Volleyball Champions Crowned


It’s become an epic annual sports spectacular, held every summer on the Thursday before visiting day!

The 112th edition of the  Pok-O Closed volleyball tournament featured eight teams and 51 players of various ages, genders, sizes and skill levels:

“Fun, Fantasy, Funk,” is how George M described the action of a tournament known as much for friendship and camaraderie as it is for competition.

16_pokoclosed05Early round-robin play was suspended for 90 minutes due to distant claps of thunder; when play resumed Goes Well with Cheese rolled undefeated through the preliminary round, winning every set.  “This year, we put together a team we thought could be really competitive,” admitted Dean and Makalu of their squad comprised exclusively of older campers.  “We were in it to win it, but we also had fun!”

Indeed, Cheese did win the 2016 title, but not without a struggle.  In the best-of-three final, they dropped the second game to one of the other event favorites, Pipe it Up.  “After losing second16_pokoclosed14 game we were nervous,” said Lily, “but we were able to put it together for final.”  Lily cited as one of the keys to victory the fact that, “because it was mostly cloudy, we didn’t have to deal with the sun in our eyes.”

Spencer, a two-time Pok-O Closed champ, and Joe of the runner-up squad said of the new champs, “They were a better team; we were just outplayed”.

Gallery below, and check out team rosters HERE



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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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