Thursday, February 13, 2014

Frost Valley patches - years 1 and 2

Dawn Helfand Huebner was going through her Frost Valley memorabilia and found - among many other things - these wonderful relic patches. For years each camper received a "W" patch, where "W" of course referred to Wawayanda. But in the early 1970s, when we began to refer to our place as "Frost Valley" and not just "Wawayanda," it made a little less sense to give (for instance) the girls in "Camp Henry Hird" a "W" patch. So we devised the "FV" patch. I can't remember how many years we gave them to campers at the end of their sessions each summer, but I do know that when we discontinued these patches we did not go back to the "W"s. It was decades before Dan Weir and Kam Kobeissi brought them back. So, again, consider these patches rare items.