Champlain Excursion

16ChamplainBoat123Last year’s “maiden voyage” field trip to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum was such a huge hit with campers, we decided to do it again!  On Friday, campers enjoyed a boat cruise under blue skies and warm sun.  “I like that they ‘showed us the ropes’ (no pun intended), so we could see what working on a big ship was really like.” reports Kiki.




16ChamplainBoat114Once onboard the vessel, campers were given the unique opportunity to view an underwater shipwreck via the museum’s underwater ROV, or, “Remotely Operated Vehicle”.  Reed tells us, “The remote control setup they had was really cool.  They would move the underwater camera around and you could see the detail of the shipwreck up on the monitor.”




Back on shore, campers were treated to a delicious buffet lunch at the Basin Harbor Club.  “The sheer quantity of food was astounding.” reports Kiki, and Kitty agreed: “…there was a regular food buffet as well as an entire buffet of desserts.   But really, the trip to the museum was really fun.  I liked that they taught us about how they preserved wood and worked with metal back in the day.”  Turns out the blacksmith shop was a big hit with most of the campers, especially Kevin McG.:  “The blacksmith’s demo was really cool.  He showed us how to make a leaf, and he also showed us how to make chain.”

16ChamplainBoat110The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, located in the Vermont town of Vergennes, is a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain.  It is just a short trip from Pok-O-MacCready Camps…one that we hope to take again soon!  Big thanks to everyone at the Museum and the Basin Harbor Club who made our field trip especially memorable for our campers!


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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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