Monthly archive for August 2015

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

      The Pok-O-Moonshine senior section had it’s annual slice of Americana Wednesday night, as the campers traveled to Burlington to watch minor league baseball.  The Vermont Lake Monsters, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, hosted the Staten Island Yankees in a Class-A rookie league game.

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“Again… Please, again!”

       This original poem was written by Pok-O Intermediate camper Lucien, and read aloud by the author at this past weekend’s camp service. As we say ‘Farewell’, to women and to men. We think of our desires and want to go again. We want another

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FULL HOUSE at POK-O-MacCREADY: It’s Casino Night!

What’s not to love about a night of games, music, play money, prizes, and a snack bar?  As always, the annual Casino Night was a big hit on Tuesday evening.  Campers moved from station to station (or, table to table, rather) as they played cards, listened to

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Two Staff 46ers

Congratulations to staff members Geoff Livsey and Cole Starkey for completing their Adirondack 46ers earlier today on separate mountains. Geoff, the current assistant Headmaster of the boys camp, finished this morning on Tabletop. Along with his parents and sisters, he is in a rare camp group of

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Ask the Campers – 8/4 (Video)

What would camp be like without counselors?

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Clean Living

“Clean your room!” How many times have parents made that request?  And how many times have kids tried to avoid it? Somehow, at camp, the act of cleaning cabins and personal areas in a group setting is less a chore, and more an accepted responsibility.  “Im not

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Road Show

“I had a lot of fun, mainly because everyone is in it for ‘friendly competition‘.”  – Piper       Piper’s comments echo the sentiments of most Pok-O-MacCready riders who were excited to travel to a horse show, see how they could perform, yet not place a

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Climbing High

Come rain or shine, heat or cool, hard core camp climbers have access to fun and challenging routes.  Pok-O-MacCready’s CRUX Climbing Center is open year round, not only to campers, but school groups, group parties and individual climbers. During summer camp, it’s a popular quiet getaway for

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Slippin’ & Slidin’

      The arrival of the super hot weather over the past week has opened the door to some fun activities that had been put on hold for awhile. Definitely, the Slip ‘n Slide is one such activity, and a coed group of campers – boys

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Equestrian Competition

      15 riders – both boys and girls – are taking part in the Willow Hill Horse Show, the first riding competition of the three-week session.  Check this blog Monday morning for a full report, with more photos, quotes and results.

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Beautiful Weekend in the ADK’s

        These photos were snapped on Saturday’s coed day hike up Dial and Nippletop:  two of the Adirondack 46ers. The high pressure in the high peaks continued Sunday, as all MacCready campers (who were not at the horse show) were scheduled to take a

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Perfect Pizza, Peace and Love

        Pok-O-MacCready was the groovy place to be Saturday evening for the 111th annual Pok-O Palooza.  In between peace marches and sit-ins for social causes, the hippies were treated to: Fortune Telling… Trivia… Love Notes… a Wedding Chapel… Live Music… Hula Hoop… Face Painting… Braiding… and Crate Stacking.  And also, the pizza was

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SAY “CHEESE”! Farm adventure at North Country Creamery

This morning, campers enrolled in our Homesteading program were treated to a special trip to the North Country Creamery and farm.  Owned and operated by Ashlee Kleinhammer & Steven Googin, the North Country Creamery is a 100% grassfed, Non-GMO, & Animal Welfare Approved dairy in Keeseville, New York.  

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BIG GAME FRIDAY: The 111th Annual Blue & Grey Game

Barricades, flanks, flourhawks, stronghold, Confederacy, Union:  these words comprise the bulk of the vocabulary of yesterday’s Blue & Grey game, a camp-ified reenactment of the battles of the Civil War.  The campers broke out into two teams:  Blue (representing the Union) and Grey (representing the Confederacy). “The

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