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Moosilauke Weekly Letter Home 7-17-11

Hello from balmy Orford, NH! We have had another terrific week and it is our pleasure to share with you the highlights via this letter. As you know, you can also access daily pictures from camp by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com. We are also excited to announce that Moosilauke is now blogging! By clicking on http://campmoosilauke.blogspot.com you can read postings by Bill and Sabina, campers and staff. Finally, click onhttp://moosilauke.wpengine.com/tmpl.php?pagename=video2 to view a video montage from the first two weeks of camp that one of our counselors put together.

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Farm Trip

by Gregory Locker, Counselor & Director of the Backcountry Leadership Program

This past Saturday a group of ten campers went to Kingsbury Market Garden (KBMG), my family’s farm in Waitsfield, VT. KBMG is your archetypal diversified vegetable farm growing over 40 kinds of produce on seven tillable acres. KBMG employs innovative methods, such as movable greenhouses and natural weed control, for efficient and sustainable production. To visit KBMG one is struck by the utter flourishing of life and astounded that so much can be grown by the farms limited staff of three (my two brothers and one intern).

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Climbing at Camp Moosilauke

by Gregory Locker, Counselor & Director of the Backcountry Leadership Program

Climbing At Camp MoosilaukeTwenty minutes down the road from Camp Moosilauke is a climbing area called Rumney. Rumney is one of the premier climbing areas in the United States, offering climbs ranging in difficulty from that fitting any beginner to some of the hardest climbs in the world. Campers of all ages have the opportunity to sample rock climbing at this remarkable climbing area.

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The SA2s Canoe Lake Umbagog and the Androscoggin River

The SA2s Canoe Lake Umbagog and the Androscoggin River

by Griffin, Senior A2 camper, age 14

On Thursday the 30th of June, a group of Senior A2s departed to Lake Umbagog and the Androscoggin River. We left at around 8:00am and got back at about 4:30pm the next day. After about a two hour drive, we finally reached the lake and ate a small lunch, then we were off. It was about a three hour paddle across a very windy lake,

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Cabin Life at Moosilauke

by David, Zach, Michael, and Josh, Senior B campers, age 13

 

Cabin Life at MoosilaukeCabin life at Moosilauke is unique. By the end of camp, you will learn to share, help, and above all live with others. First, you will learn to share. In cabins you have to share space, time, and work. There are only a certain amount of shelves for your clothes.

You learn to consolidate and compromise.

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