Summer Camp News and Blog

Hi-Seniors tackle the Mighty Delaware

Cedar Rapids,  Skinners Falls, Mongaup, Pond Eddy, Hawk’s Nest… Iconic names of places on the river’s edge. Some spots are marked, some are just legend, but you know

that you are moving by fast and moving with the force of one of the great rivers in North America. You’re on the Delaware.

Some campers crave the unknown, the unexpected… true adventure. And they love a canoe trip. Put on your sunscreen, your life jacket and grab a paddle. You never know what’s around the next bend. Kind of like life.

Camp is many things, but there’s nothing fake or virtual about it. It is as real as real can get. Once you commit, you may get wet, you may get weary, but you’re going to make it. And there’s no better feeling.

Color Days 2018!


This year it’s Awesome 80’s Blue vs. Super 70’s Gold!

What was the surprise, or “break”, to start it all? A birthday celebration for Marvin Black in the Dining Hall. The famous Patriot Marching Band and the world-renowned Bushwacker Color Guard burst through the doors and led the campers to Netsy Playhouse for a 1980’s vs. 1970’s BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Here’s a link to follow the ACTION!

Lower Camp Takeover!

It doesn’t get much better than this for lower camp! Our older campers are officially all away on their trips. Juniors and Intermediates have the run of camp. It’s a lower camp takeover! The highlight of the day was the COLOR DAYS THROWBACK THROWDOWN.  The girls and boys recreated Color Days themes from previous years and competed against each other in decorating the bunk, making a corresponding skit, and CLEAN-UP!

Senior Trips!

It’s SENIOR TRIPS time! Our 9-11th graders look forward to this day every summer and it’s finally here! Our 9th graders are on their way to New England and our 10th graders are headed to Montreal.  Curious as to what they’ll be up to? We thought so! Below are some highlights.

9th Grade Trip to New England:
-Quincy Market and Fanieul Hall
-Boston Common
-Freedom Trail
-Old Orchard Beach and Palace Playground
-Tennis Hall of Fame
-Touro Synagogue
-Brick Market Place

10th Grade Trip to Montreal
-Laser Quest
-Jet boating on the Lachine Rapids
-La Ronde Amusement Park
-Lake Placid Olympic Sport Complex
-Catherine Street

11th Grade Trip to Boston
-Newbury Street
-Boston University Tour
-Northeastern University Tour
-Tufts University Tour and Information Session
-Quincy Market
-Dinner at Fire + Ice

Tomorrow, our 7s head to the Adirondacks and our 8s head to Vermont!

Visiting Day Vibes

It’s the day after Visiting Day. The tents are still up and so is our spirit. What a day it was!  17 new names added to the 10 year tree, a  celebration of Chad’s 50 summers at PFC and most of all a camp full of happy families. Thanks to every parent, sibling, grandparent, alumni and friend who attended PFC’s 88th Visiting Day. It was a perfect day!

And thank you for the record breaking early enrollments. It was the highest early registration ever! Amazing! We appreciate the vote of confidence.

After the last car left Mitchell Field, camp got back to “normal” and reignited for high energy evening activities, girls to MTV night, boys to a rousing campfire. Even our Explorers got into the act (and fell fast asleep when they got back to the bunk!)

There’s a little rain today but the good vibes from yesterday and all of the excitement that lies in store will carry us through these last great weeks of summer!