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!
It 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Lochearn Winter Gatherings
This year’s Lochearn Winter Gatherings are right around the corner! Returning and interested families from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are invited to reconnect with camp friends and learn more about Lochearn!
New Canann, CT – February 28, 2015
New York City – March 1, 2015
Don’t forget to put this important date in your calendar as well!
Final Tuition Payment due April 1st.
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 Alumnae Guestbook. Visit today and let us know when you attended or worked at Lochearn and what you’re up to! If you are still in touch with your friends from your time at Lochearn, please encourage them to register also. We do not want any one to miss the exciting times that are coming up in the near future at Lochearn!
Connect with Lochearn!
We are constantly updating our website and social media with news for both parents and campers. Did you know that you can now take a Virtual Tour of camp and see our new Video Series right from the home page?!