Fall Update 2020!

by Lori Lerman Rotman on September 17, 2020

Greetings Caribou Family,

We miss you all! We are sending out tons of love and hugs and great vibes for good health and a sweet start to the school year to the entire Caribou Community. With the cooler weather coming in, it’s beginning to feel like Fall, and personally, it’s my second favorite season (summer is first, of course!) so I cannot complain. After what was a very different summer, we were ready to move forward, but as always, sad to leave Maine. We’re now (mostly) settled back in MA, kids back at “school” (remote for now with the chance of going hybrid) and the rest of the family still at camp for the time being. We hope that school has started off as smoothly as possible for you too!

We wanted to share a couple of the projects that we worked on this summer with you. The first one is a unique project, a custom built lean-to for on-site camp outs. It was donated and dedicated by Barry Gudelsky “Barry GU”, one of our beloved alumni, in honor of our friend, another great Caribou alum who was taken too soon, George Kaplan. George was a camper, a counselor, a husband, a father, and a friend. As our accountant and business advisor, George was a trusted and loyal confidant, and a mentor for me. We will be formally dedicating the lean-to with a plaque in memory of George and we look forward to sharing this beautiful structure with our Caribou family.

The next project was another custom in-house build, we completely re-built the bridge to campfire! The whole family pitched in to complete this project, but Bradwyn (our amazing year-round live-in assistant director of maintenance) deserves a HUGE shout out. This project was his baby and he worked really hard to get it right.  Additional thanks to Caribou’s own Lockman Family for their help with the new bridge.  We are already excited for our first campfire of the 2021 summer!

The following project is on-going, but we thought you’d like to see some photos of the Wood Lot Project progress. The guys have been working all summer in the Pine Forest at the end of our camp road to trim, cut, and twitch out the dead trees and limbs. A Maine Forrester came in to consult on the project and they have made significant progress in improving the overall health of the forest and woodlands.

And finally, we are proud to announce the completion of all new bathrooms on the junior bunk-line.

Fantasy Football: If you have not heard the news, Caribou Sunday Funday is back! Congrats to Judah G on winning our Week 1 contest.  Anyone can join at any point in the season: campers, parents, alumni, etc. Make your weekly NFL predictions and enter to win the Sunday Funday T-Shirt each week. Just click on this link to join the fun: Caribou Sunday Funday Group ID# 28576 and PW is caribou2020

Also, Bobby is still in Maine giving great zoom tours of camp, if you know anyone who might be interested in Caribou feel free to Refer a Friend.

Happy (almost) Fall and we’ll talk to you again soon!
Warmest Regards,

Lori & the whole family