DAILY LOG 2021

During the summer, campers write summaries of each day. These logs are recorded daily, and posted cumulatively here on the website each week. There are no Daily Log postings during the second week of camp, while campers are out on expeditions.

Summer 2021 Daily Log Entries

  • Sunday, August 15th “Jack Reigeluth COD” | Written by Jack Reigeluth and Doug Camp The last day of camp’s 126th season on Newfound Lake started with a blast from the cannon! A final breakfast concluded with council goodbyes and the presentation of a handful of theater and activity cups. For acting, Burke Gunther and Rob Head won the Green Room Cup and the Coons Cup respectively. For stage crew […]
  • Saturday, August 14th “Jack Reigeluth COD” | Written by Jack Reigeluth Our last full day at camp started with French toast sticks. I must have had at least a dozen. Boy, will I miss them. We had an extra-long duty period to prepare for the closing of camp, and, after we finished our first duty, we went on to help with another until 9:45, when the […]
  • Friday, August 13th “Henry Anderson COD” | Written by Reggie Smith (JCR) This morning we hosted our canoe tilt finals. In the second half of the activity period, we held the senior obstacle race finals, which led to DJ Mills’s victory. Later in the day, the seniors were rounded up and all competed in the four-man canoe race. The winners of the four-man canoe race were Hayden […]
  • Thursday, August 12th “Will Harvey COD” | Written by Cash Golden (WHA) After waking from an extra half hour of sleep due to late reveille, we were greeted by an extremely hot day. During the first activity period, the final heats of the swims were held in each division. Crash Ackerly won the Senior 100-Yard Swim, Tristan Bonnet-Eymard won the Junior 50-Yard Swim, and Aubrey Duckworth won […]
  • Wednesday, August 11th “Evan McClure COD” | Written by Peter Grandison (WCH) We woke to all the sixteen year-olds running through the dorms, banging pots and pans together. Once we got ready we headed towards Mem Hall for 16 year-old breakfast. The food was amazing with Oreo milkshakes and breakfast burritos among the highlights. During the morning activity period Ethan Clark and Elliot Randolph won the canoe […]
  • Tuesday, August 10th “Ethan Connett COD” | Written by Burke Gunther (ERM) After a normal morning routine and our usual breakfast, the campers headed to an eventful morning activity period. Nature headed out for a Gold Mine specie and the Issac Garcia vs DJ Mills senior semi-final baseball game resumed. It was a nail-biting, sudden death game where whichever team scored the most runs in one inning […]
  • Monday, August 9th “Taylor West COD” | Written by Sammy Gunther (EPC) We woke to the bugle, the obnoxiously loud crows perched next to Stanwood, and the yelling of COIs. During breakfast, Marco Leite was elected a COI and our morning began with the Diving competition taking advantage of the flat conditions on the lake, a canoeing and fishing specie, and a busy activity period in the […]
  • Sunday, August 8th “Will Davies COD” | Written by Bixby Hanrahan (TLW) Our last full Sunday started with a cloudy and warm morning. After duties and inspection prep, Cardigan took 1st place in a very close and contested inspection. Rich gave a great Chapel Talk about respect and its importance in our lives. We had an excellent turkey dinner for Sunday lunch, culminating in a delicious black-raspberry […]
  • Saturday, August 7th “Jack Anderson COD” | Written by Michael Head (WEED) Today was a wonderful Camp Pasquaney day. The highlight of the morning was 45 campers scheduled for crew practice in anticipation of Sunday’s crew races. Each pair of boats was given a half hour to practice and prepare for their race. Another highlight was the canoeing program leading a trip to the Bristol Gorge. There […]
  • Friday, August 6th “ Henry Gilmore COD” | Written by Rob Head and Jack Anderson (JAG) [Co-author’s note: This daily log is based on last night’s campfire reading, “By The Waters of Babylon.” It is a creative writing exercise, and artistic liberties were taken. The scheduling situation described is due to a temporary surge in important events, including upcoming crew races, competitions, and theater productions. This has not been the norm. […]
  • Thursday, August 5th “Porter Barnes COD” | Written by Wilkes Head (HNG) Today began with a gorgeous morning. We ate pancakes for breakfast, had a normal duty period, and a very fun activity period. The tennis courts were very busy and fun. We had really tasty sweet potatoes for lunch; everyone slept for rest and baseball was popping in the afternoon with a game between the team’s […]
  • Wednesday, August 4th “Buckeley Huffstetler COD” | Ryder Hopkins (PBB) The day got off to a great start with Marco blowing a crisp Reveille. For the Council Breakfast, all the tables were greeted with pitchers of strawberry smoothie, cinnamon rolls, and hot chocolate. After that the counsellors served pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. After many bowls of M&Ms (a pancake topping) under their belts, Pasquaney charged […]
  • Tuesday, August 3rd “Justin Wamah COD” | Mateo Horvat (GBH) Today started as a very chilly day. Many campers were wearing sweatpants down to the showers. During our morning activities, there were many tennis matches. There was also batting instruction, a gold mine specie, and a huge turnout for crew, 35 campers! During morning soak the club song competition finally opened up, with the first […]
  • Monday, August 2nd “Bay Harvey COD” | Nick Huffstetler (JGW) Camp woke to a 60ºF temperature that felt more like 45ºF. Even with the feeling of it being cold, we hopped into frigid showers and began the day. The morning activity period consisted of many water sports competitions such as canoe tilts and obstacle races. After lunch, the afternoon activity period consisted of the first […]
  • Sunday, August 1st “Nicky Longo COD” | Written by Peter Isles (HMH) This morning followed the typical Sunday schedule of late Reveille followed by our usual morning routine. After the duty period we headed down for a refreshing ten o’clock tub. The Long Walk took upper camp showers because they were going to take the Long Walk photo before Inspection. Inspection was a typical one for this […]
  • Saturday, July 31st “Matt Woolverton COD” | Written by Henry Keysor (NCL) Yet another cold morning only made colder by our morning shower. On a slightly more serious note, it was a perfect day for sailing. Almost all of the boats were full with campers having a great time in the white capped waves. In the afternoon, we had inspection with an emphasis on personal appearance, which […]
  • Friday, July 30th “Sammy Dilly COD” | Written by Abduli Gilmore (MCWW) Yesterday was another day with the Long Walk away, offering us younger boys more opportunities for activities like shop, baseball, and diving that would normally be quickly filled up with more boys at camp. In the afternoon, there was a scheduled baseball game between Adrian Davies’s “Sponsored by Sysco” and Bennet O’Reilly’s “Regarded Highlys” Adrian […]
  • Thursday, July 29th “Wesley Richardson COD” | Written by Cash Golden (SPD) As we woke on this overcast morning, Pasquaney was still considerably reduced as both Short Walk and Long Walk were still out. After lunch, it started to drizzle. Short Walk returned during rest period, bringing back familiar faces. During their trip, which totaled 24 miles, the group notably summited Mt. Washington twice on two different […]
  • Wednesday, July 28th “Aidan Biglow COD” | Written by Teo Freemont-Smith (WMR) Today, camp woke up to a brisk morning ready for our last hikes to begin. Third Walk hiked Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette, Third Walk hiked Liberty and Little haystack, Fifth Walk hiked Garfield, and Sixth Walk hiked Cannon. We had a late start and were brimming with energy as we stepped on the buses. […]
  • Tuesday, July 27th “Ollie Longo COD” | Written by Aidan Biglow (AKB) A warm morning to send the Short Walk on their three-day, two-night adventure. We were sad to see them go but happy they were venturing to the wilderness with wonderful experiences waiting amongst the trees. Now that both the Long and Long and Short Walkers are away, Camp is small; seems empty. The meals are […]
  • Monday, July 26th “Taylor West COD” | Written by Abduli Gilmore (OLL) During breakfast, Mr. Michael announced that DJ Mills was elected a Captain of Industry at Sunday’s council meeting. In the morning we went to Eastbourne to say goodbye to the Long Walk before their week in the White Mountains. We had our first activity period of the week thereafter. Then we had to go down […]
  • Sunday, July 25th “Peter Denious COD” | Written by Peter Grandison (TLW) We woke to a light drizzle and cloudy morning. The rain had stopped mid-morning, just before inspection. Stanwood won inspection, ending the long run of either Cardigan or Adams winning. Throughout the day the Long Walkers were preparing for their week-long journey in the White Mountains. Inspection was followed by chapel, which was in the […]
  • Saturday, July 24th “Rob Harvey COD” | Written by Marco Leite (PLD) We woke to an amazingly sunny day and had french toast for breakfast. For the first activity period, Hobbs Field offered arena ball, shop was scheduled and open for long walkers, tennis had scheduled matches, and the waterfront was buzzing with action. After enjoying the sunny morning, we had soak and prepared for inspection. Lunch […]
  • Friday, July 23rd “Henry Gilmore COD” | Written by Charlie Linz (RCH) Today we rose to a late Reveille and colder than usual showers. For the morning activity period, there was a specie to the Phelps’ Family Farm to pick blueberries, and there was also a canoeing watermelon football specie at the head of the lake. For the afternoon activity period, a sub-junior baseball game was happening, […]
  • Thursday, July 22nd “Ethan Connett COD” | Written by Teddy Linz (HNG) Today, we ate a delicious breakfast and prepared for a long day of hiking. Each walk left on their buses and rode to each mountain. First Walk hiked Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette; Second Walk hiked Liberty and Little Haystack; Third Walk hiked Mt. Garfield; Fourth Walk hiked Cannon Mountain; and the Fifth and Sixth […]
  • Wednesday, July 21st “Porter Barnes COD” | Written by Xavier Lovering (EPC) We woke to a surprise from the night’s previous thunderstorms. Tons of water and debris had flooded in through Northern Birch and Cardigan’s entrances. Counsellors pulled together in the middle of the night to dig a trench in front of both dorms to divert the water that has been streaming in through the doorway. Some […]
  • Tuesday, July 20th “Buckley Huffstetler COD” | Written by Ruisi Luo (PBB) The morning started at 7:00 and the temperature was 60 ºF. The morning activities were shop, junior and senior tennis matches, sailing, junior crew, and sub-junior obstacle races. Lunch was not delayed and the afternoon activities were shop, senior obstacle races, a white water canoeing specie to the Bristol Gorge, and a junior baseball game. […]
  • Monday, July 19th “Bay Harvey COD” | Written by Alex Marciante (GBH) We woke up to a drizzly 61ºF Monday morning. We then headed over to Mem Hall for a delightful pancake breakfast with ham on the side. During announcements, Mr. Michael said that the council had elected Max Reuter and Hayden Stone as COIs. During morning activities we had the club war canoe time trials, with […]
  • Sunday, July 18th “Jack Anderson COD” | Written by Teddy Marquet (HMH) The sound of Reveille at 7:30 woke all boys and we gathered in Dana for prayers. The rainy weather did not make the cold showers any more appealing. We then gathered in Memorial Hall for a delectable breakfast, followed by duties and tub. We then cleaned our bunks and dorms in preparation for inspection. Inspection […]
  • Saturday, July 17th “Will Davies COD” | Written by Henry Powell (JGA) We arose to the crispy effervescence of Randy’s signature blend of French Toast Freedom Fries & syrup. Our mission for the day was simple: to become victorious for our club through the grace of club skits. Our warmup consisted of sweeping, toilet scrubbing, table setting, and tent checking. COD Will Davies (Wavies) announced that method […]
  • Friday, July 16th, 2021 “Justin Wamah COD” | Written by Clay Meredith (WEED) We started the day in Mem Hall with egg-less bacon egg and cheeses. Our New Yorkers found it outrageous. The highlight of the morning activities was the juicy wind. It was the first huffing day of the season. It was so huffy that it attracted the tennis council. Apart from sailing, crew was punished by […]
  • Thursday, July 15th, 2021 “Sammy Dilley COD” | Written by DJ Mills (JGW) For the first time this year, there was a specie to Kirk’s house for blueberries. Afterward, we had a great Senior League ball game between Mills & Winstead’s teams. The game ended with a 10-11 score in favor of Winstead. It was accompanied by a great number of campers watching the game after going to […]
  • Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 “Wesley Richardson COD” | Written by Amos Noto (SPD) As it was the French National Holiday, a handful of francophile campers and counsellors delivered a hearty rendition of La Marseillaise on Mem Hall porch before breakfast. The same energy was later brought on hikes during the day. First Walk hiked the Tripyramids, Second Walk hiked the Hancocks, Third and Fourth Walk Hikes Smarts Mountain,  […]
  • Tuesday, July 13th , 2021 “Aidan Biglow COD” | Written by Bennett O’Reilly (WMR) Tuesday morning started with Reveille as usual. It was wet and slightly rainy and the COD announced it was 57 degrees. Activities were limited due to the rain, but the nature counsellors were able to put together a specie to study the PH, oxygen levels, and temperature at various points in the lake. This specie […]
  • Monday, July 12th , 2021 “Ollie Longo COD” | Written by Matthew O’Reilly (AKB) We woke to a rainy and chilly morning. After getting ready and eating breakfast, the first obstacle course races began with the juniors, then seniors. Afterwards we met up with our clubs to discuss skit ideas for the upcoming weekend. We ate lunch and then had a nice rest. The sun finally came out just […]
  • Sunday, July 11th , 2021 “Matt Woolverton COD” | Written by Will Peterson (OLL) Sunday morning felt very slow with late Reveille. The day started off clear and cool and gradually started to rain in the afternoon. There was tub in the morning with the promise of warm showers; however, the water was cold. Following tub, we had inspection prep and then inspection. The inspection counsellors were very thorough […]
  • Saturday, July 10th, 2021 “Rob Harvey COD” | Written by Oliver Smith (MCWW) Yesterday we woke up and went to Mem Hall to see that our cups were filled with sparkling, delectable orange juice. It was the first breakfast after the expeditions, and it tasted amazing. In the afternoon, we had a Dana versus Dana baseball game and some Mary Lamb to compliment. The game was a spectacle […]
  • Friday, July 9th, 2021 “Doug Camp COD” | Written by Reggie Smith (RCH) Today was the return of the Pasquaney expeditions. The Baldface expeditions returned in the mid-morning, followed by the Umbagog expeditions and the backpacking and trail work expeditions. Everyone was delighted to be reunited with one another. After returning gear and taking showers during an afternoon tub, everyone exchanged stories from the different trips and caught […]
  • Monday, July 5th, 2021 “Doug Camp COD” | Written by Doug Camp At breakfast, Mr. Michael announced the election of the first three COIs of the season: Crash Ackerly, Benjamin Davis, and Jet Easterly. Then we were on expeditions until Friday!
  • Sunday, July 4th, 2021 “Doug Camp COD” | Written by Doug Camp On our last full day at camp before setting out on Expeditions, there was a great deal of energy and excitement mixed in with some nervousness and apprehension. Inspection was won by Dana, their first of the season. In chapel, the reading was the Good Samaritan and the topic of Mr. Michael’s sermon was kindness […]
  • Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 “Tim Jenkins COD” | Written by Jackson Stewart (PDC4) July 3rd morning started with exciting news at Dana. All Covid-19 tests came back negative and we would move out of Phase 1. No more masks, no more cohorts, no more scheduled activities. After an energetic breakfast, we enjoyed our first open activity period. After lunch and rest, in preparation for expeditions, the expedition exposition […]
  • Friday, July 2nd, 2021 “Evan McClure COD” | Written by William Fitz-Hugh (TWJ) We woke up to the sound and smell of New Hampshire rain. Then we gathered for our morning prayers. After a delicious breakfast, we started our last day of cohorted activities. Some of the highlights of the rainy day at activities were salts games in Mem Hall with Mr. Davies and Mr. Woolverton, ping pong […]
  • Thursday, July 1st, 2021 “Will Harvey COD” | Written by Cash Golden (ECM) Today were our first hikes of the summer. Unlike other times, we were split into cohorts instead of the usual walks (hiking groups). The Wilson/Jackson and Birch cohorts hiked Morgan and Percival. The Cardigan/Adams cohort hiked Osceola. The Stanwood and Dana cohorts hiked Cardigan/Firescrew. The weather was mild with no rain, which provided a great […]
  • Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 “Henry Anderson COD” | Written by Matteo Horvat (WLH) On the morning of June 30th, Pasquaney rose to warm weather. A normal Wednesday would include hikes, but a chance of thunder delayed them until Thursday. Clouds from the west were a tell-tale sign of what was to come. During the morning activity period the lake was glass and a rowing crew ventured out for […]
  • Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 “Peter Denious COD” | Written by Fairfax Randall (WHA) Today was a warm 76ºF morning with fog lifting off the lake. We had our new temporary morning routine, but we are getting faster as camp progresses. For breakfast we had breakfast sandwiches that were very good. For activities, we had sunny and humid weather that tired us out. The lucky campers got to have […]
  • Monday, June 28th, 2021 “Henry Anderson COD” Written by Tucker Semans (PLD) On Monday the 28th, the campers awoke to a hot morning, and the order was showers. The morning went as usual, and duties were thoroughly finished. The activity period started with a bang as we headed to our respective activities. Down at the waterfront, Cardigan and Adams had a Perch Rock specie, navigating the waters […]
  • Sunday, June 27th, 2021 “Doug Camp COD” | Written by Wyatt Winstead (WHA) It was a hot day! Scheduled activities were an emphasis for all dorm cohorts. Dana had a specie to the head of the lake in canoes, bringing a scrumptiously ripe watermelon. Wilson, Jackson, and Birch all went on nature walks to catch salamanders as well as check out the new game cameras. By this time, […]
  • Saturday, June 26th, 2021 “Doug Camp COD” | Written by Ben Wyman (PDC4) Today campers arrived during scheduled time slots throughout the day. When we first got to Pasquaney, we were tested for COVID-19. Once we tested negative, our older camper and dorm counsellor showed us around camp. There was free time around the dorms. For dinner in Memorial Hall, we had cereal, pizza, noodles, and meatballs. Opening […]