Saturday, July 22, 2017
As it happens, I'm easily able to think of Joy White every day while I'm at camp. You see, on my way to and from the main area of camp I pass by the old grey-blue house where the Whites lived. We used to call it "the White House." More recently, it's called "the Group Home" (where a number of staff live together). Chuck and White and their kids lived there for years. Joy was often inducing Chuck to help her beat back the flower-eating deer and other critters. They struggled to make gardens. One day Joy went across the road, directly across from the house, and around the mailbox there planted some flowers and some ground cover. The flowers didn't easily take but the ground cover did, and I have clear memories of the vine-like leaves flourishing in that little attempt to make a regular home out of that tiny square of Catskill roadside.
Well, the ground cover is still there, some thirty-five or forty years since Joy planted it. And it has spread all along that spot. It survived plows and truck tires and the moving of the mailboxes and goodness knows what else trampled along that little stretch. But Joy White made a home there and the signs of it persist and flourish. Love live Joy White! O, honey heart, we remember you!
posted by Al Filreis at 7/22/2017 12:22:00 PM
What a glorious sunny day in the Valley. Check out the photos here:
posted by Al Filreis at 7/22/2017 08:27:00 AM
Here's a fun story of brothers contesting each other in a game of Geronimo:
posted by Al Filreis at 7/22/2017 08:25:00 AM
Click here for a story about how Adventure Village climbed Doubletop the other day:
posted by Al Filreis at 7/22/2017 08:18:00 AM
Monday, July 17, 2017
Dave Neu was a camper and counselor in the 1980s. His daughter Mali has been a camper for six years and is now spending a month in Windsong. Now his twin sons have joined the Frost Valley family; they were campers in Outpost during the first session. Here they all are in the dining hall, with Dave's old camp director, during first session check-out.
posted by Al Filreis at 7/17/2017 07:22:00 AM
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Top: Eileen Barnes Hahn (long-time camper and counselor who was later the director of Camp Wawayanda) with her family at check-in for session 2. Her daughter Mary is going to be a camper here this session. Bottom: several trustees came to help out at check-in, including Bill Baker, Josh Tucker (whose two kids are back in camp), Kate Lewis (ditto), with Jerry Huncosky. Dave Bieler, whose daughter Joss is in camp, was also around but missed posing with us.
posted by Al Filreis at 7/16/2017 04:51:00 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Click here to see the photos:
posted by Al Filreis at 7/15/2017 07:06:00 AM