Shohola Karma and the Washington Capitals


Last Friday¬†evening ¬†I (Jamie Hess father to Nate and Rachel Hess and Shohola alum)¬†went to the Washington Capitals game — 2nd game of the playoff series with the New York Islanders. Caps lost game 1 (I wasn’t at that game) and they really needed to win this game. I went to the game with my cousin Adam Shayne (father of campers Justin and Sophie Shayne)

After the first period, the Caps were losing 1 – 0 and playing poorly.

They played a little better in the 2nd period — tightening the score to 2-1 and then 3-2.

So, you may be asking, why is he telling me this story . . ?

About a quarter of the way through the 3rd period, I got a little cold

— and pulled a long sleeve shirt out of my bag — a gray shirt with SHOHOLA in green across the front — and put it on.

At that point, the game turned around — the Caps not only tied it up, but went ahead 4-3. they also dominated play — outshooting the Islanders like 31 – 16 — actually that stat is shots on Net, they actually took 82 shots to NYI’s 35.

they won the game 4 -3 and tied up the series 1 – 1.

A coincidence Or Camp Shohola Karma? You decide, but my view is that the shirt was the difference.

Go Caps and Go Shohola.

Whether you aced the test, scored a dance with a Netimus gal, or your team makes the winning goal Shohola clothing is in fact magical.  Shoop, shoop, shoop!!!

Thanks Jamie for sharing this story. 



One solution to a chilly day


Summer has taken a fall-ish turn in the Greeley, Pa., this week, with days only in the low 70s and nights dropping into the 40s. Nowhere on camp is that change more strikingly felt than on the waterfront.

But we’re a hardy bunch and make the best of a cold¬†situation. That, of course, means a roaring fire and a bag of marshmallows. I think we’ll make it through.


Fishing on the Delaware


Camp Shohola’s trips program journeyed out on a fishing trip to¬†the Delaware River today. Fishing is one of the most popular activities at camp, and this was the first of at least two fishing trips in these final weeks of camp.

Fishermen out today caught smallmouth bass, rock bass, chub and sunfish and had time for a little cliff-jumping as well.

Trevor and a bass

Trevor and a bass

Pablo casts his line.

Pablo casts his line.

Alvin reels one in.

Alvin reels one in.

Morgan preps for a cliff jump.

Morgan preps for a cliff jump.

Meet the counselor



Matt Bishop

Name: Matt Bishop

Age: 22

Hometown: Pelynt, Cornwall, UK

Time at Shohola: 7 weeks

Teaches: Mainly sailing. Also: swimming, kayaking, water polo and canoeing. Sometimes windsurfing.

Favorite thing about Shohola: ‚ÄúMy favorite thing about Camp Shohola is that it has given me the opportunity to engage in what I love every day, which is engaging my childhood. I get to act like a kid. It’s not only advised, it’s advantageous.‚ÄĚ

Baseball team is on a tear


Congratulations to Camp Shohola’s 13-and-under baseball team on its two recent victories.

On July 23, the team beat Pine Forest 7-1.

The next day, Anton Sachs of Cabin 12 pitched a two-hitter complete game and struck out 10 Lake Owego players as the team rolled toward a 7-0 win.

Cabin 15’s Ben Schatz had two hits in that game, and¬†Cabin 5’s Will Pitonyak caught the entire game behind the plate, contributing to Shohola’s¬†win.


Saying goodbye is hard


The first session of camp closed on Saturday, and dozens of campers said their goodbyes for the summer. It’s never easy to leave a place with so many friends and so much happiness, but we hope everyone is already thinking about coming back next summer.

Here are a few snaps from Capture the Flag on Friday and goodbyes on Saturday.

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