Just when you think it is safe to go back into the water….don't get too complacent.
Long Island was once again threatened with the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. With the help from the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws, Camp Treasurer Newt Homan, faithful volunteers, the Weiss family, friends, and our maintenance crew, we were able to secure the main tents and equipment used for the Spooky Walk the morning after it concluded, a day before Sandy arrived.
The camp was very fortunate, unlike many private residences on Long Island, and sustained minimal damage to its structures. Several large trees came down and took the power out for seven days but that was it! We experienced a hurricane, a power outage for over a week, and then the Nor'easter, all within eight days!
Many of those groups who generally commit to assisting us with "Fall Cleanup" are busy tending to their own homes that were damaged and/or helping those whose lives were shattered by this storm. We are hopeful that we can entice Interact groups, Rotaract groups and even several Rotary groups to come in the next several weeks to lend a hand, have a day of fellowship to warm our hearts, and perhaps a bonfire to warm our hands while we work outside! We have plenty of kindling and wood!
With the Christmas season upon us, we would also like to invite you to visit the camp on December 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our first-ever "Breakfast with Santa" in the new dining hall. We hope to see you then!
Hoping this finds you warm and thankful this holiday season!