The Penobscot, it is a Happiness I Strive to get Back to

The Penobscot,       I have not had a single adventure in my life that is more formative or beautiful than this one.      At fifteen you are primed to choose who you might become for the rest of your life. My teenage personality was up in the air, waiting to be blown into…

The Penobscot

Happy October Everybody! It is with great excitement that I write to you about our amazing Penobscot trip. This post is for every camper who has yet to reach the Penobscot and every member of our amazing Cragged community who wants to learn more about where the camp is heading in its programming. It is…

See You Next Year

To our wonderful Cragged Community, Thank you so much for an incredible summer at the farm. The kids, the parents, the staff, and the alumni all fuel the magic that Cragged runs on all year long and for that we are immensely grateful. CMF would not be the place it is without you all. We…

Goodbye Campers!

Saturday, July 29th. This morning was full of long hugs, smiles, and tears…leaving camp is heart wrenching. Staff were spreading love and singing songs as campers were plucked from the wall by their parents. It’s a sad day, but it makes us all think back on the incredible summer we had and the fun summers…

Fourth Week Trips Return

Friday, July 29th. Cragged welcomes back campers as they return from their four-day adventures in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, Rangeley Lakes, and Long Trail! What a bittersweet ending to a sweet summer. Cabins reunite, share stories, and try to wrap their minds around how camp is already coming to an end. All my bags are packed…

Counselor Hunt & Cardboard Boat Races!!

Monday, July 24th. Another full day of insanely fun activities! We started off the morning playing Counselor Hunt! Which is when all the staff hide and camper cabins try to find them! Each staff is worth points, varying from -16 to +16. When the time is up the unfound staff emerge and we count up…

We Have a Winner!

Sunday, July 23rd. Today was our last Sunday in camp, which means it was the final day of The Cragged Games 2017! Teams played pit games (gaga, basketball, and tether ball), small field dodgeball, and created cyanotypes! Congratulations to Team Green Lightning for winning The Cragged Games 2017 with 255 points!!!!!! Specifics All Camp Sunday…

So Cragged Thinks It Can Dance!

The Most Eventful Saturday, July 22nd Ever.   Our hearts sink as we realize it is our last full Saturday in camp, so we thought we’d squeeze all the best activities into one legendary day. In the morning, the campers participated in the all camp Photo Hunt!!! Which is when campers are divided into groups…

Allagash Pig Roast!!

Friday, July 21st. Today the Allagash group returned to camp from their epic canoe adventure! Their van pulled onto the Cragged grass and campers gathered around and cheered as the sweaty, dirty, grinning ‘Gashers jumped out to greet us! Sun kissed, strong, and excited, the kids leapt into the arms of familiar friends and began…

Buttered Watermelon

Thursday, July 20th. What a perfect day for buttering a watermelon, tossing it into the lake, and watching campers in canoes battle to obtain it! We love wild mornings at the lake. The morning activity at the lake tired out the kids, so we hung around camp in the afternoon, relaxed, and played games! The…

Cragged Pork Tacos!

Wednesday, July 19th. Small camp means a big meal! Nick and Will, who manage the farm, went above and beyond and made incredible Cragged pork tacos for dinner. The pork was born and bred at Cragged Mountain Farm and was oh, so delicious. There was also fresh mango salsa, homemade mustard barbecue sauce, fresh salad,…

Cragged Takeaway: Cindy Loo Hoo

Cragged Mountain Farm or CMF as we call it; How to put such an impacting  experience into words is nearly impossible. At the ages of 5 and 6 my brother and I embarked on a month long stay at Cragged. Isolated in the mountains of NH, sleeping in bunk bed cabins; which unbeknownst to my…