Category Archives: Owego Cares

What TO DO and What NOT TO DO Before Camp!

It’s incredibly natural to go into apocalyptic mode this month. You know what we’re talking about: What do you want your last meal to be? Do you want to see a final movie tonight or just relax and hug? When … Continue reading

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Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitos: Oh my!

A Note from the Health Center to our Camp Parents: We’d like to take a moment to share our plan of action for an increased risk associated with tick, flea and mosquito bites throughout the United States. Camp has been taking … Continue reading

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Every Day is Earth Day at Camp!

Camp is many things, like making new friends, having fun at activities and learning new skills. But at its core, going to camp is a return to nature. It is a simpler life, unplugged but connected to the wonders all … Continue reading

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A World Where Goodness Reigns

These are troubling times for parents and scary times for children. In the big picture of world events, summer camp is easy to trivialize. After all, it’s only about s’mores, Color War, and campfires, right? We believe camp is so … Continue reading

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Earth Day, Every Day

Every day is Earth Day at camp. It starts when you wake up in the morning. You breathe in the fresh mountain air, smell the pines, hear the birds outside your cabin window. You open the screen door and feel … Continue reading

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Camp and Character

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. We can give our children many things, send them to excellent schools, take them on trips around the world, buy them books to read. But, as parents, … Continue reading

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My Experience: Costa Rica Leadership Program

This week, we have a guest post from former Lake Owego camper, Jacob McGrath, who completed our 11th grade leadership program last summer. He reflects on this unique and unforgettable experience below. One of the best choices I ever made … Continue reading

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Owego Cares: Camp and Costa Rica by L.J. Horowitz

Going to Costa Rica was one of the most enriching opportunities I have ever been awarded. What could be better than spending two weeks with your best camp friends in a great place like Costa Rica? The trip proved to … Continue reading

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Owego Cares: Spotlight Lenny Miller

For my Bar Mitzvah Project, I decided that because I loved camp so much and knew how much it changed me as a person, I would do something to help other kids get to camp. I wanted to collect things … Continue reading

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