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Jackie Bush Holcomb
August 15, 2022 06:56:39 (EDT)
My father Dr. Richard D. Bush purchased the Kamp in the 1970's with a group of other investors. My father has since passed. I have a collection of vinyl albums from 1952-1957 approximately. If someone could reach out to me, I would like to pass them on so others can take a walk down memory lane. My email is bushjackie@aol.com.

Chuck Half
August 14, 2022 22:26:43 (EDT)
Sad to share that

Norm Schultz
June 3, 2022 15:06:14 (EDT)
Today is June 2nd 2022.

From time to time I have the urge to look back on Kewanee memories and thanks to the internet I can afford myself of the opportunity--which I did today. I end each session with "When the moon shines" as i did today. I also think of my father who paid the bills for myself AND my 2 brothers: Mal and Steve. So in the mid forties my Dad was shelling out $2000. per summer in the MID FORTIES!! Thanks Dad ;

Steve Buch
December 30, 2021 06:27:53 (EDT)
So sad to report that Mike Corson as passed away. Mike was a CIT my first year at KK in 1957 and sat with this terrified kid and helped me get through a thunderstorm my second night at KK. Our paths crossed many years later professionally when I walked into an office for a job interview in Philly and we recognized each other immediately. Mike was a great guy. Here is the

Edgar Cohen
December 21, 2021 14:16:44 (EDT)
Has anyone heard from Dave Loewenstein
lately? He lived in Potomac, MD, and was in my tent back in 1949. He still has a voice mail, but he never replies.
Regards,
Edgar Cohen

Dave Rutstein
December 5, 2021 13:28:31 (EDT)
Some sad news: Our wonderful colleague and great friend Gordy Lawrence passed away last night. We have indelible memories of his baseball exploits, his creative puns and his loyal friendship.

Dave Rutstein

Steve Buch
August 19, 2021 09:08:08 (EDT)
Sad to report the passing on 8/13 of my cousin, Michael "Harrisburg" Coleman. The last conversation I had with him was about Kamp and especially former Kampers. It was one of his favorite topics. I will post a link to his obituary when it is published.

BRUCE AMENDOLARO
July 23, 2021 15:54:54 (EDT)
a friend of mine asked me to list 18 large photos of camp KEWANEE counselors and some kids activities for him on ebay and while looking up the history I found this site and didn't know if its any interest for you. They are from the late 40's to mid 50's and are 8 x 10" and 11" 14"

Moose Adland
June 28, 2021 06:46:54 (EDT)
Richard Meislin died June 26. Alan Kaufmann called me.

Chuck Half
April 28, 2021 14:57:02 (EDT)
Now that we have moved from Pittsburgh to Davidson, NC, Marilyn and I figured it time today to check out how my KK canoeing skills survived after being in storage for 60 years. My J-stroke still works well. No chewing tobacco spitting from the stern is allowed by Town environmental laws. Come and visit when in Charlotte area....

WFIL
January 28, 2021 15:48:33 (EDT)

bill lenihan
January 28, 2021 00:51:21 (EDT)
Thanks, Steve Buch. The Susquehanna River is an obvious candidate, but the problem is (a) Tunkhannock, PA is where it's closest to La Plume, PA (15-20 minutes), but the river is barely more than a creek at that location, not the big mother of a river I remember from an away meet we had in 1969. On the other hand, (b) at Susquehannock State Park the river is nice and fat like I remember it, but that's over 3 hours from KK, and I have a hard time believing we could tolerate a 6 hour round trip, which in turn leaves little time for the athletic competitions (I do not recall doing sleep-overs at the away camps). Sunbury, PA is the furthest north where the Susquehanna River is fat enough, but it's anyone's guess whether it's 2 hour travel time from KK would be a deal-breaker (schlepping 200 kids in ?? buses).

Steve Buch
January 16, 2021 18:53:37 (EDT)
Re: Bill Lenihan's question, I went to KK way before you, but the two camp meets I remember were Susquehanna and Susquehannock.

bill lenihan
December 24, 2020 00:30:32 (EDT)
We all remember the Black vs. Red intra-squad competitions every summer, but there were also one or two one-day quasi-Olympic-like competitions against other nearby sleepaway camps. Does any 1968-70 Kamper remember (or has the memorabilia to research)
(a) the names of those other camps?
and/or
(b) what body of water the swimming events were held at when such competitions occurred on their turf ('away games', NOT competitions at KK & Manataka Lake)? i.e., Bullhead Bay, Susquehanna River, Lake Carey, etc.,


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Larry Rosensweig
December 16, 2020 12:47:18 (EDT)
My brother Donn Rosensweig - victorious Red Team captain and Honor Plaque 1961 - passed away on Dec. 9. He regularly attended KK reunions and always enjoyed reminiscing about his 7 summers in LaPlume.
OBITUARY FOR CANTOR DONN R. ROSENSWEIG
On December 9, 2020, Cantor Donn Roger Rosensweig passed away in his sleep at the age of 74 from lung cancer. Born into a close family in Kingston, PA, the son of Dr. William and Lois Levy Rosensweig, he grew up singing – around the piano at family gatherings, in synagogue, eventually forming a folk music trio in high school and going on to perform in many musicals throughout college and his later life. After graduating from Hobart College in 1968, Donn earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from Oberlin College, where he met Ruth Adler, whom he later married and with whom he had his beloved sons Matthew and Daniel. After stints as a teacher, chef and actor, Donn completed his cantorial education at Hebrew Union College in Manhattan. He worked as a cantor in New Jersey, then moved to Andover, MA, where he was Cantor for Temple Emanuel for almost twenty-five years. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from Hebrew Union College to commemorate his service. Donn was also extremely committed to supporting the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation and received a special tribute from them in 2005. He touched so many lives as an educator at the synagogue, developing close relationships with his students of all ages while preparing them for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, in addition to leading the choir and performing rites.
Following his retirement, Donn turned his attention back to secular singing and acting, performing with Acting Out Theatre Company, Spotlight Playhouse and the Andover Choral Society. Roles with special meaning for Donn include playing “Morrie” in “Tuesdays with Morrie,” and Littlechap in “Stop the World I Want to Get Off.” He was especially moved when he sang the Verdi Requiem with the Berkshire Choral Festival in Prague at the site of the Terezin concentration camp. He also volunteered to lead services regularly at Atria Marland Place in Andover.
Besides his passion for music, Donn loved baseball. He was a diehard Brooklyn Dodgers fan who eventually transferred his support to the Boston Red Sox. He also had wonderful memories of summers as a child at Kamp Kewanee in Pennsylvania, and kept up those early friendships by continuing to go to reunions as late as 2019. He loved hiking with friends and family, particularly favoring a loop trail on Mounts Welch and Dickey in New Hampshire. Above all, Donn loved his family, both immediate and extended. He tried to attend as many of the celebrations and holiday gatherings as he could.
Donn is loved and will be sorely missed by his sons Matthew and his wife Melissa Dallon, and Daniel and his fiancée Janine Gilkes, siblings Nancey, Larry and Rick Rosensweig, sisters-in-law Nora and Diane, brother-in-law Dan Arshack, numerous Levy and Rosensweig cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as the Adler family.
Donations in Donn’s memory can be made to the Sig Adler Lung Cancer Research Fund at Mass General Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Steve Buch
October 9, 2020 16:06:46 (EDT)
Had a nice visit today from Alan Monheit who just moved to Bucks County from Long Island. It was great catching up after 58 years! We may have seen each other at a reunion or two, but this was our first chance to chat one on one. Kee Kee Wah!

jack maguire
June 25, 2020 00:32:46 (EDT)
Postcards from ~1968-1970 (click to zoom)

WFIL
May 15, 2020 14:15:20 (EDT)
I have just added another section to the website - the

Gordon Lawrence
May 15, 2020 09:36:20 (EDT)
As world events become more intense, our thoughts return to Kewanee and our summers in tents.

WFIL
April 16, 2020 14:15:17 (EDT)
I'm sorry to report that we've lost another loyal KK alum, David Breakstone ('49-'54).

Serving as captain of the 1954 Red Team at Kamp Kewanee was one of his proudest memories.

Sandy Jo
April 7, 2020 19:30:55 (EDT)
Has anyone thought about doing a reunion on the internet?
Right now my High school class of 1962 is putting a ZOOM meeting together. We started collecting names 24 hours ago and right now we are up to 37. This includes people from the United States, and the Pacific Rim. With everyone having not much to do but sit around, this could work for us. Anyone interested?

Sandy Jo
March 27, 2020 22:06:34 (EDT)
Amen Dave


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