11 thoughts on “Thank You

  1. We just finished our first trip to Hog Island, and it won’t be our last! I expected to see birds and beautiful scenery and wasn’t disappointed, but the passion of the people, from Steve and his wonderful staff down to every volunteer we met, was amazing, inspiring, wonderful. Thanks for letting us be a part of this family.

    Bill and Trina

    • Bill and Trina, You were a joy and welcome addition to the camp. Thank you for your kind thoughts and sharing them. We look forward to seeing you again on Hog Island – either as campers or volunteers!

  2. Hi Juanita!

    I just wanted to leave you a quick note. My kids and I miss the family wildlife camp on Hog Island so much! I’m hoping to take my youngest, who will be 12, to the 2018 camp with his friend. Unfortunately for summer of 2017, his friend already has plans. We think of you all often, and wish you all well! Love, the Baron Family … Tina, Juliana, Michael and Nicholas (past and present students of Craig Newberger).

    • Hello Tina, Thank you for your kind thoughts about Hog Island. Our solar panels are soaking up as much sun as they can. When you come in 2018, you’ll be using solar generated power! I look forward to seeing you all again. In the meantime keep track of us by visiting the Facebook pages of FOHI and of Hog Island, then you can always take a peek at the island from the osprey cam at http://explore.org/live-cams/player/osprey-nest. See you in 2018. We’ll be here waiting for you!! Juanita

  3. My week at Hog Island was such an amazing experience, and the FOHI volunteers were indispensable, critical, hard-working, pleasant, helpful–and appreciated. Thank you all for the good job and important work you all do, and as volunteers, no less!

    • Dawn,

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed our Hog island stay. FOHI tries hard to be the best it can be in making your stay a joy to remember. As you learned, many of them were campers themselves. Hope to see you back on the island.

  4. I cannot say enough about Hog Island and its staff and volunteers. I am one of the “chatters” from the Osprey Cam and so appreciate everything done to keep the Osprey safe, from Eric to Dr. B and Dr Kress and all the wonderful volunteers. I hope someday to visit Hog Island and take one of the classes like Raptor Rapture. Thank you.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Sherry. We look forward to seeing you on the island as a camper or volunteer.

  5. Love watching you cams. They are so entertaining. I discovered them while recovering from Back surgery and am online every day to see what’s happening with not only the Ospreys but the other activities, birds, animals etc. Wonderful that it is on all year. I never get tired of the views of the waters, boats, etc.

    • Thank you, Anne Marie. The osprey cams operate through a generous gift from the Annenburg Foundation to the National Audubon Society. Friends of Hog Island financially supports the Hog Island Audubon Camp, home of Rachel and Steve, and also provides volunteers for each session; they are an integral part of the camp’s success. We enjoy sharing Rachel and Steve’s home. I hope you are well on the road to recovery now. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  6. I met my best birding buddy at Hog Island in 2016–she and I were the only Pennsylvanians. We had such a riotously great time, bringing happy hour to everyone on the island! Loved getting to know famous birders and amazing people, as well as the creatures of the sea and the air. Hope to get back one day, but Hog Island lives in my memory forever.

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