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Camp Baker ‘ Record Number of Summer Campers in 2006


A record number of summer campers attended Camp Baker in 2006. Some highlights of the '06 summer camp season include a record number of residential and day campers at Camp Baker ' 429 up from 386 in summer '05 and from 305 in summer '04.
Camp Baker also offered 2-week sessions for first time ' one for children & adolescents, one for adults. However, the adult session was better attended, and staff is currently assessing whether youth session should be offered later in the summer to accommodate younger campers.

Staff also took a one-week mid-summer break for first time while another group leased the camp. Counselors who have worked other summers recommend keeping this model because it significantly decreased 'battle fatigue' and improved accident/injury avoidance.