david rutstein
November 5, 2022 07:52:16 (EDT)
Sorry to report the passing of Ronny Watts. You will recall his basketball prowess at KK and with the Boston Celtics. Dave

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.... (more)

Chuck Half
August 14, 2022 22:26:43 (EDT)
Sad to share that Jon Spear passed away ....

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... (more)

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... (more)

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.
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.

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. This was in the NYTimes... (more)

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... (more)

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

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... (more)

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... (more)

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.
On December 9, 2020, Cantor Donn Roger Rosensweig... (more)

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)


May 15, 2020 14:15:20 (EDT)
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)

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.

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