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The Campers have spoken!

The Campers have spoken!

You ask, we deliver... Every summer at the end of each session, we have the campers fill out an Input survey. We ask all kinds of things, like what was your favorite activity, best evening program,...

A History of Tennis

A History of Tennis

We are continuing to take some time this summer to take a look back at the history of Camp Foley. With 95 years of Camp under our belt, Camp has inevitably changed with the times. We are very proud...

Growing Grit in our Girls

Growing Grit in our Girls

It's hard to be a girl sometimes, let us help. I recently read this blog from "A Mighty Girl" on girl's confidence and started reflecting on being a girl in general. We women have to walk so many...

How to make Soda Bread!

How to make Soda Bread!

There is this one magical food everyone looks forward to when coming back to Foley every summer... Soda Bread! This magical bread is similar to a coffee cake but hard to describe unless you've...

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Kids go camping for a million reasons and counting -- what's not to love about the great outdoors, leaving the electronics behind for a while, and learning a ton of new things? However, it's easy to...

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The Campers have spoken!

The Campers have spoken!

You ask, we deliver... Every summer at the end of each session, we have the campers fill out an Input survey. We ask all kinds of things, like what was your favorite activity, best evening program,...

A History of Tennis

A History of Tennis

We are continuing to take some time this summer to take a look back at the history of Camp Foley. With 95 years of Camp under our belt, Camp has inevitably changed with the times. We are very proud...

Growing Grit in our Girls

Growing Grit in our Girls

It's hard to be a girl sometimes, let us help. I recently read this blog from "A Mighty Girl" on girl's confidence and started reflecting on being a girl in general. We women have to walk so many...

How to make Soda Bread!

How to make Soda Bread!

There is this one magical food everyone looks forward to when coming back to Foley every summer... Soda Bread! This magical bread is similar to a coffee cake but hard to describe unless you've...

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Happiness and Friendship: A Camp Story

Kids go camping for a million reasons and counting -- what's not to love about the great outdoors, leaving the electronics behind for a while, and learning a ton of new things? However, it's easy to...

5 Holiday Treats You Can Make as a Family

5 Holiday Treats You Can Make as a Family

The Holidays are just around the corner, and that means COOKIES! Ok... ok... it also means coming together as a family and giving gifts and celebrating your own traditions. But who doesn't love a...

Alpha Games 2022

Alpha Games 2022

The Battle of the Factions! The 2022 Alpha Games was an all-session affair this summer! Alpha Daily challenges became a part of camp life. Everyday a new challenge was introduced for one activity...

Camp Moves Me 2022 Wrap Up

Camp Moves Me 2022 Wrap Up

We have come to the end of November and that means an end to our fundraising campaign Camp Moves Me! This year we raised $13,805, which is crazy to even type out!!  We had over 120 people donate...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! We want to shine a spotlight on one our favorite traits, Gratitude! Gratitude gets a lot of attention around Thanksgiving, its in the name! But we also talk about Gratitude...

How Camp Foley got its Name…

How Camp Foley got its Name…

This week we are looking at the History of Camp Foley's name and how it has changed over the years...   Did you know that our beloved Camp Foley was not always called that? Camp has had a few...

A Halloween Spectacular!

A Halloween Spectacular!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate the major holidays at camp? Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day? Well, this year we found out. We lit up camp...

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

Camp Moves Me is about to BEGIN!

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! If you follow Camp Foley on social media (specifically Facebook or Instagram) then you have probably seen Foley Directors, Staff, and Campers participating in an...

A Captain’s Perspective

A Captain’s Perspective

One of the most unique things about my experiences working at Camp Foley is something I am only finally able to reflect on after completing my third year on staff. By putting multiple years into...

2, 3, 5, or 6 weeks?

2, 3, 5, or 6 weeks?

That's right, the 2 week session is back in 2023! Along with our extremely popular 3 week sessions and 2 very special 5 and 6 week options. But which session is the best choice for your family?... 2...

Camp is about Connection

Camp is about Connection

Why do you come back to Camp Foley?" We ask the questions and we get the same answer every year... "The people!" We pride ourselves here at Camp Foley with having over 30 different activities for...

Hummingbird Parents and Summer Camp

Hummingbird Parents and Summer Camp

I recently stumbled across a very interesting article . The title: "Hummingbird Parents". In the article,  provides seven ways a parent can let their child have independent play - outside - and...

TORT TIME!

TORT TIME!

If you have been a camper in the last 5 years, you know exactly what "Tort Time" is! For those wondering, this is a reference to activity available during Morning Fun and Free Swim, the two free...

Being an International Counselor at Foley

Being an International Counselor at Foley

We have another blog written written by a staff member! From the words of Maria Perez, on her perspective as an international counselor working this summer... My name is María Pérez, I’m from...

Why did Debbie decide to work at Foley?

Why did Debbie decide to work at Foley?

Check out this blog written by Debbie Vazquez, one of our international staff. Read about why she chose to work at Camp Foley...   Why did I decide to work at Camp Foley? My answer is simple,...

A Program Recap!

A Program Recap!

I can't believe camp is over! We all had so much fun with our special days and evening programs this summer, so many Foley firsts and fantastic memories were made! Come along for a recap on all the...

Throwback to the 4th of July!

Throwback to the 4th of July!

July 4th was on Tuesday This Holiday is a favorite here at Camp Foley, and we have celebrated it with our campers for many years. Our session line up so that we don't have camp on the 4th of July...

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