Monthly archive for August 2015

Petting the Pig (Video)

During class at the 1812 Homestead, it was literally “touch and go” at first for Annie, as she tried to pet one of the farm pigs. Annie, however, was both patient and persistent; she came up with a new strategy and it paid off.  Melanie adds a

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Trip Across the Lake

It’s the big annual end-of-the-summer reward trip for the Advanced Section and C.I.T.’s:  A daily trip to Burlington.  The 15 & 16-year olds are spending the day shopping, sampling restaurants, and taking in the culture of the largest city in Vermont.  They look like they’re having a

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Ask the Campers (8/10)

What new camp activity do you still want to do in the final week?

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“Showing” Their Stuff at the Big MacCready

With 22 camper riders, some of them competing for the first time ever, the 49th Big MacCready horse show was the culmination of a summer of lessons and events for the Pok-O-MacCready riding program. Held on a beautiful Sunday morning at the camp equestrian complex, the event

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Campers By Day

      They are Pok-O-MacCready’s commuters, attending camp from nine to five.  Then, they return to the comforts of home and family.  Do Day Campers have the best of both worlds or are they short changed? “I like coming to camp,” said 8-year old Rowan, “but

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The Final Summit

      “Getting to the top was great, running the final bit…. Also, the tunnel in the dining hall was fun.  In fact, the entire hike was fun, telling stories— some of them pretty funny!” So went the memorable day for Senior camper Adam, who finished

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Bingo Palace turned Dance Hall (Video)

Sure, it’s fun to win at Bingo.  But who wants to sit and stare at their Bingo card when everyone else is dancing? Once again, the most raucous dancing of the summer occurred not at a camp dance, but at Saturday evening’s North Country Bingo.  Check out the

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Our 2015 Staff

With just a few exceptions, the entire 2015 group of Pok-O-MacCready counselors, administrators, support staff and kitchen crew were on hand for this annual staff photo. Missing are those staff members who left camp early (see an informal pre-camp orientation shot HERE).  Click on the image below to

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A FAIR DAY: North Country Fair and Bingo!

The three week Visiting Day was a huge success!  A big thanks to all the parents, friends, and family who joined us today for the picnic and activities at Pok-O-MacCready!  When campers returned from their fun excursions, they were treated to an evening “at the Fair”.  The

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The Oracle Has Spoken

      Pok-O-MacCready’s 2015 Greek Festival officially opened Friday night with the Oracle at Delphi.  The sacred event is visually spectacular, with togas, fires, dancing and speeches by the Gods.  It is designed to be a serious congregation but, hey, this is summer camp, and the

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Noah Bags #46

      Senior camper Noah M finished his 46 mountains Friday morning on the summit of Phelps.  He was joined by a group of friends, as well as his sister and family. “The best part:,” Noah noted on the day,  “was getting to the top and

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Another Excursion to the Big Lake

It was another spectacular day of scenic beauty and maritime intrigue, as a boat load (literally!) of campers headed on to Lake Champlain for a history and geography lesson-cruise. “It was amazing,” raved Ryan R.  “We got to do stuff we don’t usually do at camp.  I

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Along with fishing and hiking, there is…..

Swimming on Long Pond occurs in many forms ranging from lessons to fun; rope swings to trampolines.  Staff reporter Chris Brakey tells us more.       Camp Pok-O-Moonshine has been around for quite some time – 111 years – but who’s counting?  What’s been around even longer

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Visiting Day is Tomorrow: Full Schedule Here

Dear Parents, Greetings from Camp!  Visiting Day will be Saturday, August 8th, starting at 9:00 am and ending at 7:00 pm.  We encourage campers and their families to stay for our annual Parent’s Picnic at 11:30 am.  It will be great food and a lot of fun! SEE FULL VISITING DAY SCHEDULE HERE After

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The Friends of Pok-O-Moonshine

      Members of Pok-O’s Advanced Section went to work Wednesday for their annual day of trail duty on Mount Pok-O-Moonshine. However, this year there was a twist, as the 15-16-year old boys were joined by an equal number of girls, of all ages.  “It was not

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1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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