17 Jul First Session Recap

A treasure trove of highlights from First Session including: Clinics, a trip to a Binghamton Mets baseball game, S4G Cabin Skit Night, the Organic Garden, S4B Regatta, S4G Twin Day and S4B Gigantusball. Check back as this Set will updated frequently with more photos as they become available.

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15 Jul 2013 First Session Awards

Susquehannock for Girls

Blue defeats Orange 22-15

Sportsmanship Award: Jenna Weyant*

Spirit Award: Jenna Weyant*

*only second girl ever to sweep both awards

Golden Broom: Peek Inn

Susquehannock for Boys

Blue defeats Orange 325-245

Sportsmanship Award: David Barr

Offensive Player: Spencer DeRoos

Defensive Player: Spencer DeRoos

Cabin Inspection: The Annex

15 Jul First Session Horse Show

The riders from both Camps participated in the First Session Horse Show on Sunday, July 14th. Guided by the expert instruction of program director Carroll Bedford and the Riding staff, these campers demonstrated their remarkable abilities!

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11 Jul Trips, Trips, Trips

Campers of various age levels visited Chocolates by Leopold in Montrose, PA, Salt Springs State Park AND took a Canoe Trip down the Delaware River.

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Our intrepid videographer Paul Moeller chronicled a portion of the Canoe Trip:


02 Jul Super Mongo Goofy Relays

On Saturday, June 29th members of S4B and S4G  gathered for the first all-Camp activity of the summer: the Super Mongo Goofy Relays. The event coordinators created teams by age and cabin assignment that visited different stations of team-building challenges around the Boys Camp. Events included Table Setting, Frisbee Relay, Scooter Obstacle Course and many others. The Super Mongo Goofy Relay results counted towards each Camp’s respective Orange and Blue Competition, which made the Relays even more exciting!

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01 Jul Sunday Morning Chapel Service

It is a tradition to gather as one Camp on a Sunday each Session for a joint Chapel Service. Co-Site Director Cannie Shafer welcomed campers, staff and visitors to Cubberely Grove named for a long-time Camp Doctor. Dr. Cubberley was also a devoted nature enthusiast who relished living in a cottage on the banks of Tripp Lake. As a fitting memorial to his many years of service, the Cubberley and Susqueuannock families created Cubberley Grove at the Waterfront.

While gathered in this tranquil setting, Cannie used a pepple, rock and a boulder to highlight the difference in perspective of challenges we face every day. She encouraged all to take a moment to consider the relative size of every issue in our lives. If the problem is the size of a pebble, perhaps it would be best to set it aside. When encountering rocks or boulders, it is best to devote more effort and concentration to address the problem.

In closing, Cannie read an excerpt of a famous poem perfectly suited for this reflection:

“Please grant me the serenity and the patience to accept the things I can not change, the courage and the perseverance to change the things I can – and the wisdom to know and understand the difference.”

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27 Jun Highlights from the First Week

The First Week of First Session maintained the amazing momentum set during Opening Day. Children in both Camps were placed onto preliminary teams that played scrimmages, known as World Games, that served as an evaluation process to pick fair and balanced Orange and Blue teams. Competitive Orange and Blue teams at every level is integral to the Susquehannock experience, as we strive to foster a setting where every camper feels comfortable contributing to the team, regardless of their own skill level.

It is not uncommon for trades to be made by the coaching staff during the World Games, as we see the campers participate in the full scope of activities offered at Susquehannock. The campers are hardly aware that the evaluations are even taking place – they’re too busy having the time of their lives while playing with old and new friends!

As we continue to get to know one another and build our community, both Camps hold team cheer competitions emphasizing that sportsmanship and spirit are our guiding principles, above all else. These competitions often get silly, as seen in the above photos.

The staff members at both Camps are very pleased with the results of the World Games and are looking forward to a special Orange and Blue competition during First Session. Check back soon for more photos!

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