Monthly archive for August 2016

Summer Camp in the Beautiful Adirondacks

Adirondack summer camps have been a tradition for many children and families since the late 1800s. The crack of screen doors and laughter, the smell of campfires and s’mores, the view of mountaintop sunsets and shimmering moonlit lakes – it’s summer camp nostalgia at its best, and

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What Kids Learn at Summer Camp

Every summer, we watch our campers grow and learn. We know that at the end of their stay, they will pack up the life experiences they have gained, the lessons they have learned, and the friendships they have built, and return home with more than when they

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This Perfect Place

    Original lyrics by Caroline and Jaida            

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Cheers… and Tears for 2016!

The dark cloud hanging over camp Saturday morning – a rare sight during the summer of 2016 – was symbolic: The end of another memorable season came with sadness, even grief over leaving good friends.  “I’m having a little trouble dealing with it right now,” voiced Piper,

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Sailing for the Cup (Updated)

In a rare victory for younger campers, Sasha M and Christian T captured the Jack’s Cup Sailing Regatta, held Friday morning on the relatively calm water of Long Pond. “We weren’t sure we were going to win as there were some pretty good sailors out there.  We

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Baskets… Paddles… and a Top Boy Rider

    “It was a very big surprise; I’ve never been honor camper before and I’m just really happy that my peers thought so highly of me.  It was a great night!” James’s remarks about winning Pok-O-MacCready’s biggest prize appropriately captured the mood and spirit of the

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Quest For Beauty

Leonard, one of camp’s newest 46ers, wrote this poem, which he read at the final camp service of the summer.  Written about the Advanced Section’s sunrise climb up Haystack Mountain, the poem eloquently evokes the feelings many have in the mountains. A voice in the dark cuts

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Final Exams

A full summer of class activities ended Thursday; campers will take part in Crazy Clubs Friday morning. In Archery, kid’s had one more chance to earn medals… In Pottery and crafts, it was time to finish up a project… Sports teams played their final games. Below was

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The Candle Ceremony

An always emotional end to the girl’s camp banquet is the candle ceremony, with songs led by the C.I.T’s, and candle march led by each of the honor campers.  Here are just a few short video excerpts:

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We Are Honored to Have You Here

     A night of dinner, music, awards… and lots of hugs. The Camp MacCready 3-weeker banquet took place Thursday night in Robinson Hall. Following a tomato juice toast, and a dinner of pork loin, rice pilaf, sautéed veggies and dessert, the remainder of the evening was dedicated to

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Tandem Finish (Updated)

For the first time this summer, there has been a double 46er finish. Senior campers Lucien and Liam completed their mountains Wednesday afternoon on Whiteface. Along with their camp friends, the pair were joined by family members.  “They were a little slow, but it was awesome to

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Session #2: Camper Departure and Pickup

As we are in the final few days of session #2, just a quick reminder about departure day – Saturday, August 13th. The campers traveling home by bus will be arriving in Elmsford (Sports Authority parking lot) between 1:30-2pm; the bus will travel on to New York City, arriving

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Toga Portraits (Gallery)

    In Pok-O-MacCready’s version of the red carpet, campers stopped outside of the dining hall, on their way to the Greek Feast, to pose for our photographer. See the extensive gallery below, and CLICK HERE to see 2016 City State team rosters, photos and results.

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Athens Captures Greek Games!

    Thanks to consistent showings throughout Greek Games, Athens was named the 2016 City State champion during a Tuesday evening ceremony at Delphi. The announcement was made, via a candle burning ritual, performed by The Oracle. “It was amazing, mostly because it was my first year here,” said

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Post War Celebration

   With the conclusion of Greek Games – with three big events in 24 hours – came a celebration. Pok-O-MacCready’s Greek Feast actually pre-dates Greek Games, but the mood and agenda has remained the same:  Dressed in togas, campers chow down on meats, sweets, fruit and veggies,

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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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