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Weekly Log Home 2014 #6

August 22, 2014

We are sad to write that this is the last weekly letter from summer 2014.  As Sandy Denny so beautifully sang: “Who knows where the time goes?”

As opposed to giving you a day-by-day update we have decided to summarize Second Session happenings by category.  Enjoy.

As always, trips during this session were plentiful and much anticipated.  Here are the ones you should ask your boys about when they get home:

  • All the Junior Bs (eight-and-nine-year-olds) ventured in cabin groupings to our wilderness campsite on the point of our lake.  The boys loved cooking over an open fire,

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Moosilauke Moments 2011: 1st Session, Weeks 1 & 2 from Camp Moosilauke on Vimeo.

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What You Learn About Boys From Running a Summer Camp

What You Learn About Boys From Running A Summer Camp

 by Bill McMahon, Co-Director

After twenty plus years of running a residential summer camp you learn a thing or two about boys. Here are some of the golden rules my wife and I have learned about how they learn and grow, all of which informs how we run Camp Moosilauke.

1) Peer culture drives everything.
Judith Rich Harris makes it very clear in her book The Nurture Assumption that the most powerful non-nature factor influencing how kids learn and grow is peer culture. Peer culture does not push,

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Moosilauke Weekly Letter Home 7-29-2011

Dear Moosilauke Parent:

This provides our first letter from our 2.5 week session. It has been a busy, fun-filled week. Click on for daily photos and read on for all the adventures and special happenings.

As you know, Monday, July 26th, was opening day. Although we had a brief drizzle, overall it was very pleasant and not nearly as hot as the previous week. Once we finished with arrivals and registration,

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Moosilauke Weekly Letter Home 7-17-11

Hello from balmy Orford, NH! We have had another terrific week and it is our pleasure to share with you the highlights via this letter. As you know, you can also access daily pictures from camp by clicking on We are also excited to announce that Moosilauke is now blogging! By clicking on you can read postings by Bill and Sabina, campers and staff. Finally, click on to view a video montage from the first two weeks of camp that one of our counselors put together.

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