Fruit Trees at Cragged!

Tuesday, July 18th. As we watch the Cragged garden flourish, we can’t help but feel excited to eat more of our own fresh produce! Today, campers left their mark on camp and helped plant three fruit trees on the property. Who’s excited for Cragged apples and peaches?! A few more fruit trees will be planted…

Rock Wall, Fire Building, and More!

Monday, July 17th. New skills were learned today, whether it be belaying at the rock wall, making a fire without a match or making a basket out of pine needles. After a day of exciting activities, good food, and a lake swim, sleepy faces were spotted at assembly. Campers jumped into bed as a summer…

Cragged Takeaway: A Parent Perspective

A Parent Perspective. It takes courage to be a new camper, but let’s not forget the brave face a parent has to put on! Sending your child to overnight summer camp can be nerve racking, so here is one mother’s takeaway on Cragged after sending her daughter to CMF for ten years and watching her…

A Dreamy Day

Sunday, July 16th. What a stunning day in Freedom, New Hampshire! Blue skies, sunny, and warm—just the way we like it. Everyone had a little pep in their step this Sunday and kiddos were ready to take on another session of The Cragged Games!! Camper teams rotated through four stations; The egg drop challenge, blindfolded…

Special Day!

SYSSSCO has Taken Over. The campers woke up and realized an evil conglomerate known as SYSSSCO has taken over the farm and every building is slated for destruction and redevelopment. The kids meet 90-year-old Nick, a man who has been living at camp since it began. He tells them about a time machine portal he…

Jet Plane

Friday, July 14th. Cold toes at the end of beds and overcast skies tell us that another cold Cragged day is upon us. But have no fear, all campers are moving their bodies while out on trips today! They are either returning from an overnight or out on a day trip. For some, this is…

A Cold Summer Day

Thursday, July 13th.  It was one of those cold Cragged days today! We woke up in the morning and there was a chill in the air that never seemed to go away. We had to make sure the day was jam packed with fun activities so the campers were never shivering. Did someone say, fire…

Small Camp!

Wednesday, July 12th. There is something magical about having Cragged all to yourself, even for a few hours. Today almost all the cabins were out of camp and cabin seven got to have the entire property to themselves! By dinner time, two more cabins returned to camp which made our after supper super game of…

The Thick of Summer

Tuesday, July 11th. It’s mid-July in Freedom, New Hampshire which means it is hot and sticky — we are in the thick of summer, folks! Loon Lake swims are more refreshing than ever and food has never tasted so good. Bring on the heat and fun! Specifics Cabin 1 & 2 are on an overnight canoe trip and…

Cragged Takeaway: What Makes Camp Special?

What Made Cragged so Special to you? Cragged lives through it’s past and present campers, but the magic of this place is hard to put into words, so we asked some alumni to explain it. What makes this camp special? A whole lot. The following remarks were posted on our Facebook page. I attribute my…

Dry Bags Are Sealed

Monday, July 10th. The morning of trip departure is always bustling with activity: sandwich making, water bottle filling, shoe tying, backpack tightening, paddle fitting, dry bag sealing, trailer loading, seat belt buckling, and then van tires rolling. Camp is quiet again. Specifics Cabin 1 & 2 departs on a 3-day canoe trip down the Androscoggin River…

Let the Cragged Games Begin

What a Dazzling Day. The moment first bell went off, we knew today would be a good day. The sun was shining, there were barely any clouds in the sky, and everyone was together at camp! With trips going out tomorrow morning, we wanted to spend all of Sunday playing together. Specifics All Cabins kicked back…