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Sloane Stories: Audrey Harris

The third installment in our 'Sloane Stories' series - Audrey tells us how she met her husband at Sloane. "In 2006, I traveled from Chicago to Connecticut to spend my summer as the Equestrian Director. At camp, I met the Athletic Director (Richard) from Wyoming.....7 years later and many miles traveled we were married back in Chicago!! We are forever grateful to our experience at Camp…

Sloane Superheroes 2015: L.E.A.D. Director

Last week we introduced our Summer 2015 Girl's Camp Section Heads in the first part of our 'Sloane Superheroes' series, and this week it's time to say hello to our L.E.A.D. Director, who will be providing our young counselors in training with everything they need to know…

Sloane Stories: Mary (Ammann) Vargas

Here is the second post in our 'Sloane Stories' series — this week we hear from Mary, whose experiences at Sloane have influenced her entire life ever since: "Sloane is in the blood in our family. My grandmother first came to Sloane shortly after it opened in 1929 or 1930, we think. My mother was an LIT as a teen…

Sloane Superheroes 2015: Girl's Camp Section Heads

This year we're going to be doing something totaly new — introducing the Camp Sloane staff (or superheroes, as we like to call them) for summer 2015 right here on the blog! First up are the Girl's Camp Section Heads, who will be in charge of taking care of all the girls on camp this summer! You may recognise these friendly faces from past summers.  

Volunteer Weekend! April 24th-26th.

  Volunteer Weekend is fast approaching! Join us April 24th-26th and help change the lives of our summer campers! We need your help to get ready for summer!  

Sloane Stories: Carolyn Vaughan

This is the first post in what is going to become an incredible collection of Sloane Stories - today we hear from Carolyn, who spent many summers at camp as both a camper and on staff: "Hi, My name is Carolyn Vaughan my nick name was Knuck during my tenure at Camp, from a Pioneer in 1957 to Girls Camp Director 1973. I am a grateful Camp Sloane Alumni. I had some of the best times of my…

Sloane Stories

Welcome to Sloane Stories, an upcoming series on the Camp Sloane blog, full of stories and memories of camp provided by you! Over the coming months we hope to build up a library of stories that will inspire all of our future campers and staff with tales that you may wish to share from your time at Sloane. We sincerely appreciate all those who have contributed to Camp Sloane’s…

NPR: Kids Unplugged

"A decade ago, many summer camps nationwide started instituting a no-tech policy, banning cellphones, pagers and electronic games. Camp…