Sorry to report the passing of Ronny Watts. You will recall his basketball prowess at KK and with the Boston Celtics. Dave
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.... (more)
Sad to share that Jon Spear passed away ....
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... (more)
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... (more)
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.
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.
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.
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"
Richard Meislin died June 26. Alan Kaufmann called me. This was in the NYTimes... (more)
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... (more)
Click here to see the Final Knocker article from 1968 about the kamp meets at Susquehannock (two of them there) and Camp St. Andrews. There are probably articles in the 1969 and 1970 Final... (more)
January 28, 2021 15:48:33 (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... (more)
Re: Bill Lenihan's question, I went to KK way before you, but the two camp meets I remember were Susquehanna and Susquehannock.
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... (more)
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... (more)
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!
Postcards from ~1968-1970 (click to zoom)
I have just added another section to the website - the Knocker Arkhive. I've scanned and uploaded 104 issues of Final Knockers, Final Banquets, Kewanee Kouriers and more, for a total of 1589 pages of Kewanee history! Enjoy! Problems or suggestions, let me... (more)
May 15, 2020 14:15:20 (EDT)
As world events become more intense, our thoughts return to Kewanee and our summers in tents.
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