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Re-Enroll for 2016 Today!

We had a record number or early enrollment on Parents’ Visiting Day and we are looking forward to the 100th year of Lochearn with a great deal of anticipation! We will be celebrating Lochearn’s 100th with special events each session and throughout the summer.

Follow these steps to re-enroll your daughter for 2016.

1. Log on to your “My Lochearn” account on our website. Click on “Camper Application”, select 2016 under Season. Select which camper you would like to re-enroll, or select “Another Child” to enroll an additional sibling. Select the session for which you would like to enroll your camper. If you would like to enroll for both sessions, please select both Session 1 and Session 2.

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2. Fill out a paper enrollment application, available by clicking “Enroll” at the top right-hand corner of our website. Then mail, or scan and email, the form to our office.

Please call our winter office with your questions at 352-562-7989 or email fun@camplochearn.com.

Important Dates

Tony is looking forward to meeting and connecting with Lochearn Families!

The special bond between Lochearn Lassies keeps our campers coming back each year. Lochearn depends on satisfied campers and their parents to recommend us to friends and family. Want your friends to join in on the magic? Tony may be coming to a city near you.

New York City – November 13-15, 2015
Boston Area – December 4-6, 2015
Spence School Camp Fair & New York City – December 10-13, 2015
Los Angeles – February 5-7, 2015

Don’t forget about these important dates coming up soon!

Deadline for Payment-in-Full Discount
November 1, 2015

Summer 2016 Dates
Session 1 – June 22 – July 17, 2016
Session 2 – July 20 – August 14, 2016

Check out the Winter Bagpipe for more 2016 dates!

Congratulations!

2015 Five Year Club Inductees
To celebrate our campers who have been coming to Lochearn for five years or more, the Five-Year Club took a trip to Quechee Gorge! The day was spent hiking and playing in the Gorge’s refreshing waters. Congratulations to our 2015 Five-Year Club inductees!

Activity, LC and Spirit Awards
Additionally we would like to congratulate all Activity, LC and Spirit Cup award winners on their achievements this summer!

Congratulations Green Team!
Blue & GreenThe Blue and Green Teams both did an amazing job putting their all into the Blue-Green Competitions during the summer of 2015. Blue and Green has been a Lochearn tradition since 1916. When looking back at the last 99 years, both teams have won almost exactly the same number of times.

The magic of Lochearn keeps the Blue-Green competitions exciting, but friendly, summer after summer. This year we celebrated the new “Marble Pull” Cup. First-year campers pull a blue or green marble from this cup, which then determines their color for the rest of their years at Lochearn, and beyond.

No matter what happens in the competition, our campers always reunite as kind and caring Lassies!

For a full list of all 2015 Five Year Club Inductees and Activity, LC and Spirit Award winners please check out the most current issue of The Bagpipe.

 

Directors’ Message

Dear Camp Families,

As the sun sets on Summer Camp 2015, Lochearn’s 99th year, we’d like to take a moment to thank our campers, parents, and staff. Thank you for your continued support and for another wonderful summer. Cheers of “How do you feel?” still resonate through our heads as we reflect on our time on Lake Fairlee together.

Sunday night campfires continued to be a time when important life lessons and personal triumphs filled our hearts and minds with a “deeper understanding of the beauty about us.” Alumnae delighted us with their visits and made these moments even more complete as they shared their favorite memories from the decades of Lady Lochearn. Our tennis and riding programs topped the list in terms of quality instruction. “We are jogging” became a favorite way to greet each other around camp. The arts continued to shine with beautiful ceramics and bracelets, and our productions of Annie showcased the girls’ theatrical talent.

As we prepare for an amazing 100th year at Lochearn, let us remember “to make the whole camp happier for our being here.” All of you certainly did that in 2015, and we look forward to next summer with “an open mind and a kind and caring heart.”

Happy Camping,
Tony & Stacie - Directors at Camp Lochearn

Lochearn Alumnae

Camp Lochearn

2016 marks the 100th Year since Lochearn’s establishment on the shores of Lake Fairlee. Alumnae can stay up-to-date on all that is happening and connect with camp friends and cabin mates by registering in our Alumni Guestbook. Visit the Guestbook today and let us know when you attended or worked at Lochearn and what you’re up to!

We will begin planning for the 100th Year Anniversary in the Fall and want to make sure our alumnae are involved and in the loop. Thank you!

Coach Aldo Santiago

We are proud to welcome Aldo Santiago from Mount Holyoke, an all-girls college, join our staff this summer as the Head of Tennis! Aldo has 22 years of head coach experience at Mount Holyoke College, where he has coached two nationally ranked players, a NEWMAC Player of the Year and three NEWMAC Rookies of the Year. We are lucky to have a leader with such a high caliber of coaching and an inspiration to teach beginners and help experienced campers reach a new level of play. Aldo truly believes in motivating young women to foster a passion and life-long love for tennis.

Importance of Quality Instruction

Lochearn_2014Highlights_468It is an exciting time of year as we are putting the final details in place and getting ready to open camp for the summer of 2015! We have an incredible staff who are dedicated to helping our campers learn and grow by trying new things and improving in the activities they already love. The number one goal of our counselors is to provide quality instruction to our extremely talented and bright campers. During the summer, everyone at camp becomes a great team working toward the unified goal of “making the whole camp happier for our being here.” 

We’re looking forward to an unbelievable summer in all of our program areas, and we are so excited to welcome back many of our program area leaders. Miranda Bohl will be coming back as the Head of Riding, and has been working diligently in choosing new horses and bringing back many from last summer. We are also really excited to have our much-loved Lisa Malcom returning as the Head of Athletics to build on our intercamp games and tournaments, and continue to have quality instruction in all field sports.

Camp Outfitter

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The new Lochearn Webstore is now available to start ordering camp gear and Lochearn attire! Get ready for the summer by easily shopping for items from the packing list and placing orders online through Amerasport. You can find your riding and sports gear, sleeping bags and backpacks, and other Lochearn apparel. The Lochearn Webstore is available by visiting the Camp Store section on our website.

Note to Parents

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It has been amazing to see the support and enthusiasm our families have for Lochearn. We appreciate that you have kept Lochearn in the forefront of your mind throughout the year. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family and spreading the word that Lochearn is a place where girls can be themselves while growing and learning in a positive and encouraging environment.

 

 

Welcome to Scout’s Club!

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Welcome to Scout’s Club! I hope you got my postcard in the mail. If not, click here to see it.

Scout’s Club is a special club for Junior Campers at Lochearn. As a member of my club, you will get to spend time with me! Woof!

We will go paddleboarding, take walks, play fetch and do other fun activities together. I need help with my baths and keeping my golden hair brushed. Any volunteers? Thanks! I love playing with Lochearn Lassies!

Can’t wait to see you on Opening Day after dinner!

Love,
Scout