Monthly archive for July 2016

Fun Equestrian Challenges

In the aftermath of the cancellation of the summer’s first competitive horse show, the riding staff on Monday put together an Intra-camp competition.  Gymkhana games are designed to take some of the cut throat competition out of horse events, while keeping them fun and challenging. “We had

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Onondaga Surge to Victory

The 112th annual Great Tribal Boat Carnival was held Sunday on cool, drizzly, though thankfully not choppy Long Pond.  The competition featured these 11 unique and fun events: In addition, there was a fishing derby won by Jerry J, who caught the winning fish using a line and

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Pok-O Team Captures Bike Race

Pok-O-MacCready’s mountain bike class turned into its mountain bike team Sunday as a group of campers traveled to Ausable Chasm to take part Chasm Riders MTB Series. Pok-O entered two teams into the World Famous Three Hour Spectacular of the World– one older team comprised of Advanced Section

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Newest Member of the 46er Club

   Congratulations to Katya!  The former camper finished her Adirondack 46ers Sunday on Wright Peak. Despite the cold, rainy weather, Katya had a great time with her hiking party, comprised mainly of current campers from the C.I.T. and ADV sections.  Since she could not attend camp this

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Horse Show Cancelled

Due to morning rain, and unsuitable course conditions, Sunday’s Willow Hill Horse Show was cancelled.   Pok-O-MacCready riders will next be in competition Sunday, July 17, at home for the MacCready Show #1.

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MacCready Rolas

The two-time defending tribal champion Tuscarora captured the second girl’s event of the 2016 season:  Iroquois Nations Rolas. The oldest game known to man (or women) is played on a soccer-like field, as braves try to propel “rolas” (softballs) into the opposing team’s base (circle).  The five

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More Clubs

Saturday was once again a day for “Clubs”, where campers could pick extra periods of their already existing classes, take another activity, or try something a little creative or offbeat.  Among this weeks selections – pictured below – were Lacrosse; Island Club; Shaq club, Stop animation. Next week

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Champlain Excursion

Last 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),

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Hiking Camp with a Hockey Tradition

The Senior Hockey League, or S.H.L. has been in existence at Pok-O-MacCready since 1990.  Not that long when you consider the century+ tradition of hiking, archery, riding and other sports. Still, the intensity of the SHL has earned it a special place, at least among older boys.

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Strawberry Fields

        The Pioneer section made its annual trip to Rulfs Orchard and berry farm Friday to pick delicious strawberries.  The act of collecting the berries is certainly fun, but not as much as the thought of what those berries can be used for.  Some of

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Who’s Gonna Win Tribal Games? (Video)

With two more events scheduled for this weekend, excitement is at a fever pitch:

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2016 Tribal Officers

Click on thumbnail to view full sized image of the officers for each of the five tribes. Read about the elections HERE, and see a full list of tribal officers HERE  

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Tribal Meetings

Thursday night was Tribal Meeting night for the five Iroquois nations.  Following a full camp meeting at Intermediate point, the tribes separated to hold elections.  Each tribe selected a Chief, Sachem, assistants, and Medicine Man and Woman.  (SEE FULL RESULTS HERE) For the two-time defending Tuscarora, history

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Plane Encounter

Seven miles from the nearest road, 13 miles from the closest airport and at an elevation of nearly 4000-feet, this is what a recent Advanced Section hike came across the other day.  It looked like a scene from Lost. Dean said, “I wanted to get into the

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High Above Camp

   Standing at one of Pok-O-MacCready’s highest elevations is its loftiest building:  The Crux.  The year-round rock climbing center has now been in operation for a decade and remains one of camp’s most popular spots. “We have from four to eight campers for each of the ten

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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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