Posted by: campkehonka | May 27, 2013

A sad day for Girl Scout camps

The Girl Scouts, which began a century ago, established hundreds of camps nationwide as the organization expanded. But in recent decades, the group has consolidated its local councils. That process accelerated dramatically under a plan that cut them from 330 to 112 by 2009.

The restructuring left groups with additional properties to manage, many featuring old cabins and dining halls that need upgrades.

Gregory Copeland of Domokur Architects in Akron, Ohio, a consultant to local councils, said by 2020, the number of Girl Scout-owned camps could easily be cut in half. He said the newly merged groups have a glut of properties they cannot afford to maintain, let alone fill with programming.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/27/sales-camp-sites-nationwide-throw-girl-scouts-into-turmoil/#ixzz2UVQhGsAn

 

Posted by: campkehonka | December 24, 2012

Vintage Christmas Wishes

A little Kehonka fun for you on this Christmas Eve. This Christmas letter was sent to campers by Laura Mattoon and Bally in December 1944. Enjoy!

Camp Kehonka 1944 Christmas Letter.

Posted by: campkehonka | August 20, 2012

2012 Camp Kehonka Reunion Musicale DVD Available

Videographer Joe Bradley recorded the live Kehonka musicale on the grounds of the NH Boat Museum on Saturday, August 18.

The girls gathered under the tent for Musicale – Aug 18, 2012

You may order a copy of a DVD directly from the filmmaker for $10.00 (US). The price includes shipping.

Please mail your check or money order and your name, street or PO Box, city/town, state and zip code to:

Joe Bradley, Freelance Videographer
345 Granite Road
Ossipee, NH 03864

Posted by: campkehonka | August 19, 2012

2012 Camp Kehonka Reunion: Photos from Sunday!

But, wait! There’s MORE 🙂

Here are some shots today from the “Swoop to the Yum Yum Shop,” the “Secret Sunday Service” in Cate Park by the town docks, and the cruise on the “Winnie Belle”:

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Posted by: campkehonka | August 19, 2012

2012 Kehonka Reunion: Photos

WOW! WHAT A DAY WE HAD YESTERDAY!!!

Camera lenses were a-snappin’ and phones and video recorders were a-filmin’, so I expect over the coming days and weeks, there will be more photos to share.

In the meantime, here are a few images from yesterday’s events:

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I’m trying to figure out a way to get a central location for folks to upload their images so we can all access them (if anyone has a good solution, please speak up!). In the meantime, forward images to ckreunion2012@gmail.com, and I can post them here.

Also: remember to visit the Camp Kehonka page on Facebook; many people have uploaded photos there, too.

Posted by: campkehonka | August 18, 2012

Kehonka Reunion: Musicale Rehearsal

Yes! The appointed weekend is upon us. Here are a few photos from last night’s secret Musicale rehearsal (with Paula Converse, Sue “Tobey” Tobelman, Minnia Truedsson and Roger Thompson):

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Posted by: campkehonka | July 28, 2012

UPDATE: Camp Kehonka Reunion

August 1 update: EXTENSION: Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, August 8…don’t delay!

We’re over the “century” mark. Yippee!  Follow this link to see who is coming!

We know of some stragglers…….don’t dilly dally 🙂

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Click here to register online for the 2012 Camp Kehonka Reunion, which will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the N.H. Boat Museum.

4:30pm-9:00pm
Picnic and Musicale
on the grounds of the N.H. Boat Museum
399 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

$45 per person – adult
$30 per person – child (12 & under)
Cash bar – beer & wine

Cost includes admission to the Museum so you can see the Kehonka exhibit, a cookout and Musicale:

4:30-5:30 meet/greet
5:30-6:30 eat
6:30-8:30 musicale
8:30-9:00 wind down

Follow the instructions for online registration and pay via PayPal OR print out the form and mail a check payable to Camp Kehonka Reunion c/o Cheryl Shanahan, 4227 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227.

Payment Deadline: August 8, 2012 (extension as of 8/1)

Note: this is a weekend in which many parents will be picking up their kids from area camps, and many old stand-bys, such as the Wolfeboro Inn are already booked. Best to secure a hotel/motel reservation or cabin/house rental sooner rather than later.

Have a song in your heart you want to sing during Musicale? Follow this link and post your request here!

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Other Reunion Week Events:

Wednesday, August 15
7:00pm

Camp Kehonka Lecture at N.H. Boat Museum
399 Center Street, Wolfeboro

Friday, August 17
6:00pm onward

Gather at Wolfe’s Tavern
90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro
note: this is a change of venue from prior posts!

Saturday, August 18
4:30pm-9pm
Picnic and Musicale
on the grounds of the N.H. Boat Museum
399 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

4:30-5:30 meet/greet
5:30-6:30 eat
6:30-8:30 musicale
8:30-9:00 wind down

Please see above for registration and payment details. Thanks!

“After Taps” – on tap at Wolfe’s Tavern
9:30pm onward
Wolfeboro Inn
90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro
note: this is a change of venue from prior posts

Sunday August 19
9:30am
Swoop to the Yum Yum Shop to pick up coffee and donuts
10:00am
Have a Secret Sunday Service in Cate Park, by the town docks
Noon-1:30 pm
Cruise the lake on the Winnie Belle
Leave from Wolfeboro Town Docks
Group rate tickets: $12pp (or $8pp for “goslings” ages 8 and under)

Reserve your space now, pay the day of the cruise
RSVP to Bonnie Ballentine by August 8:
bdballentine at gmail dot com

With a large enough group, we can ask the captain to cruise along the Kehonka shore.

There will be a “Blue Goose Corner” in the lobby of the Wolfeboro Inn with a message board with the itinerary and area for us to connect with each other while we’re in town.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

I am coordinating a Camp Kehonka exhibit that will be on display at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, NH this summer.

What we still need to “complete” the story are more three-dimensional items to be lent to the museum, especially any shop-made jewelry, woven items, pottery, art, furniture, camp trunks, memorabilia from the Kehonka Yacht Club (KYC), musical instruments, etc.

We have  photographs, a lot of paper ephemera, including song sheets and Banquet Day favors, camper uniforms from the 70s/80s, some silver jewelry (and a 5-year pin!).

If you have anything that fits the bill that you would like the Museum to consider for participation in the exhibit, please contact:

Cheryl Shanahan
email: cheryl at luckygingerstudio dot com

Please include what you would like to contribute and its provenance (era, background/significance to the camp’s story). I will let you know how to get the items to me. I must have them by mid-March as the installation of the exhibit begins late that month.

Thanks!

Posted by: campkehonka | December 24, 2011

Goose Quills, Special Christmas Edition

A thousand thanks again to Gretchen Hurlburt Thompson, who sent me her Kehonka ephemera earlier this year. This edition of Goose Quills is from December 1949. Enjoy!

Goose Quills Christmas Edition 1949

Camp Kehonka Goose Quills Christmas Edition 1949

Camp Kehonka Goose Quills Christmas Edition 1949

And, remember:

….Christmas means gay laughter among children and all who are young at heart; wonderment even by sheep, cows and a donkey at a creche scene; white snow, sleigh bells and church bells; groups of carol singers; mysterious visits by a jolly, roly-poly fellow with a white beard, red suit and a huge sack of candies, gingerbread men, fir-balsam treese and toys; gifts, especially for less fortunate neighbors far and near; deep feelings of love, hope and faith;  – all honoring the birth of Christ whose life should inspire in each of us unbounded good will toward everyone.

May you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas!

I am working with the powers-that-be at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, NH to set up a Camp Kehonka display, set to open to the public Memorial Day weekend.

We have photographs, camper uniforms from the 70s/80s, some silver jewelry and ceramics + a lot of paper ephemera, including song sheets and Banquet Day favors.

What we really need are three-dimensional items to be lent to the museum for the exhibit, especially any shop-made jewelry, woven items, pottery, art, furniture, camp trunks, memorabilia from the Kehonka Yacht Club (KYC), musical instruments, etc.

If you have anything that fits the bill that you would like the Museum to consider for participation in the exhibit, please contact:

Cheryl Shanahan
email: cheryl at luckygingerstudio dot com

Please include what you would like to contribute and its provenance (era, background/significance to the camp’s story).

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