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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

Directors’ Message

Dear Camp Families,

We hope all of you are enjoying the start of spring. Change in seasons reminds us that summer is Camp Lochearnright 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.

Camp LochearnThe 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!

Happy Camping!

Tony & Stacie - Directors at Camp Lochearn