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Greetings from camp. As I write this in early April, I am acutely aware that there is no knowing what anxieties and losses your family – and the entire Kabeyun community – may experience due to COVID-19 by the time you read this. I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe and remain so. I am certain the values we foster at Kabeyun are the ones we now need more than ever: resilience, responsibility, compassion, adaptability, and calm in the face of adversity.
This is the 23rd edition of the Log of the West Wind, reporting news of Kabeyun alumni and friends, submitted by Bill French. We want to hear from you! Submit your news on the Kabeyun website at kabeyun.org/youralumninews.
We’re grateful to the following parents and friends, current and former campers and staff for their generous contributions to the Kabeyun Annual Fund. This list includes gifts made during the calendar year 2019; gifts received after January 1, 2020 will be listed next year.
Running an overnight camp takes a tremendous depth and breadth of expertise. Fortunately, Kabeyun has a strong and committed group of 15 Trustees to help steer The John and Anna Newton Porter Foundation, established in 1973 to operate Kabeyun and ensure its longevity.
A summary of operations for the 2019 season.
Campers, staff, and visitors will notice something new the next time they arrive at Kabeyun: The Perch. Nestled in a grove of trees between Woodchucks dock and Chipmunk’s Rock, The Perch is a new building that will house camp’s fishing program.
In only a few short years, Kabeyun will reach a momentous milestone – one hundred years of continuous operation. When John Porter established a summer camp for boys on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in 1924, we had yet to walk on the moon, movies were still silent, and a soft drink cost a nickel. Much has changed in a century, throughout the world and, yes, even at Kabeyun. While we now enjoy hot showers instead of bathing in the lake, we remain the rustic, tradition-filled summer camp that is ever-familiar to those who have shared in the Kabeyun experience.