Summer 2016 Dates
Session 1: Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, July 17
Session 2: Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, August 14
Final Checklist when preparing for camp:
- Make sure all required forms have been completed.
- Order Lochearn gear and attire from Amerasport.
- Register with Camp Trucking if you prefer to ship your camper’s luggage to or from Lochearn.
- Register prescription medications with CampMeds.
- Refer to your Parent Handbook for the Opening and Closing Day procedures and other policies.
- Find these helpful resources on our website:
- Your “MyLochearn” Account
- Parent Handbook
- Camp Store
- Directions to Camp
- Virtual Tour
- Camp News
When you arrive at Lochearn this summer, you’ll notice several awesome upgrades to many program areas. The arts studios have been painted and redesigned with new tables and work areas. Campers taking riding will now be able to store their riding boots and helmets in individual cubbies at the barn. On the waterfront, waterskiers and wakeboarders will enjoy a new Malibu ski boat.
We are also excited to announce a new out-of-camp trip for our Counselor Trainee Prospects (CTPs)! A Counselor Trainee Prospect is a camper who has just completed 8th grade with the potential to return to camp the next summer as a CT. This summer, the CTPs will go on a White Water Rafting adventure that will be guided by Mahoosuc Outdoors on the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire!
It’s been an amazing year of staff hiring. We are so excited to welcome many new staff members to the Lochearn family, and to have so many returners from 2015.
Coach Aldo Santiago will be gracing the tennis courts with his stellar warm-up and practice routines once again! Aldo’s love and passion for the game of tennis is contagious. The courts will be filled with laughter and excitement.
Many campers will recognize another familiar face at Lochearn this summer. Adrienne Jensen-Doray is thrilled to be getting back in the saddle as the head of the riding program. For the past two years, Adrienne has enjoyed working as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Union College in Schenectady, NY, overseeing student clubs and leadership development activities. This will be Adrienne’s sixth summer running the Lochearn Riding program.
We are very happy to announce Sarah Beulink and Ashley Davis as the CT Campus Leaders this summer! Franny David, Maggie Brummer and Hannah Dailey will be returning as Senior, Sub-Senior and Junior Campus Leaders. Ruth Potter will be returning to lead the climbing program, and Chloe McDonnell will be back as the head of the athletics program! Morgan Riley will continue to be our fearless leader of OAP. Lori Earle will be back as the Parent Liaison and helping with the swimming program, and Beth Field will be the glue that holds together the arts program!
Logan Trask: Head of Theatre
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire
School: Case Western Reserve University
Activities taught in 2015: Singing, Theatre, and Summer Reading
Fun Fact about yourself: I live in Danvers, MA, the original Salem Village, where the witch trials happened.
Not-So-Secret Passions: Songwriting!
Favorite Camp Food: Any dish where hash browns or tater tots are involved.
Favorite Camp Song: “Home.” Nothing is more beautiful than singing it on campfire hill during the pine cone ceremony.
Favorite Camp Activity: Performing Arts Night!
Favorite Memory of Lochearn: Singing the song I wrote for camp and having the whole camp sing along with me. I felt so connected and loved.
Logan’s advice to new members of the Lochearn family: It’s okay to be nervous and even a little scared, but trust me, you got this! Make sure to try new things and don’t be afraid of failing or looking silly (in fact, I would encourage you to be silly on purpose). Camp is a place for being yourself and for learning that there is more to yourself than you ever thought possible.
Dear Camp Families,
We hope all of you are enjoying the start of spring. Change in seasons reminds us that summer is right around the corner. The summer of 2016 will be here before we know it!
Winter flew by as Tony met with new camp families throughout the country from New England and Greater New York to South Florida, Southern California and many cities in between. We are so excited for new campers to join us for an amazing summer in Vermont! Thank you to the O’Connor Family who hosted the Lochearn Winter Gathering in February. It was wonderful seeing so many campers, CTs, and parents at the O’Connor home in New Canaan, Connecticut.
We greatly enjoyed hosting the annual Spring Summit at the winter office in Gainesville, Florida. As a leadership team, we reflected on the successes of 2015, and looked at what we can do to make Lochearn even stronger this summer. It always goes back to our amazing campers and how honored we are to have the opportunity each year to watch our campers grow.
The entire Lochearn team is so excited to celebrate the 100th summer on Lake Fairlee. We are
looking forward to Lochearn Alumni joining us to tell stories and to sing our favorite Lochearn songs on campfire hill. As a camp, we will celebrate Lochearn’s 100th birthday throughout each session. This summer is sure to be a special one that we will all remember for years and years to come.
We are thrilled that many of our instructional and support staff are returning for another great summer. We can’t wait to see you in Vermont!