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Outing Day

© 2013 Nancy F. Little

Every Wednesday at camp is Outing Day! There are no scheduled morning or afternoon activities, and only breakfast and dinner are served. The cooks provide materials for everyone to pack a bag lunch in the Dining Hall after breakfast, and then we head out to enjoy the surrounding area for the day.

Traditional trips include mountain climbs, scenic drives (including the nearby Kancamagus Scenic Byway with it's many picturesque stops), canoe trips (including the all-day "Round River" on the Saco River), tubing, ocean beaches, various state parks, and other natural wonders. Some use the day to go shopping at the nearby Outlet Malls and/or on "the strip" in North Conway NH. A few choose to just do laundry and go out for lunch. And — believe it or not — there are even one or two who use it as an opportunity to catch up on sleep and have a quiet, restful day of solitude at camp.

NEW photos on this page in recent months:
Title or Theme                               YEAR    Posted  
"Scarborough Beach State Park"     2013    11/2
"Playing Cards at Echo Lake"          1990    10/31
"Diana's Baths - Caving"                 2010   10/24
"Weeks State Park"                        2015    10/22
"Black Cap Mtn" 3 photos               2013    10/22
"Rocky Gorge"                               2013    10/22
"Cathedral Ledge"                          2013    10/22
"Flames at Cathedral Ledge"           2018    10/8
"Group Outing to Crescent Beach"   2017     9/19
"The Ledges on the Boulder..."        2014     9/19
"Little Trip to Echo Lake"                 2018     8/9

 

2010 2013  2014  2015  2017  2018
 2008 
1990  1996 
 1971  1973
 1949
 1928

 

2018

"Flames at Cathedral Ledge"

© FNCA 2018

 

"Little Trip to Echo Lake"

© Trevor 2018

2017

"Group Outing to Crescent Beach"

© Jesse White 2017

Many times over the years, most of the camp has gone to the ocean for Outing Day one week. There are several wonderful beaches within 1.5 hours drive of the Assembly. Crescent Beach State Park is the reigning favorite.
 

2015
"Weeks State Park"

© Nancy F. Little 2015
The firetower

 
© Nancy F. Little 2015

the view from the firetower
 

2014
"The Ledges on the Boulder Loop Trail"

© FNCA 2014

Tom Barrett, Tim Lowe, Jesse White

 

2013
"Flames Canoe Trip Down the Saco"

© FNCA 2013
© FNCA 2013
© FNCA 2013

 

"Cathedral Ledge"

© 2013 Nancy F. Little

 

"Rocky Gorge"

© Nancy F. Little 2013

 

"Black Cap Mtn"
© Nancy F. Little 2013 © Nancy F. Little 2013

The trail (above),
the summit (right),
and the view (below).
© Nancy F. Little 2013

 

"Scarborough Beach State Park"

© FNCA 2013

 

2010

"Diana's Baths — Caving"

© FNCA 2010

 

2008

"Trevor at Silver Cascades"

© Nancy F. Little 2008

Can you find him?

This amazing waterfall is right next to the road in Crawford Notch State Park on Rte. 302 in Harts Location NH. About 250' of it are visible from the road, as seen in this photo. Above that, it comes down very steeply through the woods for well over a mile.

Not many people know it, but another similar wonderful waterfall, Flume Cascade, is only 1/10 of a mile up the road, just a 4-minute walk. And then less than 1/10 of a mile after that, there's a wonderful lookout site.

 

1996

"Jamming at Lower Falls"

© Beki Greenwood 1996

That's Mike Woof on guitar and Mike Stroh on conga.

 

1990

"Playing Cards at Echo Lake"

© FNCA 1990

Trish Brewer and Alice Vigerstad at Echo Lake State Park.

 

1973

"Kank Tank"

© FNCA 1973

"Kankin'" (driving along the Kancamagus Scenic Highway and stopping at all the sites along the way) was a popular Outing Day trip for the Flames in the 1970's. Pop Woof's Checker sedan — here driven by his teenage son, Trevor — had full width, fold-down jump seats in the middle row, could fit in a dozen teens... it was a really tight squeeze, but they all fit!

 

1971

"Flames Outing to Julie Rankin's Parent's Farm"

© FNCA 1971

l. to r.: Lynn Zimmerman, Janet Charles, Wendy Ashbridge, ??(in back), Trevor, Julie Rankin

 

1949
"Crafting in a Canoe"

© FNCA 1949

Carolyn Judson does handwork on the river. That's Priscilla (Pat) Alden behind her and George Dole at the helm.



1928

"Loading Up After Shooting the Rapids"

© FNCA 1928

This is the rapids at Walker's Falls in Denmark ME near the end of the "Round River" trip from the Assembly to Lovewell's Pond. The canoe trip takes all day, but because of the curvature of the river, the drive home is only about 3 miles, hence the name "Round River". Since the Assembly grounds were purchased that year, this was likely our very first "Round River" trip! Notice the covered bridge in the upper left hand corner. This photo was in the New-Church League Journal.

 

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