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News from the Point
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Point O’Pines Camp is sponsoring the FARE (“Food Allergy Research & Education”) Walk for Food Allergies on Saturday September 28th in Westchester. Brandon and Caressa will be at the Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY in the sponsor tent. We will be showing our support for food allergy awareness – for our family and our campers with food allergies. We’re excited that we will be seeing quite a few of our campers there with their walk teams as well. We will also be able to share the news that camp will be nut free this summer.

We hear that Junior B Kayla and her sister Jordana (a new 2014 Ti camper) will be selling Rainbow Loom bracelets right next to Point O’Pines at the their family’s sponsor table. They have asked their friends to consider making bracelets for them to sell with all the proceeds going to FARE. They write:

“Hi! Me and my sister support FARE (food allergy research and education) and they are having a big walk to raise money so doctors can find a cure for food allergies. My sister and I will be selling rainbow loom bracelets there. If you want to help us raise money for a good cause, you can do so by making rainbow loom single or fishtail bracelets and give them to me or her by September 25th. If you have brothers or sisters, can you please pass this info on to them? Help us say FAREwell to food allergies!”

If you would like to send bracelets you may contact them at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Kayla and Jordana’s family’s walk page can be found here.

We are excited to see any of you who will be there, but if you can’t make it please feel free to leave your comments of support here.

Callie at FARE Walk 2012

Tonight we celebrated our campers and staff from Spanish-speaking cultures with a world class feast on the beach prepared by Chef Denver and our kitchen staff. Wow! Delicious. (See the menu here.)

The girls enjoy a delicious dinner at Viva La Fiesta

Point O’Ritz is a traditional special event at Point O’Pines. Following an amazing breakfast “break-out” in a dining room full of laughter, cheers and costumes, the campers returned to their bunks and agreed on a bunk costume theme. Campers used arts and crafts time to prepare the costumes for the big event. 

At 5pm, we all enjoyed a grand costume parade on the main lawn with hors d’ oeuvres, and soft drink cocktails. Campers awaited a special entrance from our costumed Seniors and then our Area Heads. The costumes were followed by a special dinner where our Peakers greeted every camper at entrance and served them from a spectacular buffet. Following dinner and our ice cream sundae buffet we headed to the theater for cabaret of talented staff. Wow! What a night!

Camper at Point O'Ritz

On Point O’Pasta night we bring the taste of Italy to the Point.  We feature a variety of fresh pastas we know the girls love that showcase a variety of farm fresh vegetables and ingredients for campers to try. Our camp chefs prepare the dishes as the campers venture through the buffet and our servers encourage them to try new things.   Tortellini is always popular but the kids love oriecchiette, fusilli, farfalle as well.  Our selection of breads and rolls freshly baked in our camp bakery and thickly sliced vine ripe tomatoes with fresh basil drizzled with extra virgin Italian olive oil serve as a delicious compliment to the meal.  Close your eyes and dream.

Selection of pastas at Point O'Pasta

Our girls love fresh and natural foods prepared properly by our experienced chefs, and we like to encourage them to try delicious new foods.  We use only fresh vegetables, and we even treat the girls to some produce grown on our own farm by our campers as it ripens.  They love eating vegetables that they have helped grow. 

Camp garden at the Point
the weather at the point

Fair : 37˚ : 6 mph E

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