Alumni News

Alumni News

Cleaning Up

A great indication that campers are already settled in, and camp is under way, is that cabins are already messy enough to be cleaned! Actually, cabin clean-up and inspection is a daily morning activity at Pok-O; here, the boys in Senior section’s Noddy’s House (John, Jackson and

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“Hey It’s Good To Be Back Home Again”

    With the arrival of the busses, at approximately 2:00pm Sunday, the 111th season at Pok-O-MacCready Camps is officially under way. “So far so good,” voiced Dylan, a first-time camper.  “The atmosphere is exciting and it’s a cool pace!”  Added Jenna:  “I’m just excited to have

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The Busses Have Arrived

Pictures, video, campers quotes and details about opening day coming soon here at

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Visiting Day on Opening Day

    For families that chose to drive to Pok-O-MacCready to drop off campers, opening day gave them not only the opportunity to personally deliver their children, but to tour camp, see the cabins and visit with some old friends. “I love it,” said Ken “Squeaky” Herz (above,

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Here We Come!!!!

The bus is loaded up with happy, eager campers, as it pulls out from the Roosevelt Hotel this morning at 7:00am. Meantime, in Elmsford, the Bronstein family (right) was on hand to send off CIT camper Leah on the other bus.  Even after a decade of sending

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Where the Sun is Always Shining!

If you’re planning to drive to camp to drop off campers tomorrow, make sure to bring your raincoat!  Precipitation is forecast for most of the day, with wind, and temperatures roughly 20-degrees below normal! No need, however, to worry about our campers and staff.  Here at camp,

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Traveling to Camp

Opening weekend is upon us!!!! 200 campers are getting ready to descend upon Pok-O-MacCready Sunday morning.  They will come by car and bus, plane and train. Details about arriving at camp, and meeting the bus, appear in the attached file.  Throughout the weekend, our main office will

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Ask the Counselors (6/27)

What are you most looking forward to at camp this summer?

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10 ridiculous things you should NOT bring to camp this summer!

With all the activities and organized chaos that goes on at Camp, it can be difficult to know what you’ll need for the summer. To make things easier, be sure to follow our official summer camp packing list. If you’re still a little fuzzy on what NOT

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Horsemasters for Counselors

During the camp season, Pok-O-Maccready’s riders take pride in not only how they perform at horse shows, but the in the work they perform at the barn.  “Horsemasters” has been around as long as horses at camp; it’s a program where the campers assist in the necessary

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Big Fun at the Big Game

From the Rev War to Indian Games, Blue-Gray to the Greek Games, Big Games are a big part of the Pok-O-MacCready experience.  Therefore, it’s only fitting that the staff take part in a big game during orientation week. The 2015 staff met on the MacCready ball field

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The Hills are Alive….

… with the sound of counselors! Pok-O-Maccready’s finest spent an important segment of camp orientation away from camp.  With two trips geared towards trip leaders, and three more designed for new counselors, the staff ventured into the Adirondack Mountain high peak area to climb, hike, camp out, and learn

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Learning the Ropes

“The traditional start to a new beginning” – Justin Hilborne: 2nd year counselor 2015 summer staff began arriving at camp as early as May and, since then, have been engaged in a variety of activities, seminars, and classes, all geared towards orienting them to best performing their

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Gathering Together

With just a few exceptions, the entire 2015 staff is at camp where they recently posed for a preliminary staff photo.  Stay tuned later in the summer for a more formal picture, and CLICK HERE to learn much more about Pok-O-Macready’s 2015 counselors, section heads and specialists.

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DOWN THE HATCH! Just one of Pok-O’s summer camp traditions

We love it when families share with us the ways in which they’re keeping the Pok-O Spirit alive at home during the year!  Today, Amy told us that she and her daughter started reliving one of Pok-O’s summer camp traditions at home:  toasting at the dinner table 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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The Outdoor Education Center is located on over 400 acres of land with a beautiful Adirondack lake surrounded by forests, trails and wilderness.

The Center is within an hours drive of the High Peaks Adirondack Region, three miles from Lake Champlain and across the lake from Burlington, VT.

For the past 50 years our mission at the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center has been to create and encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to build self confidence, to nurture self worth and to promote teamwork, communication and tolerance for students of all ages.


Pok-O-MacCready sits on a peninsula on
Long Pond in New York’s Adirondack
Park, just minutes from Lake Champlain.
Our campus contains over 400 acres of
woods and fields along two miles of
scenic waterfront surrounded by gentle
peaks – a perfect place to do any of the
countless activities camp offers!

Our boys camp is the longest running camp under
the continual ownership of one family
in the United States. What started as
an education and recreational summer
experience for a few young men has now
become a flourishing co-educational
camp for 300 campers each summer.

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