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Fall Race Raises Money for ADK Scholarship

Breaking away from the field in the first half mile, and widening the gap the rest of the way, six-time Patch Sprint champion Jason Fiegl (Reber, NY) continued his mastery of the course by capturing the inaugural BARASU Adventure Race, held October 11, in Willsboro, NY. Cara

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The Passing of Hank Swan

Henry Tilden “Hank” Swan III, 92, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii passed away September 17, 2014. Swan, a retired assistant director of parks and recreation for the city of Phoenix, and a Marine Corps Reserve 2nd lieutenant during World War II, died in the Regency at Hualalai. He was

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Three New Rowboats Presented

                     As is custom during Pok-O-MacCready’s five year reunions, distinguished camp family members were honored in 2014, as part of camp’s 110th reunion ceremonies.  All three honorees – Ken Ryba, Sharp Swan, and Marge Thornton – now have

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Reunion Auction a Huge Success

The Pok-O-MacCready 110th Reunion Auction raised over 10-thousand dollars for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation!  Held in three forms – A live auction; a silent auction; and a “garage sale” – donated items sold for as high as one thousand dollars. Many thanks to auction coordinator Ken Herz,

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110th Reunion Brings In Over 200

Pictured above are most, though not all of the attendees at Pok-O-Maccreadr’s 110th reunion, held August 20-24.  Guests, consisting of alumni, friends, and members of the Robinson-Swan family, came from as far away as Australia. See a full guest list, reunion schedule, and photo gallery at our

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110th Reunion Check-In and Schedule Information

REGISTRATION: A registration kiosk will be set up at JeanMart (outside Robinson Hall). Please check-in upon arrival at camp. Registration hours: Wed. (8/20): 2:00 – 8:00pm Thur. (8/21): 8-10am; 12-2pm; 5-8pm Fri. (8/21): 8-10am; 12-2pm; 5-8pm Sat. (8/23):8-10am; 5-7pm * If you arrive at camp during non-registration

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Singing and Bowling and Raising Money for Scholarships

200 Pok-O-MacCready friends, family, alumni, and Adirondack Scholarship Foundation supporters are expected to attend camp’s 110th reunion, scheduled for August 20-24, 2014. A pair of fund raising events are scheduled for the five day gathering; one of them is an open mic music and bowling get-together, scheduled

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110th Annual Pok-O-Mac Alumni Open

The 110th reunion golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, August 22 at 1:00pm, at the Willsboro Golf Course. The event will be a “Scramble” format with various prizes for winning team(s) and hole contests. The winning team will have their name inscribed on the perpetual reunion golf

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Three Pok-O Alumni Conquer Oregon’s Highpoint!

In perfect weather and terrain conditions and under a full moon, camp alumni Peter Levine (46er #1160), Dan Herbert (#3919W), and Eric Bauer (#3240W) along with climbing partner, Gil Shafir reached the summit of Mount Hood, the highest point in Oregon. The group of four set off

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Celebrating a Century, Plus a Decade

There’s still a bit of time, and a little room in which to sign up for the party of the summer:  Pok-O-MacCready’s 110th reunion, scheduled for August 20-24.  “For those folks who come to our annual family camp,” said camp director Sarah Disney, “the reunion is very

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Remembering Douglas Fischer

“Pok-O provided Douglas with happiness, laughs, love, confidence and the special Pok-O spirit that fills the camp but cannot be adequately explained.  The best way to honor Douglas’s memory is to ensure that another young boy can have this Pok-O experience. A scholarship created in memory of

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Alumni and Friends Gather for Successful Patch Sprint

Following a 2013 Patch Sprint that saw rain, wind, cold temperatures and even some snow, it was back to business as normal for the 2014 event, held Memorial Day weekend. 150 Pok-O-MacCready alumni, staff, and friends gathered– many of them racing or trekking the 12.6-mile, four mountain

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Patch Sprint Deadline Approaching

While all spots for racers and trekkers have been taken*, there are still a dozen or so openings for prospective volunteers and guests for the 2014 Patch Sprint, May 23-25. “Being a volunteer is the sweetest deal,” says event manager Peter Joelson, “because you pay nothing, help

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Remembering Paul DeVries

Former Pok-O-Moonshine camper Paul DeVries passed away earlier this year after a battle with melanoma. DeVries was part of the original Advanced Section, in 1959. Long time camper, counselor and Headmaster Phil Corell remembered DeVries as “a loyal camp family member with whom I shared many experiences

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Florence James: 1920-2014

Plattsburgh, NY, March 22– Florence L. James, 93, died March, 22, 2014, after a long illness, at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh.  She was born in Moriah, N.Y. August 15, 1920 the daughter of Nelson and Florence (Broughton) Sharrow. Florence was a cook and kitchen assistant

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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
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