Monthly archive for July 2016

Saving Horses!

In a recent story on the Horsemasters program, we wrote about the care of camp’s horses. Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue takes things even further.  A not-for-profit organization for equine rescue and rehabilitation located 25 miles from Pok-O-MacCready in Westport, NY, The organization’s stated mission is “in saving equine lives, and to help

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War is Hell!

    Who’s says it’s all fun and games at camp? These pictures from Friday’s Blue-Grey Gettysburg battle show the strain war can place on a soldier.  (Hint:  Most of these were staged– the kids actually had a great time!)

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Four Score and Seven Years Ago…

The smell of flour was in the air, as “Generals” sent campers running down (and up) the dining hall Hill in yesterday’s “Blue & Grey Game”.  “Cities” were arranged all around lower camp to simulate a Civil War inspired capture-the-flag game, while campers where divided into the Union

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Section Photos are Up!

You can see a section picture of your son or daughter, along with all of his/her friends in our GROUP PHOTOS section. Please note that the section photos do not currently include some of the day campers; however; the higher-quality, more intimate cabin pictures will include everyone. Those

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They Can Lead a Horse to Water

Is it child labor, or a valuable experience?  Why do girls and boys riders wake up each morning at 6:30, diligently report to the barn, and proceed to work for the next hour? “Horsemasters has always been a fundamental part of our riding program,” says session #2 riding

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Stage Full o’ Talent

    The first Moonshiner skit night of the second session was held Thursday evening on the Nevin Whiteley Memorial Stage in Robinson Hall. The acts, featuring every section, plus staff, included the Lodge section covering an Elvis tune; The Pioneers singing Smashmouth’s “All-Star”; a staff Family

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Camper Schedules are Posted

    Girls began classes Wednesday morning; boys joined the program this morning. CLICK HERE to go to our secure password protected page to see camper schedules.  Keep in mind that kids are free to change classes, so we will try to update the list a few

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Hiking Near & Far

    As we reported in yesterday’s blog post, the entire boys camp headed into the wilderness Wednesday.  The trips included technical climbs (the slide on Grace Peak), other high peaks, smaller hikes, and boat excursions.  As usual, the campers and staff showed their flexibility; not every trip completed

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Ask the (Newly Arrived) Campers

What are you most excited to do at camp?

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Classy Gals and Mountain Men

    The first full day of the second session of camp saw the entire boys camp leave Pok-O-MacCready, bound for the wilderness.  Trips range from technical slide climbs in the Adirondack high peaks, to boating excursions and shorter hikes. “I’m really looking forward to hiking,” exulted Tilden,

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Tests, Checks and Fairs

Along with the fun of opening day (meeting new friends… moving into your cabin… the first activities) comes the business of opening day.            The nurse checks are an important part of arriving at camp.  “I’m a little heavy from sitting around (the

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And so we begin…. again! (Updated)

    The second session of camp – the three-week session – officially began Tuesday with the arrival, by car, van and flight, of incoming campers. “I’m a little teary-eyed, but he seems just fine,” said April, a former counselor who is dropping of her son for the

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A Great Escape

As is tradition, seven-week campers spent the day before session #2 at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom amusement park.  Here’s the opinion of some of the kids reviewing the two most important parts of the day:  Food and rides. Favorite Food Favorite Ride Lucien Funnel Cake Comet Sophie

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Sand, Sun and Singing

    It was a beautiful day on Lake Champlain for annual Beach Day– held each summer for seven-weeker camper on the day session #1 ends. Among the fun was volleyball, frisbee, card games, swimming, hanging out with friends, and a rare opportunity for a bit of texting,

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All Good Things Must Come to Pass

The bus has departed, and session #1 campers are on their way home: Several dozen other campers departed via car and plane.  The remaining kids will spend the next two days enjoying the beach, and a theme park before welcoming the session #2 three-weekers Tuesday morning. We

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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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