06 Jul 2009 – Issue I
First Half Ends With a Flurry of Activity
The last week of Camp is always full of culminating experiences such as The Loyal Guard Chicken Feed and Camper Skit Night as well as the Camp Open Doubles coed Tennis Tournament, the Gold Medal Tennis Tournaments, Swimming Regattas and Decathlon.
Then there are special events in each camp like S4G’s Villa Hunt and S4B’s Gigantusball. The last days are important as we finish the Orange and Blue competitions and enjoy the Chicken Feeds, award the Golden Broom for cabin inspections and have wrap up with our special Team Spirit Camp Fire (S4B) and Candle Float (S4G).
The first half campers are sadly packing to go home – they are going to be “camp sick” and the full season campers all packed up to go on a midseason trip overnight to Camelbeach near Tobyhanna State Park!
Stay tuned – and say hello to the second half campers and more good times at Tripp Lake!
S4B Orange and Blue Final Standings:
S4G Orange and Blue Final Standings:
Special Events in the Riding Program Punctuate a Busy Week Three
Week Three began and ended with two great events for our riders. On July 5th and 6th we were pleased to welcome Becky Backer for special clinics. Mrs. Backer’s credentials include: earned riding certification (AI) in Ireland through the British Horse Society, trained, three students to the North American Championships in Eventing, and is currently a partner in Brentwood Stables in Angelica, NY. She also was our Riding Program Director Heather Pufky’s professor in college.
S4G and S4B separately traveled to nearby Salt Springs State Park for a Sunday evening cookout. Campers had an opportunity to hike trails and enjoy the falls.
Our First Half canoe trips on the Delaware River also went out this week. Each half campers and staff spend a day on the river, paddling close to 17 miles! The second trip on Wednesday was greeted with perfect weather and even an appearance by two giant Bald Eagles.
There was also plenty of action on the fields and courts. In addition to a full schedule of clinics, including the martial art Aikido, both camps held their Regattas, Decathalons and first-ever Triathlon.
Week Three ended with two huge events: the Camp-wide Orange and Blue Capture the Flag game and a co-ed “Club Susquehannock” co-ed activity.
Camp Susquehannock opens for 103rd summer!
The first half at Camp Susquehannock began with our typical crisp morning that gave way to sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.
We’ve established this space to serve as a running chronicle of the summer, highlighting the great games, amazing achievements and everything that makes a summer at Susquehannock so special. Think of it as a newspaper where the top story is always your child.
We pick up the story at the point where your child – now camper – began their adventure at Susquehannock. Opening day allows campers time to get moved into their cabins, learn their way around the campus and the lake and meet all kinds of new friends, playing pick up games and participating in activities.
After a great opening dinner with everyone assigned to their dining hall tables, there is a “welcome to camp” meeting led by the respective Site Directors in their separate camp Lodges. Life at camp is explained by the Senior and Cabin Counselor staff and everyone is introduced. The girl campers are treated to their traditional opening night counselor skits, while the boy campers are treated to a camp-wide team-style Dodgeball game led by their counselors.
After those activities, each cabin has their opening night meeting with their counselors. Be sure to check back during the upcoming weeks to read all about your camper’s fun activities and experience