05 Oct Fall Foliage at Camp

Ever wonder what Camp looks like during Autumn?  Paul Travis took a walk to a Lake with his trusty camera:

28 Sep 2010 Parents Survey

Please a take moment to complete this survey about the Susquehannock experience.
Thank you very much in advance for your valuable feedback!

20 Sep Kluster Fluster Kaiser Ball Video

Hat tip to John Lloyd for the video!

17 Sep Philadelphia VISIONWALK ’10

An invitation to participate in the Philadelphia VISIONWALK ‘10 from Anne Matchulet, who is Gavin Hatfield’s mother:

Hello Friends in Gavin’s Gang!!
Since the first Philadelphia VISIONWALK was held four years ago, Gavin’s Gang has been out in full force and our little group has raised nearly $30,000 to support the fight against retinal degenerative diseases. The generosity of our friends and family is humbling.  VISIONWALKS are now being held in 50 cities across the country and with this support major strides are being made in the prevention, treatment and cure of these diseases. There is a lot of good news and more hope is on the horizon!

This past year, we attended a conference hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness in Washington, DC and are encouraged about the cutting-edge advances that are being made in treating the various diseases that are robbing millions of their eyesight.  You may have seen recent news coverage about trials held here in Philadelphia where people are getting their sight back as a result of research supported by FFB.  The participants in this study are now about to have the treatment in their second eye because the results have been so dramatic.  For them a cure is at hand!!!

VISIONWALK ’10 is one way that the FFB not only raises money but also awareness of the various forms of retinal problems. This year VISIONWALK PHILADELPHIA ‘10 is Saturday October 9, 2010 with registration at 7:45 am and the walk starting at 8:45 am.  For those of you who have joined us before there is a new spot. (We outgrew the Wissahickon!!!)  This year it is at Memorial Hall– just off Martin Luther King Drive.  Gavin’s Gang will have its traditional tent with breakfast before and after the 3 mile walk—we have been known to be noisy so you won’t miss us.

I am attaching a link to the official VISIONWALK website which will give you a lot more information and photos of last year’s walk.  Just click on this site and hit Gavin’s Gang on the scroll and there you are!

http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR/Events/VisionWalktr?fr_id=3540&pg=entry

We hope to see you on October 9th!
Many many thank yous!!
Anne, Gerry, Marykate and of course Gavin!

We have created a Facebook event for Camp participation in this worthy event.  You can access it HERE.

16 Sep Fall Reunion Details Announced!

For those of you with a Facebook account, here’s the details.  You can also RSVP on this Event page.

For those without, here’s a little something for you:
Date/Time:  October 24, 2010 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location:  The Kent’s home: 216 St. Georges Road Ardmore, PA
The Skinny:  The fifth edition of our annual Camp fall tradition: friends, BBQ and the Eagles! Come out to see your friends from this summer – fans of all teams are welcome (even the Bears). Please send RSVP to josho@susquehannock.com if you plan attend – thanks and we hope to see you there!

13 Aug Camper Photos Wanted

We hope you all had a wonderful time at Susquehannock this summer.  There were a lot of cameras snapping away in the last few weeks and we’d love to see your photos!  Please email any photos or videos that you want to josho@susquehannock.com and we’ll be sure to include them on the Tripp Lake Times, Camp webpage and Yearbooks.  Thanks!

13 Aug Orange and Blue Spirit Week

The Orange and Blue Competition is one of the most vital aspects of camp life and is extremely popular with campers and counselors alike.  S4B instituted a Spirit Week during Second Session, where competitions were not limited to the playing fields and courts.  Teams were encouraged to wear their respective Orange and Blue for the entire day, and special games were held at meals and during Morning Meeting.  The following videos feature three of these games:

Coaches at Morning Meeting:

During Lunch:

And before games:

The culmination of the Orange and Blue competition is Gigantus Ball, which is played on three fields and includes every camper and counselor.

12 Aug Second Session Results and Awards

We wrapped up a truly amazing summer with Award Ceremonies, Orange and Blue Chicken Feeds, a Campfire and Candle Float.

The Blue team defeated Orange 240220 in the S4G Orange and Blue competition.
The Orange team defeated Blue 125115 in the S4B Orange and Blue competition.

Lanelle Rice-Quzack of S4G was the recipient of the Spirit Award and Beth Lewis received the Sportsmanship Award.

In S4B, Craig Williams was presented the Sportsmanship Award for the third consecutive session, with Brandon Shafer and Grant Bianchi receiving Honorable Mentions. Craig, Joe Reitano and Sam “Scooter” Loew received Award Shirts for domination in three or more sports.

Thanks to the Orange and Blue Coaches, Officials and competitors for an outstanding Second Session and summer.

11 Aug Second Session Photo Gallery

A Second Session photo gallery is now available HERE, chronicling recent events at Tripp Lake.  Some photos were included in previous posts, but hey, the world isn’t a perfect place (except Camp, of course!).

09 Aug Olympics at S4G

On Saturday, August 7th, the Girls camp hosted our annual Second Session Olympics.  Co-ed teams are organized into different countries and compete in various activities and relays.