As the weather turns colder and the calendar inches (races?) towards 2022, we wanted to take a moment to look back on some of the photographic highlights of the 2021 summer. These photos, along with many more, have been compiled into the Pemi 2021 picture book. You can
access the book here.
2021 saw a number of Pemi traditions relocate to new, outdoor homes. The lawn in front of the Nature Lodge proved to be a perfect spot for Sunday Meeting, including Kenny’s opening talk about Pemi’s history seen here.
Bean Soup moved from the Senior Lodge to the Mess Hall steps, and the laughs travelled along to the new location as well.
The first half of the summer saw an unusual amount of rain, but that never stopped Pemi’s boys from getting out on the fields and having a great time competing!
The 2021 4th of July fireworks display was one for the ages, thanks in large part to Reed Harrigan’s expertise.
A couple weeks into the summer, Mess Hall singing returned and regained its place as a driving force behind Pemi’s spirit and community. Boys and staff are seen here singing The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze.
And speaking of flying through the air…a Pemi Kid impersonation remains a classic high jump move. As always, boys took full advantage of opportunities to enjoy free swim and any time spent in Lower Baker Pond.
Boys of all ages made it up into the mountains in 2021, including Junior 2, who enjoyed a great hike up Stinson Mountain.
The Three Wise Men – Augie Tanzosh, Jon Ciglar, and Jay Williams – became a Campfire sensation in 2021 by providing answers to audience questions.
Thanks to the efforts of the Junior Camp, 2021 saw the introduction of a new phenomenon: The Rattlin’ Bog. The energy in the Mess Hall during this song has, perhaps, only ever been exceeded by the excitement of victory on Tecumseh Day.
While 2021 saw many changes, the thrill of a Games Day win was as timeless as ever.
The Final Banquet included a special tribute to Danny Kerr who retired this summer after years of dedicated and passionate service to Pemi. We all joined in thanking Danny and wishing him good luck, long life, and joy.
As we close out 2021, we’re grateful for all that members of the Pemi family have done and said to make others better, and we can’t wait until a group of the nations’ best returns to the shores of Lower Baker in 2022!