Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why a Camp Experience: Creating an Environment That Inspires

by Gordon Porter “Port” Miller, Owner

In our observations of campers over the past decade the words pressure and focus come to mind whether in academic or other endeavors. It is not unusual for eight or nine year olds to be urged to excel in school and athletics and this translates into academic tutoring, athletic clinics, and even the quest for the latest in high tech communication options.

As parents you are familiar with the above trends.

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Posted in Director Posts, Featured Enrolling/Attending

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 it has been during this past week.  As you know, most days we post over a hundred pictures on our web site to help you see all the great things happening at camp.  Please don’t despair, however, if you don’t see your kids in pictures for a day or two. 

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Posted in Weekly Letters Home

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 50 staff from around the country and world each summer; and it is also the epitome of a multi-generational family business.

As you probably know, Moosilauke was founded in 1904.  Moose Miller bought the place in 1938 and ran it until his son Port and his wife Heide began managing it in the late 1960s. 

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Weekly Log Home 2012 #3

by Bill and Sabina McMahon, Co-Directors

It is our pleasure to write this third blog chronicling summer 2012.  Before we recap, a brief Camp history lesson and staffing overview has been provided.  Moosilauke first opened its doors in 1904 making it one of the oldest private camps in the U.S.  The dining hall and senior cabins S1 through S4 are all original structures.  Moosilauke was founded by Virgil Prettyman, an advisor to President Eisenhower and a long standing educator . 

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Weekly Log Home 2012 #2

by Bill and Sabina McMahon, Co-Directors

Our first full week has come and gone and life at camp is great: the returning kids are acting like they never left; the new campers have dived in head first; the weather has been spectacular; and the fish are biting.  All in all, summer the way it ought to be.

Our first Monday was sunny and hot, perfect for the plethora of trips and activities we had scheduled.

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