14 Dec We Need Your Help This Off-Season

Happy holidays! We sincerely hope that your holiday season is peaceful and enjoyable in every way.

In recent years foot traffic at camp fairs has steadily declined, since families prefer to do their summer camp research online. Therefore we have decided to reduce our camp fair appearances in favor of planning more intimate events for interested families.

We are asking for your help in setting up these Camp Open House gatherings. We have found that attendance is directly related to family-to-family invitations, as opposed to invitations sent by a Camp representative. It also may be helpful to plan an event with a group of other Camp families that live near you and pool resources.

No matter where your home is located, we will make sure that staff and materials are available at any such event, coast-to-coast. I personally am willing to travel anywhere if it’s a good chance to spread the word about Susquehannock.

We’ve already had one Open House thus far this off-season and this was a rousing success. The best part is that the host family wasn’t even a current Susquehannock family. They had made the decision to send their children in 2011 and invited a dozen or so of their friends with children over to their home. We played the award-winning Camp video, did a short Q&A session, handed out brochures and that concluded the event. All in all, we gained four new campers from this hour-long gathering. We know you already love Susquehannock, so imagine how successful an Open House Event could be at your home.

These Open House events are crucial in helping Susquehannock to successfully market itself in the off-season. I am available to discuss and help out in any way that I can, so please feel free to contact me via email (josho@susquehannock.com) or phone (518) 424-5701.

Our Susquehannock families are the best advocates that we have, let’s really increase our efforts to spread the word this off-season!

05 Dec New Camp Webpage Launched!

Thanks to the continued hard work of Rob Kent, Ames Parsons, Tarryn Rozen, Cannie Shafer and Paul Travis: the newly redesigned Susquehannock webpage is now available.
Check it out!

10 Nov Local Boy Scout Troop Spends Time at Camp

Representatives from Boy Scout Troop 50 enjoyed a rare off-season Overnight at the Ant Hill campsite over the weekend of September 10-12, 2010.  The boys reported back that they had a blast!

Over the weekend they were able to rebuild two fire pits and clean up the Ant Hill and then did the same over at the Quarry campsite.

Thanks so much to these Boy Scouts for their help this off-season!

26 Oct Early Bird PLUS Deadline

Don’t miss out on the valuable savings from enrolling early – Early Bird PLUS applicants save an average of $500. off of regular tuition.  All you need to do is submit a deposit for $1,000 per camper to lock in the Early Bird PLUS rates.  Send in an application or pay via credit card over the phone: (866) 482-2977 (toll-free).

Please contact Josh with any questions: josho@susquehannock.com or (518) 424-5701.

25 Oct 5th Annual Fall Reunion and Eagles BBQ

Almost 50 people gathered at TK and Maude Kent’s home for an afternoon of revisiting with Camp friends, BBQing and football game viewing (or playing!).  Unfortunately the Eagles ended up losing their game against the Tennessee Titans, but we all still had a great time and can’t wait for the winter reunion in a few months!

Thanks again to TK and Maude for generously hosting this amazing event!

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!


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!