Monthly archive for July 2016

Friends Forever!

“It’s a feeling of sadness and emptiness.  I am so sad to leave everyone, but happy I had the chance to be here for the past four weeks and make lifelong friends.” – departing ADV camper The session may be over, but not without tons of memories.

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The Candy Man Can!

Pok-O-MacCready’s 2016 theatrical production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, opened Friday night to a full house at Robinson Hall. The musical comedy featured several dozen campers, who worked all year during classes to perfect their parts.  Connor S starred in the title role, with Willow playing

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Banned for Life, Champions for Now

    In it’s 27th year, the Senior Hockey League (SHL) has become a major focus on that section’s four week program.  The appeal is to players of all levels, as 2016 saw many newcomers learn, improve and, eventually excel at the sport.  Conversely, one camper – an

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Sailing the Pond

    High winds and a full field of boats made for a competitive and exciting 2016 Long Pond Regatta.  Four boats capsized during the racing heats.  “It was actually fun, not a big deal,” said Remi and Cara about their boat’s mishap. The top five boats

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Recognizing the Four-Weekers

    The Camp Pok-O-Moonshine Session #1 banquet was held Friday evening in Robinson Hall.  Awards were given to most every camper; In fact, all departing four-seekers received a years-of-service award, at the very least.  Advanced Section member Kevin Q represented the most tenured departing camper, earning his

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Sunrise and Baby Food

    MacCready C.I.T. camper Jaida finished her Adirondack Forty-Sixers Thursday morning during a sunrise climb up Phelps Mountain.  Joining Jaida on the climb were a group of C.I.T. and Highlander section friends.  “I thought it would be different, and pretty,” was Jaida’s stated reason for doing an

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Ask the Campers

What is your favorite food at camp?

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Look to the East

    “It was beautiful! It was fun!  I loved it.” That was what Clarisse had to say about waking up at 4:30am, to climb a mountain, and watch a new day dawn.  Clarisse was joined a by a large group of sleep-deprived kids, toting snacks, warm clothing and eager attitudes,

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Night of Honors

    A feast… elegant outfits… and awards for all! The Camp MacCready 4-weeker banquet was held Thursday night in Robinson Hall.  Following a toast, and a dinner of chicken, mixed veggies and an ice cream brownie dessert, the remainder of the evening was dedicated to recognizing the campers. As always,

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Alex’s 46th: Reflecting on the other 45

    Senior camper Alex B finished his Adirondack 46ers Thursday on Skylight Mountain, the fourth highest peak in New York. He was joined by section friends, along with his brothers.  “It was a great day, the weather was perfect,” said Pok-O-MacCready’s 391st, and latest, camp 46er,

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Classic and Contemporary Camp

    The newest building at Pok-O-MacCready has been constructed to show off the oldest part of camp! Located next to the lower (boy’s camp) parking lot, the Art Gallery and Archives Museum opened to the public this past week.  The museum features memorabilia from 112 years of

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By Land and By Sea

    Pok-O-MacCready’s oldest sections skipped Tribal Games to venture into the Adirondack woods and water.  The Advanced Section successfully climbed the seven peaks of the Seward and Santanoni ranges, among the most remote in the region. Meantime, the C.I.T. section followed hikes of their own, along with

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Dance Break!

Who says that Tribal Games is all about cut-throat competition?  This break occurred during Tuesday’s Tug of War. See more videos HERE

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The Announcement


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    History was made – and repeated – Wednesday night at the tribal council ring, as the Tuscarora captured the 2016 Tribal Games in a closely fought competition. The victory culminated an impressive late surge that saw the tribe in blue win four of the last

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1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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