for boys

TH TOTE 1984

THf TfM 1984

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac For Boys Lenox, MA 01240


Joe Kruger • Jim O'Neill • Danny Metzger 190 Linden Avenue

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

(201 ) 429-8522

Volume 48, Number 1


July 9, 1984

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by Andrew Pitman Algonquin 41

In 1941, they came in trains; on the radio, they heard war news and Benny Goodman.

Today,we o::m= in airoonditioned buses, hear about nuclear dis~ ament, and listen to Def lepard.

Since 1941, many things have changed, including this canp. On the other hand,. .many things haven't.

carrpers still leave hare and family for. nruch of the surrrrer to beo::::me part of a new family, or even , for sone I see last summer's family for the second or third or even fifth tln:e.

It's another year at Mah-Kee-Nac--number 56. We' 11 divide into tr.ibes the same as they did in '41, even "29, and do many of the sene things they did, and a lot of t.hings they couln ' t have done, and hopefully, the thing that connects each year is an abundance of happy tines ..


We, the 'Ibtem staff have decided to dedicate this year's TOtem to Joe Kruger. Not just for the special interest he shows in the canp paper, but for the care and devotion he has given to the entire camp for 55 years. Clearly, none of this would bepossible without him.

We all know what kind of man Joe is. He doesn It just rerrember so many narres and faces, he cares about; them. He couldn't have run this place for so long if he dian't. Each boy is an individual, with a unique. personality I and Joe I s assistance upon treating everyone as such is what has made this a special place.

We look around us and

see many things to do in a variety of facilities.. What we don t t see is heM mich r,r.,urk it must have taken to put

it all together. This carrp itself is a tribute to Joe's determination and devotion

to a goal. Certainly success is not rcea.sured the sane by everyone, but few of us

would look. at Mah-Kee-Nac

at its long and continuing tradition of excellence

and not consider him a successful man. The smile

on Joe's face is proof of that. SO is the smile on other faces. This is a

good place to be. It runs with machine-like efficiency, but it doesn I t look like a machine. There are no hard edges here and no one

is known by a number. 'Ib be able to keep it all rroving

srroothly with such is an immpressive feat.

This carrp will """"-,'., grow and flourish. It be able to because it on a strong foundatrion, was built with the utrrost care.












A strange. thmg happened here at camp Mah-Kee-Nac this simrer , Maybe Sate

of you have noticed? Speaking for the four other female counselors, we are all very pleased to be part of the Mah-Kee-Nac staff

this yeez, We hope to bec:x:m:ie friends with all of you, so please feel free to stop

and say "Hi 1 "

Hope to maet you all


Natalie Aschenbach Tri.!3ha IvL'Gmty Mary Donnelly Terri Smith

Cher McKee

Cher, Natalie, Mary, Terri, Trisha


and Comfort-With a Smile

Barbara Horrigan Wilcox has .teen worxing here four years. This year she is the Head Nurse at the newly renarred Health Center. In 1979, Barbara mat Ralph, and they ~re married June 21, 1981. They live on IDng Island. During the winter, Barbara

is a registered nurse in Massachusetts

and New York.

This is Eileen Lynam's first year at Mah-Kee-Nac. She cones fI:aIl lOng Island. During the winter, she isa travelling nurse. If a hospital needs nurses, they call the ca:rrpany for which Eileen works and zequest.s help. Eileen I then

goes to the hospital to work. In the past

works and zequescs help. Eileen then goes b? the hospital to work. In the past year, E~leen has worked in Orlando, Florida and Pueblo, COlorado.


by Jeff Epstein Algonquin 44


'lhis year the Health Center has been f janrned with various cuts, bruises and illnesses, keeping the nurses very busy. ~lief is in sight, though. A new' nurse is Q'l the way from Florida .•

Jim & Danny> A New Era for Mah-KeeMike Dale New

Program Head

by Michael Leibert p..~:;!onguin 41

'I'he rrost outstanding feature in Mike Dale's "closet" is the new

IBM a::mputer. Perhaps it's because it's the only thing sitting down.

Mike lives in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, where he is assistant to the President of Tallulah Falls School, a boarding school.

Mike has been with MahKee-Nac for twelve years. For the last three years, he was LoWer senior head counselor. Before that, he was a water-skiing instructor and a group leader of Navahos and Cheyennes.

The corrputer has not relieved Mike of all

his duties, since he must also plan socials, trips and other events.

by Andrew Pit:m:m Algonquin 41

Jim 0 I Neill is cc-dtrectcr this year, for the first tine.

Since 1964, when. he began as a swim instructor, Jim has been Waterfront Director, Lower Senior Head Cbunselor and Program Director.

As far as he is concerned, ,"Kids learn rrore at carrp

than at school, because kids leam to live wi thaach other at carrp."

In the near future, he hopes to add a pool and rrove the Braves' bunks or add

a Lower Senior lodge, either of which would go above the Lower Senior tennis courts.

by Danny Grossman Cherokee 39

There I S a new man . ....uu . .u".ll the carrp this year. You've probably seen him walking around campus. His name

is Danny M=tzger. Danny's favorite sports are termis, basketball and baseball.

He was a camper here in

1962 • Responding to the question, "Hem does it

feel to .be in charge?"

Danny replied, lilt is €X-

ci ting, but scary. '!here'

a lot of responsibility.

We have to handle all the problems at carrp, 24 hours

a day. It's rewarding

when things go well. n


by Andrew Pitman Algonquin 41

by Jeff Jaoobson Algonquin 43

For seven years, Ralph Wilcox has been a part of Mah-Kee-Nac. Starting as a, soccer counselor, he has roved from group leader to Junior Head Counselor to where he is now.

DUring the winter, Ralph is. an assistant professor of sports psychology at Hoffstra University.

As head counselor, Ralph believes, tI'Ibe carrpers should develop their own programs. II In order to accorrp1ish this, Ralph hopes

to de.ve1op a. carcper council. Sane of the acti vi ties planned for the ripper Seniors are a social July 4th, and trips to Toronto, MJntreal and Boston, with other exci ting acti vi ties planned fer later

this simrar ,

Mark Tor:oroff, a famer Mah-Kee-Nac carrper and counselor', is nCM serving his first year as Head counse1ro of lower Senior canp.

Mark was a carrper here for several years and returned as a oounse1or. He then became head of the nature program, and eventually Cheyenne group leader. This year, Jim O'Neill offered Mark the Heed COunselor job.

Mark brought with him saTe excellent ideas for EMming activity and special acti vi ties, and sarething else--a beard. Mark has always had a beard, but is usually asked to shave it off befere canp. This year Jim saw Mark with a .beard and thought it looked so. good that he was able to

keep it.

IDtIer Seniors can look fez:ward to a sumner filled with superb activities and programs, and according to Mark Toperoff, nan all-around great sumner. II

by Michael Ebright & Josh Wolfman Cherokee 38

Ai ter three sumners r '!'odd Jennings has worked his way up to the Head Counselor of Junior camp. The first three sumrezs , 'Ibdd had been a softball and baseball instructor in Junior Camp.

Todd is 21 years old and lives in camillus,

New York, a suburb of Syracuse. Six weeks ago, Todd graduated from Clarkson University, where he majored in rrechanical engineering. When he gets hane, he will look fer an engineering or technical sales job.

Todd was not planning to COlre back to Mah-Kee-Nac this year.. Jim changed Todd IS miIrl .by of£ering

him a y;o,rthwhile job--HeadCounseler :ef Junior

What To Do?


Tennis ~

The tennis staff will have the rrost; rren returning to their programs.

The main man is Joel Balogun, the amazing Nigerian who played at Wimbel ton three tines. Joel is now playing at M:;):rcyhurst College at Erie, Pennsylvania.

The other main man will be Stan "The Man" Ball of Olympic "Chocolate Thunder" farre. Stan is a graduate of Mississippi Southem. Uni versity. Also back is another roach, Ian IIFrostie" Perry, who is now a certified Natio.nal Tennis Registry Professional.

Jeff Baily returns with his amzaing top-spin as a graduate of West Liberty State. Jeff will be in

charge of re-stringing rackets this year.

And last but not least of the returns is Mark Stanton from England, back after a years absence.

Wi th these great rren, and the new rren we have this year, Head Coach Arnold Bradshaw will be able to supply excellent instructionand irrplerr:ent the new A. T .P. program.

Also, Dan ~lzger hopes

to repeat as the nost; improved member of the counselor

tennis ladder. The arna.zing "~tz" is already scouting

the new rren for easy marks.

Al:nold BradS~h" Head COach 0


What To Do?

Make it Music!

Well guys it I S good to be back at canp again I

I rrust say I was unsure whether or not I ~u1d return, but Ilm here! This year I will be directing the !.ower Senior and Upper Senior . and overseeing the Junior musical. lim sure we will have a lot of fun together doing these shows, and I I m looking forward to all of you trying out. There's room for everybody I SO, ~rush up on those vocal chords and start getting an the rrood for several evenings of Broadway miaical,s starring the kids from Mah-Kee-Nac.

Harold Odom Head Drru:ra Director

Work in the Woodshop

by Ari Kempler & Evan Demast Iroquois 9

A. new face will be seen this year in the woodshop as John Kradlak (alias Marty) teaches the carrpers how to make projects.

Marty had 4 years of woodshop instruction in high school and so far, he enjoys the woodshop here at Mah-Kee-Nac. He likes the kids, and hopefully he I 11 be able to begin SOIre great projects soon.

The one question that everyone wants answered is "Why does he always kick that little bag around? II Well, aco:>rding to Marty, it is a FOPular sport in Cleveland, Ohio and he has always wanted to perfect his skills.

So, if you I re interested in leaming al:out \'iOOdshop, or if you. need Marty's help, stop over and see him.

Escape with

Come to the waterfront ... and Swim with Jim

Mike Andre\vs is this year I s videotaping counselor. Ilbis is his first sumner here. The main events this year that Mike wants to capture on video tape are the Junior, I..ower Senior and Upper senior banquets and one video tape on the oounselors, hopefully shcMing the whole staff of "84". Mike isn't going to be doing nueb videotaping I

the carrpers are. Mike basically instructs in camera angles, rroverrents and other t.eclmicalities. Mike is a student at Eastern, Illinois Om versity. Right noo videotaping is wai. ting for a new

adapter to OOIre in from Boston. The old one

seems to have teen misplaced in the nove from Massachusetts to New Jersey.

Play with Clay

'lhls sunrer is going to be exciting and fun in the pottery studio. Along with learning how to make bowls, mugs, cups and tea pots I we will also get

into clay Indian jewelry, African masks, whistles am many other unusual items. cane on down and

visit to see the COIl'plete list. We 111 also ex-

plore 00w the Indians baked potbery in fire pits,

IDf to handbuild, use the pottery wheels and just have a lot of fun making things with clay. All

ideas are welcone 1 If there is sonething special

)'OU 'tIOuld like to explore or learn about clay--

let's do it 1 See you there soon.

Cher z..tKee Ceramics

by Mike Leibert Algonquin 41

Jim Donoghue almost always is the last person to 1eave the waterfr6nt. That's because he is responsible for the problems and the positive results that occur. Jim's the new waterfront Director.

Jim heard of the position's open-

ing as a Red Cross instructor trainer, and having known of the camp's good reputation eagerly accepted the job.

Jim is from Colchester VI, where he is a high school history teacher. He ;s a graduate of

St. Michael's College and has graduate degrees from the University of Vermont

and John Hopkins University.

Jim is considering adding Politics to his growing list of achievements, for he is thinking of running for a Seat in the VI State

As s e mb ly .

join the totem now!


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Jeff Epstein
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scott; Hirsch
Dan Grossman
Michael Schouten
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John Picker
0 8eth Oliphant
Josh Wolfman
LL 'Ibtern Staff Michael Ebright
Peter Ebright
Michael Pearman
Andy Roth
Lawrenc..-e Herman
Evan Goetz
Josh Adler
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July 18,1984



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by Jeff Jacobson Algonquin 43

Belvoir Terrac~ Girls camp joined the Mah-Kee-Nac upper seniors for the best July 4th celebration since 1776.

The girls arrived at 5: 15 and were directed to the Up}?er Senior camp, where they were wel.comed by the rren and briefed on the planned activities.Cherokees and the 7th graders from Belvoir had "New Garces" on the Lower' soccer field,while the Algonquins, Senecas,and Braves ,along with the other girls from Belvoir,chose arrong tennis,volleyball, sailing, or canoeing ..

When this phase of the social ended.,l:::oth carrps gathered by the PIt Shop for a. cookout of hamburgers, potato chips and cupcakes.

Next,the group was spirited into the Jl.,IDior Lodge,where the Master of Cererronies, Harold Odorn,geared them up for an intercanp talent show. The program included a singing duet with Harold and Cher called "The Greatest Love of All,a rredly from the "Belvoir Bluegrass Band" ,and a chorus of Yankee I:Oodle Dandy put together by our Braves.The feature act of the evening was Mark Hudis,lIThe Magician from ~1ah-Kee-Nac",who performed some of his fazood feats of levitation and sleight-of-hand.

"I\Jow, II said Harold, II it I s time to party! liThe Cherokees and the girls remained in the lodge,and the Algonquins,Senecas,Braves,and the older girls roved. to the Game Room where a stereo set-up and a. projection TV were waiting to provide two hours of music and rock videos .M:lst of the mis.i.c was sui table only for fast-dancing ,but a few slow dances entered the program near the end of the eveninq.


cheyennes at belvoir

Also ,Jason Ressler and .Mike Bernstein gathered a crowd by off their irrpressive breakdancing talents .. Once they had started.,several other boys and a few girls joined thern,as well.

Then came the unwanted surprise.The girls left l!:i hours early,at 9:30.Ralph wilcox explained that the only reasoo. the girls had scheduled to stay until 11: 00

in the first place was so that they could see the Tanglewood fireworks.But,since the fireworks "had been cancelled,the girls decided to leave earlier than expected.

After everone else had left, though, the Braves and the older Belvoir girls retreated to the beach were they had a campfire waiting.

According to the USR! s , the night was great,and they look forward to July 12, when they have their next, with Belvoir Terrace.

By Peter Ebright Cheyenne 31

On Wednesday, July 4th, the Cheyermes had a social with Belvoir Terrace. We left a.t

4 :45. When we got there, we had a three-legged race. Then we had an orange pass I which didn't work out. After that, we had an orientation tour of the camp. Next, we ate dirmer. After that, we went to their outdoor theatre and watched

a few skits. Then, we had a scavenger hunt. After that,

we \<leIl.t back to the outdoor theatre and sang sorre songs. Over all, it would have been better at a skating rink.

(}III'I find cllre I.r 'f/ln, df/' IIll1el

by Jeff .Epstein Algonquin 44

As many (if not all) of you know, over half of the days we I ve been here have been "rainy days. II

At last, yesterday, Jim, Joe, Danny, and Ralph Wilcox got. together and decided to do sorrething with the upper seniors , So what do you do with 129 restless natives? What else, send them ro11erskating and to the rroviesl

So after rest hour, Ralph sent all of the Cherokees ro11erskating at Broyles Roller

Rink. While there they ate, ro11erskated, ate, talked, ate, listened to rrusic, and atel

'l"'hen after dinner I Ralph sent the Algonquins, Senecas, and Braves to the rrovies. They had their choice of seeing Indiana Jones and the Temple

of Doom, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Rhinestone, The Karate Kid, Top Secret, and Cc;nan the De s toyer • Many people saw Ghostbusters and one enthusiastic person let everyone

wai t 25 minutes until the _ end of Karate Kid after Mike Dale told us not to go in. All in all, it was a good day for the upper seniors.

New Staff Additions ...

by Jedd Fisch Apache 10

The nost, recent addition

to roth Mah-Kee-Nac I s fine termis program and the unprecedented group of woren conse.lozs is Mary Donnellon.Mary, like so many other oounselors this year, is from f.' hio-Cincinnati to be exact.

She is a senior at Xavier University in Cincinnati,and is majoring in Public Relations/Advertising .Her experiences in tennis include four years of wo.rk with the Cincinnati Recreation Cbmmission and coaching a National Junior Tennis League team. She also is a rrernber of the Old Indoor Tennis Club.

liThe kids are f\.U1, "says Mary, and if you get a chance to make it to the oourts during free play,try to stop by and meet Mary.

by Evan Goetz Cheyenne 34

A new nurse has joined the· Mah-Kee-Nac staff this year .Her narre is Karen Jones and she comes to us from CoIurnbus,Ohio.

She got involved in nursing during college, and she decided to come to canp because she enjoys working with kids.

Karen says that the Health Center gets as many as 100 kids a. day, v~hi("h doesn I t include the carrpers who 0000 over to take their rredicine.

Speaking of the Heal til Center,! asked her why they changed the name from the imfirrnary to the present name.She replied that it sounded nore positive.

Karen also gets involved in all the sports and,overall,she really en j 0Y9 the a1::rrosphere here at MKN.

Ben Hirsch opens the evening with his "Silent COInedyll routine.

Who is this bagged man?The Unknown Cornic made a guest appearance ..


Special Activities are,indeed,very speci~ to those campers in. Junior camp.AlI day long they await the call which tells thernthat it is time to assemble on the basketball court. On this past Friday evening it was a gong smw.

The objective of this particular activity was to devi se a crazy, hurro.rous (insane 1 ) act that would last. for a few minutes without being If the gong sounded, the act had to leave the stage. There were 4 judges,who,with help from audi.ence , decided when. the time was right for act to be gonged.

Not all acts were gonged, hovvever . sere of acts managed to last throughout the entire ~ formance hearing only applause.

The show began with Bunk 7. Ben Hirsh and Dodd Ivbhr performed their"Silent Comedy" act. They were able to oorrplete their entire act without being gonged.

The second group to perfonn was Bunk 1. They dressed as surna wrestlers-in their underwearand acted as if they were wrestling.They,too, not gonged.

Shortly after Bunk 1,Bunk 2 performed "Hugo the Elephant. "In this act, several of the carrpers dressed up in a gray blanket and did various stunts . They, also, pleased the audience.

Bunk 3 followed. with their"Brooks Brothers" act. It is too difficult to be described, so it won I t be !Anyhow 1 their act escaped the gong, as well.

Bunk 6 \'.On the honor of being the first to be gonged. TI1eir act. was titled"The Devil I s Dance.'jIt consisted of a few instrurrents and a couple of break-dancers. The crowd pleaded for the gong and the judges oorrplied by gonging act immediately off the stage.

The riextact was extremely good.Supplied clothes from Cher,Natalie,Mary,Barbara,Eileen, and Te.rry, they did the Mah-Kee-Nac Pageant.Each of the ca.npers acted as if he was one of the female counselors or nurses.They exaggerated of their characteristics-for exarrple, walk, high-pitched voice,dizziness,etc •.• The act received a great applause and was in contention the victory.




IlMah-Kee-Nac Pageant. II

Bunk 10 in action. rm,Alain,Jon,Ilan,Danny,Jedd,and Brett

The Winners 1

Bunk. 4 won with their act titled

Bunk 5 followed with their song ,which nobody could understand.The audience inrnediately screamed for The GONG and, after only one rninute,the act was expelled fram the stage.

Bunk 10 ended the evening with "Suicide Bridge."

It was probably the longest act,but the crowd liked it very much.So much,in fact, that they received second place.

Hho won ?We11 , wi thout a doubt, it was Bunk 4.

Their act was superb.It was well-planned and ve.ry creative.

Their prize was a wooden rrodel of the official gong,which was built by Marty in the woodshop.It was a great evening, filled with laughter and cheers.

The judges for the night's activities:

Dolly Parton, Soupy Sales, Kenm t the Frog, and the Flyswatter.

Broken Records

by Ken Bloom

Upper Seniors participated in the annual World ~CX)rds Night on June 30, and many new records were set.

In track and field, Mark Hudis set reoords in both the 100 and 50 yard dashes, achieving tines of n. 7 and 5.48 seconds respectively. Ben Bradshaw threw a softball 166.1 feet, and the frisbee throw record

was 110.7 feet, set by Stuart Golder.

Records were also set in exercise-type activities, Scott Ievy did an above average 61 pushups in a minute. Jason Ressler did 60 sit-ups and Mark Hudis did 14 chin-ups in the sane am:mnt of tine.

Several records were set on the basketball court. Jeff ~ltzer

made 37 lay-ups in a minute. The foul shot record was set by Peter Green, who 20 out of 25 shots.

Other records were; ping - pong volley, Matt. Demer

and David Evenchich, 804

hi ts, ball balancing, tie between Dave Boxenbaum,

Andy Cohen and Todd Brogen"

8 balls: Bench junps in

30 seconds, Dave Radin, 36.

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By David Weisenfeld Seneca 40

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the Team Tennis season opened. The six teams are Aranson' s Aces, ali's OVerheads,Weisenfelds Volleys, Kappie' s Crunches I De:cner's Dearrons and Crandall' s Killers. The Volleys defeated the Aces by the score of 37-30. They were led by Josh Sachs, who defeated ~1ark Aranson 8-3 at first singles. Kappie ' s Crunches defeated Oli's OVerheads 40-32. Nelson Eubanks led the Crunches with an. 8-5 victory over

I I Jeff M=ltzer. In the other

match Derner's Dearrons vamped past. Crandall's Killers. The rout was sparked by Captain Matt Demer, who beat Neil Alexander 8-2 at 2nd singles. The season consists of five matches, with all teams making the


Riflery! ~

Chris shemras

by Claude Meyer & Janes stamrer t-bhican 6

Mah-Kee-Nac has a. new senior riflery instructor year, His nane is Andy

Andy plans to have students shoot It as much as possible" so they can earn NAA (National Riflery

ation) ratings. "Safely

my main concern;" says Also, he plans to form a riflery team to conpete against other carrps , Andy is 23 years old, and. in Corrputer Science at International Up~versity.


by Andy Both Cherokees 46

On July 8,the fishing counselors,. Richard and M:i.chael,were making bets, i!!!!i!ii!i!!!!!!ii!i!!!!!!ii!i!!!!!!~~==~==~!!!II, saying that no one in our class could catch a fish. As you all know, we had a cold front,l'hich brings rain (as we had) .Michael had told us that the cold front would make the fish go to the J::ottorn.

We went out on the swimming dock because the fishing dock was halfway under-

, water, The counselors recommended that we use bread for bait.

So, we waited for about ten minutes and, suddenly, the first fish was caught! Then Richaed ran up and got a bucket.The only problem was that it was a bit

I too late.

We had already let ten go.

Ari Hait Shines at Winadu

Andy PiUran Algonquin 41

~iningtough defense ~ t.i.rrely hitting, the C

~ took a 9-3 victory at h""r'l" . lI.1 though the win

S a team effort, three ~yers stand out.

Ari Hait pitched a tv.u ~ter and scored three runs.

was supported by Jeff ~tzerl s excellent defense ~ Chris .Millers brilliant

~ to the plate,which ended ~ threat of a Winadu rally.

by Chris !-'f.iller Braves 12

Cdl!1p Mah-Kee-Nac held its first. fishing toumarrent of 1984 on July 5.No game fish were caught.,but sorre panfish,like Bluegills, (Richard I s fish), Pock Bass, and yellow perch

were .l-bst of the fish

were caught on small J ~gs I but serre were caught on spinners and worms. The were caught. in water 4-6 feet deep almost no weeds.

The fishipg was pretty good and the rain wai ted until after the tournarrent.

Therefore, the first MKN' tournament of the year was a. great success.

lUl of the living fish were re.Leased and,oh yeah, the winner was Chris Miller 1

~-Attention.A w~ Archers· 1

take a shot at archery

by Evan Goetz Cheyenne 34

The archery program at camp this year is very popular . Alan Rudolph is back for his 12th year as an archery counselor.

"The program this year should be very good I n says Alan. "We have new equiprrent that just carne in and I hope that everyone does well this year in the archery contests."

Speaking of contests and intercamps,there will be several toumarrents with other carrps.

"We have sorre great archers this year, "Alan concluded, naro we are goir.g to strive for excellence! "

Sports ...

a tough I

Tee Off With Golf

by Jeff Meltzer Seneca 40

by Seth Oliphant Seneca 40

On July 6,the Algoquin-Seneca A basketball team travelled to Kent necticut to take on the horre Uo",_~""""," squad in the 16th annual, Ken-Ivbnt

In the exciting garre which saw change hands many tirres , Ken-Ivbnt the Mah-Kee-Nac squad, 35-32.

Mah-Kee-Nac was led by Mark 15 points,and a great all-around effort by all the team members.

After the tough loss, coach '"'-1.'-'''",,", said, II I coudn I t have been prouder of 9" .ys, unless they scored a few rrore The fought hard and were perfect throughout the game. II

In previous years, courses such as tennis, soccer, and baseball have taken top priority

at Mah-Kee _Nac . However ,many campers this year .have turned the tables and taken golf. From word

of nouth.oerrpera have discovered this years new and exciting golf program. Unlike other years where golf was a perpetual bore, this year the golf program is a class which all campers look forward to.

Counselors Todd Vansickle and Jeremy Day teach students how to

hi t irons and woods and putts . Both Counselors have had previousexperienoe in teaching golf, and they play equally well.

Exceptional golfers are allowed to shoot nine holes at nearby CranWell Golf Course.

Both counselors feel that Mah-Kee-Nac could have the finest crop· in the Berkshires and they expect to be very successful this year.

Though camp has just started,

a large majority of the classes are filled to capacity,and by the end of surrrrer , perhaps golf t'1i11 be the dominant sport; at r.1ah-Kee-Nac.

lout of2

isn't bad

Final Score:MKN 9, Winadu 3

Ari Hait (P)

Harris Goldblat(3B) Mark Hudis (CF) Peter Waxman (SS) Jeff Harris (lB)

Jim Hausman (RF)

Dar: Gans (RF)

Dan .Axelrod (2B)

Peter Green (LF)

Chris Miller (LF)

John Harris (C)

Josh Wolfman (2B)

Bruce Willner (CF)


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Berkshire Culture

Nonnan Rockwell, paintings of Amhave captivated 1.1.'=VV"".L~' imaginations years,has found a audience in Upper campers.

On July 6, seven

's-Ken Bloan,John ,Mike Liebert, Gutman ,Mike

Jon Harris,and Hirsch-took a

to the Old Corner .. This house serves

a museum for the 'WOrks NonnanRockwell and is £cated in. stockbridge

Tfiis trip is only one :J. a series to be run in Berkshire CUlture Props:. ~ is headed by ~I ~_»Tjt.b hq:e"tbe snairiinq excursions

i.11 be as enjoyable as ais one.

ioin the totem'now'!"

Skating Social

On Sunday, July 8, the Cheyermes and Navajos had a roller skating social with Lenore OWaissa at Broyles Skating

Rink. The boys went there for evening acti vi ty . 'When

they got there they received three food tickets. Sincethe girls hadn't arrived yet, the campers skated alone. Minutes and minutes passed, and the girls were still not there. The boys were getting impatient, but after an hour the girls finally arrived. Everyone skated, ate, or played video games. The toys stayed at the rink longer than expected, because the girls were late. All the carrpers had a. great time and were sorry to leave when the night was over.


by Jonathan Stieber Iroquois 9

Today,I got up at 6.:01

and played in my pajamas.1 spent the rest of the rrorning pestering my counselors to get up.You guessed it-


lazy day is when you can sleep(or get up)as late as you want and have free-play all rroming long.

So,if you don't hear the wake up song, you can figure that it is lazy day!


by Ben Hirsch Ivbhican 7

Many strange things have been happening in camp recently. For instance, all of Bunk 7 was kissed by Mary. Boy, did they love itl

Jordan Jurow has been seen writing letters to an unknown woman named Kathy Keene. Rurror has it that thev're having a wild fling~

Finally, during Rest Hour, Brian Dickens was seen running around Senior canp wearing a jock strap. Mike Stark also said that he had seen sorreone w~lking around camp with a jock strap.

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Michael Liebert Jeff Jacobson Jeff Epstein Ken Bloom

Danny Grossman Kenny Gladstone Andy Pi trnan

John Picker

Seth Oliphant Michael Ebright Robert Donoghue Andy Roth Lawrence Herman Evan GOetz

Peter Ebright Andy Goldberg Jonathan Steiber Ben Hirsch

David Weisenfield Claude M::!yer Janes Starmer Jedd Fisch

by Andy Goldberg Iroquois 9

The latest craze in the art room,lIM:)vie Mania, II has just produced the following wirmers:

Jeff Epstein-Grand Prize (Fantasia)

David Levithan-M:)St Creative (Wizard of oz)

Scott M:)shen-M:lst Original (Gremlins)

Brett Weiss-MJst Colorful (The Natural)

Brandon Perlow-MJst Exciting (Blue Thunder)

Thanks to all who participated and we hope that more and more people will be joining in the future.

Beware of the ItMJNSTER MASH" ,coming Friday the 13th I


can you identify the unfortunate person in this piature?

Can you identify what

is happening to this person in this picture?

This is just one of the zany activities which the Arts and Crafts Shop does each day_

Ari Kenpler wears a new face.

The winners of


Cartoonists Phlilip Reilly

Photographers Dantes-Paul Angers Patrick Hogle

Managing Editor Jeff Jacobson

Counselor .Advisors Steve MCClain Patrick Hogle


47, number 3


July 27,1984

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July 14th, Camp Lenox its annual doubles tournament for under the age of and sixteen.

camps participated;

I Greylock, Wah-

I Mah-Kee-Nac, and host camp, Lenox. camp was entitled send two doubles teams each'age group. In fourteens and under

, .Mah-Kee-Nac

Ben Bradshaw and Levine as first

, and Neil Alexander Mike Friedman as doubles. In the

doubles win

sixteens Scott Crandall and Matt Dermer represented

t1ah-Kee-Hac as first doubles, and Dave Boxenbaum and Andy Kaplan at second doubles.

Ben Bradshaw and Dave Levine, thanks in part to Dennis Lattirtore' s expert coaching won their division to bring home a trophy.

Seth Oliphant Bunk 40

soccer open

Mah-Kee-Nac held its first 12 and under soccer tournament on July 12,

which Camp Lenox won by defeating all the other teams .

Although Mah-Kee-Nac lost their first two games against Lenox. and Greylock in a round robin tournament I the team won one game each, and Lenox swept all three of their games.

The Mah-Lee-Nac team had several outstanding players, Darren Weiss had four goals, three of them scored in the last game. Adam Gi ttlin scored 2 goals, and Chris Dupree did an excellent job as goalie.

The final standings were:

Lenox 9, Greylock, Winadu, and Mah-Kee-Nac 3 points each.

Ken Bloom Algonquin 41

David Maitlin shows his perfect form as he steals one of his four bases in Mah-Kee-Nac's close loss to Camp Kenmant. Could Da~id be the next Ricky Henderson? Wi th this kind of technique and

his speed, you never know.

Jeff .M:!ltzer stands zeady to explode into his patented swing in

a Kenrront intercarrp. Behind him, (1 to r), Eric Mazor, Da·,j d Evenchick and Andy Erlich wai t for their m:::mleIlt in the spotlight, as Danny Miller calls the gane fram the plC!..te ~




David Maitlin stole four bases and Ari Hai t pitched a three-hitter and struck out eleven, but MKN came

up a bit short in an ASB baseball Intercanp against Kenrront.

Kenrront scored three runs in. the top of the seventh to pullout the win in what was a close gane from beg.inning to end. Kenrront' s three run seventh erased a one run Mah-Kee-Nac lead built on the strength of a three run outburst in the lx>ttom of the sixth, when Ari Hait droVe in a run with

a bases loaded single and MKN collected five walks.

---'Ibtem Staff

After lunch,we began playing our games again. We won both of our softball garres again,but lost

in soccer and basketball.

On Saturday, the 14th, Then we all carre back

the M:Jhicans went to Grey- to watch the baseball game.

lock. There were games in the If Greylock won,the events

rrorning and in the afternoon • would have l::een tied. So 1

In the rrorning,we whipped Greylock won the baseball

them in both softball ganes.


But in soccer and basketball, But we didn't care.We

they whipped us • Hawever , we still tied.

did beat them in baseball. We got into the bus and

Then,we ate lunch.The Mark Grodsky took atten-

counselors had to get the food. dence.Mark asked us to be There was torratoes and tuna and quiet and,if we were,he

popcorn, There was also hot let us make all the noise we

chocolate. The popcorn and the wanted .• And everyone did Irake

hot chocolate were the only 2 noise.

good things 1 even though the Then George took us back

chocolate was about 200 degreesl to Mah.-Kee-Nac.We had good

food to eat there!

by Jason Faltings M:Jhican 4

like Hanson stands on the bck, giving di.recciona

:c a oourageous pack of roung bears. Brrrr!

,While nost of us were in our beds, warm and oozy, these guys were swimning. Here we see their stand in the water and shiver technique. It looks to us like they've. perfected itl!

Ian:ebod.y tell rre ••• Why .s it he's wearing a jacket? He went in :00, didn I the?

'''''tltle MNN

If you've been awakened by screams of "Hubba ,hubba-ding, ding II early in the norning during the past week, you've probably been hearing the Mah-Kee-Nac Polar Bear Club in action.

The Polar Bear Club is a national society which was started about 75 years ago by friends of Cbmmodore Longfellow. Longfellow was one af the founders of the Red Cross and he believed. that the Polar Bear Club v.;uuld pronote ideals of fun and pageantry.

Mike Hanson is MKN' s very own .Polar Bear official.Mike,who was born

in the icy realms of upstate New York, supervises the campers throughout their five rroming ritual.

liThe kids love it and they have a great t.irre," says Mike." It gives then a feeling of acoomplishrrent.

On many rrornings the kids did not want to get up ,but after completion

of that rrornings test, they were glad that they did.

At the end of the five day test, the carrpers are initiated into the club. After their initiation, they receive an official Polar Bear Club patch and a life-long membership in the club.

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Fun in the water is enjoyed by David Wassennan, Andy Kirshenbaum, Hal Feinstein, David Ibsen, Jeff Goldblatt, 'Ibdd Hovanec, Ilan Kemplar, Robbie Brous, Lee Patti, Aaron (bl-

bert, Jon Roth, Steve Gandel, Ross Markowitz, Brett Ferdinand, Eric Katz, David Goldbrenner, Seth Schwartz. Isn't the water great at this time of the day? You don't have to worry about other people

c.rowding you. 'They I re all in bed I

'Ib those of you who were here last year .you knCM that several major additions have been made

here at Mah-Kee-Nac for this summer.

The Wonder Wheel is one of these additions. It is one of the funnest; activities available at the waterfront.Junping on it and walking is

a very strange experience. It is an added attraction which Danny Metzger should be applauded for.

The tennis machine was an excellent idea.Arnie Bradshaw said, "It is mainly used for ATP programs,but all the boys will get

to use it. "l 'm sure that all the campers and counselors appreciate the machine since it will help them wi th their game.

Finally,.the salad bar. It. is a pleasant addition that the carrpers seem to gives a.variety for those who prefer not to eat the main course,and it enhances the daily rrenu.

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by Kenny Gladstone Cherokee 39

Another new addition at Mah-Kee-Nac this sumrrer is the lAbnder Wheel. It recefves only positive reviews from the campers. Some of these responses:

"It I S the best but I did not get to go on it."

"I love it."

lilt's real fun,but it's slippery!"

lilt I s fun,I like it.It gets us a little selfish, but it's fun."

"It IS habit.-foxming, like hot fudge sundaes." "It's a change ... it IS different from everyday, stuff .. "

liThe Wonder Wheel is the best thing that this carrp hasl"

By John Picker Algonquin 41

When John Williams, writer of music to such novfes as Star Wars, filed his resignation from conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra earlier this year, there were large doubts as to whether or not the Pops concerts previously plazmed for this sumrer would carry through. Luckily, Tanglew:x:>d found Han:y Ellis Dickson to lead the Pops when Mah-Kee-Nac carrpers attended Tangle.:vood on

July 10.

'!he Pops played Gershwin, Tcha.ikowsky, Strauss, a canpilation of La Cage

Am<: FolIes, and many other popular tunes. Also included in the program

was a group made up of tnmpets I french hom, tuba, and trombone known as '!he Empire Brass. As was last year, MaFi-:Kee-Nac canpers enjoyed the Pops and hope the trip can be repeated next season.

The Berkshire CUlture Program is headed by Mark Baker. There are many rrore ting activities planned for the rest of the surroer , If you're interested in expanding your horizons, contact Mark about signing up. You can find h.ili', in Bunk 41. He's really quite

a pleasan.tchap.

Matt Applebaum sits at the controls at WQ.1, spinning platters and filling ~e ain:'aves with the latest in popular muSJ.C. them a listen!

by Scott Silber;ein Navajo 25

This year WCM is headed

by Alan Friedman and Eden Escamillia. Although the transmi tter broke before the SUI'!U'l'er began ,it didn't keep us kids from playing records and learning hO:i to use the new equiprrent.

When the transmitter carne back.,we went right on the air. This surrrrer w:M is using a play box that tells when. the popular songs should be played.

The reason. for this new addition is so that WCM can sound nore like a professional radio station.

WCM is nowon the air during all classes,free plays,rest hours and in the evening until 10:00 PM.

e Battle for First

Weisenfelds Volleys efeated Kappie' s crunin a battle of a of undefeated teams

the third week of the Tennis season.

The Volleys raised record to 3-0,while Crunchers fell to 2-1. The Volleys won by a of 43-4l.David Weiswon the deciding ,nipping Andy Kaplan,

(7-5) .

In other rcatches,DerDearnons destroyed i's OVerheads, 40-24.

Dearnons are now 2-1,

i.Ie the OVerheads dropto 0-3.

Aronson I s Aces bambarded Crandall's Killers, 7-31.The Aces romp was

by Ben Bradshaw, who Soott Crandall 8-4. Aces raised their mark

2-1,while the Killers

_ now 0-3.

Peter Waxman hits a great 'Olley, as Eric Mazor slips last aJ..nDst unnoticed.



by Andy RPth Cherokee 46

Even though the MKN Cherokee '.A I basketball team didn I t win, they did win for the first tirre in the consolation matches. The team oonsisted of:

Chris Shamnas Scott Kirschenbaum Nelson Eubanks Brian Slocum

Greg Klein Andy Cohen Harvey Keene Dan Grossrran Jeff Chabrowe

Before the game, Vince r-Drkri, tl-..eir coach,gave them the strategy.

"We have to keep the score low,but we have to get. our offense going."

The team did play well, but lost 41-16 to the very tough Kenmont team.

After the game, I asked Chris and Brian (Slocum) what went wrong. They replied that the Kenrront team

was bigger and that MKN just couldn't get the rebounds.

After the loss,MKN advanced to the consolation garre.

In the first quarter MKN jl1Il'q?8d out to an early lead.They executed their fast breaks perfectly. The Scatitoo team was held to only 3 points and,at half tirre, it was MKN ahead by

a score of 16-8.

During the third period the opposing defense gave up only 3 points,and at the end of that period

MKN 1ed,20-11. -

In the 4 til. quarter MKt.:r's ball-handling won the game. They held the ball and waited for a good shot. The final score was MKN 29,Scatit- 00 19.

After the game, I asked Vince to evaluate the overall play of th.e team.He replied that it was a

great team effort.

Then,5 minutes later,

I looked back-he was asleep. It must be tough being a

All teams played well, wi th the teams of sacksEubanks and HollenbergPichthal reaching the finals.

As a team, we placed second out of six canp teams teams. Congratulations on

a job well done.

--Trey BaldWin

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The Lenox Open tennis toumarrent was played this year by a fine group of boys from Mah-Kee-Nac. The toumarrent was a doubles only and we entered four teams--two each fram the 12.6 and 13.6 age. The boys selected were Josh Sacks, Nelson Eubanks, Chris Sinon, Jeff Serbin, Mike Bernstein, Eric Nanes, Brandon Hollenberg, Eric Pichthal.




by Alec Appelbaum Cherokee 35

As drops of sweat pour and rretal bars move up and down ry..:.:hmically I instructors Dave PolOYV'ski and Ken Zuckerberg look down on the campers woo are rroving along the Super Circuit.

'!his year, the \t\eight training staff is concerned primarily with technique.The weight room has 11 corrterrpozary machines devised to promote rnaxim.lrn coordination and muscle developrrent.

'!he program alternates

daily between lifting and condi tioning (j1.llTping rope, jogging, etc .• ) • Dave and Ken. teach the campers not only what they can lift, but also the rrethods of lifting and breathing that can help them to inprove their physical condition.

The teachers are strict and demanding ,but they are also easy-going and understanding.

Weight training is a fun and popukar class ,and it I s off to a strong start in 1984.

Ken gets a hand, or tv.D,

from the weight room.

Annual British Inva.sian

Once again, Camp MKN

has terrpted some highly talented soccer rounselors from the hone of soccer-Eng1and--to participate in this years exciting program.

In Junior canp, there

is John LYOns from Crawley. He is at carrp for the first t:ilre.

John will be assisted

by Chris Cradock(alias "Fanny II ) ,who SOltE of you rnay rerrernber from last S1.lIITl'er.

IDwer senior carrp will be headed by two new blokes. John Turner,fram Manchester, and Rick Brogan, fram Folkston,are the guys who will be kicking the little black

and white ball. (Watch out canpers, they're hot stuff!)

The Senior Program will be taken by returning counselor,Ralph casey.Also, Steve Price from Derby will be involved.

The roaching staff is once again highly illiterate,but weare assured they can play soccer and are looking forward to passing on same of their exciting skills.

On a nore serious·note, all aspects of the garre will be covered in-depth with an aim to increase the ability of every camper participa~ in the program.

Aronson's 22 and, .MKN's 1st

What is the answer for a team which is in a scoring slump? Mark Aronson!In this victory ,Mr .• Consistent, Mark Aronson I paced the horre team to a 44-32 rout of Kenrront.

Mark scored half of the teams points and was, by far, the MVP of the garre.

Aronson was also backed with a strong starting team. in Dave Eoxenbaum,Andy Ehrlich, Dave Evanchickl and Jeff ~ltzer.

The game was 'WOn from the first quarter. MKN held a consistent

lead throughout the entire game.A strong bench added an encore performance •

Seth"Kareem"Oliphant added a new shot to the NBA repi toire with a 360-triple pump-sky hook swish that had everyone watching in awe.

'!his MKN victory was a sweet change of pace. that upped the teams reoord

to 1-2.

Things certainly are looking better for the future and MKN could be a tough team to beat ta.vards the end of the s1.JITlTer.

Jeff M:!l tzer Seneca 40

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til To/elll Spo,

What to do?Still?Well ...

Three young nat.ure lovers make a discovery under an old log during a nature class. There I s no limit to what one might find.

willie Finkelstein, Bruce wilner, David Heman, Jason Fal tings,. Mam Haim spend sorre titre in the eorrputer' room. This is one place where there are truly no limits to what one can do.



by Matt Gabin r-bhican 6

Brian Donnelly says that Nature is the rrost fascinating study at Mah-Kee-Nac. Brian WIreS from Cincinnati, Ohio.

He became interested in nature in about lOth grade, ana has like it ever since.. The nature shack, located between the Woodshop and WCM, presently

has al::out 40 animals, four snakes, fifteen rodents, ten frogs, a handful of tadpoles, seven fish, one squirrel, and two guinea pigs. In other words, it I S packed 1 Many hikes have been planned by Brian for this S1..1Im'Cler, and he hopes that all will learn sorrething

about nature this year.

learn Computers

by Robert Donoghue Cheyenne 28

The computers are used a

a lot here at MKN. There are ten Apple IIe IS, and, attached to sorre of the ccnputers are printers, which prints out symbols on the screen.

This printer is used often, for thing s like making rosters to making decorations.

The canputer room is always crowded with people from all divisions of the camp.

If you are there for a class you can. be shown certain things tha.t a cc:rrputer does and then try to operate one yourself.

These are soma of the faces in the MKN crowd ...

lbbert Math, Jim, Josh Frw.k, Mike Dale,Mark Aronson, Sacha

Ross, Ricky Nerenberg, Justin Black, Benjy Gordon, Danny Chodosch, Noah Klat, Andrew Goldberg, Brett Ferdinand.

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by Jason Faltings M::lhican 4



Recently, the Art Shop held a contest for Friday the 13th.In order to win,a contestant had to create the scariest rronster that they could.

After everyone had finished, the judges selected

the rronsters that they thought fitted each designated. category . Four of the rronsters were grand prize winners • He.I'e are the results .

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BrandOn Perlow-The Dragon Dangerosaurus Adam Marsh&Jason Fal tings"Felix"

Sarah M:!tzger-"Friendly" Jill Stinkeller-

liThe Measle M:mster"



Adam Hain-IiMurder 1vbnster" UNIQUE

Brett We~ss-Mbnster with Broken Legs O)WRFUL

Jason PaIITer-IiSkullface" OUT OF'IHIS mRLD

Brandon Perlow-"Dangerosaurus" PRETI'IEST

Ross Markowi tz-"MJron" UGLIEST

Brett Welss&John Roth"Ferocious Frankl!


Ari and Ilan Kenpler"Quizzo" AGGRESSIVE

Evan Demast-IiThe wiz rr CUTEST

Alex Lilien- Ii Adelaide" OlJ'ILANI)ISH

Johnathan Stleber-"eonputo" TRUE TO LIFE

John M::lss-Ifth.e Dog-<l-Bot"

Congratulations to all the wirmers!

Flying High

by Jason Fa1tings M:lhican 4

For our special acti vi ty on Thcrs(;ay , July 12 was a kite day.

Bunks 2,5,7,3,10,and 9 were the only bunks to get their kites up.

Bunk 51s kite got caught in the tree.

Bunk 3 I' S was in pieces. Bunk 71s also got

caught way up in a· tree ..

Some other bunk was running across the field and they got caught(tangled) with Bunk 2.

Bunk lOis got stuck in a tree and, when they got it out,the string broke.

Bunk 4 had the long-

est flight. Their kite stayed up the entire afternoon. Before i twas lost, it was over 5,400 feet away.That's over one mile.

The world record is 10 to 20 miles.


hitting the trails

by Danny Grossman Cherokee 39

The first Cherokee overnight of the. sumrer was a big success.On July 9, nine carrpers and three counselors rode to Upper Coose Pond. We hiked 2~ mi1es,with heavy backpacks on our shoulders, to the carrpsite.

We set up carrp and rested for a little while.since we weren't allowed to build a fire, we took along a gas stove to cook our rreals.

For dinner,we had Mulligan's Stew and marshmallows for dessert. Then we hit the sack.

We woke up to the smell of pancakes and oat::rreal.

After we ate,we packed our bags and headed down to the rrotor lodge.After the tiresome hike,W'e put our backpacks into the van and walked to a clearing on Mt •. Beck.ett to eat lunch.

The hikes had granola bars,peanut butter,and tomato soup.

At 2: 00 another van cam: to pick us up. The overnight had been very fun and I;m sure that the other trips will be just as exciting.

by Peter Ebright Cheyenne 31

This summer,MahKee~Nac will have anew program. It "s jogging with Mike Anderson.

Mike has both Up Seniors and Lower Sen iors .He hopes to improve carrpers endur and speed for distan racing.

Mike·will enteJ .

joggers in a race .. The will be three races, according to age and campers abilities.


Jason Fal tings Danny Grossman Kenny Gladstone Peter Ebright Jeff Jarobson Michael Liebert Andy Pitman Andy Roth

John Picker Robert Donoghue Seth Oliphant Scott Zill::ersteiD Alec Appelbaum Jeff ~ltzer Matt Gabin

cartoonists Phillip Reilly

Photographers Dantes--:Paul Ange Patrick Hogle Jeff Jacobson

Cbunse10r Adviso Steve McClam Patrick Hogle

47,Number 4



August 3,1984


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by Michael Leibert Algonquin 41

People looked up at the gray sky with crossed fingers as Verne's crew assembled the Midway's skeleton. Tradition turned out to be stronger than gray skies and carnival prep went. on as scheduled.

Unfortunately ,once everything was set up and it looked like we would miss the rain, the rain carre, and all paraphanalia was rerroved.

Just as the situation was looking dismal, the carnival was held in the field house ,beg.inning with Bunk 1 and, 45 minutes later, ending with Bunk 34.

Following the firstever inck>or parade in the history of Mah-Kee-Nac, carre the stanpede to the midway.

Each year r- the bcoths become rrore creative than the last,and 1984 was no exception .Arrong the mixed bag of new entrys was Bunk. 41's Obstacle of Doom.Also, Bunk II's mini-Mafia booth, equipped with water guns, went over well as a new entry.

Certainly,the most significant example of our changing tines was the presence of a computer-generated slot ma.chine, prograrmned by Matt Selick for Bunk 12' s booth.

Of oourse, sorre of the oldies were back, such as the bagel in the haystack and the sponge throw.

cotton candy.All of the kids (and oounselors) appreciate the fact that for

one afternoon they can

load up on sugar and get away with it.

In order to get your ootton candy, however, you had to pay the price. The price was waiting in line for over an hour.

Th.e lines were very long and they rcoved forward with a snail's pace. some campers hinted that a second ootton candy machine v.ouldbe helpful in avoiding these lines next sumner •

After the afternoon advanced ar.d the carnival

wound downvthe announcernen t CaI'CE : The carnival was over. 'I'lith this announcerr:ent came the annual IIMad Rush." This is the last event of the day, where all those carrpers who haven I t used their last food ticket, rush to the food line in a desperate attEmpt. to exchange their ticket for the snack of their choice .M3ny suceeded and a fed were not so fortunate.

The day ended and the midway, once again, returned to its wooden skeleton. The 1984 Carnival had ended.

by David Goldbrenner f-t>b.ican 7

On Saturday , July 21, Mah-Kee-Nac held its annual parade oontest. Since it was raining, we had to have it held in the Field House.

There were corrrron parades such as IIAncient Greeks" and less conm:m ones, such as "Olyrrpics Lonq Past. II There were also a lot of different varieties.

There were four judges rating each .bunk with a score from 1-10. Bunk 7 carne in first for the entire camp with a perfect score of 40. Bunk. 3 received second place for the Juniors with a score of 39.

First place for the ISR's was Bunk 28 with 37 points and Bunk 30 came in second with 36 po.intis ,

Congratulations to every bunk, they were all very good.

One of the highlights of Mah-:Kee-Nac's carnival each year is the presence of popcozn , snowoones ,and

Bunk 1 began the annual Carnival Day Parade, the first ever indoor MKN parade.

since the begirming of , you've seen Nancy

d and wondered how a

so pregnant managed

be so unencumbered by always roving, always ling, never seeming actable. As the

5 passed, the suspense

It and we all began to when the glorious day d arrive. It arrived esday, June 15, at

.30 a .• In.

Sarah and Lisa M=tzger

a new brother and they're ed pink. Nancy and

y M=tzger have a new

and they're ecstatic.

Mah-Kee-Nac has a new ident and the news is on tongue. Michael Jaoob tzger is here.

Michael is here but he

I t roll in on a Peter Pan

. He arrived via the Stork ress--all 7 pounds, 12

ces of him, born in the

, g center in Pittsfield l'lare less than eight hours rex to easily qualify as -Kee-Nac's youngest

sident ever, a ti t1e he' 11 bably always hold.

Michael is a very good, healthy baby, acoording Nancy, and since his

ival, he's been the hit several bunk parties. campers who have visited have been very excited enthralled with the sight

such a young baby.

Nancy informs us that for rations in the ~tzger line, families have had

~ther all boys or all girls, ~ Michael breaks traditions ImPly by being born, which

~ certainly a hint of

!teat things to erne.

One thing there is plenty If at a surmer camp is life. ~-Kee-Nac vibrates with life. Nowhere is the mg.ic

)f life rrore evident, though, :han in the rapid pulse and


tiny body of an infant.

Birth is the ultimate miracle of human existence. It rej uvenates everyone because a new baby represents hope at its utrrost. We at the Totem wish to, extend

our wa.rnest best wishes and heartiest congratulations to the M=tzger family. Michael, have a rich and rewarding life ..

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Ca.rni val Faces: ('lbp right, clockwise) JOM Lyons, Jason Ressler, Steve Kim, Freddie Gross, (background) Chris Shamrnas, Andy Cohen.

Wizards vs. MKN

by Kermy Gladstone Cherokee 39

'lb conclude our annual Carnival Day, we hill a great evening activity. We got to see the Harlem Wizards play lr:Jainst Mah-Kee""J"Nac' s rest.

It was a basketball galle to see 1 Although

lIN began with the first

basket and kept the score fairly even for the first quarter, by the end of the garre Ma,h-Kee-Nac was sxreared!

Though we lost the garre, all counselors put in a

great effort.Everyone was entertained by the rediculcus ref and Tex, the

'It\lrc~o ... of the Wizards.A oonclusion to a super

"..... -

A game to remember

John MJss Iroquois 9

One of the art counselors is Phil .He teaches as rrost of kncM , windsurf-

He likes art

and drawing and is cp:>d at art because, ~ he was a kid and ~body else was playing soccer,Phil was at hare or school drawing.

At school, phil was good at art (of course) and English and espec-I ially Biology. 1

Phil previously worked as a greeting card designer for two years.

He came to work at Mah-Kee-Nac as an art counselor because he wanted the experience.

When the stmmer is over he will go to New York and then go hare and get a job as a cartoonist.


'Tho 'Tot;o~l) ~au[_,}' ibs a]!f7v{iabUibWtV t» "UU

jorkwinl fCOf0 for Cffvir

collrihtlliDns 10 our fap ...

One of the major purposes of any paper such as the. Totem is to provide not only a news source to all of the concerned. carcpers, but also to provide rrerrories which those campers can look back upon as each year passes.

The photos which are in the 'Ibtem supplement the writing which the .individual campers do.In fact, the photos are an especially nice way of capturing a certain rranent.

This year, Mah-Kee-Nac and the Totem have the skills of b.D counselor/photographers at work.

First of all is Dantes-Paul Angers . Paul lives in Westfield,Massachusetts and is a professional photographer. He worked here at MKN during the sum:rers of 1980 and 1981 and is currently working as a freelance photographer as well as an Independent a::mtractor.

Our second oounselor is Patrick Hogle fran Lima,Ohio.

He. is currently a st1.ldent at Ohio Wesleyan university and his pootographica1 experiences include ...orking as a darkroom assistant and as an Archaeology Lab photographerboth for the Uni versi ty of Toledo.


by Ken Bloom Algonquin 41

Mah-Kee-Nac held its 17th Annual Tennis TOurnarrent July 19 and 20 in which MKN campers earned wins in ~ of the six catergories and second place in. the team competition.

Eight camps participated in the tournament. They were Mah-Kee-Nac, Crane Lake, Kenrront, lenox, Winadu, Wah-Nee, Taconic, and Grey1ock.

Participants competed in either the 12 and under, 14 and under, or 16 and under categories in either singles or doubles.

In 12 and under singles, Brandon Hollenberg, MKN' s first seed, had an irrpressi ve perfonnance which was stopped in the semi-final round by an overwhelming match against the Winadu second seed, Jeff Serbin and Erik Pi tchal, the

other singles players,

made it to the quarter finals before being

knocked out.

Hike Bernstein and Eric Nanes,the first

seec 12 and under doubles team,made it to the finals. They lost to a very good Lenox team by default.

The second team of Adam 1 Karp and Adam Gi tiin were defeated in the first round.

Mah-Kee-Nac's major sucesses were in the 14 and under category .Ben Bradshaw, one of MKN' s best

players, won the singles division .by winning against a player from

Carrp Wah-Nee in the final. Scott Crandal.L and Peter Green were defeated in the second and first rounds respectively.

Josh Sacks and Nelson Eubanks ,the two top Cherokee players, won

the 14 and under doubles, David Levine and Mike Friedman also did well in reading the semi -finals.

The 16 and under division teams played well, but were defeated early on. Matt Dermer and David Boxenbaum were both defeated in the quarter finals, and Andy Kaplan losttn the first round.

Both 16 and under dow .. bles teams, Mark Aronson, Seth Oliphant and Dave Weisenfeld, Jeff Meltzer, won places in the semifinals, but both were defeated.

There was a large competition for thetealjl prize, going in to the finals, MKN was behind Winadu by 2 points. TO

~e for first place,

Winadu would have to lose all of their matches but one, and MKN would have to win all of theirs, MKN losing in 12 and under doubles, and Winadu winning

12 and under singles and

16 and under singles.At

the end,Winadu had 29 points and Mah-Kee-Nac

had 27.

Throughout the whole the arnazingthing was not the the players, or the victories, spirit of the players--the will for the win. In this respect, all the players were winners.

--- ..... 1_. .. _

ben bradshaw

by Andy Foth Cherokee 46


The Mah-Kee-Nac swim team got off to a great start as it won the First Annual Mah-Kee-Nac SWim Relay.

MKN" won by an easy margin of 35 points over Emerson. Taronic finished third and Crane Lake cane in fourth. Outstanding performances were turned in by the following campers:


Ar~ Kenpler, Andy Kirshenbaum, Adam 'Iepper-75 yd. rredley relay. Also, Jedd Fisch, Brett Weiss, yon Elias.


Le~ th N~ppes, Dan Welt, Mike Cbnchar, Ross Schindler-lOa yd. rredley

JOsh Adler, Jarrett Kovics, Dan Welt, Les Meyers-lOOyd. breast relay

Srott Silberfein

Dan Katcher

Chris Dupree, Roger Schwartz, Jordan Jurow Adam Patti-lOa yd. rredley relay

Ben Silverman, Roger Schwartz,· Jordan Jurow,Chris Dupree-IOO yd. breast/fly relay

Ben Silvennan, Roger Schwartz, Jordan JurQW, .Chris Dupree-200 yd. breast relay


Dan Ax:elrod, Jon Katz, :Jeil Alexar.der, Ari Hait-200 yd. medley relay

Jon Katz, Srott Buckey, Dan Axelrod, Chris Pic-200 yd. breast relay


Volleys 3-1

Dem.::ms 3-1

Crunchers 2-2

Aces 2-2

Killers 1-3

OVerheads 1-3

Tellill Telllli w.:

By David Weisenfeld Seneca 40

The fourth week of 'ream Tennis was one which saw a pair of major upsets. The first and second place teams suffered losses at the hands of two previously winless teams. Oli I S OVerheads shocked Weisenfeld I s Volleys 37-34. They were led by captain Seth Oliphant, who defeated the Volleys' captain, Dave

, Weisenield, 8-2, at. 1st singles.

In another upset, Crandall's Killers toppled Kappie's Crunchers 41-28.

The .rout was led by Scott Crandall, who defeated

Andy Kaplan 8-3. In the other match, Derner's Derrons topped Aronson's Aces 41-35 to nove into

a tie for first place.



by" .rmdy Both Cherokee 46

Even though the team finished fourth in the Wahnee swim relay rreet, they swam very well. It was a very close meet. MKN finished 2 pcdrrts ahead of Pontiac, but 3 behind Congratulations to the following 1st place trophy winners:

Nelson Eubanks

Under 12 100 yard .M=dley:

Lei th Nippes Dan Welt Mike Conchar Dave Deutsch

Under 12 100 yard Freestyle:

Dan Katcher Dan Welt Dave Deutsch res M=yers

200 yard. all-star Breaststroke:

Dan Welt

les Meyers Albert Kim Fol::ert Gutman Foger Schwartz Eric Mazor Steve Hochman



by Jason Faltings M:>hicans 4

'lbe Junior Tennis ladder is where one junior plays another junior three steps ahead of them. There is an "a" ladder, a "b" ladder am a "b-2" ladder.

The purpose of the Tennis ladder is for people to play matches, not to avoid them.

The people in charge are Frostie Perry I Kevin McClarnon, Tarn Alexander and Larry Kern.

There are 20 boys in the II a 0 ladder and 20 boys in the "b" ladder and 17 boys in the "b-2" ladder. There are 57 boys in the ladder altogether.

--~n faces: (Clockwise fran top left): Dennis Lattirrore, Ben Bradshaw, Seth Oliphant and Mark Aronson, Ben B., Mike Friedrran and David Levine.

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Va IlJ:J L~ G]

Wow 1 What an experience! Those are the words

I use to descibe this years ISR musical production; Damn Yankees.

--It took a lot 0..£ hard v.urk. The kids had to make same sacrifices of their free time to make the showwork_

Things were in a fran-tic state coming into the last week but somabow, everyone put their noses to the grindstone and pulled it off.

We had some technical difficulties with the curtain at the begiruling of the show, but once we got that straightened out the show ran rather srroothly.

A small but adept orchestra added to the flow of the show by providing music in between the scenes.

Singing was a bit weak: at tines. Perhaps it was due to nerves?

But there was sorre good acting and,overall, all things oonsidered,the show was a success.



Mike Nickley Harold Odam

The Devil (Phillip Bruell) plants sane evil into the mind of the reporter.

The Ca~t

Boyd •••••• o •••••••••••••••••••• Neal Potischman • .' .. • • • • " " .. .. • ,., " " .. • • .. " • • • • • " " • • ,., .. E,oole Copen

~}J.Lt::I-II:H.I:;:: " •• III • ,. " " ,. • ., •••••• " Phillip Bruell

~ " .' 'I •• ,., 'I " " Eve BllmlStein

.. • • " .. • • • .. • • • • • " " • .. • • .. " • .. '. " • • • ,. Abby Ib'tbar-t

• • .. .. .. " • " • .. • '" .. .. • .. • " .. • • • " " .. • • .. '. • ~c"bttarl

.' ••• " • .. • • " ... " • .. • • • • ..... " • " .... Bre'tt Fe.Llman

• • " " •••••• " ., • Leas ~ers

.... " ,. ,., " " " David Wolfrrlarl

Buren •• " . .. • " .. • . . .. .. Ib1:e.rt. Donoqhue

.••• ' " ' •• " ' •••• " "John (bld1:erg

" III " " ~ " ~ah. Tarmen.

" .' • • • • .' .. " • • .. " • • • .. " .. • • • " " .. • • " • .Alexarldr a .Adams II. " " • • 'I, • " iii .. • • " .. .. • .. • • " .. • " " .. .. .. .. • • Adam :fv1a.r'sh

, " 'II •• ' • '!ii, " .' .' •• " ,. " '. " .. " " ' " " •• T~ Goodman

~'Yeston" ....... ,. ., .. " .. " • • .. • • .. • • • • • • ,Pel:ecca r.1a.y "',,_1.V •• "'-L •••••• ' ••• ' •••••••••• ' ...... r.1a. tt Ap_pelballIT\ • • .. • • • • • • • • • • • • • .. • • • • • • • ();.ver) Grover

.' •• " •• It ••• ' • i!iii .' Brandon Ho.Ll.enbezq

other Baseball Players and Fans:

David Levithan, Andrew Douglas, Jeff Rothman, Ro1:ert Kovall, Lee Shilofsky, Josh Adler, Jennifer Seitz, Sloane Friedr11.<m, Joarma Friedman, Sarah Mijuez, Karen Weinstock,

Jackie Rudberg, Audria zeisler, Emily Bank, .Alexia Mi.rreles, Helen Willis, Jess levy, Debra Vogel, Hillary Black.


Kenny Bloom •..•.•. Clarinet Marc Selverstone .. Trumpet/Sax Dodd Mohr ••••••••• Pianist

Ibug Schreiber ••.. Violin

David Small .•....• Violin

Brian Gitkin •••••• Percussions Mike Nickley ••.... Director

Director ••. Hcu:old Odorn Musical

Director .•• Mike Nickley Stage

Manager •••• Arik Penchina Lighting ••• Matt Selick &

Jeff Ratner Props .•••••• Steve Hochman Scenery

Design ••••• Lawrence McGowen Cher McKee

Phil Reilly

Dear Abe is a weekly ooiurm which will appear in the 'Ibtem. We realize that many campers (and counselors) have problens for which they would like to seek advice.

The Totem will attarpt to answer any problems which you may have.

One thing that would be helpful in writing your letters is that you try

to add. a little hurror. Hurrer is something that can remedy al.m:>st any si tuation. which camp has to offer,and this also adds to the entertaining effect of the oolurm.

You may submit any material which you have for Dear Abe to either Steve McClalIi .... 1n Bunk 41 or Patrick Hogle in Bunk 9.

A better method would be

to place your article in the Dear Abe folder which is locatea-on the wall as you enter the cafeteria.

The Totem Staff thanks you!

Campers' Comments And Quesf

Dear Abe,

I start out every day with a desire to be good,but somahow I always mess up. What do I do?

Signed, Igor

Dear Iggy,

While it's true nobody is perfect,you make Atilla the Hun Iook like a girl scout. What you must do is to work on self-oontroLTry this:

Every tiIre you find yourself wanting to cause trouble

. '

sa t down for 5 seconds • KnCMing

you, you 1 11 be sitting down all day. That means you wan I t be able to cause a rna.jor problem!

Dear M:>m, the above At the courts this rror-

column,willappear weekly. ning I discovered a new fore-

The purpose of this co.lurm hand. 'I\-.o tennis counselors

is to provide entertainrrent gripped rre by the arms and

for the readers of the Totem. escorted rreoff the oourt You may make your sul::rnissions after I hit Johrmy in the

the sane way as Dear Abe. face with an overhand

----- --_ smash.Johnny's black eye is

barely noticeable.

When I junped on my counselor this aftemoon,while he was sleeping at rest hour,1 had no idea that my knee would break his nose.But, given a couple of weeks, it should heal alnost perfectly 1

Oh,by the way,thallks for the cookies that you sent.M¥ head oounselor really liked them.

At the waterfront third period,I went fishing.I hooked. the biggest Pike in the lake! I ended up going water-skiing

Dear M::m,

. . I can't write you very well right now, I have a nosqui, to in II1Y eye. That I s better!

For breakfast,we had hard-boiled eggs . Johnny and I were playing catch with one across the cafeteria. It was fabulous--until Jim

o 'Neill walked in and caught the egg upside his head 1 After that,Jim and I had a pleasant talk about rcrt future here at Mah-Kee-Nac.

Dear Abe, I net a very cute girl at the Belvoir social the other I think she likes rre,but I be sure.1 know I'm in love.

do I do?

Signed, Lennie

Dear Iennie the lover,

Love is a very delicate thing.ltinvolves a ~ chemistry between two uals • When the c:orrbination is right,nothing can .be more utiful. The sky looks bluer, sun shines brighter, the grass is greener and there's maqic everyones face .Ah, the joys of love! !

But. •• I was at that with Belvoir the other night. carre on,Iennie 1 !'Ihat wasn't love in her eyes .Itwas IJ.J.";i\J.,, ness broght about by all roller-smatirLg.1t wasn't on her face. It was sickness from all those hot dogs and soda. Look at yourself,J.J::JIJlWSi and reevaluate the situationl

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without any skis--I never that a fish could swim so or pull so hard.

For dinner we had again ..

I ran into Danny my way to lenox during the ing activity (Since the was ooring, I decided to my evening a little more

Boy,was he surprised to Boy,was I surprised to see

He's really fast in those new Nikesl1 never dre~ he could catch ne when I ran into the woods.

'Itlen, and I had talk about my future here MKN • It seems to be no++; Nt shorter all the t.i.Ire.

Your I..ov'ing Son, Igor


Food Review Inspection

by Evan Damast&Ben Hirsch Iroquois 9 r.t:>hican 7

At Mah-Kee-Nac, the day begins with breakfast. It CX>l'lSists of either pancakes or waffles and syrup, or eggs and cereal.

NCM ~ will tell you alxmt lunch.It,too,is good.. 'l1le best of all lunches is pizza and soda day. This is served generally on Wednesday ,except for TUesday a ooup1e of weeks ago.

The dinners are good,especially the lasagna .•

But the best meal of the week is served on Sunday . This is bagels and lox.'lbe lox snell funny.

l>t>st meals are good, hardly any of them are bad.

by John ~ss

. I:ro::;JUO is 9

One of the many things that happens each week here at Mah-Kee-Nac is the clean award •. .Each rrorning there is inspection.

For the 4th. week in a row ,Bunk 9 has dominated the plaque. We are oorrpeting between both the Iroquois and the Apaches.

I don I t want to brag, but. everybody has good days and bad ones,but Bunk 9 has rrostly great days.

M.,1lctlnT,lpIJtI, to ItllllJ,ltI,e '1IItI,e

by Jason Faltings I-bhican 4

On Thursday the 19th, the .r.bhicans went to Sturbridge village.

Then, after the lady told us al:out it,we went to eat.

After we had finished eating,we al1 went across the bridge and then we all went seperate ways .Some

of the places that we visited were as follows.

The Sawmill

(That is under construction) eoopershop

Black.srni th Shop

Carding Mill

Grist Mill

Freeman Farm

Education Building picnic Area

Farmers N::x::ming

Sturbridge Village was originally a real village in the 1800 I s somewhere else.But same men took that village apart and rebuilt the village at what is now . Sturbridge Village. ~

Iroquois Trip Day

by Ari Kempler Iroquois 9

All of the Iroquois and Apaches left for the catskill Garee Farm on Thursday. 'Ibdd said GoodBye and we were on our way.

It was a long ride.

Finally"we did get "there and ate lunch.After we finished that,we '¥ent

up a hill and were at the fann.

All of us had cokes and slushes,too.

The animals were cute c, ;d ,sorreti.rres mean. They liked to grab and bite people . Jonathan Stieber had food in his shirt and a goat kept trying to

get at it.

Everybody got $2.00 and there were many gift shops where we could spend our rroney.

Sorre animals had wierd names, and I liked the deers and the antelopes best.

join the totem now!

Although camp is alrrost over, there is still much wt:lrk to be done on the 'Ibtem.

See Steve McClain in Bunk 41.

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• • •

We survived!Contrru:y to popular belief,Phil,Cher, Lawrence, and Natalie managed to live through carnival prep. What a mess!

Same of the campers that we inteIiliewed shared their thoughts with us about; carnival preparations:

Alex Tisch: "Lt; was too crowded."

David Levi than: "The lines were terrible. II

Alex Lilien: "It looked like sorreone splatter-painted cll over the lawn,but the shaving cream was great!"

What's next

First,there was MOvm M.Z\NIA.. Then. we had a M)KSTER MASH (It was a graveyard smash!) • But •..

Our new and upcoming contest is called the

"CAMP rolIe CRAZE" ('.ampers entering this rontest must design and narre their own comic or Winning comics will be ted in next week I s 'IDTEM.

The Totem wishes to thank the many contributors mo I each week, submit material to this paper.

We also thank those of you who have made this the first publication which their articles have appeared in.



Michael Leibert David Goldbrenner Kenny Gla.dstone Ken Bloom

Andy Roth

David Weisenfeld Jason Faltings Evan Damast

Ben Hirsch

Ari KE!t1plerIY'..att Marc Leibert

Managing Editor MiChael Leibert

Photographers nantes-Paul Angers Patrick Hogle

Counselor Advisers Steve M::Clam Patrick Hogle

, Underwater World

by Matt Gabin !vbhican 6

One day, the Art Shop was making fish and they decided to make an underwater world. The things that they expect to have are crabs, mermaids (and nerrren) , octopuses, scuba divers, sharks, snails, and swordfish.Also,the Great Blue Whale and anything else that's underwater. There might even be a ship..vreck!

by John !vbss Iroquois 9

by Marc Leibert Iroquois 9

olume 47, Number 5


August 15, 1994



ou GotYour"N"! YouGot ...

NavajosTake No Prisoners At Sing

L,adies And Gentlemen ... The Navajos

~~~ --



Navajos Dominate 1984 MKNSI,NG

When the Navajos stcx:x1 up do their cheer, it was

a question of what ~"""""J"_u. Odom would corre up

It would certainly

, good. By the tinE they down to thunderous ~tJtJ,"'<A~'O:>"', there was Ii ttle about the audience's UIlP,re~:>SJ.on of their cheer. was creative, spirited, entertaining. Jim said it would be a tough to follow.

The Cheyennes went next delivered an excellent that might have WJn, , for the Navajos. As was, it was only good for seoond.

In the Junior oompeti-

, the Iroquois delivered outstanding cheer. It

HE M o




wasn't good enough to beat the Apaches however. The Iroquois song was also very good, but again, it was not good enough for first.

In the.Senior competition, the Navajos gave a well written, well rehearsed and very well delivered perfonnance that gave them a win in the song. Led by Joe LDTerrplio and Harold odom, they stole the show a second tine.

Having perfect cheer and song scores, the Navajos were the obvious overall winners. It· was a performance by the Navajos, and endexci, ting and entertaining

~1:~tion from start to mercselverstone>

(~J- .1~1~ (~()I) (~I\IJISI~

By Jeff Jaoobson Algonquin 43

A cape Cod Cruise was the highlight of sailing Specialty -Week fo 14 USR sailors.

We left camP at 7:00

1\."'1 Wednsday, August 1,

ar d atter a 4 hour van ride, we arrived at Hyannis, Acpe Cbd. Some of us then ate our prepared lunch of chicken and chips a la Harvey, while others went to the nearby snack bar and seafood stand, where shrimp, lobster, clams and crabs eoul.d be bought.

Soon after, two representa.ti.ves fromWindsong Charters came to tell us about our three chartered yachts, and before long,

we were in groups and stowing our gear below decr . David Brause, .Adam Elkuv3., ~1arc Glogoff, Evan !-"Dro-·

wi tz and Josh Schnoll, along wi th oounselor Andy .!Y!\'l{e1.vey crewed a 45 foot sloop sai.L« boat christened Morning Star. Chris Elkind, Steve Hochman, Alex Lillian, will Me.·:::.calf and Sailing Direct".: or Frank. (j)le crewed the 40 foot J:..ancetilia, (a racewinningtoat) , while Jeff Jaoobson, Soott l.J2.vy, Andy Pitman. and Steve Selick,

wi th Counselor John Briceland were on the 32 1/2

foot Tryst. All of the boats were skippered by their owners ,

By 1: 30, we were unde:rway. Because of high winds, we reached. our destination, Nantucket, in only 4 1/2 hours. Each crewman got several chances to helm, or steer the boats by a compass while maintaining the course, We cruised down Nantucket SOW1d at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, fast for

sailboats of that size, only a few cases of seasickness.

Upon arrival, after rrooring, anchoring or rafting the boats, we had a choice of

wai ting an hour and a half for a launch to take us to shore or getting very wet.

We chose the former. Mistake! No one realized beforehand that we would have to pay $1.50 per person per way for the launch. There went $40 of the $136 budgeted for OlD: lobste~ dinner. Instead, we got very budget conscious and ended up eating pizza in an Italian reseaurent., but we were full!

After dessert, we split back into groups and walked around Nantucket for two hours, and at 10:15, we all gathered at the docks to wait for the launch. Finally, we got back to our boats and went to sleep.

Next rrorning, true to its name, Morning Star was pulling out of the anchorage at 5-:30, with Lanceni.Li.a fol-

lowing close behind. We on Tryst refused t-o be left behind, so our skipper turned on our inboard rotor and soon had us in. sight of the other mats. Because it was a light air day, we had plenty of chances for everyone to skipper and fool around with the radio. By 1:00, all boats reached Hyannis and we used same extra cash to get us a dollar each at McD::mald IS. SOrrE people even won more money or food in M::Donald' s latest instant game.

Soon it was time to

the van. It was a long ride that was made shorter by Frank Cole I s ability to find a shortcut around any traffic j am we encountered along the way. One such shortcut found us at a gas station, where we used the last of our emergency rroney to buy a soda each.

So, after two days of sailing, the van got back to camp at 6:30, just:in time for Harvey's lasagna.

Scott levy has just finished swabbing the deck one day at cape Cod and Andy Pitman is giving it a thorough onceover to be sure it' s slick enough.


lege Day 1984 was

a well fought Marc Grodsky was head coach of the Penn Nittany Lions and Hicks was the head for the Pittsburgh The rromings

of Kickbd.ll/whiffleiultimate frisbee/trac

and. bucket brigade well contended, and end of the rroming I teams were neck and

, with Penn State pnly after winning buck-

afternoon r S events won the day for State with a clean in the waterfront

. Those ganes were watel:'I'lll':!lon and

Panthers tried hard back, but in the tWo events of shirt

Ie and tug of war, honors volere even. pi tt needed a miraculous

in the cheer and

auction, which were evening activities.

, the Lions outthe Panthers by one in the cheer and won auction too.

after a great day's tion, and with J:::oth exhausted and

from the day's coaI the day ended with win for Penn State, rrargin of 84 1/8

The final score:

State 286 1/8 pJints, Panthers 202 points .


.S.U.! PITI'! P.S.U.!

(above) THE COACHES-- (1 to r) David Hici:)", -.':)'.71£ (_:rodsky (below left) Roger Black, Neal Harris, r:._rrlJ\ Darnast ~.)1 C' Bucket Brigade.

Soccer liarvard Style


The Champ

during the halitirre,because in the second half the canadians carte out fighting.

The ball was at Ira: end rrost of the tizre,ani after several near-miss the Canadians finally scored. The crowd went That didn't stop the Iraqi players, though !

With about; 2 lLLLUU\~ left in the game,Iraq nally got on the scoreboard.After that, the kept ticking away and one else was able to 'Ihe game ended as a 1

It was a. fantastic evening, and everybody joyed the game.

by Danny Grossman Cnerokee 39

In a somewhat shock-

ing upset, David "Spiderman" EvenChick defeated mnnber one seed !1ark Aronson in the first-ever l\.l.gonquin-Brave-Seneca one-on-one tournament.The tournarnentwas great as 25 caqpers participated in this gruelling test of basketball skill.

In the consolation gaMe :'~eil Alexander defeated Jeff Mal tzer to capture third plac.:r:.

The top fC'lur finishers all gained Grand Prix points for the eventual gr3l1d

prize at the end of D1e s~r.

The next event will :)e a similar two-on-t-eo tourl"lru\eI1t,with all' prizes furnished by Aronson r s Sportscards.

Ra..'11 :aoo! Score!

Tnese were just same

of tile many sounds

that were heard when

48 Upper Seniors went

to the Harvard Sta-

dium to see an Olympic Soccer game.The game was between canada and Iraq.

In the first half, the two teams started

out slowly. The ball was at both ends of the pitch but not many. shots were taken .At the end of the half, the score was 0-0.

Canada's coach must have said something inspiring to his team


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In Lower Senior camp was led byLei th Nippes, Welt, Mike Gonchar I Dan Katcher, Les Meyers, Schindler,. Chriss DuPree Jordan Juraw, Roger Schwartz, Dave O1odosch, Steve Klln, and Arik Penchina.

winadu faced a tough team in the Upper Senior division as well. The was made up of Michael Leibert, Dan .:"'\xelrod, Alexander, Ari Hai t, and Ben Silvernan.

by John Picker Algonquin 41

On July 29, camp MahKee-Na.c and camp Winadu SlN'imrers met. expecting strong corrpetition from each other. .A suprise came when MKN defeated winadu very easily; 239- 143.

In Junior camp, a tough fight came from Ari Kempler, Brett Weiss, Ilan Kempler, ano. Jon Elias.


Jeff Weiss 37

Going into the Invitational 'Iburnament MahF>!=>--NI'lIr. was the ooderdog

last year's winner, Greylock. The robin tournan:ent of four teams--

n-xee-sac, Lenox, and Greylock ..

Danny Gans had a .first match losing to

, 2-8. Being the DmE~.CK player Gans

, he won his next against Taconic, The head was too for Gans as he fell

his final match to lock, 0-8.

In the same age eli vision, doubles team of Mike

and Scott


first two matches

, topping Taconic

• Lenox by scores of

, and 8-1, re~pecti vel y.

In their tinal match the pair dropped a 'close one to Greylock, 5-8.

In the 13 year old division, the Mah-Kee-

Nac Singles and doubles teams were the highlights of the day--first of all, Jordan Jurrow rose to the occasion and swept the teams of Taconic, (8-5), Lenox (8-3) and Greylock (8-2) to capture the first

place trophy in this division.

Next, in the 13 year old doubles, the fine team of J.P. Borella and Dave Miller also swept Lenox ( 8-4) , Taconic (8-1) and Greylock (8-1 ) to win the first

place trophy in their division.

The fiMe showing of

the Mah-Kee-Nac ream was enough to capture the team trophy and make them tournament champions, taking the crown from last year'~ winner, Carrp Greylock, by only one point.

The tennis staff of 184 is one of the finest ever assembled at Mah-Kee-Nac. OUr boys have won trophies at every event they have participated in this year, and a good reason for their success is our staff.

We have two certified tennis professionals to lead the junior and senior camp programs, and a staff of college graduates and Wimble0Dn players. We have also brought in a rose arrong the thorns, Mary D:Jnnelon, who comes from Xavier Uhiversity in Cinc~~ati.

1 I
9 S
4 S
N F (seated 1 to r) Denn~S LattiIyore, 'Ibm Alexande~, Kevin ~-1cClaD1on, Frosty Perry, Larry Kern. (st.andtnq) ]I..TIne Bradshaw f (TeI".11lS Director) I Joel Balogun, Stan Ba1l, Jeff Bailey, !Viark Haynes, Mary D:Jnnelon, Mark Stanton John Guisbond . M:>rgan Phillips, Jeff I>Jeiss, Trey Baldwin. "

8th year as player. uni versi ty of Southern Mississippi. Wants to pursue a career as a teacher in Florida, New York or Texas. 2nd year at MKN.

Jeff Weiss------~Age 19, from Vacaville california: 2nd year as tennis in- ' structor, 6th year as player. 'Soo.them I'llinois Vniversity. MKN rookie.

Trey. Baldwin-----Age 26, from Tampa, Florlda; 2nd year as tennis instructor, 16th as player. Florida State university. MKN rookie.


Mark Stanton-----Age 21, from \~Torcester, England; 2nd year as tennis instructor, 5th year as player. Oxford University. Considers it a pleasure to work in the MKN tennis proqram for a man like Arnie Bradshaw. 2nd year at r~q.

Joel Balogun-----Age 25, from Ibadan, Nigeria; 3rd year as tennis instructor JOth year as player. Hercyhurst ColLege, Pennsylvania. Is a fair tennis player, ranked 9th in the NCAA, Di II. 3rd year at }1KN.

Stan Ball--------.~e 24, from Ashtabula, Ohio: 4th year as tennis instructor,

(continued next page)


!1 "Frosty" Perry--.Age 21, from Bexhill-onSea, East Sussex, England; 2nd year as tennis instructor, 11th year as player. Royal HollOVJ'ay College. Going to teacher training oo11ege at cambridge University after graduating in bioLogy. Hoping to travel and work in a Third World oountzy (India or Africa) in Volunteer Services Abroad. Hoping to continue tennis coaching while teaching, after obtaining professional qualification at the united States Professional Registry.. Hoping to run a marathon in

3 hours. 2nd year at MKN".

~.B. Alexander---- .Age 22, from Leamington Spa, WorwJ.ckshire, England: 1st year as tennis instructor, 10th year (on and Off) as tennis player. Colchester Institute of H.E. Worked as sports officer in England, taking part in coaching squash, badminton and various other activities. MKN rookie.


Kevin. McClarnon-----Age 23, from .Madison, Wis-

. consin; 1st year as tennis instructor, 10th as player. Edge\\1OOd College/University of Minnesota-M:lrris. Business-Economics major,. transferring to Business/Econornics college at Minnesota-t-brris this fall.

MKN rookie.

M3.rk Eaynes-------:--Age 23, frornMiami, Florida; 1st year as tennis instructor, 3rd as player. Southern Illinois University.

!'-1KN rookie.

Jon Guisoond--------Age 21, from Syracuse, New York; 1st year as tennis instructor, 12th as player. Clarkson University. Graduating next y~arwith a mechanical engineering degree.. MKN rookie.

Arnold Bradshaw-----Age 42, from Geneva, \

Ohio; 23rd year as tennis instructor, 30th

as player. Edinboro Sta.te. lOth year at MKN.


y Lee Shidlofsky heyenne 31

For the first tirre in ah-Kee-Nac I' s56 year history,

bunch of Mah"':Kee-Nac run-

ers went to Adams, Massachusetts o run the Adams Aggie 4 and 10 ilorreter races.

We got to Adams and we ere all excited. Thirty mutes later, the race bean. At the sound of the un, everyone took off. eading the pack were Dave hodosch and Eric Mazor.

he race st<t"etched 2. 8


When it was over, Dave hodosch had won the under

2 division with a 21:27. rett Fellman carne in second nd Lee Shidlofsky third. dam Stulberger w:Jn the pecial .Mah-Kee-Nac Fastest unner Award with a time of 7:28. Eric Mazo.r carre in

second at. 21: 26.

Other finishers were Steve MJssp Chris Sinon, Josh· Frank, Peter Ebright and Eric Lashins.

In the 10k race, Eric Pitchal

finished with a great tirre of 60;22 and David Cassel carre in at 64:05.

When it was finished, everyone felt tired but great.

David Cassel finishes a long and tiriI"\9 race with Jeff Wentworth,.Mike Dale and the local police escort.


museum we saw many interesting exhibits describli life in a seaport town li 1800' s , After we left tl museum, we headed hone, Cheyermes enjoyed this t: very much.

urn, where we saw a dolphin and seal sho.v and other interesting marine life. After that we had lunch at McDona1ds. When we finished lunch we went to the Mystic Seaport Museum. At the

by Michael Pearlman Cheyenne 29

On l-bnday, July 30, the Cheyennes boarded their 2 coach buses and left camp for Cape Cod. On each bus there was a tour guide. All campers were asked to choose the exact tirre of arrival

at the docks of cape Cbd Bay. The winner choosing the oorrect tine would win

a hat.

On bus I, the winner was Robert Math. On bus 2, the winner was Mark Hochstein. Afte.r we arrived on the

docks ,we divided into groups and boarded 5 different sailboats for a sailboat ride. Four hours later, we arrived. at the docks and we had a lobster bake. Each camper received a .L lb. lobster, claros, corn and lerronade. campers who didn't want lobster could have hamburgers or chicken. For dessert we had wa.tenrelon.

After we finished dinner, we drove to our rrotel. We barely had tirre to check in and get settled before we ret:oarded the buses and 1 bus went to an arcade and another went to a minature

golf course. After 45 minutes, we switcbed and at 10:30 we returned to the motel and wqtched the Olympics and

went to bed.

The next rrorning, we were awakened at 7: 00 and we walked across the street to the International House of Pancakes and enjoyed

3 pancakes, 2 eggs and our choi.ce of a drink.

.After we finished breakfast, we boarded the buses and headied for the Mystic Aquari-

Navajos Invade Cooperstown

waiting for a while, or at least it see.Jred like while because we -were psyched to go to the "Ghost Busters." The was great.

The next day, bright early, we got up, our bags and got right the bus. We stopped at McDonalds and had a breakfast. Then we

to the Howe Caverns. , was quite an experience with the dark, cold

After that, we rroved and had lunch. We had choice between Burger or Mc]):)nalds, so we up, ate, and went back camp. From what I hear think, we all loved it.

by Andrew Gunn Navajo 26

On August 1st, the Navajos went on a trip to Cooperstovm, "The Baseball ball Hall of Fane." The Navajos thought it was quite an.expe.rienoe ..

First, at 9:00 am, we got on the bus and began our journey. Thanks to Joe IDTenplio and crew, we made it. When we arrived, we went through the Hall of Fame and explored the shops and eateries of the town.

After that, we v~nt to the Ponderosa and had a meal to remember. Next, we walked to the rrotel and got settled. We were

1~'1~1 H1N

Tennis Specialty Camp

The tennis specialty I was held for four

, with many excitevents packed into t.ime ,

OUr guest. speaker this was Paul Lynner, the one 55 and over

in the East. Paul us many excellent that helped. us with , game.

I also had four tour-

I sponsered by the

S Rent-A-Car. corrpany

Lipton Tea. The Lip-

, "A" doubles was W'On by

. Borella and Keith

, and the "B" douwas won by Jason and Jon Grodsky.

winners reoeived canof Lipton Tea and a te signed by Evert Lloyd.

Avis 'Iburn.arrent douwas won by Dan Gans and


By Scott Silberfein Navajo 25

Steve Harris over Jeff Boodman: and Brett Katzner.

We're not done with the

Avi.s singles yet, but the finalists are Ben Bradshaw, Eric Hazor, Nelson Eubanks, and Josh Sacks.

The winners of the Avis receive a pl.aqu.r from Avis and get their names in Tennis magazine, with a chance to win other prizes.

We also had two "fun" events-the Tennis Volleyball and the oounse'lcr Challenge. The Tennis Volleyball was cd.airoed by t4.aze' s ~blestors over Ben's Barbarians, the winners of which got to make their

own sundaes.

The Cbunselor Challenge had the campers running court to court; playing their instructors with a 2-0 lead. A to·tal of 13 candy days was '!NOn by the campers.

Election Day was held in Lower Senior camp on Thursday, July 26. LSR carrpers were split into two teams, the Republicans and Derrocrats. The Cheyennes and Navajos competed against each other in soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, softball and volleyball.

After the day I s events, Mike Jaccarino's Republican led Jim Deal's Democrats by a mere 5 points. For evening activity, each team nominated a presidential and vice presidential candidate. For the Derrocrats, it was Adam Karp for president and Eric Nanes for Vice President. The Republicans nominated Chris Sirron and Billy Wright.

After the speeches were corrpleted, the officials chose Adam Karp as the new president of Mah-Kee-Nac.

The Dutch Auction was held. The final scores unoovered the winner. The DemJcraas \-;on wi, th 340 to the Republicans' 324 points.

~1att Denner gives us a look at his perfect backhand fonn during Tennis Specialty 1I7eek.. It was a fun and educational week for all the campers who participated in it. Matt is proof.

circus, circus

by John M:>rowi tz Apache 10

I interviewed several people about their feelings for last week's circus. Here are sane of the re~ sponses;

"The circus was good." "The circus was very ex-


"It was a great activity. It "The acts were great." Yes, all of the answers

were good. I I m sure that everyone who went enjoyed ~t.

Music Program

This Year At MKN

A Major Success

by Ken Bloom Algonquin 41

~'ihat'l s new in music at .Mah-Kee-Nac? Private music instruction and combo groups, that I' s what.

This year 1 s music program, led by Mike Nickley and Dodd r-bhr, is now a regular class

in which campers either Learn

to play instruments, improve technical skills, read and

write music or play the instruments along with other musicians who share common interests.

Students receive private instruction in guitar, piano, clarinet, violin, saxophone, voice and drums.

The program also provides

a small pit orchestra for shows,

consisting of two violins, a great clarinet, a trurrpet, a pianist and a percussionist.

The orchestra is led by Mike Nickley, who does orchestration with Brian. Donne.Iy ,

There are three oombo groups

and twenty private students in tthe program. One combo is a guitar quartet.. Another has two guitars, saxaphone, piano, drums, and bass. The third is two clarinets and a piano.

Mi tchell Schroeder, Adam Erdos, and Will Metcalf are only a few of the people enjoying the program, mainly because of the teaching skill of each instructor .invo.L ved

in the program. The instructors, in tUD1, find great pleasure

In seeing a student discover

:l new ability.

Navajo Hoop With Jim & Ken

by Scott Levine Navajo 25

Jim and Ken are roth very nice and good ins ors. Ken attends the Uni versi ty of Toledo I while Jim attends the Uni versi of South Carolina.

They will continue to teach us better skills. Besides winning intercamps, Jim and Ken each want us to have a qood time.

This year, the Navajo basketball program is being run by Ken Tracy and Jim Deal. We have learned many things, such as jump shots, set shots, layups, how to hold the ball while shooting and how to play defense ..




Ken Bloom PHO'IOGRAPHERS :, Dantes-Paul Angers Patrick Hogle

Jeff Jacobson Rogers Allison

Scott Silberfeln I'1ic~ael Pearlman Andrew Gunn David. Hicks

Lee Shidlofsky Jeff Jacobson Michael Leibert Jeff Weiss

Danny Grossman John Picker 8rott Levine

Counselor Advisors:

Steve McClain Patrick Hogle





34FAREWEL .. II I l j l

{olume 47, Number 6


August 20, 1984



G o L o




The Sack Race is always fun. S

left to right - David Cassell, David levithan, Evan Goetz,Marc Gurtman, Alex Tisch and Steve Kim.



~.l\EE.~ STArr


S t a n

The Totem Salutes The Olympic Coaches

NeB Glen


h r
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• n
s t 84 Olympics A Great Success

Since 1956, the Olympics been a traditional part. each summer at Mah-Kee-

On .August 13, all of Mahgathered on the hill the cafeteria. The camps were broken down eight teams - "Say Hey", ,.\J"'L ..... ".~ by Neil Aronson, Cole's "Toxic Waste," Smi th 's "No rx:>ubt,"

's Crne," Brent

"' .. n .. " ....... "vu, head coach, Stan "Royal Flushes," Ken 's "Special K,lI

''''':::0,;1'11"'1<'" 's Crnesers," headed Chris Cradock, and "The

................ u, .. Stallions" of Joe

(the final chapter) . of the next

days was everywhere.

That night ~7as highlighted , the Opening Cererrony. Hudis lit the Olyrrpic and read the Olympic

l'Ilthough all the events exciting, the 100 yard that rorrpleted the Dewas the rrost draznatic. Boxenbaum won the event

the Decathlon, following Er lich and David Mai tlin

ten event test of strength endurance.

All the tribal relays ",rere exciting, as were shoe

, water marathons, 1"'C;,:>...,C"",, waterrreion events and ,v .................. "'"'<.< .......... , which drew large, crowds.

The Olympics were ended on evening of the third day a sing, cheer, banner

.. t ion and Awards Cererony.

"Say Hey" thundered into place, cheers and cries victory filled the field-

At the end, all Frosty Perry Ralph Casey could say was, y Cow! II

The Men Who, Pullt All Together

(1 to r) : Hike Anderson, Head Official, Palph Casey and Frosty Perry, Olympic Organizers.


Brave ';!(·t:..-k Hudis carri2s torch ~~ open. ~~e 01~,ics

Th,e MKN, Way--More Than Winning

Our 1984 Olympic Events are a fond merrory , with the "Say, Hey" team thewirming team, and with the carrpers of the other seven teams happy with the effort and the fun our kind of Olympics generates.

We are pleased to note that, besides the carrpers who won events, there is a large group of carrpers who played. an. inlportant role in leadership and were given special recognition at the closing cererrony.

The 01yrrpic roaches of each team were asked to narre at least two- of their canpers whose exarrp1e in leader-

ship were deserving of this special recognition.

Here are the kind of reports made by the roaches:

"Kept our Upper Seniors in high spirit throughout the Olympics."

"Sportsmanship and decorum was of highest order. II "Leadership in directing their fellow tearn-rrates.1I "Gave fir.e leadership

and example by their 110 percent involverrent."

"All-around good spirits throughout the ups and downs of the scores."

The campers so honored are:.

"Say I Hey" - !-1ark Hudis, Eric Nanes

"Italian Stallions" - Danny Axelrod, Les ~ieyers

II Robinson 's Crew - Mike Bernstein (Bunk 45), Eric Mazor (Bunk 11)

"Special K" - Josh Hirsch (MJhican) I Will M=tca1f (Algonquin), David Radin (Brave), Matt Derrrer (Seneca)

"Royal Flushes II - Andy .

Ehrlich (Algonquin), Chris Dupree (Cheyenne), Alain Lapter (Apache)

"Cradock's Cruisers" - Jared Kovics (Ivbhican), Robert Trager (Navajo)

"'Ibxic Waste" - Danny Chodosch (Iroquois), !<1ark Aronson (Brave)

"No Doubt; H - David Boxenbaum (Seneca), Michael Bernstein (d'leyenne)

Danny Goldman and Claude M2yers, l::xJth f.bhicans, were added to this list for their creative work in writing

the "No Doubt;" song.




Senecas·iBraves To Toronto

At 7: 00 in the rroming of M:>nday, August 6th, twenty Senecas and Braves, and nine girls from Lenore Owaissa set out for Niagara Falls.

After a 7 hour bus ride

we arrived at._the hotel. The next day, everyone enjoyed. themselves <irrrnePsely on the tour boat, of the Mist.

Wednesday was even better as we went to the ~tro 'Ibronto ZOO and Canada's Wonderland Park.

At night we stayed at the luxurious Cara Inn, which was equipped with a sauna.

We were awakened at 5: 30 the following day to go rafting on the Black River.

After the rafting, we set for the long trek back to camp.

A special thanks goes to Ken Szczypien, who did an outstanding job as our tour

guide throughout the trip.

by Dave Weisenfeld Seneca 40

Mark Hudls and Chris Elkind in one of "those pictures"

Algonquins To Montreal

by Jeff Jacobson

.M:lntreal said "Tres Bien II to Mah.-Kee-Nac' s Algonquins on M:mday, August 6, and

we enjoyed many of the activities the city has to offer.

We left at 9:00 Monday rrorninq, after trip leader, John Brice land , introduced us to Wally Gallant and

D:mg Haskins, our bus driver and "Target Sport. 'Iburs II representatd, ve. The bus ride, all 5 1/2 hours of

it, was bound to be boring. Many sought to escape the monotony by falling asleep.

Final! y we arrived at our rote1, which turned out to be a very nice and well equipped Holiday Inn

in downtown Montreal. Wt~ settled into our roams and headed for La Ronde (The Round), !vbntreal' s woddclass amusernentpark.

From 4:00 to 8:00 TAe enjoyed the stomach turninq roll(,rr coasters, saw the sights on the ferris wheel, and lost a lot

money on the various nTry-Your Luck" booths ,

If you+re heavily into food, then La R::mde is for , with its pizza, ice and its built-in

IS. Everything

going great, until

:50, when the skies 0- up and we had to

a mad dash for the Soon, everyone was and we were on our

back to the hotel.


The Story of Some Daring Young Men Surviving Great Fu,n In Another Country

Our Campers Receiving Instruction Before River R.afling.

there, we went to Nouveau Monde for whitewater rafting.

After a quick lesson, we were on our way down the Rouge River. Once we hit the rapids, Lt didn't take long for people to fallout of

the rafts. Only a f8!A7 of

the rafters managed to stay in the rafts. No one who fell in was hurt in any way. They merely got wet.

At 5:00, we were back on shore, and Wall ywas back in the hospital. While we all wai ted for a new bus, we enjoyed a delicious chicken and ribs barbecue at the Nouveau !-Dnde base canp ,

At. 7:30, a new bus arrived, but it was too late to go to the the Exp:>s garre.

Instead, once we got back to the hotel, we all ordered pizza and went to bed.

The next rrorning, we had breakfast and checked out, headed for Lake George, New York. Upon arrival, we headed to McDJnald' s, then walked around town for half an hour. 'Ib ronclude our trip, we all chose between miniature golf and a water slide.

At 3: 30, we left Lake George and headed back to camp, all wanting rrore of M:>ntreal.

Cherokees To Boston

By :Jar..i~Y GroSS-!a!l.

Kenny Gladstone Cherokees - 'qu""'L:, 31)

From August 6-8, Mah-Kee-Nac's Cherokees tauredthe hiswrical Boston area.

Leaving at 9: 00 a.m., we drove b1;r the Boston Museum of Science with one brief stop at a MCDonald's on the way. Upon arriving at the museum, we ate our carrp-packed lunches. We then entered the rraiseim with our walking groups.

We saw many interesting and exci ting exhibits there, contrary to popular belief. Many also enjoyed. a spinetingling lightning derronstration.

After departing from the rniseum, the coach and the van headed to the Charles River !'obtel where

we were to stay for the next ~ nights. We had a bit

of free time to shower, watch television, or just relax before going to the Ground Round for dinner of ei ther a burger, fried chicken, or fried fish.

We then headed towards FerMay Park to view the second' half of a doubleheader. The Detroit Tigers lost miserably to the Boston Red Sox. r-bst campers, however, paid rroee attention to the food than the game.

Following the game, the group returned to the rrotel. It was suggested that we get a good night sleep.

Before we knew it,

it was 5:45 an I we w:>ke

to Ralph Casey pounding very loudly on our room ao5r. Afl:er a quick breakfast at the IHOP, we \-~e,.:e off tc Gloucester for a four and a half hour

whale watching excursion. We saw many dolphins very

A snack break on Boston Trip.

early on, and later, saw the pizza came and we ate

imuense whales. it, watched. T.V., and

Afterwards, we went to eventually went to sleep.

~1::D::mald 's to eat lunch. We were awakened at

When we finished, we rode 7: 30. In half an hour,

to the U.S.S. Constitution yes, you guessed it folks,

and walked on a 'tvvVI.I it was the IROP again for

rattl.eship. All of a sudden, another "delicious" meal.

it started to downpour. We hopped (or should

Everyone ran back to the we say IHOPPed) onto the bus

bus, but unfortunately, and we drove through the

our absent-rrd!',dE.O bus driver New England AquarllIfo(just

Clyde, decided the heck with kidding, but wi th Clyde you

us and remained inside a never knowl. There, we

building with the bus keys, observed many types of

while all 70 of us got aquatic life. A lot of

drenched. We got him back us then witnessed an

by making his bus srooll entertaining sea lion

like mildew. and dolphin show.

After this fun-filled When we were finished

event, we returned to the seeing the, we

rrotel which was only 3 walked over to the hiC;h-

minutes away, but it took light of our trip, QUI_ney

Clyde 45 minutes to get there. Market. All of the campers

We finally arrived at the and counselors ate, bouqht;

rrotel, only to be shipped shirts, ate, bouqht;

out once rrore for another and ate. Unfortunately,

Ground Round dinner. the 2~ hours seerned like our meal, we 2J:2 minutes and WE) had to

headed to Cineroa 4. MJst board the bus or van to

of us saw the Karate Kid. return to carrp,

After the rrovie, we We w:>uld like to thank

were driven back to the Jim and Dmll'1Y for making

rrotel w~:,"'e we proceeded this trip possible and

to order in pizza. After Clyde for making it

getting ready for bed, imt;osslble.


by Jeff Epste1.n Algonquin 44

The lights went down upon stage as the spotlight on Jedd Fisch (our ",.,.",-1-1"''') who guides us Danny (David Apple-

and h . .tll_dog t-1aX IS through the land of Oz.

As we begin, Danny 'I shouse in !vhmchkinland after

Danny discovers that he . killed the evil wicked

. of the East. He is by the good warlock of

South (Claude Meyer) to to see the Wizard of Oz,

li~s in the Errerald City, order to get home. Darmy Max leave immediately, with a magic hand-

and a pair of ruby

First, Danny meets up

the scarecrow (Janes

), who (with a lack brains), asks Danny if he go with him to see the

to ask for sore brains. leave together and soon the Tin woedsman (Jarrett ) who (minus a heart) asks to join the party their way to see the

Then the three

up with the oowardly (Steve Gandel) who

I t scare a fly. They to take him along well.

So, the four friends get the castel, are granted to the wizard by the guard,

I • Kerrpler), and get in

by one to see the wizard Rabin) .

They are all told the sarre

kill the Wicked Warlock the West, and yea request be granted.

So they set out to find Warlock~ However ,the

The lead a.ctor in the Junior Show,David Applebaum stars a,s Danny.

Warlock (Jason Palmar) surmons everyone. except Danny what they

the Winged r-Dnkeys to capture need. Then he sends Danny to

than. see the Good Warlock of the

They do so, and while Nor-..h (also Claude Meyer), who

Danny is alone, he pours water is a bit lirrp-wristed. He

over the Warlock and dissolves (or she) tells Danny to click

him. his heels 3 t.imes and (poef)

Then taking the magic cap he'd be back in Kansas.

off the Warlocks head, Danny So, giving his good-byes,

and his friends return to the Danny clicks his heels 3 times

Wizard's room. Once there, and is, once again, hOlTE.

the four discover that the This was one of the Juniors'

Wizard is a phoney, and really better perfanances and we

doesn't have much magic at all, congratulate each one of them. but the Wizard does end up giving

A.bove - left to right - Mati Gabln as the Wizard, and Jarrett Kovics as the Tlnman; and Steve Gandel as the Lion. Below - left - Jasen-Parmer, Wicked Warlock of the West with James Stammer, and David Applebaum looking on. Bottom left - Ari Kempler as the Soldier; Bottom Right - Jarrett Kovics with James Stammer as the Scarecrow.


Program Design Program Editor Iightir.g

Lighting Assistants


r'1llnchkins;\'Jinged M::mkeys

SJ?€!cial Thanks: Nancy Metzger for help wi th costarres • Dave Michelson as rehearsal technician. Brian OOnely with costumes and crew. Harold Odom for r.ake-up and rehearsal critique.

~1usic dedicated. to David Applebaum, James Stamner, Jarret Kovics, Steve C-.filldel

Narrator Danny

vlizard of oz

Wicked Warlock of the Nest Tinman



Gerald, Ranone - Gcx:x1 Wariocks King of l'linged ~bnkeys


Darren Lilien Adam Tepper Danny Goldman Kevin v-lal ters Greg oonoghue Brett h'eiss Ilan Kempler Alc.irl Lapter Ross 1'bpsick

Director Choreographer Accorrpanist St.age PJaIlager Stage Assistants

Set Design

Jedd Fisch David 1\pplebaum Matthew Gabin Jason Palmer Jarret Yovics Steve Gandel James Stamner Claude Meyers Jacob Sussman /IIi Kenpler

Brandon Erdos Sham Singh Ad.arn Hairn ~1ichael Wexler Noah Klat Jonathan Roth Seth Schwartz Danny Richman Ben Hirsch

~1ike Nickley Harold adorn

OOdd I'bhr

l)::)Uo: Witter

David Rosen

Evan Damast

Cher McKee Lawrence Mc<':owan Natalie Aschenbach Phil Reilly

Jeff Epstein Steven Selick

t'latt Selick

Jeff Fatner

The Old




by Kenny Gladstone Olerokee 39



I t was another hot night at_f.!KN when the campers from LenoreOWaissa and Mah-Kee-Npc piled into the Junior Lodge for another production. This show, however, was a first, since it was not a play, but a "Brodway Revue. II

The production was OUI annual Upper Senior show. It consisted of song and dance maroers from the shows "Gypsy", "Guys and D:Jlls", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Man of La Mancha" I I "Oklahoma", "Sweet Charit~ and "The Wizll.

Due to a lack of male participants, directors Harold Odom and Mike Nickley also performed in the show.

It was an evening of dance, song, laughter, fun for all.

L "EASE ON rX'WN ':"'HE FOAl:" - THE }'i1I Z






















Alain Lapter with Belvoir

. "Big Spender."




Sailing Specialty Week

by Jeff Jacobson

The sailing department held a series of intra-camp regattas to conclude USE Specialty Week.

Will ~tcalf was first overall, with David Brause seven points behind him.

Mike Kahn. breezed into third, Jeff Jacobson took fourth, and Steve Selick. was a close fifth.

A total of 21 sailors participated in this sevenrace series, including those nentfoned above, plus Adam and Chris Elkind, Evan M:>rowi tz , Al~ Lilien, Steve Hochman,

.Andy Pitman, and the rest of the USR's in sailing specialty. Same Icwer seniors such as

Arik Penchina entered, as

well as other USR' s like

Danny Gans, several counselors (Peter Locke, John 'I'lrrner,

and the sailing staff), and

a guest from across the lake

. who owned a phantom.

At the end. of the series, Sailing Director Frank Oole and his assistants, John Briceland and Tbdd Sommerville, tallied. the score (lONest total out of 100

points), and riboons were awarded at the last USR cookout.

USR Camper Council

by Jeff Jacobson

Once a week since July 1. the Upper Senior Camper Counsil has met to discuss problems and make suggestions al:out USR cenp ,

Representatives to the eounai.L are Scott Hirsch, Alan Seid, Mike Ebright, Mam Patti, Adam Bank, Dave Weisenfeld, Arldy PitInan, Jeff Jacobson, Phil Ende, Willie Finklestein, and co-President Braves Adam ~Stll.ill)9:r:qer and Dave .Rudin.

Suggestions included addition of socials, improve the oondi, tion of the showers, rrore trips out, etc. The counsil has a part inrthe selection of USR movies.

r-bstly because of the counsil, USR reveiLl.?e has been generally postponed to

8: 00 (ten minutes late) USR IS have seen better quality rrovies, and rrore spending money was given out on trips. In other woords, USR camp has been made a little better by the efforts of the Camper Council ..

Mohican Intercamps

by Jason Faltings Peter M:::lrrison M:lhican

On Saturday, the 28th, some M:::lhicans went to Winadu, and some stayed at

Mah-Kee-Nac. .

At Winadu, we had basketball in the rrorning. Randy Thorn's team lost, but Mike Srni th I S team ~n by rulling out the game in the last quarter, led by Jeff Wasserman and Abe Bradshaw.

Randy I S team was led by Peter M:::lrrison, Mike Stark, and Adam Haim.

Mik.e Smith said, "My team hust.Ied and worked

as a. unit to take their victory. Though Randy I S team lost, they tried very hard too.

In the afternoon, the M:>hicans p Iayed soccer. Jeff Wasserman played in the goal in the first half and Peter tbrrison played the second half in goal. The defense was led by Jason Faltings, Ramin Missaghieh a~d ~d. Hovanic, tvho took David Herman's pl.ace , We lost 5-3. Jason Faltings soored a goal by blocking the ball with his knee.

In baseball, the team lost 7-6 in the last inning. The team was led by Sham Singh, Douq Chernack and Benjy Gordon, who hit 3 singles. It was a good game.

Back at MKN, T;Ve swept the day 4-0. We won one softball game 22-2. The garre was led by David Applebaum's pitching. overall, we bea.t Winadu 5-3.


by ~~eil Aronson Counselor

Here at Camp t1ah-Kee-Nac, one of the IIDst popular sports, and therefore very important, is tennis. It's no secret

that much of Mah-Kee-Nac' s terrific reputation stems

from the success of its

tennis program.

In order for our tennis program to reach its unparalled stature, progress had to be made in many different aspects of the sport. Unlike other camps, Mah-Kee"Nac

does not judge success

strictly by the number of trophies 'INOn. While wins

are quite inpJrtant, they

are only one of many areas

that need attention. Irnprove~nt in performance and attitude for every carrper , whether he be a beginner or

a tournament competitor,

is the goal of our tennis staff. This is an extrerrely lru;ge arount of responsibility for anyone man. It ",;QuId take a virtual superman to fill such large shoes. Thankfully, Mah-Kee-Nac has such a man. Allow rre to introduce camp Mah-Kee-Nac's answer to superman ... Arnold Bradshaw.

As nentioned, Coach Bradshaw has the unenviable task of having to teach all different levels of ability .. Yet, Coach Bradshaw has no problems in adapting his techniques to the level of each of his students. And although. his knowlege of tennis is unmatchable, I feel that he has other traits which are more notewor thy,

Because of his great demeanor and even greater



On Sunday, August 5th, the YMCA held its 9th Annual Lake Run. The run was sponsored by the Union Federal Savings Bank, the Besse-Clarke Ski and sport Shop, Mics Tiger Sneakers, and Lite Beer.

There were ty;Q rC'.ces ~.

a tv.u mile fin race, and a

seven mile race. Four campers from Mah-Kee-Nac ran in the two mile fun nUl. They THere Jeff Gandel, Andy Cohen, Mark

Sonders and Jason Dermer.

Jeff Gande1 finished 16th

overall with a time of 12:55, Andy ran a 13: 47 and finished twenty third. M3rk Sonders ran the race in 15:58, and Jason Derrrer finished 98th overall with the respectable time of 22 :46.

In the seven mile run, which began in the blistering heat of

86 degrees, campers Seth Oliphant and Mike Schouten participated.

The course was basically uphill and downhill until the fifth mile, where a flat began which lasted until the very end of the race.

Many spectators lined the streets, hosing down runners and offering cups of water.

Seth Oliphant finished l05th overall with the time of

51:26, averaging 7:30 a mile. Mike Schouten finished 187th with the time of 1:15:39.

Special thanks are extended to Mike Anderson, Neal Aronson, and Mike Dale, who orgamzed the whole event and made it possible.

Seth Oliphant. Seneca 40

enthusiasm, Coach Bradshaw

is one of the rrost respected men in camp. All who pass

by the Upper-Senior tennis courts seem to notice the Coach's ever-present smile and never-ending words of encouragenent. And perhaps even rrore importantly, the tennis staff, the administration and the canpers ' parents have the pleasure of watching their lx>ys' developrrent both menta-ly and physically.

I did not include any of the Coach's own words of wisdom in this article, for I know of his modesty. But I would like to thank him

for all of the wonderful, work he has ~one for the camp and the campers. In closing, I would like personally to thank Coach Bradshaw for his support and friendship out the sumner.


The Game

by Bryan Kurzrnan Bunk 22

This is a game, but it often or always happens real life. This is a garre where you must decide self, with your own rroney, if you are goinq to go to law school, purchase one, have a spouse?

You decide. No P.OrllI1Y daddy to make the decis for you. See how you to spend your rroney. Do want- to play sports? ]):) want to purchase This game will indeed ately prepare us for the future. This is a very game.


by l~e.ilAronson Counselor

Here at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, one of the rrost popular sports, and therefore very ~rtant, is tennis. It's no secret

that rruch of r.1ah-Kee-Nac' s terrific reputation stems

from the success of its

tennis program ..

In order for our tennis program to reach its unparalled stature, progress had to be made in many different aspects of the sport. Unlike other carops , Mah-Kee-Nac

does not judge success

strictly by the number of trophies won. While wins

are quite important, they

are only one of many areas

that need attention. Improverrent in performance and attitude for every camper, whether he be a beginner or

a tournament corrpeti tor,

is the goal of our tennis staff. This is an extrerrely laJ;'ge C:Irount of responsibility for anyone man. I t ~X)uld take a virtual superman to fill such large shoes. Thankfully, Mah-Kee-Nac has such a man, Allow me to introduce Camp Mah-Kee-Nac's answer to superman ..• Arnold Bradshaw.

As rrentioned, Coach Bradshaw has the unenviable task of having to teach all different levels of ability. Yet, Coach Bradshaw has no problems in adapting his techniques to the level of each of his students. And al though his knowlege of tennis is unmatchable, I feel that he has other traits which are more note'M)rthy.

Because of his great demeanor and even greater



On Sunday, August 5th., the YM:A held its 9th Annual Lake Bur. • The run was sponsored by the Union Federal Savings Bank, the Besse-Clarke Ski and Sport Shop, ABics Tiger Sneakers, and Lite Beer.

There were u"x:> races _.

a t~u mile fin race, and a

seven mile race. Four campers from Mah-Kee-Nac ran in the two mile fan run, They 'Were Jeff Gandel, Andy Cohen, Mark

Sonders and Jason Dermer.

Jeff Gandel finished 16th

overall with a time of 12:55, Andy ran a 13:47 and finished twenty third. Mark Sanders ran the race in 15: 58, and Jason DerITEr finished 98th overall with the respectable t.irre of 22:46.

In the seven mile :run, which began in the blistering heat of

86 degrees, campers Seth Oliphant and Mike Schouten participated.

The course was basically uphill and downhill until the fifth mile, where a flat. began which lasted until the very end of the race.

Many spectators lined the streets I hosing down runners and offering cups of water.

Seth Oliphant finished 105th overall with the time of

51:26, averaging 7:30 a mile. Mike Schouten finished 187th with the t:ime of 1:15:39.

Special thanks are extended to Mike Anderson, Neal Aronson, and Hike Dale, who orqani.zed the whole event and made it possible.

Seth Oliphant Seneca 40

enthusiasm, Coach Bradshaw

is one of the rrost respected rren in carrp , All who pass

by the Upper-Senior tennis courts seem to notice the Coach's ever-present smile and never-ending words of encouragerrent. And perhaps even rrore linp:lrtantly, the tennis staff, the administration and the campers' parents have the pleasure of watching their boys' developrrent both menta-1y and physically.

I did not include any of the Coach's own words of wisdom in this article, for I know of his rrodesty. But I would like to thank him

for all of the wonderful work he has ~one for the camp and the canpers. In closing, I would like personally to thank Coach Bradshaw for his constant support and friendship throughout the S1.UTITLer.


The Game

by Bryan Kurzman Bunk 22

This is a game, but it often or always happens in real life. This is a garrwa where you must, decide ~ self, with your own rroney, if you are goinq to go to law school, purchase one, have a spouse?

You decide. No rrormty 01 daddy to make the decision~ for you. See how you want to spend your rroney. Do ~ want to play sports? Do want to purchase insurance" This game will indeed def' ately prepare us for the future. This is a very game.

Pumping Iron At MKN

Jr Riflery A Hit

84 was a great year for ior riflery with many

C lent coming

the M:>hican, Iroquois, ~pache tribes.

rre ~umter of qualifying ats during the sumner Lled 920 \"i th over

)0 rounds being fired. ampers obtained 92 badges, sre than last. year and the Dvring campers are as


2: Jeff Goldblat, Eric Katz.

L: Jason Palmer

pshooter; David Applebamn r

Ci-ierr..ack, Ben Hirsh,

ti. Goldbrenner, A.l::::e Brad, Scott !-:bshen, r'mk

ron, Ari Kempler.

srnan. 1st class: Roger k, Aaron ''i'einberg, Hal nzo, Robert Brous, Marc art, Ramin Missaghieh, en Lilien, _~am Tepper, ett Kovics.

sma:n: Brandon Erdos,

· Perudrran, Steven Gandel,

Wiberg, Matt Fraiman,

¥ Halper, Jeff Kantor, [?Jsberg, Peter M::>rrison, IT Berman, Andy Kirshen-

, Eric r1:x1ell, Josh Hirsch, Stark, Jason Rudnick, Hovanec I Danny Richrrond, Elias, Jon St.eiber

marksman: Josh Kern, MJpsick, Brett Ferdinand, (brdon, Danny Goldman, Darrast, David Rosen,

. Klat, Ilan Kempler,

Harris, Claude Meyer,

· G::>ldberg, Jon Gans,

· Podell, Danny Flax,

b Susman, James Stammer, ! G::>rdon

The highest score during 1984 camp was obtained by Jeff Goldblat with. 46 out of 50 points.

Aaron Weinberg scored a perfect dead centra z nd von the Bull' s eye Award.

Best ghot of the v.Jeek

i Mara was won by Ari Kempler, Jeff Goldblat and Eric Katz during the year. During

camp Olympics the range had

3 joint winners, David Applebaum, Jeff Cordover, Eric Katz all tying with 37 out

of 50 po.irrtz ,

rbst Improved ~.arksman over the whOle summer is David Goldbr~~er. Congratulations David! !

Finally, I T.<.Ould like to

wish everyone well for the rest of the year,. and Guys, I hope to see you all next year.

In 1984

by Kenneth S. Zucker berg Athletic Trainer 1984

Approximately fifty upper seniors participated in the Weight Conditioning Option this sumner. Under strict supervision by athletic trainers Dave Pawlowski

and Ken Zuckerberg, many

of these campers showed proportional increases.

in strerlgth and endurance.

The basic workout; program combined weight lifting

on the Universal System

wi th aerobics such as rope skipping and running. Performing each activity with little rest in between, the "Super circuit" concentrated on conditioning the cardiovascular system. as well as the entire body.

Happy Sh:::oting Folks From Bubba, Popeye 1 Supersales The III Hicks.


Careful Aim and Safety

Our two rifle ranges popular with campers.


Mah-Kee-Nac's swimming proqram, under the direction of Aquatics director Jim Ibl'X:lghue, enphasized the

fun and safety in developing swimming ability.

Carnf:€rs who passed Beginners are: Matthew Gabin, Jonathan Feinstein, Sham Singh, John .MJss,

David P.osen, Ross Markowitz, Jonathan Stieber, Evan Darrast, Noah Klat, Jason Rudnick, and Jeff Kim.

. carrpers who passed Advanced Beginners are:

Robert Trager, Brandon Hollenberg, Jeff Gordon, Jedd Fisch, Seth Schwartz, Jonathan Roth~ Ilan Kempler, Jason Silberfein •. AbE Bradshaw, Michael Wexler, Aaron Weinberg, Kevin Walters,

Ben Gordon, Jon Gosberg, Adam Haim,Danny Lundy, Doug Roberts, Jason Palrrer, Jeff G::>ldblat, Lee Patti, Marc Leibert, .Andy Goldberg, Brett Ferdinand, Danny Olodosch, Ned Wiberg, Scott M:)shen, Ross M::lpsick, Mike Stark, Josh Kern, Mark Shulnan, and Bruce Levinson.

Campers who passed Intermediate are: 'Ibdd Hovanec, Ricky Halper, Seth Gordon, Brett Weiss, John r-browi tz r Josh Frank, Ilan Kenpler, Robert !bnoghue, Eric Nanes, Harper Sirron, Dan Kuperschrnid, Jared Littman, Matt Podell, Andrew Bernstein, Marc Gutman, Darren Weiss, Eric Szafran, Jeff Serbin, Brian Gitkin, Eric Lashens, Eric Pitchal, Jeff Wasserman, Aaron Goldbert, Jarres Sta.rrrrer, Jon

Pear lrnan, Andrew COug las,

Michael Darnast, Jon Q:)ldberg, Marc Hochstein, Bruce levinson, and Andrew Schwab.

Campers who passed Swimmers are: Philip Bruell, (Men Groves, Bryan Kurzrnan, Jeff Ki.r'schenbaum, l-\dam Karp, Ma.rc Gutman, Andy Kirschenbaum, David Appelbaum, Jason Roth, Douq Green, Peter M::>rrison, Jeff Cordover, Josh Hirsch, Brandon Erdos, Matt Beman, Justin Black, Jason Ganz, Todd Goldring, Albert Kim, Chris SilTon,

Eric Katz, David Goldbrenner, Greg Donoghue, Roger Black, Evan Goetz, Kenny Meltzer, Neal Potischman, Bradley Seldin, David Wolfman, Noah Tannen, Neil Harris, Jon Elias, and Barry Osherow.

Campers who passed the Advanced Beginners are:

Ross Schindler, Les ~~yers,



David Levine, Hichael Rais, Andrew Hyman, Micha.el Bernstein, Chris DuPree, John Picker, Michael Baltirrore, hennetIl Bloom, Michael G::mchar, Daniel Jewel, Ari Kerrpler, Robert KovaH, Santos, Jeffrey Schwartz., Scott Silberfein, Mark Wolkstein, Evan Hairn, Danny Welt Noah Mitchell,Eric Lee Shidlfosky, Leith Nippes Andrew Gumj• Soott Levine, and Mark 'Vlolkstein.

Campers who passed Basic Water Safety are:

David Chodosch , Adam Katz, Sacha Ross, Steven. Kim, Greg Zucker, and Damien Noble.

Camper who passed .Basic Rescue is: Kenneth Bloom.

"Who's got the Wayler?" This year, many Junior

"Do you want. a 4 .. 6 or a camper's enjoyed our water

6.07" ski program. r-bhicans who

"Have you got a Dufour qualified could choose

foot for the 3. O?" as an option. Apaches and

The foreign language Iroquois were introduced

these boys are speaking is to the sport as a special

windsurfing. One of the treat.

rrost; popular waterfront Terri Smith, one of our

options. water ski counselors, said

under the direction of that it was great working

Ralph Casey, Phil Reilly, wi th the Juniors because

and Tom Keller, many boys they were BO excited when

learned to handle the boards they succeeded. The pro-

under all kinds of conditions. g.ram was so popular that

The initial instruction carrp brought in a third

was helped by the dry lands ski boat and added Joe

simulator which was set up on DuBois to the ski staff

the beach and helped campers to work with this program.

learn without falling into Joe introduced same of

the water. The boards are the Juniors to his

so popular tha.t even the Seneca and that was another fun tennis group started hounding ride for the Juniors.

Phil for "Just one rrore quick Skiing is fun and ex-

ride. " ci ting, and one of the

Windsurfing is becoming really great additions

the fastest growing program to Junior carrp this





ling this summer grew in ity with 86 lower and

seniors passing parts of their Red Cross course and another being introduced under the watchful

of instructors .Frank Cole, Briceland, David DuBois, Sornnerville. There nurrerous days when al1 Phantoms, 3 D. C .r s , Juniors and the

. showed their sails

winds of our lake.

Part One of the Cross Sailing were:

Elkind, Scott Bucky, , Gans, Bruce Willner,

Pic, David Brause, Pi trnan, Robert

, St.eve Selick, Jeff , Mark Rudis, Steve

, Alex Lilien, Robert

, David Chodosch, Brian , M.ichael Pearlman, Paul , Michael Kahn, Marc

, Will Metcalf, Scott

, Michael Bal tirrore, Andy , Josh Schnol1.

sing Part 'TWO Itlere:

Metcalf, Josh. Schnoll, Lilien, Paul Leinwand, Kahn, Steve Selick, Ratner, Jeff Jacobson, Hudis, Dan Gans, Bruce , Chris Pic, David

, and Andy pi trnan.

Instructor Aide, award possible for , were Mark Rudis,

Hochman, and Will Met-

This summer, the swimming department sponsored a swim and stay fit program. Using charts in the boat house the

. . '

partlcipants watcr.eCl. as their

distances increased.

Both campers and staff finished up to thirteen miles. Tom Arnold had the rrost with thirteen miles. Ken Bloom and Jeff Bcxx1man led all campers with ten miles. Jeff also set the one day mark. finishing two and one half miles on his last day at camp.

There were-many participants this summer, and they ranged

in age from Ari Kempler up.

Ari tied with Gregg Conoghue for the Junior camp lead with three and one half miles.

"You should have seen the one that got away."

That perennial cry of the fisherman didn't seem to apply to Chris _Miller ,~1a.hKee-Nac's fishing champ. using al1 sorts of tricks, Wisconsin's gift. to MahKee-Nac caught Rainbow trout and Pickerel in amazing quantities.

Under the supervision of Mike Jaccarino and Fichard Prenter, many of ~ah-KeeNac' s carnpers tried to keep up with Chris.

While Chris held the records fa: Trout and Pickerel, Darren We7ss caught the biggest Perch which rreasured over 15 inches.

boys and all the rest a. lot of fun and are forward to even better next summer.

A Fishing Counsellor's Delight

Mike ·Jaccarino Hauled in a Big One.

This is to certify that

Towards the end of the sumrer , a new set of swirrrning tests was introduced at the waterfront to ~lement the Red Cross courses. It was called the Mah-Kee-Nac WateITlaIlship Award Scheme

and there were five different levels: Personal water safety, bronze , silver, gold and honours.

They were designed by instructor, Mark Baker, to test general competance in and around the water and included

such things as naking rescues from the clock, general water safety, entries into the water, timed swims and disrobing.

A number of campers successfully completed the tests and it is hoped to use them rrore extensively next year.

All those who passed were awarded an attractive certificate designed by Mark and featuring a delightful cartoon of a Mah-Kee-Nac.l-Vaterrnan drawn by artist, "Fil" Reilly.




College Day - Pi.ttsburgh vs. Penn State Trip Day - Sturbridge, Catskill Game Farm Circus Day - Big Apple Circus

Olymplcs - Chris Craddock, Mike Smith as Coaches Intercamps - with Winadu (away and home),

with Grey'loc'k (away)

Kite Day - The wind was just right Superteams -

Camp Sing - Iroquois did especially well Carnival- Bunk 7 (Parade Winner)

Bunk 10 Booth Winner)

All Skating with Camp Lenore

Team Tennis

Lazy Day - Intramurals Gong Show (Bunk 27 Wins) Track Day

Mah-Kee-Nac - Winadu Track Meet Carnival

Harlem Wizards Basketball

Camp Sing - Navajo Winners Camp Oanbee Social Day Capitalism

Musica.1 - Wizard of Oz

Counselor Slam Dunk Competition Wizard of Todd


Navajos to Cooperstown

Cheyennes to Cape Cod - Mystic Seaport

Final Willie Wonk.a Movie


Alan Rudolph

1984 was a successful year

the Senior Archery program, L.,1O tourn.arrent wins and passing tests not before at carrp , In

we travelled to Carrp for a tournarrent, von by a rornfortable

, lead by Jon Weiss

Jeff Gandel, each of

shot some perfect ends. Rais, Schreiter, Hyman and Gonchar a shot. well. In August, Ih",,, .... ,,,.rl 9 archers from camp

and wen 2208 to 1598,

by Jeff Gandel's 334 out 0, closely followed by

I Rais, Greg Chernack, Jon

s (suffering froIil equipment

) Les ~1eyers, Erik Pitchal, Wiberg (a j urii.or' shooting

older boys) Seth Hoffman Evan Haim. In the Olympics, Rais won toth lower and

Senior competitions,

Ned Wiberg V'X:>n in the

archers achieving

on the difficult Junior Archery Development which is shot after

ing the CAA tests, were I Rais, and Jon Weiss M3.ster Archer at Josh Schooll

the 50 meter Ma.ster level, followed by

Gandel, Doug Schreiber, Gonchar and Les Meyers the 40 meter Archer

I while Andy Hyman, Erik

, David Shaw passed

30 meter Bowman Award. the Canp Archery Asf.La'I.-.L ..... 'u tests, Scott Levy, Hirsch, Noah Mitchell, Ross passed. Jeff Rothman . Sil'lerbow Archer 1st (40 yards, 130 po int.s) , Serbin passed Archer

(40 yards, 100 r::r:::-r-""""I"I:I~ - awards were:

Archer 1st Class (30yards, 130 Jeff Boodrnan, Marc Glogoff, Adam Katz, Adny Pi ttmao. .

Archer (30 yards, 100 points) Jeff Chabrowe, Jason Ganz, Mark Grossman, Ethan Kleinberg, Adam Patti, Srott Sonneborn .

Bowman Sharpshooter(20 yards 160 pcnnts) David Cohen, Steven Davis, TOdd Katz, and Steve Kim.

Bowman 1st Class (20 yards, 130 points) Mike Baltirrore, Adam Bank, Andrew Ibuglas, Fred Gross, Andy Gunn, Albert Kim, Jeff Kim, Danny Kuperschmid, Bruce Levinson, chris Mi-ler, Josh Sacks, Scott Silberfein, and Noah Tannen. Bowrnan(20 yards, 100 points) Small, Aaron Tehan, Alex Tisch; Robert Ibnoghue I Green.


Junior Carrp Archery in-traduced several first-time shooters to the sport., and continued to develop its experienced shooters. One archer, Ned ~\Tiberg I participated in an intercamp tournament against Winadu, finishing 8th out of 18 older shooters, and also won the Olympic archery event followed by t1att Podell, Benji Gordon, and Mark Shulman.

Ned Wiberg and Benj i

Gordon passed the Silverbow Aaron Weinberg, Ben Hirsch,

Archer Award (40 yards, 100 Jeff Cordover, Brandon Erdos,

points). At 30 yards, were Eric Katz, Hal Ferenzo, Jon

r-1ark Shulman, Jeff \'i1asser- Elias, David Rosen, Alain

man, Jarrett Kovics, and Lapter, Jason Silberfein.

Hatt Pooell, passing the Junior J3o\.man Arrow(80 points)

Archer 1st Class awardU30 Jon Gans, Seth Gordon, Ja.rres

points), and Ramin Missaghieh, Stammer, Eric Modell.

David Goldbrenner, Jeff Gold- Junior Bowman Evan Darnast

blat, Ricky, Halper, and Josh Danny Flax, J~son Fal tings;

Kern (100 poarrt.s , Archer rredal) • Danny Goldman.

Passing test at 20 yards were: At 15 yards were:.

Bowman Sharpshooter (160 ~oints) Yoeman(lOO points) Matt G:iliin,

[bug Chernack, Neal Harzti.s , Danny Chodosch, Ari Kempler,

JO~ pe~lmanl' Jaoob Susman, Marc Leibert, Jon M:lss, Andy

an, KeVln ~\T<;t ters and ~rett Bernstein, Adam Hairn, Andy

WelSS (the highest scormg Kirschenbaum, Claude M:!yer.

Apache) . . Junior Yoeman ..Arrow (80 points)

Bov.lrnan 1st ~lass (130 po~ts) Jedd Fisch, Andy Goldberg,

Ibss, ,Danny Rich- Lee Patti, Noah Klat, Brett

man, Jason Rudruck, Batt Ferdinand, Jason Roth Seth

Fraiman, Steve Garldell, Peter Schwartz.. '

MJrrison, Richard Brous, Jeff Yoeman(60 points) Jon Steiber,

Kantor . Ilan Kempler.

Bowman(lOO points) Jon Gosterg, Congratulations!

Junior Sharpshooter - Counselor Tim Irvin and Man Gavin

on the Archery Range.


What Kind Of Summer Was It At M KN?


Mike Anderson


We Had:


Tom Keller

personal triumphs



"Anything You Can Do," R.achel Perkins and Jeff Epstein

Picture's Worth A Thousand Words:


Steve Kim

Mark Baker

,"-, .~

Aaron Goldbert and Ricky Halper

Steve- Hochman

Seems like we just got here

Andrew Bernstein, Matt Fraiman, Ricky Halper on Opening Day


(left) Joe standing ready to acoampany a southbound bus. (top) Jim and Danny wave their goodbyes.

(below) carrpers load their gear and themselves (right) Andy Itkoff, Todd Goldring, Marc Hochstein good-bye on bus.


The end of our 1984 camp ason is brought to a happy d senti.rrEntal close with

~ three separate camps en¥ing the rotating progress

our final three nights. There is the final movie, e touching carrpfire, the nal cookouts, and the banet.

The banq~et is the specia~ nish to a full surrmer of en!tT:Bnt, p8rsonal grol.;rth, and of '" friendships.

The great feature of each nquet was the three separate Beo , wi. th music, for r rthree camps, put. together

our long-term counselor om England, Paul Sannder's •

The video tapes showed

2 campers, counselors, and ??ram highlights of the nior camp at Friday's

hior camp banquet.

There was a different video for our lower senior

at Saturday night I s

and another separate show based on our teen-

upper senior camp at their night banquet.

The interesting review of sunmer, and the laughter Paull s hcrrorous treatment each carnp' s program and was truly a howling

Jennings, junior ca~ counselor I spoke highly his oounselor staff, and

a OOITlllEIlt in introducing one.

The Apache group gave a. rendition of their song the annual sing, and the followed with their song from the .night of


Four of the lead singers the junior camp , Wizard of Qz", again per,.their talent again

oyed by all. The campers David Appelbaum, Jared , Steve Gandel, and


Ja.'1eS Stamrer. Counselor Mike Nickley, who directed the musical, accompanied on the piano.

Our lower senior banquet opened wi, t.~ .l'1ike Anderson r s blessing of the food. Head counselor, ItTark'Ibporoff, the'1 related the highlights of the surru:ner, and I-J.s rep:>rt brought realization of the number of special pzoqrams the Iower seniors had in eight ~·18eJcs.

Mark mentioned that there were only seven days of rain this sumrer , despite the rainy summer back. in the city.

Harold Odom carne forward to announce counselor Glen Cole's birthday and all sang Happy Birthday.

The Navajos then gave their wonderful, spirited cheer from the sing, led. by Harold odcm,

The Upper Senior Baoquet., Sunday, August 19, provided

a warn and happy farewell

to a great year at Mah-KeeNac , The food was good,

as was the program.

I t began It.,7i t! RaJ. ph '0lilcox 's operrinq remarks, then, after Dan.'1Y l'~etzger 'Jave grace, everyone settled into a steak, fries, and Coke dinner, follOW8d !Jy sundaes for dessert.

After dinner, the program, led by Ralph Casey and Steve Price, included slides of tbntien.l and '!bronto trips,

a short farewell performance by Mark Hudis, a counselor song and a. merrorable videotape by Paul Saunders that put lumps in rrore than a few throats. The tape was a chronicle of r,1ah-Kee-Nac

'84 that brought back many happy merrories.

Jim and Ralph each made speeches to bring the banquet to a close, sending everyone back to their bunks to spend one last night at camp for 1984.

Cheyennes Conquer Greylock!

. y Mike Rais #28

It was after breakfast,

and Jon told us to get our things ready for the day

hike and then go to the

Junior lodge. When we were ready to leave, the full count

as 11 kids and 3 counselors.

It was" cloudy with chances of rain, hut ~t dicn't hinder us. Our main objecti ve : MI'. GREYLCCK •

We all got in the camp van and were driven to the beginning of the trails.

We went on 2 trails: Stony Ledge and Roaring Brook.

Barry told us the trails we were going on and how

high up the trails went. The trails were together 4 1/2 miles long with upgrades at highest 35 feet and Qm'mgrades at lowest 35-40 feet. Not a sin'Jle part of the trails were Level , So I Barry told

us to walk 10 feet apart from each other so if one of us fell, he WQuldn' t fallon someone

else and create a domino effect.

After al::out a 1 mile downgrade, a few of us were fired and complaining, so we" took

a break at the bottom of the hill. Then we went uphill for a long t.irre and then had lunch. Then we came to a road and walked to the ledge where we could see for miles. It was worth it after all that hiking. Then we hiked back to where we were

dropped off, but the van

was late, so Barry made us

if fire and we told eachother jokes.

After that, we were picked up and brought back to camp.

From The Editor


Steve McClain

'Ibtem Counselor Advisor

One of the nice things about a place like Camp ~Kee-Nac is that you can always find a smiling face. That's especially good for the 'Ibtem Counselor because it makes putting the 'Ibterr. together a pleasant task. When I'm sitting in the 'Ibtem office looking through so many photographs of people having fun, it can only makerne happy.

The opening article in this year's first 'Ibtern mentioned an abundance of good. times being the thing that cxmnects year after year at Hah-Kee-Nac. It's certainly clear that this year had its abundance.

From opening day I when old acquaintences \Ilere renewed and new friendships begun, through the first. weeks,

to the joy and energy and wonderful, sense of team~rk and belonging of the Olympics, there I s never been a sh::lrtage of fun.

l,vatching Paul Saunders' videotape at the closing banquet, 'seeing all the

many happy tjmes and successful endeavors, made it clear, a Lurcp in the throat, how satisfying the experience of a summer at Mah-Kee-Nac can be. v'hether it's singing and cheering, extending ourselves competing with other camps or 'among ourselves, learning a neN skill or refining an old one, or finding warm, nevi relationships, this has been a sumner of acheivernent for all of

us. As a counselor, seeing the pleasure in a l::xJy's face when he I s grown in one way

or another is the merrory

that remains.

I would like to express

my great appreciation to the entire Totem staff for the oontributions each individual has made. I certainly owe them a great deal.

Thank you, also to Patrick Hogle, woo carried ITOre than his weight and doubled as a photographer, spent untold hours organizing, typing, and everything else there was

to do.

Te Paul Angers, many thanks for the extra hours in the darkroom just before dead-

line. His skill as a photographer speaks for itself ..

Just look at the many

beautiful photos he's taken over the S1.1!TUTl8r for proof

of it. Then there are the carrpers who were 'Ibtern regulars.

Jeff Jacobson was a big help as well, with his many darkroom hours and photographs. His contribution was an irrportant one.

I could not have done this without Ken Bloom.

He spent freeplays helping me at the end when I needed help the rrost. Thank you,


Thank you also to Andy Pitman for coming through when I needed you, as well as Michael Liebert, John Picker, Andy Roth, Ken Gladstone, Danny Grossman, and juniors like Jason Faltings and Matt Gabin.

Finally, thank _ you to Jt::.>e Kruger for his help, advice and inspiration. VITi thout hirn, of course, the 'Ibtem vzrul.d never have existed in the first place.

A Great Hardworki Collection

Individua Who To Pride In The Product

Managing Editor:

Andy PibTIan


Dantes-Paul Angers Jeff Jaoobson Ibgers Allison Brett. Goldstein

Staff and Contribut.ors:

Michael Leibert Peter Ebright Jason FaItings Danny Grossman Ken Gladstone Ken Bloom

John Picker

Neil Aronson Jeff Epstein David Weisenfeld Andy Roth

Mike Rais

Seth Oliphant

Counselor .Advisor Steve McClain

Thank you all very much.

Apache/Iroquois Staff

First Row:

[bug Witter David Hicks Patrick Hogle Khalid Massoud

Second Row:

Mike Nickley Natalie Aschenbach Cher McKee

Ken Zuckerberg

Bunk 10


Jon Roth

Alain Lapter Jason Silberfein


Seth. Schwartz Brett Weiss Ilan Kempler Jon tbrowi tz Jedd Fisch Danny Richman


[bug Witter Mike Nickley Mike Hanson Cher McKee

Bunk 8


Noah Klat Jason Rudnick


Foss Markowitz Danny Chodosch Jon Elias

Brett Ferdinand Lee Patti


Khalid Massoud Ken Zuckerberg

Bunk 9


Ari Kempler Jonathan Stieber


John M::lss

Marc Leil::ert Evan David Rosen Andrew Goldberg


David Hicks Natalie Aschenbach Patrick Hogle

M::>hican Staff

First Row:

John Lyon

Terri Smith

Hary D::::mnollon Ian "Frosty" Perry

Second Row:

Alex Hait Harty Kradlak. Tim IIVin Rodgers Allison Jay lvbttley

Third How:

David Michaelson Marc Grodsky David Stephenson Chris Cradock

Bunk 1


Seth Gordon Jon Gans


Ricky Halper Matt Frairoan Andrew Bernstein Neil Harris Roger Black

COug Chemack Jeff Goldblat


Mike Smith Marty Kradlak Rodgers Allison

Bw1k 2


Jeff Cordover Brandon Erdos


Eric Katz Peter M)rrison Soott M:>shen [bug Rol::erts Abe Bradshaw Steve Gandell


Alex Hait Randy Thorn Marc Grodsky

Bunk 3


Andy Kirschenbaum Aaron G:>ldbert


Darren Lilien David Appelbaum Jeffrey Wasserman Michael Stark

Jon Pearlman

Adam Haim


Tim Irvin Mark Shulman Larry Kern Ned Wiberg Frosty Perry

Bunk 4


Danny Flax Jason Faltings


Hal Ferenzo Todd Hovanec Josh Hirsch Jon Feinstein Josh Kern Pobert Brous Ross M::)psick


Dave Stephenson ~brgan Phillips Terri Smith Jay ~ttley

Bunk 5


Jon Cosberg


Aaron Weinberg Jarret Kovics Ramin Missaghieh Ben Gordon Jason Pa.l.rrer Eric M::>dell


John Lyons

David Michaelson Brian D:)11e1y

Bunk 6


Michael Wexler Matt Gabin


Danny Lundy Kevin Walters Jacob Susman Sham Singh Claude ~yer

J arres Stamrer Gregg Conoghue


Kevin McClarnon Joe Cadmus

Ibdd Ybhr

Bunk 7


Adam Tepper Danny Goldman


Jeff Kantor

Matt Podell

Ben Hirsch

David Hennan David Bennan David Goldbrenner


Chris Cradock Mary Connollon 'Ibm Alexander