Join us this Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29) for FUUSN’s fun community-building retreat on Sandy Island in Lake Winnepesauke.
The registration period will begin the first week in May. This year we’ll offer 2 ways to register: on paper and online (watch for notices).
Fees: Adults (18 yrs +) $250; Children/teens (2-17 yrs.) $155. Under 2: free.
Watch for emails/notices from Sandy Island Activities Coordinator Emily Gelbert
Denise Bousquet, Sandy Island Coordinator
More Sandy Island info:
GPS address: Northwoods Camp Road, Tuftenboro, NH
What: FUUSN’s annual retreat to Sandy Island Camp (a YMCA family camp)
Where: Sandy Island, a small isle in Lake Winnepesauke (N.H.) containing only the camp
When: Memorial Day weekend (Sat. May 27- Mon. May 29)
Who: FUUSNites of all ages + their non-FUUSN family members & friends—singles, couples, families/significant others (no pets), usually about 130 campers
Why: Fun and relaxing weekend to build connections within FUUSN
How: Drive 2 ½ hrs. to a few miles beyond Wolfeboro NH, park your car, take 10 min. boat ride to island. Boats leave the mainland Sat. at 10:30a, 11:15a, 12:00p & 2:00p. Leave the island Monday at 9:30a, 10:30a, 1:30p, 2:30p.
Housing: Rustic cabins, walk to shared bathhouses (a few exceptions have in-house shared full bathrooms, one cabin has a stairless access. One or two motorized scooters may be available).
Food: Shared dining-hall meals (to suit many dietary needs) provided by Sandy staff. If you need to bring special food items, a few shelves of easily-accessible refrigerator space are available in the serving area. You can make special dietary requests (vegan, low-carb, gluten-free, etc.) on the registration form.
Activities: Sports, crafts, discussion groups, music, swimming, boating, fishing, yoga, art, nature walks, photography, happy hour, bonfire, talent show, dancing, lounging, etc. Watch for messages from our Activities Coordinator requesting activities & leaders.
What to bring: A flashlight for each member of the family–most bathrooms are in separate buildings & there is minimal outdoor lighting. Sandy Island provides linens, pillows, medium-weight blankets. Cabins are unheated and unlocked, so unless the weather is unseasonably warm, bring your own sleeping bags or comforters to supplement camp blankets.
Bring warm clothes, jackets, bath towels, beach towels, bathing suits, rain gear, extra shoes or mud boots (it can be quite muddy after wet weather). Sandy Island provides Pack ‘N’ Play cribs, island-hardy strollers, baseballs, bats, basketballs, Capture the Flag equipment, life jackets. Bring your own board games, tennis rackets, baseball mitts, camera, binoculars, musical instruments, fishing gear.