PokeyTotem - Elizabeth Boyd
Susky - Rebecca Schneider
Forest - Julian Kramer
Lakota - Kat Schneider
Outpost - Nick Lomauro
Sacky - Amanda Kister
Hemlock - Mike Taylor
Tacoma - Emily Mclaughlin
Lenape - Jackson Patterson
Windsong - Alex Jungkvist
Pac - Willie Vitagliano
Sunburst - Maddie Geftic
Mini Mac - Meaghan Flynn
Mac Girls - Shaylyn Decker
Mac Boys - Nikki Pond
STEP - Rachel Boziwick
Advill - Anna Bilton
CIT Coordinators - Anna Boziwick, Shaina Bohn, Mitch Berning, Mike Granato
Friday, December 25, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Rick Kaskel — Frost Valley's long-time medical director of our dialysis unit — has been given the Founders' Award this year by the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Congrats to Rick from all his many Frost Valley colleagues and friends.
Here is a link to ASPH's bio of Rick: LINK.
posted by Al Filreis at 12/18/2015 08:19:00 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Maureen Eisele (long-time dialysis unit coordinator), the late Eva Gottscho, and Maya Doyle (long-tome social work coordinator at Montefiore who helped with the kids and their families). This was the day the Guenther Family Wellness Center and the Gottscho Dialysis Center was dedicated.
posted by Al Filreis at 12/03/2015 09:19:00 PM
Monday, November 30, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
July 1981. FV's program director invites any and all of the international counselors to come with him to the upstate New York farm where he lives during the nonsummer months as a college student. The destination is Lebanon, New York, some 7 miles uphill from Hamilton. There's a 90-acre farm there. The Program Director and 10 internationals, arriving in a camp van, set out sleeping bags and tents in a field. There's a huge barbecue hosted by Ray Sobel, the generous Long Island social studies teacher who owns the farm, rents to the program director, and loves meeting venturesome young people. During the afternoon after their arrival, the FV crew help Ray by stacking newly cut wood. Among the people here are Martin Graf (bicycle specialist from Switzerland [fooling around at center]) and Tom Franzkowiak (German ICCP from Dusseldorf who was the VC of Forest that summer [at right]).
posted by Al Filreis at 11/16/2015 07:26:00 AM
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Last night I attended a non-Frost Valley gathering and got to spend a little time with Janet Miller, now Janet Miller Stier, who was a long-time Frost Valley'er and eventually was a (great) VC of Pokey in the 1990s. Here is she with her husband Byron Stier and their son Drew, who is currently a sophomore in high school.
posted by Al Filreis at 9/27/2015 12:25:00 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2015
|Duff with the Hartleys.|
|Internationals and friends at Cold Spring Lodge.|
|"Girls' Dining Hall" during the end-of-staff-training banquet. Seated at left: the late John Farnan with Phyllis Gherardi. At right, next to George Lordi: Irene from England. Al Filreis in back in green shirt, next to Joy White.|
|Hirdstock 1984(?): Duff, Cometa, Horton.|
posted by Al Filreis at 9/13/2015 10:56:00 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Seated at left (side view) is Bill Abbott. At right (back of head) is British international counselor, Heidi Wilson.
posted by Al Filreis at 9/11/2015 08:57:00 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2015
During the Labor Day weekend reunion at Frost Valley, we asked anyone who had ever been a VC to come up to the front for a group photo. These snapshots (taken by various people) give you a sense of the result. I heard several people say: "It was the hardest job I ever had."
posted by Al Filreis at 9/10/2015 07:08:00 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
|Henry Turer, Jon's son. He wanted to learn the chords to "Old Wawayanda" and that night he played the song with me at closing campfire.|
posted by Al Filreis at 9/09/2015 09:46:00 PM
Monday, September 7, 2015
Top row: Vicki Secora, Deborah Schoeneman, Cara Coffina, Marta Esquilin, Georgia Chown, Meghan Conley. Bottom row: Kristin LiVolsi, Jill Clark, Katie Kelly, Jessie Bleichman. This was Tacoma Village in 1995, Katie Kelly's first summer as Tacoma VC. They lived (as you can see from the photo) in cabins 41-45.
posted by Al Filreis at 9/07/2015 07:02:00 PM
|At "opening" campfire, a group of us gathered to sing "Old Wawayanda." I've sung this song with each of this guitarists separately across the decades but never all together. What an honor.|
|A closer view of the "Old Wawayanda" performers.|
|Dave King talks at Morning Reflection.|
|Peggy Hope and Bill Clarke.|
|At one point during a meal we called up everyone who had ever led an Adventure Trip or been involved with Sequoia. This photo (taken by John Ferris) doesn't nearly capture all the people who were standing there. Adventure! That's what it's all about!|
posted by Al Filreis at 9/07/2015 05:58:00 PM