Our Own Maple Syrup

tree with a pail to catch its sap

In keeping with the "eat local" movement, campers this summer will be able to top their pancakes with maple syrup made from trees right on the island! The camp has long bought its syrup from Richard Covey, father-in-law of Andrea, our former cook. He recently upgraded to a vacuum extraction system for his sap, so Andrea was able to borrow his old gear to bring up to the island.

We are able to pull off the final boil with methane extracted from outhouses around the island, so the whole process is not only carbon neutral, but counts as an offset credit enough to balance the committee's winter meeting in St. Thomas.

For more information, or if you would like to help collect the sap, click here.