Archive for the Alumni News Category

Camp Legacy

No less than 60 descendants of past Pok-O-MacCready campers and staff gathered this morning for our annual legacy photo.  If you see, or more to the point, don’t see someone that should be in the picture, that’s likely because they were on a hike. As the impressive

Read more

Great Great Great Grandson

Meet Tilden Reinckens, who came to camp Saturday to play in the Revolutionary War game.  It was just a quick teaser, as he will enroll as a regular camper for the second session. Tilden is the first sixth generation descendant of camp founder Charles Alexander Robinson, who is pictured

Read more

2016 Sprint WOW Work Day – May 29

Many thanks to the 50+ Patch Sprint participants who have signed up to assist Pok-O-MacCready with it’s annual spring WOW work day, Sunday, May 25. The projects, designed to be relaxing and social yet beneficial to camp, will be led by Brian DeGroat, and include: Wood splitting

Read more

Patch Sprint Open for Registration

Pok-O-MacCready’s largest annual reunion event – The Patch Sprint – is scheduled for the weekend of May 27-29, 2016. Registration for the Patch Sprint can be accessed at and for now is open only to Camp Family and other close friends. For the 17th year, the event

Read more

Lost Riding Treasure

Recently discovered at camp:  A full write-up of a 50-mile trail ride through the Adirondacks. Believed to be from 1970, this gem was written (on typewriter!) by staff member Alison Sherred, who would go on to be the director of the riding program from 1971-74. Complete with

Read more

A Walk in the Woods

Congratulations to camp alumnus Eric Reithel, and his wife Laurel Edwards, for successfully completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian trail! Beginning in April, in Georgia, the couple pushed north, detouring only a few times.  Once, for a U2 concert at Madison Square Garden; another for the wedding

Read more

Fall Adventure Race to Benefit Two Causes

Registration is under way for the debut running (and hiking) of the POND SPRINT fund raising race. The race is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at 10:00am. POND SPRINT is derived from the former BARASU race, which was staged in 2014.  Two major changes are in place for 2015: -A

Read more

80, and Still Dedicated to Camp and the ADK’s!

Bob Andrews, former Pok-O camper, counselor, and headmaster, who last May become the first 80-year old to complete the Patch Sprint course, was recently cited in a newspaper story in his North Carolina hometown. In the article, Bob talks about his dedication towards training for the event as

Read more

Two Staff 46ers

Congratulations to staff members Geoff Livsey and Cole Starkey for completing their Adirondack 46ers earlier today on separate mountains. Geoff, the current assistant Headmaster of the boys camp, finished this morning on Tabletop. Along with his parents and sisters, he is in a rare camp group of

Read more

111 Years… and counting

Posing together on the junior ball field Monday were over 60 staff and campers* who are all continuing a family tradition dating back over a century. One staff member can trace her Pok-O roots back to 1912, when her great-grandfather first came to camp; Eliza, Jackson, Benjamin

Read more

Buy a Board: Help the Camp Family

Are you a part of, or have a favorite business, organization or charity? Here’s your opportunity to showcase it, while giving it a presence at Pok-O-MacCready. Brand new boards at camp’s hockey rink have been constructed and painted, and are now awaiting some artwork. As you can

Read more

Family Camp: Reviving the classic summer vacation

Put your hand up if you remember playing with an Etch-a-sketch in the back seat of the family station wagon on a long road trip. The sweet simplicity of family time on those long trips talking, singing, telling jokes…it seems to be somewhat lost in this age

Read more

Gittler Notches Winter 46ers

Pok-O-MacCready Alumnus Jacob Gittler, a long-time camper, counselor and section head, completed his winter Adirondack Forty-Sixers Saturday, March 21, on the summit of Big Slide. Gittler’s finishing day, on the last qualifying day of the season, was a mad dash that included an early morning ascent of

Read more

22 Scholarships Awarded for 2015 Summer

Off the heels of the most successful year of fund raising ever, the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that 22 children have been awarded financial aid for the 2015 camp season. The foundation’s board award sub-committee made the selections in late February, following a lengthy

Read more

Throwback Thursday: The Origin of the Flourhawk

They say “necessity is the mother of invention”. The late 1950’s saw another classic example of Pok-O-MacCready ingenuity.  At that time, campers used bean bag-style “ammunition” for summer camp games such as “Capture the Chief’s Bonnet”.  However, the process for making the bags was too time-intensive.  “The campers and

Read more


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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

800.982.3538 (within the U.S.)
[email protected]

Translate »