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Be Nice. We Mean It.

By Stacy Pollack | November 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Be Nice. We Mean It.

At drop-off this past summer, you may have seen our leadership team wearing a yellow Bauercrest t-shirt with a lot of words on the back. Despite the commotion of move-in…

Words of Wisdom from the Wicked Witch of Westwood

By Stacy Pollack | October 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Words of Wisdom from the Wicked Witch of Westwood

This year, for the first time since my kids were born, I am going to lose Halloween. Not lose it as in it won’t happen. Of course it will happen.…

Hakuna Matata??? I Wish!

By Stacy Pollack | September 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Hakuna Matata??? I Wish!

I’m going to let you in on a little-known fact: I don’t transition well. I was at a preschool parent-teacher conference the first time I heard that phrase. The teacher…

What’s So Good About Good-Bye?

By Stacy Pollack | June 25, 2019 | Comments Off on What’s So Good About Good-Bye?

A few weeks ago, I stood on the front lawn at my son’s school for their Memorial Day celebration, listening to the principal play guitar and lead the students in…

What Happens On the Hillside… Is Pretty Awesome.

By Stacy Pollack | May 2, 2019 | Comments Off on What Happens On the Hillside… Is Pretty Awesome.

One Sunday a few weeks ago, I looked out my bedroom window to a perfect sunny day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I threw on a pair of…

Walking In A Winter Smotherland

By Stacy Pollack | December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Walking In A Winter Smotherland

It’s a funny thing, being Jewish in December. Chanukah came early this year. Not Thanksgivikah early, but early enough that it still caught me off-guard. Whenever there’s more than a…

Camp Mom Craziness

By Stacy Pollack | August 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Camp Mom Craziness

Every time I get into my car, I get a notification on my phone telling me exactly how many minutes it will take me to get to Amesbury.  I don’t…


By Stacy Pollack | July 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Re-Entry

This photo was taken by one of our staff members, Dylan Shrier.  He is 20.  He is a Sophomore counselor, the head of our Arts and Crafts program, and an…

Prospective Campers on the Hillside at Training Camp 2016

By Stacy Pollack | July 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Prospective Campers on the Hillside at Training Camp 2016

This past Sunday we hosted our annual Baurecrest Training Camp, which brought 24 prospective campers to the Hillside.  It was just awesome to watch these boys taking it all in. …

Reflections on Mini Camp

By Stacy Pollack | July 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Reflections on Mini Camp

Whenever Joanna and I are going over the camp calendar and we get to the last week— and then the last day— of camp, her eyes well up and she…

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Stacy Pollack

Stacy writes our popular Dear Camp Mom blog and works year-round to ensure that Bauercrest creates memorable experiences for parents and campers alike. She also creates photo montages inspired by songs most of our campers have never heard before but make the parents very nostalgic.

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