The weather was near perfect, the food sensational, the swimming exciting, the river rafting challenging, the evening campfires cozy, and all of the other activities just great. The fourteen St. John's residents that attended had many positive comments about their four day experience at Pompanuck Farm in Cambridge, New York from July 12th through the 15th.

Brother Tom Trager, the Home's Executive Director, Ms. Margaret Geissman, the Home's Human Resources Director, and volunteers; Jane and Wally Rodier and Richard Gomez complemented the Pompanuck's Directors, Scott and Lisa Carrino, rounding out a staff with experience and enthusiasm.

The boys slept in tents that they themselves erected and participated in not only the recreational activities but also shared in the daily maintenance and clean up chores that keep the campgrounds in tip-top shape.

The Directors of Pompanuck Farm; Scott and Lisa Carrino, successfully blend a very exciting and enjoyable recreational program with an effective educational component. There are many things a group of young men from the city can learn in the countryside, and they are eager and curious about doing so.

As is always the case, the boys were not happy about having to head home at the end of the four day outing. They asked if they could stay longer and are hoping they get a chance to be participants on the next trip.

St. John's is grateful to the Wilmington Trust Company of Wilmington, Delaware for underwriting the camping program.

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