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Week 4 Cabin Blogs!

by Chris

Sunday, July 20th 2014 at 8:08am

Deer
It was such a great week in Deer Cabin!!! We’re so sad to see First Session come to an end, but we’re so happy to celebrate the girls’ accomplishments! Mikayla got a dog tag for her wonderful presence in the cabin. Ainsley and Olivia got their dog tags for excellence in Land Sports; Olivia even earned her black arrow in archery! Gwen, Anna, and Kara did beautiful work in the arts and they, too, earned dog tags (Anna got 2!). Gwen is so proud of her awesome mini-cabin that she made in Creative Arts, and Kara made some really cool graffiti art, which she’s giving to her cousin, Zan. Lexi was the only Junior to earn not one, but two, dog tags for her excellence in water activities! She also earned her Blue Arrow in archery. Ainsley has improved tremendously in tennis; her counselors love having her in class! Gwen also loves tennis- her serve is almost as good as her cartwheels! In the same vein, swimming counselors rave about Mikayla- she’s earned many points and has improved her strokes. As a whole, the girls absolutely loved the surprise dance we had this week. It was a great way to end a fantastic first session!

Fox
It has been a busy last week of the session in Fox Cabin. Our girls have been all over the place, making the most of their time. Two girls, Sophie and Samantha, became Braves, while Charlotte sang at Gathering. All the girls enjoyed the Rangers’ “roaring 20’s” Special Day and Half Show. When awards rolled around, Fox Cabin truly stood out, with girls winning dog tags in all the pillars as well as in Cabin Life. How, Fox Cabin!

Lynx
The girls really enjoyed the last week of First Session. We had 3 days of activities in which the girls completed many of their goals for the summer! On Thursday and Friday we received awards for Cabin Life and activities, and we played a last Blue/White game of intermediate soccer. We had a surprise dance on Wednesday. Simone, Amelia, Mary Rose, and Lucy are sad to say goodbye to their friends on Saturday. Chloe loved waterskiing this week. Kat performed a beautiful song Monday night. Sydney got a Cabin Life dog tag. Ellie got a special bracelet from rock climbing. Aine got her heel hook in rock climbing. Nya loved archery this week. Grace made a cuddly monster in Creative Arts. Melina loved sitting at the overflow table at lunch. It has been a busy week, as usual, and we wish our first session campers a great rest of the summer! Noonway!

Caribou
With all the craziness of the last week of camp , Caribou Cabin has been having an awesome time on the peninsula. We all enjoyed two Special Days this past week: a mashup of Madagascar and Frozen, and a Ranger-run “Roaring 20’s” themed day. All the girls also shared some laughs at the Comedy Club show and Half Show, particularly when the counselor impersonations happened. The girls got to see all of their beautiful artwork on display for Gallery Night- everything from masks to graffiti to landscape paintings. We closed out a jam-packed week with delicious food at banquet, celebrating a great last meal and a summer full of memories. These past four weeks have flown by and all of the girls have developed into incredible leaders on the line and in activities. We are so sad to be leaving but are so lucky to have had four great weeks together!

Cougar
On Monday there was a concert with some amazing performances and the girls really enjoyed the evening. At the coup ceremony, Cameron and Meredith became Braves! HOW! There was a 1920’s Special Day this week where the staff dressed up as famous figures from the era! The campers took part in different activities to receive candy (the most exciting thing ever). Half Show was brilliant; all the performers were amazing. The girls came back very energetic after an evening with lots of laughing. The girls really enjoyed banquet; the food was lovely. The counselors let the girls loose with their cameras to take lots of “selfies” and funny pictures. It will be sad for us all to say goodbye, but we have had a great summer and will hopefully all be reunited next year.

Mink
This last week couldn’t have ended the summer better for the girls in Mink Cabin. Everyone got to try the activities they had been hoping for all summer, like windsurfing and rock climbing, while others got to spend a few last days in their all-time favorites, like canoeing. On Monday night we all enjoyed the first ADK concert. The girls couldn’t stop talking about how impressed they were with all their fellow campers. Banquet lunch was delicious and the butternut squash soup was a unanimous favorite. We’ve spent a lot of time this week all piled on one bed, hanging out with each other for as long as possible. It’s been a great session for Mink Cabin!

Panther
The girls relished their final days at ADK. Irene competed against Forest Lake Camp in fencing, winning by the end of the day. Across the peninsula Sophie performed a 360 turn in SUP. Anna got a Black Arrow in archery. Alice participated in Blue/White Basketball. Banquet was on Friday, where great food was eaten by all. In kayaking, Fedi got her roll. Zan got up on trick skis, achieving her goal. Rachel C. improved her fishing game and Marie and Jo sang before the camp on Bastille Day, giving France a good boost. On Friday the cabin went tubing, and Rachel J. and Sonya in particular had a ton of fun. In tennis this week Beth scored points while hanging out in the sun. First Session has been great this year and it seems like just yesterday we all arrived! Noonway, First Session!

Northwind
Northwind Cabin had an amazing Week 4. Ivy, Stephanie, and Kate all did an incredible job in “Pandamonium” performances. Clara played piano and Kathryn sang beautifully at Gallery Night. We coined the term “North for the wind!” because of how many ribbons, plaques, awards, and dog tags Northwind girls won this session. Eliza became a Brave this week and Jules participated in Blue/White SUP. JJ won awards in trips and rock climbing. Clara and Manon sang the French National Anthem on Bastille Day. We all enjoyed Half Show and are preparing for Second Session. We are sad to see our First Session friends go. Thanks for such an amazing summer!

Wolf Den
Week Four with the Wolf Den girls has been the crowning jewel of First Session. While activities remained exciting Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, it was nothing compared to the 1920’s-themed Special Day they planned for Thursday. All the Rangers planned for, organized, and put on a fantastic morning and afternoon of 20’s-themed games and activities where the kids won tickets, which earned them candy in the end. In addition to a fantastic day, our ladies put on the funniest “If I were not a Ranger…” skit to date for the camp Half Show. While all of our girls thrived in creating events and leading the camp into a great next session, we will dearly miss our 4-week campers Jess, Chloe, and Anastasia. We are very excited for new friends and faces, however this first session with these nine great Rangers will be a tough one to beat!

Jay
The final week of the first session has been filled with astounding achievements and awesome activities. We have had two Special Days within the past week (a Madagascar/Frozen Day and a “Roaring 20’s” themed afternoon, which outlawed the consumption of candy at camp!). On Wednesday, we had the final dance of the session, and at this party, two of our campers, Tom and Hayden, proved themselves to be particularly enthusiastic dancers!
Many of our campers have been recognized by the Arts, Waterfront, or Land Pillar. Finally, we said “Noonway,” to our awesome campers with a spectacular drama performance by some campers and an incredible staff/camper show organized by the Rangers. We have had an amazing first session and sincerely hope that these campers will return again next year.

Crow
This week in Crow Cabin has been a week to remember! So many of our Crow campers received awards for a number of different things. All of the campers received at least one dog tag, which is awesome! Matt and Tevin did especially well, receiving special recognition for the number of points accumulated over the last four weeks. Also, Daniel received a Trips award for the trips he has gone on over the course of the summer. Henry, Michael, Gideon, and Asher achieved an incredible amount of points for their activities as well.
We had an awesome time at the camp dance on Wednesday, and it was great to see all the boys having fun on the dance floor. On the same note, there were two different Special Days that went extremely well and all the boys showed great participation. The first Special Day was a combination of Madagascar and Frozen, which involved staff dressed up as animals from the zoo in the morning and then as Frozen characters in the afternoon. There were loads of activities going on throughout the day. All in all, the last week has seen some amazing accomplishments. The campers in Crow have done so well and should be very proud of themselves!

Owl
It’s been another fantastic week in Owl Cabin, with our final seven days of the first session filled with clear skies and light hearts. From Madagascar/Frozen (hot vs. cold) Special Day on Sunday, to a roaring 20’s theme on Thursday, the costumes have been turning heads on the peninsula left and right! A big “How!” to all of our new Braves this week- with the final coup ceremony taking place on Friday, Owl Cabin has been absolutely cleaning up.
After a session-long wait, our (kind of) patient campers finally got to go tubing on the waterski boats, with Trey earning honors for the most air and the biggest wipe-out (although Miguel and Mateo could probably give him a run for his money). We also had a blast at the best grudge match of the greater Lake George area, also known as Blue/White Intermediate Soccer (How White, by a score of 2-1). Through four weeks, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth and leadership from our boys. A special shout out to the courage of Alex and Jack, who are here from a long way, and for the first time ever. We could not be prouder of the tremendous twelve!

Hawk
The last week of First Session has drawn to a close with emotions running high. The week brought many highs, with the Hawks winning the inspection banner for the second week in a row. Many awards were won with dog tags being claimed, including Land Sports, Waterfront, Creative Arts, Trips, and Cabin Life awards. In addition to winning all sorts of awards, the campers worked hard in activities this week. We Hawk Cabin staff are sad to see so many of our great campers depart!

Gull
Gull Cabin can’t believe that this session has come to an end,
But not before we all had made a new friend.
This last week came and went by really fast,
But in that time, we all had a blast.
The first three days were normal activities,
And on Tuesday night we had our last Awiskini.
There were Blue/White competitions including SUP,
White Team swept the day and tied it all up.
Forest Lake came to camp to fence and play ball,
We beat them in both because ADK does it all.
The Rangers ran Half Show that had lots of funnies,
They also planned Special Day that was based in the 20’s.
Awards and ribbons were given out to the great,
But as we all know, it was already the kids’ fate.
This was art’s week with a concert and gallery,
They also put on skits that made us all happy.
At Friday’s fancy banquet we had a nice meal,
It was all so extravagant and pretty surreal.
To our first session campers we must say goodbye,
It’s ok to feel sad and even to cry.
But let’s be happy about the memories we have made,
We can reminisce on Lake George in which we used to wade.
Now next summer’s beginning isn’t that far away,
So until then, we give you all a NOONWAY!

Moose
It’s been a fantastic 4 weeks. It’s been a great time with the boys and they have really become a stellar group over the course of the session. Dave, Will, and I are quite proud of the growth each cabin member has exhibited as well as the awards they’ve received. This week alone the boys took home plenty of awards: Mathias got the Messy Science Award; Bohden got a Cabin Life ribbon for the most creative dance outfits; Oren got a Trips dogtag; Thomas participated in Midnight Fencing, earned 2 Land dog tags, and got a Blue Arrow; Liam got a Golden Emblem, Trips dog tag, and Blue Arrow; Conrad earned sailing ribbons and a Cabin Life ribbon for best wake-up routine; Michael got SUP ribbons and a Waterfront dog tag; Charles got an Arts dog tag and a Golden Emblem, Fran earned a kayak ribbon and a Cabin Life dog tag, Lucas got the Most Miles emblem and Cabin Life, Trips, and Arts dog tags; Malcolm got Climber of the Week, the Rock Climbing Plaque, and a land dog tag, and Henry got a Waterfront dog tag, kayak ribbon, and waterski ribbon. Clearly, the boys have been very busy these four weeks and we couldn’t be prouder of them!

Bear
Week Four in Bear Cabin had a really nice atmosphere to it. We went tubing, played some Awiskini games, danced, enjoyed Half Show (which was spectacular), and said goodbye to some of our favorite activities and friends. That was the hardest part. The boys have exchanged contact information because they want to keep in touch after camp is over. This cabin was quite united, and that made us very happy to see. We already talked about next year and all of them want to come back to camp as soon as possible. The boys worked well not only as a cabin, but as individuals too. Many received camp awards, dog tags, and other prizes. It was simply a great month for all of us!

Buffalo
Buffalo Cabin has had a fantastic 4th week here at Adirondack Camp. On Tuesday, our rival camp, Forest Lake, came to challenge us in basketball and fencing. We won comfortably in both contests, and our own John, Chris, Mike, and Stefan were strong contributors to the basketball victory. In fact, Buffalo Cabin had the highest representation on the ADK basketball team, and the other half of the cabin was there to support their cabinmates. Other highlights include Max hiking the Lake George Five Alive, a grueling five-mountains-in-one-day trip for which he earned a cool one-of-a-kind t-shirt. Max also was awarded the Creative Arts plaque for his amazing drawing skills, which had been showcased at Gallery Night. Will also deserves a mention for winning an award for outstanding contributions to Cabin Life across the boys’ line. It has been an amazing four weeks with our Buffalo boys, and we wish all the best to those boys who have departed for the summer. Have a great rest of the summer and a wonderful school year!

Elk
This week was an interesting week! We had a rival camp come and play against us in a few activities! We absolutely dominated Forest Lake Camp in basketball, with a great performance from Alvaro and Simon. There was a surprise dance on Wednesday, which allowed the camp, and especially the Rangers, to bond. For some it might have been their last camp dance ever! There were a heap of awards given out for activities. The Rangers won a lot, so look for their photos online. Overall Elk had a great week of bonding and enjoyment and definitely ended the session (and for some, their 2014 camp experience) with a bang!

Crazy Horse
The first session of camp closed with music, awards, and Blue/White events. On Monday night, the whole camp took part in Gallery Night. The tennis courts were used to display drawings, masks, paintings, and Eagle-i videos. The basketball court was used for the drama class. After the art expo, musical performances took place on the porch of the drama shed. Arian played a song on his uke and blew the crowd away. On Tuesday night the campers had their last Awiskini. August and Terrence got to dress up as Sachems for the ceremony. On Wednesday night, the campers were surprised with a dance. On Thursday, the campers had Blue/White in the morning. The seniors had basketball. Will F. helped White to victory, as they won the game 69-59. Sam got a shirt for trips for hiking 20 miles in 4 hours! On Thursday afternoon the Rangers hosted Special Day. The theme was the roaring 20’s. Kevin played beautiful jazz melodies on his trumpet and Giorgio played the role of Al Capone. Hugh made a wonderful Gatsby and Will L. and Christian were both stockholders. On Friday the Rangers were rewarded for all their hard work throughout the session with going to Windchill for ice cream. The Rangers are a big reason First Session was so great! How Rangers!

2014 - ADK Week 3

by Chris

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 at 4:23pm

Week three at Adirondack Camp has been an amazing time filled with awesome fun and life-long memories! From parents day to floating classroom to Blue/White, check out what your kids have been doing this past week.

Week 3 Cabin Blogs!

by Chris

Sunday, July 13th 2014 at 4:23pm

Deer
Deer Cabin has had an awesome week. We had some new campers come in on Sunday, which was very exciting! This week was full of new and exciting adventures for Deer. We had a CIT play the violin for us two nights in a row, and the campers absolutely loved it! Ainsley scored two goals in Blue/White soccer and helped the Blue Team win the game. Olivia has been working on achieving her Blue Arrow in archery. Gwen said she is really excited for her waterfall trip, and Lexi got up on a kneeboard for the first time. Kara loved her spray paint graffiti class, and Anna created a dance in her hip hop class. Mikaylah caught a fish on Tuesday and was very excited. This week as a cabin we had many fun-filled activities. We made s’mores and played water games for Cabin Night. We also got to see a double rainbow during our Blue/White game and all of the girls loved the camp favorite lunch of chicken patty sandwiches.

Fox
Fox Cabin had a great week. We went canoeing as a cabin on Thursday and we also watched Frozen this week. We dressed in our pj’s and had a slumber party for the movie. Charlotte was in Awiskini and became a Brave. We played Jr. Soccer for Blue/White. Ella, Jimena, and Chloe went on a waterfall trip and Danyelle got her first bullseye in archery. We’re improving on our inspection cleaning skills. Hopefully you’ll be proud when they come home and make their own beds! They’re all becoming avid bracelet-makers and enjoying the beautiful weather. We’re looking forward to the upcoming events of Week 4!

Lynx
Lynx Cabin became very close over the course of Week 3 of Adirondack Camp 2014! We welcomed three girls into our family on Sunday and have been very busy ever since. Mary Rose got up on waterskis for the first time. Chloe got to jump off Spider Rock. Sydney loved Culinary Fun this week because it was all Harry Potter-themed. Syd signed up to swim the Big Triangle. Melina’s favorite activity this week was rock climbing. It was her “high” for each night’s “Highs and Lows” activity. Simone loved making s’mores and swimming with Deer for Cabin Night. Nya loved canoeing this week with her counselor, Rachel! Amelia says “Cabin Night on Thursday was really, really fun!” Kat’s favorite part of the week was Blue/White on Wednesday, and it’s no surprise, seeing how she made the winning touchdown in Ultimate Frisbee! Aine’s favorite activity was rock climbing. Ellie loved rock climbing too because she got her “rock-over-heel-hook.” Grace went on an awesome hiking trip on Friday. Lucy loves drama and is preparing for the show at the end of the session!

Caribou
As Week 3 comes to a close, the growth that Caribou Cabin has experienced together is more evident than ever. Between two cabin meetings during rest hours and playing games during “Bertha,” the name we gave to the big rain storm we got, the girls have had a ton of bonding time. This week brought us closer as we snuggled together to watch Frozen for Line Night, and for what Nora claimed to be the best part of the week, tubing! An evening of Blue/White Ultimate Frisbee brought about a little friendly competition in Caribou, and Emily, Ava, and Emma continue competing for each of their World Cup teams to take home the win. Many of our girls took advantage of the guest artist this week and had a blast in graffiti art, while others have prepped for the Big Triangle by swimming the Medium Triangle at Adventure Period. Caribou enjoyed an ice cream party as a reward for winning the Line Night last week and we’re getting excited for the various festivities of the final week of Session One!

Mink
Mink Cabin grew closer than ever this week. After the two-weekers left we only had 6 campers, so the girls have gotten to know each other really well. On Monday night we made s’mores, goofed off, and listened to some old camp scary stories. The next night there was a huge storm that we all braved together by cuddling on a mattress in the middle of the cabin. The girls are having a lot of fun in their activities; waterskiing, SUP, and canoeing are some of the big favorites. Everyone is excited to choose their schedule for the final week and try some new things.
The girls have really appreciated the beauty of camp in this past week. They’re always pointing out the colorful sunsets and there’s been a family of deer that keeps hanging out behind our cabin. We all love coming back from lunch and watching how peaceful the deer are. All in all, it’s been a great week and we’re excited to see what the last week brings us!

Cougar
Week 3 in Cougar Cabin has been awesome. Monday night was Cabin Night and we all went tubing. The girls were bouncing around everywhere and flying across the waves. It was a great evening! Tuesday evening we had Awiskini, which had to end early because of a crazy storm. We had Blue/White Water Polo for seniors this week, HOW WHITE! For Line Night this week we all watched Frozen, which the girls were very excited about. We have been listening to the soundtrack a LOT in the cabin. Cameron, Meredith, Grace, and Julie went on a trip and climbed Crane Mountain, which was apparently fun but hard work! Leigh also went on a whitewater kayaking trip, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Plaque of the week: Growing. This week, Cougar focused on the importance of communication, and as a result, we grew as a cabin. Three plaques down! HOW!

Panther
This time in Panther Cabin…
Federica went snorkeling this week
And Marie went wakeboarding, showing us she isn’t meek.
Sophie, Irene, and Beth got the chance to stand up paddleboard on our glorious lake,
While Rachel C. shot some arrows, what a great archer she will make!
First Rachel J., Sonya, and Anna had an awesome time hiking,
Then Alice and Zan enjoyed kayaking.
Cabin Night was super awesome for everyone,
Jo enjoyed the movie and henna, which was more than fun.
We all can’t wait for next week even though camp has to end,
At least we know there will be a little more time together to spend.

Northwind
This week in Northwind started out amazing because many of our campers were visited by family members and friends. Many received cookies and more treats from everyone. This week during Cabin Night we sat on Ranger Rock doing our nails while watching the sunset. We ate snacks and ended the night listening to songs and laughing at crazy stories about camp. At Awiskini on Tuesday, many of our girls participated in Blue/White competitions. Unfortunately, due to rain we had to leave early, but Northwind Cabin is able to make any rainy day a fantastic one. Therefore our night consisted of flashlights and more funny, exciting stories. Wednesday night was Blue/White Water Polo, where the girls showed their team spirit by dressing in their team colors. Thursday night we watched Frozen in the pavilion. Overall Northwind has had a successful, fun week filled with laughter, fun times, and great friends!

Wolf Den
The Ranger girls had an active week, especially on the water! Ashley and Andie went down the Hudson River in kayaks, and Ashley and Elena made their respective teams proud in Blue/White Sailing! Sydney successfully dropped a ski in waterskiing, and Anastasia put up and all-star performance in Blue/White Water Polo. Kate took out the highly difficult 6’5” sail in windsurfing, as did Sam. Back on land, Jess powered through a 3-day trip, while Chloe created a masterpiece in graffiti art! As a cabin, we all enjoyed watching Frozen for Line Night and hunkering down for the big storm together on Tuesday. The girls continue to display effort and leadership around camp. HOW!

Jay
The counselors and campers welcomed Antonio, Nicky, and Hayden into Jay Cabin this week. Life at Adirondack Camp is still wonderful, the weather has predominantly been fantastic, and the campers are surpassing our expectations in activities, AND Jay Cabin had the highest average score for inspection on the Junior Line.
Antonio has shown himself to be a skilled football player (i.e. soccer) when he competed fiercely in another Blue/White spectacle. Hayden is enjoying playing Magic with both campers and staff, and he is also enjoying playing tennis. Nicky, our Magic and Uno enthusiast, named fencing as his number one activity this week. Tom stood up on waterskis for the first time. HOW! Max’s swimming ability again is soaring higher and higher. He has enjoyed playing in the ADK World Cup the most. Nikas, another great football/soccer player, described the highlight of his week as “being at camp with everybody.” Finally, Keegan has spent the majority of the week on an exciting three-day canoe trip. HOW Jay Cabin!

Crow
This week we have had the addition of Gidean, Michael, and ASher to the cabin. Deciding they obviously didn’t enjoy their counselors’ company (haha!), Daniel, Matt, Gidean, and Tevin signed up for a three-day, two-night hiking trip in the mountains. Henry’s first week at the rock climbing wall proved to be a hit, as his gymnastic skills came into play. With obvious talent and enthusiasm, Michael won a fencing tournament this week, impressing his instructors greatly. Soccer was this week’s Blue/White event, and all of the boys tried their hand at it, but Asher came out on top with Blue winning. Our CIT Hugo organized this week’s Cabin Night with tie-dying and s’mores. With more dye on their hands than on the t-shirts, the cabin made some great items, especially Daniel, who now has a stylish pair of tie-dye underwear. Tevin is proving to be quite the soccer star with his team finishing strongly in the World Cup competition at camp. Gideon and Matt came back from their camping trip with news that they had seen a snake! With only a short stint in rock climbing, Asher showed great interest and wants to pursue it next week too! Week 4 is going to be great!

Owl
What a week it’s been in Owl Cabin! Now in our third week, our newbies have become vets, and we’ve inducted two new campers into our ranks, Alex and Deven. This week we rocked out at the dance, played sports on the ball field at Jr./Int. Line Night, and played a rousing game of “Would You Rather…?” while splashing in the water at kayak dock. We can’t believe we only have a week left before the end of Session One. We feel like we were just putting our trunks down yesterday! In less than a month, we’ve seen such growth and improvement in our campers, and though we know their families are excited to have them back, we are devastated to be losing them so soon. Here’s to making the most of our last 7 days!

Hawk
We are proud to report that Hawk Cabin one the Intermediate Inspection Banner and it is hanging on our door at this very moment. In the 3 short week we have been living together, we have seen so much growth in these campers. Every day they take on more responsibility. Auditioning for musical performances, representing their team in Blue/White, and checking in with friends that seem a little down, the Hawks impress us at every turn. Tubing for Cabin Night brought a lot of excitement for the Hawks, with competition for the biggest wipe-out. All in all it was a fantastic week here in the best cabin on the peninsula! :)

Gull
This week has been an action-packed, adventure-filled week for Gull Cabin. All the cabins have been busy participating in Blue/White. All the boys have been trying new activities and have been making new friends. For Cabin Night Gull Cabin did snorkeling near Spider Rock. In hopes of finding Crazy Kate’s boat, the search still goes on. Week by week the boys have been trying tennis, some for the first time. In the cabin the boys have been enjoying stories from Luke and Kyle. The boys are all looking forward to the exciting events in the week to come!

Moose
Moose Cabin is faring well this week. On Monday our man Thomas got a ribbon for winning a fencing tournament. Liam enjoyed a canoe trip in the first half of the week. Henry is “pumped” for his wakeboarding trip. Other cabin members declined to comment on the week, as they were too absorbed in their card game. Thursday night the Senior Line played a game of Manhunt. Craziness ensued for about an hour with counselors hiding in laundry bins, diving over fences, climbing trees, and doing just about anything possible to avoid getting caught by the campers. On Friday we had Oren return from quite a lengthy trip, which he certainly enjoyed. As Week 3 drew to a close, camp’s very own Joe Steiner performed arguably the best possible mash-up of ADK renditions of classic tunes. With one week to go for the first session, it seems that boys are finally adapting to the camp lifestyle. We even managed to claim and 88, almost a perfect score, on inspection. Rest assured, we are all safe and happy here in Moose Cabin!

Bear
The boys have definitely become a lot closer as a cabin during the last week. They have had Senior Ascension, where they were split into groups of 5 and had to do a set of tasks without telling anybody. They had a heap of fun and bonded with the rest of the line. Then they had Cabin Night, when they played volleyball against Moose. We had Line Night and played Manhunt, where the counselors hide and the campers have to find them. We had a great week in Bear Cabin!

Buffalo
It’s hard to believe that we’re in our final week of camp already- how time flies! This week for Cabin Night, the cabin went SUPing on the lake, which was the cabin’s favorite memory from camp to date. The boys have been on trips this week to Anthony’s Forehead (Cook Mountain, and Record Mountain). The words “steep” and “sweaty” were thrown about on their return. However, the view was totally worth it, we heard. We as counselors were very jealous that they got to go on the trip, but we are happy to have had such a great week and are excited to see what next week will bring!

Elk
This week in Elk Cabin the boys went canoeing for Cabin Night, where they enjoyed some wet and wild fun capsizing the canoes as well as coming together as a cabin to rescue the overturned canoes. They also celebrated Alvaro’s 17th birthday, which meant cake for all Rangers! On Monday night the cabin was taken up to the Awiskini amphitheater where all the Rangers partook in games and challenges as part of their Senior Ascension. Thursday night was Line Night and the activity of the night was Staff Hunt. Elk Cabin worked together to catch the hidden staff members and won first place on the Senior Boys’ Line. Great job, Elk Cabin!

Crazy Horse
Week 3 has come to a close, but it will definitely be a week to remember. The campers got to see their families and friends on Saturday, so the campers had a huge feast on Sunday night. On Monday, Crazy Horse got to go tubing for Cabin Night. The cabin and the rest of the Senior Line took part in “Senior Ascension.” The seniors had to complete tasks as a team, without talking. Christian returned from a three-day canoeing trip on Wednesday and returned just in time for Blue/White. The event was Blue/White Water Polo. Everyone performed very well. Will and Terrence are still working on their rap album. Arian has been practicing his ukulele and has been teaching some of the boys in the cabin how to play. He performed at the last Gathering and everyone loved it. August has taken on touch rugby for the first time and he is enjoying every second of it. Kevin has been working on his artwork with the new graffiti artist that is in camp this week. Sam and Hugh have been working hard with organizing Blue/White events. Giorgio has been playing a lot of soccer and he has been teaching the cabin about Italian cuisine. We are thrilled to have Will L. with us in the cabin now and are thoroughly enjoying his company. We can’t wait for Week 4 fun to commence!

ADK Week 2 Video

by Chris

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 3:30pm

Week two at Adirondack Camp has been packed full with countless fun and amazing moments! From special day to Blue/White to the first Awiskini, check out what your kids have been doing this past week.

Week 2 Cabin Blogs!

by Chris

Monday, July 7th 2014 at 10:50am

Deer
Deer Cabin has had a wonderful week. The girls loved our spa night and the games we played. This week has been very special for both Lexi and Marina, who went on their first overnight trip. Anna said that she loved playing Blue/White Newcomb and Gwen has loved the nightly reading before bed. Lila said that she loved receiving her 4th of July package and sharing it with the rest of the cabin. Kara loved when our cabin played Yard Sale at our line night. Lexi also got up on waterskis for the first time! This past week was full of exciting moments. The girls got to try new activities, eat grilled cheese (a huge hit!), play in the lake, and so much more! They are having an all-around blast here and cannot wait for the days to come.

Fox
Fox Cabin had an amazing second week! We joined Deer Cabin for an exciting evening of the game “blind makeup.” The campers loved seeing how “beautiful” (that is, wacky and silly!) they could make their counselors look! Another highlight of the week was our Willy Wonka/Candyland themed Special Day. Everyone had so much fun winning prizes, playing games, and chasing Oompa Loompas!

Lynx
Week Two of the summer for Lynx Cabin started with some hot days. All of the girls were going in the water for their activities. Line Night was so much fun on Monday when we played Yard Sale. For Cabin Night on Thursday we made bracelets with letter beads so we could spell out our goals for the summer. Almost all of our girls became Braves at Awiskini on Tuesday! They were all very excited to get an 87 out of 90 for inspection on Wednesday! Melina loved working on a Claymation movie. Kat loved all of her activities because she loves going in the water. Sydney loved our Cabin Night, and, of course, windsurfing. Amelia’s favorite part of the week was waterskiing. Grace loved windsurfing as well. Mary Rose said her favorite part of the week was the whole week! Lucy loved dressing up for July 4th. Ellie and Chloe loved Cabin Night too. We’re al very excited for Week Three and all the fun it will bring!

Caribou
The Caribou girls demonstrated exceptional camp spirit this week as they went above and beyond in all their activities. Their constant enthusiasm and effort led them to be winners in both the line night game as well as the weekly inspection competition. Alex, Anika, and Natalie tackled Cat “Meowntain” for a day hike while Evan and Lexie went on a rock climbing trip. The tooth fairy made another visit this week to Anna, and Rebecca represented the entire White Team as Perfect Camper for the Blue/White Scavenger Hunt! The girls got decked out on the 4th of July in red, white, and blue, and wrapped up the week with card games, laughs, and bonding during cabin night. The constant energy of the Caribou girls makes every day at camp and adventure!

Mink
Mink Cabin had an awesome second week at camp. On Monday we had a fun cabin night where we used funfetti cake mix to make waffles. The girls all said it was their favorite part of the day. Everyone had accomplishments, big and small. Sarah passed her silence test! The seniors were all surprised with a dance on Thursday. Ashleigh said the dances always brighten up her day. Some of the girls ventured out on a trip, which was a ton of fun. Mink was super spirited for the 4th of July, with face paint and tutus in particular. We sang “Party in the USA” and showed off some superior dance skills!

Cougar
This week the girls had their very first Special Day, and the theme for this day was Charlie and Chocolate Factory meets Candyland. The Cougar counselors were dressed as Oompa Loompas, which the girls found highly amusing. They went on a search for a golden ticket, playing games all around camp. Also this week, for Cabin Night, we all went SUPing, which the girls really enjoyed. A lot of singing was involved and we were heard across the peninsula! Of course the girls’ favorite meal this week was chicken patty sandwiches. The girls are excited by their achievements this week. Grace, Cameron, and Lucy completed their silence tests. Victoria, Chloe, Grace, Gaby, and Julie received ribbons this week. All of the Cougar Cabin girls are working hard to achieve personal goals. The second week ended with a senior surprise dance, which all the girls raved about! Some serious dance moves came out! Cougar Cabin has had a very good week. Here’s to another next week! How Cougar Cabin!

Panther
Week Two in Panther Cabin was just as great,
It seems like having all the girls in this cabin was practically fate.
On Monday Rachel J. helped make brownies for Cabin Night,
And some of the girls worked on their summer work, show us they are so bright.
Everyone enjoyed Awiskini, where new Braves showed their might,
Then Sophie, Beth, and Marie really enjoyed the dance we had for Line Night.
Anna and Sonya went on a trip to roam the hills,
And Irene learned so many new sailing skills.
Rachel C. broke the record for most fish caught,
This is a title not easily bought.
In swimming class Jo moved up real quick,
While Zan and Alice had an amazing day on a kayaking trip.
Next week will hopefully be just as good,
As any week at ADK should!

Northwind
Northwind Cabin has had another great week, despite a few days of rainy weather. Cabin Night was enjoyed by all, as we relaxed while eating snacks and making friendship bracelets. A few of the girls went on trips this week too, returning tired but in good spirits! Northwind’s true sense of humor has been revealed this week with some hilarious bedtime chats. Northwind girls are excited for another supercalifragilistic week!

Wolf Den
This week was another great one in Wolf Den Cabin. Our girls continued to excel in their activities in camp as well as on trips outside of camp. We missed them while they were hiking their trails but had plenty of fun when they returned. We went tubing for cabin night, and every big wipeout was followed by an even bigger smile! We dressed up for our favorite lunch (chicken patty sandwiches!), only to dress up as colonial soldiers a few days later for the 4th of July lunch (the Ranger boys dressed up as Redcoats!). The cabin continues to impress its staff with maturity and initiative, a proud display of the ADK plaques “growing” and “independence.” HOW!

Jay
It has been another hectic (but totally awesome!) week for the Jay campers on the ADK peninsula. As a cabin we were the winners of the Junior Line inspections for the week, and as a reward, all the campers were given ice cream for their fantastic effort in keeping the cabin tidy. However, perhaps the most exhilarating part of the week was when the Jay Cabin kids were chosen to go tubing, the activity that both the counselors and campers described as the highlight of their week!
Keegan’s talent for fishing continues. He is also proving to be a well-rounded camper with a remarkable ability in both water sports and land activities. Max has impressed his counselors and his swim instructors with his tremendous courage. Last week he was reluctant to go in the lake; this week he is excited about his swim lessons and is the first one in the water, which is a brilliant achievement! Nikas always displays good manners and his behavior is impeccable. He has shown particular skill and enthusiasm in basketball and swimming this week. Kyle finally completed his silence test and he has also enjoyed the three-day Firetower Frenzy trip. Tom has had an impressive week, proving to be a high achiever in all aspects of camp life. He is athletic, he displays great sportsmanship, and above all, he enjoys every activity he takes part in. Next week we say “noonway” to three new campers but say “goodbye” to Kyle. Kyle has had outstanding achievements at camp and we hope to see him back again next summer.

Crow
Another great week has passed in Crow Cabin. For Cabin Night we went to the campfire and made s’mores. It was a successful night and a lot of memories are already starting to form among us all. This was a much more relaxed night from the night before, in which the whole cabin participated in Blue/White. The event was Newcomb, and all the boys showed unbelievable effort and teamwork. Matt was enthusiastic about the event and caught the most balls for the Blue Team.
Everyone is really enjoying camp life. Both Daniel and Tevin have been going on many trips, including fishing trips, which they both seem to have taken to. Jack has been excited about kayaking in particular, and Henry has been selected as the Junior Boys’ White Team Captain, which is a great achievement.
One thing all the campers in Crow Cabin especially enjoy is receiving letters and packages from home! They all love checking the mail each day. It is clear that the cabin is bonding even more than last week. During rest hour, the boys are always seen playing a group card game or helping each other build model airplanes, and although the cabin is rarely quiet, it is good to see that they are all getting along so wonderfully!

Owl
The second week of camp has been really awesome for Owl Cabin! We now have some new Intermediate Braves in the cabin and many of the other boys are working hard on becoming Pathfinders as well. Everyone in Owl cabin is really proud of winning the Intermediate Inspection Banner last week and we are working hard to keep the title again this week! A big ‘HOW!’ for great teamwork and cooperation between Owl campers! Also, all the boys are having a great time in activities and really enjoyed competing in Blue/White intermediate hockey, World Cup, Willy Wonka Special Day, and hanging out with each other. We’re all looking forward to another week of growing and incredible fun at ADK!

Hawk
After an alarmingly fast week, Hawk Cabin has thoroughly enjoyed Blue/White hockey and early morning polar bear swims, and a number of campers have passed their silence tests. Despite the mixed weather, the campers successfully completed challenges like the three-day Firetower Frenzy trip and enjoyed Awiskini games. We all agree that the sunset afterwards was a stunning night view over Lake George.

Gull
Gull Cabin is still going strong at the close of Week Two! On Cabin Night on Thursday, the campers made and ate a pan of brownies, hopefully satisfying their sweet tooths until parents’ weekend! A lot of trips go out from Adirondack Camp every week, and recently Gull Cabin has been quite involved in them. Cyrus, Jules, Jason, William, Thomas, and Christopher all left camp to go on hikes. The all said they had fun but missed camp while they were away. The weather has been great and all activities have been running smoothly. Hopefully we remain so lucky throughout the second half of the session. Here’s to a great last two weeks of Session One!

Moose
This week began with a fun trip to Lost Pond. The rest of the week brought some heat and sun, but it was broken up by bouts of rain as well. The weather on the 4th of July allowed us to enjoy a day of red, white, and blue Independence Day festivities. The boys loved celebrating two counselors’ birthdays this past week as well. The cabin is getting along great and growing well as a group! “Happy Summer!” from Moose Cabin!

Bear
It was an intense week in Bear Cabin. It all started with inspection on Monday, in which we gained 87 points, our official Bear Cabin record of the season. For Cabin Night we chose some chill activities- card and board games! It was more fun than we expected! On Tuesday we had our first true Awiskini and on Wednesday we had Blue/White soccer, in which Paul scored a goal and brought about a victory for the White Team. On Thursday we had a surprise dance and fun with our friends from the Senior Line, and suddenly, another week was over!

Buffalo
Week Two of camp allowed the boys to pick up where they left off and start another week jam-packed with activities. On Cabin Night the boys showed their counselors a thing or two on the basketball courts, with the British counselors being confused and asking, “How do you tackle in this game?” All the boys found this question especially hilarious! Stefan passed his silence test on his 6th attempt, which he is now over the moon about. Everyone in Buffalo Cabin is looking forward to the next week of camp to see what ADK has in store!

Elk
We had a great second week! We got right into our activities and we won the Senior Inspection Banner for Week One! Our reward for doing so was spending some quality time tubing pulled by a speedboat in beautiful Lake George. On Thursday we had a surprise dance and danced up a storm! All in all it was a great week to be part of Elk Cabin. Can’t wait to see all our visitors arriving on Sunday! Love, Elk Cabin

Crazy Horse
We just wrapped up our second week of camp and the campers can’t believe how fast the session is going. Arian Rad and Hugh Mitchell went on trips this week. Hugh went on a kayak trip while Arian went on the NLP trip. One of the memorable moments for Arian was getting attacked by a huge swarm of mosquitos. Kevin and Christian took part in senior ascension. They were teamed up with other seniors and had to work as a team to complete tasks around camp. Giorgio has been working hard on making a mini-movie in eagle-i. August had a great time at the dance this week and said it was the most fun he has ever had. The cabin thoroughly enjoyed Will Field’s poetry that he read before taps. The cabin also took part in a senior Blue/White soccer. Sam Lopez, the captain of the white team, went against Hugh Mitchell, the leader for the Blue team. Everyone in the cabin performed phenomenally, especially Lucas, who scored a penatly kick early in the game. Terrence has been spending most of his rest hours working on music with will Field. They plan on completing an album by the end of First Session! The cabin has been asked to fill out an activity preference sheet’s that hey can start to shadow activities. The rangers are starting to have to get in the mindset of becoming a counselor.

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