Summer 2015: Looking Back


Happy September back at home and school! I took my last Boston Whaler boat ride of the season yesterday to say goodbye to the seals on Spectacle Ledge. Although it’s time to focus on RH 2016, my thoughts are still on my favorite memories from this summer.

A highlight of the 2015 season for me was watching record numbers of campers challenge themselves beyond their normal comfort zones to take the Around the Lake 8.2 Mile Challenge, the Across the Lake Swim and the Super Deep Water Test. I was most impressed by a record-breaking performance by more than 20 campers who successfully took on the grueling and exhausting 12-hour Bagaduce River Canoe Challenge. To those who pushed themselves to take on any challenge: you should feel proud of your achievements! We will be adding new challenges for 2016 and you will be reading about them soon.

Summer of 2015 was also the first year of Squash, Tennis, Golf, and Football/Soccer specialty Sports Academies for campers looking for more intensive and advanced training experiences. We most likely will be adding Waterski & Wakeboard Academy for 2016 during Week 6 and 7. This summer was also the summer of Bubble Soccer, Parkour & Free Running, Survival Training, an expanded trip program, and of course the excellence and inspiration of Nghia Tran once again leading Muay Thai Kickboxing. I looked forward to and admired the creative cabin chants (led by the Outpost) every morning at Round Up and the “We love you Neerav” chant that continued all summer. Summer 2015 was a special season. I look forward to presenting an even more fun, exciting, playful, and challenging summer for 2016.

-Rick Littlefield

Determined to uphold the constitution of the united states, the president threatened to send federal troops to protect disputed new mexico territory from ruled writing paper an invasion by proslavery texans


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