Happy Birthday to the following campers who have celebrated recent birthdays!
|Pietro||Poss di Verbania||22||13|
|Fer||de la Puente||12||16|
Rick Littlefield is back on the move! Find out when he’ll be in your town.
|November 11||Sunday||New York City Bowling Reunion|
|November 11-13||Monday-Tuesday||New York City/Greenwich|
|December 1-4||Saturday-Tuesday||Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale|
|December 2||Sunday||Miami Bowling Reunion|
|December 7-9||Friday-Sunday||New York City/Greenwich|
|January 12||Saturday||NYC Camper’s Council Reunion|
|January 13||Sunday||NYC Ice Skating Reunion|
|January 16||Monday-Wednesday||Delhi, India|
|January 17||Thursday||Agra, India|
|January 18-20||Friday-Sunday||Ahmedebad, India|
|January 28||Monday||Los Angeles|
|February 17||Sunday||Bogota Reunion|
|February 18-19||Monday-Tuesday||Rio de Janeiro|
|February 20-23||Wednesday-Saturday||Sao Paulo|
|February 23||Saturday||Sao Paulo Reunion|
|March 9||Saturday||London Bowling Reunion|
|March 15||Friday||Gstaad/Gstaad Reunion|
|March 21||Thursday||Milan Reunion|
|March 24||Sunday||Madrid Reunion|
|March 29||Friday||New York City/Greenwich|
Topping the list of memorable moments of RH 2018 has to be the morning roundup marriage proposal by Jon Pelz to Hayley Sperring. The camp erupted as it became clear what Jon was up to. Congratulations to Jon & Hayley. I will also remember the inspiring singing performances of Alva and Arthur Fink, Carlos “Santana” Morales’ behind the head guitar riffs, the voices of Mitch Hunt, Tabitha Ley-Smith and Hayley Morgan, Leland Fraser’s legendary hair flip at the dances, 200 campers completing the 8.2 miles Around the Lake Challenge, 32 campers completing the grueling 13 hour Bagaduce River Canoe Challenge, more than 125 completing the Across the Lake Swim, 10 campers completing the Biathlon Across the Lake Swim and Around the Lake Run. Etched in my mind are the presence of World Champion Brazilian Wakesurfer Anne Prochaska, Champion Nghia Tran, Harvard Squash Coach Hameed Ahmed, World Champion Wakeboarder Dean Lavelle, Tennis Pro Arpan Trivedi, Soccer Coach Bruce Groshong, the inspiring energy of Archery champion Paulina Vazquez, and the photography and videography talents Dani Valle and Harvey Woods. My apologies to the other 450 people not mentioned.
Now on to 2019! Almost 200 campers are already enrolled. Come join them!
We do our best to improve Robin Hood each and every year and the following enhancements are being made in direct response to requests from campers on the Camper Questionnaire. Power to the campers!
You asked and we listened – your camper questionnaires revealed many requests for a larger program. This Fall we will be kicking off a talent search for more Circus counselors to accommodate the program’s popularity.
Trainer Calvin Patterson is eager to not only run two Intensive Training Academies in 2019, but to also re–locate the Fitness closer to the Squash & Fencing Pavillion. Exact dates and details to come.
The Outpost used to be the absolute favorite camper cabin to live in and we are close to receiving a formal permit from our town to help enhance the Outpost experience. We are planning to install a bathroom inside the Outpost and install a separate septic field after 20 plus years of trying to get approval. The Outpost will also have their own ping-pong table, foosball table, and a more direct path to the lake leading to the Wakeboard dock to enjoy swimming at night off the dock.
By popular demand we will be dropping one roundup per day from our 2019 daily schedule. Where possible, we will try to drop a second roundup – except special circumstances like the Friday dance.
We have purchased a second 13’ Boston Whaler Dauntless sailing chase boat, named “Sputter” to help sailing teaching. We will also will be adding a new fleet of sail boats at the suggestion of Monaco Sailing Champion Anthony Minder. We also be purchasing two RS Quest lake sailing boats. They are at terrific training boat that also has a spinnaker. Sailing was extremely popular at camp last summer– did you know campers earned a total of over 200 stripes in Sailing?
We hope to see you at one of the growing number of reunions around the world!
|New York City Bowling and
Ping Pong Reunion
Lucky Strike Manhattan
|Miami Bowling & Sushi
|New York City Camper’s
|Details to come!|
|New York City Skating Party||Sunday,
|Bogota Bowling Reunion||Saturday,
La Bolera Unicentro
|Sao Paulo Bowling Reunion||Saturday,
|Details to come!|
|London Bowling Reunion||Saturday,
All Stary Lanes-Bayswater
|Gstaad Bowling Reunion||Friday,
|Details to come!|
|Details to come!|
|Madrid Bowling Reunion||Sunday,
|Details to come!|
The closeness of the Green/ Scarlet teams scores were so close that it required multiple recounts to determine the winner. Greens won Nottingham Fair Day and this proved to be the difference maker. Congratulations to Greens Captains Faaris Zuberi and Majo Colmenarez and Lieutenants Emel Zuberi, Anis Basini, Ava Kilmurray, Andreas Elstrom, Leyla Ziemba and Winslow Van Vacas.
Congratulations also to Scarlets Captains Ben Steiner and Rita Grinfeder, as well as Lieutenants Alejandro Alvarez, Fifi Steiner, Jeronimo Marsili, Adriana Pastor, Dante Marsili, and Hannah Berry. -Rick Littlefield
We are thrilled to announce that in mid-January we purchased Robin Hood’s abutting property on the ocean, the historic Oakland House Inn, restaurant and seaside cottages. The Oakland House is literally walking distance from Robin Hood, and by far the most convenient option for camp families looking for lodging when they are bringing children to and from camp.
Due to the limited number of cottages available weekends are expected to fill up quickly and families with interest are urged to act quickly. Reservations are made directly through the Oakland House website: www.OaklandHouse.com. You may contact our general manager Heather Wren directly at: email@example.com. She can help you determine the appropriate cottage for your needs. There is a two night minimum requirement to stay in one of our one and two bedroom cottages on the ocean and we encourage longer stays for parents and families to enjoy and discover the charm of our part of Maine.
The Oakland House will operate as a resort with activities for families, including watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, as well as horseback riding, guided hikes and powerboat excursions out to the islands of Penobscot Bay. While Robin Hood families will enjoy many of the same activities as campers, the Oakland House will be a separate entity and reservations and excursions must be booked separately. For years parents have asked us: “Why don’t you have a camp for adults too?” Here’s your chance!
The land has been a working property within the extended Littlefield family for seven generations and was a part of a colonial grant by King George III in 1763. At its peak The Oakland House welcomed vacationers from the around the world, hosted weddings and reunions and was known for its country breakfasts and creative dinners. We plan to restore the inn, re-open the restaurant and welcome families to book long and short-term stays in the oceanside cottages as early as this summer. More information will follow soon.
–Rick and Robin Littlefield
Director Rick Littlefield will be on the road to South America and Europe very soon to meet new and current campers and their families. First stops: Colombia and Brazil!
A personal meeting is a required part of enrollment and a wonderful way to learn more about Robin Hood. To schedule an appointment please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current campers: if you have a friend or family member considering camp this summer, just Email us with their contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!
2018 Travel Schedule
Fri.-Sun., Jan. 26-28 Bogota
Mon.-Tues., Jan. 29-30 Rio de Janeiro
Wed.-Fri., Jan. 31-Feb.-2 Sao Paulo
Thurs.-Sat., March 1-3 London
Sat., March 3, 2pm London Bowling Party
Sun, March 4 London OR Amsterdam
Mon., March 5 Amsterdam
Tues.-Thurs., March 6-8 Paris
Fri.-Sun., March 9-11 Gstaad
Wed.-Thurs., March 14-15 Berlin
Fri., March 16 Munich
Sat., March 17 Vienna
Sun., March 18 Hamburg
Mon.-Tues., March 19-20 Geneva
Wed.-Thurs., March 21-22 Milan
Fri.-Sat., March 23-24 Monaco
Sun.-Mon., March 25-26 Madrid
It has been an eventful year at Robin Hood Camp! This summer we introduced hydrofoil and badminton, saw more campers than ever enroll in our sports academies, launched a new wakesurfing boat and debuted a boys shower house on the hill.
Let’s take a look back at more memories from last summer, by the numbers:
7 years old — the age of youngest camper
18 Junior Counselors – graduated from the program
21 pizzas – consumed at bowling party reunions
23 balls – destroyed by Handsome
26 adventurous campers – tried the Hydrofoil
49 families — visited by Rick Littlefield during travels outside the U.S.
76 seafaring campers – sailed on our ocean cruise
1,252 followers – reached on Instagram
1,350 Nottingham News newsletters – mailed to families
1,588 RH green T-shirts – ordered from the Outfitters
2,201 camper emails – sent by parents during camp
3,319 stripes – earned by campers
5,026 followers – reached on Facebook
21,000 views – of the summer’s music video
100,000 smiles – from happy campers
Normally our “what’s new for next summer” article is strictly an inventory of new toys for campers to anticipate. This year we are also excited about some special events days we know you will enjoy:
Backwards Day (Week 2): Start the day with the Goodnight Song, followed by campfire, dinner, swim/shower, activity periods, rest hour, lunch, interests, morning roundup and lastly, breakfast. Wear your uniform backwards, walk around camp backwards!
The Robin Hood Renaissance Fair (Week 3): Tournaments in jousting, sword fighting, log rolling, archery, Muay Thai, swimming, running and fishing contests, a royal banquet where we eat only with hands, court jesters, jugglers, gymnasts, dancers, singers, artists, best costume awards, chess tournament, medieval table tennis tournament (contestants make their own paddles). All this followed by a themed dance.
The New Toys:
For the coming summer we will purchase another waterski boat and build a new waterski dock, add more stand up paddle boards, build a designated fishing dock, expand and re-pave our basketball court, improve our four-square courts, add a new fire pit for s’mores on campfire beach and purchase new golf clubs, more canoes and ocean kayaks.
Improvements to camp property:
We created a new beach and picnic area by the lake between campfire benches and Davis Lodge and landscaped the waterfront.
Oceanside trips program is expanding to include:
Sailing day trips and picnics to Pond Island using our Hobie Cats, Lasers and 420s (weeks 2 and 7, weather-dependent).
An Ocean Kayak & Canoe Day picnic trip to Pond Island (once during the first 3 weeks and once during last 3 weeks).
Ocean Canoe & Kayak Expedition to Bucks Harbor, including lunch.
Ocean swimming in Eggemoggin Reach off the ocean dock beach.
One night ocean cruise campout to Warren Island.
Stand up paddle boarding in the ocean.