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Campitis

As the end of summer arrives, you start to feel it. We call it Campitis.

After a month at Lochearn, it’s the feeling you get when you long for everything that made camp special. You miss the lifelong friendships you made, your inside jokes and the camp songs. These are the things that stay with you, but you miss the little things, too. Like the unforgettable smell coming from Highland Hall when there’s warm tacos for lunch, or the screams of excitement that come with the reveal of camp’s evening program. And you just long for the daily routine, from waking up to the bugle and catching the sunrise over Lake Fairlee, to the harmonious calls of the loons that seem to echo across the water. But most of all you miss who you could be at Lochearn – yourself.

You explored new passions, from beads and bracelets to archery and water sports. You miss how you felt when you won your first blue award in an activity you’d never tried before. You miss the sound of the wind filling your sailboat as you take a deep breath of the cool Vermont air. You miss your new best friends, who in just a month have become as close as sisters. Campitis is when you find yourself missing camp and everything that came with it, and you might find yourself feeling it when you least expect it.

Is there a simple fix for Campitis? We wish it were easy, but the only cure we’ve found is to get back to camp and leave your worries at the gate! The school year may seem like an eternity, but we suggest glancing back at all of your camp photos, wearing your Lochearn gear to school and keeping in touch with your cabin mates from the summer. They could be experiencing some Campitis of their own and are hoping you’ll reach out!

If these don’t help cure your Campitis, just know sometimes there’s nothing better than counting down the days until you’re back on the banks of Lake Fairlee!

Celebrating 100 Years

This summer is Lochearn’s 100th Birthday! Thank you to the alumni who have already RSVP’d for the 100th Year Celebration Days.

Please email [email protected] with any questions or to RSVP for one of the 100th Year Celebration Days. You can find more information and frequently asked questions on our website.

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100th Year Celebration Day Schedule

11:30 AM: Alumni Arrive
12:00 PM: Lunch Buffet
1:30 PM: Campfire Ceremony
2:45 PM: Blue & Green Activity
5:00 PM: Alumni Depart
6:15 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: An Evening on Campfire Hill

We look forward to sharing 100 years of tradition with you!

Preparing for Camp

Camp Lochearn 2016

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:

  1. Make sure all required forms have been completed.
  2. Order Lochearn gear and attire from Amerasport.
  3. Register with Camp Trucking if you prefer to ship your camper’s luggage to or from Lochearn.
  4. Register prescription medications with CampMeds.
  5. Refer to your Parent Handbook for the Opening and Closing Day procedures and other policies.
  6. Find these helpful resources on our website:
    • Your “MyLochearn” Account
    • Parent Handbook
    • Camp Store
    • Directions to Camp
    • Virtual Tour
    • Camp News

100th Year Celebration!

Established in 1916, Lochearn turns 100 years old this year! We invite alumni to celebrate with us on one of two days during the summer of 2016. Join us to enjoy lunch and some of Lochearn’s longstanding traditions in the afternoon.

Save the date for one of these two Celebration days:
Saturday, July 2nd – OR – Saturday, July 30th
11:30 AM: Alumni Arrive
12:00 PM: Lunch Buffet
1:30 PM: Campfire Ceremony
2:45 PM: Blue & Green Activity
6:15 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: An Evening on Campfire Hill

More details will be coming soon! Please RSVP for one of the two 100th Year Celebration days via email to [email protected]. In your email, please include which day you would like to attend.

We look forward to sharing 100 years of tradition with you!

100 Years!

Lochearn’s 100th Year Celebration!

Alumnae

Established in 1916, Lochearn turns 100 years old this year! We invite alumni to celebrate with us on one of two days during the summer of 2016. Join us to enjoy lunch and some of Lochearn’s longstanding traditions in the afternoon.

Enjoy lunch beside our current campers and staff, attend a Campfire Ceremony including songs and stories, join in on Blue/Green activities and end the day with a “birthday” cake!

We look forward to sharing 100 years of tradition with you! To find out more or RSVP, please go to our event page.

100 Years

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.

 

 

Lochearn News

At Lochearn, part of the experience of living in cabins and being surrounded by the beautiful Vermont mountains is learning how to respect and appreciate nature. We are always looking to improve our Lochearn_2014Highlights_428programs to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Last summer, we reaped the benefits of our garden by growing vegetables to use in the kitchen and planting seeds that sprouted the tallest sunflowers we’ve ever seen.

With this goal of sustainability comes responsibility. Lochearn is using these best practices throughout camp. All light fixtures have been outfitted with LED lightbulbs. We increased our recycling by moving to a zero-sort dumpster where plastic, glass, paper and cardboard can all be recycled together. All food waste is being recycled by a local Vermont compost company. With a farm-to-table philosophy, Lochearn has partnered with local farms to bring the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food to our dining hall for out campers.

New Lochearn Webstore!

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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. Find your riding and sports gear, sleeping bags and backpacks, and all Lochearn swag. You can get to the Lochearn Webstore by visiting the Camp Store section of our website.

Get to Know…

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Name: Lisa Malcolm

Birthplace: Fife, Scotland

School: University of Edinburgh

Activities Taught in 2014: Soccer, Water Skiing, Archery, Canoeing and Climbing

Fun Fact About Yourself: I represented Scotland in the 2008 Youth Olympiad Games

Not-So-Secret Passions: Teaching is my main passion and I am currently about to finish my final year of a Physical Education teaching degree, but in my free time I love to run long distance and train for events such as 10ks and half marathons.

Favorite Camp Dish: Meatball Subs!!!

Favorite Camp Song: Magic

Favorite Camp Activity: SOCCER

Favorite Memory of Lochearn: There are many, from cabin nights with cabin 20 to the pinecone ceremony! However, my favorite must be celebrating with the girl’s soccer team as they scored against Aloha in the inter camp game. Seeing all their hard work pay off made me a very proud coach!

Advice to new members of the Lochearn family: If you come to camp with an open mind and willingness to try new things, then I know you a re going to have a blast at Lochearn! Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Whether it’s performing on stage or tearing it up on a wakeboard, make the experience your own! We as staff love to see you succeed but most importantly we love to see you having fun. So, embrace camp life, pack those tie-dye shorts and prepare to have the best four weeks of your life!

Claire Lochearn

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Name: Claire Quinn

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

School: University of Maryland (Go Terps!)

Activities Taught in 2014: Swimming, Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, Climbing

Fun Fact About Yourself: When I worked at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, I got to name their baby sloth. His name is Camden, after the stadium where the Baltimore Orioles play!

Not-So-Secret Passions: Wearing bows and anything to do with the Maryland flag.

Favorite Camp Dish: Chicken Patties!

Favorite Camp Song: Lochearn Spirit & the Red Team Song

Favorite Camp Activity: Swimming (especially to Watermelon Island!)

Favorite Memory of Lochearn: Receiving my Five Year Pin from my good friend Eliza Kennedy last summer!

Advice to new members of the Lochearn family: Lochearn is the perfect place to make new friends and try new activities, so be open to both! Each year I’ve been at camp, I’ve been lucky to become friends with plenty of campers and counselors, especially those who were in my cabin or classes. And I’ve been able to try things I’ve never done anywhere else, like waterskiing and climbing the Alpine Tower. So, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone at Lochearn, because we’re all here to cheer you on!

2014 Character Awards

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Congratulations to these awesome Lassies for receiving a Character Award! These campers stood out not only by excelling in these activities but also by trying new things, being enthusiastic, helpful, courageous, stepping out of their comfort zones and encouraging their fellow Lochearn Lassies.

For a full list of 2014 Character Award winners please check out the most current issue of the Bagpipe!