Thank you to our Sloan Critchfield Volunteers!

Our Sloan Critchfield Memorial Boat Maintenance Weekend was a tremendous success. Pine Island’s fleet of beautiful wooden boats is ready for the opening of the 2023 camp season thanks to the terrific work of a great group of volunteers. But, it’s not just about the boats. It’s about honoring the memory of our friend, Sloan Critchfield, a Pine Island camper and counselor and lover of boats and the water who died in 2004 when he was just twenty years old. Everyone who knew Sloan still misses him and it is fitting that an annual gathering at Pine Island to care for our fleet of beautiful wooden boats is in his memory. 

Special thanks to our leader, Cody Smith, and to everyone who participated, including Bryan Carey, Lizzy Durkin, Byron and Justin Gaspard, Henry Geyer, Owen and Ian Gilbert, Doug Handy, Kat Highley, AJ Powers, Chris Ward, Adam and Heath Wenchel and Erin Heath, and staff members Natalie Burr, Sumner Ford, and Miles Frank. 

If you have not attended a Sloan Critchfield Memorial Boat Maintenance Weekend, come on up next September! It is well worth the trip.