Lake Greeley Camp January, 2011 THE SPIRIT Winter Office: P.O. Box 219, Moscow, Pennsylvania 18444 (570) 842-3739 py New Year ! Can you believe it? It’s another new year! 2010 was a fantastic year for Lake p Greeley Camp, our summer could not have been better. We had great weather, a Ha superb staff, great instruction, exciting evening activities and special events, and our campers, well, you were undoubtedly the best part of the summer. So what will the new year bring? My wish is for a summer that’s more fun than 2010. Is that even possible? With each new year, comes New Year Resolutions. Do you have any? If you have made any New Year Resolutions, share them with us. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them in our next newsletter. Have you mailed in your reunion registration form? Don’t wait until tomorrow. Lake Greeley Camp’s Winter Reunion will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Space Odyssey USA in Englewood, New Jersey. We can’t wait to see you there! 2010 - The Year in Review INSIDE THIS EDITION There’s no doubt about it, 2010 was a great year, highlighted by an incredible summer! Check out the events below from • 2011 Winter Reunion this past year and you’ll agree it sure was terrific. We’re just • Camp Construction Projects sad it went by so quickly. • 2011 - The Year In Review January 4th - The tallest man-made structure at 2,717 feet • Camper & Staff Birthdays tall, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates officially opened. • Scramble Challenge January 22nd - Conan O’Brien officially ended his reign as • Lake Greeley Video Update the ‘Tonight Show’ host, leaving NBC after a bitter dispute. January 23rd - Lake Greeley Camp’s Winter Reunion is held at Space Odyssey USA in Englewood, NJ. January 27th - Apple unveils the iPad. February 7th - New Orleans Saints defeats the Indianapo- LGC Video By now, you probably have heard about the trailer for lis Colts to win Super Bowl XLIV. The Super Bowl was the Lake Greeley Camp’s new camp video. There has been team’s first in franchise history. a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement about it February 12th-28th - The 2010 Winter Olympics are held on our Facebook and Twitter fan pages. Based upon your in Vancouver, Canada. The United States lead all countries comments, you like it, and we do too. If you haven’t with 37 medals: 9 gold, 15 silver, and 13 bronze. seen the trailer, we have placed a link on our home page, March 7th - ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins the Oscar for Best Pic- www.lakegreeley.com. ture at the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony. The full version of the camp video is close to completion. March 23rd - After months of debate, President Obama We have reviewed the most recent draft of the video, and signed the health care bill into law. One of the most sweep- let’s just say, if you enjoyed the trailer, you will love the ing pieces of social legislation ever passed by Congress. full video. It is fantastic. March 30th - The world’s largest atom smasher collided two Thank you to all the campers who participated in the protons at a speed three times faster than ever before. The making of the trailer and video. While the images of the experiment was designed to simulate the Big Bang Model, camp, its facilities, and activities are great, by far, you and help explain the origin of the building blocks of the uni- are the stars of the video. verse. Once the final revisions have been made, we will post it April 5th - Duke University edges Butler University 61-59 to on the Lake Greeley Camp website, and we will send a continued on page 2 DVD of the video to each camper. Happy Birthday... 2010 continued from page 1 win the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship, its 4th NCAA title. it’s your birthday, get out there and make it a April 11th - Phil Mickelson wins his third Masters golf tour- nament. He is only the fifth golfer to win the Masters three memorable one, Happy Birthday! times. William Ridgley, Tim Smith, Jeremy Falconer, Natasha April 14th - An eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Hanson, Alyssa Henriques, Charlotte Miles, Matthew Iceland released a massive plume of smoke and ash in the Buynak, Solange Azor, Matthew Bosch, Ari Brinson, Lau- atmosphere over northern and central Europe. Air travel in ren Buynak, Kyle Dieckman, Mariana Dougherty, Han- the region was halted for several days, disrupting the travel nah Dunlevy, Lily Feldman, Sydney Groll, Sarah Harrell, plans of millions of people. Lincoln Hawke, Lauren Howe, Jack Ifrah, Veronica Jones, April 20th - An explosion on the British Petroleum oil rig, the Griffin Kaufman, Max Kesten, Emily Kopach, Allison Deepwater Horizon, off the coast of Lousiana set off a three Leiva, Julia Magliozzo, Marc Manasse, Lizzie McCord, month oil leak spilling an estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels Peter Mitchell, Ethan Mitchell, Lia-Leti Okada, Laura of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. Ruperez, Ryan Salyer, Garrett Sopko, Mark Steelman, April 28th - The U.S. government approves the building of Jessica Suozzi, Lawrence Tandol, Elisabeth Toutounov, the nation’s first wind farm, dubbed Cape Wind, off the coast Alexis Traussi, Christine Whitty, Megan Wilson, Duncan of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Pell, Eduardo Gonzalez, Pablo Veyrat, Tiffany Henriques, May 7th - ‘Iron Man 2’ premieres at the box office. Stella Hackett, August Piro, Jack Wade, Lila Walsh, Peter May 9th - Betty White became the oldest host of ‘Saturday DeAngelo, Kyle Heffernan, Avery Maudlin, Emily Gold- Night Live’, at the age of 88. stein, Brittany Accurso, Daniel Vivolo, Samha Ndossy, Emily Malmquist, Max Monterosso, Nelly Shmorhun, and May 23rd - After six seasons, ABC aired the series finale of Jen Wales. ‘Lost’. June 9th - The Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup scoring an overtime goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals clinching the series over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blackhawks had not won the Stanley Cup since 1961. SCRAMBLE June 11th - July 11th - South Africa welcomed soccer fans around the world as the World Cup opened for the first time CHALLENGE on African soil. Try to unscramble the words below. Once you have the June 17th - Lakers win the NBA Finals. correct answers, email them to us at info@lakegreeley. June 18th - ‘Toy Story 3’, the third feature length film in the com. Please type the word, Scramble Answers, in the Toy Story series is released. The film is currently the highest subject line. grossing film of 2010. The first five campers who have identified all 15 words June 24th - American John Isner defeated France’s Nicho- correctly, will win one ticket to a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre las Mahut 70-68 in the 5th set, in an 11 hour and five minute Yankees baseball game of their choice. tennis match, which spanned three days. It is the longest Good luck! match in Wimbledon history. 1. LALTKASBBE June 27th - Lake Greeley Camp opens for yet another great 2. LSVEI RINDNE summer. 3. YPISLOMC July 3rd - Serena Williams wins her 3rd Wimbledon title, 4. REIFMAPC beating Vera Zvonareva in straight sets. 5. UYKCL OOTLT July 4th - Independence Day celebrated at Lake Greeley 6. HEICF HIANOLK Camp highlighted by a spectacular fireworks display. 7. OOLP TASRPIE July 8th - LeBron James ended years of speculation by 8. HYARECR announcing he would be leaving Cleveland and would join 9. TISIHBR HNCLU Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. 10. EBGNEU AETMONIPLR July 9th - The first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is 11. CETENNA completed by the Solar Impulse. 12. IHICAUHCAR July 11th - Scoring in overtime in the 129th minute, Spain 13. PZEEART beats Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup title. 14. BTLINPLAA July 21st - An amazing rendition of ‘The Wiz’ is performed in 15. ASL GEASV INHTG continued on page 3 Camp Projects 2010 continued from page 2 front of an appreciative audience at LGC’s Performing Arts Amphitheater. Several months ago, we had written about the camp im- August 3rd - Greece wins the 23rd Lake Greeley Camp provements and renovation projects that we had scheduled Olympic Games. during the off-season. Since that time, construction crews have been hard at work on these projects and have made August 17th - Elke de Carteret and Devin Kasper named significant progress. Counselors of the Year. • With the addition of two cov- August 19th - Perhaps the saddest day of the year, the last ered porches and vinyl siding day of camp, Lake Greeley Camp’s summer season comes to the exterior of Goody Hall, it to a close. hardly looks like the same build- September 22nd - 26-year-old Facebook founder Mark ing. The porches have been Zuckerberg announced that he would donate $100 million to added to the entrances to protect the Newark Public Schools. the floor and gymnastic mats October 13th - After spending 68 days trapped in a mine from inclement weather and to half a mile underground, the first of 33 trapped Chilean min- help prevent water and debris ers are rescued. The rest of the miners will be carried to being tracked into the building safety over the next 24 hours. from outside. October 22nd - The International Space Station surpasses • This summer getting to pho- the record for the longest continuous human occupation of tography will be so much easier, space. The Space Station has been continuously inhabited although it will be the same since November 2, 2000; a total of 3,641 days and counting. number of steps. A new exterior November 1st - The San Francisco Giants won their first entrance will eliminate the need World Series since 1954, defeating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in of walking into the music room Game 6. to get to photography, benefiting both activities. No more inter- November 11th - The stranded Carnival Splendor cruise ruptions, now that’s music to the ship returned to port after losing power off the California ears of all our talented musicians coast. More than 4,500 passengers and crew members and vocalists. were left without power for three days. • The renovation project of the November 29th - More than 250,000 classified U.S. docu- Partridges/Sparrows cabin is ments are released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLe- coming along quite nicely. Con- aks. tractors have literally removed December 21st - The first total lunar eclipse visible in North the front wall of the cabin and America since 1638. The next total lunar eclipse will occur rebuilt it adding new doors and on April 15, 2014. windows. A new porch is cur- December 26th - A massive blizzard pounded the North- rently under construction. They east, dumping more than 20 inches of snow on New York, have been busy in the cabin too. New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The entire bathroom has been gutted. Everything from the fix- tures to the floor has been ripped out. New lighting, new plumbing, new wall covering, new ceiling, Dates to Remember and new fiberglass showers are 1/22/11 - Winter Reunion at Space Odyssey USA currently being installed. No, we did not forget the toilets, they will 2/15/11 - February Discount Application Deadline be installed soon. 2/15/11 - First tuition payment due 4/30/11 - Final camp tuition payment due • Work began in the Dining Hall as soon as camp had ended. We painted the walls on the senior side and have removed 4/30/11 - GREELEY’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE the tile floor from the entire Dining Hall. A new wood floor 6/26/11 - Camp begins will be installed in early-March. 7/9/11 - First half visiting day Our contractors will continue to work on these projects even 7/22/11 - End of the first half session though the winter weather has made progress, at times, 7/23/11 - Start of the second half session difficult. We will keep you updated with each new phase of 8/6/11 - Second half visiting day these improvement projects and keep you informed of any 8/18/11 - Last day of camp new projects we begin. Winter Reunion Saturday, January 22, 2011 Great news, we’re going back to Space Odyssey USA! Last year’s winter reunion, our 3rd at Space Odyssey USA, was a smashing success. Everyone had a great time and attendance was an all-time record. We have never had more campers and parents at any reunion before, proving what we already knew, Space Odyssey USA is fun and a great place to spend time with your friends. We obviously had no other choice but to go back again this year. Join us on January 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our annual winter reunion. Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Space Odyssey USA is 26,000 sq. ft. of fun. It’s a huge indoor playground filled from wall-to-wall with games and amusements, and it’s all for Lake Greeley Camp. We reserved the whole place, all 26,000 sq. ft., exclusively for Lake Greeley Camp for the entire three hours! During the reunion we have unlimited use of: • lasertag - 3,000 sq. ft. glow-in-the-dark arena • thunder bowling • space ship - 3 level indoor playground • alien train ride • spacecade - featuring the most sophisticated video and redemp- tion games. Each camper gets a $10.00 arcade card. • enjoy a game of basketball, soccer or dodgeball on the 3,500 sq. ft. indoor Galaxy Court. There’s more to this reunion than just fun and games. It’s a great opportunity to get together with your friends from the summer, catch up on what’s been happening since the end of camp and reminisce about the great times we shared this past summer. We’ll be serv- ing bagels and juice in our party room throughout the reunion, present a slide show of pictures we’ve taken from last summer and even hold a Lucky Lotto raffle drawing. It’s guaranteed to be an great camp event. For more information on Space Odyssey USA including driving directions, visit their website at www.spaceodysseyusa.com. There’s no charge to attend the winter reunion and it is open to Lake Greeley Camp campers from previous summers and new campers who are enrolled for the 2011 summer, their siblings and, of course, parents. Lake Greeley Camp staff members will be present at Space Odyssey USA during the reunion. We, however, recommend that a parent or adult guardian accompa- ny all campers to the reunion and remain at Space Odyssey USA. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee at the Starbucks cafe inside of Space Odyssey and we’ll make sure you get a raffle ticket too! Registration for the winter reunion is required. Registration forms can be found online at www. lakegreeley.com/forms/reunionregistration.pdf. Please return the completed form to the Moscow, Pennsylvania of- fice by mail, email or fax it to us at (570) 842-0410 no later than January 19th. See you at Space Odyssey USA on January 22nd for the Winter Reunion!