The Hird had a wonderful weekend full of imagination and ice cream. We didn’t let the rain bring us down. We danced in the dining hall, and splashed in puddles! Some weekend highlights: Plateau: participated in a ‘Parent Trap’ theme day. They reenacted the fencing scene with a game involving pool noodles. To be honest, we really dated ourselves with this one as so many of the campers had never seen this classic camp film, but fun was still had all around. Wittenberg: embarked on a ‘Bandit’ theme day. They had to complete tasks and navigate scavenger hunts in order to catch the ‘wanted’ criminals. Some of the challenges included […]

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Howdy everyone! Greetings from Camp Henry Hird, session two. It has been a packed few days here in the Catskills. Last time we saw you, it was raining cats and dogs. We are happy to report that we’ve since enjoyed sunshine, blue skies, and 70 degree days. Some highlights from the last few days: Plateau: enjoyed tie-dye and zip lining 50 feet in the air across our ‘Y Tower’! You can imagine the views from up there Wittenberg: spent time learning in the garden and practicing compost Graham: hiked to the observatory, cooked pizza over a fire, and slept out under the stars Peekamoose: hiked our Panhandle trail and got […]

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It’s been a busy week for the Hird. Last week, we had the heat. This week, we’ve had rain! Rain or shine… the Hird still has fun. Some highlights from the week: Plateau village: participated in a heist theme day. Campers sent the day solving mysteries and working through challenges to find stolen bounty Wittenberg: played s’mores ball… a sweet spin on a classic game of kickball. At each base, campers got to collect another ingredient and then toast s’mores at the end Graham: participated in a ‘bad & bougie’ theme day. Campers enjoyed ‘breakfast in bed’ (food at their lodges) and they got to attend a ‘yacht’ party Peekamoose: […]

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What a wonderful start to session one for Camp Henry Hird! We have had a busy but fulfilling first few days. The heat hasn’t held us back… we’ve been staying hydrated and enjoying the Catskills sunshine. Some highlights from the last few days: Plateau & Wittenberg enjoyed creeking in the refreshing Biscuit Brook Graham & Peekamoose participated in natural rock painting Hunter & Slide embarked on their overnight and hiked over Wildcat Mountain Half of our CiTs departed for their six day hike whilst the other half have been busy preparing for their departure tomorrow We hope you have all been having just as much fun as us… and drinking […]

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It has been another wonderful few days here at Frost Valley. The Hird wrapped up their week with a camp wide game of four way capture the flag on Friday. On Saturday, villages took a break from normal programming to have theme days. Theme days often entail doing unique activities that revolve around a specific topic. Some of Saturday’s themes were: cowboy day, alien day, and chumbucket vs. krusty krab day. On Sunday, all of camp participated in Hirdstock. Hirdstock has been happening since the original Woodstock. Way back in the day, counselors had to forego attending the world famous festival in order to stay at camp and do their […]

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Session 4 has gotten off to a great start. We have had an awesome few days packed with fun. On Sunday night, Camp Henry Hird gathered around a fire and met the staff through songs and skits. Some features of the last few days: Sacky/ Hemlock: Mud fight! Exactly what you are picturing… mud, water, fun in a field. Tacoma/ Lenape: Challenge night! A Frost Valley classic hosted by everybody’s favorite alum, Al. Challenges range from simon says to rapid speed balloon popping to stinkiest shoe. The night ends with ice cream. PAC/ Windsong: Hiking & overnight… they left Tuesday morning for their two night overnight. They get to hike, […]

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The Hird has had a happy weekend! We have had beautiful weather all weekend, sunny with a nice breeze. On Saturday we paused our normal schedule so that each village could have a theme day. Theme days involve picking a theme and then doing various activities based on said theme. Sunday was our all camp day, Carnivalley! Carnivalley is an event where every village comes together to enjoy an outdoor festival.   Saturday’s themes: Sacky: Area 51. Everyone was clad in green and acted as aliens for the day. They had a BBQ for lunch and played an alien egg scavenger hunt game. Hemlock: Find/ Fein the Berg! Michael, the […]

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The Hird is happy and well. We cannot believe that it is already Thursday. Some highlights from the last two days: Sacky/ Hemlock: Challenge night! Our favorite alum, Al, is our challenge night host. He presents a series of challenges for teams to do in a friendly competition. Challenges range from a dance contest to a smelliest shoe contest to a hula hoop contest! All fun and games, every team gets ice cream at the end. Tacoma/ Lenape: Went on their overnights with MAC Girls and MAC Boys. They went to a variety of campsites and slept under the stars after eating s’mores. S’mores are a camp classic… a marshmallow, […]

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Session 3 has gotten off to a soaring start. On Sunday night Camp Henry Hird enjoyed a campfire at the dining hall. Songs were sang and skits were performed. Campers have spent the last couple of days getting to know each other and learning the ropes here at Frost Valley.   Some highlights from the last few days: Sacky/Hemlock: Banana olympics! This game is a very loose interpretation of the actual olympics. Campers split into teams and each team gets a banana to be their “athlete” for various challenges. At the end of the activity, bananas get different awards such as most damaged, least damaged, and most challenges won! If this […]

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We cannot believe that the session is nearly over. It has been a great few days in the hird. The olympics wrapped up with a bang! Catalonia won the spirit award. We resumed our normal schedule on Tuesday.   Some highlights: Sacky & Hemlock: Story telling with Al. Tacoma, Lenape, PAC, Windsong, Sunburst: Had a group Challenge Night. Challenge Night is a Frost Valley classic. It is hosted and facilitated by Al, one of our incredible board members! Challenge Night involves a series of challenges ranging from smelliest shoe to best counselor impression. CiTs: The CiTs enjoyed an outdoor BBQ for dinner to celebrate what is *nearly* the end of […]

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