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Patches, Paddles and Hugs

      No one knows for sure which there were more of:  awards, or hugs! The Camp MacCready 3-weeker banquet was held Wednesday night in Robinson Hall.  Following a toast, and a feast of chicken, Brocoli and seasoned potatoes, and a cheesecake dessert, the remainder of the evening

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Tennis Champion

Congratulations to MacCready camper Kendall for capturing the 2015 Pok-O Open Tennis Championship. Kendall cruised through the field before winning her single-set title match by an 8-1 score. She becomes just the second girl to capture the Pok-O Open title, against a coed field, in the history of

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Greek Games Camper Portraits

Congratulations to Sparta for their convincing victory at the 2015 Greek Games. Prior to Tuesday night’s celebratory Greek Feast for the four city-states, we managed to capture many of the camper-warriors in their formal dinner garb. Our apologies for anyone we missed (some campers chose to attend in

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Rainy Night in Delphi

Silently, the warriors of the four city states – Argos, Athens, Sparta and Troy – marched into Delphi.  They were there to hear a declaration of peace from Zeus, along with results from the 2015 Greek Games.  The mood was that of anticipation, and the torch lit scene

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Post War Celebration

      The 111th Pok-O-MacCready Greek Feast brought a festive end to the hostilities between Argos, Athens, Sparta and Troy that were the 2015 Greek Games. Never mind that everyone showed up in togas (Roman origin, not Greek), and the main dish at the meal was

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The Peloponnesian War

      The final event of Greek Games was the Peloponnesian War, held as always on and around the MacCready field. “This was the most fun game of them all,” said Alejandro, of the Argos city state.  “Just running around and throwing the flour hawks.” Cecilia

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City States 2015

Click on the thumbnail to view full sized team photos:             See team rosters and results HERE

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O Brother Where Art Thou?

“By hook or by crook this peril too shall be something that we remember”  -Homer As was the case with the Coen brothers movie, or Homer’s epic, Pok-O-MacCready’s Odyssey was a long search for a home reunion, with obstacles on land and sea, rough weather, tough challenges

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The Trojan War

      Competition for the 2015 Greek Games championship officially began Monday evening with the Trojan War.  The event is a modified version of camp’s popular Black Line game, which itself is derived from dodgeball.  Here are the reviews from a few participants: “I thought it was

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Big Finish on a Little Mountain

Roughly a century ago, when the first aspiring 46ers were climbing the peaks and determining the highest Adirondack mountains, they somehow settled on Couchsachraga, in the Santanoni range, as one of the 4000-footers. They were wrong.  “Couchy” misses the mark in height by a wide margin— It’s

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Petting the Pig (Video)

During class at the 1812 Homestead, it was literally “touch and go” at first for Annie, as she tried to pet one of the farm pigs. Annie, however, was both patient and persistent; she came up with a new strategy and it paid off.  Melanie adds a

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Trip Across the Lake

It’s the big annual end-of-the-summer reward trip for the Advanced Section and C.I.T.’s:  A daily trip to Burlington.  The 15 & 16-year olds are spending the day shopping, sampling restaurants, and taking in the culture of the largest city in Vermont.  They look like they’re having a

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Ask the Campers (8/10)

What new camp activity do you still want to do in the final week?

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“Showing” Their Stuff at the Big MacCready

With 22 camper riders, some of them competing for the first time ever, the 49th Big MacCready horse show was the culmination of a summer of lessons and events for the Pok-O-MacCready riding program. Held on a beautiful Sunday morning at the camp equestrian complex, the event

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Campers By Day

      They are Pok-O-MacCready’s commuters, attending camp from nine to five.  Then, they return to the comforts of home and family.  Do Day Campers have the best of both worlds or are they short changed? “I like coming to camp,” said 8-year old Rowan, “but

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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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