On this difficult day, we learned that Mimi Reid passed away just this morning. Mimi’s years at Point O’Pines inspired both campers and staff alike and created many of our Point traditions. Mimi started out teaching campers to sail, and continued her years as the Head Counselor. After Point O’Pines, she remained our good friend, and we will all treasure the times we shared.
Outside of camp, Mimi was dedicated to educating and inspiring young people as a teacher at Hadley-Luzerne High School and later as principal.
Our condolences go out to her family and all of the many whom her life touched. You have left an indelible impression on Point O’Pines, its campers, its staff and so many others. Thank you. We miss you, Mimi.
Mimi arranged for a memorial service at camp for the afternoon of Sunday, May 31st. More details of the memorial will follow.
We woke up this morning to the sad news of the passing of our friend Chef Noble Masi. Noble who was our founding chef and is a continuing inspiration to us passed away yesterday with his family at his side. Our hearts are with his wife Robin, children John and Andrea and the entire Masi family.
Noble was with the Point from its start and served as Chef for 26 years, establishing the highest standard of excellence. We have treasured great times with Noble and Robin, and the kindness and generosity of spirit you both bring to the Point. From teaching his staff in the kitchen elegant grand hotel-style service, and creating Point O’Ritz in the process, to inspiring us to ever greater heights we thank you and celebrate you, Noble.
In addition to Noble’s legacy at the Point, many of you know that he mentored generations of chefs, both while teaching baking at the Culinary Institute of America and even after his “retirement”. He served as an ambassador for the CIA and encouraged aspiring chefs to pursue their dreams. In his years at Point O’Pines, many CIA students and chefs also spent summers learning from Noble working with him in the kitchen at the Point.
Last summer we were honored to have you attend Point O’Ritz as our guest, so you can see the continuing traditions of the Point.
Your legacy is forever in our hearts.
Did you know that the Point O’Pines beach was the site of the Brant Lake Winter Carnival last weekend? We were open to the public and worked with our friends, the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance and our beautiful Town of Horicon, to have all kinds of activities out on the ice for several hundred visitors. Activities included sledding, ice bowling, curling with the Lake Placid Curling Club, broom-ball, a fry pan toss, and, the perennial fan favorite, the outhouse race (yes, that kind of outhouse). It is a great way to support our great community and friends. It was such fun, and a fantastic break from a long winter. You can see more pictures in a great pictorial by Ashleigh Abreu in the Post-Star newspaper or on this album on the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance Facebook page.
This weekend we had a fantastic visit from the great Peak of 2015. The girls discussed many of the terrific times and events they have planned for this summer. We also had a fun time sledding at Dynamite Hill, took a walk out on the lake and did a winter mini-Wacked Up Relay. What a great time we will have so soon!
Check out the photos by logging into your account (select February 7th and 8th in the drop down box under 2015).
Everyone here at Point O’Pines Camp is wishing you the very best this Holiday Season. We hope you have great times with friends and family, safe and easy travels, and a well deserved break from work and studies. Have fun!