The Countdown Continues…!


                Here at Pok-O-MacCready Summer Camp, in under a week, buses and cars full of campers and their families will be pulling past the Pok-O-Moonshine pillars or onto the MacCready Field. The 113th summer, of the “Greatest Summer Camp in the Universe”, is on the horizon. June 25th is marked on calendars all over the world and here at camp the 2017 Summer Camp Counselors and Staff prepare with bursting excitement. Tools of all variety, pressure washers, lawn mowers and weed-whackers have made their way around Upper and Lower camp in the hands of our staff. Docks are in the water and boats too!

                It is pre-camp, a special time for the upcoming summer. A time for this community of passionate staff to start the year off right.  All-hands are on deck and the to-do list is lengthy. Once summer camp counselors begin to filter in; no time is wasted.  Even some of the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Staff, who occupy the camp year- round, get in on the action.  Everyone works with the camper’s summer fun in mind and meanwhile, get to have fun themselves. Games, gatherings and get-to-know you activities are planned among the work projects. A good time is as necessary as work here and we included some pictures below to prove both!  (Who says chopping wood ain’t fun!?)

                Veteran counselor and section head, Lucy Ripman says pre-camp is not just about the preparation of the area but “building relationships between counselors while training”. (During this time counselors actually attend or teach classes that campers will have during the summer)   

                                          Similarly, new counselor Ryan Porter believes that pre-camp is a time to “prep camp, but definitely get to know sections, fellow counselors, activities-to-come and camp spirit.”  As a counselor from across the pond, Ryan is looking forward to the Revolutionary War Game, an early favorite among campers and counselors alike. Yet, however you look at it, with just days away till drop-off, the camp is looking gorgeous and filling with bright energy. 

                The 2017 summer is almost here and we cannot wait to share it with you! Check back to this blog every day to see updates from camp, including pictures and links so you can experience “The Greatest Summer Camp in the Universe”, at home!

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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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