03 Aug Don’t Stop Believin’

The Susquehannock Acapella group performs Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  Arrangement by Sky Jarrett and video by John Lloyd.

03 Aug Welcome Back, Jamie Zimron!

We are extremely fortunate to welcome back Jamie Zimron to Susquehannock.  Jamie is an accomplished LPGA pro, Fifth Degree Black Belt in Aikido, sports psychologist and noted peace activist.  She utilized her diverse talents by offering Golf, Power Yoga and Aikido clinics to both Camps.

02 Aug Second Session First Week Highlights

Contained in the slideshow: Opening Day, pick-up games, first night meeting, Counselor Skits and Dodgeball, World Games, Team Cheer Competition, the beginning of clinics and Orange and Blue competition, Climbing Tower, a trip to Creek Bend for miniature golf, cabin skits and a Disney-themed co-ed activity.

31 Jul Kluster Fluster Kaiser Ball Official Rules

Kluster Fluster Kaiser Ball
(a Garner Kaiser/John Lloyd Creation)

Official Rules

-4 Soccer balls: Soccer rules apply, 1 point each, scored in Soccer net
-2 “Playground” balls:  Ultimate Frisbee rules apply, 5 points each, scored by striking Goalie
-2 Gator Skin balls:  Soccer rules apply, 2 points each, scored in Soccer net
-1 Football:  Angleball rules apply, 3 or 6 points each, scored on Angleball cone or in Soccer net
-1 Tennis ball:  Soccer rules apply, 10 points each, scored in Soccer net

-2 Goalies per net, no Junior campers or counselors, 1 girl and 1 boy
-No one is allowed in the crease other than Goalies
-Goalies may not stand directly in front of Angleball cone
-After goal is scored, the defense takes control of the ball

The Field:

31 Jul The “Club” – A Very Green Option

Camp Susquehannock is proud to use “flushless” toilets in both Boys and Girls Camps.  As environmental awareness continues to grow, we researched the benefits of flushless versus standard toilets.

Club Water Saving Facts

-The average amount of water used in one flush is 3.5 gallons, which includes drinking water.

-If we all were to use the Club and “Ticket Offices” (urinals) four times a day for the 70 days of Camp we would use 156,800 gallons of water.
-Ten gallons of water are needed to clean a Porto-potty and 20 gallons of sanitizing liquid added to the tank. They are also filled after every 100 uses. We have six units at Camp for the 160 people living here;
if we used just them at an average of four uses per person every day they would get 640 uses a day: we would have to change them all at least once daily.  Changing the units daily for the seventy days of the summer it would require 12,600 gallons of water.
-The Club is entirely flushless and the Ticket Offices are rarely flushed. Despite the usage, it requires about 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of water to pump out the Clubs each year.
-The camp recycles “gray water” (waste water from the showers) taken from a holding tank below the Girls’ shower room to empty the Clubs, not drinking water.
Conclusion: Camp’s facilities save anywhere from 10,000 to 155,000 gallons of water a summer!
Thanks to Blake Shafer and Mima Wellington for these useful facts!

27 Jul 2010 First Session Recap

Here’s a massive slideshow chronicling the better half of the last week of our First Session.  Highlights include:  a visit to Chocolates by Leopold, the creation of Birdhouses, Orange and Blue Awards and Banquets, the opening of the Art Gallery, the Horse Show, a trip to a Binghamton Mets baseball game, Regattas and Skit Night.

27 Jul New Canoe Trip Video

The long-lost third video from the 2010 First Session Canoe Trip trilogy is now available here in the original post.

This thrilling video chronicles Ben and Paul paddling through the raging rapids of Mongaup on the Delaware River.