Kabeyun – Boys Summer Camp New Hampshire – Annual Report

Annual Report

Explore our Annual Report to learn the highlights of last summer and what's coming up at Kabeyun, a boys summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee.

What's New For 2023

by Laura Remington /
Kabeyun is investing in our waterfront and paddling program. Camp has purchased a dozen new kayaks and leased a new motorboat for wake surfing, wake boarding, and water skiing. Both should arrive before campers in late June. “I’m really excited about the future of our kayak program,” says counselor Gus Robinson, who researched models and pricing with Terry Dash before...

Hanging Up the Hammer

by Laura Remington /
After a decade of dedicated service, Bill Cox is retiring as our Facilities Director and one of our fishing counselors. “I’m so happy to have been able to give back to these boys in a unique way. What a blessing to hang my hat around here!” Bill says. “I hope I've left camp a better place." Bill moved to Fort Point Road, just outside our gate, from...

Atlantic Adventures

by Laura Remington /
On July 6, 2022, a group of sailors made Kabeyun history, taking our Drascombe Gig out on the Atlantic. We believe it's the first time in our nearly 100-year history that Kabeyun has sailed its own sailboat on the ocean! This is something Head of the Waterfront Alex Hill has been working towards for more than five years, made possible by Kabeyun’s 2019 acquisition of the Drascombe,...

The View From the Office Porch

by Ken Robbins /
As ever, winter is an opportunity for reflection, sorely needed after the energy and urgency of each summer passes. Camp is a constant cycle, moving from season to season, year to year, generation to generation. While every year it presents itself to campers, staff, and family campers as familiar as ever, subtle changes come with each trip around the sun. Charcoal Ceremony marks the start...

Remembering Bill Old

(1938 – 2023)

With heavy hearts, we share the news that former Kabeyun director Bill Old died in Virginia in January 2023. As director from 1963 to 1969, Bill provided a calm and steady hand on the tiller during a challenging time for Kabeyun. Bill first came to camp as a swimming counselor in the mid-1950's when he was a student and captain of the swim team at the Virginia Military Institute....

Gifts to the 2022 Kabeyun Annual Fund

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 2022; gifts received after January 1, 2023 will be listed next year.

Why I Give

Contributors share why supporting Kabeyun's Annual Fund is Meaningful to Them

by Laura Remington /

Year after year, hundreds of members of the extended Kabeyun community contribute to our Annual Fund, demonstrating the remarkably strong connections that remain far beyond their years at camp. In 2022, we asked a few of our long-time donors why giving to Kabeyun is meaningful to them. Many of them see Annual Fund contributions as a tangible way to pass the gift of Kabeyun on to future generations of campers and their families.

Porter Foundation at 50

Founding Principles Still Guide Non-Profit

by Laura Remington /
As Kabeyun approaches its centennial, we’re marking another important anniversary: it’s been 50 years since The John & Anna Newton Porter Foundation was established as the charitable non-profit that operates camp, overseen by a 15-member board of trustees. Before that, Kabeyun was privately owned by founder John Porter, later joined by a small group of...

Together Again

Alumni Gatherings Resume in Northeast

by Laura Remington /
In 2022 and into 2023, Kabeyun folks had renewed opportunities to get together at camp and in other spots. Family Camp resumed after a two-year break due to COVID.  Over two weeks, more than 250 guests of all ages stayed at camp. Folks filled the dining hall and docks with laughter, hugs, and lively conversations, and the trustees of the Porter Foundation held their first in-person...

Drama Returns

by Laura Remington /

Kabeyun campers and counselors made a triumphant return to the Lodge stage after a two-year break due to COVID. In 2022, they put on fantastic productions of Peter Pan and Willy Wonka, directed by Jane Holiday. What a joy to see our campers shine on stage again!

Celebrating Kabeyun at 100

Banquet Set for September 7, 2024

by Laura Remington /

Kabeyun is coming into an exciting couple years as we get ready to mark our centennial in 2024. Many of our plans are still taking shape. We are happy to share here what we know so far.

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