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Registration is open for the 110th Reunion

“If it’s anything like the 105th, it’s gonna be huge,” exclaimed Chris Durlacher, co-chairman of the 110th reunion, scheduled for August 20-24 at Pok-O-MacCready Camps.  Registration is under way, and several dozen people have already signed up.   The 105th, held in 2009, had over 200 attendees

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110th Reunion – August 2014

200 camp family, alumni and friends gathered to play, reminisce, and celebrate 110 years of Pok-O-MacCready   Wednesday, August 20th 1:00 – Registration opens at Jean Mart 1:00 – Open Sports 3:00- Open Boating & Free Swim 5:30 – Welcome Dinner, Robinson Hall 7:00- Evening Activities: Casino Night, Bare Mountain Hike

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Camp Alumna to Run Marathon for Charity

A former Pok-O-MacCready counselor, section head and Outdoor Ed. instructor will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Massachusetts based Operation Airway Fund. Jillian DeBusk says “Last year as I stood along Comm Ave at Mile 18, I felt

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Friends and Family Celebrate Life of Former Camp Cook

300 Mourners were on hand last week in Marshfield, Massachusetts, to pay tribute to Steven James, avid outdoors-man, Adirondack Mountain native, and former Pok-O-MacCready chef. James died in a boating accident, January 6, on Massachusetts’ Westport River. Having grown up in Peru, NY, James began working in

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Holiday Greetings from Pok-O Alumni

December 15, 2013 Dear Pok-O-MacCready Family & Friends, Happy Holidays to everyone! I am so pleased with the result of the 2013 fall “Moonshiner” alumni newsletter! Many thanks to all of you who submitted news and photos, and a special shout out to Erin, Sarah, and the

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The Friends of Pok-O-Moonshine

For over a century, the trail up Pok-O-Moonshine Mountain has been a popular destination to Pok-O’s campers, staff and alumni.  From the Pok-O picnics of the early 20th century, to the Patch Sprint parties of the 21st century, the climb up Pok-O is always challenging, yet rewarding.

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Share News with your Camp Friends!

Dear Camp Family, Alumni and Friends: Back in the days before Email, the Internet, and social networking, campers and counselors used to look forward to the annual “Turkey Moonshiner”, which provided news, updates and information about Pok-O-MacCready, and camp family members. For 2013, we are going retro,

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Men in Trees

Today, we say goodbye to two beautiful oak trees at the lower parking lot at Boys’ Camp. We routinely check the trees on our Camp property to ensure that they’re healthy, strong, and sound…and sadly for these two trees, it’s their time to go. They were here

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Fall Foliage Fun at Pok-O

Pok-O-MacCready Fall Family Gathering:  October 11-14 Autumn in the Adirondacks:  It’s many people’s favorite time of the year.  The weather is cool (but not too cold), the hiking trails are dry, and the views are amazing! Come join camp friends, family and alumni for a weekend gathering

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Another Big Year for Finishes!

During the summer of 2013, nine Pok-O-MacCready campers, staff or alumni completed their quest of finishing the Adirondack 46ers. As of September 1, 361 known camp family members are Forty-Sixers.   CLICK HERE to see a full list of camp 46ers.  

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Pok-O-MacCready Family Camp: August 21-25

Just because the kids are having fun boating, swimming, hiking and riding, doesn’t meet that grown-ups can’t get in on the action too. Pok-O-MacCready’s annual Alumni & Family Camp is scheduled for the week following the campers departure in August.  “It’s a great opportunity to return and

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Patch Sprint Raises Close to $12,000

   The 2013 Patch Sprint, held May 25, was a record setting event, raising nearly 12-thousand dollars for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation— the highest donor total for any single alumni fund raising event.    The race and trek brought in close to 200 participants who braved cold,

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All about Summer Camp in 10 Questions or Less: Our first Pok-O Podcast!

Are you interested to learn more about summer camp at Pok-O-MacCready?  Do you have a friend or family member who is looking for a great summer camp for their kids?  Then listen in on our new podcast! CampNavigator, a leading online summer camp resource, recently interviewed us

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Camp Alumni Shredding the Slopes

   A pair of camp alumni are keeping the adventure spirit alive year round!  Mackenzie (“Macky”) Young, and Nick Edwards, recently captured the female and male divisions respectively, at the Ski the East Freeride Tour stop at Magic Mountain, Vermont.  Both, also ended up in the top

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Cancer Claims Former Camper

Michael Zorawick, age 39, passed away in New York City on March 5. The son of the Rev. Joseph and Lois Zorawick, Mike was a camper at Pok-O-MacCready throughout much of the 1980’s.  He finished his 46ers in 1988, while a member of the Advanced Section.  Attending

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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.)
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