2017 Optional Activities

Registration for our 2017 Optional Activities is officially open! Click here to sign up!

Highlights include:

Superstar Tennis: Private and group tennis lessons, USTA tournament play, individualized stroke analysis and strategy sessions.

Personal Fitness Training: One-on-one personal training with a certified pro, including a take-home, year round exercise plan.

TOP Cooks: Farm-to-table experiences, gourmet cooking classes with professional chefs, trip to the Culinary Institute of America.

Superstar Golf: Private lessons with PGA pro, weekly golf outing to beautiful private courses, USGA membership.

Professional Tutoring: SAT, English, Math, Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Individualized plan, hourly rates with experienced educators.

TOP Ranch Riding: Small group riding lessons, grooming and competition on our beautiful private 250-acre ranch. Beginner to advanced.

TOP Basketball: 4-day intensive program for campers interested in taking their skills to a new level.

Senior Trips!
7th Grade: The Adirondacks
July 26-27, 2017
Highlights include: Six Flags Great Escape, dinner on Lake George, Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame, Howe Caverns.

8th Grade: Vermont
July 26-27, 2017
Highlights include: Church Street Marketplace, Bromley Mountain Adventure Park, Ben & Jerry’s Factory, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
New additions for 2017 to follow!

9th Grade: New England
July 25-27, 2017
Highlights include: Historic Boston, Fenway Park, Old Orchard Beach and Palace Playground, Portland, Maine and Newport, Rhode Island.
New additions for 2017 to follow!

10th Grade: Montreal
July 25-27, 2017
Highlights include: Jet boating on the Lachine Rapids, Laser Quest, La Ronde amusement park, Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex.

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Recap: New Camper Events!

We had such an awesome weekend with our new LOC campers at our Philly area and New York City events! Our new campers got to meet some of their future bunkmates and counselors as they bowled, jumped, ran, bounced and climbed! Their parents had the opportunity to connect with other new parents, too.

Thanks to all new camp families and our amazing staff and campers who made the weekend such a success! And new campers, be sure to stay in touch with one another! Camp is officially less than 5 months away (but who’s counting?)!

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2017 Explorers Program: Register Now!

Enrollment for our 2017 Explorers Program is now open! Is your son interested in camp but not ready to commit to a long stretch away from home? Send him up for a fun-filled Explorer Weekend or action-packed Play Day! He will have the chance to participate in exciting camp activities with other prospective campers while camp is in session, the whole time being supervised by our excellent staff. While children are enjoying Explorer Camp, parents can tour Lake Owego and meet with our directors.

For more information or to sign up, check out our Explorers page:
http://www.lakeowego.com/about-our-camp/explorers-program.php

As always, feel free to call the camp office at (267) 639-2488 with any questions and spread the word! The more, the merrier!

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Character

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can give our children many things, but as parents, we cannot give them character, independence, optimism, and enthusiasm – these are qualities that children have to discover and develop on their own. And that is the true gift of camp. Camp is a place that provides a safe environment to find adventure, friendship and ultimately to find one’s self, to find one’s true character.

At camp we often call ourselves a camp “family,” and for those summer months we really are. We are one community, relying on each other and looking out for one another. It feels like family. And at its heart, that is how Martin Luther King Jr. wanted us to look at the world around us: one family, each of us treated with respect and compassion. May the strength and love that we feel at camp send ripples to the world around us. For those of us lucky enough to go to camp, it’s our obligation to make it so.

Let us know what your kids are doing out in the world for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Email, tag or direct message us, or use the hashtag #LOCCares2017.

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New Camper Events!

One of our favorite weekends of the year is coming up! Our upcoming new camper parties are a perfect way to get to know us, so bring friends and family! This will be a great opportunity for new and prospective families to meet one another, meet the directors, get to know our awesome counselors and get excited for summer 2017!

PHILADELPHIA
Saturday, January 21st, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Philadelphia New Camper Bowling Event!
Devon Lanes
300 Lancaster Avenue
Devon, PA 19333

NEW YORK CITY
Sunday, January 22nd, 1:30pm-3:30pm
New York New Camper Event!
Chelsea Piers, Between Piers 61 & 62
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, New York 10011

Call us at the camp office for more information or to RSVP: (267) 639-2488.

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Open House in Maryland!

Lake Owego is coming to North Potomac, Maryland! Interested in learning more about sleepaway camp or have a friend nearby who is starting their camp search? Come on down and meet our Directors! We love to talk LOC all year-round.

Our Open House is on Sunday, December 11th from 5-7pm. Directors from Camp Timber Tops and Pine Forest Camp will also be there.

Contact Lisa Fayne at 301-340-7373 or lisa@lakeowego.com for more information!

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2016 Reunion: THIS SUNDAY!

It’s finally reunion week and we’re counting down the minutes until Sunday!

Sunday, November 6th
10AM-12PM
The Funplex, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Westchester Bus (Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, NY):
7:15AM Assembly
7:30AM Departure
2:15-3:15PM Pick-Up

Livingston Bus (Livingston Mall, across from Macy’s):
7:30AM Assembly
7:45AM Departure
2:00-2:30PM Pick-Up

Maryland Bus:
7:00AM Departure from Wootton High School in Rockville, MD
8:30AM Stop at the Maryland House to pick up our Baltimore campers
1:30PM Pick-Up at the Maryland House
3:30PM Pick-Up at Wootton High School

Please note that, if you are traveling from PA, the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed that Sunday. It also happens to be Daylight Savings — don’t forget to turn your clocks back!

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Save the Date!

It’s officially fall and we have a lot to look forward to! Check out our upcoming events, save the dates and spread the word!

2016 Camper Reunion
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 10:00AM-12:00PM
The Funplex
Mount Laurel, NJ

Camp Reunion/Get-Together
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 11:00AM-1:00PM
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
128 S. Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL

Open House
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 5:00PM-7:00PM
North Potomac, MD
Call the office for more information!

Philadelphia Bowling Event!
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Devon Lanes
Devon, PA
New and Prospective Camper Party!

Chelsea Piers Fun!
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 1:30PM-3:30PM
The Field House at Chelsea Piers: Pier 62
New York, NY
New and Prospective Camper Party!

New Camper Weekend at Camp!
Saturday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Greeley, PA

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Saying Goodbye

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Summer 2016 has come to an end and it was one for the record books. We had the largest enrollment ever and new campers and staff quickly became brothers. They roared at Campfires. They laughed at Go Bananas and Bombardment. They fought hard through Olympics and Frontier Week. And in between they tried new things, went on adventurous trips, swam in the lake and made everlasting memories and lifelong bonds. We are all sad to leave but Lake Owego Camp will stay with us no matter what. “Blue, White, Life.” “Tradition lives on.” “Only at Owego.” ” Owegan brothers to the Core.” ‘”Blue flames never die.” “BROTHERS FOREVER, APART OR TOGETHER!”

See you soon.

Relive summer by viewing our 1st and 2nd Session Video Yearbooks and many other fun moments at vimeo.com/lakeowegocamp 

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Frontier Week Day 3 and 4

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Whoa, Whoa, Whoa…the past two days were emotional and unforgettable. Day 3 began with Overland/Overwater, a full team effort! It’s a tag race filled with many different areas such as biking, canoeing, soccer dribbling, running, three legged race and more, that ends in the final Chief Run. Then everyone headed to their campsites to get it ready for Meal judging and Campsite building.

After lunch the Meal prep began. Each Tribe gets the same base ingredients, Chicken Breasts and Steak. They must present their additional wishlists of ingredients on the 1st day of Frontier Week. Some plan their menus way before camp begins, some plan at the start of Frontier Week. This event can earn the most points for the Tribe, over any other event. Seniors and Counselors prepped the food, while the Juniors worked on the Campsites. After the meal prep was complete, they brought everything to the campsite to cook on an open fire. The Juniors then competed in Cake Decorating that was included in the Meal score. All Tribes got an amazing dinner of Grilled Steak and Fries plus their yummy cakes. Everything was enjoyed at the Campsites.

The 3rd night’s event is always Tug of War. The ENTIRE tribe takes the rope. It’s a huge accomplishment to win and very intense! You can watch the video highlights on vimeo.com/lakeowegocamp

Day 4 is emotional, hard and the day Owegans wait all year for! It begins with Medicine Man’s Challenge. A scavenger hunt, with a list like you have never seen, including lost items that no-one could find for days, or weeks, and then suddenly are found, like Sammy Caplan’s bicycle helmet or Rabbi Goldfarb’s car key. Lunch is a Silent Meal and the officials do crazy things to get the tribes to talk and lose points. Right after lunch everyone heads to the stage for Cheer judging and then back to the Campsites for final preparation. Campsites all must have a table that can seat the entire team,  a waterproof shelter that can also fit the entire team and a Junior project. You would never believe what the boys build! Pictures don’t even begin to depict how much work, sweat and heart they put into their Campsites.

After a long shower (except the Chiefs), then dinner, the Tribes rehearse their Songs. Emotions are high and the songs tell their story. This is what we wait all year for, this final night, the closing ceremonial campfire…what Tribe will win? As the Tribes head up to Jacoby field, led by the Chiefs holding the Torches the juniors made them on Day 2, tears flow as they approach the HUGE blazing campfire arm in arm.

The entire camp circles around the fire and Kyle leads the Chiefs to turn their  backs to the fire and face their Tribe. Kyle then taps the 6th place Chief on the shoulder and they throw their torch and bandanna into the flames. Then the 5th, 4th, 3rd until its down to two Chiefs. He guides them to stand side by side and tells them things only they will ever know. He taps the 2nd place Chief and the winning tribes erupts! TAINO IS THE WINNER! Chief Michael Abrahams and Head Coach Andrew Quigley led their Tribe on an incredible journey and they will forever be remembered on the Frontier Week plaque.

Tomorrow it’s LATE sleep and Omelet bar in the Grove, followed by Costas!

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