Welcome to the 2002 Alumni guestbook

Submitted on: Jan 1, 2002 at 14:12
name is: Sarah Goldfarb*
e-mail address is: babyphat6869@aol.com
visitor made the following comments: Hey everyone! I LOVE YOU...camp day forever...I'll remember every minute of it. Especially making fun of dickie! haha...well email me

Submitted on: Jan 2, 2002 at 17:13
name is: Paul Schmidt
e-mail address is: Paul10019@yahoo.com
visitor made the following comments: Hi All, Haven't seen most of you for many years now, and I hope you are well. Currently I live in Singapore and have been overseas in Asia for almost 3 years now. I'm moving back this summer to start business school. Feel free to drop me an email if you are an old friend!

Submitted on: Jan 2, 2002 at 19:16
name is: Phil Goldsmith
e-mail address is: phil@knowledgebase.net
visitor made the following comments: Just stumbled upon the site...nice to see some old pictures that bring back memories. I was a camper and a counselor in the 80s. If there's anyone out there who remembers me, drop me an e-mail!

Submitted on: Jan 3, 2002 at 18:16
name is: Kelsey Grannan-Doll
e-mail address is: sportsgrl77@hotmail.com
visitor made the following comments: Hey Hey!!! Camp Day is by far the best place to be!!! When you are with your best friends for the summer, nothing could be better! YEAH IMITATING DICKI!!! Hope to see you all at the reunion!

Submitted on: Jan 7, 2002 at 17:42
name is: kristie
e-mail address is: CaNdY KiSsEz112
visitor made the following comments: hey to all my ppl only ummm...not to long till the reunion

Submitted on: Jan 9, 2002 at 08:12
name is: Daniel Daigle
e-mail address is: danieledwarddaigle2000@yahoo.com
visitor made the following comments: hi I am jusst saying hi i will be there this year again to see you

Submitted on: Jan 16, 2002 at 21:50
name is: ADON deGuzman
e-mail address is: guzzie00
visitor made the following comments: THe pictures are pretty cool.

Submitted on: Jan 19, 2002 at 18:18
name is: Nikki
e-mail address is: kmcbrooger@hotmail.com or ILDF14
visitor made the following comments: o my gosh....tomorrow is the reunion and I can't wait!!! ADON!! i haven't heard from a all year....email me sometime... well i can't wait to see everyone....only a couple hours!!

Submitted on: Jan 20, 2002 at 19:48
name is: sarah
e-mail address is: babyphat6869
visitor made the following comments: Hey everyone i miss u mucho! email me sometime...we can chat!

Submitted on: Jan 21, 2002 at 22:41
name is: mark cohen
e-mail address is: mcohen@mc-ep.com
visitor made the following comments: The camp alumni fund plans to fund a scholarship/campership this year. I am seeking your input. Please e-mail with your thoughts regarding what should be the criteria for choosing a recipient and please contact me if you know of a worthy candidate for the scholarship. And of course, if you would like to help contribute to the scholarship fund and help give some child the gift of Camp Day, your support would be appreciated.

Submitted on: Jan 22, 2002 at 14:37
name is: adon deguzman
e-mail address is: guzzie00@yahoo.com
visitor made the following comments: camp is a great place to be at and i really appreciate what sonya and dick do for us at this camp. i cant wait until the summer to go to camp and so all of my friends including my best friend (Big J) Justin Banks.

Submitted on: Jan 27, 2002 at 23:30
name is: Phil Levine
e-mail address is: pmlevine@aol.com
visitor made the following comments: Hope everyone likes the new format of the alumni web page.

Submitted on: Feb 2, 2002 at 01:22
name is: Arthur Halvorsen
e-mail address is: ioachicag0@aol.com
visitor made the following comments: Hey guys i jus started my color war shopping today! can you believe it? I can't wait to go to camp this summer. CIT'ing was a lot of fun and can't wait to be an AC this year::::: does anyone now Lauren Tauben or Kevin Marleys e-mail?.:.:.Thanks! .:.:. Arthur

Submitted on: Feb 2, 2002 at 20:07
name is: matt boren
e-mail address is: finhugh@aol.com
visitor made the following comments: first of all. if anyone knows how to get in touch with adam wolfsdorf, please email me. this website is so important., thank you for creating it. since this site, i have been in touch with some dear old friends. maybe we should make a collective book. like a huge scrapbook. anyone can submit anything they want, photos, essays, poems etc...and then we could compile a book and sell it to everyone involved. just a thought. take care. always, matt boren.

Submitted on: Feb 6, 2002 at 19:53
name is: Claudia
e-mail address is: koolclaude@aol.com or Claudez4682
visitor made the following comments: Hey everyone I can't wait till camp!! YAY!!! FUN!!! I miss you all!!

Submitted on: Feb 6, 2002 at 22:18
name is: Heather
e-mail address is: candy45682@aol.com HeathBarCC01 --my im!~
visitor made the following comments: Hey everyone!~ Camp Day is the place to be this summa!~ woo-hoo! 8 years in the making for me, Michele, and Sarah Goldfarb! *Cabin 25 Goofies 4 LyF* haha! 95 was a great year! Hopefully this year will be as great! Leader corp this year for moi....if you can believe it! Ok everyone im me! HeathBarCC01 if ya didnt get it before! *CC01 4 LyF* I love u all! *R.I.P. Danny*

submitted on: Feb 24, 2002 at 11:37
name: rachael's dad
email address: pmlevine@aol.com
comments: the guestbook for 2002 is once again open

submitted on: Feb 28, 2002 at 21:21
name: Nicole
email address: kmcbrooger@hotmail.com
comments: Hey ppls, i cant ait 4 camp, i miss u soooooo much!! I luv u all and im gald i saw u @ the reunion. Well c u in like 5 months....bye bye

submitted on: Mar 2, 2002 at 15:20
name: Joe Bearak
email address:
comments: 21-22-11-9-16-7-4 Only you would know what that could be.

submitted on: Mar 10, 2002 at 15:58
name: Alan L. Gordon
email address: alangor99@yahoo.com
comments: Frank A. Day, I had some of the best days of my life at Camp Frank A. Day. I met some of the nicest people there. Camp was a special part of my life. Thank U! I am sorry i will not be able to enjoy the reunion with all the old timers. Sincerely, Alan ("Flea") Gordon

submitted on: Mar 11, 2002 at 19:27
name: *Segovia Spelbrink*
email address: cazeyblue684@aol.com
comments: hey! I miss all of you so much! Had the best summer of my lyf! Can't wait till' next summa! But till then, email me!!!

submitted on: Mar 15, 2002 at 14:34
name: Bradd Morse
email address: info@eaglepondlodge.com

submitted on: Mar 21, 2002 at 07:31
name: barry harsip
email address: bsh321@aol.com
comments: i'm looking forward to the reunion should be a lot of fun my goal, have fun,see old friends, not get injured for those of you who have seen the movie BASEKETBALL..for those of us in our late 40's and beyond...it might be a great substitute for basketball!!!!!!!!!! and remember..praise father , son...and johnney most...god rest his soul

submitted on: Mar 21, 2002 at 07:39
name: barry harsip
email address:
comments: how do we get listed as signing up for the reunion i signed up, but am not listed i assume the same for others (i am computer challenged) the more who are listed, the more who will be motivated to show i am doing my best to get old campers. such as my dear friends paul horwitz and ken gould (just to relive that game of the century and the call of the century...which changed people's lives. i have told ken bwo whistle. i personally plan to bring my own mountain bike and kayak (boe..i thought it was bo..all these years...regular bikes for are for the city, in the woods, mountain bikes rule (is that the hip word?)

submitted on: Mar 23, 2002 at 00:26
name: barry harsip
email address: bsh 321@aol.com
comments: re signing up for the reunion , the 21-23 were the dates, i note i listed the 22-24, i'd be somewhat alone on the 24th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted on: Mar 23, 2002 at 14:33
name: Peter Seronick
email address: pseronick@gsodavis.com
comments: A chance meeting with Paul Horwitz in front of a chinese restaurant twenty minutes ago and here I am. I'll be contacting others.

submitted on: Mar 24, 2002 at 22:06
name: Mark Cohen
email address: mcohen@mc-ep.com
comments: The Alumni Reunion Committee is trying to locate as many alumni as poosible who might be interested in attendng the reunion. To that end, I have been goig through my old Daylights, from the 1960s and 1970s, to try to track down the names of alumni. A side benefit of this project has been a great trip down memory land. I am going to post a series of articles that summarizes some of these memories. The first installment will be a history of Camp Day that I first wrote for a 1976 Daylight. I think that you will find it interesting. If any of you would like the full original article, or copies of any Daylights from any year, please contact me and I will be happy to send it to you. And if you have names (and preferably addresses) of old campers and staff that you would like to invite to the reunion, please get me that information

submitted on: Mar 24, 2002 at 22:31
name: Mark Cohen
email address: mcohen@mc-ep.com
comments: Camp Day--The True History--Part I--The camp property was discovered by C.D. Kepner, a leader of the Newton Y. A wealthy Newton man, Frank A. Day, had bequethed money to the Y to fund a camp. Mr. Kepner travelled all over Ne England to find the perfect location (The Kepner family had a long association with the camp, including Bill, a Midget Unit Head in the 1940s and Bob and Steve, campers in the 1970s). The site where camp is located was once home of the Quabog Indian Tribe. The tribe named Lake Quacumquasitt, which means Great White Goose in the Quabog language. The original camp property was purchased from the Bedell family,which owned the farmhouse. Originally, the camp property was 1/3 its present size. The dining hall was built before the camp existed--at various times it was a roller skating rink and dance hall. In the early 1900s, a steambooat brought picknickers to the camp property. In its first summer, there were just six campers. The area around the farmhouse and Midget Field was not purchased until after WWII. The first Camp Director was William McPherson. Clyde Hess became director in 1921 and in his 17 years as Director, the camp began to grow. In 1927 the camp divided into Junior and Senior Units. The Midgets were not established until 1935. In 1928, electricity was brougt in for the first time. In 1931 the dining hall was screened in. The first cabins were built in that same year; before that all campers lived in tents.

submitted on: Mar 25, 2002 at 00:18
name: Mark Cohen
email address: mcohen@mc-ep.co
comments: Camp Day History--Part II--In the 1930s, horseback riding was an important part of the camp program. Sailboats and canoes were added in the late 30s. In 1938, the camp was hit by the Great New England Hurricane. Flooding caused water to rise to the second level of the boathouse and the camp was severely damaged. During this era, the waterfront did not have an H dock, but it did have a slide and high diving board. Crafts was an important part of the program and was located in what is now the "Country Club" building next to the Senior Miller Court. The camp newspaper, called the Daylight even in the 30s, published once a week. For a time in the late 30s, there was a Ranger Division, for boys 16-18. They spent most of their time camping out. In 1940, tuition was $12 per week. The camp song, writen by Edward Campbell to the tune of "Cornell," is the same as it is now. In 1941, CW Johnson, who had been Assistant Director for many years, replaced Hess. Then, in 1945, the Doc Simmons era began. Doc served as Director for the next twenty years. While Doc was Director, camp experienced its greatest growth and was regularly full with 180 campers and a long waiting list. For a while, it was nearly impossible for a new camper to be admitted unless a relative had gone to camp. During much of this period, "Coach" Fisher was the Junior Unit Head and Reggie Smith was the Waterfront Director. He was succeeded by Warren Bechtold. Ed Poskitt and Forbes Keith were unit heads during part of this period and Harry Pickering was the crafts director for 15 years. Vinnie Morotto was the sailing and music head for more than 10 years. Dick McKnight replaced Coach as Junior Unit head, and when he married Sonya, she became the nature instructor. In the late 40s, the Midget and Junior cabins were built in their current locations. For a time, the Junior Unit was divided into Junior A and B, the two groups went to activities seperately. There were no CITs until 1966, but "relief counselors" lived in the Motel and filled in on days off. The plaque race begin in 1947 and except for a brief time in the late 70s has continued to this day. The Director's cottage was built in the late 50s, and the Midget Unit HQs and what is now the Junior Unit HQs (It used to be the home of the Waterfront Dirctor)were built in 1952. In 1961,the Midget bowl, which had been dirt, was paved over. When Doc passed away, Ed Poskitt became Camp Director. Harry Pickering served as Assistant Director in 1968 and 1969. In 1970, the Y decided that its staff should fill the Director's position. In the next decade, Joe White, Vin Goglia, Paul Mercer, Jack Haston and John Donovan would each briefly fill the director's position. During this same period, enrollment plummeted, dropping to as few as 50-60 campers at some points. During this period, Ned Morse (Midget), George Albro (Junior), Harry Blaisdell (Midget and Senior) and myself were some of the longer serving unit heads. In 1979, however, Dick and Sonya became directors, built the camp back up to where it stands today, and the rest, as they say, is history. I was at camp from 1966-1976 and 1979-1981, including three years as Midget Unit Head and a couple as Program Director, so someone else will have to write the rest of the history from 1982 onward.

submitted on: Mar 25, 2002 at 12:16
name: Peter Ettenberg
email address: CrimAttyPLE@aol.com
comments: Unbelieveable! Peter Seronick told me to check out the web site. As Peter said, how can a camp that had outhouses for toilets (ahh, the good ol' days in the "greenie"), now have a web page? Really looking forward to coming back for the reunion in June. What a difference from the 60's.

submitted on: Apr 15, 2002 at 12:31
name: Lisa Flaherty
email address: lkflaherty@aol.com
comments: Great to find this website! I hope to make it to the reunion in June!

submitted on: Apr 21, 2002 at 22:26
name: Marci Shapiro
email address: marciss@hotmail.com
comments: i was so happy to find out about this website from lisa flaherty. she is pretty much the only person i still keep in touch with, but i would love to get back in touch with many, many more alumni. i think of camp often, and have so many fond memories of the most wonderful camp ever, in my opinion ;). i am currently attending simmons school of social work. please email me, and i promise to send you lots of my pictures soon!!!!

submitted on: Apr 21, 2002 at 22:30
name: marci shapiro
email address: marciss@hotmail.com
comments: i forgot to say that i attended camp from 1984ish to 1988ish as a camper and was staff from 1989ish to 1993ish...i have to check my old photos and stuff for exact dates....

submitted on: Apr 22, 2002 at 20:45
name: Krissy
email address: XoXo Krissy 06@aol.com
comments: Hey i miss everyone so much only like umm... 2 mounths till first session i can't wait. well i gutta bounce for now.

submitted on: Apr 27, 2002 at 20:54
name: Netty Reddish
email address: Nettynomad@aol.com
comments: Hello to all you campers out there!!!! This web site is a fabtastic idea! I would love to take a walk down by the lake, or row over to the public beach! But sadly I am 3000 miles away living just outside London! So if you get to go to camp this year will you have one of those Howard Icecreams for me. Take care Camp Day Friends. You are in my thoughts Netty X

submitted on: Apr 29, 2002 at 00:54
name: Gregg Matteosian
email address: geematt@yahoo.com
comments: I cannot wait to see everyone again and would like to ask everyone to sign up as soon as possible so that we can prepare. By the way 'fram, great history of the Camp, although I did not see Booka Bob and his wife listed as Camp waterfront attractions......

submitted on: Apr 29, 2002 at 20:13
name: Warren Bechtold
email address: warren.bechtold@att.net
comments: To all: I remember: I was supposed to be Waterfront Director for one summer, filling in for Roger Bryant, but was there for eleven years. All the fine young men over the years who made the waterfront the best. Thanks to all you guys who taught swimming, canoeing, boating and sailing to so many!! How cold it got in late August! Doc Simmons, our mentor and inspirational leader. And still marvel at Dick McKnight's devotion, love and stick-to-itiveness over so many years!! The tradition of Camp Day lives on beautifully under his devoted leadership. Canoe races, tug-of-wars, 17 laps - Bobbie Suvalle doing them swimming in vertical position the whole way. Buddy up!, Soap baths, crystal clear water, the fireplace, putting in the docks, taking them out, and many other great and pleasant memories. Warren Bechtold former Waterfront Director (late 50's and early 60's)

submitted on: Apr 30, 2002 at 21:39
name: Robin Goodman Thomas
email address: goodman136@aolcom

submitted on: May 7, 2002 at 01:55
name: dave sandler
email address: davidnsandler@aol.com
comments: attended camp in 1958-60 and 1962 with fond memories of short sheets, greenie ghost, getting paddled with an oar, ma and pa kettle movies and a girls camp across the lake.

submitted on: May 7, 2002 at 12:16
name: Adam "Cinder Block" Freed
email address: adamjfreed@hotmail.com
comments: I was just reading over some previous responses in the Guest Book in anticiapation for camp. I said to myself, "Adam you should have posted something a couple years ago." Low and behold I did post something in 2000 (I can't even remember doing it). I am ready for camp...now is just the long wait until it actually starts. I am psyched to be staff, I hope it's not too much work...hehe. See you all in about two months.

submitted on: May 8, 2002 at 23:08
name: barry harsip
email address: bsh321@aol.com

submitted on: May 10, 2002 at 16:14
name: Doug Weisman
email address: doug@videolink.tv
comments: It's been a long time, but one I've never forgotten. Lots of memories from Camp Day.

submitted on: May 11, 2002 at 23:57
name: Stephen G Miller
email address: smiller@ozer.com
comments: Receiving calls to the the Alumni Hotline every day. 781-707-4293 We will be playing the Hotline for all during the re-union weekend. Great way to leave a message and tell us your favorite Camp Day memory ( or Ken Gould bad call) Over the last week we have heard from The Weismans, & Glovsky 's Let's hear from you. See you at the re-union. Thanx to Dick and Sonya, Jeff Goldfarb, Mark Cohen, Mike, Phil Levine and Gregg for helping to put this weekend together. Great job by the Alumni. Get ready to swim your 17 and play some Ball sgm

submitted on: May 12, 2002 at 00:18
name: Stephen G Miller
email address: smiller@ozer.com
comments: ALUMNI HOTLINE VOICE MAIL 781-707-4293

submitted on: May 13, 2002 at 17:52
name: Kate Goncharova
email address: Mocha0822@hotmail.com

submitted on: May 14, 2002 at 10:29
name: Bob Myerson
email address: bobmyerson@attbi.com

submitted on: May 14, 2002 at 19:34
name: Connor Hayes
email address: chaze642@yahoo.com (AIM: The Hazesterr )
comments: Hey everyone. Yea, I missed the reunion..sue me. What's going on? I see some familiar names here I havent talked with anyone for mad long. GImme a shout Adon, Justin etc. I wanna talk to you guys, catch up. It's gonna be cool this summer...and no, we haven't caught the silly string guy but im still hunting :)

submitted on: May 16, 2002 at 16:45
name: Jeffery Lowney
email address: jlowney@houston.rr.com
comments: I attended FA Day in the early '70's. What a greeat experience!! I am glad kids can still experience it!!

submitted on: Jun 2, 2002 at 18:43
name: Kristie
email address: XoXo Krissy06@aol.com
comments: hey every one i miss yu all...only 27 days till camp starts

submitted on: Jun 11, 2002 at 21:44
name: Jack Baynes
email address: JGBaynes@aol.com
comments: Dear Friends from the years 1959- 1963: Sorry that I cannot attend but I did want you to know that I am there in spirit. The Camp Day experience seems to raise positive memories and stories on a very regular basis regardless of where I am. To give a little update on my life -- I moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1995 having had enough of the strenuous life of a collegiate head trainer at Northeastern University in Boston. I had worked there for 24 years, graduated both of my children there and my wife and I decided to sell the snowblower and the lawnmower and move to the desert Southwest. I took a job at Santa Rita High School where I continue to provide daily medical coverage for our student athletes and will stay here until retirement. Things are much more laid back out here and the weather is terrific. Things have gone well for me for which I am very greatful. As I think back on the memories of the Junior Unit I cannot begin a list for it would be to long but highlights would be the groups in cabins 10 and 8A, working with "Coach" and Dick MicKnight, soap baths in the lake, whites on Sunday for the Chapel service with "Doc", trips to Mt. Manadnock and Sturbridge Village (we still use the recipe for the oatmeal cookies I enjoyed there), award nights in the dining hall, ESSC being selected as a team (that was East Stroudsburg State College which was my undergraduate school - I had to battle with the captain about making a small school the winner of a plaque!), husking corn at 6:00AM for Chef Brown and thinking it was an honor to be selected!, Coach's paddle with THIS IS IT! engraved for all perpitrators to see up close and personal and that whack he gave even made my ass sore! And as I mentioned earlier, memories come back regularly -- a friend came down with "pink eye" this week and I shared with her the epidemic we had that one year that was finally traced back to the comic books that traveled cabin to cabin. And the stories could go on and on. That was a special time in my life and I thank you all who were part of it. My best wishes for everyone who can attend, and a special hello to my good friend Dick McKnight. Where would Camp Day be without his thoughtful, dedicated, inspiring leadership? Thanks so much for thinking to invite me and I am sorry that I can't be there in person but know I am surely with you all in spirit. Something about that "Beacon Light" that could bring tears to my eyes. In Friendship, Jack Baynes

submitted on: Jun 12, 2002 at 16:08
name: Tina Topping
email address: topping_tina@hotmail.com
comments: I went to Camp Day in July 1996, I was very home sick so I left after a month and a half but I really did have great fun there. I wish the kids in N. Ireland had something like that to go to.

submitted on: Jun 14, 2002 at 19:59
name: Dave Cholerton
email address: dwcholerton@fsmail.net

submitted on: Jun 21, 2002 at 16:00
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submitted on: Jun 22, 2002 at 17:23
name: Nicole Tennermann
email address: kmcbrooger@hotmail.com
comments: Yeah, I know i sign the questbook way too much but hey, camp frank a day is my life!!! I mean, i just dont get why anyone would never want to come back. ok, i am offically counting down the days till i get to see al my friends. i so cant wait. so i guess we have a lot of new people coming...i hope they have as much fun at camp as i do! well i luv ya all and its only what? 9 days?? see ya there!!!!

submitted on: Jun 23, 2002 at 19:47
name: barry harsip
email address: bsh321@aol.com
comments: the reunion...a wonderful experience..on many levels! whether you were there for a few hours or all week-end. for those of you who couldn't make it, consider it for next year in general............... seeing old..and i do mean old... friends and aquaintences making new friends and aquaintences getting to meet and get to know the staff getting to share our experience at camp with the staff getting to learn their experiences from the staff getting to use the facilities of the camp, the courts, the waterfront, the fields. it was like...well...being at camp getting ideas how the alumni can help improve the facilities (better springs on the beds to start!!!!!!!!!) getting to see how much the camp has changed and how it is the same at its core and in its spirit and the great job dick and sonja have done and... specific memories. joe's snoring bo bringing a radio to listen to the red sox game...so as to conform to tradition...they lost! sobol soap bath videos...a family that soaps together... being able to kayak to lloyd's and ma holmes and not quite to tobins pony being able to still clout the ball and for reminding me not to over-do it so as to injure myself...a constant reminder...which i constantly needed!!!!!!!!!! having ken's (gould) autographed whistle with spittle placed on the firelace in the dining hall replacing a lost plaque...well kind of!!!!!!!!!! harry..eat your heart out when you see it a final thanks to all the staff for being so friendly and putting up with us (especially me?!) we all felt very at home, and it wasn't just being on the camp grounds and best of all i felt wonderful that my daughter , jamie, is going to over-night camp for the first time and it will be at f.a.day and i couldn't feel happier for her given the staff i met. i met many and i am terrible with names, but caitlin,mark meredith,valerie,rachel,claire,ella and all the others made me very happy that my daughter will be sharing the frank a. day experience. phil "mvp" levine playing like bill mazorowski. a salad bar at camp... what would chef brown think? the joy of explaining to young members of the staff and their "deer in headlights" response when we described the greenies and what it was like the night of frank and beans the wonderful looks when you explained that we has no hot water, no flush toilets, showers once a week...and no girls my wonder when they described weekly dances and color war..say wah?! phil silberstein's incredible switch hitting. (the mickey mantle type)..like a fine wine..better with age larry moe curley joe tinkers (to) evers (to) chance stalin, churchill, roosevelt the lennon sisters getting to make the aquaintance of another great trio, the three amigas, tara ( the only pregnant alumni, though some of the belly's on the guys),fiona (a.k.a. title IX) and f..k.a. fifi) and jana

submitted on: Jun 24, 2002 at 20:03
name: Peter Ettenberg
email address: CrimAttyPLE@aol.com
comments: The 2002 Reunion was absolutely the best! It was awesome to see so many faces from so long ago. We all had so many of the same memories of the myriad of experiences we individually had. Over and over I heard people say that their time at camp moulded their core. We were taught so much but we were all too busy playing softball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, crafts, and on and on, to know how much we had learned. The history of the camp was so apparent at the reunion. Rumor has it that Dick McKnight has been associated with the camp,one way or another, for 7 decades. Why does it seem that the placques from my era (60-66) are closer to the porch? I can't believe that canvas is still hanging in the boathouse. The camp certainly has changed in the 40 yrs since I was there, but as people have said here, it's still very much the same. The camp has an international flavor but it's the same kind of kid who comes here now as before. For those of you who weren't able to come back this year, you really should try to come next year. Time stands still. It was a great weekend. We were treated like heads of state. A four star hotel wouldn't have half as many memories. Great job by guys like Mike Sobol, Phil Levine, Steve Miller and others who put it all together, and got the word out. Hopefully word will spread further and there'll be more of us alumni next year. The camp has a wonderful and storied history let's keep it going.

submitted on: Jun 28, 2002 at 21:14
name: Paul Horwitz
email address: taxdayboy@hotmail.com
comments: Once again, Mr. Harsip has made a definitive statement, this time in his recap of last week's alumni reunion. What a great taste of old times (really old!). Unlike last summer's one day tease, those of us who spent one, or in a few hardy cases, two nights got a full dose of nostalgia. The smell of the tent canvas (the absence of the smell of the greenies), the night sounds (other than the snoring), the feeling when we walked onto the Senior ball field -- now Alumni Field (I don't really believe I used to put the ball into the woods in left center, but some of you swear it's true), and being referred to as Pony once again. So much at FAD has changed (much of it clearly for the better) while so much remains the same. In addition to the nostalgia, I was deeply impressed by the staff's obvious love for the old place and the incredible spirit and enthusiasm. Even more impressive is the miracle that Dick and Sonia have wrought, reinventing the camp and elevating it to a level that appears to have exceeded the golden era that the alumni recall from our days. Thank you all so much for your stewardship. This past Wednesday I took my youngest son off to another camp, and could not resist telling him that as much as he loves the place he goes to, he really would have loved FAD. In his 14 year old wisdom, he said that Camp Day was my place and he wanted a special place of his own. He was so right on both counts! Many thanks to the reunion organizing committee and to Steve - The Perpetual Camper - Miller. For all who considered attending the reunion last weekend but did not -- don't make the same mistake next year.

submitted on: Jul 4, 2002 at 10:33
name: Philip Levine
email address: pmlevine@aol.com
comments: What a great time at the June reunion. Who says you can't relive your childhood? A bunch of 40-50 year old men enjoyed themselves tremendously, and have the aches and pains to prove it! We all have changed, but somehow with all the reminiscing, the years we were away from camp disappeared. The looks on "old camper" faces were the same as 40 years ago. Speaking of aches and pains, the "old campers" defeated the current Camp Day staff in a tough fought softball game (that pitted pitcher Rachael Levine vs her old man father at the plate, - better luck next year Rach!). I hope there are some pictures of game action, because the alumni were reported to have made plays in the field that defied their physical age. Timely hitting by Scott (Bernie) Bernstein, Barry Harsip, Steve Miller, Mark Cohen, Paul Horwitz, Greg Matteosian, and the usual patent rocket line drives by Jeff Grossman. Pitching smart for the alumni was Henry Gordon. The rest is history. Thanks Dick and Sonya for a wonderful weekend, and thanks for years of great camp memories. Phil Levine

submitted on: Jul 7, 2002 at 12:44
name: Peter Seronick
email address: pseronick@a-g.com
comments: Sorry for not sending this note for two weeks. For those of you who didn't attend the reunion, if you had a great time attending FA Day as a camper and/or counselor, the reunion will magnify the experience 100 fold. It truly was an amazing experience. To sit and talk to people you haven't seen for upwards of 40 years and not have that uncomfortable "nothing to say" silence not exist is unusual. We all owe Steve Miller, Mike Sobol, Phil Levine and I'm sure others a great deal of thanks for all they've done over the years. Please, if you didn't go this year, or know someone who didn't go, tell him/her to come next year. It is worth every mosquito bite and pulled muscle I have from the weekend. Whoops, gotta go, taps just sounded.

submitted on: Jul 8, 2002 at 08:54
name: Roy Podell
email address: roy.podell@globalodyssseys.com

submitted on: Jul 9, 2002 at 17:44
name: Ellen Dillon
email address: EllenSD@aol.com
comments: So many familiar names!! Excellent web page, brought back sooo many great memories of my awesome 9 years at camp day (1988-1995 and 1998). Thanks for all the excellent memories, keep in touch!! Green is the team!!! :o)

submitted on: Jul 13, 2002 at 11:18
name: Claudia Shapiro
email address: Claudez1431@aol.com
comments: Hey Everyone!! I just got home from camp like an hour ago and I miss everyone so much already!! I wish I was staying for a month!!! :( well just saying hey to all my friends it was a great 2 weeks!! I think everyone has my email but if you don't then it's Claudez1431@aol.com and email me!! My sn is Claudez4682 I love you so much! Camp Day is the best camp ever!

submitted on: Jul 27, 2002 at 17:46
name: Jim Prelack
email address: ejprel@ix.netcom.com
comments: Camper from 1963 to 1968. WOW! I just reviewed all the listings in the several guestbooks, and all kinds of great memories came right back. Great summers at Camp Day. Dick McNight has done a fabulous job running the camp over the years. Congratulations to Dick and his team (including my daughter, Renee.) Camp Day looks as strong as ever. I followed the high tech holy grail to the west coast, and so I don't get back east very often. I certainly miss the opportunity to get back together with old friends from summers past. Best of Luck to all! Jim

submitted on: Aug 2, 2002 at 20:39
name: Lucia and Segovia
email address: cazeyblue684@aol.com
comments: HEY! OMG we love u camp day, especially bestfriend! VIVA LA COUNTRY CLUB! We love u Rachael!!!! Can't wait until nest year! xoxo-us

submitted on: Aug 5, 2002 at 20:00
name: Micki Balder
email address: MissMicker@yahoo.com IM-Moonlight2K1
comments: I was reading what everyone had signed for 2002 and I just had to write something. I can't believe I just finished my last year as a camper! See all the soon to be sophmores next year as staff! Can't wait! T7 '02

submitted on: Aug 8, 2002 at 23:57
name: barry harsip
email address: bsh321@aol.com
comments: my daughter jamie went to f.a.day for the first time...she loved it....and wants to go back for a month next year..nice feeling. when i went to pick her up i bumped into detlov sederow....who taught me a to love a new sport at f.a.day....soccer.... i then played in high school , college,,and after. great to bump into hi!!!!!!!!!!!!! the dining hall named after dick and sonja...quite deserving and terrific.

submitted on: Aug 10, 2002 at 12:51
name: Scott Gamel
email address: sgamel@attbi.com
comments: Camper 1984-85

submitted on: Aug 11, 2002 at 17:34
name: Aram Blankenship
email address: arablank@bellsouth.net

submitted on: Sep 3, 2002 at 15:42
name: Hilary
email address: i think im ghetto@wannabe.com
comments: hey to all my friends at camp, wait i dont have ne, oh well!U think i had a good time at camp? Pshhhhhhh, dont go there girlfriend. MAYBE if "someone" actually talked to me, oh well, maybe next year! Toodles for now, xoxox summerhobi! *HIL*

submitted on: Sep 15, 2002 at 22:08
name: Steven Berardi
email address: elizimp@aol.com
comments: Staying in Sturbridge for a few days, I drove out to camp yesterday. Luckily, Dick and Sonja were there for the weekend, and Mike, whom I met a couple of years ago while visiting. We had a wonderful chat and they told me about this site. On the way back to Sturbridge, I took a nice swim at the Public Beach and then hit Rom's for dinner. (Did their sauce change?) There any many memories and familiar names coming back from the past. Great work on the site and as always, a lot done by Mark Cohen! All the best to everyone, and see you on the shores of Quacumquasit...

submitted on: Sep 23, 2002 at 12:47
name: Ponzo
email address: JPonzo@clarku.edu
comments: First, I would like to appologiuse for the way I left and ot saying good-bye to everyone. I thought and tried to find a way that I could have made it to awards night and say good-bye properly, and get everyone's e-mailing address. But I all hope you all forgive me. I was very dissapointed in the fact i couldn't leave campus and hated the fact I couldn't come back. But I have to thank cabin 22 (anthony, sean, matt, mike, nate, joe, lewis, iilan, jon, dan, brandon, my CIT adam and if i forgot anyone i'm sorry there were too many of you) and the rest of the midgets and staff for a fantastic summer, which was one of the best if not the best summer of my life. I love you all, please keep in touch with me whoever reads this from my campers, and the staff of 2002, I wanna know how everyone's doin.

submitted on: Oct 2, 2002 at 11:15
name: Samantha Hanford
email address: samhanford@hotmail.com
comments: Help! If anyone knows how to get in touch with Ben Dana, Colleen Woods, or Dan Levine -please email me and let me know! Thanks everyone!

submitted on: Oct 5, 2002 at 21:03
name: Liz R.
email address: LR123HPNY@aol.com
comments: Hey guys!! Just thinking of Camp Day AGAIN-I miss you guys so MUCH!! Thanks for the BEST summer of my life. I learned so much this past summer- it was amazing..If you were one of my campers or a part of the staff please contact me!! Can't wait for next summer, only like 10 months to go!! I miss the CRAZY Sr. Unit... I love you all!!

submitted on: Oct 15, 2002 at 20:19
name: Karen Hathaway
email address: K117H@aol.com
comments: I remember all my years at Camp Frank A Day, fishing, sailing,canoeing, surfing on the surf board, learning how to dive, color war, gold rush, camp fires, arts and crafts, sports and the plaque that I hope still remains in the Dining hall with my name on it. Scavenger hunts, dances, walks to the nurse for peppermint home sick pills from who other than...mom the camp nurse Janice Hathaway and the cold brisk mornings at the flagpole. Pajama Breakfasts, the cantine, birch beer and Spree were my fav, Riverside,my camp friends Breyn Benoit, Heather Baker, Courtney Walsh, 2nd Beach, cabin 25 through tent 7A and many more memories of the best summers of my life. Hello to old friends, counselors, mentors. I hope everyone is healthy, happy and well. :)Camp Frank A Day is forever in my heart. Thank you Dick and Sonya for allowing me to learn, grow, gain self esteem and simply have fun ~ Karen Hathaway

submitted on: Oct 15, 2002 at 20:39
name: Nicole Tennermann
email address: kmcbrooger@hotmail.com
comments: I was going through my desk when I found my camp pictures. I just had to come to the site and share some found memories. i mean, i went for 8 weeks this year for the first time...so very ill! i love camp and i just wanted to share with those who remember..some great camp days. of course, the pits-berg pirates and my 2 great captains. my breaking a recond and then sumone else smashing my time. L7..nina i loved the 4 weeks and rachael you're the best! kevin...i still can't believe u chose her...but i still luv ya kate..and carter and penny and cara! all the penthouse memories with the penthouse pets. so bekka, how was riding his motorcycle?? so good?? i know that u waxed his motorcycle too! second seesion was cool too! i miss ya mary, gaby and meradith! ready...blink..7C! nick, mike and yonaton ur guys are the best at guitar. kelsie...SN1 and SN2 forever! nick im really sorry for everthing. Tee, amber, frankie and ray i luv ya all! doug and the rest of T1, you guys rock. mike, one finger here...i still have the pants. richie, ur so not a backstreet boy. connor, aj, jesse, kelsie, michelle and everyone else in drama, i love it. right foot red, it's twister, contracting diseases and fubias! um..i know that i forgot a lot of memories but i mean 2 months is so long that my fingers got tired from typing. i miss you all and i hope you're going to be at the reunion. and i have to make a shout out to my english hun DAVE! i miss you so much and i really want to see you...5 more years. peace out to all of my camp day people, i love you to an extent that you will never be able to understand.

submitted on: Oct 15, 2002 at 21:58
name: karen
email address: k117h@aol.com
comments: I had such a wonderful time reminiscing, I grabbed my camp yearbooks out. Wow... I attended camp from 1983 to 1993 just about 10 years, Is anyone knows how to get in touch with some old friends ... Breyn Benoit,Jessica Ahlers!!! Heather Baker, Courtney Warren, Tanya Bauer, Erin McDonald, Marc Swarz, Oren and caroline Shahar, rebecca Snyder, Maribeth Johnson, Mike Buglio,Dave Newman These individuals are some of my memories, keep in touch through email if you come across this. I hope you are all healthy, happy and well!

submitted on: Oct 21, 2002 at 19:17
name: Megan O.
email address: milo2213@rcn.com
comments: I miss all of my friends at the camp! i hope to see u next year!!!!!!!!! Love ya!!!!

submitted on: Oct 22, 2002 at 21:10
name: Julie" jammy jam" Murray
email address: QueenMoneyMama@aol.com
comments: hey guys ! lets chat soon .miss u all can't wait till next year . Bye :)

submitted on: Oct 24, 2002 at 18:06
name: Marcia Fleischman
email address: marcia_fleischman@hotmail.com
comments: I attended camp from '86 - '88 and had the time of my life. What memories this website brings back. Looking forward to hearing from old friends.

submitted on: Nov 30, 2002 at 11:34
name: l. thompson
email address:
comments: wonderful old camp, great memories, great friends.

submitted on: Dec 13, 2002 at 19:25
name: meredith
email address: Dumbblond206@aol.com
comments: hey all, I was reading the guestbook and it brought back all the great memories! nikki, mary, gaby, 7C was the best! nutmeg and vegemite...how do u aussies eat that stuff? kylie and liz, u were the best counselors a girl could ask for...i saw a UFO on our boat ride! i cant wait for summer '03...see ya in 7 months!

submitted on: Dec 15, 2002 at 22:16
name: ThePosse
email address:
comments: the d-i-s lives on _ \\_ _\\\_ /--\\\\ \\///// \___/

submitted on: Dec 23, 2002 at 10:54
name: Andrew Maylia
email address: andrew.maylia@unn.ac.uk
comments: if anyone from the camp of 1999 reads this then a big hello from me and especially cherie from longisland - sorry if it's spelt wrong.

submitted on: Dec 25, 2002 at 18:13
name: Mike Altshuler
email address: maltshuler@optonline.net
comments: Curiosity lead me to this wonderful web site. I was a camper from 1955-1959. Some of the fondest childhood memories I recall were during those summers at Camp Day. Breaking the Midget unit Broad jump record, and capturing the enemy flag for my team still are moments etched in my mind. I remember Dick Mcnight when he was a counsellor in the midget unit I guess it was 1956. He was a special guy to me, I think I was 9 years old. I noticed my picture amongst the midget unit group from that era. Its amazing that I could recognize and name so many kids in that picture almost 50 yrs. later. Long live Camp Frank A Day. A great part of my life.

submitted on: Dec 27, 2002 at 17:32
name: Princess Of Wales
email address: ginger1988@hotmail.com
comments: Hey!Luv camp day!Cant wait til nxt yr!More fun doin da music shows,but my sis aint comin this time :'( !C ya nxt yr.Still da princess of Wales!cez

submitted on: Dec 27, 2002 at 21:16
name: Karen
email address: K117H@aol.com
comments: Well hello again to all.. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! The Camp history page was very interesting, as well as the pictures. I am still in hope that perhaps some old camp friends will come across this site and drop me a line... CAmp was a huge part of my life.. as were the individuals who I made friends with while there... Breyn, Jessica. Courtney.. Erin MacDonald... Tanya Bauer. you all now who you are... I am happy healthy and well as I hope you all are... take care!