Camp Pasquaney, New Hampshire
For most of us, Pasquaney remains the spot where we felt we came fully alive … where away from the distractions of mercenary competition and superficial worldly values, we’ve been able to make deep and lasting friendships; where we’ve been moved to emulate the best qualities of boys and men whom we admired and with whom we shared experiences; and finally, where we’ve learned (to our relief!) that emphasis on traditional moral standards is in no way incompatible with fun, humor, wit, athletic excellence, ambition.”
— from Portrait of Pasquaney
Copyright 1985 by Charles Fuller Stanwood, Director, 1940-1974
Since 1895, Pasquaney has pursued the goal set by its founder, Edward Simpson Wilson: “To provide a healthful and natural life in the woods, a life which will make boys strong, confident, … self-reliant and efficient, able to do and think for others as well as themselves.” We pursue this goal beneath towering white pines, on a mountainside above Newfound Lake, one of the clearest lakes in the United States.
For a description of Pasquaney through the eyes of a new camper, you can download an article from our newsletter by clicking here.
Pasquaney concentrates in three areas: competence, character, and community. With their days full of skits, sports, hikes, singing, shop projects, and nature hikes, boys learn from the example of their counsellors and fellow campers in an atmosphere of challenge and fun. These counsellors and campers encourage each boy to develop his best self and to discover how both he and his community benefit from that effort. Counsellor talks, mealtime announcements, individual conversations, and dorm discussions link timeless principles to their use in our daily lives. Honesty, integrity, humor, initiative, thoughtfulness, respect, positive attitude, and doing for others are stressed at all times. Living out these values is the goal of all our activities.