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© Jesse White 2015  © Nancy F. Little 2009







NEW photos on this page in recent months:
Title or Theme                              Year    Posted   
"A West Fryeburg Fahmah"           2023      8/20
"Shirt Buddies"                            2023      8/20
"Walker Women"                         2023      8/20


 v2020  2021 2022 2023
 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2000  2001  2003  2004  2006  2007  2008  2009
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1982  1983  1984  1989 
1972  1973  1978  1979
1960  1961  1963  1965  1969 
Before That 



"Shirt Buddies"

© Emily Tergliafera 2023

Chris and Nate sporting their matching Super Mario shirts.

"Walker Women"

© Beki Greenwood 2023

Martha Richardson and Polly Baxter.

And if you like the  two two match-ups above, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), and this one (2021).


"A West Fryeburg Fahmah"

© Randall White 2023

For Stunt Night, we had a visit from a West Fryeburg fahmah telling us some tales from Down East.



"Peeps Bible Scene"

© Trevor 2022

Ben, Theo, and Nate created this diarama. Can you guess the story?



"Shirt Sisters"

© Beki Greenwood 2022

"Missing Tooth Sisters"

© Trevor 2022

Miriam and Ava very quickly became close friends this year.
And if you like these match-ups, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), this one (2021), and these two (2023).


"Found Behind the Books"

© Trevor 2022

During a Work Weekend clean out of the bookshelves in Whitehead Hall, behind the books on an upper shelf, we found the stem of an unfound banana from last year's Banana Hunt! That's all that's left of it. I hope the mice enjoyed the banana! ;D


"The sign in the jar says:

© Trevor 2022



"Assorted Spoons Sorted"

© Trevor 2022
© Trevor 2022




"Hair Sisters"

© Susannah Currie 2021

And if you like this match-up, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), this one (2022), and these two (2023).



"Unusual Hat Day!"

© FNCA 2020


© Trevor 2020

Sure looks like he's slacking to me.

Many people noticed during vFNCA 2020 that the black word on Trevor's sign changed every day. A few times it was even a topic of conversation before the actual event began. *hee hee hee*



"Purple Day 2019"

© FNCA 2019

We had been having Tie Dye Day for several years when Jesse White asked, "Why can't we have a Purple Day, too?" So we do, one one week and the other the other week.

"Dan Dyer is This Year's Winner
of the Carmen Miranda Earrings!"

© Beki Greenwood 2019

At the Sales Table Auction each year, we auction off the 1-year rental of not one, but two(2!) pairs of Carmen Miranda fruit compote earrings. Here's Dan Dyer modelling the newer set.

"Malachi with 17 Friends on His Shirt"

© Susannah Currie 2019



"FNCA Truck Yard"

© Jon Crowe 2018


"Board Selfie"

© Beki Greenwood 2018



© Trevor 2018

The FNCA Puzzle Club's first puzzle of the session has some very unusually-shaped pieces.


"Two Takes on the Mid-Winter Board Meeting"

© Beki Greenwood 2018 © Bob Perry 2018










          Good Board                           Good and Bored


"Onions / No Onions"

© Trevor 2018
© Trevor 2018

One of our regular campers is allergic to onions, so foods are ofter labelled. These two pictures were taken on opposite sides of the buffet.



"Shirt Buddies"

© Beki Greenwood 2017

If you like this match-up, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017B), this one (2021), these two (2022), and these two (2023).


"Because Once We Lost the Canoe Key"
(it's tied onto the right end)

© Nancy F. Little 2017

"Jilly's Magnificent Multi-Layer Foil Hat"

© Nancy F. Little 2017


"Laughing Sisters in a Canoe
with Beach Noodles"

© Ian Woofenden 2017


"70-Year-Old Cabin; 21st Century Technology"

© Bob Perry 2017


"Sweater Triplets"

© Emily Woofenden 2017

If you like this match-up, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2021), these two (2022), and these two (2023).


"Reading Material in the Dole Wing"

© Trevor 2017



"Packing for Camp — Lifeguard Style"

© Jon Crowe 2016

The photographer has been our Waterfront Director/Head Lifeguard for several years. This year, he got a bunch of new safety equipment!


"Blouse Buddies and..."

© FNCA 2016

"... and Dress Sisters"

© Emily Woofenden 2016

And if you like the above two match-ups, check out this one (1996), this one (2011), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), these two (2022), and these two (2023).


"Braid Buddies"

© Beki Greenwood 2016


"You Can Either Agree With Me..."

© Emily Woofenden 2016

In 2017, the Rev. Dr. George F. Dole's almost instantaneous response to this shirt was, "I think I just did both." (he he he)


"Ken w/ Bubble Gun"

© Beki Greenwood 2016


"Nate, the Weirdo"

© Beki Greenwood 2016


"Phinney Photo Bomb"

© Beki Greenwood 2016


"Watching Sparks Games"

© Sarah May Grams 2015


"Watching Sparks Games II"

© Nancy F. Little 2015


"Fun with Cushions"
© Sarah May Grams 2015 © Sarah May Grams 2015

© Sarah May Grams 2015 © Sarah May Grams 2015

© Sarah May Grams 2015


"Hide & Seek Nate-Style"

© Beki Greenwood 2015


"Not Happy With Her Hand"

© Anna Eller Langdon 2015


"Kitchen Colors"

© Trevor 2015

"Leave Light Plugged In!"

© Emily Woofenden 2015


"Looking Up to the Boss"

© Rebekka Lange 2015


"Sparks Tummy Laugh!"

© Beki Greenwood 2015



© Beki Greenwood 2014


"Princess Serena"

© Beki Greenwood 2014


"She's Still Got It!"

© Beki Greenwood 2014


"Window Watching"

© Beki Greenwood 2014


"Basket of Shoes on the Lawrence Cabin Porch."

© Emily Woofenden 2014



© Beki Greenwood 2014



"Purging Pillows"

© Emily Woofenden 2013

In a massive clean out of the Mouse Closet, Miriam Lexie is surrounded by pillows.



"Trevor Just Loves to Weed Lawns;
Just Ask Nancy"

© Beki Greenwood 2013


© Jon Cousins 2013


"Matching Outfits"

© Nancy F. Little 2013

The men who "run the place" wearing matching outfits from the tops of their John Deere hats to the bottoms of their brown leather shoes. (Yeah, okay, their blue shirts are different shades, but nonetheless....)


"Pink with Bubbles"

© Emily Woofenden 2013


"Giraffe Boots"

© Emily Woofenden 2013


"Looking Down on Brendan Crowe"

© Jon Cousins 2013


"Nancy Little and Anna Rich Broken Up with Laughter"

© Jon Cousins 2013


"Good 4-Square Form"

© Jon Cousins 2013

Dan Dyer reaches for the ball with (l to r) Alex Dyer, Kristina Madjerac, and Ross Grams.


"The Dawn We Know and Love"

© Beki Greenwood 2013



"Break It Fix It Changes a Lightbulb"

© Trevor 2012

The Break It Fix It repair company is Dan Cook(l) and Alex Dyer(r). Here they demonstrate the tools of their trade and the excellent results of their work.

"F.Bob's Beach Towel is THE BEST!"

© Anna Eller 2012



© Beki Greenwood 2012


"Tim, I Can Only Assume This Is About You"

© Anna Eller 2012


"Looking at the World through Rose-Colored Glasses"

© Emily Woofenden 2012

That's Troy Grams sporting those fine shades.


"The Carmen Miranda Earrings!"

© Herb Ziegler 2012

Nina Sasser (playing the part of Carol Merrill) poses with the FNCA's Carmen Miranda fruit compote earrings. These delightful gems are in the Sales Table Auction each year. The person with the winning bid wins the rights to them for a year but must bring them back the following summer. Over the past several decades, the Carmen Miranda earrings have raised well over $1,000 for the Assembly!



© Herb Ziegler 2012

At the top of Jockey Cap, Denyse Daurat couldn't resist climbing this tree "because it's just so possible," she's quoted as saying.


"In the Shade at Jockey Cap"

© Nancy F. Little 2012

It was very hot that day.


"Sam's Hiding Place"

© Nancy F. Little 2012

For the Spark Hunt / Flame Hunt, Sam Reed "hid" by chimneying up these two trees. Since the Sparks had to actually tag him to catch him, he thought he was safe.
(He wasn't.)


"Officer Alex Trying to Make a Sale"

© Emily Woofenden 2012
© Trevor 2012

When Officer Alex is the Sales Table Auction auctioneer, he doesn't mess around! Here's the long view and the close up of him trying to entice Nancy Little with a fine piece of jewelry. (By the way, these two photos were taken nearly simultaneously --- you can't see it, but Trevor's little digital camera is in his right hand in the upper photo.)



"What ARE They Doing?"

© Nancy F. Little 2011


"Tai Chi with Towel Bar"

© Beki Greenwood 2011


"Can You Guess Who They're Pretending To Be?"

© Jesse White 2011


"Old Pantry Sign"

© Nancy F. Little 2011

Several Flames and young adults were amused to discover this old sign in the pantry that lists the old waitress schedule from the pre-1980 days when the female Flames waited tables and the male Flames did the the dishes and all the Flames ate together in the kitchen ½ hour before meals. The girls had to report 15 minutes early to set the tables. Wonder what the penalty was for being late?

(By the way, there's another sign of the same vintage and handwriting that shows the proper way to arrange a place setting.)



© Nancy F. Little 2011

Brendan Crowe enjoying parachute games on the front lawn.

"Cat Shirt Twins"

© Beki Greenwood 2011

And if you like this match-up, check out this one (1996), this one (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), this one (2021), these two (2022), and these two (2023).

"Who Thinks This Is A Good Idea?"

© Emily Woofenden 2011


"Carpet Cleaner Convention"

© Nancy F. Little 2010

These all arrived one day and hung out together next to the front porch for a while.


"House Cleaning in the Play Yard"

© Jon Crowe 2010



"Underwater Stare featuring Ross Grams"

© Emily Woofenden 2010



© Emily Woofenden 2010

"Little Mtn"

© Trevor 2010                                         

This is only fun or funny if you know her name is Nancy Little. This photo was taken at the "mountain finder" on top of Jockey Cap Mountain in Fryeburg ME. (And the concept of Jockey Cap being called a mountain is only fun or funny if you know it only takes 10 minutes to get to the top!)


© Jon Cousins 2010

Emily Woofenden(l) and Beki Greenwood(r) with their really high hightop lace-up sneakers made a big splash one day at camp!

"Don't Wash Me"

© Beki Greenwood 2011

Love the message; hate the grime!


"Hanging at the Waterfront"

© Beki Greenwood 2010

Merrilee Phinney and a whole lot of towels hanging out at the waterfront.

"Eye Wash Glasses Glasses"

© Beki Greenwood 2010

This one is Ben with goofy eyes, too.



"Pop's Parking Space"

© Kristina Madjerac 2009 When the Rev. Dr. Wm. R. "Pop Woof" Woofenden broke his leg the first day of camp in 1983, he decided to reserve himself the parking space nearest to his cabin. In typical Pop fashion, he found a piece of a board, wrote on it in marker, and nailed it to a tree. The next year, it was already grandfathered in, so he continued to park there each year for well over a decade until he was no longer able to drive. Pop passed on in 2012; the sign, however, is still there.

"Celie with Blue Cape"

© Rachel Madjerac 2009


"This Is Dawn"

© Beki Greenwood 2009


"This Is Trevor"
(and Nancy, too)

© Beki Greenwood 2008


"I Look Good With This!"

© Kristina Madjerac 2009


"Holly and Cody"

© Cassie Young 2009


"The Colgateville Pigs"

© Ian Woofenden 2009

For decades, Colgate Searle has been working on a miniature village at camp, quietly creating all the pieces during lectures in the lecture hall. When he sets up "Colgate- ville" for a few days each year, it's always a big sensation!

The village has grown from just a few modest buildings to include town hall, church, blacksmith shop, covered bridge, sawmill, army tent, and other delights. The latest addition is a pig sty complete with hand-carved pigs.

"Seventeen and a Sandwich"

© Nancy F. Little 2009

He's posing (although he continued to read it for quite a while). She's barely controlling her laughter (although she managed not to spray food all over the place).


"Owen Gets Bearded"

© Nancy F. Little 2009


"Otto Likes Watermelon"

© Beki Greenwood 2009



"The Claxton Computer Lav"
© Nancy F. Little 2008

One corner of the Claxton Cabin is just close enough to the modem in the Main Building to pick up the Assembly's Wifi --- it just happens that that corner is in the bathroom! So here's Beki Greenwood hard at work cheerfully doing her daily telecommute not in a computer lab but in the Claxton Computer Lav.
NOTE: Just a few years after this, we highly amped up our Wifi and it now reaches the whole camp, including the entire Claxton Cabin.



© Jon Cousins 2008

Ruby Blackman proudly walked around displaying her new mask for quite a while that day.


"Stylin' at the Beach"

© Beki Greenwood 2008                           Wearing a pink Speedo and a clear lime green inner tube, Ross Grams shows the world the latest beach fashion.


"Everyone Loves Parachute Games!"

© Jon Cousins 2008

Jason Woofenden gleefully rolling around on top of the parachute.


"...and a Minister in a Sling"

© Amy Blackman 2008
© Amy Blackman 2008

For Comedy Night, the Sparks sang and acted out a hilarious Christmas carol parody called "The 12 Days of Fryeburg", each verse ending with the upper photo's title.




© FNCA 2007


"Fruppet Attack!"

© Beki Greenwood 2007

This photo actually goes after these two.

"Alex's Head"

© Tobin Grams 2007Whenever the Flames go to the beach, it's virtually inevitable that one of them will get buried in the sand. In this case, it's Alex Dyer being covered by Ross Grams (l) and Josh Cook (r). That's Ben Gram behind them fishing through his bag and Troy Grams's colorful bathing suit and muscular legs.

"Goo-Goo-Googly Eye"

© Beki Greenwood 2007

This one is Ben doing goofy eyes, too.


"Moving Day"

© Emily Woofenden 2006

When Jon Cousins wanted to move to a different tent site, he just got underneath and moved his tent!



"Cardboard Box Sledding"

© Jesse White 2004

l to r: ?(sitting), Caleb Woofenden, Liz Dyer, Josh Cook, ?(in box), Ethan Turley, Dan Cook, Alex Dyer.
background: Cliff Archer (right foot on deck)

© Jesse White 2004

l to r: Dan Cook, Ethan Turley, Ken Woofenden, ?(standing), Caleb Woofenden, ?(top of hill), Alex Dyer, Liz Dyer

© Jesse White 2004


© Jesse White 2004

Caleb Woofenden with Dan Cook behind him



"Jason and Troy"

© Jesse White 2003

That's Jason Woofenden and Troy Grams.



"Nail Painting Party"

© Tobin Grams 2001



"Hmm... Should I Play This One?"

© FNCA 2000

Myrrh Woofenden playing cards in the Dining Hall.



"Make Your Monkey Face, Ross!"

© FNCA 1997



"Double Piggyback"

© Beki Greenwood 1996

"Hat Twins"

© Beki Greenwood 1996

And if you like this match-up, check out this one (2011), these two (2016), this one (2017A), this one (2017B), and this one (2021), these two (2022), and these two (2023).


"Initiation 1996:

© Beki Greenwood 1996


(& 1973)

"Lap Sit"

© Trevor 1973 & Todd Woofenden 1995 One of the many wonderful New Games we play at camp is the incomparable Lap Sit: everyone stands in a very, very tight circle and then they all sit down on everyone's lap together in unison! That's the Flames during Flames Games in 1973 on the left, and an even dozen Woof cousins with Uncle Ian in 1995 on the right.

"Peace and Love Beads: Initiation 1995"

© FNCA 1995

l. to r.: Myrrh Woofenden, Beki Phinney, Ben Phinney, Lori U.


"Everything's for Sale"

© Cornelia Shields 1995

This may not look like a funny photo, but it was a funny moment. Don Foster (r) was running the Sales Table Auction and said, "Everything's for sale, even the shirt on my back." And Ben Philibert (l) said, "$5!" After a brief bidding war, Ben ended up buying the shirt off Don's back!


"Someone Didn't Want to Get Her
Picture Taken"

© Cornelia Shields 1995

"Someone Still Didn't Want to Get Her
Picture Taken"

© Cornelia Shields 1995




"Heidi at Sunset with Her Lichen Necklace and Bouquet of Flowers from Aunt Laura"

© FNCA 1992



"Grand Pop!"

© FNCA 1991

"Ross: Hee Hee Hee. Jason: Aieeeeeeeee!"

© FNCA 1991


"Stilt Show 1991"

© FNCA 1991



"Dry Run on the Old Rope Swing"
© Andrew Dole


For years, before the old rope swing came down, it was traditional among the younger generation to traipse down to the river in their Sunday Best after church and do fully-clothed "dry runs" on the rope swing before lunch. It also was not at all unusual for someone to do a dry run during regular swimming hours, like this guy here (who we think is either Pete Little or Kenny Condon).


"Stilt Show 1990"

© FNCA 1990


"Woofs - 4 Views"

© FNCA 1990
© FNCA 1990


© FNCA 1990


© FNCA 1990


Being the Woofendens that they are, after taking the official family photo for Mom & Pop Woof's 40th anniversary at the top (sorry for the poor quality), the family also presented three more family views. In age order left to right, that Pop, Mom, Ross, Jane, Laura, Trevor, Ian, Lee, Ellen, Todd.



"Stilt Show 1989"

© FNCA 1989

TREVOR "The Games Man" up on stilts doing his Aerial Delights Show for the Sparks between Church and Sunday dinner.
front row l to r: Myrrh Woofenden, Ken Woofenden, Jason Woofenden, Channing Perry, Emily Woofenden, Ben Phinney, ??, Dan Dyer (walking), one of the cooks' kids (??) (back to camera), Llerena Searle, Sarah Fernald.
on the deck l to r: Don Foster, Lee Dyer, Dylan Foster, Ben Currie (standing), Sage Currie (side to camera), Ryan Cook(??), Pete Little, Mike Woof (on railing), ??, Emily Turley, Rev. Ken Turley.



"Ben is Happy!"
© Laura Grams 1984   © Laura Grams 1984







That's Ben Grams.



"Initiation 1983"

© Nancy F. Little 1983

Richard Mayer, Zack Judson, Jason Phillips



"The Fiery Furnace"

© FNCA 1982
© FNCA 1982

Carol Rienstra's production of "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace" (Daniel 3) on the front lawn (note the old flagpole). In the upper photo, on the left: Shawn Dolley on the throne as King Nebuchadnezzar flanked by Sean Phinney, Becca Cunningham, and Richard Mayer. On the right: Shelley Dolley, Katie (Kathryn Pruiett) Rienstra, Tonya Emery, Marcy Emery, and Vicki Walter.


"Initiation 1982"

© FNCA 1982



"The Flames' Conceptual Party Art Dance"

© Greg Gilman 1979

Amy Perry and Jesse White doing an art dance at a "Conceptual Party". (It was 1979, okay?)


"Dan and Trevor
Getting Down and Grooving Out"

© FNCA 1979

This was at the same Flames' "Conceptual Dance" as the next photo up.


"Flames Initiation 1978"

© FNCA 1978

Theme: Alice in Wonderland, featuring: Amy Cronlund (now Sandidge) as the March Hare, David L. Rienstra as Alice, Leone Richardson (now Dyer) as the Mad Hatter, Greg Gilman as the Dormouse, and Sarah Dole as the Cheshire Cat.


"Bat Hang

©  FNCA 1973

Trevor upside down on the old rope swing doing a Bat Hang.       

"Young Bulls"

© FNCA 1973    

Gerrit White and Lee Woofenden go head-to-head in front of the fireplace in the Main Building.



"Jane Perry Gets a New Perspective"

© Trevor 1972


"Emanuel Swedenborg's Lecture"

© FNCA 1972














In 1972, the FNCA was lucky enough to have Swedenborg himself deliver a lecture one day!



"Flames Initiation 1969"

© Torgny Vigerstad 1969

Initiation of new Flames in 1969. Front row (l to r) Trevor as the Statue of Liberty, Gus Abato in drag, Jane Perry, ??. Directly behind ?? is Laura Woofenden (Grams) as a frog in the green t-shirt. The rest are all unknown at this point.



"Flames Initiation 1965"

© FNCA 1965

The Flames Initiation in 1965 had Cap'n Crunch for a theme. Left to right, that's Alice Wood (Ames) as Seadog, Gloria Guiu (Costello) as Jean Lafoote, and Ross Woofenden as Cap'n Crunch.


"Doing Dishes"

© FNCA 1963

Ricky Valasquez (Valadares??), Clark Perry, Torgny Vigerstad.



"Rev. Mr. Woofenden Is a Fine Fellow But..."

© F.Gardiner Perry 1961



"Merrilee's Initiation"

© FNCA 1960

That's Merrilee Flood (now Phinney).


"Must Have Been Really Funny!"

© Jim Perry 1960

(l. to r.) Jane Perry and Woof sibs Laura, Jane, and Trevor on top of Jockey Cap.



"John Perry Diving Off the Old Diving Board with Joan Flynn on his Back"

© Jim Perry 1950


"GFD Clowning Around on a Mountain"

© Jim Perry 1950

That's George Dole poking his head and feet up.




"Initiation 1949"

© FNCA 1949


sometime in the


"Perry Car"

© Jim Perry 1940s



"Relaxing Horse Costume"

© FNCA 1934



Before That

"Lawn Tennis at the FNCA"

© FNCA 2014

The original plans for the Assembly (which have hung in the Dole Wing for decades) included grass tennis courts on the back field. Here's a foursome playing sometime in the late 1920s or very early 1930s, most likely in 1930. You may not be be able to tell from the picture at this size, but Route 302 going by just beyond the rows of small pine trees beyond the tennis court is a dirt road!

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