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The Wild Wild West, Guiness World Records Day, & So Much More!

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We don’t count the days we make the days count over here at boys camp! It was another beautiful week of sunshine during the day and perfect fresh air nights. We had a very busy week of fun special events and of course the classics.

Sunday night’s campfire focused on Courage and Loyalty. Our Aides spoke beautifully about their camp experiences relating to these virtues. At the end the boys enjoyed their S’mores.

Bunk of the week…bunk of the week! We are so proud of T8 & F3 for being super clean!

Monday trip day was so much fun…

The Frosh had intercollegiates with competitions all around camp and beach day. Eddie took them on a very special boat tour of Raquette Lake and to the general store for delicious ice cream!

Lower Sophs explored on a Raquette Canoe Adventure all around the lake. They had a beach picnic, canoed to the general store for ice cream, and then back to the pioneering site for a steak and chicken kebab dinner, games, campfires, and of course s’mores!

Upper Sophs had a day with nature on the Goodnow Mountain hike. Goodnow Mountain is a 2,664-foot-tall peak in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. It is the location of the Goodnow Mountain Fire Observation Station. In 1922, the Civilian Conservation Corps built a 60-foot-tall fire tower on the mountain. After all of their hard work they enjoyed delicious ice cream!

Juniors loved Mini Golf & The Minions Movie in Old Forge!

Seniors - Prospect Mountain hike and shopping in Lake George. Prospect Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Lake George Region at roughly three miles round trip. The trailhead is conveniently located in Lake George Village, and the summit features outstanding views of the lake and surrounding area. They ended the day with shopping and seeing the movie Thor.

Yee-haw!!!!! Wednesday night boys camp turned into the wild wild west. The campers dressed up in their best western attire. Cowboy hats, bandanas, sheriff badges, and mustaches, the boys did not miss a detail. They enjoyed a western style dinner with slow cooked brisket, bbq chicken, potato skins, corn, and much much more! After dinner they enjoyed western style games like Annie’s Lost Egg Hunt, Rosie’s Pig Pop, Tin Can Toss, Pete’s Horse Lasso, Feed the Pig bean bag toss, Tractor Pull, and Potato Sack Races. They earned Raquette bucks and had a blast!

Calling all superstars! Thursday was Guiness records day Campers had a chance to try their hand at various skills and feats around camp, in an effort to break the records for their respective age group. We had a camper who did 1505 sit ups without a rest, and another balance on one foot for an hour and 37 minutes.

At Canoe, the Juniors were learning how to portage canoes to prepare for their overnight canoe trip. Matt, the head of canoe, has arranged a series of skills-based instructional periods to ensure that campers can properly carry canoes, and properly stern (steer) a canoe through a course. The boys have risen to the challenge!

In our Shop (A&C), campers used various tools to create some robots with screws, nuts, and wood blocks. They had a blast putting them together and wanted to make more of them.

During some meals, we play music in the dining hall, and the campers & staff sing together while cleaning up their tables. A group of counselors performed a rendition of Adele’s, “Someone Like You,” at the talent show, and it has become a summer 2022 ballad. On Thursday night, while playing the song in the dining hall, the entirety of Boys Camp was arm in arm, standing on chairs, singing Adele at the top of their lungs. We love boys camp!

Have a great week!

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