Postcards from camp: Sophie

Since 1955, the Squam Lakes Association's (SLA) summer youth programs have introduced young people to the unique resources in the Squam Lakes region and beyond. Through paddling, hiking, swimming, sailing and environmental education campers develop a strong sense of self, community and place. Our Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) and Community Youth Sailing Program (CYSP) provide healthy outdoor recreational activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, develop life-long friendships, and create lasting memories. Learn more about the SLA Summer Youth Programs here.

July 30, 2018


Hey everyone!
So this has been my first year as a counselor at JSLA and honestly it has been the most incredible summer! I've loved getting to know all of the campers and I am loving the lake even more every day-something I didn’t think possible! I went backpacking with a group of girls up to black mountain pond and I was so proud of them. They all did such an incredible job hiking with all their gear and food in extremely heavy backpacks, and once we got to the pond we spent hours chatting and making friendship bracelets, making it an incredible trip! Last week it was supposed to be terrible weather but ended up being an absolutely beautiful week. The explorer group camped out at Chamberlain Reynolds and we spent hours playing in the water games such as ultimate frisbee, ninja, and categories. Every day has been an amazing adventure and the fact that it’s already August is unbelievable-this summer has flown by! I’ve made so many new friends and memories at the most wonderful place in the world- a truly perfect summer.

Sophie is from Middleburg, VA. She will be a freshman at Davidson College in NC and hopefully majoring in Environmental Science. Click here to read Sophie's bio.