105th Reunion – August 2009

105 Years…One Large Gathering

“With the exception of the 100th, which we knew would be big, this is, by far, the largest reunion we’ve ever had here at camp!”

So exclaimed Pok-O-MacCready director J. Sharp Swan, while speaking at the 105th Reunion banquet on Saturday evening, August 22. The banquet culminated a week-long celebration that included activities, special events, and the renewing of special friendships. In all, over 200 camp alumni, family, friends and staff attended some, or all of the five day event. Among the highlights:

The awarding of boats- Camp’s “Hall of Fame”- to Chris Stokes, Peter Levine and Alan Madden. A plaque, commemorating all boat recipients was unveiled at the banquet.
The raising of over $8,000 for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, through a popular and highly successful auction, as well as the annual 46-in-a-Day climbing challenge.
Three former camper/counselors- Annie Horiwch, Jen Perry and Courtney Haynes- completed their Adirondack 46ers.
Many special events, including: A golf tournament… a council fire… a party with live music… a picnic at the 1812 Homestead… late night bowling… swimming… fishing…. hiking!

“This was so much bigger and better than any of us could have anticipated,” stated alumni director and reunion coordinator Tim Singer. “Thanks to everyone who helped to pull this off, especially the dedicated camp staff. And a special thanks to everyone who took the time to return to camp, donate to a great cause, and re-experience this special slice of our lives.”

Ongoing (Wednesday-Sunday)

  • The Pok-O-MacCready 46er Challenge hikes

Wednesday, August 19th

  • 1:00-5:00 pm- Arrival and Registration at Robinson Hall; Open Sports Facilities
  • 3:00-5:00- Open Boating, Free Swim; Low Ropes Course
  • 5:30- Welcome Dinner, Robinson Hall
  • 7:30- Bare Mountain Hike; *Boating & Fishin’ in the Dark
  • 9:00- Campfire, Intermediate Point

Thursday, August 20th

*46-R Challenge: Group Hike to Big Slide

  • 7:30 am- Polar Bear Dip
  • 8:00-9:30- Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00-12:00- Pottery/Arts & Crafts; Horseback Riding; Mountain Biking
  • 11:30-12:30- Free Swim
  • 12:30- Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00- 1812 Homestead Demos & History; Fishing; Poke-O-Moonshine Hike
  • 4:00-5:00- Free Swim, Open Boating
  • 5:30- Dinner at 1812 Homestead
  • 7:30- Capture-the-Flag & Flourhawk Game
  • 9:00- Campfire, Senior Boys Section
  • 10:00- Bowling at Willsboro Lanes

Friday, August 21st

All Day- Silent Auction of memorabilia and other goods to benefit the ADK Scholarship Foundation

*46-R Challenge: Group Hike to Lower Wolf Jaw

  • 7:30- Polar Bear Dip
  • 8:00-9:30- Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00-12:00- Arts & Crafts; Archery; Rock Climbing
  • 11:30-12:30- Free Swim
  • 12:30- Lunch (*Early – 12:00 – lunch for golfers)
  • 1:00- 105th Annual “Pok-O Open” Golf Tournament (Willsboro Golf Course)
  • 2:00-4:00- Low Ropes Course; Sugarloaf Mountain Hike; *Trampoline/Blob Launching; Hike all four ”Patch” mountains (Bare, Rattlesnake, Sugarloaf and Pok-O-Moonshine) to earn your Pok-O Patch!
  • 4:00-5:00- Free Swim, Open Boating
  • 5:30- Dinner
  • 7:00- Great Indian Council Fire – to honor Chiefs, Sachems and winning tribes
  • 9:00- Party featuring Live Music

Saturday, August 22nd

*Silent Auction Continues

  • 7:30- Polar Bear Dip
  • 8:00 – 9:30- Breakfast Buffet
  • 9:30- Long Range Planning Board Meeting
  • 10:00 – 12:00- Open Sports Facilities; Long Pond Canoe Trip; Horseback Riding
  • 11:30 – 12:30- Free Swim
  • 12:30- Lunch
  • 2:00 – 4:00- Open Sports Facilities; Tubing on Long Pond
  • 4:00 – 5:00- Free Swim
  • 5:30- 105th Reunion Banquet
  • 6:30- Fund Raising Auction and the Recognition Ceremony
  • 9:00- Meeting: 46-R Challenge Final Day Hikes

Sunday, August 23rd

46er Challenge: The Final Assault!

  • 6:00 – 8:00- Early Breakfast for Hikers
  • 7:30 am- Polar Bear Dip
  • 8:00-9:30- Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00- Vespers
  • 10:00- Open activities & swim for non-hikers
  • 12:30- Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00- Open activities for non-hikers
  • 6:30- 46er Challenge BBQ on the Junior Ballfield
  • 9:00- Campfire; Intermediate Point

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List of 105th Reunion Attendees

Total Number of Registered Guests (as of August 16, 2009): 206

The Dena Greenman Family (4)
The Van Horn Family (4)
The Aronson-Rall Family (9)
The Roche Family (6)
The Leslie Terriberry Family (4)
Paul & Liz Whittlesey
The Lynn-Anderson Family (4)
Jack Swan
Augusta & Tim Singer
David & Angela Swan (4)
Sharp Swan
Jacob Gittler
Sarah Disney
Sheila & Scott McIntyre
Abbe Wright
Bob and Nancy Andrews
Erin Canning*
The Konowitz Family (4)
Phil Corell
The Gonzalez Family (4)
Mimi Petrovic
Kelly & Erik Zimmerman
Annie Zimmerli (2)
Mary Gast
David Durant
Margaret Reinckens
Dana Beck
Ken Herz
Leah Greenman
Tricia Woodward
The Donna Roberts Family
The Cataldi-Gittler Family
Steve and Susie Elliott
Caroline Fearn
Erin DeBusk
Jim & Amy Kobak
Carsten Vogel (2)
The Canning Family (5)
Mark Harrison
Meredith Chapman
Briana Livsey*
James McDonough*
Tom Lynch
Michelle Goldman*
Dan Delaney
Macky Young*
Molly Babcock*
Nairika Murphy*
Mike Gast*
Josh Bornt
The Tarala Family (4)
The Herbert Family (5)
Jillian DeBusk
Eric Bauer
SATO
Sally Zimmerli (2)
John & Michelle Andrews
Chuck Steiner (2)
Judy Murphy (2)
Young-Horwich Family (7)
Charlotte Whitney
Nora Elton & Chris Durlacher
Will Pole*
Katie Calhoun & Dave Gehrs
Lauren Jacoby
Keith Dunn
Dan Gregson
Benn Singer*
Matt Michenzi
Rebecca Ryba
Annie Clark*
Diana Timko*
Isa Kreigskotte
The Fields Family (4)
Aubrey and Jason Metakis
Nicole Conte (2)
Ryan Strowger
Adam Reed*
Jack Connors-Kelgren*
Jen & Alison Perry
Courtney Haynes
Aaron Herman
Julia Backus*
Annabelle Clark*
Brad Strowger
Robert Gertner
Meghan Taptick
Anna Studebacker
Melissa Reinckens & Paul Clarke(e)
Chris Stokes (2)
Richard Stillman
Sue Agostino
David Bell*
Mike Zorawick
Jody Edwards (5)
Peter Levine (3)
Shai Walker
Dennis Hepworth (2)
Peter Stein
Mike and Ila Daley
Marge and Tom Thornton
Judy and John Konowitz
George Disney
Grant and Evan Haynes
Mike and Anne Reinckens
Donna Joerg*
Vivian Mosby

* Reunion Staff

 

 

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