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Sorry I missed the reunion. Just too much going on. Downsizing at age 70 is not easy! Anyway I came across three LP records. I think they came from my cousin Michael "Harrisburg" Coleman. One has a yellow label that just has Kamp Kewanee printed on it and "Bob Stephens" written in script. The... (more)
Hello to everyone. What a great reunion, reconnecting with so many fellow kampers. Thanks to the organizers and speakers for the many amusing stories from our past. And Happy New Year to all. Please stay healthy so we can all see each other at the next reunion.
While the marionetteer in my video is not me (could be Gordy), Lew cast me as Dorothy and that sparked my career in entertainment (35 years). He also mentored my teaching (29 years so far).Thanks,Lew and Kamp Kewanee!
Thanks to all who made yesterday's reunion such a success. Special Thanks to Steve Klein for constant efforts. Fun seeing everyone!
I just caught up with the KK Knocker. So sad to hear of Pete Freidman’s passing. My condolences, Steve. Also, the video of Doc Klein’s memorial was a great tribute to him.
Sorry that I won’t be able to make the reunion - will be in Shanghai.
THE NEWS ABOUT THE PASSING OF PETE FRIEDMAN IS TRULY SAD. HE WAS A GOOD GUY AND I WILL MISS HIS PRESENCE AT THE REUNION.
Just watched the one minute video sent by Jerry Adler. What a joy. See you all at the reunion.
I've received sad news from Steve Friedman '55 that his brother, Pete "the Bull" Friedman, passed away on June 30 in Chicago. Pete was a kamper, and then a kounselor, from 1952-1961, and was a two-time Honor Plaque winner. He attended every reunion. Our condolences to the Friedman family.
August 29, 2019 09:44:41 (EDT)
Jerry Adler sent in this 1-minute video. Thanks, Jerry.
July 29, 2019 20:14:28 (EDT)
I am the daughter of (the late) Jerry Lowengard, dedicated Kewanee Kamper in the '40s and sister of Henry and Ben, more notorious than dedicated in the '70s, I believe. As I am sorting through family papers I have come across a number of things relating to Kamp Kewanee. Is there an archive... (more)
Thanks, Tiger. We played the 1962 recording of "When the Moon Shines" at Dad's memorial. Click to watch a memorial video made by his Temple U. students.
Good memories, Chuck. I am surprised that no one on the video was heard to shout "MINE" Dave
Regal Butterfly story (7 minutes) brings lots of memories...https://youtu.be/rTZaXcc-OPM
Just now hearing about Doc Klein's passing & send genuine kondolences to WIFL. (Have been gone [France] for a spell & have tried to stay as unconnected as possible.) Hope we will take time to hoist a glass in his memory at reunion--he was quite a guy.
Joe Greenstein '49 sent us this picture of the P.J. Kazoo Band.
July 21, 2019 11:15:05 (EDT)
Jessie, You can download a copy of the 2011 Kamp Kewanee Directory here. It is 105 pages long, so it takes a minute or two to load. According to our records, your dad was a kamper from 1928-1933, and a kounselor from 1934-1939. In the 1929 Final... (more)
July 21, 2019 10:41:14 (EDT)
Does the Roll-call still exist? I am researching relatives, many of whom went to Kamp. I’m Charlie “Chink” Affelder’s daughter. My brother was Dave Affelder, who also was a kamper at Keeanee. I used to visit Kamp in the 50s and early 60s.
I was in that mess hall! I can also never forget it was both my dad's and Doc Fleishman's birthday. That had been parents' weekend and Doc mentioned it to my folks as they were driving away on Saturday evening.
Fifty years ago tomorrow Kamp Kewanee Kampers gathered in the night to watch the moon landing on a grainy black and white tv. It was hard to see, but we knew what we were watching was history. This is a story I've recalled and remembered many times to family and friends. Where were you?
The Tank was pulled up onto the "underground RR tracks" by Fritz Rudat's tractor. Pre-Doc Fleischman tank rebuild in early 60s, it was buoyed by 50-gallon steel drums. Doc used large styrofoam blocks. In late spring, Fritz did minor cleaning and repairing/painting before set up counselors arrived.
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