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2016 July/August Newsletter


Summer News:


1st Session!Five days ago we finished up an extremely success 1st session. The launch of our new summit to summit program went off without a hitch – 8 campers and 2 counselors enjoyed the back country for a full 15 days.  As well, we had another 101 campers join us in our regular programs based out of Mosquito Lake.

On Wednesday another 111 campers joined us in the Trinity Alps, 8 of which are out on the 2nd summit to summit program, 15 who are spending 11-days on the trail doing our Wild and Hiking programs, and 8 who are embarking on the first ever Women’s Walkabout (28 days non-stop in the back country!).

Platform FoundationLast year our amazing volunteer work crew build us a new platform tent (check out the photos from last year), and this year, – partially thanks to a very generous grant from the Mericos Foundation – they are hard at work at it again! Check out the laying of the foundation at the left.

It’s amazing how time moves so quickly up in the mountains when you are having fun swimming in the lake, eating zing cones (yes, there was a decent amount of snow lying around during 1st session), and checking out the amazing crop of wild flowers we have this year.  I can’t believe that we are already about half way through our summer.  I’m very much looking forward to seeing those of you that will be joining us for 3rd session and Family Camp, and hope the rest of you enjoy the update from our mountain home!


Sarah Camp

Last Chance for 2016 Family Camp
Are you coming to Family Camp this year? It’s not too late to sign-up – there a few spots left in both of our programs!

Choose your program:

Family Days – August 15th – 19th,
CampU Weekend – August 19th – 21st.
And for those that really love Camp – sign up for both!

Use the button to enroll today before it’s too late!

Introducing: Taylor Griffin

We are ecstatic to introduce Taylor Griffin, our new Assistant Director!

Taylor GriffinTaylor has been part of the Camp Unalayee community for more than half his life, first hiking up from Scott Mtn. Summit to Mosquito Basin when he was 11 years old. Every summer since, he has strapped on his hiking boots and made the journey up to Camp Unalayee as a camper, C.I.T., Counselor, Program Director, and most recently as a “Camp Unalayee Enthusiast who drove ten hours each way to spend less than a day up at camp before he had to be back at work on Monday.” Click here to learn more about Taylor on our Bog!

Rockwall Rebuild

RockwallThanks to the many of you who donated to the project and the volunteer work of Ben Kahn, we have most of the supplies purchased and the wood prepped to do our rock wall replacement.  It’s all staged and ready, now we just need to put it up. Believe it or not, the picture at the right is what a rockwall looks like before it is installed!

If you’d still like to donate to the project, it’s not too late! Check out our campaign using the button below!

Donate Now!

Staff Training and 1st Session Photos

Have you purused our photos  from Staff Training and 1st Session on Google+ or Facebook?  Even if you can’t be at Camp, at least you can see how beautiful it has been up there this summer! Take a peak using the buttons below!

Staff Training   1st Session

Photo Contest

Where were those slabs in the last newsletter?

Bear Lake! Good job to the many who guessed it!

This year at Staff Training we had some snow, but not this much… Which lake is this that is covered in snow in June, and which year was it taken?

  Which Lake?
Be the first to e-mail us with the correct answer and we’ll send you a Unalayee water bottle!


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