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…

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…