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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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To Keep the Trail!

More trail work was done today as the MacCready CIT’s took their rakes and hoes out to the Pok-O-Moonshine trails in order to clean up the water bars.  This is an annual volunteer action taken by  campers and it continues to foster a strong relationship between camp,

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Visiting Day is Saturday!

Greetings from Camp! The sun is shining in the Adirondacks and our campers are busy making friends and having fun. Visiting Day this year will be Saturday, August 5th, starting at 9:00 am and ending at 7:00 pm.  We encourage campers and their families to stay for our annual Pok-O Picnic at 11:30 am.  It will

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Stage Performances

  All of camp gathered Monday evening in Robinson Hall to witness singing, dancing, comedy and other acts, at the first “Moonshiner” skit night of the second session. The event was co-hosted by a police officer and a convict, and included campers from all sections. Among the

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

518.963.7656
[email protected]

ABOUT OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

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.

ABOUT POK-O-MACCREADY CAMPS

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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