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Staff Spotlight: Shannon H

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

Meet our Store Manager, Shannon. Now in her 9th summer at camp, you can find Shannon at the Trading Post or helping train our LITs to become lifeguards. Following the footsteps of her father, Shannon describes camp as her second home. She has met her best friends here and feels that this is where she can truly be herself. When she isn’t at camp, Shannon is studying history and education at UConn. She is an active member of her sorority, where she spends a lot of time fundraising for EGPAF and Sharsheret. Shannon draws her inspiration from some of her former counselors, and has always tried to follow in their footsteps of happiness and positivity. Let’s get a nice Yay, Rah, Rah for Shannon!   Check back in regularly to learn about our awesome...

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Want to know more about our incredible staff?

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

Ever wonder how our program leader became program leader? Ever ask yourself how someone finds themselves as a CIT, JC, or senior counselor? We are pleased to share with you that we are starting a new feature…Staff Spotlight! Starting this Saturday, we will be sharing the stories of our staff, and why Camp is so special to them. Excited? We are too!

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World Service Cookout A Success!

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

If you’ve ever checked in at the start of a session before, then you’ve probably seen people flipping burgers and hot dogs, and more importantly, people eating and laughing together. Our World Service cookout is a very important part of our check in days. Besides it being an opportunity to eat before our campers start their time at camp, it also raises money for our Sister Y in the Dominican Republic. Our board members worked hard to make sure everyone was fed, and we think it’s safe to say that the whole event was a success! This summer, we have raised a lot of money, but we still have a long way to go. This is a very important cause to Camp Woodstock, and we can’t wait to see how much more we can raise in the second half of the...

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Session 2 is officially underway!

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

Greetings from Camp Woodstock! We are excited to report that Session 2 is already underway and everyone has settled in for a great session! To find out what’s going on at camp daily, be sure to check the Newsletter function on Bunk1. Keep checking in on this page for special features about campers, staff, and cool stories!

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Happy Woodstock Wednesday! (July 8)

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

It’s another Woodstock Wednesday here in The Pines! This morning kicked off with Cabin Acts…we had everything from Unit 3 Dance Party to flower pot painting to telescope making to learning how to square dance! From Cabin Acts we went off to our morning classes. Highlights from this morning ranged from Quesadillas in Outdoor Cooking to building mobiles in Arts in Crafts and learning how to dive in Swim Lessons. Lunch today was Sloppy Joes! We sure had fun cheering and eating and rehydrating, and were ready for rest hour! Our afternoon classes went just as well as the morning. We had fun climbing the tower in Expedition, Grannying, and Paddle Boarding around Black Pond. Even though we had a few minutes of rain, we couldn’t be stopped! Free swim today saw lots of swimming and boating, Gaga and Frisbee, and as always, lots of smiles! Tonight’s program is Evening Free Swim, and we are so excited for our Day Camp friends to stay late to play with us! Campers will be able to swim or choose from counselor led Open Acts…we are anticipating lots and lots of smiles! Be sure to check in on Bunk1 for lots of pictures! What does tomorrow hold? It’s a mystery, but we have a feeling it may be a little chaotic… (wink wink!) PS. We have good news! Our blog function on Bunk1 is now working! We will be migrating Daily Updates into Bunk1 starting tomorrow, but will still be updating this blog...

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Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! (July 7)

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Camp Stories, Camp Updates

Another terrific Tuesday in the books here at Camp Woodstock! It was a little bit of a misty morning here, but it was not enough to stop us from smiling! After breakfast, we had our third Open Acts of the session. Activities included “Grannying”, “Rave in the Cave”, and “Frisbeeball.” We went from there to our morning classes…highlights included Fuse Beads in Arts and Crafts and perfecting our elementary backstroke in swim lessons. Meanwhile, our LIT friends participated in a fun activity that stressed the importance of verbal and non verbal communication, and also listening. We made sure we rehydrated at lunch…it was hot and humid today! After rest hour, we went off to our afternoon classes. Our friends in Navy Seals did some team building on the Low Ropes course….and we had three sharp shooters in BB Guns hit the most difficult target right in a row! Free swim was filled with swimming and Gaga, as is the norm. Tonight was Twinner, and it was so much fun to see everyone matching in groups of two, three, and more! Our evening program tonight was Tuesday Night Live! We started the show off with some sno-cones…then everyone showed off their talents! We had some great skits, some songs, and some crazy dancing! It was so much fun…but now we’re all ready for bed! Good...

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