|Cedarlands, NY (Just north of Long
(Click here for
map; the lake appears yellow on the map for some reason, and is the
larger one in the center of the window)
|July 16 - July 22
|16 Scouts, four adults, and one dog stayed the
full week. In alphabetical order, we have...
(Names in bold are adults.
Goose (the dog)
Names in bold and underlined are adults who stayed the full week)
|I apologize if I wasn't able to get a
photo of everybody that came along. I'll try harder next
time. Separately, if you've got a photo from this trip that
you'd like posted here, just let me know.
Cedarlands' 5,500 acres of mountains, lakes and wilderness make it the largest Scout camp in
the Adirondacks. There are already other fine sites on the web which
describe Cedarlands, so I won't try to repeat their efforts here, but you
are encouraged to check them out. (The best
I've found is the one done by our own Land of the Oneidas. It has
lots of text descriptions, and many beautiful ground and aerial photos
taken on days with good weather.)
The weather wasn't really the best for swimming, but everyone ended up
getting in the water for the swim test. If you jumped in on the deep
side of the dock, it consisted of 4 ½ laps with a normal stroke, then 1
½ laps with a backstroke, then floating motionless for a short
while. We're proud to say that everyone passed!
Better still, 4 of our scouts did a one-mile swim, which consisted of
swimming from the dock to the island five times. These brave souls
were Matt Rivkin, John Zegarelli, George Jwied, and (XXX? Help! I
Also see what we did act Cedarlands in