November 2, 2008

Back from vacation...

Greetings P Dunes Community! It has been a little over 2 months since camp ended and my last post to this blog. I'll do my best to get you caught up:

The biggest news is that long time P Dunes facilities manager, Roger Martin, married former Dunes administrative assistant Mellissa Modugno. They're presently enjoying some time off taking a honeymoon in the warmer climes of the Sunshine State. Congratulations Roger and Missy! Well wishers are encouraged to send messages to

Peconic Dunes Camp was selected as the "2008 Best of the Best" children's camp by Dan's Paper readers. Thanks Dan's Paper readers! And thank you to all the staff that make Peconic Dunes safe and fun.

The American Camp Association re-accredited Peconic Dunes for another 3 years. Thank you again staff!

I spent 2 weeks in Japan, visiting friends, surfing, hiking, and doing research for P Dunes agriculture projects. More on the agriculture projects to follow...

60 brand new Medline mattresses were donated to the camp by the Pilgrim's Landing nursing home up in Buffalo. Apparently, their maintenance director, Anthony Giambra is a 4-H camp alumnus and heard about our good work through the 4-H network. Thank you Anthony and Pilgrim's Landing!

A 40ft by 17ft hoophouse-style greenhouse was donated to Peconic Dunes by Peggy Falconer. Thank you Peggy!

Letters to 2008 camp staff have been sent out inviting their return for 2009. I'm looking forward to finding out who'll be returning so we can get to the work of planning for the coming summer.

I'll do my best to update on a weekly basis from now on. Be well Everyone!