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Monday, September 20, 2010

First Fall Work Weekend/Smith Park Meeting a success!

Thanks to all that attended and participated in the first fall work weekend for camp of 2010! The weekend also included the Smith Park Annual meeting where we welcomed in two new board members, Amy M. and John W. They both have been involved with camp for years and are a welcome addition to the board. Congrats to Amy and John! As it was a work weekend, we managed to get some work done too! This included some painting of cabin doorways as well as trim on the Beacon. The big project however for the weekend was pulling in the docks which is always an adventure! Anchors were pulled and slowly but surely all docks made it to the shore. With some maneuvering, the log was brought in as well. We even managed to get some work done on Sunday with cleaning up and moving and storing many kitchen items in the walk-in cooler (to protect them from the animals seeking a home for the winter). Thanks again to all that pitched in! Here's a few pics from the weekend.

Work getting done-

Beacon window sills freshly painted!

Beacon Doorway before

Beacon doorway after.

Beacon Shower doorway before.

Beacon Shower doorway after.

All hands on dock! or Rowing in the docks!

A different kind of Tug-A-War? No- just bringing in the log for the winter.

Tom lending a hand.

Always time for fun!
Amy, Lisha and Sarah doing the Dock Dance!

Minna going for a quick swim across the lake (with Mike guarding).

Of course we're spelling out YMCA!

More spelling- This time it's ? (put your guesses in the comments!)

If you missed this weekend and you want to help, there's a couple other weekends where your help is still needed! The weekends of October 2nd 3rd and October 9th & 10th are Camp work weekends, so mark them on your calendar. If you are unable to come on those weekends but can come during any week (while weather still permits), please contact Property Director Norm Button at 413-229-9110 or He can always use the help! If you'd still like to assist, but can not make it out to camp, please consider some financial assistance! Checks or pledges can be made out to Camp Segowea and sent to YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Camp Wa Wa Segowea First Fall Work Weekend!

With the summer season behind us, it's time to get back to work! With the kids gone, the dogs are missing everyone and some new residents have moved in.

It is time now for the fall work weekends. The first work weekend is this weekend, September 18th & 19th and the other two are in October, on the weekends of the 2nd and 9th. If needed and the weather holds, we might even have another in later October (and able to see the full peak of fall foliage at camp!)

Property Director Norm Button says the main projects for this work weekend are actually finishing ones already started. He's already been working on the Beacon (painting) and finishing off fixing a cabin roof. The projects for this weekend involve some painting, completing the restoration of a couple more cabin roofs and general cleanup work. He also has a list of new projects if we have time. Won't you join us? If you are interested, please give Norm a call at 413-229-9110 or email him- We'll have plenty of work to do so you can come Saturday or Sunday (or just stay over!).

The newly painted Beacon.

Some of the work that needs to be completed- painting the trim!

The refurbished roof on Arapaho cabin.

Also this weekend is the Smith Park Annual Meeting at 2pm on Saturday the 18th. We'll have some lunch prepared, so why not make a day of it? If not this weekend, there's the other two (or 3) in October. We can always use your help!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Camp Wa Wa Segowea re-opening making the news!

The September issue of the New Marlborough Village News featured the front page story of the "Comeback of Camp Segowea"! Written by Jon Swan, it includes a brief recap of Segowea's history as well as what had to happen for re-opening. It even has a few pictures, mentions of the local officials that helped and quotes from Camp Director Stuart Schultz. Copies of the article will be mailed out to you (if you're on the mailing list!) but in the meantime, here's the link for the article-

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