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A SUMMER C.AMP FOR BOYS

FOUNDED 1929

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"FIFTY YEARS OF TOTEMS"

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Fifty Years of the Totem

It was the second year of Mah-Kee-Nac IS here on Stockbridge Bowl, after six on a rented site in nearby Becket, when decided to start a weekly publication, Year Book.

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It and want 50th

is always good to observe milestone years Special events here at Mah-Kee-Nac, so we to take special note that 1986 marks the year of publication of the Totem.

This 1986 Year Book consists, as every year, of all the weekly issues of the summer's Totem. Added to these weekly issues are the Bunk photographs and the full Camp Roster.

The first thing was to have a contest for a name, and many interesting suggestions were submitted by our campers. The judges finally released "The Totem" as appropriate for a camp with an Indian name, and Indian Tribes as program units. J Levy of Elizabeth, N.J. was the camper who suggested this name.

The early Totems were all printedd by the mimeograph process, run off right in our office. This process did not permit photographs so we used many illustrations contributed by campers and staff members.

It was in 1961, when off-set printing began to replace the mimeograph, tha.t The Totem took on a more professional appearance in type selection and page layout and off-set printing. We began to use a Pittsfield printer, and photographs now became an added feature.

Gradually, the Year Book cover began to change, f rom plain covers, to covers with photographs, and then with color photographs. The binding, too, underwent change, from the use of plastic binding to the regular book binding we now use.

We want to give special mention to Brave Ken Bloom who noted this anniversary of the Totem and suggested the idea for the cover of this Yearbook.

Vince and The Boomer

(-.(Ion evening xeadecs , and ~el_cotre to Totem 5G. The Totem stal::teO._ o~:r:atioI\ in. \._~~~ ) ana yearbooks such as this have been published every year since then. We are proud to ~'- ~ ~~ s ~ ~'\:..,....~, ~ ~e ~. ~"t.. l,_"t_ ~"\._].,_ ~~ 'L-o-r.~~ •.

In recent years, canpers have had more access to The Totem. The Totem option was created in .1.98'3 by Andy Cble. campers flave been writing, taking pictures, ana composing ever since. We have gone through four advisors and five offices, but we have produced quality issues all the time.

There is an important group of people who have contributed to Totem 50. We must start with Vince Morkri, the lead T-man. Because I am only a Brave, I can always take a dip in the lake, or ship off to Maine for a few days, but Vince, the advisor, stays around and makes sure everything gets done. His spirit and companionship have inspired me to keep The Totem going. He is responsible for The Totem I s look throughout the year.

Our everlasting thanks go to Paul Leinwand and Abe Fong, our photographers. They have spent many hours in the darkroom when we approached deadlines. During the sunme:r they have developed. night vision, and taught us how complicated photography is. We also thank any and all photographers we forgot to credit during the summer. Everyone likes to look at the pictures, and you have provided. them ..

Every few pages in Totem 50 you will find a Frith cartoon. These are created by our budding young artist, Jon Frith. He also produced the totem on our masthead. He has provided us with many good memories, and weill be checking the art galleries for his work.

David Levithan, David Jacobsen, and casey "Ch.i.ef " Safron were our lead writers this year. They consistently turned in large quantities of quality work. Thank you all.

Our list of writers is too long to put here. Look at the staff lists throughout this book. Reporters either work all day or work all night, and many of these have done both. We also thank the office staff for the typewriter, the Quality Printing Company in Pittsfield for making us look presentable, and Stan Benvin for not suing us for libel.

At the start, we hoped to "transcend the Grand Pagoda. II Thanks to all M-K-N T-men, we at least got pastr Fr anoes Kruger lodge. Read on, and have a nice winter.

Ken "'!be Booreer " Bloan

He I s The Boomer and he's O.K.

He writes The Totem

but he doesn't get paid.

And that goes double for me. I must, in turn, praise The Boomer. Without him, I would. be subject to moderate to severe spasmodic attacks and The Totem would be just another high-circulation Berkshire weekly.

So don't call him Ken, and if he asks for your money, give it to him.

He works all day and reads all night

The homeboys say he's stale but he's really erudite.

The Boomer, by the way, acts much shorter than he really is. He's also the top- ranked bi.cl.oqy whiz in New Jersey.

So there.

Slave and Master

vince Morkri

Volume 50, Number 1

July 8, 1986

THE TOTEM

The Return of The Boys of Summer

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac opened for its 58th season on June 30. Five buses left from their assigned points on tirre, but the New York buses ran into clogged traffic at the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The only major change in Opening Day was the role of the Braves. They arrived two days earlier for an orientation and were at the Junior Lodge with the counselors to help the campers off the buses,

As they have in years past, the carrpers divided into three groups:

The Juniors, Lower Seniors, and Upper Seniors. The heads of each camp are experienced Mah-Kee-Nackers, and lead a group of talented counselors on a mission to have a lot of fun ..

Many campers were looking forward

to a busy and successful summer.

11 I want to improve my tennis game T and play soccer and basketball," Joey Bacal, a first-year camper said.

"I wan.ted to have on more fun summer before I go into the 'real world' and start working," Jimmy Goldfarb, a Brave, said. "I came to Mah-KeeNac for the Brave program," he added.

Parents had mixed feelings about the day.

"It's wonderful he has this opportuni ty , but we'll miss him, " Derek Horton's mother said.

Staff members were prepared for an excellent season.

"I'm thrilled, excited, and it's going to be the best summer ever," Paul Saunders, a veteran counselor said.

Director Looks Forward

"I've always Loved t.hi,s area. I love this

place," says Danny Metzger, who is nOW' entering his third year as director of Carrp Mah-Kee-Nac.

Danny carre to M-K-N as a camper in 1956, and stayed for four years, including one as a Brave. He returned as a counselor in the late 60" s, and served under Lower Senior Head Counselor Jim O'Neill as the Cheyenne group leader. He kept in contact with Jim for many years.

After graduating from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a degree in marketing, Danny worked in the importing business, bringing furniture, sportwear, and tires to the U.S. from Europe and Japan.

Danny visited camp every sunmer . When Joe

Kruger decided to retire in 1982, Jim asked Danny to be co-director. He never expected the opportunity to arise.

"I wasn't really interested in camping, I was interested in Mah-Kee-Nac," Danny said.

"In 1984, Jim and Danny decided to buy Camp Danbee. Now, sisters of M-K-N campers have a camp, and there are more possibilities for coed activities.

Toporoff Continues Family Ways

Continuing in the family tradition, Jay Toporoff has returned to MahKee-Nac as head counselor of the Upper Seniors, after being away the previous five summers.

Jay and his family, brothers Bob and Mark and father Dr. George Toporoff, have been involved with camp for many years.. He and his brothers were campers from 1968 to 1970, and all have returned as counselors. Jay was a soccer counselor from 1975 to 1980. He also worked as Special Events Coordinator during that time.

Jay comes to Mah-Kee-Nac this summer with his wife, Debbie, and his ten-month-old son, Joshua. During the regular year, Jay is the Director of Residential Life at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.

Jay hopes to make an enjoyable summer for the Upper Seniors.

"We want everyone to have a maximum of fun and growth," Jay said, "and a lot of var.i.ety so that everyone can enjoy themselves.

Steve Rubin Busy as Ass't Director

As I walk into the room, a man is on the phone with another camp. He speaks into the receiver and at the same time confers by use of hand and facial signals with Program Director Mike Dale about getting new equipment for camp. After a lengthy conversation, the deal is finally sealed.

The man is Steve Rubin and this is a daily scene from his busy job as Assistant Director of Mah-Kee-Nac. To escape the threat of the phone, we walked around camp, wi th Steve usually stopping to greet a camper and ask a question, showing how much he enjoys Mah-Kee-Nac and the campers.

Steve grew up in Brooklyn, as his accent would readily attest. While gro;ving up, Steve played soccer and some tennis, both of which he carried on playing when he moved up to the University of Rhode Island. He topped his education by doing graduate work at the University of Michigan.

During the non-camp year, Steve is a professor of English at the University of South Florida. Florida is, as he says, "totally different from The Berkshires" in so many ways.

Stever s history at Camp dates back to the seventies. From 1973 to 1977, his first four years, he held the position of head counselor of the Juniors. He then jumped up a group, and from 1978 to 1980 was the head counselor of the Lower Seniors. His becoming assistant director ends a five-year absence from M-K-N.

Another of Steve's responsibilities is that he is the coordinator of Danbee/M-K-N relations and socials. He will combine his duties while still being able to enjoy his favorite activities, which are soccer, tennis and swimming.

Steve Rubin seems to be headed for a long association with Mah-Kee-Nac, and that suits us campers just fine, thank you.

Danny Metzger

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Danny now directs Mah-Kee-Nac alone while Jim runs Danbee. Danny is very enthusiastic about. the summer. "We want to have a happy,. heal thy simmer ;" Danny said.

He thinks that we have a very good staff, and wants to start new M-KN traditions such as Green and White Day and the reinsti tution of Friday night services.

Danny lives on campus with his wife, Nancy, and daughters Sarah and Lisa and son Mikey.

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A change at M-K-N that Jay looks forward to is the added number of Braves. 25 of them will be around

• to, as Jay says, "set a positive tone which will help carry the entL:e camp through a successful surrroer .

.After a year's absence, Todd Jennings is back at Mah-Kee-Nac. The New York state native previously worked here from 1981 through 1983 as a Mohican counselor teaching baseball, and in 1984 as the Junior Head Counselor. This summer, Todd has taken over the reigns of the Lower Senior Head Counselor.

Todd Jennings Moving Upward

Todd graduated from Clarkson University in 1984 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After his 1984 surmner here, he accepted a job as a Quality Assurance Engineer for the Department of Defense in Morris County, New Jersey.

He found the job to not be as desirable as he hoped, and so decided to return to Mah-Kee-Nac for a break before pursuing a different job in engineering.

Todd said he enjoys being a counselor because he likes to be around kids and the outdoors.

Back for his second consecutive year as head counselor of Junior camp is Andy Cole. This is Andy's 12th year at Mah-Kee-Nac, his seventh as a counselor.

Andy is from Great Neck, New York, and attended Northwestern University in Chicago where he received a degree in Journalism. He put that training to work in the summer of 1983 as The Totem advisor.

Andy continued his education at The Teacher's College of Coll.ID1bia University. He received his master's there the past June.

After this surmner, he will be a fifth-grade teacher in West Windsor, New Jersey, but wan.ts to continue to work at M-K-N during the summers.

Andy enjoys the inner satisfaction

he gets from helping to create a "living, working, and growing experience which brings out the best in people young and old. If

His goal during camp is to help the campers and counselors experience both the obvious and hidden joys in their lives.

"I really love lower senior camp, and look forward to every day," Todd said.

Junior Head llves to learn and Ieoch

By Blake Zeif

Openlnq Views

Counselor Hunt

On July 1, 1986, the ' Junior counselor hunt took place. To score, you had to get your whole bunk to find a counselor. When the counselor writes down the names of everyone in the bunk, the bunk gets a point.

Bunks 3, 11, and 12 won with 24 points.

Jeff Ratner was lying on the roof of the library and Joe "Rambo" DuBois was hiding in a tree on top of the Junior rifle range. Both of them were very hard to find. All in all, it was a very fun night.

Opening Campfire a Blast USR's Start With Stunt

By David Levithan

made a short speech, corrmenting on tl'ie wonderful opportunity each camper has for a great summer.

Ropes man and Cherokee leader Stan Benvin. then treated the campers to an Indian story, which climaxed with a lighted arrow swooping down a string to engulf the stack of wood into a blazing inferno. Stan then explained the complicated engineering process involved in preparing such a ,seemingly simple stunt. .All agreed the time-consuming preparation was worth it.

The campers then toasted marshmallows and retreated to bed for their first night r s sleep at MahKee-Nac.

Indian folklore, a roaring fire and toasted marshmallows combined to make the Upper Senior annual campfire a success.

The campers first entered the field house and were introduced to the counselors that would be providing their services during the eight weeks of camp. After the introductions, the campers climbed up the golf

course to the upper camping area.

After being seated on the logs surrounding the darkened campfire site, Head Counselor Jay Toporoff

lSR Beach Fire

"I wouldn't call it a campfire, but a beach party because the fire was only lit for about ten minutes," Todd Jennings said when asked to describe the Lower Senior campfire.

The campfire started with sunbathing even though the sun had almost set. Then Todd introduced each counselor individually and told a little about them and their jobs.

·Next some of the counselors sang the song, "Why the heck am I at Mahkee-nac?"

Because of the beach-party atmosphere, Todd decided to hold a contest to determine who had the best surf trunks. Each bunk" was allowed one representative. Jordan Safirstein from bunk 24 walked away with first place, followed by Ari Clare from bunk 31. After that, the fire was lit and everyone moved. and sat next to it. The satisfying evening ended wi th the counselors singing the traditional but still fun, "If I were not a counselor."

New Activity For Fresh People

"Fresh" 1S the word at The Totem this sumner. Fresh faces, fresh wri ting, fresh fruit and vegetables. Led by Kenny "The Boomer" Bloom, the sparse but crack staff promises literary achievements transcending time,. space, and the outer limits of the Grand Pagoda.

Juniors Eat Marshies

A large control center, previously known as bunk 35, has been commandeered to make room for all the mind~expanding going on among the Totem. staff this year.

On the first night of camp, the Juniors had a campfire! First we had to say I "Mah-Kee-Nac" over and over which made some wildly painted Indians come over. It's a good thing the Indians were actually Jasper Ogden, Brian Ellis, and Paul Wilkinson. We also learned that Mah-Kee. Nac actually means "Moon over the lake."

After that, Rogers Allison sang a funny song. Then we all sang some songs and then cooked some delectable marshmallows. Before we ate the rnarshrrallows , the counselors sang a song called, "On the first day of Mah-Kee-Nac." One of the verses goes like this: "On the fourth day of Mah-Kee-Nac, a camper said to me - - 'You're a smelly doody! '"

After all that we ended a tiring but. satisfying evening and went to bed.

There is, however, plenty of space available in our world headquarters for anyone who aspires to become a Tman. You won't get your own desk, but artistic freedom 1S nearly guaranteed .

Those who want to write for The Totem don't need to have it as part of daily activity. Anyone, campers or counselors r wi th ideas about subjects fit for print are we.Lcorre to contribute. Just corne by the office or stop in at bunk 44 on the Upper Senior campus. Ask for Vince. The quality of work submitted will be judged on a scale proportionate to the height of the submittor.

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USR's Establish Records C(q(Cb YOC(CbM .(sCZ9LJ':t

The Upper Seniors held world record night on Wednesday, July 2nd. Many

stupendous and logic-defying records were set.

In the category of the unusual, Paul Leinwand strained his head to set a ping-pong ball neck-hold record with 11. In a contest of strength and endurance, Jeff Schwartz did an amazing 80 push-ups.

Ken Bloom took all comers in the intellectual category, creaming the competition by answering ten Trivial Pursuit questions consecutively.

Brandon Hollenberg also gave a fine show. He tossed in 20 consecutive free-throws on the basketball court.

other records set includes: Consecutive soccer ball kicks of 50 by David Cassell, an egg toss of 105 feet by Jeff Schwartz and Steve Morowitz,and 34 pennies stacked by Jamie Wolf.

THE TOTEM

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Volume 50 N1l1llber 2

July 15, 1986

Mah-Kee-Nac Unites for Green and White

By Totem staff

van , Qnega Maka Delta, led by Joe DuBois, Phi Maka Metzga, led by Dirk Rhodes, and Kee Pi Phi, managed by Marc Grodsky.

The 25 Braves are equally divided among the teams as captains, helping the general manager coordinate the various activities.

The games in the competition change every week. For the first two weeks, they included bombardment, soccer, trivia, volleyball, Dutch Auction, chess, the high jump, and the freethrow shoot.

At the end of each night.' s session, the entire camp gathers to watch the Braves and counselors from. each team compete in one event. For the first week, an egg-toss was held, and for the second, a "f.i.ref iqhtier relay, rr where team members exchanged wearing a. firefighter's outfit in. a relay race.

Green and White will continue throughout the sumrer , when a winner will finally be declared.

On Sunday, July 6, an all-camp assembly was held on cafeteria Hill; Everyone present knew the occasion would be of importance to Mah"":KeeNac history. All the big guns were there. Danny. Steve.. Jim. They were there to introdace what they believe will become a tradition. at MK-N: Green and 'White.

Named after the camp colors, Green and White is similar in scope to the camp Olympics. It is a long-term effort to increase camp spiri t and unity.

Judging from the first two Green and Whites on the first two Sundays of July, it seems the weekly event will become a popular happening for camper and counselors alike.

The camp has been broken down into four teams for Green and White:

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Mel Carpenter: A Real Swinger at M-K-N

Brian Rabin a.nd Michael Pearlman look on as Mel deroonstrates a proper serve.

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

Tennis is the most popular sport in camp. This year, Mel carpenter of Ocala, Florida is in charge of

Mah-Kee-Nac's favorite game. .

Mel teaches tennis at. Central Florida Corrmuni ty College I and gives lessons privately. He has also worked at tennis specialty camps.

Mel has many programS planned to help campers improve their tennis skills. All campers can join team tennis or the tennis ladder. More talented players will be able to play in intercamp tournaments I includingthe prestigous Mah-Kee-Nac Invitational.

Upper Seniors can participate in the Specialty Week tennis program, which will include a visit to the Volvo Tournament in Stratten, Vermont, and participation in the Taconic tournament.

In the regular tennis program, Mel wants to emphasize skills and strategy... "A lot of young players have good strokes, but there I s a lot of strategy that needs to be taught, 11 he said.

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Camp Celebrates The Fourth with Talent Show

By David Ievithan, Algonquin 42 Jesse OXfeld, Mohican 6

Doug Gwlzler, Mohican 6

In keeping with the spirit of the day, the Mah-Kee-Nac population put on a patriotic face July 4 and. headed to the field house to watch the camp-wide "Star Spangled Talent Shoo. II

The campers were called to atten-· tion and spoken to by Darmy and steve. Both stessed the importance of freedom and liberty in our nation. They also called to our attention the face that it was the centennial of the arrival of the Statue of Liberty, and that at the same time, thousands were celebrating in the New York Harbor.

The show jumped to a comic start when emcee Todd Jennings introduced. a bunch of counselors billed as liThe Lumberjacks. II Together, they sang liThe Lumberjack Song," which received a fine round of applause ..

Next up was M-K-N's favorite comic/ magician/juggler Mark Hudis. In his own unique sty Le , Mark made hankerchiefs appear and disappear, .rabbits multiply, and women scream. For his finale, Mark did his famous curtain act with a fake hand.

On a more serious note, swimuing counselor Tina Fontaine came out and sang, "I Honestly Love You," to the crowd of admiring males. The song

caused an emotional and rousing response.

Next up was Ian Simn. Ian played "The Old Man From England," to an impressed audience.

After Ian, Cherokee Corky "stone peformed the old soft-shoe dance routine which many felt ended too soon.

The sixth act was one called "Roz and Scott." In perfect harmony, two of our Scottish staff, Roz Chalmers and Scott Grant, sang "Flooer of Scotland .. " In response to the Scot's invasion of Independence Day, the Braves rose and gave a less-thanhearty rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

After that outbreak, some junior counselors did a skit called "Phantom Fan Flinger Challenge Quiz," that made "The Gong Show" look. tame. In it, if a contestant didn't get their question right. they would get pie in the face from The Phantom. Laughter filled the field house as each contestant was struck with a pie.

The final act of the show was the old M-K-N standard, "If I were not a counselor. "This was sung by seven counselors, and inspired an enthusiastic response to the line "Flush

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Bill Hart Debuts as Waterfront Director

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

The waterfront is the busiest area of camp. Campers are engaged in many acti vi ties that require strict superva.saon. This year, Bill Hart is the person who must oversee these operations as Waterfront Director.

Bill, who lives in Delray Beach, Florida, started swimning when he was six years old to irrprove his health. He enjoyed it, and went on to become a Water Safety Instructor in 11th grade. Between years in college, he lifeguarded a 600,000 gallon pool in Palm Beach County, Florida, of which he was later named manager.

Bill introduced many new programs to the pool, such as sailing and a cornpetetive swim program. He has also been active in the Red Cross, Senior Olympics, and Special Olympics organizations. Bill met his wife, Christie, when they were co-workers at a Special Olympics event. In 1983, he became a trainer of Water Safety Instructors.

Bill found out about M-K-N through an ad in Swimning World magazine, and decided to take the position after an interview with Jim O'Neill.

Bill specializes in risk management -- how to handle life and death situations. He hopes to improve waterfront safety through better equipment and corrmunication.

The Harts . and their cat, Tiger, hope to stay in New England after the camp season.

Bill and Christie Hart

Lower Seniors Find Adventure at Greylock

By Josh Trauner, Navajo 26

On Jllly 8-9, Dirk Rhodes and Ian Simm led an overnight to Mount Greylock. The eight participants were:

David Jacobsen, Josh Platt, Jeremy Tiefenbrun, Mario Gatzambide, Mike Kent, Matt Bird, Mike Kulberg, and Josh Trauner.

We were driven to the campsite, pitched the tents, and gathered wood. We then hiked three miles to look for waterfalls, but discovered. they were just streams. Before bed, we had dinner,. played the Wide Game in the woods, and roasted marshmallows.

In the morning,. we packed up and drove to the surmni t . At the surruni t there is a tOlNer and a lodge. The taver was not open, but we looked around the lodge. We then hiked back to camp and then went home.

Mah-Kee-Nac Brave Takes A Chance vs. Danbee

, Salad, Meshman, M!:IhaImad and Omi 2 to answer a question.

Juniors Learn Hobbies

By casey Safron, lot>hican 5

On Monday , July 7, the Juniors had something called Hobby Lobby night, which is when counselors give lessons on their hobbies but you can only pick one hobby!

Some of the hobbies were:

GaIre playing, Dungeons and Dragons, Trivial Pursuit, and juggling. David Ogden, a Junior tennis counselor, taught. us how to make airplanes.

Because Dungeons and Dragons was so popular, it's now going to be a club-time class. It will be taught by Joe Dubois and Mike McVicker.

lSR's Wish Upon A Star

By David Asche, Navajo 25

On Saturday, July 12, the Lower Seniors had a game of the stars. All the lower seniors piled into the cafeteria and sat at tables with their bunks. Marc Grodsky carne out and explained the rules, which were:

Each team had a thousand points in which you could bet on one of the five stars.

Marc then introduced the stars.

They were Jacques Custodian, played by Joe Blasko, Salad Aiuto, played by Alex Rizo, onni, 2 Tinrnan 3, played by Trent Mayberry, and The Meshrnan played by Rob Oppenheim. The crowd favorite, though, was clearly Buel Young, who gave a stirring rendition of Muharrroad Golly.

One of the game's questions was "Who invented jeans?" and Muharrrnad Golly answered, "Howard Cosell." A All teams had fun and so did I.

By ravid Ievi.than, Algonquin 42

Mi,ke Dale Return.s for 1,4th Summer

Mike Dale.. sans computer.

"The Totem is one of my favorite publications, II he says as he thumbs through my People magazine. Surely the man and his humor are back.

Yes, Mike Dale is back and better than ever, in front of his mM computer, tooling away at camper's schedules in his 14th year at Mah-KeeNac •

Al though his tall, sturdy frame might suggest basketball involvement, Mike Dale first came to camp as a water-skiing instructor, a position he held for eight year s, He then gradually climbed the administration ladder and became a group leader and then the Lower Senior head counselor.

For the past three years, he has been holding the position of program coordinator, which he calls, "basically scheduling -- keeping people happy, which is sometimes hard to do."

He says this year n has started well" and he sees "lots of enthus i.asm" from campers and counselors. Some highlights of camp Mike looks forward to include the carnival, trips, Olympics, and Green and White.

"Mr. IBM" enjoys rurming, tennis, and waterskiing. During the off-camp season, he lives and works in Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

Surprise for USR's at Bible 'Colleg,e

By Jason Ganz. Algonquin 42

On Wednesday, July 9, the Upper Senior camp was in for a surprise. Jay had been mentioning it all day and the campers were anxious to find out what it was.

Finally, after an extended rest hour, we were told what it was. We were to go to a local Bible college to take part. in a massive game of Capture-The-Flag.

Fach of the two teams were given a side of the playing field and a flag to defend. The object of the garre is to more players from your team into the opponent's flag area than your opponent does

The game is relatively simple.

Fitch of the two teams gets a side of the field, separated by a neutral zone, and a flag to defend. Which-

ever team gets the most. players into the flag area or gets the opposing team's flag onto their side, wins.

After much confusion, we were divided up into two teams, and officials were placed. During the first round, the 11 skins" team made many attempts to infiltrate the "shirts" flag area. Unfortunately, most either ran back, or were captured by the awaiting shirts and thrown in jail.

Just as thosejailhirds were about to be freed, the round ended.

In the next round, a few skins got into the flag area, while most of the shirts were in jail. But, just as victory was in hand, the shirts were freed and returned to defend their fla.g ..

Finally, in the last round, a large group of shirts penetrated the skin defenses to win the game. We returned to camp, exhausted.

Olris Ford leads nature expedition.

Rainy day fun in the gym.

Scott I£vy leads bunkmates on Tour de Farce

Rainy Day Blues

By Richard Sli:fer and Robert Aronson :Navajo 21

The one luxury of a rainy day at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is an extra ha1fhour in bed, However, peace in bunk 21 was destroyed by Ah1an Axel who decided to arise at 7: 30 and in turn disturb his neighbor, Richard Slifer.

Unable to go back to sleep, Richard then began to wake up other members of the bunk. Robert Aronson complained that "Richard slapped me in the st.omach and cried, 'wake up!' II

Here in bunk 21 the energetic Slifer is a much more efficient alarm service than the cheery voice of Todd Jennings over the intercom.

After breakfast, the whole bunk is fully awake, although little effort is spent in the Navajo tribe's "Super Duper White~love Inspection.1I MEtrk Grodsky makes his inspection and leaves the bunk stating that "more work needs to be done. II The bunk. gets a score of 94.5 out of 100, easily the lowest score of the day.

After inspection, various indoor activities are provided for the campers entertainment. Che Edoqa chooses to do art, although he is the last person to arrive at the art shop because he had not heard Todd Jennings • instruction to leave the bunk.

Ely, Bobby Mako'fsky and Ahlan Axel all go off to see Alex Rizo in the rocketry shack, while John Broder decides to complete his model airplane in the woodshop.. Brett Marks joins in a game of Trivial Pursuit with Josh Crandall in bunk 25, leaving Robert Aronson and Richard Slifer with counselor William Alderton back in bunk 21.

Everyone has an enjoyable time~. but as Brett Marks points out, IIWe much prefer sunny days. II

Lower Srs. Set Records

By Jeremy Tiefenbnm, Navajo 26

On July 5, the Lower Seniors had World Record Night for evening activity. Some outstanding perforn:ances were shown by many participants.

In broom balancing, Ethan Ruby managed a time of a little more than ten minutes. Terrence Gade from bunk 23 stared continuously for 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

In non-stop talking, Noah TarnON broke the old record by talking for 20:12.

Darrell Lerner had 17 Lay-ups in that category, and Jason Palmer had 301 sit-ups. Jon Futter showed poise and balance in holding 44 tennis balls at the same time.

Tarnow Shoots His Mouth

By David Jacobson, Cheyenne 33

Noah Tarnow of bunk 22' talked continuously for 20 minutes and 12 seconds, breaking the original Lower Senior record of eight minutes.

More amazingly is that with a ff!N exceptions, everything he said was funhy.

K~ng B~abbermouth may have ~ hindered to talk any longer by a sudden downpour, whi.ch sent the Lower Seniors scampering to their bunks and away from the incessant jabbering of Mr. Tarnow.

As he talked, officiating counselor

I Dirk Rhodes had to constantly keep in check other carepars who were trying to sabotage the efforts of the grandest of the tongues.

A heavy pre-talk. favorite, Noah didn't disappoint his fans. He did, however, disappoint his fellow contestants, who gave up any chance of winning as soon as Noah cleared his throat.

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"Ooooh , Aa.aah."

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"Beyond the mystic, cosmic intercourse of interstellar space lie the Glorious Temple and the Simple Sandman."

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Juniors Make Signs Using "Friendly" Logo

By Jeff Levine, Iroquois 7

Every year. we have to make up and paint bunk signs.

The theme this year was on the Friendly ice cream stores. Some of the signs were good, others not so.

The two Apache bunks, 11 and 12, both have good signs. Bunk 12 ' s is Mr. Goodbar and the Crazy Coolers, and bunk 11' s is the Punch Bunch. If you want to know the rest, look.

By Janes Si:.anIrer, Cheyenne 31

dining hall for breakfast because you don't have to wait for table lines to get in.

Later on you have Super Inspection until it's time for optiens and bombardment in the Field House. If you're very lucky you'll go to a movie but otherwise you can look forward to a Quizzo, mass throwup, or even the Dutch Auction. Personally, I like Bingo because you can win candy.

Juniors and Upper Seniors Win Against Greylock

By Casey Safran, Mohican 5

The Juniers played their first intercarnp during the week, and came away from Greylock with a 5-3 score in all the mat.ehes ,

In the morning basebal.L game, MK-N got by Greylock by a score of ISs. Excellent performances were tumin by Eric Missigman, who was awesome in a relief pitching appearance, Darren Meyers, who made an amazing catch in the outfield, and Brett Weiss, who played a great third base.

By Michael Damast, Cherokee 37

In morning basketball, the end score was 18-8, Greylock, and in morning soccer, Greylock again beat us, 5-1. We came back to win morning softball, 16-7.

On July 5, the Cherokees and sorre Alg.onquins went te camp Greylock for an early intercamp. We left after lunch for the big matches. When we arrived, the soccer players headed to the soccer field and the baseball players went to the baseball diamond. The baSketba11 players either watched baseball or soccer.

In soccer, M-K-N took it on the chin by a score of 3-2, but our team put in a good effort. Matt Feiner and Brian Rabin were the goal scorers and nice performances were turned in by Aaron Tehan and David cassell.

In baseball, it was a different story. We beat the Greylock team 8- 4 on fine pitching by Eric Nanes. After the soccer game and during the baseball game, a volleyball match was held. The guys in green held on to win by a score of 21-19.

After dinner, the basketball A, B, and C-teams were ready t.o play. The C-team played and lost to Grey10ck 43-36 but Brannon Hollenberg ann Mike Solmsen played very well. Unfortunately, rain cancelled the remaining basketball games.

After a Lunch of beans and hot dogs, the matches continued. The afternoon softball game saw M-K-N return to winning ways, beating Greylock 8-7.

The Green Machine really got things ro'l.l.inq in afternoon basketball, where M-K-N took it, 22-9. Greylock came back to secure a win in p.m. baseball, but M-K-N took the final match of the day in soccer by a score of 6-2. We win the intercamp!

After the rain stepped, we came back to camp. Everyone agreed we did pretty well considering the Greyleck teams were a year or two older than us.

A Rainy Day in Lower Senior Camp

You wake up to the sound of rain hitting the top of your bunk:. Then five minutes later you hear Todd Jennings talking over the P .. A. saying "O.K. Lower Seniers, you had a half hour more sleep than usual, so get. up. Breakfast in 20 minutes. Be in full raingear .. "

You run as fast as you can to the

Swallow Quadruplets Born at Junior lodge Two Live to Tell Tale

By Jason Ganz, Algonquin 42

As I walked over to the Junior Lodge, I had doubts. The baby swallows I had heard so much about would probably not be there. Someone must have taken them out or brought them to the - nature shack.

But, sure enough, as I approached, the little birds looked down from their nest above the Junior Lodge steps. Just then another bird swooped down and landed in the nest to join the babies. It was the mother wi th a delightful dinner of earthWOrTnS.

There were originally four baby birds, but, unfortunately, after being stuck in their nest for too long - a period of time, two died.

On the brighter side, because the remaining two are free, we don't need to worry about stepping into the piles of droppings on the Junior Lodge porch anymore.

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Take Me Out

To The Ballgame

On July 9, the entire Upper Senior campus loaded up on a school bus and went out to see a baseball game between the hometown favorite Pittsfield Cubs and Waterbury Indians.

The game was one-sided, though, with the favored Cubs winning 11-5.

An added attraction to the game was Bob Feller. The Hall-of-Farner signed autographs, making many a collector happy. Another attraction was the big gift and food stands.

All in all it was a great night.

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Cheyennes Win In 39th Camp Sing

By D3.vid . Ievithan, Algonquin 42

Glory and defeat were both spelled out at the 39th annual camp sing.

The quiet and calm in the field house was shattered on the night of July 18th by hannonious voices raised. in song for competition and perhaps a bit of fun. After remarks by steve Rubin about the history and thrill of the sing, the Iroquois raised up a rip-roaring cheer that enlivened the field house audience. The Mohicans then overwhelmingly cheered their hearts out, sl~owing unity and. power . The final cheer was by the Apaches, who were small in number but big in presence and talent.

Both Lower Senior ttibes had loud and enthusiastic cheer entries. The Navajos had a simple cheer that caught the interest of many. The Cheyennes then filled the field house wi th clapping wi th their loud and spirited cheer.

For the Upper Seniors, the Algonquin's "M?tzger Shuffle" written by Greg Zucker, Steve Moss, and Andy Hyman, proved humorous, while the Cherokees (or Chair-rock-EEE's) roused. many with their cheer.

Then the songs were presented.

The Mohicans started out wi th a rhythmic M-K-N version of "Rock Around the Clock. 11 Next, the men in red, white and blue, the Iroquois, sang an enthused song to "Wake Me Up. 1t ~he Apaches +hen proceeded to

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steal tile show. ~'li thin the conf.ines of their "Yellow Submctrine," they showed hmnor, harmony, and talent.

Next came the slightly older Seniors. The Cheyennes scored big with their song written by Alan Friedman. The Navajos then went into action with their version of "My Life." The Algonquins followed with their interpretation of "Summer of '69." The Cherokees sang an interesting r if not slightly disoriented version of "Surmnertirre."

As the judges retreated into a "closed, sound-proof room" to choose the winner, the counselors presented their songs. The Juniors counselors sang a drawn-out (sorry, Andy) but good "We Are the Staff," and the Lower Senior counselors did a pretty good, well-sung song ..

Then, the moment we'd all been waiting for rolled around -- the winners were announced.

For the cheer, the Mohicans won and the Cheyennes finished second.

The Cherokees won the song and the Cheyennes again plaqed.

Overall, the Cheyennes won and the Cherokees came in second.

The evening ended wi th everyone singing "Taps" and then retiring after an evening of tough but fun competition.

Club Period Replaces Free Time For LSR's

By .David Jacobsen, Oleyenne 33

"People complained they had nothing to do during free play," Todd Jennings said when asked about the new club period.

Club tirre has been running well and is much more organized than free play. Campers can go to many activi ties and you can go to a different activity every day.

Unlike free play, where you could go to regular activities, there are other activities you can go to. They include reading and games, Dungeons and Dragons, plus supervised acti vi ties that you can get on your schedule.

Judging from the opinion of most campers, it seems free play will be continued in years to came.

Mohicans Unleashed Against Winadu

By casey Safran, Mohican 5

The Mohicans went to Winad~ on Wednesday for intercamps. In the morning, Gabe Galletti's sterling effort couldn't win it for the basketball team which lost, 30-12.

The baseball team lost 8-4 after a rema.rkable pitching effort by Robert Hyman and David Malagold. M-K-N lost one softball game and won the other.

In the afternoon, Winadu won one game and M-K-N won the other -three. The final score was Winadu, five games, and M-:K-N, four.

Danny Metzger leads services.

Friday Servi:ces Return

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

Because of popular demand, MahKee-Nac has reinstituted optional Friday night services.

The response so far has been very enthusiastic. The congregation, which meets at the waterfront at 6: 30 every Friday, has grown every week. Danny Metzger, who leads the services with help from campers, expects growth each week.

"I t 's a good tradition," he says.

"Once a week it's good to get people together to think. about religion. II

The style is taken from a conservative service, which Danny adopts for general use. During the sumner, all campers will have the opportuni.ty to lead prayers.

After the twenty-minute service, the congregation moves to Danny's cabin, where they light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and eat challah and cookies that Nancy bakes.

As more people attend, and as camper involvement increases, Friday night services will become more rewarding for everyone.

By David Levit:han, Algonquin 42

Mah-Kee-Nac Pays Tribute To Legend

On Saturday, July 19, Mah-Kee-Nac honored one of its greatest counselors, the late Bill Chandler, who died over the winter after a lengthy illness.

The tribute, held outside the newly dedicated Bill Chandler Rifle Range, took place at rest hour in front of the Upper Senior campers, many of whom had actually had Bill as riflery counselor in his 26-year M-K-N career.

Steve Rubin started things off by introducing a close friend of Bill's, Joe Kruger. Joe called the man who had taught thousands safety and riflery IT a great counselor and a great per son ;" He also told of when the rifle range was a bunch of mats and targets up at the present.-day counselor parking lot.

Steve then read a letter to Bill from an alumnus who appropriately called Bill a major influence in his life.

Another tribute came from former camper and current National Rifle Association official Rich Feldman, who remembered Bill and praised him. He then presented a plaque from the NRA celebrating Bill and the rifle range in hi~ name.

The next person to remember Bill was present-day Brave Jason Ressler. Danny Metzger, who in 1959 was in Bill's farred bunk 35 (which he was in for 25 of his 26 years), recalled Bill's three loves: riflery, MahKee-Nac, and kids.

The ceremony ended with NRA member Bob Pemberton displaying some trick shooting.

We will always remember Bill for his warmth, love of camp, and" enthusiasm which guided many of us and will live in our hearts forever.

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Mah-Kee-Nac Sweeps Soccer Tourney

By Tony Q'Donnell,Navajo 24

Wednesday, July 16, camp Mah-Kee-Nac, and the 12.6 year-old soccer team ran out champions of a seven-team tournament.

The morning session found the M ..... K-N team in a mini-league with Taconic, Emerson (the hot favorites) and Greylock. The top two teams from each league would qualify for a place in the semi-finals so M-K-N had their work cut out in order to qualify.

In the opening game, M-K-N provided a superb display of soccer and beat Greylock. All three ooal.s came from Eric Kusseluk, with outstanding perforrrances from Glen Buchbaum in goal and Scott Pollak in defense. 'rerrence Gade was a demon on defense and was a main influence in shutting down Greylock, 3-0.

The second game was approached with a bit more caution. Emerson had just beaten Taconic, 7-2 and looked extremely good. After some excellent defensive play by Jordan Safirstein, David Applebaum and Neal Harris, MK-N was soon on the offensive.

The midfield of Jon Pearlman, Matt Saltus and Aaron Tehan was running its heart out and late in the second period, the constant pressure paid off. Kusseluk crossed the ball and Roger Black cleverly faked a header to let the ball run to Jon Pearlman who harrmered the ball home from close

range.

Emerson began to attack again, but the watertight defense again shut them out, with some outstanding displays of goalkeeping by Glen Buchbaum. The final score was Mah-Kee-Nac, l, Emerson O.

The third game of the morning was a mere formality. It was played at a leisurely pace and was a chance for some players to rest after two hard games. Nevertheless, .Jeff Goldblat, Jon Zarembeck, and Sean Novick were outstanding and all had a hand in M-K-N goals. Kusseluk again claimed two goals. One of them a fifty-yard run from the midfield which he claimed was an exact replica of the Maradona goal against England. Dream

on, Eric!

The third goal was scored by .Aaron Tehan, who lashed a 30-yard shot from outside the penalty area into the top corner, giving the Taconic goaL1<eeper no chance at all. The game finished and M-K-N went to the semi ' s with a 3-0 win.

The semifinal was played against Winadu after lunch, and the way .MahKee-Nac played, Winadu must have wished they had stayed in the cafeteria.

After a relaaxing camping trip in the morning, Richard "not a hair out of place" Slifer returned to the side and marked his return with a fine "hat-trick," or three goals in the same _game. Not to be outdone, Kusseluk decided to score three goals and the match was turning into a rout.

Winadu came back to score two goals, but a place in the final had already been secured by a score of 6-2.

The other semifinal was played between Greylock and EInerson and EInerson won, 6-4, so M-K-N faced a tough game ahead.

The game began and M-K-N was soon on the offensive. Some good goalkeeping prevented the green and white from scoring and Roger Black narrowly missed from close range.

Emerson put on the pressure but again the defense played. well and shut them out. Terrence Gade was injured in a hard tackle but bravely continued in the garr:e.

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Midway through the first K-N broke away dCMIl the Slifer stepped up to slot into the net.

The game was sti1l very close. It was nip and tuck all the way, however, Scott Pollak won the ball and played it to Slifer who turned and shot into the top corner. The goalkeeper was stranded and M-K-N went two ahead.

This opened the floodgates and Emerson fell apart. Slifer added a third and JonPear1man scored a fantastic individual goal to make the final score Mah-Kee-Nac 4 , Firterson O.

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TLC Is Their Best Medication

By Greg Matalon, Cherokee 37

A trip to the Health Center may not seem like much fun, but with the nurses we have at Mah-Kee-Nac, how can it be anything but?

This year, there are three nurses at M-K-N. They are Kim Greene, Gretchen Nobis, and Paula Genung.

Kim is in her second year at MK-N, returning after a fruitful rookie year. She has been a nurse for four and a half years after graduation frcm the University .of Delaware.

Al thcugh she makes her permanent home in Pennsylvania, Kim travels the country during the year, wcrking at various hospitals.

Kim enjoys sports and reading in her spare time.

III really Love camp because of the kids," Kim said.

Gretchen Nobis is alsc back for her second year.

"I enjoyed the first sumner here so much I knew I had to COIt'll.3 back," Gretchen said.

Gretchen is from Cincinnati, and graduated frcm Christ Hospital Schocl of Nursing.

Gretchen said her specialty is "pediatrics and tender lcving care."

Paula Genung is at M-K-N for the first time. She is also an Ohioan, coming from Dayton.

Paula said she reaIly enjoys being here, "because of the nice people and the chance to be in such a beautiful area." The most experienced nurse of the three, Paula also works as a_ traveling nurse during the regular year.

Although the three M-K-N nurses sometimes see as many as 100 patients a day, rrainl y for routine medication, they are always interested. in seeing new faces, and making a hurt=Looki.nq : face a happy one.

The S tory Continues

By David. Levit:han, Algonquin 42

The third week of Green and White started with a roar and ended with a bang.

Among the events were fiShing, rowi.nq , archery, riflery, African rnushball, sand-castle building, hockey and basketball.

The Kee Pi Phi team won the third week of cornpeti tion, with Omega .Maka Delta the runner-up.

However, Omega Maka Delta retains the overall lead with Kee Pi Phi in second.

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KN Nabs 2nd at Swim

;By Ken BlOOOlr Brave 46

On Monday, July 14, the camp swim team narrowly lost the M-K-N Invi tational Relay Meet to Belvoir Terrace.

The meet was in constant danger of being cancelled because of rain. It had been postponed from the previous Saturday, and was delayed by a shower n Monday. However, the meet started d continued uninterrupted.

The M-K-N team, coached by Tom ~old and John Telsey, did surprisLi.ngly well. The team had few prac~ices, and the' meet was very early !in the season. They did persevere, and kept pace with Belvoir, Danbee, and Crane Lake ..

Going into the last race, a 200- yard, mixed-age freestyle relay, MK-N and Belvoir were in a tie for irst, with Danbee close behind. ffalfway through the race, Bel voir

ulled ahead, and beat M-K-N. In

the final results, Belvoir was in :irst by two points, and M-K-N and ~were tied for second.

Mah-Kee-Nac was strongest in the _O-and~ll and l4-and-up divisions. rutstanding perforrrances were given ~y Jamie Wolf, breaststroke; Ned ~iberg, backstroke; Scott Bloom, :reestyle; Todd Zeff, freestyle and rreaststroke; Jon Katz, breaststroke; oraie Safirstein, butterfly; Matt lasson, freestyle and breaststroke; md Mark Wagner I freestyle and backtroke.

USR'S Shoot Hoops:

Ride The Slides

By Michael Danast r Cherokee 37

After breakfast on Wednesday, July 16, the Upper Senior camp boarded two buses for a day trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame and Mount Tom I s Alpine and waterslides.

We arrived at the Hall in Springfield in the late morning. We looked around at the exhibits, which included Bob Lanier I s size 23 sneakers. Everyone enjoyed the shoot-out, where we shot basketballs at rrany different hoops as the balls came out of the machines. It was here that Buel Young reportedly went 0 for 28 while shooting at the child-sized baskets.

After an hour of sightseeing and touring the Hall, we boarded the buses and headed for Mount Tom.

At Mount Tom we had our lunch and then we had tYJO hours to go on the Alpine and waterslides. On the

'Alpine slides you go up a mountain in a ski lift. Then you get on a cart like a bobsled with a handle in the middle and ride down. If you push the handle forward, you go faster, and if you push it back, slower.

In the waterslide, you just jump in at the top and slide down into the pool.

The entire day was quite a blast and many campers carne home wi th a good-kind-of-tired feeling.

Greeks, Romans Duke It Out

By Dena Moss, Navajo 22 Josh Tratmer, Navajo 26 Jolm. Moss, Navajo 22

On Wednesday, July 16, the Greeks and Romans continue their long rivalry as Mah-Kee-Nac Lower Seniors fought on the playing fields.

In the morning, players were awakened by Neal Barrington and Kirk Rice, captains of the two teams.

After breakfast, we met at our team meeting places. We were assigned morning activities and off we went. The Romans wore purple and white, the Greeks wore blue and yellow ..

The morning activities included bombardment, African. rnushbal1, and ultiIrate frisbee. The highlight of the morning was the grand marathon, which the ROffi3J1S won.

Afternoon activites followed the bucket brigade, which the Greeks won. The Romans won the greased watermelon. The rope-pull was a tie: The Navajo competition was won by the Greeks, while the Chey~nne competition went to the Romans.

The evening acti vi ty was Human Stratego. The Greeks won by four points which turned out to be the crucial score. At taps, the final score was announced and the Greeks were declared the winners by a slim·margin.

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By Scooter Wertkin, Mohican 2

One night at Mah-Kee-Nac, Kempler, Rob Abrams, David Contorno, Jon Salfeld, Scooter Wertkin, Brotbrmn, and Michael Feld went on beaver hunt. When we got there, guide met us, talked for a while, gave us some binoculars, and then were off.

We started off by seeing some ferent kinds of flowers, some ",..,nTnl"ll'l some uncorrrnon. Then we got to lake and right as we got there saw a ripple in the water. Our told us that when there's a in the water you know to be quiet.

Then we got into beaver bites in a tree, and our

said that if a beaver bit all a tree it could kill it. I that was very interesting.

At last we saw THE BEAVERS! got to the lake and saw five beavers It was so neat to see how they and splashed their tails ..

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Tennis Team Comes Home Winners

By Michael Bernstein and Brian Rabin Algonquin 43

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac came out winners at the Winadu Tennis Invitational the past week.

The six-team tournament featured a number of outstanding intercamp match-ups. In the end, thought, it was Mah-Kee-Nac corning from behind to top the field with 22 points.

Camp Winadu finished second with 21 points. Teams received one point for winning a mat.ch and a bonus point for winning a final.

Alan Binder copped first place in the fifteen singles for M-K-N, while Brian Rabin and Mike Bernstein did the same in fifteen doubles.

Steve Berkowitz finished second to Alan in the fifteen singles, and Brandon Hollenberg finished second in the thirteen singles.

In elevens, Harris Rabin finished second in singles, while Jason Rudnick and Josh Crandall finished second in doubles.

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Other members of the +eam W:'i:J put forth a fine effort included Eric Nanes, Rob Aronson, Jeff Schwartz, and Michael Stark.

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Mushball Craze Hits Camp

By Jared Prupis and Dave Gordon, Navajo 27

Seniors Take Trip; Eat Oriental

A new game has been invented and is currently sweeping the Lower Senior campus. Called "Mush"': bal.l.;" the game is played on a basketball court with a deflated ball. The two teams start at the free-throw line and charge when the ball is thrown in the air. This is called a "hot potato. "

Teams advance the ball by either passing or air dribbling. Each player is allowed three air dribbles per possession. A player can't run wi th the ball. When a player makes a basket, his team yells, "Mush!" and a point is scored.

If the ball ever hits the ground, it is a turnover, and whoever touched the ball last loses it to the other team. A jump ball is called a "french-fry. " A foul results in one shot for the player and, if made, counts one point. This is called a mashed potato or mushed. potato, depending on your country of origin.

Shirts are worn on the head as helmets both for protection and to keep the player cool. The game can also be played with three or more teams wi th the teams defending one basket. The team scored upon would rotate out.

For further instructions or a demonstration of the game, come to Lower Senior camp or talk to the co-inventors, Dave Gordon and Dirk Rhodes.

Play mushball. It's as mush fun to playas it is to watch.

By steve Moss, Algonquin 43

On July 17, eight USR campers and four counselors went on an overnight canoe trip to the island at the other end of Mah-Kee-Nac.

The campers who went were Andy Hyman, Cliff Marks, Brad Seldin, Chris Bernardo, John Torine, Demetrio Ruiz and Steve

The counselors who acco~ panied us were Joe Blasko, Dirk Rhodes, Ian Sirnm, and Joe DuBois.

The group left. at 5: 00 in the afternoon and returned at 9 :30 the next morning.

Whiie on the island, we had Chicken Terriaki, canoed, and played the Wide Game.

OVerall, it was a great trip.

Moss.

THE TOTEM

Iii\ CAMP MAH-KEE-NAC e LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

Alexander goes for the ace.

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

M-K-N tennis players silenced the other competition in the Mah-KeeNac Invitational Tennis Tournament on July 24 and 25. The home team the 16-and-under singles, 14- singles and doubles, and runner-up in l2-and-under singles 16-and-under doubles.

The tournament is one of the most intercamp games, because

the number of camps and age di visincluded. The M-K-N team, which previousl y won a tough Winadu was geared up to win own tournament.

l2-and-under singles, Seth Gor-

, who arrived at camp only the before, played very well in finals, but lost to a player from Camp Lenox, 4-6, 6-0 and 6-3 .. Harris lost in round two to the

Nine of 19 are destined for Mah-Kee-Nac.

same Lenox player. Harris Rabin played tough, but. lost in the quarterfinals to Winadu. In the doubles competition, Jon Pearlman and Michael Stark. lost to Lenox, and Erik Kusseluk lost to Greylock in the semi's.

The l4-and-under singles was a tough competition for Brandon Hollenberg and Eric Nanes, with Jeff Schwartz losing to Wahnee in the second round. Hollenl:erg and Nanes met in the semifinals, in which Nanes was the winner by a very close 8- 7. He continued on to win the final over Lenox, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

In the l4-and-under doubles, Greg Zucker and David Chodosch lost in the first round to a Wahnee team which went on to meet Mike Bernst.ein and Brian Rabin in the finals. They pulled out another win for M-K-N, 6- 3, 6-4.

KN walks, Binderstalks, Corpentertolks

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By Michael Damast, Cherokee 37

Macl.eod Controls Fast-Breaking MKN Buckets

Jim Macleod is the head of N I S basketball proqram this

Jim is from Kent, Connecticut. works at Kent School as a math T",,;~,.n,_" er and a football and coach.

Jim and his spouse, two daughters; Carrie, 9.

Jim is also a certified instructor. He graduated from University of Delaware in 1970. 1976, he received a Masterls in Education from Trenton State lege.

The basketball proqram has 40 classes a week. There work-outs, special events three-on-three tournaments, matches, and foul-shooting

Jim is excited to be at M-K-N, especially enjoys the many acti he can participate in.

Jim Macleod takes a break.

Zilin Wins First Junior Tennis Tournament

By Scooter Wertkin, Mohican 2

The first annual camp Mah-Kee-Nac Junior Intracamp tennis tournament concluded on Saturday, July 26. The first player to win the tournament was Greg Zilin, who defeated Jedd Fisch by a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.

The tournament was held on the Lower Senior courts during club period and lasted about three weeks. Fifteen juniors participated in the event.

The tournament was held to give the juniors a chance to compete against each other in singles, and to help the junior tennis staff evaluate the players for future intercamp matches.

"The standard of play was much higher than last year," Coach Blair Caughley said. "With this greater depth these players should be allowed to play more intercamp matches."

In addition to Lndi, vidual awards. a nl.acue has been placed in the dining hall with the championls name on it.

"The tournament was a great success," Coach Ron Pemble said. "In fact, we are also going to have a doubles tournament for the juniors."

Who will win the doubles? Stay tuned to The Totem to find out.

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Oxford Bullies Cornbrtdqe:

Brolns Take Back Seat

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

Junior camp held its College Day on Wednesday, July 23, featuring cambridge and Oxford as the two competing halls of learning.

Oxford, in blue, and led by Dave nJasper" Ogden, won by only ten point over Cambridge led by Ashley Hammond and wearing .red ...

After the morning events, which were clean-up, in which the teams were surprisingly tied, chaseball, one-pitch, archery, soccer, and tribal rope pulls, Oxf ord held a sizeable lead, but it was smal I enough for Cambridge to catch up after lunch.

In the afternoon, Cambridge improved its performance in tennis, basketball, cricket, and mass throw-up. There were also two special events - - the greased wat.ermal.on , and the allnew underwear scramble I which is a variation of the shoe scramble. After tht, Cambridge held a slight lead.

The evening featured a Marathon Baul Haul, a ten-station relay race where teams rolled the six-foot pushball around the Junior campus. Oxford won the event, and took the lead by ten points.

The teams split the points in the song and cheer competition, so Oxford finished the day with a ten-point win over cambridge.

ah-Kee-Nac Takes Control of Own Tournament

(fran page l)

M-K-N easily won the 16-and-under

division. Alan Binder and

Crandall were both in the fi-

At a team tennis match earlier the sumner, Crandall had beaten , but Binder prevailed this

, 6-4, 7-6. Peter Greene had

ear lier to Greylock.

The 16-and-under doubles turned to be very similar to the 14 This time, Ben Sil vennan Jeff Harris lost in the first to a Wahnee team that went to finals against Steve Berkowitz Neil Alexander. But M-K-N lost final,:7-6, 6-3.

In the team point totals, M-K-N led with 37, followed by Greylock wi th 23, Lenox with 21, Winadu with 16, Wahnee with 12, Kenrnont with 12, Taconic with 4, and Crane Lake with O.

Mel Carpenter, the tournament director, was pleased wi ththe results and the tournament on the whole. "I thought play and sportsmanship was very good," he said. "I think. the Mah-Kee-Nac players ranked high in sportsmanship and play for the tournament. The results speak for themselves. We did it."

Windsurfing Proves Popular at Waterfront ...

Bruce Willner catches a wave.

By Andy Pitt, Algonquin 42

Windsurfing is undoubtedly one of the faste growing sports of the decade. From its ori91 on the californian coast through its develop! on the Hawaiian islands, the sport nOW' boasts widespread interest throughout the u.s. Europe. The large number of Mah-Kee-Nac c~ signed up for windsurfing this camp. season pr the point.

The 1986 windsurfing program is being CC( dinated by Ross Llewellyn and Andy Pitt, bringl skills from the U.K to what is shaping up to

a very successful program. As

Ross and Andy are hoping to improve camper in all aspects of the sport, from knowledge the equipment, safety and racing tactics strong wind and freestyle sailing There are always new things happening in surfing classes, even when there is no wind!

The waterfront is currently equipped with ler and Dufour flatboards, wi th a range of from three to six meter sails. There are to improve the range of equipment to the growing interest in the sport here at

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but Some Prefer an Escorted Ride

By .Michael Pearlman, .Algonquin 43

One of Mah-Kee-Nac • s more popular water activites in past surmners has been water-skiing. This surrnner is no exception.

Led by Joe DuBois, the ski staff is ready to help you if you have never skied before or are an accomplished. slalomer.

A ski chart helps keep track of each camper's perfonnance and shows what level each skier is up to, from learning the safety hints to skiing backwards on tricks.

The ski staff • s main concern this smnmer is safety and hopes everyone participating in the program will be able to ski safely by the end of the surrmer.

Helping to see that things run smoothly is the rest of the waterski staff: Carol Rundle, Ross Llewellyn, Andy Harvey, and John Rice.

"The Boomer" Bloom relaxes after setting a Man-jl\€E~ water-ski jump record of 322 neters. Spotter Orris Bennardoand driver Joe DuBois wave to an audience for IOOre of '!he Bocxrer IS stamta ..

Parents Visit Camp; Kids Shape Up

By Josh Trauner r Navajo 26.

The previous two Sundays and Mondays were parent visiting days.

On visiting day, you do your normal schedule except your parents, or grandparents, go with you. You eat regular breakfast and have cleanup. Your parents corre after clean-

and leave during fifth period.

At Luncht.Irre you get to eat with parents and you have free tiIl'lle them during rest hour. You can tennis, basketball, toss the !J_L.J..;:"-"='=, or just relax.

After rest hour ,. it's a regular until 4:00, when they serve iced and cookies on the hill in front

the cafeteria.

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Eric Golden and parents with Joe Kruger. Eric I s father Bob is a fOITIEr camper.

SR'S Play MTV

Last Saturday night, all the Upper ?eniors gathered together in the lrunior Lodge for a spectacular M'lV night.

Each bunk chose a song which they wanted to perform, They then lipsynched to it, on stage, similar to a live video. There were judges present, in order to decide a first, second, and third place winner.

The video camera supplied the close-up, concert effect on a largescreen T . V . The atmosphere held exci.terrent., the music was loud, and :he acts were a lot of fun to display snd watch.

Third place went to bunk 46's act, which was a bunch of nerds singing ~rince's, "Let's Go Crazy."

There was a joint effort for second with bunk 39 and 41 and their <::U,.,L.LL_ . .I.0n of The Fat Boys. Xavier

Ruiz and Chris Dupree sang while Harvey Keene imitated the Human Beat Box.

The overall winner, though, was bunk 43. They performed a wellthought version of Queen's "Flash Gordon. "

Although it probably won't go dawn in the annals of video-rock history as significant, to all involved it proved barrels of fun.

Windsurfing

(fran page 4)

Ross and Andy are Look.Inq forward to the prospect of some organized racing a little later in the sumner, and hope that even the beginners will obtain the skill needed to compete.

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MKN / Danbee Unite in Swim

Upper Seniors See B-Ball Action

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

A combined M-K-N/Danbee team swam hard, but came in second to Greylock/Romaca in the Greylock Invitational 9Nim Meet on July 25.

The meet had 46 races in four age groups, 23 for boys and 23 for girls, plus a mixed freestyle relay. Brother and sister. camps _were scored as one team. Each camp could bring only 16 people, who had to stretch to fill the team's needs.

Greylock/Romaca held the lead for the whole competition, but M-K-N/Danbee staged a remarkable comeback, winning several medley relays and the final freestyle relay. Greylock/Romaca won the meet by only eleven points.

M-K-N had many impressive performances. Matt Hasson flew across the pool in his 25-yard freesty Le event. David Applebaum did well in his first race ever for M-K-N. Benjy Willner surprised everyone with his butterfly. Jordan Sa.f-irstein helped by competing in a higher age .group. Scott Bloom, with the help of a magnificently groomed head, turned in outstandi?-g, freestyle times, and Chris Dupree helped the wmru.nq medley and freestyle teams.

By Davtid Levithan, Algonquin 42

On the evening of July 21 r the Cherokees and Algonquins went to the Pittsfield Boy's Club to watch the Springfield Fame play Tampa in a heated game of basketball.

Both teams had excellent players, among them Sam Worthen, Andre Goode and most importantly and unusually, Nancy Lieberman.

Lieberman, the first woman to play in a professional basketball league, started the game and led The Fa:rre to a 115-105 win.

Although the level of play wasn't quite as good as the NEA, the level of excitement was, and MK-N basketball fans look forward to returning in the future.

David Applebaum and David Rosen make like Sonny and Cher.

plish-Splash Spells SparkUngSpectacle

By David Jacobsen, Cheyerme 33

II Al though the audience was a bi t of a disappointment, all the acts were qreat," Todd Jennings said when describing Lower Senior MTV night.

MTV night, an event started last year at r1-K-N, has grown to be one of the most· popular contests in camp. Although it is actually just lipsynching, many contestants make it into a. video or show which is very enjoyable. Since MTV ni.ght is 60

popular, there will probabl y be another before the end of the summer.

Taking fifth place in this episode was bunk 33, who did "Private Eyes." In fourth place was bunk 27, who did Madonna's "Dress You Up. II A tie occurred for the runner-up position, between bunk 31 singing 11 Soul Man" and bunk 30 doing "Twist and Shout. II The winner of the 1st 1986 MTV night was bunk 22, who did a stirring rendition of the oldie, lISplish-Splash."

en and White IV

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See Pages 6 and 7

Triathalon

By Ken Bloom, Brave 46

The second M-K-N/Winadu Triathlon was held here on Monday, August 4. The homeboys won all four age divisions.

The triathlon consisted of swimming, running, and canoeing. Each camp sent two teams of two in each age division. At the start of the race, each member swam 50 yards in the 12 and 13-year-old divisions, and 100 yards in the 14 and 15-yearold divisions. They walked to the side entrance of the beach, put on their shoes, and started for the run in the order of their swim fin-

ish. The runners go around the

ish. The runners went around the

Junior Lodge, the Brave bunks, past 'lhe Totem office, through Lower Senior camp, past the woodshop, and along the road back to the waterfront. The teams put on life jackets and took a canoe to a buoy and back. They then ran to the finish line at the totem pole.

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Jeff Schwartz and Todd Zeff start the run.

Erik Kusselik heads to his canoe.

Xavier Ruiz gets ready for the last leg.

In the 12-year-old division, Jeff Cordover and Erik Kusseluk led the race the whole way, wi th a total time of 8: 31. Roger Black and Danny Chodosch were right behind them in the run, but were out-canoed by Winadu. They came in fourth, with a time of 9:41, only 1:10 out of first place.

Jeff Schwartz and Todd Zeff led the 13-year-old division, finishing in first with a time of 8:09, only five seconds ahead of the Winadu team. Eric Nanes and Aaron Tehan fared well into the canoeing, where they lost ground. They finished wi th a time of 1 L: 4l.

M-K-N had only one 14-year-old

Top, xavier Ruiz, Chris ,UU<iJ.L<;;=, David Chodach, Harvey Keene. Botrtrm, Zeff, Jeff Schwartz, Jeff Cordover, and

team, David Chodosch and Chris Dupree. They had a remarkable 57 -second lead over the closest Winadu team after the swim. This was translated into a 1: 40 lead at the totem. pole, with a time of 9 :13.

Each camp sent only one team to the 15-year-old division. M-K-N's representatives, Harvey Keene and xavier Ruiz, were in the closest race of the day. They led by only one second out of the swim, but they canoed very well , and won by 12 seconds, with a time of 9:52.

All teams found the race very exhilirating. As Jeff Schwartz said,

"The course was very tough. I'm very glad that I finished it, but I'm more glad that I won."

LSR Wide Gam:e

By David Jacobsen, Cheyenne 33

The first Lower Senior Wide Game began with the Birtish at the lower soccer field and the Americans at the upper soccer field. In the first round neither team made it to the other teams area. It may have been because newer campers did not full y understand all of the rules and some people might have had the wrong color shirts.

. In the second round of the game, the British were on the upper field and the Americans were on the lower field. During the round, many people made it into the other teams base and more clips were taken from the

, opposing team by th defenders ..

In the end of the garre, both teams went back to their bunks and neither team was told the score until morning when Todd announced it on the P . A. system. The Americans won with 173 points while the British team had only 164 points.

USR's Go to Volvo

By ravid Levit.han, Algonquin 42

The 38 Upper Seniors taking tenis for specialty week boarded a bus and headed for scenic Strat.ton Mountain, Vermont, to see top players compete in the Volvo International Tennis Tournament on August 4.

Even though they didn't see any top five players play, everybody had a fun time. Players seen playing in matches were Mikael Pernfors and Vince Van Patten.

The real star-gazing came off the courts. Among those thwarting autographs were Boris Becker, Jirrmy Conners, John McEnroe and Jimny Arias.

The highlight of the day, though, was when McEnroe caught Mike Friedman hob-nobbing with Mrs. Mac, Tatum o 'Neal. McEnroe's notorious temper flared as the two chatted away about, as Mike innocently said, "nothing in particular. " Before Mac had a chance to use his backhand on Mike's head, a nervey Karnran "Awesome" Khan calmly stepped between the two . Soon the threesome was roaring with laughter. Khan's cool head and smooth diplomatic style had easily won over the tempestuous McEnroe. Khan and Mike now have free-standing invitations to stop by to lunch with John and Tatum whenever they're in the neighborhood.

After that incident, the rest of

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the af+ernoon was spent casually watching matches and looking at the enormous food. and gift stands.

Mike McVicker runs the dungeon for ravid Lewis, Jared Cooper, ravid Malagold, Doug Gunzler,

and Greg Dushey.

D and D a hit with Juniors

Mike McVicker and Joe DuBois run the Dungeons and Dragons Club.. When you go to D and D you go through an exciting adventure. Live ot die, it's still fun.

When you go through the magical world of D and D you can be any irraginary figure and work your way through the dungeon.

Go to D and D for the most exciting adventure you will ever have.

reen and White V

By Il:lvid Ievithan, Algonquin 42

Green and White ended with a bang on the night of August 3 ..

Entering into the night there was no sure-fire winner only 160 points separated the four teams. The night I s events were Junior soccer, one-pitch softball, volleyball, and Human Stratego. There was also the f inal, Brave/Counselor event, a bed-making .relay.

For the night, Phi MakaMetzga and Kee Pi Phi were fourth and third. CMD held the place position, while Alpha Maka Pi, led by the man himself, Stan Benvin, finished first.

steve Berkowitz takes Brett ~iss and Ulvid Feiner for a ride.

stan Benvin watches as Jon Frith and Trent Mayberry run the bed.

With those results in, the overall

rankings could be tabulated. In

fourth was Phi Maka Metzga. Third

was Alpha Maka Pi. In second was Kee Pi Phi. Taking the whole ball of wax was Omega .Maka Delta.

Many thanks to all the counselors, administrators, and campers who made the first Green and White so enjoyable and thrilling.

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USR's Perform West Side Story

By David. Levithan, Algonquin 42

Harris brought depth and warmth into an amazing performance. The way in which he sung such classics as "Something I s Coming" and "Tonight" will not soon be forgotten.

Equally powerful was Tita Edoga as Maria, the Puerto Rican innocent caught in a messy affair with Tony. Her voice filled the theater with beauty and harmony.

Corky Stone, as Riff, the head of the Jets was both energetic and versitile while singing "Cool" and "The Jet Song".

Ben Silverman showed his great stage presence and irrepressable charm in his startling portrayal of the Shark leader Bernardo.

A definite show stopper was Mylissa Braun as the tortured but sexy Anita. Her dramatic and comic talents proved

Crowds filled the Danbee Theater on July 31 and August 1 to see the Upper Senior adaptation of West ~ide Story.

West Side Story is a Broadway musical about two forbidden lovers- Tony and .Maria- living on the West Side of New York in the 1950s. Tony and his best friend, Riff, are leaders of the Jets, an "American gang", while Maria I s brother I Bernardo T leads the Puerto Rican Sharks. The two gangs clash with the two lovers caught in the crossfirern searching for a place where they can be free. They never do, for Tony gets killed in the highly dramatic finale.

In the central role of Tony, Jeff

excellent entertainment for the awed audience. She sung "America" with such style that even the harshest critic would have loved it.

Also entertaining as the Jets were Jon Frith (Action), Dave Miller (ARab), David Levithan (Baby John), and Chris Perry (Diesel). They sung "Officer Krupke" wi th show-stopping talent and amaz.inq wit.

As Chino, Bernardo's right hand man, Robert Kovall showed an assasin IS charm and a loving aspect. to an admiring crowd.

Seen, but not often heard, were the rest of the Sharks, Jon C-oldberg, Peter Waxman, and Cliff Marks.

Also entertaining as adults were 'Scott Grant, Greg Lawless, and Andy Delousier.

Special thanks for a wonderful show go to the Mah-Kee-Nac coordinators Susan and Sako.

All in all, everybody had a fun evening seeing a very entertaining play.

Ben Silverman and. the Sharks.

Jeff Harris and Tita Etloga.

Huey Lewis and The News greeted the girls, not personally of course, but on the largest color screen in the Berkshires ... perhaps, some say, in Massachusetts.

wi th a star-studded line up featuring The News, Bryan Adams, Wham, Duran Duran, Madonna, Prince and Phil Collins, how could the evening fail to get off to a bang? The video joCkeys for the night's entertainment featured David "The CUe Man" Levine, Mike "Control Man" Friedman,' and last but by no means least, Jirnny "SQund Check" Goldfarb.

During proceedings, counselor Kamran Khan was overheard to describe the social as llAwesome~ ", .. and it was. For many, though, one of the evenings most outstanding moments was Bryan Adams' video, "Heaven. II Jeff "Slowdancell Schwartz certainly had a great time!

For everyone, the evening passed far too quickly and by departure time, the question then being asked by everyone was, "When can we do it 3.gain?"

MKN Sets Up Videotecque Social

By Paul Saunders, Algonquin 40

With rain falling faster than Chris Dupree can run on a bad dBY ,and the sky looking messier than the Ff~e Arts Department on a good day, the questions most asked at Up~r ~~o~ camp at 6 0' clock pre:-soc1.al ~t~ were, "Will the Danbee g1.rls arr1.~? and, "Will there be any water, hot or cold, for showers and shaves!? ", r

Well, not quite true . Actually,

David "Romeo" Chodosch was more concerned about which aftershave to use. .. Stetson or Polo? (Rumor has it that Polo was his choice.)

Anyway, scheduled arrival time was pencilled in for 8: 00 and that wasn't for the water! However, despite the slight delay of the girl's bus, estimated by Dave Cassell of being approximately 53 minutes, 20 seconds, the stage was set for an evenings extravaganza wi th lights, banners, cookies and lots of rock ' n roll videos.

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Lower Seniors Take a Gamble at Casino Night

By Jeremy Tiefenbrun, Navajo 26

On Friday, August 1, Lower Seniors had "Casino Night" for evening activity. You would start out with 2,000 dollars (fake, of course). You try to make more money by playing different games such as Roulette, blackjack, and craps.

In craps, you bet on a number.

The roller then rolls for a number. If your number comes up, you win money. Meanwhile, the bettor will money. If you lose, money is taken away.

There was also a snack bar. You had to pay for the food like in rea1- i ty . There was candy and drinks, but because the candy was being raided, they took it away.

PJJ.yway, everyone learned a good lesson in money management on Casino Night.

Betting on. the wheel.

Cheyennes Play Tough Winadu Double Headers

By Todd Bialowas, Navajo 24

On Tuesday, August 5, the Cheyenne "A" baseball squad hosted camp Winadu in a double-header series.

The morning series saw the M:-KN side start off with errors in the early innings, but soon the home team filled the gaps and proceeded to playa more solid defense.

Offensively, M-K-N was not to fare so well. There were a total of 10 M:K-N strike-out victims in the morning game, four of which were called third strikes. The outcome: Mah-Kee-Nac 1, winadu 8.

The afternoon 1 urich break proved valuable for M-K-N as the team came

out fighting. After holding Winadu to just three runs in five innings of play and suffering only seven strike-outs, M-K-N rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the fifth. However, the sixth inning was fatal to the "A I s II as Winadu scored twu runs to Mah-Kee-Nac' sane. Final score: M-K-N 4, Winadu 5.

Al though the entire team deserves praise for their hard work and perseverence, special recognition goes to Mike Stark for M-K-N's lone hit in the a.m. game, PJJ.dy Bernstein for going 2-for-3 in the p.m. game and Scott Pollak, who went 3-for-3 in the p.m. game, played solid defense the entire day, and was the Cheyenne's rally captain.

MKN Wins Both Divisions in Archery

By Mario Gatzambide, Navajo 26

Camp Winadu travelled to Mah-KeeNac on Monday ,August 4, for an archery meet. There were two divisions, Juniors, for lO-and-under, and Seniors, for 12-and-under. The Junior coach was Brian Jeffries and for the Seniors, Alan Rudolph.

Despite Winadu's efforts, M-K-N won. The score was M-K-N 1226, Winadu 874. The Junior's highest scorer was Steve Klein, who scored 159 out

of 300 at. 15 yards. Other participants were Adam Levi than, who scored 151~ Jared Cooper, Mark Platt, Brian DaV1S, and Scott Kissel.

The highest score in seniors was recorded by Mario Gaztambide with 208 out of 300 at 20 yards. other participants were Jason Von Zerneck

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Wl th 205 points, Jason Palmer, Benji

Gordon, David Goldbrenner, and Josh ~ern. Congratulations to all particlpantS!

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nk 7 Goes Camping, Avoids Skunks

By Jeff Levine, Iroquois 7

It was bunk seven's turn to go camping last Friday. We lugged pillows, sleeping bags and things to do up the putting green hill. When we got there, pioneering counselor Dirk Rhodes helped us cook and gave us advice.

When we left evening activity, our counselor Dave Davenport. kept getting us so we went up there and decided to ambush him but it failed. Then we lit our campfire and roast.ed marshmallows and also had popcorn and fruit... Then we told ghost stories, such as "The Man With The Golden Arm" and others. After that we went

to bed. Jeff Ratner and Brian Jeffries then made like skunks, but they didn I t fool us. Instead, we cornered them and removed their scent glands.

In the morning, the bunk woke up and chased each other around the challenge course. Jeff Levine was the prey, while Justin Lehman Larry Berenson and Scott Thomas were the hunters. Of course, Jeff dodged and outran them.

Everyone in our bunk, including Jon Salfeld, Michael Feld, and Paul Wilkinson, thought it was a great time.

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By Chris Ford, Apache 11

Naturaists hunt snipe, have happy season

It's been a season of frogs, garter snakes, toads, fish, waterbugs, crayfish, and of course snipes, although despite some undeniable evidence, this illusive bird escaped capture for another year. However, the finds made by our brave campers were reward enough with a snipe nest and oodles of infamous snipe droppings ... Thanks to all of you who helped the Audabon society try and save this endangered bird.

Aside from snipes, three van loads of especially keen juniors went off to see the Beavers at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and without fail had close encounters with these fabulous animals.

The nature club searched. for days and days to find a snake and poor David Gordon nearly went mad with frustration until eventually we found Sid the Garter snake at aother popular nature place -- the swamp.

As for pets, thanks to Jon Balfeld for his help catching Max the Chinchilla every time he escaped from his cage! Thanks also to Ross Thomas for spotting Max in a tiny hiding hole in the nature shack when we thought he'd jumped out the wi.ndowt It's always great when' a family is raised successfully at the nature shack and this year Bonny the gerbil did a great. job in raising her six young to maturity.

And last but by no means least, thanks to all those who carne to nature, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. P,hats, enough from me, here's the summer's highlights at nature in the words of Neil Alpert: "I think nature is one of the most fun activities in camp. My favorite animal was Max the chinchilla and my favorite activity the Snipe Hunt and Mi.cro Frail!"

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I Jeff Harris with steady golf procured

:::: By Scott Grant, Cherokee 37 the title of "runner-up" in the hand-

x- icap section. Scott Levy astonished

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:::; holes to 9, the 1986 Mah-Kee-Nac usual game to win the handicap sec-

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ROA rules were adhered to. Three to the other players and despite

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I Goldfarb and Jon Goldberg, acqui tted ized he had earned second place of

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casey "Chief" Safron, Mohican 5

On Friday, August 8, camp Mah-Kee~c received a visit from the only lving being on planet Lovetron, ~ry 1 Dawkins.

I Standing 6' 11" tall and weighing rO pounds, the star of the New JertY Nets professional. baske+bal.I

~~am. carne to give a basketball clinic the M-K-N crowd.

He started the evening off 1::>y anring a few questions about himself

~ his role on the Nets.

e said he started playing profes.onally right out of high school, fcause he coul.dn 't turn down the tney offered. to him. He is 29 years I d, and has been playing in the NBA ~r eleven years.

He wears a size 14 shoe, was born 1 Orlando, Florida, and said his mghest opponent is Kareern Abdul tbbar •

. Uter expounding on the pleasurable ~ling he recei vee. after smashi.nq IU glass backboards via his monster mk I Darryl ran some Mah-Kee-Nackers rrough some basketball drills. ecause they did so well in one ~ill, John Reirnnitz, Neil .Alexander id Andy Cole got basketball shoes. After that he put on a nice little Lsplay of dunksrranship, which deLghted everyone.

Above: Jon Pearlman takes his best shot.

Below-: Darryl and. John Rein'1nitz play patty-cake.

Tina Fontaine makes a dare.

Jason Rudnick and Mark Wagner go for the bagel.

Bunk 12 does a funeral.

The Big Top comes to MKN; parade makes history

By The l300rJEr

Mah-Kee-Nac held its annual carnival on Sunday, August 10, to the delight of campers and counselors alike.

Carnival prep started after Lazy Day, where all campers woke up as late or as early as they liked. This was followed by an outdoor lunch and a short rest hour, after which campers assembled for the parade.

This year I s parade theme was "Uni_ ted States Tirreline." Each Junior and Navajo bunk passed by the Junior Lodge and performed a skit portraYL1g an episode in U. S. History. Each skit was judged by ten Upper Seniors .. The winner in the Mohicans was Bunk 3, wi th their version of Custer's Last Stand." This event also won the Apache competition for Bunk 11.

The Iroquois and overall Junior winner was Bunk 7, which produced "Washington Crossing the De Laware ," The Navajo and overall camp winner was "Sports History," Bunk 23 I S act.

Irmnediately afterward, the Carnival Midway on the Junior Campus was opened. Some campers rushed to the moon walks , popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy, while many visited the booths that were designed and run by each bunk in camp.

The winner of the booth competition this year was Bunk 2 J S roulette wheel in the Western Gambling Saloon. Bunk 7 'oS Shaky Jake and Bunk 5 I S Counselor Dunk 'Were second and third. Bunk 42' s Haunted House and Bunk 21's Strike Out were also rated highly by the judges.

Above: Peter Bell, Xavier Ruiz, Scott Si!non, Chris Dupree, Mike Pearlman,. Dave Gordon and Jon Frith.

Left:, Bunk 7 crosses the road.

BelO'liV: Tanya, Leroi and Andrea.

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Lower Seniors "'Free te Be" Draws Raves

By Dav.id Levithan, Algonquin 42

Kevin walters and Ben Hirsch proved direct and thorough. Jeremy Turk, as "The Pain" was fantastic and humorous in the role of a jealous brother. Noah Tarnow showed off his brilliant vocal talent in "William's Doll," realistically portraying a struggling boy with a decision to make.

A definite crowd-pleaser was Ari Clare as "Boy" in both a skit and a song about babies.

In "Zachary's Divorce -" Jeremy Tiefenbrun found a great vehicle to display his buddinq taler:'_t-~s~.

Crowds packed the Junior Lodge on August 6 and 8 for the exclusive, sell-out engagement of 1986' s spectacular Lower Senior production of "Free to Be, You and Me."

Despite competi tion from, among others, Darryl Dawkins and rain, the Lower Seniors upstaged all other campus activities with their radiant production of the book by Marlo Thomas, readapted into full play form by our very (MIl Saco

In similar poetic r'eadi.nqs I both

Jeremy Turk, Da.vid .. Asche serenade the Danbee girls.

David .Applebaum was good, also, as Richard in "Southpaw."

Tal Oren and David Asche, in "Ladies First" were especially fascinating as the narrator and tiger chief, respectively.

Alex Stimmel played. an in-depth nerd with great personal skill in "Three Wishes."

Always supporting the leads with strength and force were Matt Perry and Scott Pollak.

Unforgettable in their roles were Darren Lilien, Evan Fuchs, and Josh Trauner, who turned "F to B" into a family affair by having his sister perform with him.

By far the best performance, and most needed, carne from pianist carol Rundle. After difficulties arose the day before the play, Carol valliantly took over the position and, on her day off, practiced the music all day which she would flawlessly play on the next day with great skill and dedication.

Mother great backstage force was Tinker and saco 1 the directors of "Free to Be •. " Adapting the show and staging it was hard work, but they did it anyway.

Many thanks to them and the cast and Carol for making the production both memorable and. entertaining.

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Juniors set amazing world records

By Jon Salfeld, Iroquois 7

Juniors held world records night for evening activity. It was fun and the results are as follows:

Potato sack race in nine seconds by Chris Anderson, Geoff Goldschein and Dave Berg.

Longest frisbee throw by Toran Bagarra.ry and Danny Richman, 66 yards.

First base dash in 3.6 seconds by Danny Richman.

Broom balancing for 4 minutes, 32 seconds by Danny Richman.

Highest mnuber of free throws in 30 seconds by Eric Mishlove with eight.

Trivial Pursuit questions answered consecutively by Jeff Levine, with eight.

Consecutive tennis ball bounces on a racket by Jeff Garcia and Dave Contorno with 28.

Boot thrown 3.46 yards by Toran Bagamary.

Hurdles race in 57.5 seconds by Brett Weiss.

Soccer baJl hold of eight by Stephen Geller and Paul Kaplan.

Soccer ball hold. of eight by stephen Geller and Paul Kaplan.

Bombardment ball throw of 21 feet by Toran Bagamary.

Dirk Rhodes and bunk do hands across the

Ben Silvernan, Rod Hatfield, Sam Navani, Levine, John Reimnitz and Kamran Khan take break at the Volvo Tennis ToUI'IlilIIe11t.

By Alan Rudolph, Navajo 26

Archery program ends successful season

This surrmer' s senior archery program began wi th only three American Archers (the top camp Archery Association award), but by the end of the surmner, eight other campers joined this elite group and began the more challenging Junior Olympics (JOAD) tests.

Many other campers won camp Archery Association awards. At forty yards, Jared Prupis and Eric Cohen passed the Silverton Archer (laO point) test.

Andy Hyman, Josh Kern, Mario Gaztambide, Jason 'Von Zerneck, David Go1dbrenner, Benjy Gordon, Ned Wiberg and Josh Platt passed the Archer award at 40 meters.

Jason Palmer and Ricky Halper achieved the Bowman award at 30 meters.

Several of these campers competed in our victory over Winadu on July 24. Jason Von Zerneck and Jason Palmer were our top two scorers, leading us to a 1053-574 win.

David Go1dbrenner took the Upper Senior event in the Olympics and Josh Kern won the Lower Senior tournament.

Gabe Galletti. Steve Klein take aim.

Thirty yard awards went to Demetrio Ruiz, passing Archer Sharpshooter (160 points); Ben Hirsch, Ken Bloom and Seth Oliphant got the Archer First Rank ( 130 points). Corky Stone, Jon Grodsky, Scott Bloom, Daryl Crone, Robby Feld, Adam Hairn

Seth Lehman, Ahlan Axel, Brian Costic Ari Kempler, Alex Stimmel, Eli Roman and Jeremy Turk got the Bowman First Rank (130 points) award.

Michael Damast, Sean Novick, Scott Chodosch, Robbie Fineberg, Alex Klein, Noah Tarnow, Steve Gunz1er, Mike Kent, Ari Clare and Anthony Jenkins got the Junior Bowman award (loa points).

and Bobby Makofsky achieved the Archer award (10 a points).

The TWenty yards Bowman Sharpshooter (160 points) award went to Robert Brouse, Matt Frairnan, Randy Kurtz and Scott Simon. Ken Rosenblatt.

The Junior Bowman award (80 points) went to Che Edoga, Andrew Bernstein and Patrick Dumont. Jeremy Tiefenbrun and Brian Rabin got the Junior Bowr.an medal (60 points).

Olympic Head Coaches: Dave Gordon, The Break£ast Club; Joe DuBois, Totally outta. Control; Tony 0 rDonnell, Tony's Tigers: Dirk Rhodes, Rudeness; Richard Thanpson, The Nerds; Ashley Hamnond, Hot Blooded:

Neal Barrington, High Voltage; Alan Forbes, Sheer Madness.

Electricity Fills Air at '86 Olympics

By David Levithan, Algonquin 43

The 1986 Mah-Kee-Nac Olympics came to a "shocking" conclusion as "High Voltage" edged out a bunch of "Nerds" for the gold medal.

Going into the song/cheer competition, The Nerds had an extrerrol y thin, half point lead over High Voltage. But IN's dedicated and spirited performance in the two rema:uung events put them ahead at the finish line by nine and a half points.

The bronze medal went to Tony's Tigers. other posi tions were:

Fourth, Rudeness; Fifth, Sheer Madness; Sixth, Totally Outta Control; Seventh, Hot Blooded; and eighth, Breakfast Club.

One of the year's closest cornpetitions was the decathlon. with record-breaking strength, Hot Blooded's Chris Dupree scored above the rest and got a gold medal. Following him

were David Chodosch of Tony's Tigers and Eric Nanes of Totally Outta Control. Honorable mention went to Peter Waxman, John Grodsky, Andrew Wiseman, Harvey Keene, and Michael Willner. Willner was, unfortunately, knocked out of the race halfway through the competition due to illness.

other major events were: The Grand Marathon, won by the Nerds: The Lower Senior Minithon, won by Tony's Tigers; the Water Marathon, won by The Nerds; and the banner, won by Tony's

·Tigers.

In one of the longest Olympics in recent, years, the rain could never dampen the spirits of Alan Friedman and Blair Caughley, the coordinators of the event. Many thanks to them, the officials, coaches, and campers for making the four Olympic days some of the most memorable in camp.

lyrnpic Diary, Day One: rganization

At 7:29 a.m., Saturday, August 16, the campus was very quiet.

At 7:30, it wasn+t., Juniors, adorned in bathrobes and pajamas, were out playing and making noise in honor of lazy day.

Lower and Upper Seniors were a bit slower to rise, and many just made it to the final breakfast call at 10:00. Afterward there was free play, clean-up, inspection , and at II ~ 50 , all campers were out on the fields and court.s minding their own business.

Until the airplane passed.

A smal.L airplane flew at a ION altitude, over the fields to the north, circled over the lake, and dur _om several dozen pamphlets into the woods. After several attempts, the airplane had strewn Olympic team lists on the Senior campuses.

Olympics, the highlight of the surrrer , had begun. Andy Cole said they were off to a flying start.

The administration had said that breakdown was scheduled for Sunday morning. It was the first surprise Olympic breakdown that the camp ever

ran.

The camp irnnediately assembled on the mess hall hill for the announcement of the eight head coaches and their assistants who would lead them for the next three days.

The clouds which covered the sky all morning burned off, revealing a hot day. The teams slowly learned their capabilities -- who could run, who could throw, who could swim. Quietly, the teams organized for the opening ceremonies.

The parade to the Junior field started at 7: 00. Steve Rubin called the Olympics, "three days of fun, competition and cornradery. Each team presented a cheer, f'ol.Lowed by the Coach Crutch Relay, in which half the teams were disqualified. Assistant coordinator Blair caughley called it "an example of hON not to run an event."

The 1986 Olympic Breakdown.

The Decathletes light the torch.

Scooter Wertkin goes face first at the finish.

Alan Friedman, co-coordinator of Olympics, sings the National Anthem.

'!he Judges. '!heir mission: To make sure nobody cheats.

Olympic Diary: Day 0

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The eight head coaches were brought in on a Stockbridge fire truck, which decided to hose all the competitors.

This year, the decathalon participants were chosen to bring in the torch. They ran it from bunk 5 around the whole campus, passing it arocmg each other. Seneca Jon Grodsky lit the flame that wasta burn for three days. Blair mumbled, "Thank goodness the torch lit."

Danny Metzger led. the Olympic Pledge for sportsmanship and fair competition. All the participants headed back to their campuses to let the coaches do their evening's work.

After a quick head coach's meeting, the race began -- the rush to meet the midnight entry deadline. The yelling started:

"Listen up, here's another change!" "Oh , no, he's in the infirmary." "Does anyone know if he can swim?" "We must gi ve everyone the sarre

number of events."

"How can you decide who goes where in the rna.rathons?"

"Could you get some more coffee?"

And the day ended.

'ilie thrill of victory. ~ .

Aaron Tehan wins the dash.

. •• The agony of the feet.

Olympic Diary, Day Two: Send in the rain

There were no airplanes today, no fire trucks. Just rain. And a good deal of that.

After the first chaotic night, Olympics subsided into relative order and harmony. The first events were rolling smoothly, even with the intermittent drizzle. But the rains started at 11:30, temporarily postponing that time period.

It seemed to clear during rest hour, so 2: 30 events were sent out. A downpour carne ,and events were postponed. Later, the rains stopped, the events were sent out, the rains started, and the events were called back again. They were finally postponed indefinitely.

By 4: 00, camp was dry enough to run most events. Even with the weather trouble, coordinator Alan Friedman was satisfied with the progress made. "11m very, very happy. Except for the rain. It would have been flawless otherwise."

Meanwhile, the scores were distributed out quickly, with High Voltage in first, and Sheer Madness, Rudeness, and Totally Outta Control at their heels. Scorekeepers Rodgers Allison and Mel Carpenter claimed complete ignorance of the situation.

There was exciting action at the decathalon. "Records have been falling," announced Mike Dale. The decathletes had made new records in the broad jump, swirrming, and shot put.

That evening, the Juniors set the record for Longest Olympic Event -Newcombe, which ran for nearly two hours. The rains came again, so the postponement of the Upper Senior Rope Pull became Olympic Change #473.

And the day ended.

Olympic Diary, Day Three: WaterfrontFun

Day three is the traditional end of Olympics, but this was not a traditional Ol~pics, so day three decided to become the rsost; different' Olympic day.

Wi th rainclouds once again frowning on camp, the coordinators made a surprise decision -- to move events that could be held indoors to The Bible Speaks gymnasium outside Lenox. Lower Seniors visited in the morning, and Juniors went in the afternoon.

Those left in camp continued the games as best they could. The waterfront was open all day for swim races, including the hotly contested Brave Swim Relay, greased watermelons, and war canoe spl.i.t.s, A feature of the afternoon was a canoe split between the Braves from teams 5 and 8, which Phil Ende described as "the longest war canoe split in the history of the free world. II

Most of the afternoon and evening was spent making up events that had been rained out the day before, including the missed 2: 30 events from day two, and the Upper Senior Rope Pull.

As the sun went down, six teams were still in contention to win the Olympics. Only nineteen points separated them, and the big events wouldn't happen until the unprecedented day four.

And the day ended.

Junior campers in shoe scramble.

Eric Nanes does a pull-up.

Dave Hakanson and Dave Davenport cheer on The Nerds.

Olympic Diary, Day Four: Down to the wire

The rain had stopped. Everyone

was finally able to mobilize for the final events. After the night. events five teams were still in the running for the gold, including The Nerds, who had moved from eighth to second in one day. High Voltage remained in the lead.

All remaining events were finished in the morning, including the Brave Triathlon, one of the most grueling events ever conceived in the history of sport. Teams quickl y prepared for the finish that afternoon.

The Grand Marathon was an especiall y inl?ortant event. this year because of the close competition. For once the team that was first into the water, team 5, was the first out of the water. They still lead at the top of the hill, but somehow , out of sixth place, The Nerds pulled

champion Orris Dupree stands above place winner Dave Chodosch and third winner Eric Nanes.

ahead and won, bringing them that much close to High Voltage.

Irruuediately after that, an assembly was called on the cafeteria hill, where it all began three days earlier. Teams were quickly placed, and the song I cheers, and banners were presented. The scores were closed.

Decathletes and sportsmanship

awards were announced. The coordinators gave the final results. High Voltage had held its lead.

The teams were dispersed as quickly as they were assembled, and .Mah-KeeNac became one, not eight. The Juniors had a banquet to do, swim teachers had to test, I had to assemble a Totem.

And the day ended. But it rained later.

High Voltage begins the celebration.

Juniors scramble for their shoes.

Sportsmanship highlights '86 Olympics

Sheer .Madness

stan Benvin sets the Junior runners off.

By Joe Kruger

Another Mah-Kee-Nac Olympics, m its fun events and its winners, al had its large share of campers w demonstrated our Mah-Kee-Nac ide of sportsmanship, helpfulrtess a leadership throughout the event.

Each year we take note of car.pers , to encourage them, and set role models for our entire group.

Our Olympics fits into our

Kee-Nac philosophy. Unlike

War, wi th its campers divided two teams and its year -to-year dition, our campers are divided eight teams, and we change team sach year to avoid the tension accompanies the traditional War.

It is interesting to note each of our three campus units, cluding our Junior camp, campers who were singled out by pic coaches for this fine r ion.

Here is a list of the campers:

From Totally Outta Control; Crone and Aaron Tehan.

From The Nerds: Ken Bloom and Schwartz.

From Tony I sTigers; Mark and Jon Elias.

From Breakfast Club; Roger and the Lower Senior one-pitch From Hot Bl.ooded: Brandon and David Berg.

From Rudeness; Andy Wisem:m Robert Kovall.

From High Voltage; Eli Ronan Ricky Halper.

From Sheer Madness; Peter and the entire coaching staff.

Chris Ford smiles upon his flock~

paches, Nancy M. on Safari

By Nancy Metzger

The catskill Game Farm in catskill, New York was the destination for this year r S Apache trip. The van was loaded with campers Cliff Lerner, Josh Lampf, Ross Thomas, Benjy Willner, Robby Abrams, Justin Blitz, Eric Caplan and David Feiner, trip leaders Chris Ford and Rachel Chase I Sarah and Lisa Metzger, Tanmy Smith and driver/chaperone Nancy Metzger. Wi th extra oreo cookies aboard and lots of singing and merrymaking, the hour and a half trip seemed a breeze.

After arriving and unloading, we headed directly toward the main gate. Of course everyone wanted to eat imnediately, so after viewing the carrel, goat, llama and giraffe exhibits, we made our way to the picnic area. Lunch VNaS followed by a jaunt on the playground, rides, picturetaking and of course souveniers galore! Plastic knives and spears seemed to be the choice item.

Our tour continued with the baby bears, the snake house I the petting zoo nursery area, and the African exhibit.

As the late afternoon approached" the skies seemed threatening and we were all quite exhau:..::ted. We Ler ; the main gate of the game farm as the rain began.

Chris Ford, Josh Lanpf, Robby Abrams, Eric Caplan, Rachel Chase, David Feiner, Ross Thorms, Tanmy Smith, Cliff Lerner, Ben Willner, saran loEtzger, Justin Blitz, and Lisa Metzger.

Fun with the caIlE'ls.

The ride home ~\13.3 unevent.ful, except for the extra stop in Great Barrington for a quick ice cream pick-rneup. By 5: 00, we were all back in camp, safe ana sound. The trip was certainly one of the highlights o£ my summer.

After that we walked to Qui Market to walk, shop and sights Fenway Park was next and there saw everyone's favorite team,

Boston Red Sox. It was here t

our journey came to an end and last stop was Mah-Kee-Nac.

Cherokees go to Boston, come home encultured

By Cliff Marks and Seth Lehman Cherokee 37

I.Jn Wednesday, August 13, the Olerokees woke up, ate breakfast and got on the bus to Boston. Bveryonewasexcited, and why not? We were leaving camp for three days! It was a long ride but most of the people slept. At 11: 30, we arrived at the U.S.S. Constitution. We ate lunch there and had a good time. There were two boats to look at and go on. There was also a gift shop. The boats were fun but we wanted to leave pretty quickly.

After that, we went to the Museum of Science.

The Museum was . nice and a lot of fun. There was a lot to see and do, such as the exhibit about water and the exhibit about sea shells, plus the planetarium and science of sports exhibit. After the Museum of Science, we went to Tufts University. At Tufts, they gave us our keys and room number. We unpacked, played a few video qarres and got dressed for the mall and the movies.

In the mall, we ate at either McDonalds or Papa Ginas, then we had time to walk around the mall. Then we went to the movies. You had a choice of what you wanted to see ..

The next day, we went to the John Hancock building. In the Hancock building we went to the top and observed the city below. We didn't stay there long but it was interesting. We then arrived at the Computer Museum. We ate lunch, then went in. We went on a tour guided by Tom The Leprechaun. He showed us around the museum, explaining about computers and their origin.

After the t.our we walked across the street to the Boston Tea Party shi.p, Then we had a tour of the ship and the guide told us the story behind the ship. For some fun, we got to throw fake tea cartons off the side of the boat. Then we each got a cup of tea. After that, we left the ship to arrive at Bay State Cruises to take an hour and a half cruise on a boat. We saw Boston from a waterside view.

Next we arrived at Tufts University for some rest and relaxation in the pool or on the tennis courts.

We ate dinner and drove to downtown Boston -to arrive at Charles Playhouse to watch the play, "Sheer Madness." It was a comedy about a murder. Then we returned and went to bed.

The next morning we packed up, ate and headed for :the Kennedy library. This was actually a memor i.al. museum. Then we left for Boston's waterfront ~d arrived at. the New England Aquarium. We saw t.he usual aquarium stuff then went to see a dolphin show. The show was excellent.

Navajos Finish exqalslte seaso

By Mike Moorby Na.vajo 26

By way of stingy defense and adequate offense, the Navajo "A" team finished the camp season at 7 -0. While seven wins does not seem like a major tally, the record includes three wins against winadu, three wins against Greylock, and a long win against Kenmont, all of which were relatively easy wins for the team. In fact, the closest game of the year was a 3-

o win at Winadu!

The undefeated record was almost obliterated when the Navajos travelled to Kenmont and found themselves trailing 4- 2 after two innings. Then, as often this season, rain intervened and caused the game to be hal ted. However, because the game did not go the official three innings, it was scratched altoq~ther . One week later, after much batting practice and a key team meeting, the Navajos 'faced KeowDnt again and earned an. 11-2 victory.. This was proof that hard work pays off.

Thanks for a great summer, guys!

Ashcroft, Jim Hausman and ·Jeff Harris ready for the ride of their lives.

aves, Danbee go tripping

The Senecas and Braves went on a trip to Ivtaine and Boston

members of Camp Danbee from t 12 to 15.

This was the first year that the went to Maine, and everyone that it will be repeated many in the future.

trippers were up and about at on Tuesday morning, awaiting

and the arrival of the girls. They all left at 8:00 Carrabasset Valley, Maine, by

r of Salisbury Beach, Mass., and 1=1rv\.~·'I-, Maine, horne of L.L. Bean every factory outlet in the The bus finally arrived late

the afternoon, and dropped them at their luxurious condominiums. was up even earlier the day to go whitewater rafting on Kennebec river. The group arrivat the headquarters of Downeast ter Rafting after a little

joke by Ian Collins, signed release forms, and took the big Everyone splashed their way Class IV and V rapids in the

water conditions of the summer. the long day, everyone went to health club near the condos for I::LI..._L"'''' and rest.

continued

vince Morkri, Ann Schiffman, Scott Grant, Ian Collins, Sam Navani, Ilawn Jackson, Ken Kaplan, Steve Ashcroft, and morose guide.

ReM, row, rCNI your boat.

Algonquins do Maine, Quincy Market, Fenway

By Mike Pearlman, Algonquin 43

hairy ana everyone got soaked. The climax was going down Magic Falls, a 6-foot drop into a humongous wave. This was the point where Saco tore two tendons in his thumb. Amazingly, this was the only injury incurred on

the trip. .

We rafted a little longer and then had lunch. After lunch there weren't many more major rapids so many people jumped out and swam. There were also many waterfights.

After we got. back from rafting we were able to use the Sugarloaf health club facilities. Many people enjoyed the sauna, weight room, pool, and steam bath.

The next morning, after a quick breakfast, we were off to Boston. When we got to Quincy Market we split up and had lunch. We spent the next three hours walking around shopping. At 6: 00 we were off to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Tigers. The Red Sox won 8-5 behind the pitchiIJg of Roger Clemens. When we finally·got back to camp it was 2:00 a.m. We were all exhausted, but satisfied wi th our trip.

On a cold and dreary August 13, the Algonquins left for a 3-day,. 2- night trip to Maine. The bus left camp at 7 : 45 and in about half an hour most people were asleep. The long and monotonous three hour bus ride was broken by a stop at Salisbury beach on the Massachusetts coastline. After a quick box lunch, we were able to walk around and enjoy the beach. Some people also went to an amusement park, waterslide and video arcade.. After two hours we had to board the bus for the ride to the Sugarloaf Resort in Maine.

Everyone thought the condominiums

were great, complete with kitchen

and television. However, after finding out the nearest grocery store was eight miles away, some of us were a little dismayed. Jim MacLeod made it up to us by letting all the rooms order pizza.

The next morning we had to get up at 5:30 a.m. to go whitewater rafting down the Kennebec River. When we got to the river, we split up into four rafts. The beginning was very

On August 12-13, the Navajos went on an overnight to Cooperstown. The night before, we learned our walking groups and sleeping groups. In the ~orning we were off and on our way an a coach and van. We got there and had lunch as the Farmer's Museum which is an old town turned into ~ museum about farming.

Then carne the fun, we went to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In that area, we could go to the Hall, the Hat Store, or the batting cage. We then met at Doubleday Field and went off to the hotel.

We got to the motel and went across the street for dinner at Ponderosa. We had the best meal since we carne to camp! They had unlimited salad bar and sundaes!

Brave Trip

By Josh Trauner, Navajo 26

We got back to our camp and watched T . V • the whole night. We woke up and left for McDonalds. We visited Howe caverns and saw amazing natural sights. You had a choice of Burger King or McDonalds for lunch, then we went horne.

Cooperstow,n welcomes Navajos

continued

Everyone made the trip to Boston the next day, wi th a stop in Ogonquit, Maine, fo.r some sun and sand. The group arrived at the Tufts University dorm, just in time to leave for the Great Woods Performing Arts Center for an air supply concert, which convinced everyone that the group is on the way back up the charts.

The girls went back home the next morning I while the boys toured the Science Museum, Aquarium, and the famous Quincy Market, after which they too headed back to camp.

Lewis and

Mohicans visit Sturbridge; Travel back in time

By casey "Chief" Safron, Mohican 5

August 6 was trip day for the Mohicans and we went to Sturbridge Village.

Wh.en we got there, a tour guide told what we could see, then they let us go for lunch.

After lunch most of the groups went straight to the candy store and pigged our!

At Sturbridge Village, we saw many things such as the Saw Mill r: the 16- starred flag; Pottery Place, Giant Kiln, and ~ old-fashioned school.

ftJ2 had three hours to see every-

t.hi.nq, By the time we got back

everyone was tired out!

Runners hit farm fair

By David Jacobsen, Cheyenne 33

Every year in Adams,. Massachusetts, they hold an agricultural fair. During the fair they hold contests wi th animals and plants. They have food and other things that people sell. All and all, it's a fun experience.

Another highlight and the reason some of MahKee-Nac's finest were there is the 2.5 mile funrun. The run was hard for some people and easier for others, but it didn't matter if you ran or walked and those who didn't like the race agreed the fair 'Was fun anyway.

The counselors that went were Dave Gordon, William Alderton, Mike Dale and Todd Jennings. The campers that went were Jeff Schwartz, Mike Wilner, Todd Zeff, Steve Morowitz, Noah Tarnow, David Jacobsen, Adam Perez, Jon Goldberg, Brandon Stranzl, Claude Meyer, Kevin Walters, Tal Oren, Roger Black, Robert Aronson, Eric Katz, Josh Crandall, Mark Shulman, Jeff Cordover,Michael Stark, Jay Feitlinger, Glen Buchbatnn, Brett. Marks Jeff Goldblat, Corey Bobker, Sean Novick, James Starrmer, and Ari Kempler.

By Neil Rosenberg, Mohican 5

Juniors see circus; View trapeze, juggli

On the last Wednesday of canp Juniors went to the Big Apple Cir in Pittsfield.

The first thing we did was get spending money and then we got seats. After that we got our freshments. Then we waited for show to start.

The show started with a monol about American circus history. At that there were leaps and bounds we saw some fabulous gymnasti The next act was some stupend

juggling. The people juggled

clubs, balls, blocks, or just a anything you could imagine.

The next act was more gymnasti There was a quadruple flip onto third person high on a tower.

After that two clowns carne out 1 did a so-called flying trapeze act

Then there was an incredible d cing act high above the ground. beautiful lady did the act. Aft this was a fifteen-minute internrl sion.

The intermission was followed ~ great trampoline act that did a kinds of flips. Then while a cle was helping set up, he was pull all the way up to the top. He fine ly got down.

The next act was a super gynmast act. A man caught blocks high abc the ground, upside down, and thr it back dawn again.

Last, but certain! y not least, 'Ii the real flying trapeze. They did lot of gre;;tt tricks. The highlig was a trif-le flip L'I1.to the arms the cat.chex, Overall it was a gre day.

Photo exhibit draws raves

By Ari Clare, Oleyenne 31

During my stay in camp, there were some 30 campers involved in photography. Through the guidance of Abe Fong, Rodgers Allison and Greg Sara, we learned how to operate our camera, process black and white film, process black and white prints, do phatograms, use the various polycontrast filters, vignetting, framing and dry mounting of our works. All in all it was a very informative and interesting task. To be able to show off our work and share ideas wi th the other camps we decided to hold an intercamp photo exhibition in the camp. It was supposed to be the first of its kind in the history of Mah-Kee-Nac. As the news of Danbee and Belvoir Terrace's acceptance were received, we eagerly set up to work.

However, on that fateful day of August 16, Danbee and Belvoir Terrace informed us of their inability to make it. Al though disappointment was widespread, we decided to go it alone and who off our works to the general public at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac. All in all, the photo exhibition was quite a success, with favorable reviews coming from most quarters.

The campers and counselors involved in the exhibition were Josh Kern, Ad Kempler r Michael Stark, Eric Nerernberg, Dave Goldbrenner, Ari Clare, Robert Kovall, Joey Bacal, Steve Gunzler, Robert lJrous, Marc Ie.ibert., Greg Matalon, Darren Lilien, Evan Damast, Michael Wexler, Brian Costic, Max Kittredge, Matt Gabin, Anthony Jenkins, Josh Trauner, Adam Chadakoff, Jon Pearlm3.n, Daryl Crone, Ilan Kempler, Paul Le.inwand, Greg Sara, Rodgers .AllisUn and Abe Fang.

AriClare,AbeFong,MikeStark,DarrenLilien and Josh Kern.

Braves get social

Jim Thompson, Brave 44

The 1986 social calendar for the Upper Senior camp was full of fun and surprises. Cook-outs, dances, and movies. It was all capped off by a visit to Visions nightclub in pittsfield, where it was detennined who, indeed was Brave.

Sparked by the antics of Dave "Table-dance" Levine and Ben "Manhattan Smoothie" Silverman, each activity brought new meaning to the words "social grace" at Mah-Kee-Nac.

The girls from Danbee, Belvoir, and Lenoir were continuously entertained by the Mac-Men, who honed social skills with good clean fun and hilarity. Local merchants always knew when the Mah-Kee-Nackers were "bird-dogging" as sales of Aqua Velva quadrupled and stocks had to be repleniShed.

Thus, socials in '86 were an integral part of camp life and all returning men look forward to more in '87.

By Scooter Wertk.in, Mohican 2

By David Jacobsen, Cheyenne 33

Banquets close out season

MTV, T oporoff, Hip-Hop highlights USR banqu

By The Booner

led the Upper Seniors in several of his ever-popular songs.

He was followed by "Boomer and Fresh -- the T-men," who premiered "Totem Rap" and perfonned their famous rendition of "You Talk Too Much. II

The Upper Senior Banquet videotape showed carrpers in the summer's biggest events, such as the Sing, Carni val, and Olympics.

Acting head counselor Stan Benvin, Steve, and Danny each gave some closing comments, Tap~ was sung, and the summer closed for Upper Seniors.

The camp season ended with the usual pOIll[? and circumstance at the annual Upper Senior Banquet.

This year's theme was M'IV, so the tradi tional steak dinner was eaten while videos were shown on the bigscreen television. The walls of the mess hall were adorned with rock posters and symbols.

The banquet, coordinated. by Sako, featured the return of Jay Toporoff to camp after a month's absence. Be

Juniors go Bonzo; have "moving" evening

LSRs hold first part

Hot on the heels of Olympics this year was the Junior banquet. As soon as the Olympic closing ceremony was over, Junior campers and counselors transformed the dining na.l.L from relatively drab surroundings to a .::--_rty atmosphere.

There were streamers, balloons, barmers , posters, video screens arid Fribbles.

'I'he scene is set, the room I s quiet, t!,!e doors open and !-_he room erupts with excited children. After seating t.he campers the banquet was served ~ st.eal-s , peas and fries. Everyone tttE I/ell. We had Fribbles during and ice ere m sundaes after.

After tr.e meal, Andy Cole said a few words about the season, and then Bunk 6 did a M'IV sketch. Fun was had by all.

Later we watched a video of Junior camp highlights, kindly compiled by Alan Friedman.

I found the evening quite moving.

The Lower Seniors held their banquet at 6: 30 on the final Wednesday night of camp. The therre of the banqr -t was on fraternity, and it was fun, exciting, and something to remember over the winter.

When you entered you were greented by Dave Gorden ,who dubbed you with a fraternity name. When everyone got there we said the oath and ate some very good food and also received fribbles.

After dinner, Todd Jennings told highlights of the summer and the Cheyennes sang their song from the camp sing. Then Matt Gabin did his famous card tricks and Dirk Rhodes played songs on the pi.ano, Next, the long awaited 1986 Lower Senior video, produced by Alan Friedman, was seen.

At the end of the night, Todd, Steve, and Danny gave their closing remarks and the Lower Seniors officially ended an enjoyable camp season.

Shootists end summer, earn honors

By leigh Taylor, Oleyenne 29

The summer of '86 was a busy time for Mah-KeeNac I s Riflery Program. Being a first year riflery instructor at M-K-N was also a challenge. There were rrany excellent students and the degree of safety and maturity shown by the Lower and Upper Senior campers is to be comnended.

Many young shooters showed what it takes to be

on top. Receiving N.R.A. certificates of I

achievement and badges of qualification were:

Robby Fe1d, Joey Baca1, Ben Hirsch, Jay Feitlinger, Jeff Cordover, Ari Kempler, Ethan Ruby, Jon Grodsky, Xavier Ruiz, Peter Bell and Eric Cohen. These campers received the badge of ~hooter, which is the third highest rnarks~hip award the N.R.A. awards.

Receiving the Marksman 1st Class, and Marksman awards were: John Broder, M3.x Kittredge, Richard Slifer, Dave Go1dbrenner, David cassell and .Matt Bird.

One of the smnuer's highlights was the range dedication. It was dedicated in honor of the late Bill Chandler, who taught riflery at MahKee-Nac for many years. Olympics was also an exciting time on the range. The competition was and the sport.srranshi.p shown by the campers

outstanding.

This was also the first smrrner for the MahSportsman's Award. This award goes to Feld, a Cheyenne in Lower Senior camp. award epitomizes not only excellence in p but also a healthy attitude, maturand respect for other campers and counselors. was a great asset to the riflery program to myself. Robby Feld clearly demonstrates it takes to be a true Mah-Kee-Nac camper.

Many Juniors also participated in riflery this Receiving Pro Marksman awards were Toran , David Berg I Marc Feinstein, Jeff LeI David Malagold, Danny Richman, Neil Rosen, Adam Weinstein, Greg Zilin and Andy Ham-

Receiving Marksman awards were Toran Bagamary, Malagold, Adam Weinstein and Neil Rosen-

1st Class was Adam Wein-

Neil Rosenberg takes aim.

First. year camper has good memories

By Robert Hyman Mohican 6

Coming as a first-time camper, not knowing what to expect, is an unusual feeling.

Camp is fun, you can relax, get away from school and surroundings. Everything is going by so fast than everything is disrupted when you realize it I s the end of the smrrner.

A member of bunk 6, David Gravelle (nicknamed Gravel), is leaving today, two days ear 1y . He's a little sad about leaving. Wei re sad also. The counselors are packing,. but we look forward to seeing each other next year.

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both won 8-0 for the FFFs, but in the deciding mat.ch at second doubles,. the Studs Jim Hausman and Jer~rv Rubin defeated Steve Moss and Mike Willner to give captain Silverman the victory and dethrone the FFFs, last year's champions.

The Studs first defeated Neil Alexander's Aces 40-20 in the semi-final round ear lier the same morning. The Aces, who were winless in the regular season, were extrerreunderdogs to reach the .semis and were led up to that point by the strong play of Brian "Mono" Rabin, who was ill for the semi-final round. Bernstein once again defeated the opposing captain, Alexander, 8-1 to help lead the tough Studs to victory.

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Ben Silvennan's Studs solidly defeated Mike Friedman's FFFs in the finals of Upper Senior Team Tennis on the morning of August 20.

The final tally was Studs 24, FFFs 18. The Studs were led by Captain Ben "Casper" Silvennan, who along with his partner Chris Dupree were victorious at first doubles over Dave Chodosch and Mike Sol.rnsen 8- 1.

Another big win for the Studs came at first singles where Mike Bernstein defeated the opposing captain Mike "Aunt Jemirra" Friedman 8-0. Steve "Boom-Boom" Berkowitz and Alan Binder

ANCES KRUGER LODGE

LOVING ~EMORY OF HER TIM~ DEVOTION

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Plaque dedicat ing Frances Kruger Lodge.

Frances and Joe Kruger in 1978.

MKN dedicated Frances Kruger Lodge

By Davi.d Levithan, Algonquin 42

"Frances Kruger Lodge -- In loving memory of her lifetirre devotion to camp Mah-Kee-t-1ac" the plaque outside the newly named Junior Lodge; says. Two words in the plaque, Lov.inq and devotion, greatly describe the strong "nether" of the camp for many decades. She vms a" shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a beautiful person that will be greatly missed by generations of M-K-N campers.

Many people from those generations of campers spoke about Frances and her motherly force that proved so vital in their camp life at the dedication ceremony of the Frances Kruger Lodge on August 21, 1986.

Steve Rubin gave the first tribute, calling Frances a major influence in M-K-N and its history. In fact, for a few years Frances ran the all-boys camp while Joe, her husband and MK-N's founder, vms fighting abroad.

Ben Silverman, a cUrrent Brave, spoke of his "mother at camp" next . He told how Frances was always under-

standing, that she would be there whenever you needed her to provide comfort and help.

Two counselors, Mark Rudis and Jeff Ratner, both longtime Mah-KeeNackers, harmoniously voiced how they would "miss her very much."

The next" speaker was Junior Head Counselor Andy Cole, an old camper himself. He told of how Joe and Frances brought wanrrth and radiance to his house at his first orientation as a camper. He said he knew immediately he wanted to corne to M-K-N as soon as he saw what great people the Krugers were. "Frances remembered the little things," Andy said, "she cared about every boy."

Danny Metzger then told how Frances was a mother and granrnnotherto him, his wife, and his children. He then dedicated the building.

Mah-Kee-Nac will greatly miss Frances Kruger, but will never forget her, not just because of a building, but because of the wonderful rremories she has left UE with.

Campers Earn Swimming Awards

Our 1986 swimming program moved along throughout the sumrn.er, despite intermittent rain, under supervision of Aquatics Directors Bill Hart, Chrissie Hart and their fine Staff of certified instructors.

There was a great deal of progress, and large r number of campers went off with their American Red Cross insignia for passing maximum tests.

Here is the list:

BEGINNER

Brian Lampf

Dave Feiner

Josh Lampf

Cliff Lerner

Jeff Levine

Ross Thomas

Adam Neubart Danny Kempler Mat.thew Bird Scott Chodosh

Eli Roman

Brett Marks

Joey Bacal Johnathan Steiber Michael Kulberg Adam Levithan

Brian

Da r r en Meyer Doug Gunzler Mike Stark Sean Novick Adam Haim

Matt Gabin Randy Kurtz Jon Futter Adam Chadakoff Terrence Gade John Moss David Rosen Evan Damast Scott Thomas Michael Feld Mark Finestein

Lampf

INTERMEDIA.TE

Bobby Makofsky Josh Nagel

Josh Trauner Mark Platt

Danny Lundy Mario Gaztambide Che Edoga

Jason Rudnick Jeremy Turk

Paul Kaplan David Lohman

Dan Richman

Matt Perry

Roger Black

Jamie

Matt Fraiman Jason Von Ze Michael Kent Robbie Finebe Richard Slifer Alex Stinunel Tyler Wiberg Mark Wagner Jedd Fisch Greg Tiefenbr Jon Roth David Berg Mike Kent Aaron Golbert

Fox

ADVANCED BEGINNER

Jon Golbert Eric Golden Justin Lehman Eric Mishlove Matt Taback Blake Zeff Jesse Oxfeld Adam Weinstein Seth Schwartz Jared Cooper Justin Blitz David Damast Andy Dushey Brian Ferdinand Josh Rosenberg Jamie Fox

Gabe Galletti

Robert Hyman Marc Oren

Scott Kissel David Contorno Michael Feld David Panitz Jonathan Salfeld Scott Thomas Neil Alpert

Max Marantz

J.J. Cutler

Joe Bacal Jonathan Steiber Eli Roman

Robert Aronson Harris Rabin Ahlan Axel

SWIMMMER

Josh Crandall Marc Leibert Matt Saltus

David Goldbrenner Matt Hasson

John Ellis

ADVANCED SWIMMER

Junior Camp

BUNK 2

Front Row

Scooter Wertkin Matt Cohn

Jon Adler

David Lewis

Middle Row

David Lohman Eric Missigman Darren Meyers

Back Row

Joe Dubois Randy Peffer

BUNK 1

Front Row

Scott Brothman Stephen Geller Paul .Kaplan Brian Lampf Steven Angel

Back Row

Craig Dushey Gabe Galletti Brian Ellis David Be.rg Blair Caughly

BUNK 3

Front Row

Danny Richman Greg Tiefenbrun Scott Kissel Mark Platt

Back Row Jon Roth

Adam Weinstein Geoff Goldschein Brett Weiss

Adam Levithan Rich Handley Brian Jeffries

BUNK 4

Front Row

Rogers .Allison Jedd Fisch David Malagold Chris Anderson Mark Bedford

Back Row

Mark Oren

Seth Schwartz Toran Bagamary

BUNK 5

BUNK 6

Front Row

David Contorno Jared Cooper Steven Klein Robbie Hyman Josh Manton Jesse Oxfeld

Back Row

Andy Kyte David Gravelle Ilan Kempler Doug Gunzler Alan Forbes

Front Row

Neil Rosenberg Casey Safran Brian Davis

Middle Row

Jeff Garoia Marc Feinstein Dave Gordon

Back Row

Dave Ogden Mike McVi oker

BUNK 8

Front Row

Blake Zeff

Matt Klatsky Brian Ferdinand Adam Neubart

Back Row

Greg Sara Carol Rundle Matt Taback Todd Foont

Max Marantz Ashley Hammond

r

BUNK 7

Front Row

Justin Lehman Jonathan Salfeld Jeff Ratner Scott Thomas Larry Berenson

Back Row

Dave Davenport Jeff Levine Mike Feld

Paul Wilkinson

BUNK 9

Front Row

Mark Hudis Eric Mishlove Jon Golbert Mike Rabin

Back Row

Greg Zilin Eric Golden David Franks Tyler Wiberg Mike Johnson

BUNK 10

Front Row

Neil Alpert Josh Rosenberg J.J. Cutler Andy Dushey Steve Netter

Back Row

Amraz Ali
David Damast
Matt Hasson
Dave Hakinson
Mark Wagner
Tina Font.aine BUNK 12

Front Row

Eric Caplan David Feiner Robbie Abrams Justin Blitz

Back Row

Tom Hoover Sherry Demmon

BUNK 11

Front Row

Mike Begnoche. Ros s Thoma.s Josh Lampf Cliff Lerner Benjy Wilner

Back Row

Chris Ford Rachel Chase

L.ower Senior Cam:p

BUNK 21

Front Row

Che Edoga Richard Slifer John Broder Robert Aronson Ahlan Axel

Back Row

William Alderton Eli Roman

Brett Marks Bobby Makofsky John Reimnitz

BUNK 23

Front Row

Joey Bacal Alex Klein Scott Chodosh Terrence Gade Harris Rabin

Back Row

Marc Grodsky Brian Costic Josh Nagel Derek Horton Hugh Grey

BUNK 22

Front Row

Evan Damast Marc Leibert Noah Tarnow Joe Blasko

Back Row

Kelvin Vidal John Moss

Jason Von Zerneck Ari Kempler

Daryl Crone Jonathan Stieber

BUNK 25

Front Row

Robbie Fineberg David Asche Josh Crandall Jeremy Turk Evan Fuchs

Adam Chadakoff Max Kittredge

Back Row

Alexander Stimmel Buel Young

Neal Barrington

BUNK 24

Front Row

Tony O'Donnell Jason Rudnick Skipper Vine Erik Kusseluk Brett Ferdinand

Back Row

Ross Markowitz Jordan Safirstein Jon Elias

Todd Bialowas

BUNK 26

Front Row

Michael Kent Jeremy Tiefenbrun Matthew Bird Joshua Traner Michael Kulberg

Back Row

Alan Rudolph Mario Gaztambide Mike Moo.rby

BUNK 27

Front Row

Jon Futte.r David Rosen Lee Patti Mike Hauser Noah Klat

Back Row

David Gordon Danny Chodosch Ethan Ruby

Rob Oppenheim

BUNK 29

Front Row

Ben Hirsch

Jon Gosberg Brandon Stranzl Michael Wexler Matt Gabin

Back Row

Abe Fong Benjamin Gordon Ian Simrn

Leigh Taylor

BUNK 28

Front Row

Darrell Lerner Jay Feitlinger Jeff Cordover Eric Katz Daniel Katch

Back Row

Kirk Rice Michael Stark Mark Shulman Scott Moshen Aaron Golbert Leroi Walwyn

BUNK 31

Front Row

Glen Buchbaum

Ari Clare

James Stammer Claude Meyer Jonathan Pearlman

Middle Row

David Applebaum Darren Lilien Corey Bobker Ned Wiberg

Back Row

A.lan Friedman Jon Te.lsey

BUNK 30

Front Row

Matt Fraiman Jason Pa.lmer Ricky Halper Andrew Bernstein Randy Kurtz

Middle Row Robert Brous Hal Ferenzo Josh Kern

Back Row

Richard Thompson James Fe:iser

BUNK 32

Front Row

Kevin Walters Matt Perry Jamie Fox Sean Novick Scott Pollak

Middle Row

Patrick Dumont Anthony Jenkins Adam Haim Andrew Katz

Back Row

Jack Paris Greg Lawless

BUNK 33

Front Row

Steven Gunzler Danny Lundy Josh Platt Robby Feld Adam Perez

Middle Row

Jared Prupis David Jacobsen Tal Oren

Back Row

Paul King Trent Mayberry Dirk Rhodes

BUNK 34

Front Row

Jon Zarembok Jonathan Gans Roger Black

Ken Rosenblat Jeffrey Goldblat

Middle Row Matt Saltus Neal Harris Back Row

Andrew Harvey A.lex Rizo

Upper Senior Camp

BUNK 36

Front How

Brad Seldin Jon Torine Jeremy Rubin Mike Solmsen Kenny Shei n;·

Ba'cK Row

Mike Mollin Matt Feiner Scott Simon Ross Llewellyn

BUNK 38

Front Row

Brandon Hollenberg Jeff Schwartz Steven Morowitz

Middle Row

Mike Wilner Rod Hatfield Corky Stone

Back Row

Clint Michna Aaron Tehan Chris Perry

BUNK 37

Front Row

Chris Bennardo Michael Damast Cliff Marks Greg Matalon Demetrio Ruiz

Back Row

Stan Benvin Seth Lehman Todd Zeff Scott Grant

BUNK 40

Front Row

Andrew Wiseman Peter Bell Jeff Krauss Eric Cohen Paul Saunders

Back Row

Eric Nerenberg Matthew Slifkin Scott Glendenin

BUNK 39

Front Row Xavier Ruiz David Miller Harvey Keene Jon Grodsky

Back Row

Mike Drues Ian Collins

BUNK 41

Front Row

Greg Zucker Chris Dupree Jamie Wolf Eric Nanes

Back Row

Steve Ashcroft Jeff Turner

BUNK 42

Front Row

Robert Kovall David Levi than Evan Goetz Jason Ganz

Back Row

Andy Pitt Jonathan Goldberg Lazaro Saco

BUNK 44

.Front Row

Jimmy Goldfarb Jeffrey Harris Michael Friedman David Levine

Back Row

Vince Morkri Neil Alexander Philip Ende Ben Silverman Jim Thompson

BUNK 43

Front. Row

Steve Moss

Brian Rabin David Chodosch Andrew Hyman Michael Pearlman

Back Row

Wayne Ober Michael Bernstein David Cassell John Blair

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