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Rob Mahardy

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    Camp Kingsley
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    camping, hiking, soccer, baseball
  1. Huge CK Work Day Thank You!

    I just wanted to give a huge thank you to all those came out this past Saturday for the fall work day at Camp Kingsley. We really got a lot accomplished, such as, moving and repairing platforms, setting up campsites, clearing half of the ridge trail, spreading hay, moving industrial appliances, painting and more. Amazing Day! It was great to meet everyone, Rob M
  2. Kingsley Scout Camp Director

    Hello all. I just wanted to introduce myself, reach out and welcome the group to Camp Kingsley. I am Rob Mahardy and currently in my second stint as Camp Director at CK. I worked here from 1989-2000 in several roles then recently came back in the summer of '16. I was excited to hear recently that you were going to rent out the camp as your new home. I seem to remember way back that there was a SCA type group that came in annually. We also do themes for our summer resident scouts; one of my favorites was always knights which coincidentally I was already bringing back as the theme next summer. I think our facilities, campsites, woods, lake and stream will offer themselves up to you for some creative fun. I wanted to also offer my support to the GMs for things like encounter location ideas, resources of the camp, etc. There are trails both trodden and not so, clearings, outpost sites, and a couple old foundations.There are plenty of types of trees, plants and small wildlife (and of course insects.) and we're adjacent to lots of state land. Also the stars and end of summer meteor shower can sometimes be amazing with so little light pollution. As a couple of OOG notes: the cell service is sketchy for Verizon, a bit better for AT&T. There is a small market/gas station about 5-10 min north on Rt. 26 in West Leyden (usually they have decent subs). Please feel free to contact me at romahard@scouting.org for camp stuff or ramahardy@netzero.com for anything else. Again I wish you good gaming. And who knows, if my schedule allows, I'd love to maybe help out as an NPC some weekend in the future. I've never LARPed but did plenty of table-top RPG stuff "back-in-the-day", some of it in the very buildings you'll be using. Rob M