A Word from Lynn

Kingswood’s Year Round Administrator and Summer Program Director

The countdown to camp has begun now that reservations are pouring in.  30% of the available full-week equipped sites have been booked in the first 3 weeks of reservations being open.  Orchard Over the Wall is the most popular site so far. Overlook Far and Overlook Near are not far behind. March 15th is the date when we open for stays shorter than a week.

As administrator and the program director with a season under my belt, I’m looking at this summer from a different perspective.  So many of the names have faces attached to them. I know the rhythm of a week at camp. I’m excited to get back to that little piece of heaven on Earth with so many people I know and care about. I love listening to your families’ stories, and I can’t wait to hear more. People at Kingswood are extraordinary. Mitra, my dog, misses the summer nights, and he loves to meet all of you and your canine friends, too!

Set Up Weekend will be here before you know it.  Volunteers will begin arriving on Friday night of Memorial Day weekend.. By breakfast time on Saturday the place will be alive with chatter about the past year and what needs to get done by Monday afternoon. The coffee pots will be filled and refilled throughout the day, and the crew in the farmhouse will delight us with delicious meals, including gluten-free options and vegetarian dishes, right through Monday lunch. There is some free time built in to enjoy your favorite spots around camp. All ages are welcome. There are small but important jobs that young children can do with some assistance. You get this year’s Kingswood T-shirt for volunteering.

Please consider joining us!  Where else can you enjoy great fellowship, have fun, give to the Kingswood community and renew and make new friendships – all for the price of your gas to get to Kingswood? If you need to know more, text me at 607-301-0640. Registration will be sent out in late April or early May.

One of the camp’s greatest assets is the trail system. Cheryl has a weekend set aside in June for clearing limbs and making sure our trails are ready for the season. Teens and adults who are interested should contact me at kwadministrator@nyac.com for more details.

We are looking forward to welcoming Harvest Toman back as our lifeguard for the upcoming season.

There are some weeks of program directing available. The program materials and activities will all be clearly defined.  The job runs from Friday morning though Wednesday afternoon.  If you or someone you know would like to do a week or two, let me know. I’m happy to support you in this role.

Enjoy the winter; join me in the countdown.