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.”
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!
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.
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.
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! 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!
We hope all of you are enjoying the start of Spring. Camp is right around the corner. Are you counting down the days to summer camp just like we are?
Tony met many new campers this winter who are looking forward to becoming Lochearn Lassies. They can’t wait to meet on Opening Day, to walk to Baker’s, and to gather at Campfire Hill in the evenings. The girls hail from New Orleans, Los Angeles, New Canaan, Westport, Rye, and New York City. Two reunions in New Canaan and New York City capped off a bustling winter.
Life has been busy in Post Mills. The year-round team at Camp has done an incredible job of updating the sewing studio. New worktables, lights, and storage bins will give the popular sewing studio a fresh new feel. The tables and chairs have been moved back into Highland Hall, and you can almost hear the singing from happy staff and campers echoing off of Lake Fairlee.
The Lochearn leadership team enjoyed a productive weekend at the winter office in Florida. The annual summit was filled with reflections from 2014 and enthusiastic goal setting for an exciting summer. A dedicated and child-centered staff has been hired and is excited about cabin life and offering great instruction in the program areas.
Good luck with wrapping up the school year and get ready for an amazing summer in the beautiful state of Vermont. We can’t wait to see you at Camp!
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 programs 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!
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.