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"2015 was a great summer for Cabin Blackcap! Whether it was jamming out on the brooms to AC/DC during cabin clean-up, or battling with Magic: The Gathering cards during rest hour, the campers of Blackcap always found ways to have fun. This year, our cabin welcomed many new campers along with plenty of returning ones. Old friendships were rekindled and many new friendships were formed. This was a summer of firsts for many of the campers: some hiked to the summit of their first 4000-foot peak, some tried waterskiing for the first time, and some shot their first arrow with a recurve bow. This was also a summer of many new memories, like when we hosted the Deer Clan dance party in Blackcap, and when we got to play nighttime wilderness mini-golf. We enjoyed seven weeks of nonstop fun! Sadly, it all came to an end when we had to say goodbye to our friends. Until next summer boys!"
Michael Chen - Cabin Counselor
"Cabin Cannon was definitely not the cleanest cabin in the Deer Clan this summer, but I think we were, by far, the most uniquely creative. You never knew what you would find when you entered the cabin. We had a collection of the goofiest personalities... the most interesting dance moves... and the craziest hair styles than in any of the other cabins. Some of the hair even changed color dramatically as it got longer throughout the summer. We had so much fun together and although some of the boys will be moving over to the Panther Clan next summer, I hope that each of them can return to camp again."
Andrew Orgel - Cabin Counselor
“It’s hard for me to imagine anything much better than being 10 or 11 years old, and having the opportunity to spend time at Tohkomeupog. Many boys joining us in the Deer Clan are getting their first camp experience. For these boys, working through the anxiety attached to being away from home may be the first challenge they face at camp. It will not be their last. Challenge at this age group involves self-discovery that is incredibly powerful… and so enjoyable to witness. These boys are willing to try… which means that reaching the high mountain peak, diving off the diving board, hitting the target near the center, and actually capturing the flag are real possibilities. Skill and confidence gained in the Deer Clan will stick with these boys as they move into the older age groups at camp… and will certainly be with them when they eventually have to return home.”
Stevo Harding – Deer Clan Director
“Cabin Whiteface was happy to play host to some of our neighbors from the Bear Clan this summer. Because the Bear Clan was small this year, having those kids live with us worked really well. The campers in Whiteface had a lot of fun together. It was by far the best decorated cabin. During cabin clean-up, Whiteface liked to listen to Electric Feel and make the cabin spotless. Each week that Whiteface was being used as the Bear Cabin, it was the cleanest Bear Cabin in the encampment! It also tended to be a loud cabin, mostly inspired by us, their enthusiastic counselors. Every evening, we expanded the scope of our literary expertise by reading together from selected works of fiction. Many of the campers that were in Whiteface were enjoying their very first summer at Tohkomeupog. All of them grew to be great friends. We hope to see each of them back next year to help us create another memorable summer at camp.”
Ian Lubkin & Oscar Wilkerson - Cabin Counselors
“Nestled in the shadow of large trees at the edge of the Deer Clan, Cabin Moat always enjoyed pleasant temperatures, even on hot, summer days. So when the kids were not running around outside having fun, the cabin was always a great place to hang out, especially during goof-off time. There would always be a discussion going on, usually about some sort of sport: soccer, tennis or dodgeball. We would also have card games occurring, mostly Magic, but also solitaire and bridge. Everyone was included, and if someone was not playing the game, there was quite an active peanut gallery you could join in. Also, Cabin Moat, by far, had the best tunes blasting when there was free time. We had a lot of fun this summer and I am looking forward to lots more fun in the coming years.”
Ryan Burnham – Cabin Counselor
Just as the name implies, Cabin Doublehead in the Deer Clan is actually two separate cabins joined together as one structure. Doublehead has played a varied role at camp... housing campers, counselors, and even director families throughout its history.
“For campers who are ready for total Tohko immersion, there is no need to look further than the mighty Panther Clan – the intermediate age range at camp. The Panther Clan features an increased variety of adventure challenge, including white water canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and multi-day hiking trips. Campers in the Panther Clan have higher expectations placed upon them… and are rewarded with incredible opportunities. Skills being learned at camp, like campcraft, are now being more actively applied. We use such skills as cooking meals over a fire, carving tent poles in the construction of a shelter, and reading trail maps to help us find the right path. Through teamwork, comradery, and a positive inquisitive attitude, the Panther Clan is able to accomplish an incredible amount very quickly. Friendships continue to develop here, becoming more genuine and real... and will last a lifetime, making the experience of being in the Panther Clan a memorable part of life!”
Reid Lavoie – Panther Clan Director
"Having been part of the Tohkomeupog Tribe for 10 years, I was deeply saddened to learn that I would be unable to return last summer as a counselor. However, I was unable to stay away from camp. Halfway through the summer, I drove up to the valley where the directors at Tohko kindly offered me the chance to stay in Cabin Monroe, a cabin in the Panther Clan not currently being used for campers. It was fantastic to see many familiar faces, as well as several new ones that summer in the Panther and Deer Clans. However, as my own face in this picture might testify, I greatly missed being in a cabin with the kids and being part of regular camp activities. I’m excited at the prospect of returning as a counselor in the future and sharing more amazing summers with all members of the Tohkomeupog Tribe."
Rodrigo Alonso – Cabin Counselor (hopefully soon)
“Cabin Lafayette stood out from the others because it was so much fun. We made a cabin flag and had a great time with each other. It was a double cabin, so we could visit our neighbors whenever we wanted; that made it easier to make twice as many memories. We also got to meet new people from across the world and make friends from everywhere.”
Connor – camper (3 years): age 13
"This summer was an awesome experience. Cabin Lafayette was home to some really fun guys, some who’ve long enjoyed camp and others who were new to the valley. We all got along well and developed lasting friendships, ones I hope they hold onto as long as I have mine. I can’t wait for next summer and hope to see everyone again, especially those returning to the Mighty Panther clan."
Coleman McKaig - Cabin Counselor
"Some say high school is a battle field of raging hormonal warriors fighting for the title of alpha male. This, however, pales in comparison to my perception of working with 12 and 13 year old boys just starting to awaken to all kinds of quirky behaviors and exciting, yet frightening possibilities. To be honest, I was a little nervous at first. When summer started, however, I quickly discovered there was nothing to be worried about. It was all of those quirks… those goofy habits… those askew philosophical questions… and those new life discoveries that gave our cabin such unique personality. Lincoln was more than just a cabin; it was a place where open conversation was always welcome, where ideas were never negatively judged, and where no challenge was left unaccepted. Lincoln brought kids together who otherwise might never have met and allowed them to be their true selves. The friendships created here will stand long after the structure itself may fall."
Jason Stabiner - Cabin Counselor
"Tohko is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Coming from Scotland I had no idea what to expect at first, but soon realized that this is an amazing place surrounded by amazing people! This was my second summer at camp. I was the Assistant Director of the Panther Clan and I lived in Cabin Kearsarge. It was a great year! It's hard to sum up how much fun we all had during seven weeks of camp in one paragraph, but safe to say I'll definitely be returning next year."
Blair Lundie - Cabin Counselor
"My experience as a counselor in Cabin Paugus this summer was, to say the very least, an outstanding time. There were campers from the states, as well as Saint Martin and Spain, which made for a really diverse group that, despite their differences, got very close. The first year campers were welcomed with open arms by our Tohko veterans, and learned their way around camp quickly with help from their newly made friends. It was an excellent summer in Paugus!"
Patrick Pendergast - Cabin Counselor
"The beauty and benefit of living in rustic, wooden cabins was fully embraced by Cabin Madison this summer. Although the campers didn’t realize it at the time, even basic aspects of community living, like helping keep the cabin clean and showing respect to each other, impact their out-of-camp lives in powerfully significant ways. Incredible relationships are a prime example of the benefits of cabin life. After just one week of living in Madison, I began to see the casual relationships between campers developing into sincere friendships that will last a lifetime. Close-quartered living is a vital component as to why these lifelong friendships develop at Tohkomeupog. I was a camper for 10 years and made countless friends from all over the country and world. I still keep in touch with most of them. I credit this to the fact that we lived so closely with each other throughout those years. Cabin life is a hugely important aspect of the Tohkomeupog experience and I was happy to share it with my campers in Madison."
Denali Sexton – Cabin Counselor
“Starr King is the home of the Tohko Infirmary and the 24 hour nursing staff. With the backup of the local walk-in clinic, emergency room and pediatrician, we are prepared to care for just about anything that can happen at camp.”
Helen Crowell – Camp Nurse
"Tennis is a popular activity at Tohko. Instruction is designed with fun in mind. Drills are adapted for beginner to advanced players and recreational to competitive-minded boys. Campers will learn fundamentals, rules, and scoring as well as notice quick improvement while building confidence."
Tim Folsom - Tennis Director
"I was pretty sure I was dead when I had to play my next opponent, who was an amazing tennis player. It was the Deer Clan Tennis Open. I beat him unexpectedly 6-2 in games. That meant I’d have to play Wyatt, a crazy good tennis player. I just learned to play tennis at camp last year… and his dad is the tennis director. All in all, I lost 6-4, but it was a good game with a bunch of long rallies."
Jason - Camper (4 years): age 11
"Recently renovated, Carrigain is a multi-purpose building sitting central to the Bear Clan. It traditionally houses the Director of the Bear Clan, along with other key staff members. Carrigain houses four rooms, each designed for family living. There is a also a big common room and kitchen, capable of entertaining groups of campers for the occasional rainy day movie or games."
Dan Bowers - Versatile Man about Camp Lisa Bowers - Dessert Maker Extaordinaire
Cabin Clay is one of 3 cabins located in the Bear Clan. Although Clay was not utilized by campers in 2015, it will be back in action for the summer of 2016.
“The mighty Bear Clan is the initial Tohko experience for many new campers. Boys, ages 8 and 9, will be immersed in activities from the first moment they enter the encampment. After meeting their counselor, director and fellow campers… and setting up personal space in their new cabin home… a whirlwind of excitement lies ahead. The Bear Clan cabins are in close proximity and the Director’s lodge is located in the encampment. Despite many options within the encampment, like tetherball, four-square and a very cool tree house, these young boys will venture well beyond the boundaries of the Bear Clan for amazing adventures. During their stay, sports of all kinds, nature study, tribal council fires, campcraft skills, tenting, mountaintops, swimming, waterskiing and countless other pursuits will set them on their way to becoming lifelong members of “the Tribe.”
Jason Cicero – Bear Clan Director
Cabin Carter Dome is one of 3 cabins located in the Bear Clan. Although Carter Dome was not utilized by campers in 2015, it will be back in action for the summer of 2016.
Cabin Jefferson is one of 3 cabins located in the Bear Clan. Although Jefferson was not utilized by campers in 2015, it will be back in action for the summer of 2016.
Supported on the gigantic trunk of a towering white pine tree... and constructed by Tohkomeupog Alumni... the Tree House is a very popular facet of life in the Bear Clan.
"The cabins are one of the most fundamental parts of going to camp. Every time I go, I meet new people and talk and play card games with my friends at night, or during rest hour. A lot of my favorite memories from camp Tohko are from when I was in the cabin."
Jonathan - camper (5 years): age 14
“The members of Cabin Passaconaway challenged themselves throughout the summer: in the mountains, down at the waterfront and throughout camp. It was incredible to watch each of the campers embrace the unique opportunities given at Tohkomeupog. I have always loved this place, and have shared it with so many incredible people. Being at camp is the best seven weeks of the year!”
Grant Reeder – Cabin Counselor
"Sitting high and mighty on the hillside, Cabin Washington overlooks the robust landscape of Wolf Clan. Being the first cabin built at Tohkomeupog, Washington definitely has some character. With that said, the campers of 2015 were undeniably a lively bunch of characters. Upon entering the cabin, you might find David doing push-ups, crunches, or pull-ups, attempting to reach his summer goal of being the most "buff" in the Wolf Clan. Or, you may see one of the more lively residents, Quinn, sharing with his cabin-mates the latest pop sensation songs, before getting ready to hit the tennis courts during goof-off time. Regardless of whether the sun was shining or if rain clouds were engulfing the valley, the campers of Cabin Washington definitely had great attitudes and always had smiles on their faces."
David Bruno - Cabin Counselor
“Cabin Moosilauke is the best… and one of the oldest cabins in camp. This truly magical cabin, being balanced and held up on stacks of rock, was somehow able to hold the biggest counselor in camp without falling over. The old age of the cabin gives you a sense of wonder because this cabin is one of the originals. Moosilauke was a cabin that you could comfortably hang out in… before getting told by the counselor to go outside and be more active. It was a cabin full of friends that you could truly be yourself with, and who understood everything you said. Like Mt. Moosilauke, with its beautiful 360 degree views at the peak, this cabin is the center of the mighty Wolf Clan. You can look out the door and see all the way down Wolf Hill, and from the windows you can see the entire clan. Cabin Moosilauke is the centerpiece of the Wolf Clan; without it, the clan would not be the same.”
Alex Stabiner – camper (6 years): age 14
"Welcome to Cabin Chocorua! This is the 'sunshine cabin' - the first to greet the summer's warm rays every morning here at camp. The moment everyone stepped into this elevated, warm, open, and light space, they all felt immediately at home . Throughout the summer Chocorua was a busy cabin, with most residents being waiters in the dining hall. This resulted in a bustle of early morning activity. Our early morning bustle led to days full of activity and fun-filled experiences. At the end of each day, the cabin became a place to relax and rejuvenate, with guided mediation and yoga sessions, before going to sleep and resting in anticipation for greeting the next morning's sun."
Owen White - Cabin Counselor
“Soccer at Tohkomeupog, like all team sports, is focused primarily around teamwork and fun. The program is intended to satisfy all ability levels. Talented counselors, adept at the art of soccer, teach important skills. For boys new to the sport, the opportunity to gain more skill and understanding is available. For boys interested in competition, occasional games against other camps are initiated… and are often very popular spectator events for campers and staff. While we do not have huge amounts of time to prepare for competitive games, being together at camp creates an incredible sense of unity and participants always represent with positive effort and attitude. And at the end of the day, we all love a good game of World Cup.”
Sean Petersen - Counselor-in-Training
King Pine Ski Area
"Although not covered with snow when Tohkomeupog is in session, the slopes of King Pine support a variety of summer camp activity. Hikers, mountain bikers and nature enthusiasts maneuver the trails, questing for adventure, exercise and in the noble pursuit of woodlore. Of course, true King Pine action occurs during the winter months when the ski lifts are in operation. Quite a few summer camp boys also come to Ski & Snowboard Camp during winter school vacation weeks - a very different version of camp fun."
Stevo Harding - Ski & Snowboard Camp Coordinator
“So far archery has been my favorite activity this summer. I have passed Yeoman and Bowman and now I am on Archer. I got much better! In the beginning I was really bad, then I started hitting bullseyes. In archer you have to move back to shooting at 20 yards. It is much harder doing it that far. We are using recurve bows now, instead of compound bows like last year, but I got the hang of it... it is not so hard.”
Jack – camper (2 years): age 12
"Archery is cool and a great activity for a warm summer day. My first shot went strait into the woods. Oscar found it in a tree. I tried again and I missed, but not by that much. I kept improving and at some point, I was getting streaks of good shots. I got to be a Yeoman and changed from a compound bow to a composite. I had lots of fun and I want to do more next summer."
Ozan - camper (1 year): age 10
“Riflery at Tohkomeupog has traditionally been a popular activity option. Offering an introduction to target sports, it is a very well-rounded program with achievable, yet challenging goals. Our youngest campers learn to shoot using bb guns before progressing to pellet rifles. When campers are ready, they move up to .22-caliber rifles. Safety, of course, is paramount. Campers learn that it takes discipline, concentration and determination to earn each award. There are awards ladders for each of 3 shooting positions: prone, kneeling and standing. Our program is based on Olympic training methods. There is plenty of theory, instruction and thought woven into a fun, engaging and very rewarding experience for campers and staff alike!”
John Petersen - Riflery Director
CMP Certified: Youth Target Sports Instructor
“The Wolf Clan was at Sunset Beach on Tuesday, and I wanted to try skiing on one-ski. I decided it would be easier to drop a ski instead of getting up on one-ski. I got up on two skis and then tried to drop my right ski. It didn’t end well! I wobbled left and right uncontrollably... and then fell and smashed into the water. I waited for the boat to get my drop ski. I put the other ski back on, and then the boat accelerated and I got up again. This time, I successfully dropped a ski and got up on one ski. Amazing! Now I one-ski every time.”
Quinn – camper (7 years): age 14
The Tohko Dome at Tohkomeupog was constructed to offer campers alternative protected space so they can be outside and active, regardless of Mother Nature’s whim. It features a covered basketball court and climbing wall.
“The climbing wall at Tohkomeupog stands 24-feet tall and 24-feet wide. It features an entry level slab wall, a vertical wall, a wall with two overhangs, and a bouldering cave. Climbing is one of the many optional activities offered at camp. The wall is also used to prepare campers for out-of-camp adventure trips where they gain real experience on natural rock faces. The climbing experience at Tohkomeupog complements camp philosophy towards building confident young men. Climbing offers boys a safe atmosphere in which to face their fears, problem solve, challenge themselves - both physically and mentally, be supportive of others, take responsibility for others and themselves… and all while having fun and learning a lifelong sport.”
Kevin Mahoney – Tohkomeupog Alumnus
IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guide
"Welcome to camp, are you hungry yet… wash your hands first, don’t forget.
Mac and cheese made from scratch… and chocolate chip cookies by the batch.
We feed you 3 big meals each day… to keep you strong, so you can play.
We know you’ll be more satisfied… with healthy food, not just stuff that’s fried.
We put thought into every meal... it's important to us how it makes you feel.
If it’s your birthday we will bake… the perfect, personalized birthday cake.
At the end of camp you get a treat… all-camp banquet can’t be beat.
Looking forward to meeting you all… for summer camp is truly a ball."
Brian Hampton - Kitchen Chief
“Cabin Osceola is a different take on the average Tohkomeupog cabin. Campers live in a room that is set up the same way as a cabin, but the room is located inside a much larger building – the Osceola Lodge. Although the room provides somewhat of a less traditional living environment than that of a rustic cabin, campers living in Osceola, like with all cabins, are encouraged to spend most of their time outside. I was fortunate enough to be the counselor of this great cabin for the last three weeks of summer. That was not my intention when the summer began. I originally came up to simply visit the valley. However, when the counselor position was offered to me, I could not refuse the opportunity to return to camp.”
Dan Tobin – Cabin Counselor
“I love free swim because you can freely enjoy the beautiful and awesome waterfront. You can bounce on the trampoline, jump off the high dive, balance on the log, go fishing, paddle boarding, sailing or just relax in a lawn chair. The possibilities for fun are endless. Free swim is awesome!!”
Colin - Camper: age 14
"Another terrific summer at the waterfront - the most beautiful place in camp! Lots of levels passed and great swims to Pine Point and Sunset Beach. Special thanks to the 6 wolves who completed lifeguard training (Mike, Sean, Matty, Owen, Connor and Sam) for doing such a magnificent job. And of course, congratulations to Jackson on the Outstanding Swimmer Award. Can't wait for next summer."
John Sexton - Waterfront Director
Basketball in one of the many activity options at Tohkomeupog. Although we are not specifically a sports camp, we do have a lot of boys at camp who enjoy playing sports. The program is designed to welcome all levels of ability and experience... and is focused primarily around teamwork and fun. For boys new to the sport, the opportunity to gain more skill and understanding is available.
"A young camper looks forward to his future in the Wolf Clan. Whether it’s a 3-day traverse of the Presidential Range or a competitive soccer match against a rival camp, Wolves are busy campers. And when a busy day is over, a wolf looks forward to a hot shower, warm meal, and time spent with his friends and counselors, sharing tales about the day and looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead. At night, as a loon calls from across the valley through the window of his cabin, a wolf rests easy in his bunk. That day, he challenged himself in ways he could have never imagined, he built relationships that will last a lifetime, and developed skills that will serve him far beyond a summer at camp. He dreams about the day he will become a counselor, and carry on the tradition that is Tohkomeupog."
Rob Cooper - Wolf Clan Director
Tecumseh is the main lodge of Tohkomeupog. It houses the camp office, dining room, and living quarters of several key camp staff members.