Monthly archive for August 2017

Alumni Honored with Boat, Building

Two longtime Pok-O-MacCready family members were honored last week, in conjunction with the Camp MacCready 50th Anniversary celebration. Kelly Daley Zimmerman was bestowed a sailboat in her name for her 25 years of service to the camp staff in a variety of functions, from counselor, waterfront director,

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Yachting Excellence

The Jack’s Cup sailing regatta was held Friday morning on Long Pond.  Staged in two heats, the racing began with little to no wind, but picked up as the event moved along.  “The wind was pretty low when we began, but it picked up and took us

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Trophies, Patches, Hugs & Tears

The five young ladies pictured above, were joined by seven other MacCready “M” recipients; top riding honorees Zoe and Sophie P; and with Abbi, who was the most recognized wilderness honoree. Those were the big winners, but every MacCready camper was given a gift for their years

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Boys Banquet: Celebration of Summer

Robinson Hall was decked out Wednesday night for the 113th Camp Pok-O-Moonshine Banquet. Cooked by the kitchen staff, and served by the C.I.T’s, the meal consisted of roast beef, broccoli, roasted potatoes and a brownie sundae. The awards ranged from class participation, wilderness excellence, all the way

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High Sierra Climbing

Pok-O-MacCready recognized it’s 404th recorded Adirondack 46er Wednesday morning, when C.I.T. camper Sierra topped out on the summit of Wright Peak. Sierra was joined by her father, staff member Matt, along with most of the members of the ADV and CIT sections. See a more pictures from

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Get Into the Games!

Last nights post did adequately sum up the games. So, here is a video recap that puts you into the action of the past couple days.     Click here for an awesome full photo gallery from the days. And Here for more 2017 summer camp videos.

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When the Games End.

The games continued early this morning with The Odyssey. City-states sent competitors all over the Pok-O-MacCready land for this long distance competition. The day did not end at lunch, for scheduled directly following, was the epic Peloponnesian War. 

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From The Walls of Troy.

Painted along the ancient Troy-O-Plex, are the names of past Greek Games Champions.  Tor of Troy never took his focus off the battle in front of him and stated that the teams to watch out for were “either us… or… you know, all of them, all of

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2017 Greek Games City States

ARGOS ATHENS   SPARTA   TROY   GREEK GODS See City State Camper Lineups HERERead more

Week 6 Recap (Video)

Here is a recap from this past week. Not included, but worthy a mention include Eve  and Talia’s 46’r finish, numerous section activities and tons of fun class hours.  Another maritime trip went out as well as plenty of hikes.  Check back for more news as this summer wraps

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A Blue Ribbon Day

It was chilly on the MacCready field, a perfect day for the campers to take out those Pok-O quarter zips, hoodies, sweatpants and blankets that are put on reserve in the drawers during the warmer days. This afternoons event, the BIG MacCready Horse Show.   Here’s some

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Last Night in the North Country

Well, not 100% true. Though it was a few campers day to say good-bye, Pok-O-MacCready Camps had more people than usually on the grounds yesterday.  It was parents day and for many of you reading, this is a recap of what you yourself experienced.  However, once many

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It’s Never Colden August

The forecast today called for thunderstorms, much like the weather which rolled through yesterday evening with a grumble. However, the winds were in our favor, especially for Talia‘s  46’r finish.  Perhaps, it was due to the scheduling storm which postponed her hike more than once. Maybe, nature decided

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The Humans and Their Games.

From his lofted cabin, Zeus himself, granted a few words to be spoken over the humans running around the land below. “My patience has run thing with these petty mortals.  I’ll be watching their battle from the walls of Troy.”   Last night, he gave a rousing speech

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Few Words. Many Mountains.

Down from the top of Phelps Mountain, a newly accomplished  46’r, number 401 for Pok-O and after 5 summers of hiking, Eve said this for her trip report, “It was easier than I thought it would be and it was nice and short.”.  Nice and short indeed, with

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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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