News from Pilgrim Lodge - May 2019
Chair Yoga sends 17 campers to PL on Full Scholarships
Chair Yoga on steroids is how Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell, Pastor of the Acton Congregational Church, describes the yoga class run by every Thursday morning by church member Susan Chadbourne. It’s a free class with a suggested donation of just $5 to the church’s camp scholarship fund. The proceeds from the class raised enough over the past year to send 17 campers to PL and 1 to Horton Center on full scholarships!

Susan, a certified yoga instructor, agrees it’s not your average chair yoga. The one hour class includes tricep work, ab exercises, and backbends! “It’s intense!” Susan admits. “But they love it!”

‘They’ refers to the church and community members in Acton and surrounding towns who come to class religiously every week. The class was started by the Acton Women’s Fellowship as a community outreach program. The class averages 20 people per week in the winter, and when the town doubles in size in the summer, so does the class with an average of 40 attendees per week. More than half of the regulars are not members of the church, and some drive over an hour to attend. The class is that good!

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Help Wanted
Looking for Male Counselors

In search of some male counselors to complete our summer choir! We guarantee fun, loons, campers, ice cream, and a refueled spirit and soul by week's end. That's a promise! Email us at for more information. We've got a spot on the boardwalk just for you.
These camps start in the next few weeks!
A weekend of spiritual relaxation as well as rejuvenation with plenty of free time for yourself or to spend with friends.

An invigorating few days in the lake learning everything you need to know to become a Red Cross certified Lifeguard

Good food, good conversation, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, jigsaw puzzles, communing with nature; sitting in rocking chairs on the wide porch and enjoying spectacular sunsets, listening to the laughter of the loons, and just plain FUN!!!

Great preparation for taking a leadership role at camp! You will learn new skills and understand the role of counselor and spend a lovely weekend at PL!

Join with other grandparents and the grandkids they are parenting for a weekend of learning, sharing, and fun.
Jump Start Workday = Success!
We owe a huge thanks to the 30 fabulous PL volunteers who came out to Jump Start Work Days this past weekend. These hard workers did a lot of work including, but not limited to:
  • setting up the Nurse's Cabin
  • raking around the farmhouse
  • cutting down all of the small and medium-sized trees that were touching the farmhouse roof
  • splitting 3/4 of the wood that was across the camp road and spreading all the wood chips into four different locations
  • cleaning out all of the flowerbeds around the Lodge and
  • washing and drying all the cabin curtains for that spring fresh feeling!
On behalf of all of this summer's campers, THANK YOU!
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Pilgrim Lodge
103 Pilgrim Lodge Lane
West Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 724-3200

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