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Wilderness First Aid to be Taught at Camp

Dear Camp Staff, Alumni and Friends, We’re excited to announce an upcoming program at Pok-O that you might want to take advantage of. Dave Durant, former camper, counselor, outdoor ed director, etc.  will be instructing courses on advanced wilderness first aid.  READ MORE HERE   This is

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“Jake” Eddy, Forever a Pok-O Family Member.

Last week, a long-time member of the Pok-O-MacCready Family passed away.  Condit “Jake” Eddy was in his Chevy Chase,MD home when he died on August 27th.  Here is his Washington Post Obituary.     CONDIT NELSON EDDY, JR.   “Jake” (Age 89)     Of Chevy Chase, MD and

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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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AT LAST!

Mohawk capture Tribal Games, Break 13-year Curse The Mohawk ended the longest drought in the 62-year history of Tribal games, winning the 2017 championship by a scant two point margin over the three-time defending champion Tuscarora.    “It was great how everyone came over to celebrate with

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Legacy: 113 Years… and counting

This photo, taken Thursday morning, consists of the dozens of legacy campers and staff attending camp for 2017’s four-week session.  Among the group are seven 4th-generation campers; one 5th-generation staff members; and a 6th-generation camper– the great, great, great grandson of camp founder C.A. Robinson.  ( few

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Pok-O-Mac Open House April 29

Spring has finally arrived at Pok-O and it is time to start thinking about summer.  And what do we need for summer??? Kids! How do we get em? Open house at Pok-O! (I hope) When: Saturday, April 29th, 1-5PM Where: Pok-O What: Meet and Greet, Tours, Boating

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Camp MacCready to Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

To commemorate the 50th anniversary, Pok-O-MacCready Camps will be offering several special activities in conjunction with its annual Alumni & Family camp, AUGUST 16-20, 2017. CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR SPECIAL EVENT PAGE and: LEARN MUCH MORE… SEE THE CELEBRATION SCHEDULE… AND REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

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Camp Fairs and ‘Summer Camp Socials’ [VIDEO]

Camp Fairs and ‘Summer Camp Socials’ [VIDEO]

                  It was a busy weekend in Westchester and NYC for Pok-O-MacCready Camps.  On Saturday and Sunday, there were two camp fairs, each followed up by one of our new “Get2Kno Pok-O: Summer Camp Socials”. Saturday was laser tag, rock climbing and an open arcade in Ardsley, NY and Sunday

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Summer Camp Blog: “Get2Kno” Pok-O MacCready Camps!

        The previous summer camp blog entry was about setting goals and achieving these goals step-by-step. Pok-O-MacCready Summer Camps always has the goal to GROW our current family and SHARE the greatest summer camp in the universe with more communities. It is simple, more kids means more fun

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Summer Camp Blog: Setting Goals & Moving Forward

Summer Camp Blog: Setting Goals & Moving Forward

  “The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius       The goals we set for ourselves and how we plan to attain them can often feel like trying to move a mountain. Our desires can stand in front of us and seem so close,

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2016 Holiday Moonshiner: News, pictures and Information

The 2016 camp newsletter has been sent out to close to a thousand Pok-O campers, parents, staff, alumni, family and friends. If the publication did not find your home, it may help us to update your contact information and preferences. No need to worry, however, an online

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Important Holiday Message from Camp’s Owner & Directors!

Greetings Alumni and Camp Families, As we get ready for a season of giving thanks, celebrating another turn around the sun, and spending time with our friends and families, I have a request to pass on to you from our owner, Jack Swan. Since 1963, Jack has

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Legacy: Session #2

Seated on the bench, in the middle are Caden, Jessa, Wyatt, Joseph, Jackson W., Jackson K and Eliza, all of whom represent fourth generation Pok-O-MacCready family. Earlier in the session, Tilden – a sixth generation legacy – was in Pioneer section.

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Classic and Contemporary Camp

    The newest building at Pok-O-MacCready has been constructed to show off the oldest part of camp! Located next to the lower (boy’s camp) parking lot, the Art Gallery and Archives Museum opened to the public this past week.  The museum features memorabilia from 112 years of

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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

800.982.3538 (within the U.S.)
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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