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Lots of awards… many hugs…. and some tears

Camp MacCready’s three-week banquet, held Thursday night, featured a delicious meal, followed by awards for all.  In a repeat of the sweep of MacCready “M” by the Young sisters during the four-week banquet, The Crahans all captured the award this time around. Below is a list of

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Big Day For Niall: The Pok-O Boys Banquet

In his ninth, and final year as a camper at Pok-O-Moonshine, Advanced Section member Niall experienced a day to remember Wednesday.  All Niall did was: Finish his Adirondack 46ers (see full camp list HERE) Reach the 400 wilderness trip points plateau Earn the Joe Stern Memorial Spirit Award

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2018 Session #1 Boy’s Top Honors

See a full gallery of the boy’s banquet HERE. SECTION POK-O “P” HONOR CAMPER PIONEER Gabriel Gabriel INTERMEDIATE Rowan Emmett SENIOR Sasha Isaiah ADVANCED SECTION Matteo Alex  

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MacCeady’s Top Honors

SECTION MacCREADY “M” HONOR CAMPER LODGE Addie Kavya INTERMEDIATE Ashima, Jessa, Ronan Melanie SENIOR Sadie, Alexx, Nora Alex HIGHLANDER Tamrin, Phoebe Tamrin C.I.T. Kendall, Ireland Claire The award’s presentation was followed by a the traditional candlelight singing ceremony, filled with some singing, and some sobbing.  See a

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SILENCE a poem by MacCready camper Erika   Of the forest is a scene I beg of and embrace very well, That of the absence, filled with something more, with a story I love to tell.   One how the air softens and the thoughts slow to

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Tribes Elect 2018 Officers

The five teams making up Tribal Games held elections Thursday night to name team Leaders (formerly Chief and Sachem), Assistant Leaders, and Junior Leaders (formerly Medicine Man and Woman).  Of special note were the Cayuga, who elected siblings as both Leaders and Jr. Leaders of the tribe!

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Welcome to my Tribe

Tribal Games formerly kicked off Wednesday night with the opening fire.  The group learned about the history of the Iroquois people and, following a great deal of anticipation, new campers were given their tribal assignments. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2018 TRIBAL GAMES TEAM ROSTERS

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Don’t Miss the Bus!

Members of Pok-O-MacCready staff, led by camp Director Sharp Swan, are headed to the New York Metropolitan area this weekend to meet families, and usher kids back to camp.  Here is the meeting and departure schedule for the camp bus: NEW YORK CITY BUS:  Roosevelt Hotel (Madison

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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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Love for the 1812 Homestead

In September’s issue of “Adirondack Explorer”, Alan Wechsler featured Pok-O-MacCready’s current owner Jack Swan  in a intriguing, page-long piece about the 1812 Homestead and the tragic fire which took the Farmhouse and Barn.

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A Pok-O-MacCready Goodbye (for now) Guide.

  The leaves are turning green to brown and finding their way to the ground. In falls the new season and we must wave good-bye to summer. It turns out, 2017 was one of the best here at the Pok-O-MacCready Summer Camps.  Another, is less than 300

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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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Yachting Excellence

The Jack’s Cup sailing regatta was held Friday morning on Long Pond.  Staged in two heats, the racing began with little to no wind, but picked up as the event moved along.  “The wind was pretty low when we began, but it picked up and took us

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Trophies, Patches, Hugs & Tears

The five young ladies pictured above, were joined by seven other MacCready “M” recipients; top riding honorees Zoe and Sophie P; and with Abbi, who was the most recognized wilderness honoree. Those were the big winners, but every MacCready camper was given a gift for their years

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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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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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