Wawayanda campers don’t let heatwaves interrupt their fun! Over the next couple of days we are expecting some warm weather here in the Catskills and so our mission is to remain cool and hydrated as much as possible. Yesterday at hangout we had some fun splashing around with hoses and paddling pools and waterfront was busier than ever with most taking the opportunity to chill out in Lake Cole. As well as regular water breaks throughout programming we encourage campers to drink as much as possible at their meal times, with one Forest Cabin managing 7 whole pitchers at dinner alone last night! Today, we are going for a mandatory […]

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Answer- The rope wasn’t tied to anything.   The girls have their horses!! Yesterday at breakfast, the girls found out what horse they would be riding for the rest of their time here. They all were taught the basics of how we ride our Frost Valley Horses. The horses listen to us by using voice commands, such as kisses and clicks, rather than kicking them to ask them to go. We try to get the girls to spend half of the day at the barn. After their riding lessons, the girls to a ground lesson. This is when they are taught a lesson in the barn whether it be about […]

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Overnights are one of the most memorable moments of the camp experience. During staff training our counselors learn all about the technical skills that make overnight camping trips fun and successful. We teach and perfect the art of fire building, shelter building, and learn all about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles: Plan ahead and prepare Travel and camp on durable surfaces Dispose of waste properly Leave what you find Minimize campfire impacts Respect wildlife Be considerate of other visitors As a Leave No Trace Master Educator, I feel very confident that our staff are set up for success. Here are two photos of different groups enjoying fireside chats as […]

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