Welcome to our Second Session readers! There was a lot of content posted during First Session including videos, songs and special event recaps and we’re planning to continue that – so please check back often!
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Just like First Session, campers moved into their cabins and immediately took to the fields for games. After visiting Tripp Lake and eating dinner, both Camps gathered on the porch of the Boys’ Lodge for a welcome from Directors Win and Cannie Shafer, the Senior Staff and counseling staff.
The boys played the traditional game of Dodgeball, which is contained in the upcoming slideshow.
We’re very excited for the final three weeks, but they will go very quickly! Check back often for updates from around Tripp Lake!
Intrepid photographer and Delaware River video specialist Paul Moeller made a name for himself on this webpage for his collection of photos and videos collected during various canoe trips (last year’s posts are available here and here).
The summer of 2011 will be no exception, as here is the first installment of Paul’s photos and videos:
The Camps wrapped up a momentous First Session with Award Ceremonies, Orange and Blue Chicken Feeds, a Campfire and Candle Float.
The Blue team defeated Orange 94–69 in the S4B Orange and Blue competition.
The Blue team defeated Orange 20–16 in the S4G Orange and Blue competition.
Andrew Frederick of the Palace was presented with the Sportsmanship Award for First Session, with David Barr (The Annex) and Bryan Shultz (Palace) receiving Honorable Mentions. Jace Cubberley-Thomas (The Annex), Matt Friedman (Lodge) and Fletcher Kirby (Lodge) received Award Shirts for domination in three or more sports.
At S4G, Grace McNeely (Aspir Inn) was presented with the Spirit Award and Elizabeth Stone (Mount Inn) won the Sportsmanship Award.
The Sportsmanship Award is the highest award bestowed at Camp Susquehannock. Congratulations to all our winners!
As part of the S4B Olympic competition, all teams participate in the Jim Steen Memorial Regatta at Tripp Lake. Teams cycle through six stations, ranging from the Canoe Pass Relay to Dive Tennis Ball Catch. Given the amazing weather we’ve enjoyed at Camp this summer, an afternoon at the Lake was a welcome change!
Head of Girls Camp Trish Pearson offers up perspective after the third week at S4G:
It is hard to believe that we have completed the third week for the first session of Camp. As we continued teaching and learning skills this week we were fortunate enough to have a lacrosse expert join us for clinics on Wednesday. Kim Richter, a former lacrosse player for Tufts University and a lacrosse coach in Philadelphia, led special lacrosse skills clinics for all the S4G campers. The campers and counselors enjoyed learning from such an experienced teacher and utilized their new knowledge and skills in the lacrosse game for Orange and Blue in the afternoon. Thanks, Kim, for being a part of S4G’s 25th anniversary!
This action-packed week also included an optional overnight at The Pines campsite. Participation in this overnight was overwhelming and the optional overnight continues to be a highlight for the campers and counselors alike. The girls enjoyed special Optional Overnight Banana Boats after hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. The counselors also made pancakes for breakfast before everyone returned to camp for a morning dip in the lake to clean up.
This week we had our Gold Medal Competitions. The events include the Decathlon, Regatta and Gold Medal Tennis matches. Campers took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in these events. Even in the midst of their competition, however, the girls cheered their friends and competitors in the tradition of Camp Susquehannock. The other big camp competition that took place on Sunday was the Horse Show. Campers from S4G and S4B showed off all the hard work they had done to learn while many other campers came to watch and cheer. We are so happy to have had these opportunities this week to give the campers the chance to learn how to compete with grace and display their sportsmanship in these competitions. The awards ceremony will take place in the final week of First Session and medals, ribbons and awards will be given.
There are so many other things that happened this week, the campers went to a Binghamton Mets baseball game, the S4B and S4G campers joined together in a brand new full camp Orange and Blue game, the older campers went on the Canoe Trip down the Delaware River, and even more! Be sure to check out the photo galleries to see even more of the fun that makes time fly at Camp Susquehannock.