Author Archives: Front Office

Lake Owego Dreamin’

One day last summer, sometime around mid-July, the air at Owego was so hot and sticky that even at 11:00 pm campers slept with their fans on full speed and their legs jutting out the sides of their blankets. Today … Continue reading

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Closing Time

So gather up your jackets Move it to the exits I hope you have found a friend… Closing time Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.   Every summer has a beginning, a middle, and an end. By … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…

The last few days of camp evoke a multitude of feelings – excitement for being reunited with family, sadness for leaving friends behind, anxiety for the impending school year. At Owego, these feelings are acknowledged and embraced. But we also … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Burns Out in a Final Flame

Five long days of competition. Five long days of excitement. Five days of building shelters and fires, preparing meals and songs, and demonstrating team spirit and good sportsmanship. Tonight, it all came to a head with the Song Competition and … Continue reading

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The Culinary Art of Cooking by Campfire

The fourth day of Frontier Week was all about the food. As the campsite shelters grew in size and stature, the meal team got to work on prepping and serving a meal at their tribe’s site. Each tribe’s designated meal … Continue reading

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The BIG Game

Frontier Week is a time for exhibiting team spirit, competing with friends, demonstrating campcraft skills, and watching your counselors make fools of themselves. That’s where the Big Game comes in. Tonight’s after-dinner activity gave counselors from each tribe the opportunity … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn!

Day two of Frontier Week started with late wake and cloudy skies. The day’s events kicked off after breakfast and inspection. In the Frontier Competition, all campers were required to compete in an individual event on behalf of their tribes. … Continue reading

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Frontier Week is HERE!

The school bus pulls into camp, the school bus pulls out. The Tents are headed for Costas. Or are they? As the bus turns onto Route 6, the familiar opening chords of “Baba O’Reilly” pierce the air. Six flaming torches … Continue reading

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Under the Lights with the Old Timers

The whistle blows, the ball is tossed in the air, and the game begins. It’s time for the annual, highly-anticipated “Under the Lights” basketball game, in which Owego’s oldest campers face off against their Pine Forest counterparts. It’s a rivalry … Continue reading

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The Morning After Visiting Day

Yawn! Late sleep for all, as campers emerged from their sugar-induced cocoons and awoke to a bright and sunny day at Owego. Was yesterday just a dream? Hugs and kisses from Moms and Dads, care packages of favorite snacks, Magic … Continue reading

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