Monthly Archives: July 2009

Way to Go Bates!

Hey all. I hope summer has been treating you all well. I’ve been having a great time at camp and will be back home in 2 weeks. In the mean time, activities, inter-camp competitions, and other fun programs are in full swing here as the campers enjoy their remaining time at camp. The end of the summer is quickly creeping up and I’m trying my best to have fun with the time left before I head back to Bates.

In non-camp related news, Bates was recently named to Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll” for environmental sustainability. Schools across the country are judged and graded in a number of categories to determine how “green” they are, and Bates was one of just 15 colleges nationwide that scored a 99 (highest possible grade) in the review. Read about it here. Way to go Bates!

Until next time… enjoy that warm summer weather and take a lesson from Bates and be green!

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Bates in the Summer

Hey all. Just checking in again from camp. All has been going well here. “Change-over-day” was yesterday and now there is a whole new batch of campers here at camp who are excited to try new  activities, go on trips,  and enjoy all that Maine summer camp has to offer. 

Even though I am less than an hour away from Bates, I have not been able to make it back to campus for a summer visit. In any event, here is some current news about Bates. Check out the Bates homepage for even more up-to-date information about summer happenings on campus. Until next time…

Click the links below:

Read about Bates Psycology Professor Amy Dougless and the research grant she just earned.

Read about Bates’ Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series.

Click here for more ‘Bates Now’ Stories

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The Beauty of Maine…

Hey all. Just checking in from my camp for a quick update. After a rainy few weeks, the sun has finally begun to shine and all the activities are now in full swing. The campers have been swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing and enjoying many field sports. It’s great teaching soccer and baseball while basking in the warm summer sun and everyone is now in much higher spirits. It’s hard to believe camp is nearly half over!

Rather than try to explain Maine summer weather, I figured a visual representation would be more appealing. Notice the beautiful sunset in the left of the picture and the ominous storm clouds forming on the right-hand side of the picture. Until next time…

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Camp Begins…

Hey all. The last week and a half has been quite busy. Two weeks ago, after enjoying several weeks at home in New York, I came back up to Maine to begin my summer job as a camp counselor. It is my third year working up at the camp on the shores of Moose Pond (after 7 years as a camper) and it has been a fun summer so far. The weather has been rather rainy but the campers are still having a good time.

I am already looking forward to the fall and returning to Bates but for now I am enjoying my time working and teaching the campers soccer, baseball, and basketball. Hopefully, the sun will come out soon and make for an even more enjoyable summer.

Check out this picture I snapped from the docks of the camp. Until next time…

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