ABOUT PASQUANEY

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Since 1895, Pasquaney has pursued the goal set by its founder, Edward Simpson Wilson: “To provide a healthful and natural life in the woods, a life which will make boys strong, confident, … self-reliant and efficient, able to do and think for others as well as themselves.” We pursue this goal beneath towering white pines, on a mountainside above Newfound Lake, one of the clearest lakes in the United States.

Pasquaney encourages boys to appreciate the beauty of New Hampshire’s lakes and White Mountains; to understand the forbearance and self-control necessary in the give-and-take of group living; to grasp the chance, at all levels of competence, to be a participant rather than a spectator; and to learn the satisfaction of contributing to a community. In the words of a recent counsellor, Pasquaney takes boys seriously.

The busy daily program builds substantial skills both in activities and in dealing with others. This growth gives a boy confidence in himself and in his ability to learn and to teach. It also gives him pride in completing long-term projects, be they finishing a chest in the shop, performing a play, or rowing in a crew race.

Campers and counsellors often mention the difficulty of explaining Pasquaney to family and friends. It must be experienced to be understood. A visit before coming as a camper or attending a local gathering helps a boy and his family to get a sense of our community.

PASQUANEY THROUGH THE EYES OF A CAMPER

For a description of Pasquaney through the eyes of a new camper, you can view/download an article from our newsletter.

PASQUANEY OVERVIEW

FAST FACTS

  • Season Length: One seven-week session
  • 2021 Season Tuition: $8,100
  • 2019 Campers: 95 boys, ages 12 to 16
  • Number of states represented: 23
  • Number of countries represented: 6
  • Campers receiving financial aid: 25%

PASQUANEY ON 2012 WMUR CHRONICLE TELEVISION SHOW

Camp Pasquaney was featured on a New Hampshire’s WMUR NH Chronicle television show in 2012.