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#TBT to Generations of Campers Past…Picnicking in NYC!

#TBT to Generations of Campers Past…Picnicking in NYC!

Last Saturday, an amazing thing happened. A bunch of camp alumni —from the ’70s to the present — met and had a potluck picnic together in New York City! (Below, from left to right: Nina Feinberg, Ethan Kahn, Chris Gage, Nikki Wiles, Ellie LaHali, and Rob Mellinger. Not pictured: a whole lot more people, including Rachael Bralow, Ben Fink, and the whole Chavez family, including several generations of camp alumni!)

As you can imagine, the food was great, and the conversation was even better! We shared stories about campers, counselors, majors, and minors, where our fellow alumni have gone, who’s been in touch with whom, who we want to get back in touch with — and, of course, about Sarv.  (Did you know about the “Sarvananda” silent movie from the early 2000s??) Lots of alumni met each other for the first time and even more reconnected with people they hadn’t seen in years. It was a truly great time, and we’re all looking forward to doing it again.

Want to plan an alumni picnic where you live? Go ahead — just do it! Want help? Contact Ben Fink (bfink@appelfarm.org). He worked with Nikki to plan this picnic and get the word out, and he’ll be happy to help you too!

Want to come back to camp…really soon? Lots of opportunities coming up…

Camp Kick-Off Prep Day — Sunday, June 7. The weather on Sunday looks great, so come on down and help us get ready for camp…and to spend the evening hanging out with alumni friends old and new! (If you’re coming, RSVP here.)

Alumni Evenings — Friday, July 17 and Friday, August 14. Visit camp in full swing, enjoy an early-evening reception, and join us for a Friday Night Concert! (Stay tuned for details.)

…and of course:

55th Anniversary Alumni Weekend — Friday-Monday, September 4-7. Spend a weekend living in a bunk, taking majors and minors, performing in concerts, and enjoying campfires. It’ll be like you never left! You can register today — even if you need to pay later.