Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Greetings from Squam

(Thanks to Windtream's terrible service, this is the best I can give you for a picture. Guess a trip to Starbucks - 12 miles away - is in my future, if I'm going to post any Squam pictures. Just thought I'd show you what I'm dealing with here.)
 **I began this post while I was at Squam, but internet service was spotty, at best, and I decided to wait until I was home again to tell about my Squammie experience.  Alas, since returning home, I've had a very sad event happen and it's going to take me a few days to be able to write about it.  I hope you'll forgive the delay.  I promise you, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my time at Squam and I'm looking forward to going again next year.

Good morning from beautiful Squam Lake!  This is my free morning to do whatever I like and I've been sitting on the screened porch of my cabin knitting since early this morning.  The sun is finally shining today.  We've had clouds and showers the whole time I've been here, but it has done nothing to put a damper on the spirit of creativity that seems infused in this place.  I don't believe I have ever been in such a diverse group of women who are so open and sharing.  I'm not sure how many women are here this weekend, but from the noise in the dining hall I'd guess at least 100, most likely more! (turns out it was 200)

Squam Art Workshops are held at Rockywold-Deephaven camp, close to Holderness, New Hampshire.  It's a very old, historic family camp, in the New England tradition.  It was begun in the late 1800's and is one of the few still operating under the same philosophy as when it began.  There is nothing luxurious about this camp setting.  The cabins are wood, un-insulated and fairly rustic.  But, the beauty of the woods and lake, the comraderie of like-minded women and wonderful home cooked meals make up for any lack of posh facilities. I feel as though I'm suspended in time and can't help thinking about all the generations of families who've come here during New England summer

**I have so much, much more to tell you all.   (This is not meant to be a teaser post...I know how some people hate that.)  I'll be back in a day or so to give you the whole story.


  1. oh no, now you've got me on pins and needles!
    Love hearing bout Squam. Will stay tuned

  2. I thought about going to Squam but not knowing anyone, and being 62, didn't know if I'd fit in. When I read your post that said similar things, I realized there are many women out there like me, and I shouldn't be afraid to do things like this. You inspired me to be more adventurous! Hope your experience was everything you wanted it to be. Look forward to hearing more.