Dear Chop Pointers,
It is so hard to believe that we are at the point to write the year 2016. I can’t believe it has been
five months since the last camper departed for home from the 2015 summer. Maybe it is true that times flies as you get older.
It was a very warm December and we had no ice on the river so……on Christmas David and a friend jumped in the Kennebec. I did not say they took a swim in the river as there were too many, “That was a stupid idea” comments to count for swimming. There was literally no ice. Winter has finally arrived so I don’t think there will be any jumping in considered for the next few months. We have little snow cover on the ground right now, last year at this time we where buried.
Speaking of all the years of Chop Point!!! This coming summer of 2016 Chop Point will celebrate 50 years of camping. It is very hard for me to believe that I have been here for each and every one of them. God has blessed me with enough remaining brain power to keep going for perhaps another year or two.
David is in the mist of hiring the staff for the coming summer. We are hoping for a nice group to return from last year. Last year’s counselors were some of the best ever.
As this letter will go out to all of our campers from last year I want to let you know that we have accepted all the French campers we can accommodate for the second session for both guys and gals. We have only a very few spots remaining for French speakers in the first session. So my French friends if you have any interest in returning to Chop Point please keep this information in mind and do not delay much longer in enrolling for the coming season first session.
We have been working on the gym here at Chop Point. Hopefully by summer we will have a complete weight room with wonderful exercise equipment. We have installed a second floor in the unfinished space of the gym and will soon (hopefully) be installing a lift ,steel stairways and walls. We have been doing a lot of the work ourselves to save some funding.
Below is a link to the 2016 Chop Point Camper application. We are extending the Early Bird Special to January 31, 2016. That means you can save a few dollars if you enroll by that deadline. The reduced price for one session would be $1,850. And for the full season the fee would be $3,300. Sign up today.
Hope to hear from you soon.