submitted on: July 21, 2011 at 04:07pm
name: Jerry Prell
Fond memories as a camper 62-67 and a waterfront counselor 70-71.
Happy to see the camp continues in the beauty of Western Massachusettes.
Cheers all -
submitted on: August 4, 2011 at 1:35am
name: Craig Lovell
I found out about this site today and it’s brought back so many memories.
There couldn’t have been a better camp than the one we had. I thought it didn’t exist anymore
and it was just a memory passing .
I attended camp from 1958 to 1963. I can remember begging my mom to let me come home.
After I was there for about two weeks I begged her to let me stay for the second semester.
I can still see the staff as I read about them. The competition, the laughs and even getting
“the paddle” from Coach Fisher when I was in the Junior unit. The chanting in the mess hall,
waking up early so I could be the first at the flagpole to raise the flag with Larry Mazor.
Being a little hypochondriac and going to the nurse’s in the morning. The smell of the mosquito repellant
and having to use the greenies (those smells I could do without), the inspections, learning how to swim, sail and canoe.
I even remember when it hailed one day when I was in Cabin 10, playing tetherball in the midget unit.
I was so proud to have my name on a few plaques.When I was a senior I wanted all the blue ribbons and
I was so mad that I couldn’t beat Jeff Diamond. The funniest thing was when we had our Dads there,
I was playing goalie in a soccer game, my Dad dribbled up, kicked the ball and it hit me flush on the face.
We all had to laugh. I could go on and on. Unbelievably I still have all my awards and they look brand new
as if they have been put in a time capsule. They have been along with all the great experiences I had at Camp Frank A. Day.
Even then I felt like one of the luckiest people in the world and I was.
All this time has passed but it’s crystal clear.
Love To You All,