A Note from the Webmaster

2019 Webmaster's Report
WANTED: Old (& New) Camp Photos
WANTED: Current Cabin and Room Photos

2020 Webmaster's Report


Our website, fryeburg.org, continues to grow. Since my last report, there are:

  • 6 new pages (“Reflections” 2019, FNCA Centennial Celebration!, “Lalla’s Garden” Quilt Raffle, Past Webmasters, Past Parliamentarians, vFNCA 2020 Daily Schedule)
  • 159 new photos
  • Extensive reformatting and text additions/ deletions/changes on various pages due to running vFNCA 2020.

I’m grateful to head proofreader Dave Keating for his excellent work on those new pages.

I’m now looking for a details-oriented person who’s willing to continually check my work at least once a week. This person is NOT a proofreader. The job entails simply going to my website work log on the site, clicking each link there, and 1) check to see if it actually goes to where it’s supposed to, and 2) see if I actually did what I said I did there. This is not a glamorous job, in fact, it’s kind of boring and repetitious, but for the right person it could be both a big help to both me and the FNCA website as well as a continually easy, feel good job.

I’m also grateful to our web host, Jason Woofenden, not only for hosting our huge site pro bono, but also for instantly and expertly fixing any problems that may arise.

As the chart below shows, the usage of the camp website dropped again this year by roughly 13-16%. I suspect this is, again, due to our increased use of Facebook. In past years, many campers were regularly checking the website’s Photo Pages and History Pages to see what’s new there, but with our Facebook posts more than doubling this past year with LOTS of photos, historical tidbits, themed series, etc, many campers who used to go to the website frequently are find their “Fryeburg Fix” on Facebook now.
camp year
ending:              2019       2020      difference      %        
unique visitors  12,428   10,860       [-1,568]     -12.6%
# of visits         28,407   23,958       [-4,449]     -15.7%

Respectfully submitted,
FNCA Webmaster
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WANTED: Old (& New) Camp Photos

I'm still looking for camp photos from other sources (meaning YOU!), especially older photos from the 1960s and earlier. If you have old FNCA photos that you'd be willing to have included on this site, I would love to see them. You can get them to me in several ways:
1. Bring them to camp.
2. Scan them and email them to me at the email address at the bottom of the page.
3. Put them on Facebook. You can either put them on your page and let me know, or else join the FNCA Facebook page or the FNCA Members & Friends Facebook page and post them there. Be sure to tell me they're there!

4. Put them on one of the many photo sharing sites (Flickr, Shutterfly, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and send me a link/login/whatever-it-is-I'll-need to access them.
5. Mail them to: P.O. Box 463, Haydenville MA 01039. If you select this option, I promise to take excellent care of your photos and if you'd like them returned, I'll pack them carefully and either mail them back to you after scanning them or else bring them to camp this summer if you're planning to attend.

Any information about them you might have about them would be very much appreciated, including: the year the photo was taken; who took the picture; names of people, places, and relevant things; and so on. As much info as possible, basically. On the other hand, if you don't know (or don't have the time), I'd be very happy just to get the pictures.

There are some very specific photo images I'd like to add to specific pages on the website:
        * = fairly current photos only

  1. All-camp group photos for years we don't have on the All-Camp Group Photos page 
Photos of all the various camp committees
  3. Opening Weekend Program
  4. Handwork & Crafts done at camp

  5. Morning chapel*
  6. Just Senior Flames*
  7. A picture of someone with their sponsor*
  8. Salad bar*
  9. Sales Table*
10. People on the beach (Saco, not ocean)
11. Multi-generational photos of all kinds

12. Photos of the following cabin donors to go on the appropriate pages:
  A. Mary A. Bellows
  B. Helen C. Claxton
  C. Mrs. Jeanette C. Chalmers and her daughter Elizabeth  "Bette" Chalmers
  D. Frances Twitchell
  E. Ron & Dorothy Davies and  their son Laird


WANTED: Current Cabin and Room Photos:

Your friendly webmaster is also looking for current photos of the following:
14. Bray Cabin - full interiors
15. Bunkhouse - full interiors
16. Chalmers - more better exteriors & interiors

17. Claxton Cabin - full interiors
18. Faxon Cabin -  full interiors
19. Girls Dorm - full interiors
20. Goddard Cabin - full interiors
21. Taft Cabin - full interiors
22. Perry Wing - full interiors, new sign photo
23. Dining Hall - Upstairs rooms, full interiors: Room 2, Room 4, Room 6/8, Room 7, Room 9, Cook's Quarters
24. Frank Hall - full workout at Frank Fitness!
with a wide variety of different people

If you have any of the above or any just plain delightful photos of camp you'll let us use, please get them to me via one of the methods listed above along with the name of the photographer and the year the picture was taken (if known) for copyright purposes.

If you have any additions, deletions, corrections, updates, suggestions, etc. of absolutely any sort for this website, please send them along to me at the address below.

Thanks everyone for making the FNCA so wonderful!

Your friendly FNCA Webmaster,

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