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#TBT to The First Time We Met These Counselors

#TBT to The First Time We Met These Counselors

These Camp 2017 Counselors are living proof that Appel Farm is for Life! So, before we welcome them as Counselors, Instructors, and members of the Leadership Team in just a few days, we are taking a walk down memory lane to share with you all the first time we met them.

1998

We met Joanna back in the nineties. She was a camper, Featured Alum, Photography Instructor, and Head of Photography, then took a few years off to marry her husband, Gabe, who she met at camp in 2003! This summer, Joanna, Gabe, and their three adorable girls will return to camp for the whole summer! But first, here’s Joanna and her camp friends with the old Art Barn and Grandma’s House in the background. She’s in the middle, and pretty much looks just like that nowadays, so she’ll be easy to recognize this summer!

2005

April is Head of Hill this summer, but started out as a camper in 2005, as did Dan, who is joining our staff for the first time this summer! Bunk Photos show April peeking out from the pool towels and Dan reenacting a Beatles cover. He was so cute in his tie-dye, but don’t that fool you. He was trouble!

2008

We met Ava, Emma, Jamie, Mariel, and Tommy in 2008… what a great year! With Counselors named Roxy and Starry, what else would bunkmates Ava and Jamie pose as for their bunk photo but rock stars?! They are both first-time counselors this summer! Emma is also a first-time counselor but was a camper for years with a great group of friends shown in a big group at Rockin’ Through the Decades dance…Emma is in the center wearing a red eighties-style costume.

2008

Mariel is a veteran staff member, but started off as a 2-week camper in 2008 before convincing her very worried parents to send her back for 8 weeks the next summer! We think this photo of Mariel and her bunk is right before overnight camping, and Mariel is showing us they were representing Bunk 4.

Mariel is a veteran staff member, but started off as a 2-week camper in 2008 before convincing her very worried parents to send her back for 8 weeks the next summer! We think this photo of Mariel and her bunk is right before overnight camping, and Mariel is showing us they were representing Bunk 4.

We had to find a picture of Tommy with his twin Kyle because we cannot tell them apart! Not even Tommy is always sure which one he is! He is one of the two look-a-likes in this classic bunk pyramid, and will finally be on staff this summer after claiming the Most Likely to be Mistaken as a Staff Member award for the last few summers!

2009

We met Tom in 2009, and he was a rad trumpet player even back then. Check him out in his first ensemble at Appel Farm with some absolute all-stars! We are throwing in the dish-soapy slip n’ slide photos because they are hilarious! We just can’t wait to welcome these camp alumni as well as the rest of our amazing Camp Staff for Camp 2017! Appel Farm for Life!