Newsletter & Annual Report


You have two ways of reading the 2019 Annual Report & Newsletter. Click on any page of the images below to read it in its printed form. Swipe or use right and left arrows to cycle through the pages. Or, if you prefer, scroll down and select the article you'd like to read in its online form.

The 2019 Annual Report is online-only this year. Here's why.

Like many organizations, Kabeyun is doing some things differently this spring. Normally, you would receive a printed copy of our annual report and newsletter at this time of year. Instead, we are sharing our 2019 Annual Report & Newsletter online. The online newsletter includes your Alumni News, an interview with our Head of Sailing Alex Hill, and a sneak peek at camp’s newest project, The Perch. We hope reading it gives you both a respite and a glimpse of better and warmer days ahead.

To be included in the next edition's "News of Friends and Alumni," go to the Your Alumni News page.

The View From the Office Porch – Finding our way this spring

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.

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Meet the Kabeyun Staff – Alex Hill

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Meet the Kabeyun Staff – Alex Hill
While most Kabeyun counselors were once Kabeyun campers, Alex Hill is a delightful exception. He found Kabeyun by answering an ad in 2008 and quickly became a pivotal part of our staff. He spent one year leading rock climbing trips and six years teaching Photography before shifting to Sailing, which he now heads. Alex was a driving force behind camp’s 2019 acquisition of a Drascombe Gig,...
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Marathon Effort Supports Campers

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Marathon Effort Supports Campers
Two middle schoolers are Kabeyun-bound this summer thanks to the initiative of their teacher, Cam Netland, and the generosity of more than 50 donors. Cam, a Kabeyun counselor and former camper, ran his first marathon in January and used the race to raise $5,000 to help his students attend camp. “I’ve run half marathons before, but this was a much bigger endeavor,” Cam...
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The Log of the West Wind

News of Friends and Alumni

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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.

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Gifts to the 2019 Kabeyun Annual Fund

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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.

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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.

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2019 Porter Foundation Revenue & Expenses

A summary of operations for the 2019 season.

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A ‘Perch’ for Kabeyun's Fishermen

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
A ‘Perch’ for Kabeyun's Fishermen

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.

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Approaching the Centennial – Kabeyun Nears 100

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.

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