Matt LeMoine

Written by Matt LeMoine


{1} Meeting New Staff & Campers:  Every summer, one of the greatest thrills as a returner is to meet all of the new staff and campers, and hear all their amazing stories.  Patrick McNeece, Sam Wilkinson, Corey Begly and I have been working together now for a few years, and have many new and exciting things planned for Boys Camp to get new members to our community acclimated.  Without giving too much away, we are looking to continue our tradition of “Glamping,” expand upon some of the most popular Boys Camp events and include some surprises for everyone.


{2} Setting The Tone Of The Day At Morning Line-Up: I am a firm believer that the way you start the morning at camp sets the tone for the rest of the day.  On Boys Camp, we serve breakfast with a side of creativity in the form of morning line-up.  While I am not at liberty to disclose the theme for this summer’s line-up, I will say that it is going to be bigger and better than ever.  I am excited to get Boys Camp energized with Patrick, Sam and Corey, and have everyone laughing on the way to their first activities.


{3} Maximizing Boys Camp Spirit: With the addition of a few new cheers last summer, and a great level of enthusiasm from the LITs,we raised the bar for Boys Camp spirit.  I cannot wait to get back to the bunk line, get the new LITs into the Boys Camp spirit and work to improve upon the momentum that we created last summer.


{4} Developing Skills At “Camp Within A Camp” (CWC): One of my favorite programmatic periods of the week takes place on Wednesday mornings with CWC.  Inters have the opportunity to sign up for a full morning of one activity to help them develop their skills.  They also get to go on fun trips and really immerse themselves in a particular area of camp.  From peak-a-week to golf trips, woodworking to a full morning shooting hoops with Glenn Begly, CWC is one of the best ways for the boys really develop their skills.


{5} Infusing Responsibility Into The Magic Of Camp: For the past three summers, I have been working with the Inter Boys division and have found that this age group strikes the perfect balance between developing a sense of responsibility and awareness at camp, while still maintaining the magic of being in Main Village.  I am incredibly excited to introduce last year’s Upper Juniors into all of the amazing opportunities that they have as Inters, and to get the Upper Inters excited for their leadership role on Boys Camp.