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WOODSMOKE Volume 15 Issue 2 Winter, 2002-2003 As early Americans kitchen. The pull on the line made it used green boughs on their signal fires, we Notes from the Summer necessary to run a power loss check on the entire line to correct the problem. A faulty communicate through of 2002 splice was discovered as the cause of the problem. Water pressure to the kitchen WOODSMOKE continued to be a problem for the new pump his was the camp’s 38th summer, Corc and Thayer’s 17th as camp directors. of 2001. This pump was replaced with a Getting camp open this year had its submersible model the second week of Challenges. A new beaver had moved in on camp. the lake. With the new roof on Shelter 1 all the roofs in camp were now waterproof with the The rope swing tree was determined to be exception of Shelter 7 which needs a new unsafe since there wasn’t any new growth to one. Fortunately this shelter is not used as a be found on it. This was cut and made into a camper shelter. The upper bridge (above platform for the new rope swing tree. The shelter 2) across Roaring Brook was washed new swing is “Sweet”! out with the spring thaw never to be seen again. It must have made it to the Connecticut The first mile run ended up being an A year has passed since River. The main tent and tarp box in Shelter interesting event due to some confusion the events of September 10 was opened up during the winter by some over the route!#@%? During both sessions, 11, 2001. Our country is curious uninvited visitors to the property. A everyone made it up Mt. Moosilauke in still living under its mouse family moved in and made a huge nest under 2 hours. Early arrivals to the summit shadow with events to and mess of everything. It required many days included Kadi, Graham, Kevin, Dan, Jack, come still unknown. We of sunshine and disinfectant odor control Matt, Ryan, Tyler, & Wyatt. The first are lifted in our spirits spray to sort it out. After an estimated 30 backpacking trip to the Mahoosucs got some by the many heroes who years of service, the clothes dryer in the great rain in “buckets” on the first night out. have stepped forward to kitchen died. We took delivery on a new one The rest of the trips this summer were help and the courage in the first week of camp. relatively free of precipitation. shown by so many others under difficult As part of leadership training and to provide What follows is just some ramblings of the circumstances. We are an orientation to the White Mountain National summer which are nothing more than a thankful for our Forest, the counselors enjoyed a great trip up series of inside jokes and reflections. For CHALLENGE friends Mt. Chocorua. We got a nice break in the those who weren’t there, you missed a great and family around the cloudy and wet weather of the week for some time. Remember there is a difference world. Thankful too for spectacular views from the summit. The between laughing “with” you and “at” you. the fact that in this mosquitoes were fairly thick to start the world of overwhelming season. We discovered that the lake was very Abhi—Slave driver—What are you doing?I’m change that some things cold too . . . So cold that we opted not to put going to the bathroom. don’t change like the the whole dock system in settling for 4 piers (Continued on page 4) way we feel about our during first session. Unlike previous summers CHALLENGE Camp where we usually set up the waterfront first, and Crew. JT & Corc we put this activity off until the end of In this issue: Leadership Training Week hoping for warmer water and air temperatures. The rebuilt piers Notes from the Summer~p. 1 & 4 were nice to have. Alumni News ~p. 2 Archery List~p. 3 A storm hit camp on the evening of the first 2003 Summer Preview~p. 3 day of camp forcing Council Rock to be held Riflery List~ p. 5 in the main shelter. The wind blew down about Woodsmen’s Weekend Results~p. 5 7 trees across various roads in camp. It also Orienteering Day Results~p. 5 caused an oak to sever the power to the Page 2 WOODSMOKE Alumni News “hi”. He just got back from 7 months in Argentina and Pata- gonia. firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Hollocher (’94’95’96’97’99)- He spent 3 weeks this W e’ve heard from a number of folks. Thanks to all who wrote to us! Dan Barnfield (‘99’00’01’02, Staff Rock/Ropes, Kayak- summer on Volunteer Trail Crew with the AMC. He will start at Boston University this Fall. email@example.com John Hosie (‘97 Staff Ropes/Rocks) - Is working for an ing) - latest goal is to become a personal trainer, when he Insurance company in Liverpool and climbing often. is not attending classes to finish his Outdoor Education De- Nate Jones (’87’88’89’90’91) - In his third year of his doc- gree he is serving as an instructor at the toral program in school psychology at the University of Uni Gym near London and gearing up for Connecticut. Spent time last summer on a multi-sport out- his semester in Finland. He is the head of door trip with a nearby therapeutic camp. nate_jones the campus security team at school. @hotmail.com His brother Scott Jones (’87’88’89’90 Staff Dan_barnfield@hotmail.com ‘91) is living in Philly with wife Alix and 2 year old daughter, Alan Bonney (‘72 Staff Physical Fit- Lucy. He is working as a computer programmer for Boeing. ness) - checked in after 30 years, was Dave Kilimnik (’87’88) - Dave is still out in California in the thrilled to learn that the camp is thriving, Software business and DJ’ing when he gets the chance. He wants to connect with folks from his era has been running long distance races and skiing. Last we including Steve Mina and John Geller. heard he was planning on doing some backpacking in the Alanjohnbonnery@aol.com Sierra over the summer. firstname.lastname@example.org Moe Brady (’96’97) - He is a student at Lucas Koning-Madden (‘95’96’97) - We are very sad- the University of Vermont. dened to report that Luke’s mother (Patsy Koning) con- Josh Connell (Camper ’85’86 Staff tacted us last December to let us know that he passed Summits of ‘89) - Graduated from Babson College. away in May, 2001, at age 17. Worked in venture capital in Florida and Myles Lamperth (‘00 Staff Waterfront) - has been putting 2002 Boston. He then worked several years as in a lot of guiding hours (150 nights in last months) with his a business analyst for Keyport Insurance. Safari company in South Africa. He will be spending this The Mahoosucs in- He also works part-time for REI. He still winter running a hotel in Vail, CO. Plans on doing a lot out- clude the summits of loves to do it all in the outdoors. door trekking in the USA this spring. Old Speck (4180’), Ma- email@example.com Dungsuk Lee (‘01 Staff Crafts) Is in his last year of study hoosuc Arm (3790’), Tim Currie (‘92 Staff Marksman ) - is at Hangkook Univ. in Korea. Gombaripooh@hanmail.net Goose Eye (3870’), Mt. teaching 9th Grade math in Georgia. He Carlos Lopez de Nava (’87) - It’s been 17 years since we Carlo (3565’), Mt. Suc- created custom fishing nets as a side heard from Carlos. He has graduated from college and law cess (3565’), Cascade (2631’) and Mt. Hayes business. Website www.coastalnow.net/ school and is working with his father. He will soon be the (2555’). ~tcurrie/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org manager of a Toyota dealership in Mexico. He has been Greg Davis (‘87’88’89’90 Camper ‘95 serving as a prison pastor. sircharles104@ hotmail.com The Chocorua- Kitchen Assistant) - He graduated from Travis Mann-Gow (‘00’01) - had an awesome time on the Waterville Area in- Texas A&M in Finance and joined the Colorado River last summer rafting and kayaking then cludes the summits of Peace Corp. He went to Lepaera, Hondu- spent the rest of his time riding his mountain bike and earn- Chocorua (3475’), Pau- ras working in small business develop- ing money landscaping. gus (3210’), Passa- ment. He is currently finishing his MBA at Harry Marvin (’95’97) - Has finished his freshman year at conaway (4060’), Thunderbird University in International Plattsburgh State University where he plans on majoring in Whiteface (4010’), Hedgehog (3150’), and business & management. Environmental Science. He started a Sportsman’s Club Sleeper Ridge (3870’), Lachlan Ferris (‘94’95’96 Staff Marks- with about 15 members which is recognized by the student and the Tripyramid man) - completed a 5 week around the association. Last we heard he was thinking about working North (4140’), Middle globe trip upgrading server hardware for in Quebec last summer. He was hoping to get a lottery (4110’), and South the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Af- ticket to hunt moose in Maine. email@example.com (4090’). fairs and Trade. The trip included Turkey, Mark Miller (‘93 Staff Kitchen) - is still teaching, but now Switzerland, Germany, Austria and India. for an alternative school in Cleveland for young men 15-18 firstname.lastname@example.org years old. Working on Master’s degree. Got married in Au- Tim Forrester (‘94’96’97 Dir. Of Food Service) - Bought a gust! Msmiller13309@aol.com house in Wiscasset, Maine where he can build boats, ca- Stephen Pawson (‘99 Staff Rocks/Ropes) - Graduated noes, kayaks, and furniture at night. Timforrester@hotmail. with a Masters in Applied Science with first-class honors com and has started a PhD at the University of Canterbury. Has Andy Hale (‘95’96) - Is starting his freshman year at Mid- only had enough time for a little caving. pawsons@tui. dlebury College this fall. He finished his Wilderness Emer- loncoln.ac.nz gency Medical Technicians course in August. andy- Corey Rubinfield (’94’95’96) - Finished up working with email@example.com His brother Tom Hale (‘95’96) says the Cold Regions Research Lab and headed to New Zea- WOODSMOKE Page 3 land for the summer before returning to the University of Colorado. Corey. Triathlon Rubinfeld@Colorado.edu During the last week of camp for the last morn- Matt Salter (‘96 Staff Crafts) - Sad to report ing wakeup activity we have a crazy team tri- Archery that Matt was not able to complete flight school for the Navy. So he has become an air traffic athlon. In teams of 3, we swim around the end controller for the air force. He has now served of the dock, paddle across the lake and back, Junior Yeoman in all 3 services including the army. He has a and then run around the lake. Is that crazy or Anthony Mapes great house in Sydney and is doing well. mat- what?@#$%&! Ben Berry firstname.lastname@example.org Wyatt Shaw Dan Sida ( ‘95 Staff Crafts) - finishing work inFirst Session Anthony Martins France overseeing the sugical implantation of Junior Yeoman Arrow 1st—Sandy Lincoln, Arlo Herrine, Zack Eichenwald Kevin Bonvicini the “Sida” ceramic artificial knee. Looking for-2nd—Aaron Benjamin, Connor Mulligan, Kevin Bon- Harry Mulligan ward to returning to his home in the Czech Re- vicini public especially since his wife is expecting Dane Gallagher 3rd—Josh Pyszkowski, Stephen Chehi, Anthony their first baby soon. Mapes James Schreffler Ralph Stainbank (‘93 Staff Marksmanship) - 4th—Harry Mulligan, Andrew Duplessie, Ken Caliss William Duplessie just became a father with his wife Katie. It’s a Yeoman girl born November 1st! Second Session Stephen Chehi Max Stryker (‘00’01’02) - is keeping fit and Mat LeGrix 1st—Dane Gallagher, Wil Hemingway, Ty Rilleau working out hard, he was starting tackle this fall Lewis Hebert 2nd—Evan DeDominicis, Tyler Hehman, Michael for his JV football team, plans on wrestling this Evan Fjeld Plasker Gareth Hardy winter and play ice hockey in the off season 3rd—Alex Barteau, Evan Fjeld, Zachary Eichenwald Tyler Hehman and trying his best to stay on honor roll. Laxd-4th—Anthony Martins, Rico Nalven, Max Stryker email@example.com Will Hemmingway Abhi Vasisht (‘02 Staff Marksmanship) - he Ryan Wesko competed in the trials for a spot on the Indian Andrew Duplessie Team for the Asian Games and has competed Junior Bowman in the Indian National Championship in air pis- 2003 Summer Preview Evan DeDominicis tol, which is his specialty. Abhimarksman This summer looks to be another year of Justin Mitiguy @rediffmail.com great trips and adventure for new Junior Bowman Arrow participants as well as returning crew Nick LeGrix members. In keeping with the goal of Zach Eichenwald presenting new trips every Summer, we are Sandy Lincoln pleased to announce the trip plans for 2003. Bowman The canoe trip this year will be the Allagash Buck Bishop River in Maine. The backpacking trips will be Bowman First Rank the Presidential Range with Mt. Washington Arlo Herrine (the highest summit in New England) and Zack Eischenwald the Pemigewasett Wilderness. We last Archer climbed here in 1999. Weather permitting, Aaron Benjamin Whitewater Rafting Trip there will be a special kayak trip and rock- Martin Greenwald climbing trip for those who concentrate on American Archer We had awesome waves and rips on both raft- developing their skills in these activities. A Mike Plasker ing tips on the Upper Hudson River in New whitewater rafting trip will head for the Upper York. The weather was great and the water was Hudson River as well! YEEHAA! blue. And we had plenty of shrieks and yee-has. What more could you want?! Summits of 2003 First Session—Stephen Chehi, Zach Porges, The Presidential Ridge The Pemigewasett Sandy Lincoln, Jack Archer, Harry Mulligan, Ben Berry, Anthony Mapes, and Lewis Hebert Washington (‘6288) Mt. Carrigan (5680’) Mt. Jefferson (5715’) Mt. Hancock (4403’) Second Session—Wyatt Shaw, Zack Eichen- Mt. Clay (5532’) Mt. Bond (4698’) wald, Tim Neal, Alex Jacobson, Tyler Wojcek, Mt. Monroe (5385’) Mt. Guyot (4508’) Evan DeDominicis, Mike Arthur, Mike Plasker, Mt. Eisenhower (4761’) Henry Nalvan, Tyler Hehman, Justin Doran, Mt. Clinton (4310’) Alex Barteau and Ty Rilleau Page 4 WOODSMOKE Notes from the Summer 2002 Con’t.~ Ben Berry—The Yellow School Bus. Graham Wolf—Adam Sandler, hemp necklaces. Ken—Don’t speak to me, go away! Bugger Music, We’re Lewis Herbert—the Beaver Slayer, Man Eating Fisher Cat. brothers Monomonona. Arlo Herrine—The many names of Arlo, Camel Toes, Kadi—Oh my God! Phone call for Kadi. You’ve killed it. Dan—Dan, Dan, the posture man, I can do it, you can do Sandy Lincoln—Yes, you may work on your paddle, No, it, You’ll need to hear this—What are you doing? you can’t come to Shelter 3. Aleuminium. Mike Arthur—I bid 65 pushups. Grubmeister. I just put this Alish—Could be a better mouse trap, Baby Alish, on clean. Alvin! Chipmunks can get angry too. Dancin’ Mosguito is bleeding call 911. I’m not lost, I just naked in the USA. Can I glue my knife? Rock climbing. misplaced my group. 42 miles. You can drive the van. Alex Barteau—Help! I know I’m going to mess this up. The Till—Where is the work. I cannot see. But, butbabababa, most responsible. wawawa, Hmmmmmmm? Evan De Dominicis—I’m going to die backpacking, This is a Thayer—Who? Where’s Thayer now, I don’t know, ask clean shirt! your counselor, ask the boss, I’m just the bus driver. Dane Gallagher—did UPS deliver the shirt? What chapter Corc—Line up, SECONDS!!, I’m going to shoot—I didn’t are you on? Bug bite, I can’t stop itching, Lazy boy, snake, come with the order, Hey, I’m just the cook. crayfish, frogs, grasshopper catcher. Return of the Johnn—Who? Dragons. Aaron—does anybody know a joke? Gareth Hardy—Excuse me, I have a question. Could I have Jack Arthur—What’s your problem? I’m just keeping it as my medication? Worry wart. THE Fisherman, THE Fish. a pet. Excuse me, I have a question. Don’t kill it. Shut up Anthony Martins—hanging sleeping bag, Watch where you Jack. You have 3 questions. You know we like you. are going, falling down. Justin Mitiguy—Who? Flying in your sleep? Tim Neal—What? What are you lookin’ at? Hey Mr. TJ, Mat LeGrix—Who? Control yourself, don’t get too Wrong way TJ. excited. Wyatt Shaw—Hand stands in the shallow water. I’ve been Martin Greenwald—Who? The Rock. on all the trips. What’s you talkin’ about Willis? Nick LeGrix—Frenchie! He’s smilin’ Buck Bishop—What’s your problem, bucky, I hate your Andrew Duplessie—Monkey boy, Grub, dirt on face. verrwy, verrwy much, Nu Ah, Thank you, come again. Harry Mulligan—I’m here to look after my brother. I can Evan Fjeld—I have no idea what he was talking about. see you’re smiling so you’re not having a good time. Tyler Hehman—Whazzup? Human food clock. William Duplessie—Fisher Cat, That’s my brother’s. Mad Will Hemmingway—Grubmeister—rollin’ in the dirt, Cow Disease. Grayfish torture. Connor Mulligan—Mr. New Jersey, Where’s my glasses, Alex Jacobson—Mini-me Max, How long is he going to stay mess kit, shoes? Are you sure those are your socks you under there? Little one, Yoda, Packboard speedster. are wearing? Infecto boy. Rico Nalven—Pro Marksman! Mountain Man. Kevin Bonvicini—Spider, fastest man in camp, Kevin James “Spike” Schreffler—stopcommenting, I don’t want to M&M get wet, Stop the talk, and start the walk. Stephen Chehi—Styx, I’ll do any PT, good shot, naked fisherman, hemp necklaces Josh Pyszkowski—Was that a smile? Staff Needed for the Summer of 2003 Zack Porges—Pugsly Anthony Mapes—Ant, Tony, Eh!, Tony, clean your face. Many people may not know that we are always looking for Aaron Benjamin—Crayfish traps, your legs look in good good qualified staff people at Challenge Wilderness Camp. condition today—What? Perhaps you know someone who has some special skills in crafts, rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, etc. who would enjoy spending a summer at Challenge. We are searching Returning in ‘03? You can save $! for good staff all year long. Teachers, graduate students and professional outdoorsmen are key sources for our staff. It’s still early yet, but here’s who took advantage of our Perhaps you know a teacher who would like to be out of the early enrollment special: Justin Doran, Max Gaughan, classroom for the summer. All staff must be a minimum of Lewis Hebert, Alex Jacobson, and Anthony Martins. We 21 years of age and have previous outdoor and leadership would really enjoy a few more to join ‘em before the holi- experience. Let us know if you know of someone, or tell days. So anyone who enrolls before December 20 will re- them to get in touch with us! ceive a 10% discount . That’s a savings of $330! Call us. Self-Reliance, Resourcefulness, and the Will to Achieve WOODSMOKE Page 5 Orienteering Day Recruiting Trip Schedule T his was the 16th the annual Orienteering Day year of Thayer will once again take to the road to share information with prospective families. His tentative travel schedule is as follows: which finished with the December 15 Boston Marriot, Newton, MA traditional Bean-Hole- January 11 Maine Mall, Sout Portland Beans and all the January 12 Milton Academy, Boston, MA trimmings! The January 23 Tower Hill, Wilmington, DE results were as January 24 Abington Friends, Abington,PA follows: January 25 Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA First Session January 26 Shipley, Philadelphia, PA Team Overall January 27 Concord-Carlisle H,S. Concord, MA 1st- William Du- plessie, Anthony January 29 Greenwich H.S., Greenwich, CT Mapes, Arlo Herrine, Sandy February 1 Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ Lincoln, Mat LeGrix February 2 Princeton Country Day, Princeton, NJ 2nd- Connor Mulligan, Nick LeGrix, Josh Py- March 8 Nashua, NH sykowski, Stephen Chehi, Aaron Benjamin If you would like to arrange for Thayer to come to your house while 3rd - Andrew Duplessie, Zach Porges, Kevin Bon- he is in your area to share our slide show with your friends, please vicini, Ben Berry call us toll free 1-800-832-4295. Other dates have not been 4th - Jack Archer, Lewis Hebert, Graham Wolf, confirmed, so let us know when a visit might be suitable. March and Martin Greenwald, Harry Mulli- April are still completely open! Thayer is available most any gan weekend for New England. If you would like additional copies of our Riflery Intermediate Solo brochure to share, we can always send those to you at any time. 1st - Harry Mulligan Pro Marksman 2nd- Jack Archer Andrew Duplessie 3rd - Graham Wolf Evan Dedominicis Advanced Bring-A-Friend ‘03 Ty Rilleau 1st - Mat LeGrix We are again offering the Bring-A-Friend program to encourage 2nd- Ben Berry Buck Bishop campers to bring their friends to Challenge. Those who do will 3rd - Arlo Herrine Rico Nalven receive a 10% savings in their tuition for each friend. We will Dane Gallagher Second Session continue to offer a 10% reduced tuition for families enrolling more Ryan Wesko Team Overall than one camper. Anthony Martin 1st - 6 Degrees—Dane Galla- Tim Neal Justin Doran gher, Anthony Martins, James Schreffler, Tyler Wojcik, Justin Woodsmen’s Weekend Tyler Hehman Doran, Michael Plasker 2nd– Pathfinders—Wyatt Shaw, Gareth Hardy, Evan Fjeld, Alex A rip-roaring raucious day of rad events and fun including tree identification, pancake eating competition, log rolling, buck- sawing, corn shucking, pulpwood throwing, packboard relay, cast- Marksman Jacobson, Ty Rilleau ing, canoeing and a greased watermellon fight. Harry Mulligan 3rd - Back Azimuths—Mike Ar- Mike Arthur thur, Tim Neal, Buck Bishop, First Session Rico Nalven, Max Stryker 1st– Mutated Monkey Men—Andy Duplessie, Connor Mulligan, Anthony Sharpshooter 4th - Over Bearings—Alex Mapes, Josh Pyszkowski, Graham Wolf, Aaron Benjamin Max Stryker Barteau, Evan DeDominicis, Ty- 2nd - Shut up Lumberjack—Jack Archer, Lewis Herbert, Zack Porges, Arlo ler Hehman, Will Hemmingway, Herrine, Sandy Lincoln, Harry Mulligan Ryan Wesko, Zach Eichenwald 3rd - Country Folk—William Duplessie, Nick LeGrix, Kevin Bonvincini, Ben Berry, Stephen Chehi Intermediate Team 1st - Tyler Hehman, Will Hemmingway Intermediate Solo Second Session 1st - Alex Jacobson 1st - Mountain Men—Mike Arthur, Zachary Eichenwald, Anthony Martins, 2nd- Anthony Martins James Schreffler, Wyatt Shaw, Ryan Wesko 3rd - Evan Fjeld 2nd - Team Ewok—Tyler Hehman, Wil Hemingway, Alex Jacobson, Max 4th– Tim Neal Stryker, Dane Gallagher 3rd - The Sketch Modes—Alex Barteau, Buck Bishop, Evan Fjeld, Tim Advanced 1st - Michael Plasker Neal, Ty Rilleau 2nd– Max Styker 4th - Disgruntled Chipmunks—Evan DeDominicis, Justin Doran, Tyler 3rd - Buck Bishop Hehman, Rico Nalven, Michael Plasker, Gareth Hardy 4th– Justin Doran At the end of the day, there was a cookout and chicken barbecue! 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