     A big part of the pre-camp staff orientation experience is to take part in one of Pok-O-MacCready’s oldest and most valued traditions:  Wilderness trips. On Wednesday morning, three trips returned from three different locations in the Adirondacks.  A group of 2014 trip leaders practiced their

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“I’ve Fallen (in love)”

Below is an excerpt from an original poem, composed by staff member Abby Davis, and read by the author during Sunday’s lakeside staff gathering.  The words resonate with anyone who has ever been to, or returned to Pok-O-MacCready. “I’ve Fallen (in love)” I’ve fallen in love with

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“It’s Like Coming Back Home!”

Pok-O-MacCready’s 2014 staff orientation, known as “pre-camp” is in full swing. “So far, It’s been a lot of fun!  The staff is really nice and has reached out to me and made me feel welcome.”  That’s was the review from Sarah Green, a first-year counselor.  “Meeting the

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Meet the 2014 Staff

A mix of camp veterans and rookies, comprising the group of Pok-O-MacCready summer 2014 counselors, gathered for this preliminary picture earlier this week, during a pre-camp activity. The gathering is minus many key staff members, including most of the administration (busy working in the office) and some

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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