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A Beautiful Day For A Badge- July 22nd Blog

It was a beautiful day today on Lake McWain. Let us begin with this photo of the Zig House boys posing for silly prom photos, in hopes of a second session Arcadia dance. Camp awoke to a delicious and hearty meal of eggs, potatoes, and bacon. Today was the last full day of activities, so […]

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Welcome to Dave’s!- July 21st Blog

How’s it goin’? And welcome to Dave’s Dive Bar! The only place to get a watercolor tattoo and munch on a chicken wing all the while listening to live music. Down at Dave’s you get an authentic sense of the East Waterford scene. Entering the lodge from the basement, on your right you will find […]

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Warm and Fuzzy- July 20th Blog

You know the great feeling you get when you receive or give a compliment? At Birch Rock we call that compliment a warm fuzzy. They can be hand written, spoken or sometimes just a smile. Something extra to brighten someone’s day. I would like to give our staff, from the directors down to the loud […]

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The People Vs. George K.- July 19th Blog

Today, in the wee small hours of the morning, an arrest was made in Lower Camp. Detained by the on-camp authorities, George K. has been accused of being the notoriously mysterious Midnight phantom. After several pranks already this one summer, the unrest around camp couldn’t be higher. Campers and staff alike waited, with bated breath […]

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Your Luck Can Change Rapidly in the Oxford Hills Region- July 18th Blog

Despite the late wakeup, camp woke to the soft patter of rain on the tin rooves. With the normal afternoon activities ruled out, the question of what camp would be doing after the Sunday dinner arose. Following an amazing meal of omelets, the staff and campers alike prepared for the rigorous Sunday inspection. After the […]

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What a Brilliant Saturday!- July 17th Blog

Cherio and Good Evening, What a bloody brilliant Saturday we had upon the hillside of Lake McWain.  I’m chuffed to bits about all the swims, good times, and cheeky skits we saw throughout the day.  This blog writer wasn’t here for breakfast and lunch today but I heard it was bangers and mash for breakfast […]

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The Decade Club- Our Newest Member- July 16th Blog

July 16th was yet another terrific day at camp.  We know you’ve probably seen a lot of sentences like that opening the daily blogs, but we just can’t help writing them – they’re always true!  After a classically delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, and potatoes, we headed out, equipped with our trusty water bottles, to […]

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A Beautiful Day for a Picnic- July 15th Blog

We had another spectacular day here on Camp McWain, we couldn’t have asked for better weather today. Breakfast this morning consisted of grits, omelettes and hash browns – after fueling up for the day and tidying our cabins, morning activities commenced. A decent amount of badges were earned today with Kain H. earning his junior […]

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Inspection!- July 14th Blog

The war of inspection is never won through pity alone. No cabin is ever merely handed the sacred title of “best” through some ‘we haven’t won yet’ malarkey. The battle is ruthless, cut-throat even. If the senior campers were to win every day, then so be it! The lower campers fight for their place on […]

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Going up on a Taco Tuesday- July 13th Blog

Camp was so sick today! We enjoyed a vintage early 7:15 wake up and had a classic hardy Birch Rock breakfast! JMG returned from their super intense trip from across the lake. They enjoyed being one with the great outdoors and cooking their own meals. They even managed to survive without the comforts of salt […]

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