Click below for another awesome article by Karen Offitzer in Camp Business Magazine!!!! Very cool description of the “behind-the-scenes” of running a great camp program!!
I cannot believe it’s going to be my 10th summer at Camp Schodack. It feels like just yesterday I was a little Kickapoo Girl water-skiing for the first time, zip lining and doing arts and crafts every moment I could. When I first started coming to camp I didn’t realize the impact it would have on me. In fact, it may be hard to believe, but I was a very shy, nervous, homesick camper my first summer. Now I get home from camp and immediately start the countdown for the next summer!
Camp has shaped me into the person I am today. I have learned how to be independent (choosing what activity I wanted to do for camper’s choice for example), how to be brave (mastering the high ropes course), and how to be confident (participating in triple crown events).
I can’t wait to watch all my Mic Macs enjoy camp just like I did. You will all realize that Schodack is a one-of-a-kind place with the most amazing people to share it with. Get ready for the summer of your lives and to make friends that last forever!!!!
Get ready for this next group of Head Staff Members for the summer…the ACS’s! This great duo will work alongside Alyssa Applebaum, doing incredible work with all our activity areas! We can’t wait!
Tom Barrett AKA ‘Baz’ is back for his third summer at camp and first as an ACS! During the year, he lives in the Canadian Rockies and in -35 temperatures he goes heli-skiing and dog sledding!
Baz’s favorite camp memory is representing half of camp in white for Two-Day Tribals and leading his team out to Siberia for Rope Burning! This summer he is most excited to work alongside an awesome head staff group, see the Krouners in the dunk tank at the LT Carnival and look at the beautiful Schodack sunsets every night! .
Fun Fact: Baz technically has two birthdays because he was born right as midnight was approaching and the nurse couldn’t tell if it was 11:59PM or 12:00AM!
After running our pool program for the past two summers, we can’t wait to have Kristyn Bennett back at camp for her third summer! During the year, she lives in Sydney, Australia where she studies Social Entrepreneurship and also works as a nanny!
Her favorite camp memories are watching the Kiowa Girls win BPN in 2017 and watching her team’s Tribals’ plaque get revealed at sing!
Kristyn can’t wait to get back to camp for services, have her favorite item from the canteen, Rolos, and to see all of her friends and campers!
Fun fact: Kristyn has visited 19 states since her first summer at camp!
Great article for parents about how to navigate Visiting Day…with some helpful tips from Matt!!
Hello Schodack Families,
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and we wish you a happy and healthy start to 2018. The beginning of a new year always signals the nearing of another camp season and we can’t wait!
As you know, there are few things more important to us than continuity, tradition and a continued commitment to improving camp. With that in mind, we are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to Schodack’s logo.
For many years, our logo depicting a Native American has been one of camp’s most identifiable symbols. It originated from our strong commitment to honor the rich history of our land and we continue to be proud of the ways we incorporate Native American culture into our camp program. However, our society is moving away from using cultural symbols for branding purposes and we agree with this shift. We want our camp imagery to be better aligned with our values, both now and into the future.
Now, here is the fun part….we can really use your help! FILL OUT THIS BRIEF SURVEY to provide us vital feedback as we create the new logo for Camp Schodack! We would love to hear about the images, words, and feelings that most remind you of Schodack and best represent what Schodack means to you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help with this, and of course always feel free to call or email with your thoughts as well. Your ideas and suggestions are very important to us!
Wishing you all the best,
Paul, Linda, Matt and Adelle
Join us in welcoming back these two awesome Schodackians to our Leadership Trainee Program!!! With Owen’s at the helm and these two as Coordinators, this is bound to be a very special summer for our LTs!!!!
We are so happy to welcome Rupesh Shah back for his 5th summer at camp and third as LT Coordinator! A man of many talents, when not at camp Ru has been working a lot with Facebook and Oculus Rift Virtual Reality. This job allows him to pursue his passion for travel as he is sent around the world to train and demo their new products with all sorts of exciting people…. including the superstar Will.I.Am!
Ru’s favorite camp memory is celebrating the end of another incredible LT summer by getting super messy with a massive paint rave in the LT Hollow! It was EPIC!
His favorite camp meal is Chicken McSchodack and Ru is most excited for the first services next summer during orientation that is run by the fabulous Work Week Crew!
Yes, that’s right….after previous summers as a camper, bunk counselor and LT Staff member, Abigail Tubin will be returning for her 10th summer at camp as LT Coordinator (insert huge cheers and excited applause from all her former campers and LT’s)! During the year she studies Political Science and Mathematics at Wake Forest University and cannot wait to be back at Schodack.
Abigail’s favorite camp memories are from when she won Triple Crown with the CITs in 2012 and jet boating on the Schodack Canada Trip last summer! This summer she is most excited for Challenge Days, stargazing on the tennis courts, and endless memories in the Lodge with her CITs! She is also excited to see her campers from last summer do amazing things as first-year staff!
Fun fact: Abigail studied abroad in London this past fall
We are BEYOND excited to announce this first group of our Leadership Team! Our Division Heads play a huge role in making sure each Schodack camper has the summer of their lives and this group has over 70 summers at Schodack combined between them!! We could not be more proud of this talented team and can’t wait to see them in action at camp!
Halle Gold is back for her 12th summer and 1st as a Division Head! During the year, she studies Media Culture and Communications at NYU.
Her favorite camp memories have come from stargazing on the tennis courts! She is so excited for dance parties with her middle girls this summer!
Fun Fact: Halle is studying abroad in London this spring!
Adam Berg is back for his amazing 16th summer at camp and second as a Division Head! During the year he lives in Revere, Massachusetts and goes to Emerson College. He is working on his MFA in Creative Writing and also works as a copy editor and teaching/research assistant for a philosophy professor.
His favorite camp memory is when the whole camp was doing the Inca Cheer during the 2016 Bunk Plaque Night! Berg can’t wait to get back to camp to see the view from the top of the climbing tower and to enjoy his favorite camp meal, turkey dinner!
Fun fact: Berg has never broken or sprained a bone!
Allison Worms is back for her 10th summer at camp and 1st as a Division Head! During the year, Allison attends the University of Delaware where she studies Management and Marketing with a minor in Spanish and International Business. This winter, Allison will be going to Panama on a study abroad trip to work on her minor. During her free time, she works on the executive board for UDance which raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.
Allison’s favorite camp memory is participating in CIT Triple Crown events! She is most excited to meet all of her new campers this summer and watch them fall in love with camp!
Fun Fact: Allison has been to 8 countries and when she goes to Panama this winter it will be 9!
Pharoah Sutton-Jackson is back for his 11th summer at camp and 2nd as a Division Head! During the year, he is a Pre-Law Philosophy Major at Syracuse University.
One of his favorite camp memories is playing Scrappy Doo in last summer’s Tribals’ Break! He is looking forward to another awesome summer at Schodack!
Shira Buchsbaum is returning to camp for her 14th summer and second as a Division Head! During the year, she studies Anthropology and English Non-Fiction at Brown University, where she also works as a Special Collections Assistant at the John Jay Library cataloguing old books and trying not to break their bindings.
Shira’s favorite camp memories are painting the Mystery Machine for the 2017 Scooby Doo Tribals’ Break with the rest of Head Staff and watching the entire camp go bananas over it during the first fake, and singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with her CITs behind the Lodge right after a torrential downpour in 2016.
Shira is excited to get back to going off walkie for bunk chats, impromptu concerts and dance parties, and hugging every single one of her wonderful girls goodnight, every night.
Fun Fact: Shira loves parent phone calls!
Jessica Humphreys is returning for her 5th summer at camp and 1st as a Division Head! Jessica recently graduated from university and will be back in school soon, pursuing her passion to become a teacher.
Her favorite Schodack memory is the the first time she ever stepped foot on camp back in June of 2014. Jessica is so excited to finally see her first campers as staff members this summer and to get to know all the girls in her division. Her favorite spot on camp is the incredible view from the top of the Corral Hill!
Josh Baker is returning for his 5th summer at camp and third as a Division Head! He has been living in New York for the past 2 years as an au pair, but is returning home to England next week, to work, travel and see family.
Josh is excited to see the buses pull up at camp on the first day of the summer and to watch all the camp friends reunite!
Fun Fact: Josh used to volunteer as a police officer while studying at college!
We could not be happier to announce that Matt and Adelle’s daughter, Olivia Lilly Krouner, was born Thursday, 11/16 at 11:28pm. She arrived right on her due date…very punctual!! Adelle and Olivia are doing great and they have all settled in back at home. Olivia is already looking forward to summer 2018! We are sending all our love to Matt and Adelle and the newest little member of our Schodack family!!!!