Camp Echo Lake Senior Village Girls

Senior Village Girls Head Counselor – Kersti Kienitz


This past week, the Senior Village Girls were treated to “Spa Night,” a particularly relaxing evening program. Soothing music played throughout the lodge as the girls sipped on hot tea and fruit-infused water while enjoying avocado or oatmeal facemasks, manicures and games with their friends. It was a great opportunity for the girls from all groups to bond with each other over card games and nail painting. Everyone had a great time together, relishing the opportunity to relax in the air conditioning.

The girls of Senior Village headed to Million Dollar Beach in Lake George for another relaxing trip day. They spent the morning lying around on the beach, playing in the sand and splashing in the lake. In the afternoon, the girls enjoyed snacks from the concession stand before strolling around Lake George to see the town and do a little shopping.
Everyone had a wonderful time relaxing at the beach this past week, and they are all looking forward to an adrenaline-filled trip to Six Flags this week!

Many of the girls in Senior Village went climbing, caving and kayaking on various Trek Trips this past week, while a bunch of the Lower Village Girls went on an extreme tubing trip.
Some of our Senior Village Girls also participated in the “Peak-a-Week,” which is a hike that takes place during our weekly camp within a camp. This week’s “Peak-a-Week” trip hiked up the one of the peaks of Nundagao Ridge.  The hike might have taken longer than expected, but the campers and staff enjoyed their pit stop for lunch at Lost Pond, and some gorgeous views of Keene Valley.

The Senior Village Girls played in a tennis tournament at Echo Lake this week.  One of our Upper Village girls won her age division for the second time this summer! The Upper and Lower Village Girls also played in a softball tournament at Echo Lake.

The girls really settled into camp life this past week, and the Lower Villagers are really enjoying the pace and lifestyle of Senior Village. They have all had numerous moments to bond with girls from different bunks and groups, and are making some great connections. It’s nice to see the girls making the most of their time at camp, trying new things and participating in group activities.
I’m so happy with the great week that the girls just had, and can’t wait to see how much they enjoy the upcoming weeks at camp!