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Same Faces" New Locations

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New Hoad Counselors

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Ludwig Sets Camp Record: 7 years, 3 Camps, 1 Head Counselor

Cherokee Evan Ludwig and Upper Senior Head Counselor Mike Molloy gel along very well - that's a good thing because for an MKN record seventh straight year, Molloy will be Ludwig's Head Counselor.

The previous record of six years, which Ludwig tied last year, was set between 1963- I 968, when Mike Dale wa Head Counselor for Juniors and Lower Seniors,

In 1996 and 1997, when Ludwig was an Apache,

Molloy was in charge of the Iroquois and Apaches.

Ludwig said Molloy was one of the reasons he enjoyed camp those first few year.

"When I was a little Apache, I felt lost with all those bigger people around, but Mike made sure that I was able to kindle my

depart with that Mohican tribe - they were great kids," Molloy said.

For 2000 and 200 1, Molloy was Head Counselor of Lower Senior Camp, an experience he said wa challenging but very rewarding.

"At that age, the kid can be a lot of fun, but also can cau 'e a lot of trouble ' Molloy said. "That's why [ instituted my award-winning Three Strikes system."

This winter,

Ludwig thought hi, time with Molloy was going to come to an end, but in this winter'S Totem, he was shocked to leam that Molloy was moving to Upper Senior Camp.

Molloy said a change in hi job led to him taking the Upper Senior job.

"For the last several years, I was an eighth grade teacher 0 working in Lower Senior gave me a slight cbange in pace, but thi year,l was an elementary school

assi st.ant principal, so working in Upper Senior will be a little different," Molloy said.

Former Upper Senior Head Counse]01' Norbert Auger's step up to As ociate Director facilitated the change.

Ludwig said having Molloy as a Head Counselor for so many years made him understand how the camper's who bad MKN Legend Mike Manno as a bunk counselor for even straight years felt.

"It's great thar Molloy is a great guy or thi would have gotten really monotonous," Ludwig aid. "But to have the ame bunk counselor for even years straight, wow, for those guys, I'm glad that it was a great guy Eke Manno, or they would've gone crazy."

Ludwig said he was looking forward to the summer, and hoped to add to his record, and conclude hi, entire MKN ca-

Cherokee Evan Ludwig visits camp on June 16 to celebratehis induction into the Guinness Book ofMKN Records.

soccerski11s,"

Ludwig said in a telephone interview before camp.

For Ludwig's Iroquois and Mohican, Molloy was head of Junior Camp. Ludwig said he was worried about heading up to Lower Senior Camp, where he assumed would be a new Head Counselor.

"My brother, Josh, told me great things about Greg Bloom, but I was scared of getting shot with a water gun when I was sleeping after reveille and of him taking and eating my candy."

However, when the 2000 Mid-Season Totem arrived, Ludwig was saved - Molloy was moving up to be Head Counselor of Lower Senior Camp.

"I always told Danny that the reason I wanted to move up to Lower Senior Camp was that I was sick of going to Sturbridge Village, but the t.ruth is I couldn't bear to

reer with one head counselor.

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New Bunks, Boats, Green!

While campers were home for the winter studying biology and history, workers at camp were busy building in Lenox, in order to make this summer the best in

M a h - Kee-Nac history.

1l:e bun k building bonanza around the pool :011 t i 11- ued with a bunk be i n g built w he r e bunks 33 and 34

beautiful location, and we decided that it would be best to maximize our green space so the campers have the most room to run and play.'

The new state-of-the-art golf green is identical to one that was recently installed in Tiger Woods' backyard.

.ised to stand.

Associate Director Josh Cohen. aid :hat plans are to eventually build a second Junk on the site, but the decision was made :0 maximize the amount of green space in Lower Senior Camp.

"We sometimes forget that one ofthe 110st precious resources that we have at camp, besides OUf staff and campers, is our

The new and improved waterfront steps.

1J:e bunk is the same style as bunks 31 and 32, w hie h were built last year.

Up the road from the new bunk is a brandnew state-of-

the-art synthetic putting green.

Director Danny Metzger, a scratch golfer, said he was amazed by the quality of the green.

"The ynthetic green is as nice as the greens at Augusta and Bethpage Black," Metzger said. "After this summer, all of our campers will be able to putt better than John Daly."

The putting green also has a collar to allow campers to practice short chipping and see how the ball reacts on the putting surface. With last year's addition of a driving range, MKN's golf facility is certainly one of the best in the Northeast, and possibly the nation.

The water-skiing program, already tops in the Berkshires, has been improved with the addition of four new ski-boats.

Waterfront Director Simon Molyneux said these boats were

the same ones used on everal pro water-skiing circuits and were capable of speeds in excess of 107 miles per hour, though speeds on Stockbridge Bowl are capped at 95 miles per hour.

"These boats are great for the expe-

rienced skier, but also because of their exceptional stability, these boats are the best for novices to learn on," Molyneux said. "My goal is to have 110 percent of campers skiing by the end of the summer."

ln addition to improvements at the waterfront, it will now be safer to get to the waterfront with new steps down to the beach.

"Thi. continues the Mah-Kee-Nac tradition of the three most important things at camp being safety, safety, safety," Assistant to the Director Anthony Richards said.

Finally, the ropes course has been upgraded with new ropes, which should only increase a camper's fun.

Pioneering Director Ben Roman said that with the new ropes, not only would campers be safer, but they would make the ropes program more popular.

The four oew water-skiing boats will still fly the traditional nags oftbe USA, Canada, New Zealand and. Israel.

"The new rope are going to increa e a camper's fun at Ropes by at least 200 percent," Roman said. "The only thing that is going to be more fun at camp than the ropes course is going to be camping out."

Gap Returners Back after Breaks

A solid core of Mah-Kee-Nac's , taff is always made up of counselors and key staffers returning from the previous summer, But this year has an added twist; staffer returning after taking off a summeror more.

The group is lead by two members of tbe directorial staff.

Associate Director Irwin Gro smarr will be working for camp year-round, and returns to Mah-Kee-Nac after a 20 year absence. In the late 70s Irwin was the Junior Camp guru advancing from counselor to Head Counselor.

Gro . man said that while things have changed, he still felt at home,

"Things are always different than how you remember them but here it all seems like it has gotten better - the facilities, the staff, and I'm sure the campers. I can't wait for the summer to start!" Grossman said,

Assistant Director Josh Cohen returns after spending last summer working for Bunk One, Cohen said that be wasn't really absent last year, as he was up for some weekends, however, be still felt that be was in a way a 'gapper.'

"After having 0 much fun whenever 1 came up last Slimmer, I decided I

had to be back here full time," Cohen said, 'Camp's such a great place, especially the beautiful Berkshi re weather."

Cohen said that

while he was looking forward to the entire camp experience, there were certain facets of the camp environment that he particularly loved.

"Working with the tal ented and lovely office staff is one of the highlights of every day here in the Camp Mah-KeeNac offi.ce-that and spending time with the A paches make every day worthwhile."

Returning after a five year absence is Andy Saperstein, who

will be co-Head Coun elor in Junior Camp with Laurel Molloy.

Saperstein, who was previously the head of junior soccer, and an Assistant Head Counselor, got married during his hiatu and now has a son and daughter.

A new addition to the Junior Camp key staff is John Latham, who will be heading up Junior Soccer. Latham was head of Senior Soccer in 1999 and 2000 before spending last summer working fOJ Ashley's Soccer in New Jer-

Irwin Grossman returns to MKN as the Associate Director after a 20 year absence.

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Josh Cohen returns to the office after a one year hiatus and is available to commiserate with Mets fans.

Latham said that he thought working with Juniors would be even more rewarding than working with the Seniors.

"By the time you are a Lower Senior, your football skill are pretty well developed, so I was only re-

fining them," Latham said, "But now, working with the juniors, I'll be able to teach them the proper way to play footbalL"

Also some counselors from the summer of 2000 will be returning, The counselors are Steven Bertsch and Beau Blouin, who taught tenni , Brian "Mouth" Kleman, who taught basketball, Paul Kiely and An· drew 'Woody' Wood, who taught soccer, and Dave Streat, who taught web design,

Kleman said that la tyear just wasn't complete for him, and that he realized that camp was what he was missing,

"1 just woke up one day, and after making my roommate's bed I realized that! NEEDED to be back at camp this summer, and it's going to be a great summer," Kloman said.

Klornanis also bringing several friends with him which he believes will only enhance the experience for both himself and for all the campers.

"These are all great guys - some ofthem are even better than me," Kloman said.

New Campus Leadership Ready for New Jobs

by Steve Brauntucb NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT

Veteran leadership. It's the glue that olds each of Camp Mah-Kee-Nac's three ampuses together. And this summer, in ach campus, veteran leadership starts all te way at the top.

The Head and Assistant Head Counslors of Junior, Lower Senior and Upper enior camps are certainly not strangers to ie Berkshire Hills. While they may be takIg on some unfamiliar situations, their ames and faces are recognized by camp:s, counselors and historians alike.

After only one year on the job, the .ins of Junto! Camp have been handed ver in part to Laurel Molloy. A brightved assistant to Anthony Richards in her iokie season, Laurel bas made the leap rd wi II serve as one-half of the only rother- ister duo to erve as Head Counslors in MKN history. Laurel says she is (cited about her sophomore campaign.

, Being from Vermont, J was a tittle reen around tbe ears last year," Molloy Imits, "But I learned a lot from working Ith Anthony, and I think I'm ready for the .g time. Obviously, you can never replace nthony but I'll give it my best shot."

Laurel wi II share the po t with a MKN gend and possibly afuture Hall of Fa mer. ndy Saperstein will make his triumphant turn to the Berkshires this summer after veyears away. The boisterou. Saperstein, ho taught soccer in his first go-around at [KN, certainly know his way around the .ace, having worked in Lower Senior amp for several years and even serving i Olympic Head Coach for the Brazilian offee Bean in 1994.

'It's great to be back," said sperstein, who will be joined during parts 'the summer by his wife, Margie, and their nmg son and daughter, all new additions [lee hi last time around. "It' been too ng. Ijust hope my leg still have someing left in them to keep up wi th the youngers."

Two MKN veterans will be sharing e responsibility of leading Lower Senior 3.IIlp this summer. Evan Fuchs will be deuting hi cozy desk in the front office id moving back to the place be called

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home for countless summers, both as a camper and counselor. Evan is an experienced counselor, so much so that some of his former campers are on the verge of graduating college.

"I'm looking forward to imparting some knowledge on yet another generation of campers and counselors," Fuchs said. There is no word yet on whether Fuchs will maintain his position of Carnival Coordinator, but rumor has it that he bas already written the songs for both the Navajo and Cheyenne tribes for the Camp Sing, and has guaranteed a Lower Senior victory.

Chris Chater will also be making his return to LSR camp this summer and splitting the Head Counselor job with Evan. Chater served as Assistant Head Counselor in USR camp last summer, but says he is looking forward to return to the place where he developed his Head Counseloring ski.lls.

"Dude, it's gonna be fun, eh," said Chater, who will undoubtedly be waving his Maple Leaf flag proudl y. 'T m happy to take on any role within this organ-I-zation."

Itis not easy to fill the shoes of Norbert Auger, the man who. has

served as Head Counse-

lor of Upper Senior Camp for the past II summers. But if anyone has the experience to do it, it's:tv1KN legend Mike Molloy.

This summer,

Molloy will become the first person ever to complete the Triple Crown of Head Counseloring, having served in Junior Camp for four years and LSR camp for two more. Molloy says he is thrilled to take his place in the MKN record books - and to finally tum that comer.

"I've always hadit in the back of my mind that if I stuck around long enough, T might be fortunate enough to work in all three camps, just like [MKN Hall of

Famer] Mike Manno," Molloy said. "Now, the buck really does stop here."

Molloy will be held ill check by Kirk McNabb, who in addition to running basebaJJ programs will also be an Assistant Head Counselor. Kirk enters his third summer with a lot of experience and a high-energy personality, which should serve him well in his new post.

"I'm ready," assert Kirk, who will be joined by his wife Karen and their two sons Nolan and Braydon. "I'm just gonna go out there, give 110 percent and take it one step at a time. It's go time."

Even Kirk's kids are excited about his move to USR camp.

"Our new bedroom is far more spacious than the one in the LSR cabin," Nolan, who will be an Apache, said. "I'm looking forward to having more pace to 'horse around' with my kinfolk."

It may take some time for campers and counselors to get adjusted to the familiar faces in new places this summer, But it should be a successful summer, :in part due to the veteran leadership tbat the six head and assistant head counselors will provide.

Laurel Molloy, one half of the Molloy duo, prepares for her partial reign over Junior Camp.

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Orientation Off to a Great Start

Staff orientation is off to an excellent tart, with counselors making new friends and learning about their program and the Mah-Kee-Nac experience.

Orientat.ion got offto a fun-filled start on Wedne day June 19. A night that in year's past had been a time for counselors to frequent the neighborhood ice cream shops wa transformed into a night of movie watching and game playing at camp followed by make-your-own ice cream sundae ..

"I loved the first night - it was a great way to get to know everybody right away, and feel like one big team from the start, , returning counselor Chris Thompson said.

The work began in earnest the following day with counselors going on a mas ive tour of camp and spending time in their individual programs. The night coneluded with counselors learning all the basic of camp and watching the camp video, which returning counselors said brought back many great memories.

"Seeing all of those kids 1 remember

from year's past reminded me of why I decided to come back to Mah-Kee-Nac, , Group Leader Simon Borett said. "It's the kids that make me come back year after year - I now understand why Mike Manno came back year after year.

However the highlight for most counselors was the annual counselor pilgrimage to Danbee for a SBQ and staff talent show.

This year had a new twist to it, with counselors engaging in a series of mixer games to get to know the lovely Danbee staff. Following the delicious SEQ dinner was the main event: the talent show.

The show featured Danbee and MKN counselors singing, dancing and generally being merry, and many of the acts showed the dynamic range of talents the two staffs possess.

Fourth of July Talent Show Coordinator Anthony Richards said he was thrilled with the quality of the performances.

"The exuberance and talent that OU.f staff posses overwhelmed me,"

Richards said. "I can't wait to see the that we get for the July 4th talent

amazing."

Towards the end of the week, selors were first assigned into camouses and then later were assigned to bunks. was the part of the orientation that selors were most looking forward to, a learned where they would be spending summer ..

With such an excellent start to summer, the potential for this Slimmer unlimited!

"U camp is full of ani rnals, I can imagine what nature classes will find in woods," Chatel' aid. "I wish I wa. ing up nature again."

Campers were also extremely about the potential for the nature this urnmer.

"Nature was fun last year, it did sometimes get a little boring cause of t he I ack of tuff to see

Natural Wonders come to Mah-Kee-Nac

The Nature program will not have to venture far to see animal.s and critters of all kind.

During the late spring, while camp

was being S[.Xl"Url up for the summer, a black bear came out of the woods, and frolicked on junior field before returning to the woods.

Assi taut Director Josh Cohen, who saw the bear said he looked quite friendly, and seemed much more scared of the people than the people were of the bear.

like he wanted to eat some berries," Cohen said.

A Berkshire bear expert said that there were a large number of bears seen this spring, but that there should be fewer during the ummer, as the vegetation for the bears to eat has increased, meaning they will have few reasons to venture out.

"Camper have nothing to worry about,' the expert said. "The bears .hould stay deep ill the forest during the summ.er."

In addition, during pre-camp, a snapping turtle appeared on the Mah-Kee-Nac beach, and laid several eggs, As of press time, the eggs had not hatched yet, but the area around the eggs was being protected from predators.

Snapping turtles are not native to the Berkshires, however, over the years, a sizable population has blossomed.

Former N attire Director Chris Charer said that the abundance of wildlife was a

"He was actually cute, and looked good sign for the camp.

sum - mer, if they h a. v e a I - ready found turtle. and bears,

Old Staff Members take on New Roles

Many returning counselors and key rffers are undertaking new roles at camp i ummer.

Leading the pack are two former Head iunselors who have moved on to other .sitions.

Former Junior Camp Head Counse. Anthony Richard will now be erving As istant to the Director, helping out in facets of camp-life, as well as serving as fici a1 camp emcee.

This is actually Richards' second time this position' in 1998 and 1999, he also .ved in the capacity.

Richards said he was looking forward sharing his enthusiasm for camp with all the campuses.

Fonner Upper Senior Camp Head mnselor Norbert Auger has moved up to : position of Associate Director, where will be working on speciaJ events, athic tournaments, and other activities.

Auger said he was looking forward the new challenge.

"After II years of running Upper nior Camp, I am looking forward to work: with aU the camps and making this year ~ of the best in Mah-Kee-Nac history," .ger said.

Norbert's wife, Estelle, will be along :h Nancy erving as "Camp Mom" this nmer after running in previous summers

the Art Shack and also being Mom to her children, Karlen and Lucas, who are Iroquois, and Brennnan, who is 1.

Moving down to head up the waterfront from the pool is Simon Molyneux. Molyneux said he was looking forward to the added challenge of the lake.

"It is a bigger body of water, and there is a Jot more to do down there, so it is going to be lots of fun."

Molyneux said another one of his goals was to make the boathouse into the nicest building on all of campus.

"The media centeris a nice building, so are some of those new bunks, and my building might be a bit older with more personality, but with some improvements and much needed organization, the boat hou e is certainly going to be better than those," Molyneux said.

The pool will be headed up by two returners - Ross Bentley and Karen McNabb.

McNabb said she was looking forward to making sure all the campers were the best swimmers that they could possibly be.

"Swimming is such an important life skill, and I hope to make it so that juniors love to swim, and don't feel that it is just a class that they are forced to take," McNabb said.

McNabb added that the pool would

constantly be kept at a lovely 78° so that it was refreshing while also warm enough.

McNabb's younger son, Braydon, said he was excited about his mom's new office.

"It was cool last slimmer being able to make things in art whenever r wanted, but being able to swim whenever I want i going to be awesome," Braydon said.

Bentley declined to comment. Leaving the pool full-time this year to take on a plethora of tasks is Simon Borell. Besides teaching a single swim c1a sand helping out in Lower Senior Camp, Borett has also been designated camp clown.

Borett said he thought the summer would be exhausting.

"This summer could be a lot like the Barenaked Ladies song, 'Who Needs Sleep?' [certainly don't need sleep, which is good, gi ven how busy I'rn going to be."

Finally, former Iroquois Group Leader and Totem Twin Mark Berenson ha moved on to the office to be a Program Assistant. Berenson said that he would still be involved with the Totem, and would help out in Junior Camp, besides joining Borett in a multitude of jobs.

"I'm going to miss Junior Camp, but 1'11 still be around, and hope to make thi summer Mah-Kee-Nac's best."

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USRs Venture to Six Flags

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The New Dynamic Duo

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CA.MP MAH~KEE~NAC

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Publishers:

Danny and Nancy Metzger

Editor in Chief:

Mark Berenson

Assignments Editor Bob Loftus

New York Correspondent:

Steve Brauntuch

Washington Correspondent:

Eli Levine

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Norbert Auger

Jo hCohen Kim. Czarnecki Alan Friedman Irwin Grossman

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Due to a type-setting error, the maximum speed of the new ski boats was incorrect in the June 26 Totem. In fact, the top speed for the boats is 45 mph. We regret any distress the mistake may have caused.

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Campers have a Blast playing Stratego

by Danny Baneman ALaONQUIN- BUNK 40

On Sunday, June 30, all camper at Mah-Kee-Nac joined in a game of human Stratego, the all-camp activity based on the board game.

Those campers who had played the board game in the past had no problems understanding how to play the game, nor did returning campers. However, because the rules of the game are simple everyone else was able to figure out how to play without

on the piece in the board game that goes by the same name. Wtrile the bomb defeated every other card, including the Danny card, a camper holding the bomb card had to walk and could not tag other players' bomb had to be tagged to defeat other players.

Each round, players ran around camp, trying to tag people who were on another teams. After a flag wa pulled, the two campers involved would go toajudge to see which camper had a higher card. An older tribe card would defeat a card wi th a younger tri be. The Danny card defeated all other cards, with

much trouble.

"When I fir t heard the rule. , 1 was confused," Mohican Adam Sommer said. "But once we started playing, it all made sense, and I had a blast!"

Before each round began, each player received a card, most of which had a tribe name on it, ranging from Apache to Seneca. However, a few campers were lucky enough to have the all-powerful word "Danny" written on their card. A recent addition to the game came in the fonn of new "bomb" cards. The bombs were based

the excepti on of the Apache and bomb cards, and the bomb card was always victorious. Judge awarded the victorious player's team with an amount of points equal to the difference between the two cards.

In the end, places of all the teams were announced, however few cared about the re ult; everyone had a great time regardless of how their team fini bed.

"Stratego is one of those games thai gets better the older you are," Algonquin Sean Posner said. "1 love playing it during the summer, and especially during Olympics.'

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Campers Arrive for MKN 2K2

by Danny B an em an ALGONQUlN- BUNK 40

The time has come again, that time all ampers wait for while stuck inside during ie cold and blustery days of February and 10 e beautiful spring days when they are 'apped inside school learning.

June 26th marked the first day of the 1.ah-Kee-Nac summer of 2002. The air uzzed with excitement as campers prepared )r what promises to be a fantastic summer, uite likely the best in MKN history.

B u e came from across the metroolitan New York area to camp, and i.n a Iah-Kee-Nac first, a bus al 0 came from hiladelphi a, showi ng the di versification of neMKN camper population. Campers also rrived by plane from Florida and Washigton DC, and many campers were dri ven 'om across New England to MKN.

Returning campers are undoubtedly oticing the terrific changes that have been Jade since last summer. First of all, the camp zquired four new ski boats for the water·ont. Also, the camp's sailboats were ranged around slightly to add a little vari:y to the waterfront. And finally, a number f new key staffers have joined the staff at lah-Kee-Nac, such as Soccer Head Coach orky Cochran and Associate Director Irwin rossman, to name just a couple.

Campers are very excited for this sum-

mer at Mah- KeeNac. Algonquin Jon Carter commented, "School's been long and boring, and camp i a great break from school. There's so much to do - you can hang out with your friends or play

ports .. .it s a lot of fun."

This is

Jon s fourth year at MKN, and he said he expected this year to be

his best ever.

Campers who are here at MKN for the first time are also having fun. Iroquois Max Lefkowitz said, "I've never been to Camp Mah- Kee-Nac before, and I'm excited to be here this summer."

Even the counselors are excited for the summer. Counselor Bob Loftu said, "I've never been up to Massachusetts before, and I'm amazed by the beautiful scenery here. The campers look like a good bunch of kids, and so far, I'm having a lot of fun here."

Counselors show their excitement for the arrival of the campers.

Counselors greet the first of eight buses to come down the camp hill.

Most camper agree that Mah- KeeNac is not just about the great sports and acti vi.ties, but as Jon Carter explai ned, it's also fun to soci alize during free time. AI 0, heated but friendly sports rivalries are a fun part of camp. For instance, the author of this article i a dedicated Yankee fan, and he looks forward to their consistent victories, while Mets fans must put up with tbe agony of defeat. Sports cores are posted up every day so that everyone can see them, and they are also announced over the loudspeakers each morning. It's the little things like this that make campers think thatMKN is such a great place.

Everyone is looking forward to the trips this summer a well. Navajos will be going up for a two-day trip to Cooperstown, New York to see the Baseball Hall of Fame. Cheyenne are going up to Lake George for two days. Cherokees and Algonquins are going on slightly longer trips to Boston and Maine respectively and Senecas will go on a 10 day tour of Canada. Another highlight for the Lower and Upper Seniors will be the visits to Six Flags. Countless other special events and trips will also augment the regu lar program.

So there's one thing that's for sure:

The Mah-Kee-Nac summer of 2002 will undoubtedly be another fantastic summer!

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Special Forces Day Storms LSR Camp

The fir. t Wednesday of the summer in Lower Senior Camp is typically reserved for such MKN Classics as NBA Day, World Cup Day or even Super Team . But this year, Lower Senior Head Counselors Chris Chater and Evan Fuchs have gone well beyond that with MKN's first ever Special Forces Day, held July 3.

The morning began with the Navajos and Cheyennes being divided up into eight different special force teams, which included Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) and the Royal Canadian Mountain Police.

The first game played wa 'Spec Ops.' In the game, each team was divided up into different groups each with a different roles includ-

cer and baseball field and bring them back to your team's base. However, each team also had counterforce operatives to steal

Navajo Mac Posner escapes from everyone during the Special Ops game.

ing medics and sentries. The

object of the game was to find various balls pread across the golf hill, and senior soc-

the balls from a base and bring it to their base. The game was further enhanced by

the existence of medics to rescue players who had been tagged by another team's counterstrike forces.

Cheyenne Matty Kahane said the many different facets of the game, and rule that req uired an under tandi ng of advanced logic appeaJed to him.

"The game involved both athletic prowes and also the ability to engage in strategery in order to win," Kahane said. "I'rn not sure everyone appreciated the multiple layers of the game, but I certainly did."

Other activities included Minesweeper, which was played in the pool. Campers went after golf balls (the mines) as counselors tried to stop the campers from deactivating the mines.

Campers said beside the challenge of the game, getting to pend time in the refreshing pool made the game all the more fun.

Cheyenne Evan Eisen. tein said he loved the day.

'The idea of a Special Forces day was very appropriate and put me in a great mood for the Fourth of July," Eisenstein said. I was so proud to be a member of the Army Green Berets."

Upper Seniors Venture to Six Flags

rides for a few hours, before cooling off from the hot summer sun on a giant water slide or in the wave pool.

As in year's past, the most popular ride was Superman: Ride of Steel which is one of the tallest and fa. test roller coa ters

In what has become an annual tradition Upper Seniors spent the first Wednesday of the summer at Six Flags New England, unquestionably the best amusement park in New England, and possibly the world.

After afun-:filled bus ride in which campers told stories of their adventures during the past school year and coun-

elors told of their umrnertime experiences during their childhood, everyone had a delicious lunch before entering the park.

The initial feeling that most people have when they first enter Six Flags is one of being completely overwhelmed by both the park s size and the variation of rides available. One rea-

on the park i so incredible is that itis both a full size amusement park and water park, which let campers go on the

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in the world. Dun ng the ride, which takes you 200 feet up riders experience weightlessne S for 10 seconds.

"I never thought it could be worth waiting an hour for all amusement park ride, but it was the most amazing roller coaster I have ever been on," Cherokee Alex Cion said. "And to know what it is like to be in outer space, just floating in the air was awe inspiring - I DOW want to be an astronaut. '

Upper Seniors ate dinner at Six Flags, then rode the rides for a few more hour before returning to camp in time for bed, concluding an amazing day.

"If our day trips are so much fun, I can only imagine what our three-day trip to Boston is going to be like," Cherokee Eric Shavelson said.

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Juniors Go, to MKN Country Club

There's nothing better to do on a nice hot day than to go to the country club, and that's exactly what the Juniors got to do on Wednesday July 3 - a trip to Mah-Kee-Nac Country Club.

After a buffet breakfast of donuts, oranges and hot chocolate served by a meticulous staff, all campers participated in an array of activitie , including golf, lenoi , swi.mm.ing, bocce ball, croquet and badminton.

MKN Country Club Coordinator Laurel Molloy said the facilities at the Club were better than all but the best.

loved the day.

"I was able to play all sorts of random sports, which was awesome,"

of the pool. I wish every day was country club day."

In the afternoon, the activities con-

tinued with campers playing more activities while simultaneously refreshing themselves in the pool.

Mohican Troy

Dubrowsky said that though everything was great, his favorite event was badminton.

"Badminton was a game that I've seen before, but neverplayed, , Dubrowsky said. "But now that I've played it, I hope camp adds it as a program so r can take it every day."

Camper said that they enjoyed relaxing during the hot day, and said it war a needed break from regular chedule.

"Playing sports all day i awesome, but to be able to be treated like royalty for a day at MKN Country Club made for a wonderful day," said Iroquoi Victor Bergman.

"We've got

Westchester, Bethpage and Pittsfield beat," Molloy said. . Maybe Pine Valley rivals us, but it is clo e."

Campers were also able to visit the club grill to have a delicious snack of ice tea and fresh fruit.

Mohican Ryan Lichtenberg said he

Juniors enjoy playing frisbee golf during Country Club Day.

Lichtenberg said. "And in addition to that we got to spend time relaxing in the pool where Italian ices were served at the side

Camper Enjoyment Goes Beyond Sports

by Zachary Resnick IROQUOIS - BUNK 10

A Lot of the campers at Mah- Kee- N ac ike to play sports. But even those soccerilaying campers have other interests. So vhat I want to know is wbat are camper's 'avorite activities to do at camp that is a iot a sport

Of the 37 juniors I spoke with, many different acti vities were named a the thing they most liked to do that is not a sport.

There was a tie for the most popular non-sport. Seven people each liked watermelon and rest hour. Watermelon is a game played on the tennis wall near bunks 3] and 32 in which campers stand in a line and hit with their hand a kickball on one bounce, or duck underneath the ball wbile call i.ng 'watermelon.'

One person who likes to play watermelon is Iroquois Jared Siegel.

Siegel says there are lots of things that are good about watermelon. "It's fun, you can fake people out so it's easier to get them out. Also you can play it with as many people as you want and it' very easy so people can learn fast."

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Juniors enjoy playing Watermelon during Leagues.

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Apache Spencer Carmen enjoys the most popular non-sports activities: rest hour.

rest hour is Kevin Hill. Hill says rest hour has lots of advantages to them,

"The best part is playing with my bunkmates, playing with my game, playing against people in cards, relaxing, writing letters, and listening to CDs."

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Dynamic Duo at the Helm

2003 was always going to be a historic year for Camp Mah-Kee-Nac - it is the camp's 75th anniversary. However, with Danny and Nancy Metzger's departure as di rectors ofMah-Kee- Nac, next summer will become even more historical as Alan Friedman take over as Director.

Though the uppermost echelon of leadership may be changing, httle else is expected to differ as long-time Mah-KeeNacers wilJ still be at the helm.

Alan Friedman was a camper at Mah-Kee-Nac for four years, a Brave, a counselor and a group leader. After a four year absence during which be sold televi ion advertising time, Friedman returned in 1992 as an Assistant Director. Even during his time away from Mah-KeeNac Friedman worked with children; he ran his own synagogue youth group for 10 years.

"1 had such a great time at Mah-KeeNac when I was younger that after being out in the 'real-world for a few years, I decided r needed to come back, and 1 haven't regretted it for one moment," Friedman said.

Fried man said that one tremen - dous asset in helpi ng maintain a tradition of excellence at M a h - Kee-Nac is the retnrn of Irwin

ALan Friedman joins Mohicans on the Clubs Hill.

Gl'ffiSman.

Gro srnan, who joined the Mah-KeeNac family recently as the year-round Associate Director, was a Navajo coun .elor and group leader from 1974 to 1978, and then after his first break returned in 1980 to be the Junior Camp Head Coun elor.

Grossman returned to Mah- Kee-Nac this past winter after a slightly longer break during which he worked as a technology headhunter.

Grossman said the past several months have been wonderful.

"Being a part of the dot COD] craze was certainl y an i nteresti ng experience, but these past six months has been far more rewarding," Grossman said. "It is terrific waking up every morning knowing that your goal for the day is to make 400 boys have the best day of their life."

Irwin Grossman hangs out with Mohican Spencer Jaffe, Iroquois Bryan Jacobowitz, and Spencer Carmen.

Oro sman aid that given Mah-Kee-Nac's past experience with a new director, he was sure that the future would only be brighter.

'When Joe

[Kruger] left after 1982,

many people thought that it was the end of Mah-Kee-Nac " Gro sman said. "But Danny and Nancy came in, and did a terrific job keeping the spirit of Mah-KeeNac the same, while making the facilities

econd to none.

"Alan will definitely do the same thing. With Mah-Kee-Nac being a part of CampGroup, as we go past our 75'h Anniversary, I see Mah-Kee-Nac keeping its traditions, while improving on its excellence."

Another rea on Friedman expects Mah-Kee-Nac to maintain its excellence is the incredible depth and breadth of returning key taffmembers.

"To name just a few, we've got the Molloy duo, Kirk McNabb, [Chri ] Chater Evan Fuchs, Andy Saperstein Norbert Auger, Mike Dale, and Josh Cohen," Friedman said. "These people are going nowhere, and they're the vital part of MahKee-Nac' success."

Friedman also said that the general philosophy of Mah-Kee-Nac would stay the same: a sports camp with a broad appeal, because it has a heart.

"When I was a camper at Mah- KeeNae, l loved radio, tennis, the Totem and sailing," Friedman said. "Mah-Kee-Nac has alway had a special appeal to all kinds of boy ., and we will continue to have that appeal because of our variety of programs available to our boys."

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Camper of the Week

Name: Eddie Mele

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I Mohican Bunk:6

Hometown:

Franklin Lakes, NJ Favorite Food:

Pizza

Favorite Evening Activity:

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(especially during Olympics)

Favorite Sport P.layed at Camp: Baseball.

Favorite Sport that can't be Played at Camp: Snow skiing.

Hobbies: Playing X-Box.

Counselor of the Week

Program:

Hockey. FavoriteMeaI:

Chicken Patties What is your

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time that is spent at the hockey rink.

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Favorite Quote: "Eh!"

Career Aspirations: Teacher and then a successfuJ entrepreneur.

Hobbies: Being a Canadian, Socializingl

Name: Chad

, McDavid Bunk: 26 Hometown:

Nova Scotia, Canada

Been apart of an Intercamp or tournament team, and want everyone to know how you did?

Then write an article about it can give it to Mark Berenson.

Want to see your name in print?

Then see Mike Dale and sign up for Totem.

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Algonquin/Cherokee Basketball Team Takes Second at Winadu

Editor in Chief:

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get to challenge Winadu in the final . Andy Katz got the team going and Mah-Kee-Nac built a lead that they didn't lose. MahKee-Nac won 45-35.

Mah-Kee-Nae then played in the finals against Winadu. Winadu led for the whole game, but Mah-Kee-Nac was able to keep the score close throughout. At the half it was 23-19 Winadu. In the third quarter though, Winadu started running away from the Mah-Kee-Nac team. However, Mah-Kee-Nac would not give up, and the team played well in the fourth quarter trying to fight their way back into the game. But the lead that Winadu had built

was too big.

Winadu won by the core of46-37.

In the post-tournament awards ceremony, Andy Katz was named the recipient of the Charlie Hustle Award, and the rest of the awards went to Winadu,

Ale x Cion said that the team was very skilled.

'This team showed why the Cherokee tribe is by far

the best tribe

by Brian Brauntuch CHEROKEE - BUNK 37

On July 15, a team consisting of eight Algonquins and four Cherokees went to play in a basketball tournament held at Winadu. Those players were Andy Katz, Jon Kurzner, Zack Cion, Sam Swenson, Jake Gladstone, Spencer Heuman-Gutman, Nate Silverstein, Adam Raphael, Brian Brauntuch, Josh Gordon, Alex Cion and Ross Peyser. The team was coached by Graham Jarman and finished second out of four teams. The other teams were from Winadu, Lenox and Greylock,

The tournament was supposed to be a round robin tournament; but Mah-Kee-Nac caught a lucky break when they were supposed to play Greylock in the first round and Greytock never showed up.

" The tournament started out a little hectic with Grey lock not showing up," Jake Glad tone said. "I still bad a lot of fun at it though."

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other first

round game Winadu ended up beating Lenox in triple overtime to secure a spot in the finals.

In the next game, Mah-Kee-Nac had to face off against Lenox to see who would

Assignments Editor Bob Loftus

New York Correspondent:

Steve Brauntuch

Washington Correspondent:

Eli. Levine

Staff Writers:

Danny Baneman Brian Brauntuch 1 ulian Gompertz Jason Goldman lames Madole

EI.iShoham

Special Thanks:

Norbert Auger

JoshCohen Kim Czarnecki Alan Friedman Irwin Grossman Mattei College The Office Staff Martha Stewart

CORRECUONSAND CLARIFICATIONS:

Alan Friedman wants everyone to know that he believes the Molloy duo, Evan Fuchs, et al have a bright future in their lives, and that future will involve Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, We apologize for any inference of them having a lackadaisical work ethic.

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Algonquin Andy Katz celebrates his Hustle Award.

in camp," Cion said. 'Not only were my teammates very nice guys, but they played excellent basketball."

Congratulations to the tearn on their effort and participation.

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Cover Story

Campers wowed by July 4th Talent Show

by Danny Baneman, Julian Gompertz and Jason Goldman ALGONQUlNS - BUNK 40

The Fourth of July is always an excit- 19 day of the year throughout the country, nd the Camp Mah-Kee-Nac experience for ae day i also exciting as the TangJewood ireworks and talent show combine to form memorable experience. And, well, as much un as they are to watch and see all the colnul explosion, there's not a whole lot that an be written about fireworks, so this arcle is about the talent show instead.

There were a number of acts performed uring the talent show. One of them was a killed rendition of the famou comedy kit Who' on fir t?" In this skit, Navajos Noah 'uller and Marcus Moretti, both from Bunk 1, were discussi ng a team that had a player arned "Who" on first base, a player named What" on second base, and a player named [don't know" on third base. Navajo Colin elicof played a baseball themed introduciry song on the piano, which set the tone )[ the skit. The skit was presented in a i1arious manner, and it left the audience hys.rical with laughter.

Navajo Ben Rosenblum, from Bunk 22, Iso came up to perform an act at the July ourth Talent Show. All veterans of the talIt show knew that his act would be someling pectacular - Ben has an impressive

history. Two years ago, Ben recited the 50 states in alphabetical order, and last year, he topped that and amazed the audience again by naming all of our country's President in the order that they were Pre, ident.

This year, Ben accomplished an even more extraordinary feat by reciting the famous Gettysburg Address, which was first uttered by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. He then proceeded to recite the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, declar-

ing, "We the people of

the United States, in order to form a more per ~ feet union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the ble sings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America," (The Gettysburg address would have been included as well if the wri ters of this article had

Counselors act out various jobs in the MKN classic skit "If I Were Not a Counselor."

memorized that as well.)

In another impressi ve act, CheyenneZach Gompertz, from Bunk 30 accompanied by CheyenneNick Finger, from Bunk 26, recited the number one movie at the box office for every single week from the start of the year 2000 to the present. Zach didn' 1 falter for a moment as he sped flawlessly through the COUDtless movies, awing the audience completely, and making campers and counselors alike remember movies that were number one at the box office for one week, but were just not that good (such as A.I.). Zachand Nick received pJenty of applause for their first-rate act.

Jason Kleban plays the violin at the Talent Show.

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This year, everyone was shocked to see that John Kahane was not singing a song while playing his guitar, Instead, the veteran performer at the talent show recited three poems after saying a few words in French. The poems, which were about baseball, were recited proficiently and movingly.

Jordan Goodbraad, an Iroquois coun-

elor from Bunk 8, performed several thrilling bicycle stunts, including bouncing a bicycle up from the ground tothe top of a picnic table. Iroquois Dan K wartler said, "The stunts were really cool, and I had fun watching him. It was awesome." Anyone watching the talent show couldn't help but be amazed by Jordan's expertise,

One of the last acts, but certainly not the least, was performed by Anthony Richards and several campers, Anthony and the campers recited the song ''World's Greatest", The serene song was enjoyed by an who heard it, and Anthony and the kids received loads of applause.

All other acts at the talent show were equally impressive and overall, between the fireworks and the talent show, the 2002 41h ofJuly was a terrific night that will never be forgotten. and may even go down in MKN history as one of the best night ever.

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Blue Takes Lead in First Patriot Games

by Eli Shoham SENECA - BUNK 51

It all started a little after dinner on Sunday, July 6, when Anthony Richards trotted througb all three campuses on a horse, dressed up in full colonial garb, looking just like Paul Revere. Richards quickly rounded up all the campers, and told them to report to the dining hall hill for a possible battle.

From the clear Berkshire mountain all, nine other figures emerged before the entire camp dressed in colonial oldier costumes. Soon enough, word passed that this was the tart of a new annual all-camp event known as the Patriot Games, and the nine soldiers were actually patriots; one from each camp for each team.

According to Patriot Games co-Coordinator Mike Molloy, the idea of Patriot Games came from the desire to revive Green and White, but in an improved form.

"Green and White was a great time, bur it had become too much like Color War," Molloy said. "With three teams, we think that we've increased the fun, and also done it in a very appropriate way.

After what resembled an Olympic breakout ended, the bead coaches met with their respective teams, which were the Official Patriotic Colors: Red, White, and Blue.

Blue Patriots (Jeft to right) Mark Deane, Chris McCartney and Simon Berrett get in the colonial spirit. before the events began.

Campers were assigned by campus to different activities such as dodge ball, tennis, water polo, and One-Pitch, to name a few.

Not only did the beginning of the Patriot Games resemble the Olympics, but they were also similar in how points were awarded to the teams. Good behavior was taken into consideration du r i n g the different games, including organization and respecting the officia I ' calls .. All throughout camp, camper [ought valiantly in order to make their way

Upper Seniors play Team Handball during night one of Patriot Games.

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into camp history as the first winners of Patriot Games.

After all ofthe games ended, Norbert Auger assembled the whole camp onto the Upper Senior basketball court to participate in and enjoy the focus event just like the conclusion of Green and White Garnes. The main highlight of the event was when the Senecas bad to pass a sock full of tapioca pudding through their clothes from one camper to another in a race against time. After it was ali finished it was announced that the blue team was in first place, with 258 points followed by the white team with 244 points. and then in a strong third place was tbe red team with 234 points.

However, the fun and excitement is far from over, since there will be another night of Patriot Games on Sunday, July 21, when each of the three teams will be broken up into several groups (with campers from all the campuses) and will compete in a serie of relays.

The joy of the new event was apparent in all of the camper . Said Seneca Barretl Gold, "My fa vorite part of the Patriot Game wa the focus event. I loved the Seneca involvement in it. The pudding part was by far tbe best because it was funny to see everyone drenched in gooey pudding."

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Mohicans Beat Their Counselors

There are some classic evening activities that Junior Camp campers look fOIward to every summer. One of these classics is Beat the Counselor, which the Mohicans had on July 5.

In Beat the Counselor, campers compete against counselor in aeries of events in which the counselors are put at some sort of disadvantage. For example, in base running, counselors go from home to home, while campers only had to go from first to home. In otber events, counselors had to use their nondominant band.

Because of the handicap that counselors were put at, many activities became quite competitive, and allowed counselors :0 be trying their barde t but stili be beaten Jy campers.

Another disadvantage that counse-

John Young races Mohican Jack Polivy in the base running chaUenge.

lors had was that they had the added challenge of having to engage in the activity

many times, while the campers were fresh each time they competed. While this did not matter in some events (such as soccer shoot-out) for activities like ba e running, it made it even harder for the counselors to win as they were very tired wbenthey were competing.

Camper said that they liked participating in the activity.

"The great part about Beat the Counselor is that we look up to our counselor' everyday, and then, here we are beating them," Alex Feit said. "But seeing them trying so hard to make sure that we had fun tbat night made me respect them even more."

Given the tremendous iuccess ofthe evening, Beat the Coun elm will surel y remain a staple of Junior Camp evening activities.

Algonquins Visit Jiminy Peak

by Eli Shoham SENECA - BUNK 51

On the night of Monday, July 8, the entire Algonquin tribe took a trip to Jiminy ?eak. The mountain was a familiar sight to ilmost all the campers; al most everyone iad been there in previous summers at eamp and some campers visited Jiminy Peak in the winter for the Mah-Kee-

\lac ski trip. However, the "Jgonguins found that there were nany features at Jimin y Peak that they lad never seen before.

One new activity was the nmgee-trampoline, In this activity, a .amper was strapped into several xmgee cords suspended over a tramdine. Then, taking advantage of the .ornbination of'the trampoline and the nretchy bungee cord, , the camper was ible to jump to extreme heights, which was extraordinarily fun. Some campers vere even able to do flips in midair!

Another new activity was the .limbing wall. Each of the three sides )f the structure had a different diffi-

.ulty level. Most campers found thi a fun md challenging activities, though few of he campers had the sufficient cl imbing prolciency to successfully tackle tbe hardest

side of the wan.

Also the Algonquins discovered that Jiminy Peak now uses a system of tickets. Each camper received a booklet of 12 tickets upon arrival. One or two tickets bought a variety of fun activities. This ticket method let campers have more discretion in what they were doing, which increased camper's fun exponentially.

Of course, the Algonquins found plenty of familiar activities as well, which still were a great source of fun. The best known of these is the alpine slide. For this

activity, a camper would first take the skilift up to the top of the mountain. Next, the camper would get inside a sliding cart that they would ride down the mountain in a concrete track. An easy-to-use leverin the cart allowed campers to control their speed. This allowed more timid campers to ease along at a mild speed, while the more audacious campers were able to go at higher

speeds.

Another familiar activity was the mini-golf cour 'e. Entering in group of up to four campers, many Algonquin chose to play. The course consisted of nine holes. Each hole was completed twice in order to create eighteen holes.

The most noteworthy activity was, of course, the food bar. This particular activity require little explanation, and its services were enjoyed thoroughly by the Algonquins who visited Jirniny Peak on Monday night though many camper said that they had already eaten a deliciou dinner at camp and were thus limitedin their

consumption.

Overall, Jiminy Peak wa an extremely fun experience. As Algonquin Brett Weinstein put it, "Jirniny Peak was a lot of fun, and I hope that we can go again!"

Campers Participate in Intercamps

Playing intercamps are one of the many activities that campers love to partake in during the summer; it provides a fun and low-key atmosphere to play games with another camp. We have reports from several of the intercamps that have taken place in recent weeks.

Cheyennes, Cherokees have Winaukee Games

Intercamps used to almost always be either an afternoon or at most a whole day of games with another camp. However, with our affiliation with Camp Winaukee, the overnight intercamp has been born, which both Cherokee and Cheyennes have partaken in this summer.

On Friday, July 5, the Cherokees woke earl y to

take the 3.5 hour trip to Winaukee, in New Ham p-

hire. After etting up base on the I - 1 and (Winaukee's old e r campers live on an island on L a k e Wi n nipesaukee) and having a dellc i o u s lunch, the gam e s

began.

Unlike traditional intercarnps in which the team compete in baseball, basketball, soccer and occasionally tenni or hockey, with the extended time to play games pretty much any sport could be played, and was played. Such games played included Frisbee Golf and Lacrosse.

Campers said that they liked getting the opportunity to compete in non-traditional sports.

"Not everyone l:ikes pi aying baseball or basketball," Matt Morowitz said. "Getring the opportunity to compete in Frisbee

Golf made this trip awesome."

After an afternoon of games, the Cherokees showered and prepared for their social with Camp Wicosuta. Some campers said that the evening was the best part of the trip.

"We love our Danbee Girls, but it is great to see some other girls some of the

tim e," 8 e n Benrubi said. "J had a great time hanging out with the Wico

girls."

On Saturday, aft e r g a me s , the Cherokees returned after an exc e l len t trip.

The following wee k , Wmaukee' 12-year-olds came to Mah-Kee-Nac to play games with the Cheyennes.

The format of the intercamp was very similar, with a wide array of games being played. Furthermore, the Cheyennes were not deprived the pleasure of spending time with girls from another state, as Camp Wicosuta came on over to Mah-Kee-Nac to have a fun and delicious barbecue social on the lake.

In the coming weeks, the Algonquins will be journeying to Winaukee, and given the great times the Cbeyennes and Cherokees had, the Algonquins surely will too.

Navajos Compete withWinadu

by James Madole NAVAJO - BUNK 19

00 July 7~1 at 2:00 P.M. the Navajo' went out to play Winadu in soccer, baseball and basketball. I was on Green 1 in basketball. It was close throughout the game. .Mah-Kee-Nac would score, then Winadu would score .. At the end of the half Mah-Kee-Nac was up by one, it seemed like the second half would be full of more great basketball.

It went on like that until there were just five minutes left in the game. MahKee-Nac was up by one, and everyone had victory on their mind.

Then our defense started getting sloppy and we couldn't get the ball in the basket. They just kept getting the ball in the hoop and we couldn't return. At t.he end of the game the score was 40~28 and Winadu had won the game.

The good news was that one of our soccer team had beaten Winadu 5-2. Overall, everyone had a great time playing sports they love. That was our intercamp against Winadu.

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Camp'er of the Week

Name: Justin Levine Tribe:

Iroquois Bunk: 8

Hometown:

Warren, NJ FavoriteFood:

Mozzarella Sticks Favorite School Subject:

Spelling

Favorite Sport: B asketbaIl.

Random Fact: Justin once shot hoops on the court at Madison Sq uare Garden, during which he made 8 of 10 shot .

After Lights-OutActivities: Playing Gameboy.

Counselor of the Week

Name: Adam Baker Bunk: 5 Hometown:

Marlboro, NY Program:

Baseball (though as a two sport star, did basketball last year) Favorite Meal:

Pinata casserole or chicken patties.

Favorite Quote: "Nine times out of 10 the guy is not going to make that play, but we are preparing you for that one time." Kirk McNabb

Career Aspirations: Teacher

Hobbies: Routing for the Yankees

Mrs. Doubtfire Cleans Up Junior Camp

There are some things you can always aunt on: it never rains at Camp Mah-Kee[ac, the Red Sox and Cubs not winning the Vorld Series and juniors being messy.

However, on July 7, while the third emained the case it was threatened when fIrs. Doubtfire was the guest inspector and uest cleaner in Junior Camp.

Mrs. Doubtfire said Associate Direc)[ Irwin Gro srnan caned her, and said that rebunks were in need of a "pretty tiding."

"I was in Chicago cleaning up a ouse, when Irwy tracked me down, and lell he was such a charming gentleman, rat [ decided I needed to come to this ively boys camp to show them a proper leaning," Mrs. Doubtfire said.

While Mrs. Doubtfire was at camp, he swept, dusted, made beds, folded lethes, straightened up back area, alpha-

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betized reading materia], cleared clothes lines. as well as gave her unique personal touch to every bunk.

"1 m not quite sure what it is, but after I've been through a bunk, I think it is a much happier environment than it was before," Mrs. Doubtfire said.

Campers said that they were thrilled to have the help cleaning up.

"Our bunk often gets quite messy, and we need all the help we can get," Apache Dan Jureller said. "Mrs. Doubtfire came on in and made everything all better."

Lower Senior counselor Simon Barrett, who denied reports that he was actually a Mrs. Doubtfire impostor, said that it was her British touch that made her such a successful cleaner.

"We British know how to clean - we I.ike our country tidy, and when you walk: into a bunk with a British counselor, you know it," Borrett said. ''That's what Mrs. Doubtfire brought to all of Junior Camp."

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Red Takes First Patriot Games

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By Official Patri ot Games Rules, the w heelbarrower and wheelbarrow did not have to switch positions midway through the race, meaning that it would be feasible for a Seneca to support an Apache, which was an interesting race to see, and ones tb at the participants liked,

"1 had a big Upper Senior help me out and it made doing the wheelbarrow lots of fun and incredibly quick," Apache Andrew Weissman said. "I think it would be quite useful to have a Seneca just carry me around at all times."

Other relay races performed at some or all of the sites were the 'dizzy bat' relay, golf ball on a spoon relay, and the lemonunder-the-chin relay ..

Campers said that while the relay races were lots of fun, the best part of the night was being able to spend time with campers of different ages.

"We spend a lot of time with our chronological peers exclusively," Chey-

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Red Takes Patriot Games

Publishers:

Danny and Nancy Metzger

In dramatic fashion, the Red team dominated the second and final night of Patriot Games, winning the first of the tobe-annual event.

The second night comprised of relay races, had a twist to them; each team competed at five different sites. but at each site, the whole spectrum of campers - from Apaches to Senecas - were there, competing against each other.

The evening got off to a fairly traditional start with a backwards running relay, however, things quickly got quite interesting when the wheelbarrow relay event was run.

Editor in Chief:

Mark Berenson

Assignments Editor Bob Loftus

New York Correspondent:

Steve Brauntuch

Washington Correspondent:

Eli Levine

Staff Writers:

Brian Brauntuch JulianGompertz

Jesse Stoopler

Special Thanks:

Norbert Auger Bubba

loshCohen Kim Czarnecki Alan Friedman Irwin Grossman Martel College

Matthew Saperstein

CORRECI'IONS,ADDENDUMS, AND CLAIDFICATIONS:

There were no mistakes in last week's issue. At least none that we are going to tell you about. Sorry.

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enne Jason Kleinman said. "Spending the evening with Upper Seniors and Juniors reminded me not only of how I've grown since I've been at Mah-Kee-Nac, but also how much more I have to grow."

Red Upper Senior Patriot Derek Clarke agreed with Kleinman's assessment.

"In Hockey, I' m able to see the whole age range of campers each day, which certainly makes thi ngs even better at tbe Hockey Rink, but to see all campers working together wa really invigorating."

Following the completion of the relays, all campers gathered outside of the Seneca House to watch the focus event.

The highlight of tbe focus event wa the oatmeal to , in which a giant tub of oatmeal was placed in front of three lines of I 0 Senecas, and a small cup of the back of each line had to be filled with oatmeal simply by throwing the oatmeal back personby-person.

Iroquois Michael Norman said that the oatmeal toss was his favorite part of the night.

"Relay races were fun, but seeing the Senecas get to play with oatmeal really made me want to come back to Mah-Kee-Nac until I'm able to do that myself," Norman said.

Following the completion of the focus event, which led to Laurel Molloy and JeffPuleri being pied, Director AI all Friedman announced the result, which declared Red to be the first winner of Patriot Games.

However, given the tremendous ucce s of the event, it is safe to say that Red won't be the last winner of Patriot Game.

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Court Jesters and Parents Make Great Weekend

the parents to Visiting Weekend.

DUling the day, parents followed their sons around to activities, and for lunch enjoyed a delicious meal. In the evening, after the parents left, Juniors engaged in a rousing game of World Records (which little brothers sleeping over also played) while Lower Senior played the Wide game, a bigger version of capture the flag. Upper Seniors went out of camp with their parents to dinner untillO p.m.

Sunday was similar to Saturday. Parents arrived in the morning. Some were carrying even more food into their child's bunk. Parents followed their son's around in the

The game was more then a basketball game; it was humor to all those who could not get over the fact that Visiting Weekend was coming to a close. The game got most kids to forget that they had just said good-bye to their parents.

The game started with the Junior Allstar counselors. After that the starting five for the Jesters was announced. Hector Lopez, Brevin Light, Donny Seals, KJ Jackson and the veteran Je ter "Rainbow". Between two Mah-Kee-Nac turnovers and two monster jams the game was quickly 8-2 Jesters. As tile quarter progressed the Jesters completed the first and only alley-oop of the game as Donny Seals threw it down to KJ Jackson. Though the Junior All Stars had nine first quarter turnovers they managed to escape the quarter with a two point lead. 17-15MKNAUStars.

In the second quarter Simon Berrett hit an opening shot for the Lower Senior Leprechauns to give Mah-Kee-Nac the largest lead they would ever have in the game. However, Rainbow's three-point hot was unstoppable and the last 2:45 was spent danei ng. Halftime score was 27- 21 Jesters.

by Julian Gompertz ALGONQUIN - BUNK 40

As the cars rolled onto the upper iaseball field, parents were off and running osee their children. It was finally Visiting Weekend 2002. On Saturday and Sunday iarents would be watching their kids show hem all that they had been doing in the rrst three weeks of camp. It was the mo t mticipated weekend of the whole year.

For many younger kids, it was a new experience. Ben Fuerst is a first year roquois in Bunk 11.

"I liked parents visiting day because .orne people missed heir parents so much md then they get to lee them around the niddle of the summer," <tiers! aid. 'And beiause you get candy."

For older campns it is also a highly mticipated event. sren Wei nstein an Ugonquin said, "Visitng day i a great opiortunity to see your sarents and to tell them ibout what you've seen doing here at : a:mp. "

For those with a

Apache Spencer Carmen spends time with his family ..

ister at Danbee, it is an IppOltunity for a full family reunion as the jrls come here by bu and spend Saturday !t MKN. On Sunday the brothers took the IUS to Danbee to spend the day there.

Visiting Weekend tarred off with all be parent coming down the hill past the mtting green. Once they got to the bottom If the hill, they ran off to their child's bunk. Vhen they arrived hugs and kisses were xcbanged between the camper and his parnts. Parents took a. look at the bunk and luickly found their child's area to drop off he candy and oda that they had brought or their on.

After update on camp and home .ssernbly was called and each camper anxously brought his parent to his respecive basketball court. The Head CounseDrs for each campus officially welcomed

morning and then had lunch. After lunch there was a. shortened rest hour and then at 1 :30 the expressions on the face of many new campers - and even some old - turned from a smile to a sad look. Parents were slowly moving from their son's bunk back to their cars. The camper and his parents would exchange good-byes and then the fun would be over. Or was it just beginning?

Campers went off to have a normal afternoon of activities, but the evening activity would be a lot of fun. In fact the evening activity is a ritual of our camp. After every Parents Visiting Weekend, the Court Je ter come to camp to accept the challenge of one quarter of basketball against our Junior, Lower Senior and Upper Senior counselors and finally the Head Counselors.

At halftime Spencer Carmen and Robert Ki v ell were the winner of the circle game in which camper's hand-eye coordination was tested. The third quarter was the Upper Senior All-Stars. A lot of three pointers were made and again the last two minutes was spent dancing, thi time doing the Macarena.

The Fourth Quarter was for the Head Counselors. The quarter featured Rainbow attempting his trademark backwards, kneeling, half-court foul shot, which unfortunately rimmed out. As the game ended with lots of dancing (a common theme for the night), all campers had a great time, though the score didn't reflect that - final score: 55-45 Jesters.

All in all the weekend was a success and all campers enjoyed it.

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Weisser Brings Dedication to Tennis

by Steve Brauntuch NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT

It takes a special type of person to be a teacher. Patience, generosity, humility - qualities like these are found in people who make a difference for the kids they teach.

And while Eric "Weez" Weisser may not exude the e qualities to the average bystander, his Midwestern charm and devotion to his craft have belped him become one of the most well-known and successful tennis counselors in Mah-Kee-Nac's long and storied history.

Now in his fourth sea on at camp, Weez has developed a devoted following of campers and counselors alike who anxiously await the opportunity to see him in action on the tennis court. Whether it's fulfilling his duties as Associate Director of the tennis program or merely lending a helping hand to a counselor or camper in need, Weez makes his presence feJt each and every day on the clay courts that have become his home away from home.

"It's been a pretty good run for me here," Weez says in typically humble fashion. "I like tennis, and I like kids, so it's been a great fit for me."

The South Dakota native is deceptively nimble, and though most campers rarely get to see him teach anymore, they watch intently when he does take the court for a demo. He's even developed his own vernacular - campers often quote Weez when they go home after the ummer, shouting things like "guaranteeeeed" and "fer sure, fer sure."

"It's all ju 't part of who I am," Weez says, miling beneath his trademark bat. "It's part of being from Dakota."

Weez began hi tenure as a Navajo coun elor, pending his nights stringing racquets and occasionally taking on his peers under the bright lights of the upper senior tennis courts. He quickly rose to the top of the tennis counselor ranks with hi innovative games, including "Two Ball, One Ball" and "Witche ' Hat." Immediately. Weez reminded many of another tennis counselor who took his job to another level - future MKN Hall of Famer Mike "Birdie" Birtwi tle,

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"As you may know, I often like to sing, dance and bemerry," Cheyenne Group Leader Simon Barrett says. "And when I was around Weez and Birdie, it always reminded me of a song - the one from the Raisin Bran commercial. Two scoops are always bett.er than one."

"I'd say that aside from [Tennis Program Director] J on [Kahane], Birdie was my biggest influence," Weez says. "It was just tile way he carried himself, never too busy to help a camper with his serve. When I roam the courts, I try to remember how impo:rtant it is to stay grounded and give some quick pointers on the backhand and the radish."

In his second year at camp, Weez moved up to Upper Senior Camp, where he ha remained ever since. But de pite his lofty tennis position Weez has chosen to remain in the bunk, where he feels be can be best utilized. And his campers agree.

"Some people underestimate Weez as a bunk counselor," Seneca Jake Kahane said. "It's a shame, because when he's in the bunk, he' always alert, always ready to playa quick card game or even just talk. We've learned so much from him."

And Weez

doesn' t travel alone. In each of the last three sum 111 ers, he has brought a small army of counselors with him. teaming up for the big eros - country road trip to MKN. TIns summer, he brought Steve Bertsch and Beau Blouin back after a one-year hiatus, and he even took his sister along for the ride,

Some of his former companions still rave about the good times they had on the road taking in some baseball games and moving one step closer to Weez's lifelong

dream of catching a game at every Major League tadium.

"Weez is just Weez," former tenni counselor Derrick Bell says. "There's no way to describe it in word. Being with him is jut an experience in it elf."

"He rubs off on you," fanner tennis counselor Richie Bender adds. "And it's a good thing, because you can learn a lot from him."

But where does Weez stand among the MKN tennis legends?

"He's certainly climbing the ladder, , MKN Historian Alan Rudolph says. "At the end of this summer, you can throw his name around with the Peter Meyers, the Matt Halls and the Larry Law . You hate to throw around that 'Hall of Farner' distinction, buton1y time will tell whether the committee will give him a look."

For now, Weez is content doing what he does best - spending time in the bunk, giving pointers on the serve and easing his way into the MKN record books.

"I'm here for the kids and the tennis," Weez says. "I'm just glad to be part of tbe MKN experience."

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Tennis takes MKN Invitational

On July 25, 18 Mah-Kee-Nac campers participated in the Mah-Kee-Nac Tenris Invitational tournament. The age swups were J 1.6, 13.6, and 15.6. Each team aad two singles players and two doubles :eams for each age group.

The other teams that were here Nere Winadu, Greylock, Lenox, Taconic, :rane Lake, Pontiac, and Wall-Nee. In rddition to the indi vidual competitions here was the team competition. Teams eceived one point for every match that vas won and three points for every chamiionship game.

In tbe first round, Mah-Kee-Nac got iff to an incredible tart as every ingle vlah-Kee-Nac team won.

lake Kahane said, 'The key to our ucce s was the fact that every one of our earns won their first game. That was twelve mints right off the bat."

Tennis Counselor Blake Bradford igreed that it was important, and was pleas.ntly surprised by the sweep.

"One thing that surprised me about he Invitational was how no one lost from he Mah-Kee-Nac team," Bradford said. 'It vas pretty amazing."

In the second round, Mah-Kee[ac' incredible luck ran out, as a few of

The Mah-Kee-Nac team celebrates its victory at the l\IlKN Invitational.

the teams were knocked out. The 13.6 doubles team of Cherokee Brian Brauntuch and Cheyenne J aSOD Kleinman, 15.6 doubles team of Senecas Jake Levy and Scott Berson, 11.6 single player Navajo Dan Kurzner and 15.6 singles player Seneca AJ Reisman Were all knocked out. That left eight MKN teams to compete for trophies, some of which won in dominating

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John Kahane celebrates his team's victory with his trademark pose.

fashion, others who competed in matches that were real nail-biters.

In the semifinals, three Mah-Kee-Nac teams were knocked out, Those teams were the 11.6 doubles team of Aaron Kitaeff and Jon Rogoff, 13.6 singles player Bo Marshall, and 13.6 doubles team of Matt Aks and Kevin Simon. That left five Mah-Kee-Nac finalists to compete for individual championships.

"With that many kid inthe finals, we had great odds to win at least one bracket," Associate Tennis Director Eric Weisser said.

Unfortunately, 11.6 ingles player Dylan Levy, 11.6 double players Jeffrey Baxt and Colin Zelicoff, 13.6 singles player David Fries, 15.6 singles player Keith Robbins, and 15.6 doubles players Steven Steinway and lake Kahane aU lost in the finals. However, because of Mah-KeeNac's amazing depth, Mah-Kee-Nac was still able to eek out the team championship with 30 team points. Winadu was the runner-up with 29 points.

Tennis Director John Kahane said he was extremely pleased with his team's performance.

"Every player played great tenni " Kahane said. "They all deserve that team trophy."

Congratulations to the team on their victory.

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Breaking News: Mystery Man Visits Mah- Kee-Nac

It was just another day at Mah-KeeNac. Except for the Mah-Kee-Nac Invitational (See Story, Page 5). And the limousine and its police escort.

"It was awesome to see him!"

Algonquin Zach Abrahms said. "He even signed my 'JetTY Maguire' movie box."

During first period on July 25, Key Staffers began setting up the area around the waterfront for a guest visit. A large patch around. the waterfront was cordoned off with yellow caution tape, seating for campers was determined and lip-close sealing for the female staff ar Mah-Kee-Nac was designated.

As second period was to begin, the word had started to spread around MKN: it seemed someone special would be making an appearance at Mah-Kee-Nac.

Campersfilled the Gazebo to see the star.

Assistant to the Director Anthony Richards and a videographer began interviewing camper in the now-swelling audience, asking them what they thought of the visit, and other questions.

But Richard s questioning was soon interrupted by the whirling siren of a police vehicle escorting a limousine down the camp road.

It seemed like Mis ion Impo: sible, but it had been done! A special guest was

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visiti n g MahK e eN a c. Campe r s and counselors alike sponta neously bur s t i n t 0 'You've lostthat lovin' feelin'" a song made famous by Maverick in "Top Gun." For the next fifteen minutes, video footage about America's Camp was shot, and pictures were taken.

According to As ociate Director irwin Grossman, our guest "didn't ask to be shown the money."

"He beard about America's Camp, and thought that it was a great idea, and wanted to do anything he could do to help," Grossman said. "He was in the area - vacationing or filming something for HBO,I'mnot sure - and his publicist

Grossman said.

Co-Head of Hockey Derek Clarke said the visit was one of the highlights of his four year, at Mah-Kee-Nac,

"Over the years, I've seen some pretty incredible things at Mah-Kee-Nac, 1 ike Alan Rudolph playing basketball- and scoring - against the Court Jesters, but this one take the cake," Clarke said. "Being from Canada, I would have loved a Canadian like Jon Stewart or Wayne Gretzky, but this was absolutely amazing."

gave us a call, and we were able to work thi s out.

"Unfortunately, given his schedule, he wasn't able to tay longer, but while he was here, be said he was so impressed, that he might make a reAugust,"

Camper of the Week

Counselor of the Week

Name: Eric Blattberg Tribe:Navajo Bunk: 19 Hometown:

Marblehead, MA

Name: Trenton Ward Mason Bunk: 35 Hometown: P.A. Saskatchewan Program:

VolleybalJl Basketball Favorite Meal:

None. Favorite Day Ttip: Floating down the Connecticut River. "Brilliant."

Career Aspirations: Teacher (physical Education) Hobbies: Fishing, bonding, square dancing and hanging out.

Favorite Sports Moment: Men's and Women's Hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Favorite Food:

Chicken Wings Favorite School Subject: Math

Favorite Sport: Water skiing.

. Random Fact: When visiting an amusement park in France, Eric saw a ride identical to one at Six Flags New England.

Favorite Evening Activity: Beat the Counselor.

Improving on a Great Carnival?

face painting is my favorite part of carnival."

Metzger would ever get wet!

Even though carnival is one of the best days of camp it can also be a rather time consuming event. Bunks think for hours on end about how they can do their part to improve carnival (that is, what is a fun booth). Many bunks do contests with water guns and water balloons because carnival always has the potential to be a hot day since we're in the middle of the summer and it never rains at Mah- Kee- Nac.

The camp has judges going to each booth and determining which bunk hOI the best booth from each tribe in their opinion, and the winning bunk will receive a meal out of camp.

Carnival 11a proved itself to be a fun day that needs little improvement. As they say nothing's perfect. This carnival is close though.

by Jesse Stoopler NAVAJO - BUNK 22

Nancy paints designs on some of the boys' faces. It has always been a hit and it's bound to attract attention again this year.

Is carnival perfect? No way! Lower senior co-Head Counselor Evan Fuchs says if be were to add one thing to carnival it would be having fried dough while walking around junior field enjoying rides and booths. Evan also wanted multiple food courts to ensure that you were never too far from food.

Carnival veteran Jeff Puleri said if he could add one thing to carnival, then Danny Metzger would be in the dunk tank for the entire day and let every camper succeed in dunking hi m, If Puleri were throwing the balls, however, it would be doubtful that

Carnival - a day where you sleep late, at different food, design booths and go ,11 ride . While there are parts that are great bout it, like everything, it is possible to aake it better. With carnival happening oon, a survey was taken and staff merners told us what they loved or longed for n that festive carnival day.

Alan Friedman said "The food ourt is my favorite part of carnival." 1any campers and counselors would robabJy agree with Alan on this matter,

pretty much any kind of delicious Dod, including SnoCones, nachos, hot ogs, and cotton candy can be gotten at re food court.

Nancy Metzger aid 'That's easy,

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Danny and Nancy Metzger

Editors in Chief:

Mark Berenson Steve Brauntuch

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ADDENDUMS:

Sneak Preview of Olympics 2003: Day 1

, Marquee Event will be Home RU!1 Derby, • followed by the first annual. Coaches. Home Run Derby. Potential Olympic! Head Coaches should spend the offseason working on their swing so at least they will look good.

Mike Birtwistle and all members of the 5 Year Club become eligible for Hall of Fame consideration next May. Good luck in the balloting.

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College Day and Fribbles for Juniors

It may seem hard to believe, but there are some Mohicans who move up to Lower Senior Camp with SOme hesitation. While part of the hesitation may just be about leaving the premier location of Mohican row behind, there are some activities at camp that are exclusively for Junior campers, the best of which is clearly College Day.

College Day 2K2 happened on Thursday, August 8, though the break actually happened the prior evening. At around 10 p.m. a professional pyrotechnic staff launched fireworks on the junior field. As the juniors rushed out of their bunks, they quickly

noticed that the f i I e - work weren't the only things unusual lighting up JuniorField

a plethora of glow sticks were 011 the basketball

court. As campers rushed over to the glowsticks, they realized that these were not ordinary glowsticks, but in read glowsticks that had every camper's name etched on them.

Campers found their names, and once they realized that the glowsticks were in exactly two colors, they realized that what color their glowstick was determined which team they would be competing for; blue for Navy and yellow for Army.

Campers quickly went back to sleep knowing that they had a full day of activities ahead of them. However, the highlight of the day actually occurred during the midday break.

After lunch, all campers and COUDselors went up to the golf green to watch the Pribble Challenge. In the Fribble ChaJ1enge, Junior Camp Head Counselors Laurel Molloy and Andy Saperstein took 011 Di-

rectors Danny Metzger and Alan Friedman. Were Laurel and Andy to win, all juniors would get Fribbles, while if Danny and Alan won, only the counselors would get Fribbles.

The Fribble Challenge was a five hole putting contest. After tying on the fir t bole, Laurel/Andy took a one shot lead on the second hole. On the third hole, after Danny hit his tee putt well past the hole, the door was left open for Andy to take a commanding lead, and he did not let opportunity pass him by, draining the 30 foot putt for a hole in one. A mi-

raculous off-thefringe putt by Friedill a n saved the Directoral staff from having the wheels come completely off.

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ever, on the fourth hole disaster s t ru c k

And y / Laurel as they went well off the green on a tricky down hill putt and made a 4. Danny! Alan made a 2, and it was all tied up. The teams tied on the fifth hole, and went to a sudden death playoff. On the first extra hole Friedman made a tricky seven-foot putt to win the competition, silencing the crowd.

However, after a brief huddle, Alan decided to be generous by letting the JUDiors still have their Fribbles, a decision thar thrilled the campers.

"We got to see the right team win, and we also got Fribbles, what more could we a k for?" Mohican Harris Teiger said.

After Pribble Day, the conclusion of College Day occurred, ending with the ever-popular Valedictorian peeches, which all said were the best ever. In the end Army eeked out the victory, after it wa tied coming into the College Bowl

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Navajos Win Camp Sing

Carnival Day at Mah-Kee-Nac is always a very special day (See Story, Page 4- 5) - not only did a Carnival take place, but :he evening concludes with the annual Camp Sing, possibly the zenith of many group leader's summers,

This year's camp sing matched all !xpectations, as all tribes performed some i)f the best songs and cheers Mah-Kee"lac has ever heard.

The evening began with the presenarion of the plaques. Campers from each ribe ran briskly around the field house to show off their tribe's permanent presence n the Dining HaJJ, as all campers were in iwe over the quality of the plaques.

Judges were next announced, and as always, it was clear that Mah-Kee-Nac lad recruited its finest to be judges, Asustant Director Josh Cohen, Special Asristant to the Director Anthony Richards :"orraine Roland (Leo the Woodshop )irector's wife) and Martina from the citchen were the judges, and they all knew hat they were going to have to make lots )f difficult decisions over the next two lours,

All cheers were performed with enough gusto and energy that it was clear hat most of these campers had experienced \nthony Richard's Junior Camp at ome ime. Even the Algonquin reprise of the !996 Algonquin tribe s "All Gone-Quins"

The Sing Champion Navajos perform their Cheer, complete with choreography.

In the rna t pleasant surpri e of the evening, both Upper Senior ongs were of excellent quality and many observers 'thought that were it not for the song sheets that the Upper Senior had used, they would have had a shot at breaking Lower Senior's utter dominance of the Senior competition in the Camp Sing, Cherokees performed a version of Green Day's Welcome to Paradise' and the Algonquins performed 'Man of Constant Sorrow' from the movie 0' Brother Where Art Thou?

After the songs were all. performed, the judges left the room to determine who had won the Sing, and the Senecas took to the floor to perform Wacky-Mah-Keeacky, a Mah-Kee-Nac tradition. Senecas commented on everything from their love of our South Dakotan counselor to Focus Events, The song ended on a more serious note with the Senecas singing about how much they would mis Danny and Nancy,

There was one thing left to be done, and that was to announce the results. The winner of the Junior Cheer was the Mohicans and the Cheyennes won the Senior Cheer competition. The Apaches won the Junior Song and the Navajos won the Senior Song competition. Overall campus winners were the Apaches and Navajo, with the Navajos being named the overall

was well done and very entertaining for the crowd,

However, the focus event of the night - the song portion of the night - was yet to begin, and their were eight songs to go before a winner would be crowned.

The Apaches performed a rou ing rendition of Michelle Branch's 'Everywhere.' After hearing the song, it was clear that the Apacbes would be tough to beat. The Iroquois sung an a capella version of 'Stand by Me,' with counselors providing the musical backup. Mohicans entered a new genre of music with their rendition of the country song Something Like That' by Tim McGraw.

Navajos performed an awe inspiring rendition of Three Doors Down s 'Be Like That, and the pre-performance favorite the Cheyennes did not disappoint with their version of 'In Too Deep.' The Cheyennes had been deemed the early favorites based on the combination of their 87 voices that would be singing the song, and having Sing veteran Simon Borrett as their group leaders,

Apaches sing their award winning song.

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Carniva12K2 Can't be Dampened

Year after year, carnival is one of the best days of the summer, and campers say that the only way to improve it would be to make it longer. Thi year, due to some 'good' fortune, campers were able to get their wish.

On Sunday, July 28, campers awoke late for their lazy morning, and then played tennis, baseball or just watched cartoons for a few hours, waiting for the time to come to set up the mid way.

But unfortunately the Doppler radar picture was somewhat ominous - it appeared as if there would be a brief line of showers before a beautiful afternoon. The directorial staff determined that since it never rains at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac that the show would go on as scheduled, with slight revisions that would shift carnival prep to the early afternoon.

However the liquid sun hine was more intense than expected and for a few tense minutes campers were concerned that Carnival was ruined. Quickly though. campers realized that carnival would go on, just in modified form.

The deci-

sian was made to move all of the inflatable rides (including the everpopular Jousting and Team Challenge) to the Field House and Senior Lodge, and to make the Center Ring events hosted by Carnival Guru Norbert Auger even better than in year's past. As was hoped, the liquid sunshine dried up, and the activities would go on.

A three-part rotation was estab-

lished in which campers spent one block at the Field House, one block at the Center Ring (where campers also got the opportunity to attempt to dunk their favorite coun-

Campers enjoy the classic Bungee Run at Carnival.

Seneca Tommy Cramer enjoys eating his pie at the Seneca Pie Eating Contest.

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selors into the Dunk Tank), and the everpopular food court, which this year featured personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut and the return of Fried Dough.

Before the rotation started, all of camp gathered to watch the annual Seneca Pie Eating Contest. This year, the pie was a delicious chocolate merengue cream pie, which every Seneca said was the best pie that they had ever eaten, and were disappointed that they were not able to savor the pie.

An addition to the Contest this year was a counselor representative from Lower Senior and Junior Camp .. The counselors, Adam Baker and Will Hiscock, were selected by a voice vote moments before the contest, and gave younger campers who do not know the Senecas very well someone to root for.

"The pie contest was the highlight of the day for every Seneca who got to participate," Seneca Paul Trichon said. "We got to show off our eating prowess in front ofthe entire camp, while also getting to eat some delicious pie. Definitely one of the highlight of Seneca year for me."

Campers were divided on which one of the three activities periods was their fa verite.

Fans of the food court said not only

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was it delicious, but it also gave them an ppportuniry to hang out with friends.

"Iloved all of the delicious food we got to eat especiaUy the cotton candy," Cherokee Matt Finkel said. "But even better than the food was being able to have a nice relaxing snack with all of my friends. It reminded me of a fancy relaxing meal at home."

Food court veteran Mike Molloy said that the indoor food court was an incredible success.

"Last time when we had inclement weather at carnival, the food court had some difficulties, and I took full responsibility for that debacle - the buck stop here," Molloy said, "But this year, I think I was much more prepared for the challenge, and in my humble opinion, we did a great job."

In contrast, fans of the Center Ring activities loved the intensity of the activi:ies.

"When you were out on junior field, yOU were either doing crazy activities, like 1 water balloon toss, or getting someone like Irwin Grossman to fall into freezing cold vater in the dunk tank," Mohican Casey jpstein said. "How is it possible to top :hat?"

Still other campers said that while hese activities were fun, nothing could )0 sibly compare to the incredible fun that vas had in the Field House.

"The rides were great this year" :heyenne Simon Abrahms said. "While I hinkthe rides were similar from last year, laving them indoors made them into a gimt playground, which was really aweome."

As the sky cleared, a bonus ride of a ~iant inflatable slide was put out in front of I he Seneca House, which camper also eooyed.

However, some campers were disapiointed that the midway (bunk booths) did rot open. Their disappointment soon urned to elation when they found out that he following Wednesday morning would e Carnival Morning, exclusively with the nidway. Camp had succeeded in making a ;reat day better by making it into two great lays!

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Wednesday, July 31 was supposed to be just another Special Events day at Camp Mah-Kee - juniors were going to the movies, and the Seniors were going on various trips. However, as a result of the liquid sunshine on Carnival Day, in addition to all of the fun special activities that occurred in camp that day, Midway Day also occurred.

While the fun and excitement of the Midway is often overshadowed at Carnival by the food court and inflatable rides, Midway Day gave bunks an opportunity to truly show off their creativity and artistic prowess with their booths.

"My entire bunk was crushed that we weren't going to be able to show off our awesome booth and compete for the possibility of winning a lunch out of camp," Navajo Brett Duchon said. "Let-

ting us do Midway Day meant that the fun never ended!"

After a delicious breakfast of donuts, orange wedges and hot chocolate,

. all campers from Apaches to Cherokees went to junior field to decorate their booths - everyone knew that the decorations would be crucial in determining which booth was the best. The typical decorations of cray paper and balloons were used, and some bunks added in their own unique touches, such as stuffed animals or homemade signs.

With set-up complete, it was time for campers to both run the booths and also to visit other bun ks' booths. Booths incl uded both classics, such as water balloon shaving, and new ideas such as the backwards binocular challenge.

"While the rides were lots and lots of fun and the food court was delicious, there was something missing from Sunday," Cherokee Matt Fleischman said. "Midway Day was great, and the best part of it was the awesome music that created the fun atmosphere for the entire time. I hope we get a Midway Day every year."

Campers varied on what they thought was the best booth, and Carnival veterans said this was the case because there were so many booths of outstanding quality.

"I've been to dozen of carnivals, and Ihave to say that the overall quality of the booths was amazing," Mah-KeeNac historian Alan Rudolph said. "But what amazed me even more than the overall quality was the quality at the top -it was absolutely

amazing how ereati ve some of the booth' were.

According to a booth judging source, the judges had a bard time figuring out which booth was the best, and in fact, it was a 22 way tie, which was broken by a roll of the Scatergories die.

All in all, Midway Day was deemed a tremendous success by all who witnessed it, and Carnival planners said that there is a possibility that it will return.

Carnival Guru Josh Cob en said that depending on how things go during the off-season, Midway Day migbtbecome an annual event.

"It's never too early to start thinking about next year and how to improve on the best Carnival in North America, and having both a Carnival and a Midway Day could certainly make it better."

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Seniors Take Trips Across Northeast

Each year, Lower and Upper Seniors take an overnight excursion jus t before the summer comes to a close. It is a rite of pa sage for Mah-Kee-Nac campers, and one that is highly anticipated by campers and counselors alike. This summer, for all who went on a big trip, the annual voyage did not disappoint.

The Navajo took their first big trip as campers, heading off to Cooperstown, New York for a one-night stay. They arrived at lunchtime and spent the first afternoon at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, likely the most historic sports landmark in the world. Many campers were awed by the Hall, after which the Mah-Kee-Nac Hall of Fame is modeled.

"It was even better than I could have imagined," Navajo Jon Rogoff said. 'Just to stand in that room with all of those plaques on the wall gave me goosebumps. It truly is a magical place."

The following day, the bus took the group to Howe Caverns for a tour of the world famous underground caves. In the afternoon, they got a much-needed break from the sun at Zoom Flume, the largest water park in all of New England, and possibly the world .. Overall, Navajo campers and counselors were more than satisfied with their experience.

The Cheyennes took their two-day trip to Lake George, New York. The trip featured a crui e around the lake, a rafting trip and an afternoon spent at Great Escape amusement park. Cheyenne Adam

Algonquins e-njoy a delicious dinner in Maine,

Blauzvem said he was impressed by tbe sheer scope of the rides at the world-renowned amusement park.

"The rides were so tall and so cool," Blauzvernsaid. "There were like a million ofthem. I could have stayed there for twice as much time and still not gotten bored."

The Cherokees took full advantage of their first year in Upper Senior camp when they took a three-day trip to Boston. In addition to a stop at Quincy Market, a tour of the Fleet Center and tickets to the interactive play Shear Madness, the Cherokees were fortunate enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park - and they couldn't have been disappointed with the result.

That night, the Red Sox took on the OakJand A's in a battle for the American League Wild Card. It was a close game throughout, with the A's leading by one run in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, Manny Ramirez stepped to the plate for the Sox and hit a fly ball deep to center field. Oakland center fielder Terrence Long ran all the way back to the wall and made a leaping catch to rob Ramirez of a home run and end the game. It was likely tbe most spectacular play of the baseball season, and the Cherokees were right there for the game.

"All I can say is, wow," Cherokee Alex Cion said. "The majestic experience of Fenway Park was enough for me but to watch a game like that with all of my friends ~ it

might be the greatest night of my life to date. '

The Algonquins had a great experience of their own - taking a whitewater rafting tri p on a ri ver in Maine as part of their three-day excursion. It was a refreshing trip for the Algonquins, who stayed at a spa in the wilderness and had full use of the aerobic and aquatic facilitie . But the highlight was clearly their morning spent on the river.

"It was a great ride," said Pool Director Ross Bentley, who fell out of his boat but quickly recovered and paddled onward.

But it was the Senecas who had the granddaddy of all trips - a ten-day trip that

entthern travelling all around Canada They began in Toronto, with. trips to the SkyDome. Niagara Falls and Canada's Wonderland. Then, they made their way across Ontario to Ottawa for some sightseeing in the capital. They continued on their way through Quebec City for more historic sightseeing before finally ending up in Montreal for a four-day culmination to their trip.

It was a tremendous experience for the Senecas and their counselors, who in just over a week made their way through nearly balf of the country.

"It was a lot of fun, but it was also an educational experience, too," Seneca Jake Kahane said. "I've gotta say that I had mote fun on that trip than on every othe trip I've taken in ten years at MKN combined. I wish I could do it again next year."

Seneca Michael Park enjoys an amusement park ride in Camilla.

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Broadway Comes to Mah-Kee-Nac

Over the past month, Mah-Kee-Nac campers took part in three amazing show, [me from each campus, two of which were .vith the girls from Dan bee.

Berkshire Camp Theater got started with the Upper Senior performance of Bugsy Malone, a cla sic gangster musical. I'he boys from Mah-Kee-Nac spent weeks nacticing their line and singing their longs 0 that the two performances - one ;or the Lower Seniors and one for the Upier Seniors - would be some of the best :hows that the audience had ever seen ..

The Mah-Kee-Nac boys in the play were Cherokees Andrew Creadore, Jake .angbecker, Matt Sayre and Ross Taylor md Seneca Zacbary Seideman.

Upper Senior Head Counselor Mike l1011oy who starred in several plays while I tudent at Providence College in Rhode sland, said that Bugsy Malone rivaled the

• lays that he was in.

"The singing was great, the acting vas great, and all of our fine young men lad a great stage presence," Molloy said. These boys should all be very proud of hernselves.

The next show up was the Lower

Senior play, which was How to Eat Like a Child (and Other Les ons in Not Growing Up). The play consisted of a series of skits and montages that each focu ed on one aspect of being a child, such a, teasing a younger sibling.

Sam Mogi) and Simon Abrahms in the Lower Senior play,

The play, which was put on with Danbee, was viewed by the Juniors and Lower Seniors, both of whom raved about the play.

"I loved the play because it was so much fun to watch," former Mah-Kee-Nac thespian Evan Fuchs said. "B ut it also made

me really excited to be the Lower Senior Head Counselor and get to watch my boys and the Danbee girls in a play."

Mah-Kee-Nac boys in the play were Navajos Jack Fanburg, Malt Jayson, Ben Rosenblum, Michael Schwartz, Matthew Trichon and Ja on Udoff and Cheyennes Simon Abrahms, Max Lightman, Dylan Pancer and Sam Mogil.

The final play that Mah-Kee-Nac boys put on was done by the Juniors, who did an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummers Night Dream.

The play was put on exclusively by Mah-Kee-Nac, though there was assistance from many of the lovely office girls.

The stars of the Junior play included Mohicans Andrew Becker, Teddy Mark and Sharkey Weinberg and Iroquois Matt Somerstein.

Junior co-Head Counselor Andy Saperstein said he loved the play .

"Seeing such a great play made me wish that I had been in plays when I was a child, ' Saperstein said. "Maybe there is hope for my son Matt."

Congratulations to all participants in the plays.

Rocketry Soars to New Heights

It was not the Fourth of July, but aere were plenty of fireworks in the air s Mah-Kee-Nac had its biggest rocketry vent ever on Tuesday. A large crowd athered on the senior baseball field as rord got out that an assortment of unsual rocket launches would be atempted. The camps popular rocketry rogram ' took off' this ummer, peaking lith the rest bour launch.

The first rocket to take to the skies las a CC Express, a double stage rocket uilt by Josh Suna and Robert Rappa. 'he crowd cheered the successful iunch, but held their breath when the arachute failed to deploy. Fortunately. ie rocket was recovered intact. Next ame a series of standard rockets - a ondor, a Gemeni DC, a Super Bird, and a

custom made rocket de igned using scrap materials. The highest flier was a Nemesi.s, which reached 1500 feet! For fun campers made "excitement" rockets that were designed. to self destruct high in the air. They did!

The crowd was buzzing when several special rockets were prepared for takeoff. The Phoenix, a thick-bodied project constructed by Brett Jureller Logan Berkowitz and David Marmer had a clean launch .. A classic Mah-Kee-Nac rocket, the Silver Comet, came out of mothballs for it's first launch attempt since] 999. All eyes followed the silver streak as it successfulJy launched and returned to earth.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the "Mean Machine", a six-

foot rocket with a special propulsion design. Excitement was in the air as everyone called out the "5-4-3-2-1" countdown to ignition. Sound and smoke sent the tall rocket skyward, but would it hold it's course? The giant continued skyward with tbe parachute popping high in the air. A strong wing carried the re entry off course, but this impressive rocket was recovered intact. Builders Daniel Friedman. Josh Suna and Robert Rappa celebrated it's return.

The last launch of the day, a N.igbtwing built by David Mortner, resembled the Discovery. Riding a booster high into the air, the Nightwing disengaged and glided back to the crowd. Hosted by James Scanlon, the launch was clearly a tremendous success 1

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Fourth Class Inducted Into Hall

On a crisp. clear Berkshire morning in late August, hundreds of Camp MahKee-Nac's finest campers and counselors from its 75 year history gathered at Tanglewood for the 4'" Annual Mah-KeeNac Hall of Fame induction ceremonies .. The limos clogged Hawthorne Road all the way to Stockbridge, but that didn't affect Mike Dale, who as always jogged over from his lakeside cabin.

This year's inductees arrived in a helicopter that landed on the great lawn ofTanglewood, in an Olympic breakoutstyle ceremony. Stepping out of the plane and making up the class of 2003 were Mike Molloy Andy Saperstein, Chris Hamilton, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jon Kahane and surprise inductee Josh Cohen. Cohen, who did not receive enough votes to remain on the alumni committee ballot, was selected by the veterans' committee.

Although he was one of this year's honorees, Kahane made time to emcee the event, and as always, he was on top of his game. His snappy one-liners and classic MKN stories had the crowd in tears of laughter at times.

"I wanted to taste the food for the banquet, but when I went back into the kitchen, Harvey threatened to chop my

hand offl" Kahane joked.

Saperstein was the first to be honored at the ceremony, and he was inducted by 1999 inductee and noted jokester John Weil. Saperstein had been the subject of controversy in recent years, after outwardly protesting his previous omission from the hall on several occasions. But on this day, he was all smiles and acting as the boisterous, energetic counselor that had given him legendary status.

"I am honored to be in the company of some of MKN's finest counselors,' Saperstein said. "While the committee and I have had our differences in the past, I know that we can put our differences behind us and Just have some fun with this wholeHalI of Fame thing. I mean, it's pretty cool, isn't it?"

Saperstein worked as a counselor for several years in the early 1990s and even served as head coach of the Brazilian Coffee Beans in 1994, finishing a respectable third in Olympics. Then, after a seven year break, he returned this past summer to serve as co-head counselor of Junior camp. His versatility made him an easy choice for the alumni committee, and his fellow Hall of Famers approve of the choice.

"I've always felt that it's not a Hall of Fame without Saperstein," Class of 2001 inductee Brian "McGoo" McGuire said. "He's just one of those great carnp guys, and it's a testament to his personality that he can take seven years off and not miss a beat"

Kahane was up next, and it took two people to introduce him properly. Flown in all the way from England on the Concorde for the festivities, Mike Birtwistle gave a hysterical roast of Kahane and his many quirks, even dressing up in the old Bones t-shirt and engaging the wind clip on his

hat to the back of his shirt. Then, following Birdie's introduction, Eric Weisser introduced a montage of some of Kahane's finest lectures gathered from his ten year at camp. The crowd was on the floor laughing at the "Sultan the Magnificent" lecture, while the ''Hills and Valleys" lecture drew a standing ovation.

Kahane, who has reinvented the MKN tennis program and taken it to new heights during his tenure at camp, had prepared a 30 minute speech for the occasion, but at the last moment decided to ad lib instead. And he did not disappoint.

"All I can say is, it's about time!" he said. "I've been anxiously awaiting this day from the moment I stepped onto the Berkshire terrain, and at least for me. the long wait makes this day that much sweeter."

Surprise inductee Josh Cohen wa next, and the crowd was stirring, wondering about Cohen's eligibility, since it is traditional that administrators are not eligible for induction. But Class of 2000 inductee Brian Heath explained the reasoning for the veterans committee's decision to inductthe worthy candidate.

"This is a guy who spent six years with the Apaches," Heath said. "Take it from someone who did his time on Row - I love the Apaches, but S YEARS???? That's an awfully long For him to have that kind of endurance, certainly deserves a spot in this great

Cohen, a familiar MKN

Andy Saperstein in 1994.

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and die bard Mets fan, has chiseled a place into the MKN lexicon with his vast knowledge of the camp and his workaholic mentality. A former rol.1er hockey counselor, he seemed awed by the sheer number of MKN legends in such a small region.

"I always thought that the Hall would just be another feather in the cap," Cohen said. "But now that I'm here, surrounded by so many people who have made a difference in so many kids' lives. I realize that it means so much more than that. 1 cannot thank you enough for allowing me to share a place in history with all of you."

Chris Hamilton was up next, and he arrived in typical style, wearing his beaten up blue Kentucky hat and pumping his fist in the air, Hamilton was always a camper favorite, always making them feel like insiders and spending quality time with them on the ba eball fields. He is probably best known for making bus rides to Camp Danbee memorable by leading campers in such singalong songs as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."

"I've been gone for a while, but being here with all of these fine, fine people makes it feel like I never left," Hamilton said. "I hope that the little traditions that r started are carried on for generations of counselors and campers to come."

Hamilton was enshrined by 2001 inductee Paul Wilson, who said that Chris was always one of the most unassuming guys in camp, even when he served as head coach of Italian Ice and finished in 2nd place for his work.

"He was a leader, but be's got that down home Southern charm that makes

everyt h in g h e say s h y s - t e r i - c a I, " Wilson said. "Still, the kid s loved him, and he made a t r e -

Josh Cohen in 1995.

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mendous impact on the lives of many, some of whom stiU talk about him today."

Last but not least was Mike Molloy, the first ever bead counselor to be inducted to the Hall Molloy has a stellar resume, which includes back-to-back Olympic titles for Germany Spoken and the British Bulldogs. In addition, this past summer, Molloy became the first person in MKN history to compete the trifecta of head counseloring, serving as head counselor of Upper Senior camp.

Class of 2000 inductee and close friend Jason "Goose" Allen told the crowd many stories about Molloy's rise to power and shed light on some of the more guarded aspects of Molloy's personality. He also spoke of how difficult it is to be able to adapt to three different campuses in four years.

"Here's a guy who can do and has done anything people have asked of him in his time here," Goose said. "It's a testament to his versatility and his willingness to step up in times of need. I can't think of anybody else in MKN history who would be able to accomplish what Mike Molloy has done .. "

After those kind words, Molloy had little left to say. Although he is not known as the shy, silent type, Molloy seemed startled by the overwhelming ovation he received from the crowd.

"I'm just happy to be here and proud to be part of this camp's history," Molloy

aid. "I couldn't have done it without all of you in front of me .. You guys are the real trailblazers; I'rnjust doing my job as best I can .. I've always said the buck stops here, and now, finally, it does."

Danny Metzger devised the alumni committee in 1999 to help preserve the long and storied history of Camp Mah-KeeN ac. It is made up of 75 former campers spanning the 20 years that Danny has owned the camp. The veterans' committee consists of all Hall of Fame inductees and other former MKN counselors that made a significant impact on the camp during their tenure, as judged by members of the alumni committee. Inductees must gain 80% of either committee's vote to be inducted and declared an official MKN legend.

The Class of 1999 can isted of Dale, Weil, Rogers Allison and Steve Langford. The Class of 2000 was Heath, McGuire, Allen and Mike Roche. Last year's class

Chris Hamilton in 1996 (top) consisted of Wilson, Alan Rudolph, Evan Fuchs and Mike Manno. All Hall ofFamers were, as always, in attendance at the event, including Allison, who flew in from his new home in the Bahamas.

Due to the heat sensitive nature of the Hall of Fame Plaques, they are usually only available for public viewing for a one month period du.ring the winter. However, this year, in addition to being on display fromJanuary 17 through February 29 in the boathou e, they will also be on display during Camp Mah-Kee-Nac's 75lhAnniversary Alumni Weekend, to be held sometime in early June. More details on that celebration which will include a meet-andgreet with Hall of Famers and members of the alumni committee, will come in the offseason Totems.

Because of the large demand for viewing, the price of entrance to the boathouse for viewing has been raised to $82. We apologize for any inconvenience or heart trouble this may have caused.

Jon Kahane ln 2002

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Derby Day COUles to Junior CaIDp

Juniors at Mah-Kee-Nac have many traditional activities: CoUegeDay, the Snipe Hunt, and Roller Skating with Danbee. However, traditional activities must get their start somewhere, and this year a surefire InstaClassic got its start with the first ever Junior Camp Derby Day.

Although Derby Day itself was August 7, preparations for the day began weeks before with the de igning in Woodshop of the Pinewood Derby cars that campers would race, and also a series of dues that all bunks had to follow to get the plans, supplies and decorative material for their cars in the MKN 500.

Many campers said that after having so much fun just in the buildup to the event that the actual event was just icing on the cake.

''Following all of the clues was a great intellectual puzzle, and then we got to build our awesome car that looked like a shark," Apache Alex Paseltiner said. "But on top of all of that, we also got to design and paint ou.r little cars for the Pinewood Derby. Going into the actual day, I was worried it

might not live up to my expectations" However, Alex had nothing to worry about, as the day was a tremendous success.

The morning began with Derby Day Coordinator Norbert Auger designing the course for the MKN 500, which meandered around Junior Field.

For the MKN 500 each bunk would race their cardboard car for 10 laps. However, the goal of the race wasn't to be the quickest, instead prior to the start of the race, each bunk estimated their finishing time, and the bunk's goal was to be as close to the estimate as possible. To make the activity challenging, absolutely no timing devices (except for sundials) were allowed on the MKN 500 racetrack.

Different bunk took different strategies' some raced around the course at full tilt, others jogged, while two bunks took the unique approach of walking very slowly.

In addition to the race, countless other awards were given out for the bunk cars. The awards ranged from most aerodynamic to best paint job.

Following the MKN 500, a brief demolition derby took place, during which a counselor 'drove' each car and crashed it into the other cars in the ring. Some of the cars which looked quite sturdy didn't hold up to the brutal challenge, while some of the simpler designs turned out to be virtually bullet-proof and impossible to destroy.

In the afternoon, it was time for the weeks of preparation to end as the Pinewood Derby took place. Some campers had spent countless hours designing their car

Campers watch one of the dozens of Pinewood Derby races that happened on

Derby Day.

to be as aerodynamic as possible, have as little friction as pos ible, and have a super-fast paint job. What amazed many observers wa how varied the car de igns were, yet bow successful all of the cars were.

"I thought that my car was going to be really fast,. and of course it was," Mohican Nicholas Cion said. "But there were some cars that looked nothing like mine, and they were al.so fa t. It was interesting to see how my peers used different strategies to conquer the same problem.

Race were conducted on an elaborate giant track that Leo Roland, woods hop extraordinaire, built. There werepreliminary races, from which the top two finishers advanced, and the process continued until eventually there was an overall Pinewood Derby champion.

Campers said that they hoped that the event would repeat in future years.

"I had such a great time doing it that I am going to spend the entire winter designing the best Pinewood Derby car ever," Mohican Andrew Shulman said. "I can't wait to come back. and race it."

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Brazil takes gold in Olympics 2K2

Saturday Augu t 10 was, by all appearances, a normal day at Mah-Kee-Nac, After retmning from their trips the night before, campers and counselors woke and went about thei.r nonnaJ routines, basking in the glow of another pristine Berkshire morning.

But little did they know that there was a surprise in store for them when they migrated to the field house for an America's Camp presentation. In the midst of a video discussing the gorgeous facilities offered to the America's Camp participants in Tanglewood, Mass., there appeared to be some technical difficulties. The screen went dark, as technical guru Mark: Berenson attempted. to fix the problem.

Suddenly, the screen was lit up by a cornucopia of flashing lights. The MKN slogan was flashed across the screen, signaling the beginning of a stunning, 30-plus minute laser show. The show, which had much of the crowd in a daze with its powerful beams of light, was a tremendous success, in part due to the work done by the maintenance staff to help rum the field house into a pitch black venue. Campers and counselors alike were awed by the images on the movie theater-sized screen, which were set to songs by the Dave Matthews Band, Blink 182 and Billy Joel, among others.

"As you know, I love to sing, dance and be merry," Cbeyenne Group Leader Simon Berrett said. 'This laser show allowed me to do all three of thosethings simultaneously. It was truly a great breakout."

At the conclusion of the how, the eight Olympic countries were flashed on the screen, and Senecas were given their team assignments. Then, all campers and counselors moved to the hill next to the dining hall for their team assignments. However, in a new twist, only the campers were given team assignments. The Olympic coaches would have to wait in suspense for a short while longer before their country was determined ..

In order to earn the right to randomly select their head coach the eight decathaJetes would compete in the first event of the 2002 Decathalon - the softball throw. With the campers lining the boundaries on the junior field, the longest throw was made by South Korea's Michael Park. He trotted over to the podium, reached into the box with all eight

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head coaches names and pulled out the envelope containing the name of Adam Baker:

After being picked, the coaches joined their teams, and Olympics were ready to begin.

The afternoon provided gorgeous weather, tremendous energy and healthy competition all around. The Upper Seniors participated in a one-pitch tournament, while the Lower Seniors took to the waterfront for some water polo and, of course, the greased watermelon competition. Although many of the teams jockeyed back and forth for places dwing the day, SenegaJ jumped out to an early lead. That lead grew later in the day when Cherokee Eric Shavelson finished first in the marathon, the first of the three marquee events at this year's Olympics.

The marathon was followed by the opening ceremonies, featuring the lighting of the Olympic torch and the traditional Olympic History segment, which proved to be a crowd fa:vorite. As Day One came to a close, Senegal was out in front, and many believed they couldn't be caught But there was one team who kept the faith.

The sun beat down on camp for Day Two of the 2002 Olympics. The morning featured the Junior track meet and minithon, which finished in record time, thanks to the work of organizers Laurel Molloy and

Decathalon Guru Chris Chater, But the real highlight of Day Two was the debut of the Home Run Derby, one of three new major events at this year's Olympics.

Run on the Junior baseball field, the Home Run Derby featured a "Green Mon-

ter" in left field, a wall of benches (which were adjusted for Lower and Upper Seniors) and several celebrity pitchers. There were two participants from each Olympic team, and each participant received ten swings per round. An outfield fly was worth two points, and a home run was worth five points. In addition, after the first two round , there was a Double Bonus Round, in which all point values were doubled, but the participants only received five swings.

The home run record was et by Cheyenne Matt Krasnoff of England, with eight home runs in ten swings. It was an impressive show of power that rivale Sammy Sosa's performance at this year's All Star Game.

"I was a little di appointed in myself that I missed those other two," Krasnoff said mode tty. "Obviously, it's an honor just to compete. I just got a hold of some of thos pitches and gave them a ride."

There was aJ 0 an Upper Senior Hom Run Derby that night. which featured a six

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home run display by Cherokee Zach Carter of Brazil and a ceremonial first pitch from newly-elected MKN Hall of Farner Jon Kahane. But Day Two was also the day of ~e second marquee event of the Olympics, the Triatbalon. Major points were awarded to Germany, with the team of AJgonquin Zach bon and Seneca Evan Donohue. ButBrazd's second place finish catapulted them to the top of the leaderboard, where they remained as Day Two came to a close.

Day Three featured mote heat, more strong competition and yet another new event in the Olympic pantheon. The Biathalon was held on the Junior soccer field, with tbe Berkshire sunset as the backdrop for the historymaking event. Each lean) ent two participants, a Junior and a Senior .. The participants ran a lap around the soccer field and then up the road, juniors running to the end of the volleyball court and seniors to the hockey ,hed, before turning around and returning to fie field. Upon returning, each runner ,topped to shoot three arrows at the archery 'ange before taking off to complete another cycle. They returned, shot three more arrows md ran one final lap around the soccer field. ~t was truly a grueling course but after makng sure that all campers were thoroughly ~ydrated, the event was a success.

Spain, which featured the one-two sunch of Mohican Eric Weinstein and Cherotee Jason Kleban, took home first place in he competition, which helped them gain ground in the standings. However, a:fter the wening activities, it looked like a two-horse lace. Brazil had a commanding lead, but lenegal was still within stri king distance. Ihere were major points to be awarded on )ayFour.

The final day of the 2002 Olympics was usa likely the hottest day of the summer at amp. Fortunately, the executive committee vas able to scramble many of the afternoon .ctivities and get all campers into an activity b.at invcilved water. The Upper Seniors went lown to the waterfront, and the Juniors dayed a game of Wet 'n Wild on the Junior occerfield. But the Lower Seniors particiated in another MKN first -the Water AJ,habet Game. Thanks to the creative mind of '001 Director Ross Ben.tley, the MKN rainy :ay staple was given a new twist. With a few imple trivia questions and some mu ic to jeep the energy going. the Water Alphabet iame was truly a success.

"1 was sitting in the conference room, nd it ju t came to me," Bentl:ey said of his

revolutionary idea. "The kids love the Alphabet Game, and the letters can withstand the water, so why not give it a shot?"

Following the water break, all campers and counselors assembled on Cherokee Field for the Decathalon 75-yard dash and the Coaches' Dash .. AlthoughEngland's Warman won the dash, there was some controversy as many officials claimed that he did not spin around on the bat a full five times. Regardless of the outcome, the teams then proceeded to set themselves up for the Grand Marathon, which had undergone a significant makeover thanks to Olympic Coordinator Mark Berenson. In an attempt to keep the coaches involved in the race more, the start and finish were moved to the Junior Field, which made for a much more spectator-accessible course. It was a battle throughout, with many lead changes and a tremendous comeback by USA. But in the end, England took first place, which gave them a tremendous boost heading into the closing ceremonies.

Despite a late day thunderstorm, closing ceremonies went on as planned, though, with the head counselors judging the teams' banners, cheers and songs. It was a spirited competition, but in what many are considering to be a MKN first, England continued their spectacular run by finishing in the top three in all three categories, and even winning the song with an. impressive rendition of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated"

"They just nailed it," said Warman, visiblyimpressed by his team '8 ability. '1 couldn't have asked for a better performance out of those guys. They sang their little hearts out."

After the songs were completed, the eight-year-sweatsuits were given out. This year's recipients were Cheyenne Matt Kahane and Senecas Michael Feld, Jesse Rentz and Josh Egert. Then, Decathalon Guru

Chatel' called out the eight decathaletes and went through the individual and overall results. In one of the most spirited and competitive decathlon in recent memory; the gold medal wentto Jake Levy of Senegal. Michael Park of South Korea took the silver, and the bronze was awarded to Greg Postyn from Spain.

After the medals were awarded, Danny Metzger took the microphone to hand out the Joe Kruger Awards, whichare given to three campers from each team, one per campus. Following the awards, the entire camp gave Danny and Nancy a standing ovation for their years of service to MKN, and in a touching tribute, Alan presented them with a plaque that featured the signatures of every counselor; carnper and staff member from this summer, their last as directors.

Then, Norbert Auger took to the microphoneto announce the final 'cores, which were closer than anyone expected. Germany finished 81lt, and Turkey ended in T". Then, the surprises came. South Korea. ended up in 6th place, and USA was just barely in front of them in 5"'. Spain fini hed 4th, and thanks to their impressive final day performance, England shot all the way up to 3rd place, only three points out of second. But in the end, Brazil held off a run from Senegal and took home the gold medal for the 2002 Olympics.

It was a spirited, SUlUlY and successful Olympics, and po sibly one of the most wel1-organized in MKN' long and storied history. But where does the 2002 Olympics rank among the all-time greats?

"We've been fortunate to have two of the greatest Olympics ever within the last two years," MKN Historian Alan Rudolph said. "This year, the breakout was a success, and. the weather cooperated. I might rate this one up there among the five best ever."

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Seventh: Kentucky Fried Turkey Eighth: ExGerminators

mge,."Af tird is given to One Junior, Lower Senior and Upper Senior on each team to recognize campers who most embody the Olympic Spin of fair play, team spirit and sportsmanship.

England

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Junior: WillPetok

Lower Senior: Matt Krasnoff Upper Senior: Paul Trichon

Brazil

Junior: Jake Teperman

Lower Senior: Eric Karpas Upper Senior: 1bmmy Cramer

South Korea

Junior: Alec Goldman

Lower Senior: Michael Fogel Upper Senior: Zach Davis

Head Coach-Trent Mason Hea Coach: SImon Borrett Head Coach: Brent Warman Read Coach: Kevin Lilley Head Coach: Chad McDavid Head Coach: Adam Baker Head Coach: Chris Thompson Head Coach: Karen McN~

England:

U.S.A:

Turkey:

Spain:

Jeffrey Barry

Jordan Spitz

Steven Steinway Greg Postyn - Bronze Zachary Seideman Michael'Park - Silver Jak~ Le y - Guid

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Back Row: Matt McDavid, Jo Culley, Jeff Horwat, Chris McCartney

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Back Row: Jordan Goodbrand, Andrew Werner

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Middle Row: Victor Bergman, Chase Reiter, Adam Constantinides, Robby Smith, Tory Geismar

Back Row: Matt White, Darren Dove, Jamie Coones

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~iddle Row: Alex Schnapp, tobbie Winston, Zachary tesnick, Adam Milton

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Front Row: Jonathan Lightman, Alex Ruderman, Max Klein, Ryan Marx, bBenjamin Weisbrod, Zack Duchon

Middle Row: Jordan Goldstein, Ben Fuerst, Zach Auerbach, Damon Deavilla

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Front Row: Jake Teperman, Andrew Beaton, Brian Bergman, Max Seraita, Will Shames, Casey Epstein

Middle Row: Jeremy Stafman, Andrew Heuman-Gutman, Adam Sommer, Jeffrey Birenbaum, Ryan Lichtenberg

Back Row: J aron Martin, Brodie Henrichsen, Jeff Johnson

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Front Row: Jake Benrubi, Doug Harris, Jake Krantz, Andrew Statsky, Dylan Koenig, Dy Ian Tuikell

Middle Row: Troy Dubrowsky, Alex Sachs, David Vines, Ben Sheridan, Max Miller

Back Row: Jill Weisser, Colin Hardy, Phi] Ohl, Craig Feibush

Mohican

Bunk 3

Front Row: Max Weiss, Alec Goldman, Daniel Simon, Oliver Saks, Zachary Schwinder, Alex Flickstein

Middle Row: Doug Benowitz, Sam Breslow, Juan Gautreau, Max Spitzer, Steven Kline

Back Row: Adam Silver, David Sullivan, Mark Filenbaum

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Front Row: Teddy Mark, Brandon Bell, Sharkey Weinberg, Will Petok, Elliot Philips, Elliot Comite

Middle Row: Philip Shulman, Andrew Becker, Luke Shapiro

Back Row: Brett Haynes, Ian Desrosiers, Corey Woodward

Mohican

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Front Row: Alex Feit, Nicholas Cion, Mickey Davis, Jordan Elkin, Jeffrey Winston, Eric Weinstein

Middle Row: Jack Polivy, Spencer Jaffe, Evan Golombek, Brandon Fox, Jeffrey Needles

Back Row: Adam Levy, Adam Baker, Daniel Philp

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Front Row: Sam Smith, Neil Winston, Scott Schindler, Scott Kipnis, Harris Teiger, Jason Denburg

Middle Row: Max Klemes, Andrew Shulman, Eddie MeIe

Back Row: Michael Empey, Dan Mangan, John Young

Mohican

LO~ER SENIOR

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Front Row: James Madole, Julian Herwitz, Matthew Smith, Jake Band, David Mortner, Ben Adler, Eric Blattberg

Back Row: Gavin Miller, Luke Tucker, David Streat

Navajo

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Front Row: Zachary Herwitz, Jared Siegal, Michael Constantinides, Al Cochran, Justin Taft, Michael Permo, Eric Leff

Back Row: Simon McCully, Steven Roberts, Justin Todd, Ryan Wiese

Middle Row: Matthew Jayson, lesse Stoopier

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Front Row: Scott Shapiro, Noah Tuller, Matthew Trichon, Marcus Moretti, Jason Udoff, Colin Zelicof, Matthew Eckman

Back Row: Brent Hanson, Simon Heaps, David Warner, Nick Hodson

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Front Row: Ben Rosenblum, Zachary Attas, Jack Fanburg, Alex Salz, Jordan Rosenblum, Seth Goldman, Michael Reiner

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Middle Row: Jeffrey Baxt, Jonathan Rogoff, Zachary Floyd

Back Row: Alex Sheridan, James Scanlon, Scott Lee, Brent Warman

Navajo

Bunk 24

Front Row: Kyle Ostroff, Robbie Babus, Craig Seiden, Brett Duchon, Lawrence Fuerst, Zeke Scherl, Matthew Kaplan, Jake Smith

Middle Row: David Weissman, Adam Bienstock, Max Davidson, Nat Miller, Adam Kelsey

Back Row: Ian Wannamaker, James Emerson, Andrew Watson

LO·~ER SENIOR

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Front Row: Josh Salzburg Joshua Natbony, Ryan Steinberg, Jonathan Kovacs, Corey Ketchum, Jonathan Murray

Midd.le Row: Max Bressman, Max Silverstein, Michael Friedman, Dylan Pancer, Sean Gordon

Back Row: Simon Borrett, Brian Piatt, Chris Nichols

Cheyenne

Bunk 26

Front Row: Matt Kahane, Michael Fink, Alex Mirenberg, Evan Eisenstein, Michael Fogel

Middle Row: Todd Feldman, Alex Klyde, Matthew Krasnoff, Eric Toporoff, Josh Weissman, Dean. Frankel, Ryan Cohen

Back Row: Tim Weinkam, Chad McDavid, Ryan Pausina

LO"'ER SENIOR

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Front Row: Jake Grabiner, Jacob Schonberger, Alex Kaplen, Ben Sonnenfeldt, James Glassman

Middle Row: Bruce Martin, Jayson Fox, Spencer Dreier, Daniel Friedman, Wyatt Ferber, Josh Lierner

Back Row: Cole Smith, Jeremy Meyer, Kristian Thesbjerg

Cheyenne

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Front Row: Max Lightman, Josh Suna, Andrew Wesley, Josh Brickell

Middle Row: Sam Mogil, Eric Brandel, Jason Raylesberg, Ben Greene, Jacon Reznick, Robert Rappa, Duncan Bryer

Back Row: Stephen Kloeden, Will Hiscock, Lean Matthew

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Front Row: David Strauch, Alex Fryd, Adam Blauzvern, Ricky Zacharias, Steven Scheinberg, Jordan Crames, Corey Sudhalter

Middle Row: Alex Romero, Max Kayen

Back Row: Robert Loftus, Jeremy Ruffle, Stephen Edgington

Cheyenne

Bunk 30

Front Row: Zachary Gompertz, Joseph Somerstein, Justin Greenstone, Matt Cramer, Jason Kleinman, Simon Abrahms, Randall Bryer

Middle Row: Kevin McDavid, Joey Hochberg, Matthew Jacobs, Nick Finger, Graham Gering, Sam Garr, Simon Smith

Back Row: Cory Nesci

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Front Row: Evan Diamond, Dylan Levy, Matthew Comite, Andrew Gilboard, Andrew Eisbrouch, Scott Winston, Jason Katz

Middle Row: Ryan Robbins. Mark Levande, David Laskin, Jordan Fi gman

Back Row: Jeff Musgrave, Gareth Evan ,Aaron Crocker

Cheyenne

Bunk 32

Front Row: Andrew Paseltiner, Eric Karpas, Evan Kolesnick, Logan Berkowitz, Zachary Tully, Zach Mitchell, Marc Finder

Middle Row: Brett Jureller, Scott Hoffman, Zach Drucker

Back Row: Mark MacDonald, Jon Schley, Michael Scandrett

UPPER SENIOR

Bunk 34

Front Row: Michael Weissman, Kevin Simon Matthew Fleischmann, Jon Stein way, Alexander Rosenberg, Paul Shutter

Back Row: Webb Long, Ben Benrubi, Alex Milton, Bo Marshall, Mark Wiener, Josh Johnson

Not Pictured: Andrew Wood

Cherokee

Bunk 35

Front Row: Evan Ludwig, Lewis Karpel

Middle Row: David Fries, Tyler Odwin, Ian Dubrowsky, Ben LaMendola, Ryan Sydnor, Steven Shorr

Back Row: Carlo Melina, Ian Pillinger, Spencer Kahn, Trent Mason, Ross Peyser, Daniel Perlin, Matt Clayton

Not Pictured: David Goldberg

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Bunk 36

Front Row: Gregg Fish, Matthew Brody, Michael Wilner, Zachary Carter

Middle Row: Ross Taylor, Jason Kleban, Matthew Morowitz, Daniel Morowitz, Jason Maymudes, Jared Katz

Back Row: Adam Yantha, Roger Christian Rob Moore

Cherokee

Bunk 37

Front Row: Max Kusovitsky, Scott Liebman, Brian Brauntuch, Matthew Finkel

Middle Row: Daniel Winston, Alex Cion, Andrew Baer, Josh Gordon, Adam Brownstein, Sam Lichtenstein

Back Row: Chris Thompson, Neil Levy, Zachary Zanfes, Evan Brenner, Brian Zinkin

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Front Row: lake Langbecker, Jason Freydberg, Andrew Creadore, Taylor Sakarett

Middle Row: Eric Shavelson, Matthew Aks, Sam Leinoff, Ben Newman, Ben Kessler

Back Row: Jamie Miller, Brian Kloman, Brandon Snyder

Cherokee

Bunk 39

Front Row: Andrew Leff, Joey Nerenberg, Brett Parker, Josh Verlin, Ian Mandell, Gregory Wachtenheim

Middle Row: Steven Raskin, Matthew Sayre, Michael Jureller, Ros Cybul

Back Row: Stephen Hackett, David Dobric, Russ Kikkert

UPPER SENIOR

Bunk 40

Front Row: Kyle Epstein, Julian Gompertz, Daniel Baneman, Brett Weinstein

Middle Row: Jason Goldman, Justin Neira, Nate Silverstein, Jon Carter, Zach Drillings

Back Row: Graham Jarman, Zach Davis, Eric Nehs, Xavier I Lapointe-Gagner, Blake Bradfield

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Front Row: Alex Glick, Adam Attas

Middle Row: David Rublin, Jonathan Kurzner, Sam Swenson, Will Lenkowsky, Michael Kozin

Back Row: p.r. Sparks, Adam Murphy, Paul Keily

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Front Row: Sean Posner, Jonathan Bryer, Greg Mortner, Adam Raphael, Jordan Weisen, Keith Petri

Back Row: Beau Blouin, Spencer Heuman-Gutman, Daniel Lederman, Nick Lobert,

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Algonquin

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Front Row: Zachary Tayne, Brian Warheit, Ian Assael, Zach Cion, Zach Abrahms

Back Row: Mark Deane, Logan Needle, Bo Perkins, Andy Katz, Drew I sacs

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Bunk 50

Front Row: Jesse Rentz, Josh Egert, A.J. Reisman, Michael Feld, Scott Berson, Adam Wolloch

Back Row: Anthony Humphrey, Jordan Spitz, Zach Dauber, Derek Clarke, J ason Greenstone, Eric Levy, Mike Harris

Seneca

Bunk 51

Front Row: Josh Sonstein, Barrett Gold

Middle Row: Jake Kahane, Eli Shoham, Steven Steinway, Tommy Cramer, Keith Robbins

Back Row: Andrew Braemar, Jeffrey Barry, Lee Farber, Kyle Hampson, Evan Donohue, Jake Levy, Eric Weisser

UPPER SENIOR

Bunk 52

Front Row: Zach Seideman, Mitchel1 Left

Middle Row: Michael Rubin, Barry Finder, Michael Park, Greg Postyn Ben Schein, Brett Kern

Back Row: Steve Bertsch, Paul Trichon, Benjamin Gellis, Richard Taylor, Adam Donato, Zach Gering Dave Olinger

Seneca

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