- Weekly Log Home 2012 #4
by Bill and Sabina McMahon, Co-Directors When Bill stands up in the dining hall and states: “Camp should be . . .” the boys all yell in unison, “Fun!” And fun...
- Keeping the Magic Alive: It’s a Family Affair
by Bill McMahon, Co-Director Moosilauke is many things: it is one of the oldest boy’s camp in the U.S.; it is the home away from home for about 140 boys and...
- Weekly Log Home 2012 #4
What can I do at Moosilauke?
So many things, it is hard to list them all! At Moose, you can choose from all of the following:
- Baseball – 2 diamonds
- Basketball – 2 lighted courts
- Tennis – 5 clay courts
- Soccer – 2 fields
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Street Hockey
- Golf – day trips
- Swimming – in a clean, warm lake
- Sailing – Hobie Cats, Lasers, Sunfishes, Hunter 29s
- Backpacking and hiking – day and overnight trips
- Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting – day and overnight trips
- Backcountry Leadership Program – learn and apply backcountry skills
- Rock climbing and bouldering
- Mountain biking
- Nature expeditions
- Arts and crafts
Do I get to choose what I do?
Yes. You sign-up for the activities you want in the afternoon. This allows you to do the things you want to do. During most morning periods we assign campers so that we are sure you try all the fun stuff at camp. Additionally, we have special free choice days throughout the summer.
What’s the food like?
Our campers tell us they love it. At every meal there is plenty of choice so you can always find something you like. At breakfast there is always a main course (such as French toast or eggs) plus hot and cold cereal, yogurt and a fruit bar. At lunch, main courses include chicken tenders, grilled cheese, and tacos, plus there is always a large salad and soup bar. Dinners include pizza, lasagna, hamburgers, Chinese food, and a Friday night barbecue, along with a large salad bar. There are also vegetarian options at every meal. Additionally, every summer we have campers with food allergies (such as peanut and gluten).
Will I go on trips?
You will have the option to go on biking, hiking and river trips that are fun and exciting. It doesn’t matter if you have never done them before—we will teach you everything you need to know to have a great time. You will go on a trip about once a week. Some of the cool things you may experience include:
- Rafting on the Rouge (in Montreal) and Rapid Rivers
- Canoeing/kayaking/camping on the Androscoggin, Saco, Connecticut, Pemi, and Rapid Rivers, and on Newfound and Umbagog Lakes
- Backpacking on Mt. Washington, Adams, and Lafayette (to name a few), and in the Mahoosuc Range
- Day hiking on Mt. Moosilauke, Cube, Cardigan, Smarts
- Mountain biking right from camp on miles of roads and trails
- Rock climbing and bouldering at the world famous crags in Rumney, NH
- Touring Burlington and Montreal
- Seeing a minor league baseball game
- Playing at a natural water slide
- Going to a drive-in movie
Are there special days?
Yes. Besides normal days with activity periods, and trip days, we also have special days, like:
- Carnival: where every cabin makes a booth, and the boys play games for prizes
- Red and Grey: where we divide the whole camp into two teams that play each other in every activity possible—from basketball to fire building to a canoe regatta to a fishing derby
- Capture the Flag: where we play this traditional game Camp-wide for an afternoon
- Competition days: where all age groups have an opportunity to play peer camps in a wide range of sports
- Co-ed days: where we have activities and a barbecue with neighboring girls’ camps
Do most kids come with a friend?
Many boys, when they first come to Camp, don’t know anyone else. But that doesn’t last long. By the end of the first day you will know everyone in your cabin and many other kids, too. By the end of your time at Moose you will know every kid in camp!
Who will be in my cabin?
Five to twelve other boys who are your age, plus two to four counselors. Your bunkmates will come from all over. There may be someone from your town, a state very far away, or from another country.
How can I find out more about the camp?
Picking a camp is not easy. Sometimes they all seem the same. We recommend that you first look through our web site, photo and video galleries. Then, get your parents to call or email us so you can attend a gathering where you would meet Bill or Sabina and returning campers and parents.