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The Winter Edition of the Bagpipe is Here!

The Winter Bagpipe is Here!


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.


From the Directors: Recommended Readings

The following is a list of books and articles that I have collected over the years. I highly recommend these readings to parents who are unsure or nervous about sending their child on their first-ever sleep-away summer camp experience.

The magic of summer camp is a powerful thing that I have had the joy of being a part of for 35 years. When I went to camp as a child, I learned social and practical skills that have made me who I am today. I made life-long bonds with people who have grown to be my best friends. I still look up to the counselors and directors who have become my mentors.

As parents, we strive to do what is best for our children, and sometimes that’s not always the easiest decision to make. I hope you find the time to look over these readings and that they are as insightful to you as they have been to me in my life and passion in children’s camping.

We hope you enjoy reading these books and articles.


Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow

By Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

ThePowerofPlayThe Power of Play: How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children

By David Elkind

 Articles from the American Camp Association