In December, #8276 Charlie Updike introduced our Camps to Tracy Ormsbee, the publisher of Adirondack Explorer. Tracy and Charlie visited Camp and had a socially distant tour with Matt Storey and Dave Langston. Tracy was pleased to see the Dudley physical plant after hearing about it for so many years from Charlie. As a result of this relationship, we hope that the Adirondack Explorer will help us tell the story of Camp Dudley and Camp Kiniya’s work with our campers.
DATELINE: 126 DUDLEY ROAD, Westport, New York, March 2021 - While not much in this dispatch will come as Breaking News to the members of our community, it is this author’s intent to convey our appreciation for our most recently retired colleague - Fred Guffey.
The emotion I feel most acutely thinking back on the last year is gratitude. Though I am undeniably tired of the pandemic, the last year brought me joy, love, connection, and growth that I would never have had without it. I am deeply thankful for what feels like a multitude of silver linings.
Throughout these winter months, our thoughts have been with you all. The continued uncertainties, the stresses, and the challenges have been real and palpable and we want you to know how much we are thinking of you. We also want to take a moment to reaffirm that it remains our intention, hope, and plan to operate Camp in summer 2021.