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Sloane Stories: Gloria Pfeiffer

Sloane Stories are back! We love hearing all about past camper and staff experiences. Do you want to be part of our Sloane family? Why not sign up to Family Camp for a chance to disconnect, try out some of our awesome activities and see what camp is all about! Family Camp runs from September 1-4. Click here to find out more.   "I…

Sloane Stories: Suzy Pollard

In our most recent Sloane Story, Suzy tells us all about her summers as an international camp counselor at Sloane. "I fell in love the first time when I arrived at camp, with life, the food, the chants, the bugs, hiking up that monster hill to the girls student section! I came as an international counselor and worked in Student section. I remember looking at the stars with my campers,…

Sloane Stories: Gordon Hope

In our newest Sloane Story we hear from Gordon, who came to camp aged 11 and has some great memories of hiking and swimming at the old Outpost. "I had a wonderful time at Camp Sloane, ages 11 & 12. I do have [...] a brief story. About 6 or 7 of us & our counselor hiked a few miles to the Outpost Camp, up a dirt/gravel road to a small but pristine pond that had the ruins of an old cabin…

Sloane Stories: Bill O'Neill

This week in our 'Sloane Stories' series we hear from Bill, whose family has been a part of Sloane history since the 1930s! "I went to Sloane in the late '50s through '65 and loved every minute of it. There are so many [stories]! Tri State Hike, earning Shark badge, the movies in the social hall, "Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", developing film in the photo lab (in the social hall), Turtle…

Sloane Stories: Carl Smith

For our next Sloane Story, Carl talks about memories of long summer days and plenty of bug juice: "Camp Sloane gave me so many incredible memories from my first year learning how to swim at the lake to sailing and horse back riding. Hiking Bear Mountain and sitting around campfires telling ghost stories was incredible. Stan the Man was a great mentor during those years and my experience…

Sloane Stories: Helen Faulkner

It's week number four of our 'Sloane Stories' series, and today, Helen tells us about her 3 summers at Sloane and how working at camp influenced her career and life in general: "It is 20 years this year that I was a counsellor at Camp Sloane for 3 consecutive years in senior girls section & waterfront. That makes it 20 years since I met my husband — Tony Faulkner — waterski instructor!…

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 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 and…

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…