14 Jun Work Week – Day 1 Recap

Next Stop: "King's Court"

Next Stop: “King’s Court”

As a public service, Tony “The Man With No Eyes” Meyers is providing a daily recap of the on-going preparation of the Camp facilities during Work Week. 

Friday was the first day of Work Week and we were greeted with a heavy dose of Susquehannock Dew. It is great to see all the alumni volunteers (Chris Wierzbowski, Allie Handman, Kendyl Paolini Mark Moeller, Patrick Valentine and more arriving) take time off from their jobs in order to help out at Camp. Work Week is a great chance for the intermingling of new staff members with the Loyal Guard as the team for the summer forms.

While dodging the drops, the Dining Hall and several staff cottages were cleaned from top to bottom. On the agenda for today: we will begin removing hay from the clay Tennis courts, raking leaves, putting brush into piles, weed-eating and so much more.

I think I hear First Bell for breakfast – until tomorrow!

02 Dec January 12, 2014 – Winter Reunion (SE PA)

2014 Winter Reunion

Kick off the new year with your Camp friends at the Winter Reunion! The afternoon of fun begins at 1:00 pm at Minella’s Diner (320 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087-3992) where we will meet for a (not so) Spontaneous Susquehannock Lunch and then we’ll continue down the road to Devon Lanes (300 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA 19333) for bowling at 3:00 pm.

Though billed as a “reunion,” this is also a wonderful opportunity for new families to meet current campers and our Staff while hearing first hand how Summer Lasts A Lifetime! Feel free to invite any interested families you have – we will have our information packet available to take home.

Please RSVP by emailing josho@susquehannock.com if you’re planning to attend lunch, bowling or both!

 

18 Sep October 27, 2013: Autumn Reunion

After a number of years hosted by the Kents in Ardmore, the Autumn Reunion was moved to the beautiful grounds Springside Chestnut Hill Academyin Philadelphia.


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We will be announcing details regarding our Winter Reunions in Philly, New York City and metro DC very soon!

28 Aug Organic Garden Time Lapse

We photographed the Organic Garden at the same time of day during the entire summer.

19 Aug 2013 Counselor Skit Night

One of the biggest highlights of the summer is Counselor Skit Night during Second Session. Over the last few years, the staff has augmented the traditional live action skits with pre-recorded videos that highlight life at Camp on an entirely different level.

Live Action Skits

I. S4Improv

II. Real Men of Genius

III. Epic Rap Battles of Susquehannock

Click the links to watch the videos on our YouTube Page

I. S4G Opening Credits

II. Things Nobody Says at Camp: The Movie

III. This summer we were joined live via Skype by Erik Harvey, a former S4B staff member who is known far and wide for his patented knee-slappers. Video HERE

IV. Camp Susquehannock Parkour Academy

V. Grapes

VI. Camp Cops

10 Aug MC Fireball and Gigantusball at S4B

The Orange and Blue at S4B culminates with two large scale games on consecutive days: MC Fireball and Gigantusball.

Gigantusball is a variation of the popular Angleball game played at both S4B and S4G. Campers and coaches exchange pre-game handshakes and expressions of good sportsmanship before taking the field.

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09 Aug 2013 Second Session Awards

Susquehannock for Girls

ORANGE defeats BLUE

Sportsmanship Award: Emily Shafer

Spirit Award: Hannah Ingalls

Counselor Award: Grace McNeely

Golden Broom: Mount Inn

Susquehannock for Boys

ORANGE defeats BLUE

Sportsmanship Award: Brandon Shafer

Offensive Player: Clint Harrington

Defensive Player: Spencer DeRoos

Cabin Inspection: The Ship (Junior), Bunk Bunny (Senior)

06 Aug Second Session Continues

As we approach the final few days of our Second Session, more and more special events appear on the calendar. The girls of S4G paired off and dressed up on Twin Day, both Camps were represented during the Horse Show, the youngest cabins visited Chocolates By Leopold in nearby Montrose, PA, and the Boys held the Gold Medal Decathlon.

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01 Aug Serengeti Plains

As the soothing sounds of Toto’s “Africa” emanated, campers from S4B and S4G gathered for a special activity called Serengeti Plains on Wednesday, July 31st.

Teams called herds named after various species indigenous to Africa complete various Challenge Course-style stations around the entire campus. Herds get points for successfully completing each activity. The herds may complete a station two times, but not consecutively and with a modification to make the second attempt more difficult.

Every member of each herd is responsible for guarding a “tail” that is tucked into the back of their shorts. Predators roam the plain and will engage herds as they travel from station to station. Team members can still participate in the events after losing their tail, but if the entire herd loses all the tails it becomes extinct.

To combat this, herds can win tails back by locating the Wise Sage and correctly answering Camp trivia questions. Teams may also win back tails by catching the Poacher who is also roaming the Plains.

The Stations:
Es-Cape of Good Rope
Tripoli Mile Island
Crossing the Sahara-aaaaaaaaaaah
Molten Snows of Kilimanjaro
Ghana Score a Sene-g(o)al
Wavin’ Flag
Break the Safe-ari
Eggs Togo
Madagas-cars
De-Nile a Crocodile
Congo Power Line

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31 Jul New Game Alert: American Gladiator

The members of S4B cabins Tumble Inn, Palais Royale and Pepper Box made history on Monday, July 29 by participating in a new game based on the “American Gladiators” television game show. Campers negotiated an obstacle course while dodging balls thrown by the opponent. If hit by a ball, campers started over at the beginning of the course during a three minute period.

This game was a magnificent success as you can plainly see from the smiles of all participants!

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