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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

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The start of something great (continued)

Last week, we posted a photo of the foundation of a Pok-O-MacCready Camp building and asked you to guess which one it was.  If you guessed “The Crux”…YOU WERE RIGHT! Work began on The Crux in 2008 and the Grand Opening was held in December of 2009.

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Some big things happened in January of 1998:  Posh Spice & David Beckham became engaged, we lost SNL’s Chris Farley, a major ice storm moved across Canada and the US bringing widespread destruction with it, and this edition of the Pok-O-Press made it into major newsstands all over

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Hike de-prep 2008

We don’t pack up all our campers’ stuff, carry it for them, set up their campsites, or clean up after them when the trip is done….they do it all themselves! Great photo, from 2008 I think!

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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

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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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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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Adirondack Summer Camp: Over a century of tradition!

What comes to mind when you hear the words, “Adirondack Summer Camp?”  Do you think of waking up to the call of the bugle and gathering with your comrades around the cobblestone fireplace of the dining hall before enjoying a hearty breakfast, made with ingredients from the

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Summer Camp Packing List: What to bring (and not bring) with you to summer camp.

Summer Camp Packing List 2014 Dust off those suitcases: your summer camp packing list is here!  You had better start now because summer camp will be here before you know it! We also found some great articles today about what to pack for summer camp (and some

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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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TIME of YOUR LIFE: Jobs at Summer Camp provide life-long lessons!

We came across an article by a University of Edinburgh student who traveled to the United States to work at a summer camp.  She, like thousands of individuals before her, was interested in an overseas experience and ended up coming away from summer camp with a much

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Affordable Summer Camps: Top 10 Ways to Save!

AFFORDABLE SUMMER CAMPS: they DO exist! Did you know Pok-O-MacCready is one of the most affordable summer camps in the Northeastern United States? Our residential summer camp program and day camp program offerings exceed that of other summer camps in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut,

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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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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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…a SITE for sore eyes!

Our website has been long overdue for makeover.  Thanks to the folks at Mannix Marketing, our website has been transformed and we’re looking fresh and new! Stay tuned as we add more content, publish new blog articles, and post new photos!

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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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