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A Summer Note From A Young Camper

Hi, my name is Ben Snyder! I’m 9 years old and I’m a TPJ at Robin Hood. Why Robin Hood you ask? First, my parents met here around 1989. My parents said I should come here because they went here and they said it was awesome. I was unsure about it but now that I’m here I’m not unsure and I love it. I plan on being here for at least 20 years. I really want to be a Color War Captain, so I’m going to stay until I am!

I love camp and here are my reasons: When you look at the sky and you smell, it smells like the country. Also, they have waterski and tubing and you don’t have that at other camps. It’s about 165 acres of beautifulness. There are also so many nice people and the counselors are all nice.

Today, we learned how to play volleyball. We also went tubing and somehow I didn’t fall in. At drama today our group was excited. Then at tennis, I played my cousin and he only won by a little bit. Next time I hope to win.

I’m very excited for Color War (Green & White) because it will be my first time. I’m excited for the break and I think it will break during Founder’s night on Monday night. Something crazy will happen like Woody will run into the barn yelling, “Oh my god it’s Green and white oh my god oh my god oh my god!” Overall this summer has been a 10/10!

Sweet Dreams from The Realm

A Note From a First Year Aide

When I first heard the saying “Come for a summer, stay for a lifetime” I didn’t believe it. I pulled into camp, an alumni’s daughter, and I didn’t even know how I was going to say goodbye to my parents for 4 weeks. But, 3 days into camp I wrote to my parents begging to stay 7 weeks, and that is how I know camp is as special as it is.

Hi! My name is Paige Chestler and it’s my 8th summer at camp. 1st on staff making me a first-year aide (FYA). I’m a counselor for the Jesters, the 10-year-old girls group, and I couldn’t be happier. Last year as a Scribe I watched the other counselors to try and get an idea of how my summer could look like the following year, and it is just how I perceived it to be, the most rewarding adventure I could have asked for. This first summer on staff posed many new experiences from transitioning from being a camper. But with the help of many returning counselors, I easily found my groove and went on to create even more amazing memories in the Realm.

Being at camp, you are given so many amazing opportunities that you would not get in your everyday life outside of camp. For example, today I joined an optional junior camp mountain hike. With a group of Jesters, Archers, and Bows, we made the short ride to Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness, NH. From being on this hike, it reminded me of another reason that I love camp. The friendships and bonds you make are forever life-changing and being on staff just furthers the relationships you can make with the younger kids as a senior camper. The entirety of the hike (up and down the mountain) I had a kid in each hand, not even out of tiredness or boredom, just the love of their hearts for wanting to be the first 3 girls up the mountain. I am happy to say that we accomplished this goal. After making the short trek back down we took all the happy hikers to Cozy Corner for ice cream and seeing the smiles on their faces when we pulled in warms my heart every day.

Being at camp for 8 summers now, I wish I could be living in my campers shoes-still having multitudes of time ahead. But I wouldn’t give up the summers I’ve already had for the world. Camp is that amazing of a place where it is impossible to wake up and not know that every day is going to be a new adventure. Through the good and the bad, camp is the most special place of them all.

My one piece of advice for anyone coming to camp, seeing camp, or anything in between, is to never waste a minute being here. Time is the ultimate enemy, and the memories and friendships here change your life forever.

Sweet Dreams from the Realm

Camper Newsletter: These N’ Those Issue #2

Greetings from the Realm!

It was a beautiful day here at Robin Hood. Junior camp girls kicked off the morning with a hike up green mountain, alongside our awesome program director and most honorable judge, Josh Podl. Junior camp boys did the same in the afternoon, and both groups earned a reward — ice cream at Cozy Corner down the road!

The Saxons and Scribes had their first full day after returning from Canada; they got to spend the full day with one another, enjoying their last few weeks of being campers. By dinner, almost all of camp had returned from excursions and the dining hall felt electric again – friends hugged after being apart only a few days and kids once again danced on benches to music. 

Don’t forget to check out our 2nd Issue of These N’ Those.

We’re about to get into evening activities – it’s looking like another beautiful sunset on Lake Ossipee is in store!

Sweet dreams from the Realm…

Sam Jonas 

TNT Issue 2

A Note From the Athletic Department

Greetings from the athletic department!  We have had a great intercamp tournament schedule this summer with many of the usual boys activities that we both attended and hosted. We were lucky enough to win our own U13 flag football tourney beating our vaunted rivals West End twice!  We conclude the boys schedule next Monday as we host a U12 soccer and softball game.

One thing I promised to do after my first three years in the Realm was bolster our girls’ sports. We have hosted basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball this summer as well as visiting Camp Wicosuta for the first time. I am happy and proud to report that we went undefeated at home this summer. A first in CRH history!  What an accomplishment for our girls!  I am also proud to report a marked increase in private sports instruction at camp led by our incredible tennis staff of 4 former and present college tennis players. A remarkable time in the Realm for sports. I am happy to be a part of it. I have already, believe it or not, started working on next years schedule with a surprise “Spirit Day” with a local camp.

Of course our final athletic push will begin soon with our annual Green and White competition. When will it break?  My lips are sealed…

Sweet Dreams from the Realm.

Scott

First Day of Second Session

Today was the first day of the second session and our newest campers participated in a host of activities. Most of our campers passed the swim test and began enjoying time at our waterfront. After passing the test they can start doing things like sailing, canoeing, waterskiing and boating. We also witnessed a great kickball clinic today where the youngest girls group – the scouts – learned the rules of kickball. Apparently you can’t have two people on first base at the same time – who knew? Our oldest girls group participated in a game of blind newcomb where they put towels over the net to block the sight of the opponent. It offered a new perspective on an old classic. The boys were busy today too – lots of softball, a little soccer, and a whole lot of ultimate frisbee.

In other news our Saxons and Scribes left at 7:30 this morning on a coach bus for Montreal, Canada. They were very excited as they pulled down the driveway – Bon Voyage! Today they will be touring the Basilica of Notre Dame, touring the Old Quarter, eating on the river and ending the night on the giant Ferris Wheel. Our Bards and Friars left today for western Massachusetts. Today they saw the Basketball Hall of of Fame and they will be heading to Six Flags amusement park tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates…hope you all had a day too!

Sweet dreams from the Realm