November 9, 2009

Alumni Service Day @ P Dunes

The Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp admin team recently sent out surveys to all camp families to gauge interest in starting an alumni association. We hope you've taken the survey, but if not, you can take it by clicking the link below:

So far, the results are telling us that everyone is enthusiastic about starting an alumni association. The surveys are also telling us what types of activities alumni would like to join in together. Presently, the top 2 activities are community service and ice skating. This past Saturday, 14 Peconic Dunes alumni and a sister came out to camp for a day of camp service and beach fun. It was our 2nd camp service day this year, and the start to a new alumni program...

The day started off with some raking and leaf blowing. Here you can see Camp Ranger Roger Martin teaching a camper how to operate a leaf blower.

After cleaning up the leaves around the Roundup area, we moved the sailboats, canoes and kayaks into the dining hall to protect them from the winter weather. "Many hands make light work..."

After a pizza lunch, we all took a hike down to Goldsmith's Inlet. We stopped along the way to see the progress made on the Bitner House and bulkhead. Last year the county and town purchased the 60+ acres of beachfront to the west of Peconic Dunes to conserve the land. The house is gone now, and the bulkhead is supposed to be removed any day. Next summer we'll have a clear, mile long walk down the beach to the west of camp.

We're grateful for the over 45 hours of voluntary service our alumni contributed this past Saturday. Many thanks and Kudos to everyone who came out and helped:
  • Matthew Brady (1 year)
  • Lori Ciotoli (mom and alumna)
  • Nicole Ciotoli (2 years)
  • John Curylo (1 year)
  • Haley Dolecek (3 years)
  • Shannon Dolecek (1 year)
  • Patricia Herz (6 years)
  • Anthony Imbo (1 year)
  • Emma Jones (3 years)
  • Amanda McEnery (6 years)
  • Adriana Rubertone (2 years)
  • Danielle Russo (sister of alumnus)
  • Mike Russo (1 year)
  • Jake Walsh ( 6 years)
  • Maggie Walsh (3 years)

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