22 Jul 2014 First Session Awards

Susquehannock for Boys
Sportsmanship Award: David Barr (two-time winner)
Offensive Player: Carter Crutchfield
Defensive Player: Alex Hazel
Cabin Inspection: The Annex

Susquehannock for Girls
Sportsmanship Award: Katie Mularkey
Spirit Award: Sarah Shafer
Golden Broom: Cab Inn

21 Jul First Session Horse Show

The riders from both Camps participated in the First Session Horse Show on Sunday, July 20th. Guided by the expert instruction of program director Carroll Bedford and the entire Riding staff, these campers demonstrated the abilities honed in this session’s clinics. 

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21 Jul Capture That Flag!

With mere games remaining in the on-going Orange and Blue competition, both Camps gathered at S4G for a special afternoon of Capture the Flag! Entering the fourth and final quarter, the Blue team managed a massive comeback to narrowly escape with the win.

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15 Jul Down the Stretch of First Session

It’s hard to fathom that the conclusion of First Session is only a few days away!

The boys took a break from their Orange and Blue competition, pausing for three days of Olympic games. Counselors select teams consisting of all ages and play alongside campers during this exciting sprint of multiple games per day.

Photos are included from the S4B Olympic Opening Ceremonies Relays and Jim Steen Memorial Regatta at the Waterfront. Every cabin has an opportunity to climb the Tower and attempt a zipline ride, if they so choose. The girls are pictured enjoying their time on the Tower!

And finally, with the Seniors slated to take a Canoe Trip on Wednesday, the Junior cabins were treated a special trip to Salt Springs State Park via hayride on Monday, July 14th!

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09 Jul More from First Session

The Orange and Blue competition in each Camp has really heated up during the first 10 days of First Session! This slideshow contains images from time well-spent at the Waterfront, World Games, Team Cheer Competition, Dodgeball, Team Clinics and Orange and Blue games in both S4G and S4B.

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07 Jul Memorial Service for Mr. Ed

On a beautiful summer day on Tripp Lake, current campers, staff members and many visiting Grizzled Veterans gathered to celebrate the life of Mr. Ed Shafer, long-time Camp Director and son of founder “King” Shafer.

Different generations of the Shafer family offered heartfelt remarks to memorialize this great man who is personally responsible for the continued excellence of Camp Susquehannock.

Read more about the life of Mr. Ed and his enduring legacy on our website.

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05 Jul Red, White, ORANGE and BLUE

In celebration of American Independence Day, both Camps gathered at S4B for a special day full of action and fun. Our Co-Directors Win and Cannie Shafer offered greetings and remarks on the lasting importance of the Fourth of July and drew attention to the memory of Mr. Ed Shafer, our beloved Director of blessed memory, who passed away earlier this year. On behalf of the entire Shafer family, Win and Cannie unveiled a newly-designed King’s Monument that now features a plaque in honor of Mr. Ed.

In addition to the campers and staff of each Camp, many alumni and friends of Susquehannock were present for the Fourth of July festivities in preparation for a special Memorial Service for Mr. Ed on Sunday, July 6th.

At the conclusion of the opening ceremonies, teams were announced and the traditional Field Days begun. The teams had been renamed in preparation for the day, using American ideals like “Equality,” “Democracy,” and “Pursuit of Happiness.” The Mixed age teams competed in a variety of games, including a Team Cheer, Tug of War, Water Balloon Toss and Sack Race.

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02 Jul Fun During Week 1

The good weather and great times continued as each Camp started their respective programs after Opening Day. Ice-breaking activities and World Games dominated much of the first few days of the session and the USA World Cup match on Tuesday offered a nice break from the action.

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30 Jun First Session Opening Day

For the 109th time in history, campers from around the world traveled to the lands surrounding Tripp Lake in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. After a long off-season and many weeks of on-site preparation, the Opening Day of 2014 finally arrive! Staff members welcomed both Grizzled and new campers to the Susquehannock Camps. The anticipation for the next three weeks was only eclipsed by wonderful weather that made the facilities look even more incredible.

After many joyous reunions and first encounters, both Camps offered pick-up activities for those campers who had prepared their beds for the Session. After a delicious dinner, Co-Site Directors Win and Cannie Shafer officially kicked off the summer by greeting all during a meeting on the grass outside the Main Lodge in the Boys Camp. The S4B and S4G staff members then introduced themselves and explained details about the singular Susquehannock experience. The respective Camps separated for their own individual opening day festivities and the fun continued!

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