09 Jul Hayride to Salt Springs State Park!

With many of the older campers from S4B and S4G out of Camp on the Canoe Trip, the youngest cabins from both Camps took a hayride to nearby Salt Springs State Park for an afternoon of hiking, swimming and a cook-out!

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08 Jul 2012 First Session Siblings

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07 Jul Full Gallery from Fourth of July Field Days

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03 Jul World Games Team Cheers

As the staff is creating the Orange and Blue teams for the Session, campers are placed on World Games teams as evaluations take place. In addition to playing games on the fields and courts, teams are challenged to come up with a cheer that is presented in front of the entire Boys or Girls camp.

S4B:

S4G:

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29 Jun First Week Highlights

The first week of First Session has featured Team Cheers competition, World Games, the beginning of Orange and Blue games and most of all: lots and lots of fun in both Camps!

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26 Jun Stay Connected This Summer

Now that Camp has started we want to keep you informed about all the fun that your child is having here at Camp! We hope that you do so by using our various online outlets to keep up to date with your child’s experience. We would like to take a moment to highlight all the these tools so you are consistently aware of what is happening this summer:

Website: provides access to slide shows from the summer and Staff profiles

Tripp Lake Times: provides frequent posts featuring photos and video during the summer

Susquehannock on Facebook: provides links to content online, news updates

Susquehannock on Twitter: provides links to content online, news updates

RSS Feeds: This is our newest feature and it allows you to receive e-mail updates when certain information is posted. Right now our Tripp Lake Times page and our Photo Gallery are the two areas that have RSS feeds. In order to receive these updates you have to subscribe to the RSS Feed. To do that, follow these instructions:

Mac Users using Mail
Photo Gallery:
1. Go to http://susquehannock.com/gallery.php
2. Click on “Subscribe to Updates” in upper right corner of black area
3. Copy the URL
4. Go to Mail
5. Click on File, then click on “Add RSS Feeds”
6. Follow directions

Tripp Lake Times:
1. Go to http://tripplaketimes.com
2. Scroll down right column to RSS Feeds (underneath the Twitter box), click on the orange icon
3. A new page pops up, go to the right side where is says Actions and click on Subscribe in Mail

Using other RSS Readers (ie. Google Reader)
Photo Gallery:
1. Go to http://susquehannock.com/gallery.php
2. Click on “Subscribe to Updates” in upper right corner of black area
3. Copy the URL
4. Go to RSS Reader
5. Click on “Add a subscription” then paste the URL

Tripp Lake Times:
1. Go to http://tripplaketimes.com
2. Scroll down right column to RSS Feeds (underneath the Twitter box), click on the orange icon
3. Copy the URL
4. Go to RSS Reader
5. Click on “Add a subscription” then paste the URL

And please be aware that you can send your child unlimited emails that will be printed and placed in their mail box each morning via Bunk Notes. For our new users, the pre-approval code is SUS2012.

25 Jun First Session Opening Day!

If the first day of our First Session is any indication, 2012 will be one of the best years we’ve ever had! We were fortunate to have incredible weather that provided a fitting backdrop as our staff welcomed your child to Camp. Here’s a sampling Opening Day’s events, including cabin preparation, enthusiastic reunions, pick-up games, an evening meeting with the entire Camp and S4B Dodgeball. Check back as we will add more photos to this Opening Day slideshow!

 

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21 Jun Pre-Camp Reflections

Written by Head of S4B Andrew Hano

I do not have to look at a calendar to know we are in the final days until we leave for Camp. No, there are other indications about what time of year it is. Looking in all the desk drawers for black laundry marking pens; the hundreds of iron-on “Hano” labels lying around; packs of new socks and underwear, boxes of new shoes; and piles of clothes and sports equipment signal the approach of camp like the turning of leaves in October brings the fall season.

As we prepare to leave for camp and I contemplate renting a Uhaul to transport all this stuff there, my wife and I ask the question, “What do we really need to bring?” I began to think about some of the best and worst things I brought to camp in the past. There must be some item that bore the four letters of my last name that inspired envy among the other campers. Of course, there had to be something so useless I could not believe my stupidity for using valuable space bringing it with me.

Topping the “Best of” list has to be a lamp. I remember it vividly: a black toy train with an arm that unfolded upwards holding the lightbulb. I brought it for the first time as a CIT in the Lodge. That lamp transformed reading at night after the cabin lights went out. No longer was it necessary to clamp my flashlight between shoulder and head at the perfect angle to see the pages of my book, only to readjust every time I turned a page. I would compare it to talking hands free on a cell phone! The train lamp found its way to camp (and later college) for the next eight summers.

The “Useless” list is a little more difficult. For example, the weather for a summer can render something completely unusable, like a fleece last summer when the temperatures never seemed to drop below 85. But I do remember the rubber rainboots that made their way with me my first summer. I did use them…on a hiking trip through a gorge. As if slipping across wet rocks all day was not enough, I reduced the raging stream to a trickle carting most of the stream water back to camp inside those impermeable rubber rainboots. Ever since, an old pair of sneakers have proved far more practicable than those rubber rain boots.

As the piles begin to grow, and you have to sit on the trunk lid to get it to close, survey what you have chosen. Now, tell yourself, “Keep the reading lamp, and leave the rubber rain boots at home!”

See you all soon!

 

04 Apr Springtime at Camp

These photos were taken during recent tours of Camp. View these photos on an iPad or mobile device HERE