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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
"Trip to Alaska w/ Debbie... (6 pix)  2020     8/5
"Ian & Lisa's Homestead..." (5 pix)  2020     8/5
"Emily and Heidi's Tour... (4 pix)     2020     8/5
"Two Sisters and a..." (4 pix)          2020     8/5
"Jockey Cap w/ Dawn..." (4 pix)      2020     8/5
"Cousins at Lost River"                   1991     7/5
"Jackson Falls"                               2019     7/4
"Brickett Falls"                               2016     7/4

 

 2020
2010  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019
 2003  2008 
1990  1991  1996 
 1987
 1971  1973
 1950
 1948  1949
 1928

 

2020

Here's some highlights from vFNCA 2020's Outing Day Adventures, going east to west:

"Jockey Cap Hike with Dawn and Owen"

© Dawn Crowe 2020
© Dawn Crowe 2020
© Dawn Crowe 2020
© Dawn Crowe 2020

 

"Two Sisters and a Little Dog,
with Jesse and Randall.
Vermont, New England"

© Randall & Jesse White 2020
© Randall & Jesse White 2020
© Randall & Jesse White 2020
© Randall & Jesse White 2020

 

"Emily and Heidi's Tour of The Hollow
(where they live)
Petersberg NY"

© Emily Woofenden 2020
© Emily Woofenden 2020
© Emily Woofenden 2020
© Emily Woofenden 2020
 

"Homestead Tour with Ian & Lisa
Guemes Island WA"

© Ian Woofenden 2020
© Ian Woofenden 2020
© Ian Woofenden 2020
© Lisa Grace 2020
© Ian Woofenden 2020

 

"Trip to Alaska with Debbie & Richard Cook"

© Richard Cook 2019
© Richard Cook 2019
© Richard Cook 2019
© Richard Cook 2019
© Richard Cook 2019
© Richard Cook 2019

 

2019

"Littles at the Flume"

© Debbie Little 2019

In August each year, Nancy Little's brother Pete comes back from Michigan to his cabin in Vermont for a few weeks. And as usual, for Outing Day one week, Nancy & Trevor met up with most of the rest of the Little clan in Franconia Notch State park.

 

"Jackson Falls"

© Trevor 2019
 

2018

"Flames at Cathedral Ledge"

© FNCA 2018

 

"Little Trip to Echo Lake"

© Trevor 2018

2017

"Gard Perry Overlooking Evans Notch"

© Torgny Vigerstad 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.
 

2016
"Brickett Falls"

© Trevor 2016
 

2015
"Weeks State Park"

© Nancy F. Little 2015
The firetower

 
© Nancy F. Little 2015

the view from the firetower

 

"At the Currie's Cottage in Denmark"

© Alison Moore 2015

Denmark Maine that is, where Rev. Susannah Currie and her husband Deane Currie have a summer cottage.

 

2014
"The Ledges on the Boulder Loop Trail"

© FNCA 2014

Tom Barrett, Tim Lowe, Jesse White

 

"Echo Lake State Park"

© Nancy F. Little 2014

 

"Outing Day Canoe on the Saco"

 

© Nancy F. Little 2014

 

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.

 

2003

"Higgins Beach"

© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003

 

"The Flames at Emerald Pool"

© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003
© Jesse White 2003

Emerald Pool is a very popular destination for the Flames, both on Outing Day and as an afternoon day trip. It's only 30 minutes from camp in Chatham NH.

 

1996

"Jamming at Lower Falls"

© Beki Greenwood 1996

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

 

1991

"Cousins at Lost River"

© FNCA 1991

Ross Woofenden, Sarah Dole, and Trevor at Lost River on Outing Day.

 

1990

"Playing Cards at Echo Lake"

© FNCA 1990

Trish Brewer and Alice Vigerstad at Echo Lake State Park.

 

1987

"Adrienne Frank & Doris Shaw at
(probably) Lower Falls"

© FNCA 1987

 

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 Sullivan, Wendy Ashbridge, Mark Clark (in back), Trevor, Julie Rankin

 

1950
"Flames About to Climb a Mountain"

© Jim Perry 1950

 

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.

 

1948
"The Skimobile at Cranmore Mountain"

© FNCA 1948

Thatk's Janet Buck cresting the mountain.
 



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 ever! Notice the covered bridge in the upper left hand corner. This photo is from The New-Church League Journal.

 

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