Mowglis alumnus and photographer Chris Whiton (’84) has been capturing the breathtaking beauty of the White Mountains for many years—first on film, then with digital. His love of photography stemmed from his long involvement with oil painting.
In 1975, Colonel John Hill, a member of the Mowglis Board, initiated a "Trustees Work Weekend" to help Mr. Hart prepare for the opening of Camp. The weekend was enormously successful and, without exception, has since been held every year on the first weekend in June.
On May 1, 1925, the 39-year-old Alcott F. Elwell submitted to the Harvard Graduate School of Education a doctoral thesis titled “The Summer Camp—A New Factor in Education.” He had served as a Counselor at Mowglis on and off since 1905, a year prior to enrolling at Harvard as a part of the undergraduate class of 1910.
When I first came to Mowglis and realized the full extent of what I was being asked to do by starting the fencing program, I must admit I was nervous. I was not an experienced outdoorsman, and fencing is an indoor sport.
Despite the current swell of 90-degree weather here in New York’s Hudson Valley, there are creepings of fall peeking in at the edges of everything. Due to the heat, people have been sticking to the shade or heading to the water to keep cool.
Our Alumni Magazine, the Call recaps the 2015 summer and illustrates how, after being influenced by Kipling’s Jungle Book Stories, Camp Mowglis was founded to give boys the time and space for them to reconnect with nature and to learn what it means to be ethical, well-rounded members of a community.
Mowglis is filled with vibrant people, traditions, and learning opportunities: We invite you to tune in and participate. If you have personal experiences, stories, memories, or thoughts, we want to hear them. I look forward to bringing you deeper into the Mowglis community and sharing the widespread passion for this special place!