Monthly Archives: August 2018

Summer camp has ended, but opportunities for outdoor activities are aplenty!

By |2018-08-31T16:06:29-04:00August 31st, 2018|

by Susan Miller, Director of Marketing/Communications The last of our Summer 2018 campers are gone (sniff, sniff!) but that doesn't mean we won't be thinking about them! We want them - and you - to know that there are still plenty of fun things to do in the great outdoors, all year long. After all, being outside is good for your health and well-being. Check out this article for ideas: http://www.ymca.net/summer-buzz/fun-fall-outdoor-activities

Fishing, life and camp

By |2018-08-20T14:11:27-04:00August 20th, 2018|

By Suzette Belz, VP of Development and Major Gifts Last week, I decided to go fishing with a group of Ockanickon boys as part of my Customer Experience hours. I haven’t done it before so I challenged myself to try something new. Today’s experience taught me a lot about life in such a short period of time. I could have chosen to do something I knew how to do but instead I took a chance at trying something new. We live our lives afraid of trying something new. We also are always expecting something or chasing something, most of the [...]

Striving and succeeding, on this journey that is camp

By |2018-08-15T12:25:33-04:00August 15th, 2018|

by Greg Keresztury, Director of Operations Last year I wrote about blog post called "The Power of Yet!" which chronicled Oneida Tommy’s unsuccessful attempt to earn the rare “Archer’s Hand” at Camp Ockanickon.  As you may recall, the “Archer’s Hand” is when one earns all 5 archery emblems in the same summer.  Tommy had earned 4 of the emblems from our Emblem Guide which at Ockanickon is a guide of challenge goals, but the emblem for Everdeen Archery (our 3-D archery course in the woods) had eluded him. I wrote about how Tommy tried multiple times that summer, and came [...]