Overlook Welcomes Rotary International Exchange Students

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On the weekend of September 7th, students from around the world converged at 4-H Camp Overlook for Rotary International’s annual orientation retreat.  Combining more than seven languages and ten countries, the group consisted of highschool juniors and seniors and adult leaders, called Rotarians, almost all of whom were just meeting for the first time.  Every fall, Rotary districts in the United States and Canada combine to host a welcoming event in which students who have just returned from an abroad study can meet with youth from across the globe that are coming to stay in their home country.  The veterans help the “inbounds” acclimate to life in North America as well as establish relationships that will be helpful throughout the coming year.

Many of the incoming exchange students found fall in the Adirondacks…. Less than welcoming.  Nonetheless, the group spent much of their time on 4-H Camp’s sprawling ropes course, participating in both low and high elements including the infamous zip line.  The day’s planned activities and programs as well as the relaxing evenings around Overlook’s enormous fireplace brought the group together quickly, making it hard for everyone to say goodbye on the last day.
If you and your crew seek an exciting way to spend a day, a week, or just a weekend in a beautiful Adirondack setting, look no further than Mountain View, NY.  Providing outdoor education, teambuilding programs, and an assortment of individualized classes, 4-H Camp Overlook is the perfect place to learn and grow without going over budget.  Or, for those who seek an affordable facility to hold a wedding, reunion, or large group meeting, Overlook is also available for rent.   With full use of all buildings (including our commercial kitchen), onsite equipment, and access to two lakes, you’ll never be short on space or fun.

For more information on how to rent Camp Overlook, participate in a program, or the summer camp, visit 4hcampoverlook.org or contact Program Director Nate Campbell at nwc27@cornell.edu.

For more information about Rotary International in the North Country and across the globe, visit http://ye.rotary7040.com  or contact Kathy Duley at kcompedge@aol.com

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