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We have more than 300 emails for camp alumni, but over the last couple of years some of you have moved or changed your email accounts.

Please send your new email and emails of other alumni to so that we can update our list of camp alumni.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

The more things change . . .

It's a cliché, I know, but the thing about clichés is they have a ring of truth.

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

The same cliché applies to camp. Those of us who attended the 125th anniversary saw how camp had changed since we last were on the island.

New buildings replacing the old and new programming reflecting current times are two of the obvious changes.

Yet it hadn’t changed, really, that much beneath the surface. The island is more about the people who pass through it, in the past, now, and in the years to come.

The friendships and the memories are the same.

Case in point: These gentlemen. They've been friends for longer than many of us have been alive. What connects them is camp.

One matter of note is the recent passing of Graham Lount, who Lount Lodge is named. 

I met Mr. Lount only once, on the day in 1981 he opened the lodge. 


I didn't know or appreciate it then, but his generosity impacted me immensely, and, in a way, helped me become the person I am today.

What follows are some photos and video of anniversary events supplied by Ryan Smith.