Monthly Archives: March 2019

What’s New This Summer + Musical Theater Production

What’s New This Summer?!

You heard it here first! If you love the slide, you will love another exciting new part of the Lochearn waterfront this summer! Said to be the hottest new camp craze, campers will have the pleasure of enjoying our new Water Trampoline!

Musical Theater Production

Last summer’s production of The Lion King had everyone on the edge of their seats with anticipation. We laughed with Timon and Pumbaa, sang along with Nala and Mufasa, and (spoiler alert!) cheered as Simba reigned over the Pridelands at the end!

This summer, we are excited for our campers to bring the story of Beauty and the Beast to life! Campers in Session 1 and Session 2 will have the opportunity to join the four-week Theater II performance class.

If theater performance isn’t your forte but you love the art of drama, our Theater I class is the perfect way to learn the techniques of improvisation and acting. Sign up for Theater I and Theater II class this summer for an exhilarating experience!

Special Trips and Programs

We can’t wait for these Special Trips and Programs!

At Lochearn, we eagerly embrace new opportunities and strive to provide exciting adventures and special programs that will benefit our campers. We are so excited for everything we have in store for our campers this summer!

1st–4th grades
It’s FIELD TRIP time and an exciting summer to be a Junior at Lochearn. Our 1st-4th graders will be going to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) for a super fun field trip including a Raptor Exhibit!

5th grade
Our 5th graders will have the opportunity to camp out with Girls in the Woods this summer, a true tent campout with a campfire story, roasting s’mores, gazing at the fireflies, enjoying the Vermont night sky and sleeping under the stars. Stacie can’t wait to go berry picking with you!

6th grade
Lochearn is our name and Adventure is our game! Our 6th graders will be the first group to have their own challenging but incredible fun day hike! The special bonds that come with hiking to the summit of a mountain together are the best part of our Outdoor Adventure Program.

7th grade
It is so much fun to celebrate Vermont and the special parts of why people travel to New England. 7th graders, get ready for a unique experience exploring the craft of glassblowing at Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT!

8th grade
Our 8th graders will get to go White Water Rafting on the Androscoggin River this summer! This day trip is packed with two White Water Rafting runs and a gourmet lunch enjoyed together by the river.

CT’s
We can’t wait for this year’s CT Bucket List, trip to North Conway and Mount Washington, Blue and Green events, Big Sisters and Little Sisters, and the CT’s night out in Hanover!

CIT’s
CITs will take an overnight trip to Burlington and have their own CIT Service Project!

Directors’ Message

Dear Camp Families,

Each summer brings a new opportunity to make the most out of the time we have together in Vermont. There are many ways to do this, but how can we recircuit our mindset to bring in even more inclusiveness and kindness into our community?

Think about this: At some point, we were all new at camp. Maybe we were a new camper when we were in 2nd grade, or maybe our first experience at camp started when we were 14. You may be a staff member that has spent many years at camp as a camper, but you are new to Lochearn.

No matter where you are in your camp journey, we each have an opportunity to create an environment where every one feels confident, valued and enriched by the sleepaway camp experience.

At Lochearn, we have the Courage to be Kind in everything we do: Kindness toward each camper and staff member, kindness toward the natural environment around us, kindness to ourselves, and committing to bringing kindness back into our hometown communities throughout the year.

It is not easy to be 100% kind all the time, but if you keep the Lochearn Motto in your mind throughout your daily life, the task does not seem so far out of reach. Have the courage to be kind no matter what.

We can’t wait to be back on Lake Fairlee with you!

Happy Camping!
Tony & Stacie

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