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Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Cabin on the Boy’s Side

New Cabin on the Boy's Side

New Cabin on the Boy’s Side

A few years ago a new cabin, Moxie, was built on the girl’s side.  Now it is the boy’s side’s turn for a brand new cabin!  The cabin of Tuckerman has been moved to the girl’s side, and a new, bigger cabin will be built in its place.  There will be more information on the placement and naming of the cabin moved to the girl’s side in the months to come.

The new boy’s cabin will retain the name Tuckerman, and will be located between Baxter and Washington.  Inside, the bunk beds will be attached to the wall, and elevated, leaving a large space in the center for embers, board games, and Magic the Gathering card games.  Click here for more photos.  We will post more pictures as the construction progresses.

Renovations are also being completed on Nubblewood, the winter office located across the street from camp.  The building dates back to 1793, and still maintains much of its original construction.  New siding, windows, and a new door are being installed, making the office more energy efficient.  Drew, Alan, Laura Jo, Donald and Dan appreciate the added warmth these improvements provide as they work hard to prepare for summer 2015!

Longtime Maintenance Staff Member Retires

Longtime Maintenance Staff Member Retires

Walking around camp, you see all kinds of buildings, painted in the familiar red with green trim.  They come in different shapes and sizes, but if they were built or renovated in the last 27 years, Dick Morris had a hand in it.  Dick retired last spring, and on Tuesday, Kingsley Pines officially dedicated the maintenance shop “The Richard ‘Dick’ Morris Maintenance Shop.”

Dick helped design and build Kingsley Stadium, the Fieldhouse and the Playhouse, among many others.  He also helped build many of the cabins, including Tumbledown, Pleasant, and Moxie.  He made all of the signs above each cabin and building, and fixed countless numbers of screens, doors and roofs. He was extremely helpful to many Sachems who would not have been able to complete their service projects without his guidance and assistance.

Dick is known for his incredible kindness and encyclopedic knowledge of the inner workings of camp. We want to thank Dick for his many years of service, and wish him a happy retirement! Check out more photos of the celebration here.