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News stories tagged with "summer-camp"

Nancy Fitzpatrick and Tom Gervais
Nancy Fitzpatrick and Tom Gervais

StoryCorps: camp in summer

The StoryCorps mobile booth captured slices of North Country life during almost a month in the region. Thomas Gervais told his wife, Nancy Fitzpatrick, stories of "camp," where West Mill Brook joins the Schroon River near North Hudson. He started spending summers there as a boy in the 1930s. The camp at Pepper Hollow now hosts its fifth generation of the family.  Go to full article
David "Hock" Hochschartner
David "Hock" Hochschartner

Can camp counselors save the world?

This summer, camps and camp-counselors across the North Country have welcomed thousands of kids. Their days include swim lessons, theater, woodcraft, hikes... also new friendships, loneliness, growing up. Camp counselors, many not that much older than the campers, are the linchpin of "camp." David "Hock" Hochschartner runs the North Country School and Camp Treetops on the outskirts of Lake Placid. Every summer, he welcomes campers, and his crop of counselors. Here is what he told this eclectic group of young idealists as camp got underway earlier this summer. He titled it: Can a Camp Counselor Save the World?  Go to full article

Adk Boy Scouts Will Merge With Albany

The Boy Scout council that serves Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties faces growing financial difficulties. The group closed their summer camp near Malone in August. The organization now hopes to merge with the Twin Rivers scout council, a much larger organization based in Albany. The change would affect more than nineteen hundred boys and girls. Brian Mann spoke with Barry Mack, president of the Adirondack Council of the Boy Scouts of America, based in Plattsburgh. Mack says the organization still expects to close Camp Bedford, the Boy Scout summer camp near Malone, which is currently listed for sale for $2.5 million. The Twin Rivers council already includes scout groups in the north country, from Hamilton, Warren, Washington and part of Essex counties.  Go to full article

A Summer Camp Where The Play Is Music

Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack Music Camp, in Schroon Lake, the focus was classical music. Teenagers from all over the world gathered around their passion for sound and rhythm. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Kid Radio: Praise For Summer, From Summer Camp

It's summer camp season. Hundreds of kids around the north country are swimming and hiking, earning merit badges, practicing their musical instrument--even making radio. This week, at the Town of Altamont Summer Day Camp, kids worked with our Adirondack reporter Brian Mann, learning how to make a story for radio. They interviewed each other, asking about the best parts of summer. Here's our special correspondent, 10-year-old Riti Spada, reporting from the gym at LP Quinn Elementary.  Go to full article

Girls Will Go to Camp Dudley

A Lake Champlain bastion of boy's camp tradition, Camp Dudley, makes a revolutionary move--admitting girls. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

Camp Good Grief

For some kids, summer camp is more than fun. It's a second chance at life, a way to move past their grief. Camp Good Grief, based in Saranac Lake, is organized for kids grieving the loss of a loved one. Brian Mann visited the camp and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Regional History Call-in: Summer Camp

Martha Foley is joined by Halle Bond of The Adirondack Museum, which plans an exhibition on children's summer camps, and Amy Godine, a journalist with an interest in ethnic summer camps. They share camp stories and take calls from listeners.  Go to full article

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