Monday, May 28, 2012

July 4, 1959

Flag raising on July 4, 1959. Camp Wawayanda's second July 4 at its new Frost Valley site. At left is Mike DeVita (VC of Forest), in the middle (on the drums) is Dave King (VC of Lenape), and at right (probably) is Tom Squires (VC of Totem).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Olympic team from Germany, early 80s

Jurgen Bobrowski was an ICCP counselor from Germany in the early 1980s. In 1980 he was the head coach of Germany during our Olympics. That year one of the other teams was the Soviet Union (Russia) - and that's because for a month of camp we had three Russian visitors. This was the summer of the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics (President Carter's way of protesting Soviet intervention in Afghanistan) and so we felt pretty special, working peacefully with these visiting Russian YMCA staffers. (Stuart Kaufer, the head of our dialysis unit in those years, spoke fluent Russian and was the head coach of the Soviet Union team!) Bobo (as we called Jurgen) wanted to make a gesture, Germany to Russian, and so he and his team-mates painted a "peace dove" inside a map of the USSR in the German banner. Probably you can't discern all this from this somewhat blurry picture, but there's the story.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Reflection Pond this morning at 7:30 am

As I passed by on a 2-mile run.

very soon to be home for our CITs

Leadership Lodge, replacing Pigeon Lodge (destroyed by Hurricane Irene), is nearly finished. It will be the permanent home of our CIT program. If you can help with this project, please consider it. We need to raise $130,000 more in order to pay for the construction:

thank you from the FV board of trustees