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GALLERY

BUNK SECTION

INTERCAMP MISC. SECTION SECTION

DESERT WAR

COLOR WAR

AVODA SECTION

DEPTS

AVODA SPECIAL ACTIVITIES LEAGUE

ADMIN STAFF PROFILES

ADDRESS SECTION


RONNI SALTZMAN GUTTIN

KEN SHIFMAN

Director

Executive Director

GARY RABINOWITZ

LEON DYER

Assistant Director

CHRIS PHENIX

Program/Athletic Director

Volume 94

THE AVODIAN 2021

ADMINISTRATION

August 2021

Assistant Director & CIT Director

JAY BLUMENFELD

Waterfront Director & Jr. Admin.

MAX WALTZMAN

Athletic Director & Jr. Admin.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Russell Sherman, President • Michael Ross, Vice President Robert Zuker, Treasurer • James Singer, Clerk • Lee Kaiser, Secretary Jonathan Bamel Paul G. Davis Louis Dennis

Ed Klayman Richard Lefkowitz Michael Roth Sam Mirkin

Mitchell Cohen, Trustee Phil Greenspan, Trustee Derek Wade, Trustee

The Official Yearbook of Camp Avoda, Middleboro, MA Printed by: Jenson Print, Taunton, MA

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DEDICATION: KEN SHIFMAN 2

Prior to 2008, Camp Avoda was run by the everlasting Paul G. Davis. Year after year, Mr. Davis worked with the rest of the administration to ensure Avoda reached its fullest potential; however, he never had a true director to work with. When Ken Shifman arrived on the scene, that changed in an instant. Ken and Mr. Davis immediately became a power duo who were able to tackle the biggest issues at camp. Following Mr. Davis’ retirement after the 2015 summer, Ken was ready to immediately fill his shoes as the executive director for Camp Avoda — not an easy feat. Serving as executive director is often a thankless job — handling paperwork, recruiting and making sure camp remains a well-oiled machine. That said, Ken fulfills this role to perfection, and we want to thank him for making Avoda what it is today; that is why the 2021 Avodian is directed to him. Thank you, Ken.


THE AVODIAN 2021 STAFF

SHARON SOCK Avodian Editor

After missing out on last summer and all the memories that could have been made, we knew this year’s Avodian would have to be special. We aim to capture the brotherhood, leadership, spirit, and tradition of camp in these 140 or so pages. Senior Counselors Matt Peljovich, Paul Samberg, Max Scribner, and Ben Jacoby took the helm and steered 14 staffers Jason Karas, Harry

Davidson, Brett Itchkow, Ben “Plotty” Burdetsky, and Ryan Wilkov plus custodian Nathaniel Ilfeld to a successful final product. Yearbook extraordinaire Sharon Sock put it all together to make the finished piece. We present to you: the 2021 Avodian!

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CAMP AVODA BUNK STAFF 2021 BUNK 5A

Max Kleinmann Eli Blumenstein

BUNK 5B

BUNK 1

Jason Stelman (First Month) Zack Goodgame (First Month) Sawyer Busny Adam Alter (Second Month)

BUNK 2

Nate Goldberg Joey Raymond Adam Alter (First Month)

BUNK 3

Matt Peljovich Jacob Winn Alex Marks (First Month) Max Singer

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Zack Volinksy Asher Kranowitz

BUNK 6A

Ben Jacoby Caden Puccio

BUNK 6B

Eli Kleinman Max Scribner (First Month) Zack Goodgame (Second Month)

BUNK 7

Ben Williams (Second Month) Artie Schleifer (Second Month)

BUNK 8

Sebastian Vidal Ty Freedman Ben Williams (First Month) Alex Marks (Second Month)

BUNK 9

Ben Schreiber Owen Sherman Artie Schleifer (First Month)

BUNK 10

Simon Bazelon Alex Shifman Adin Silva (First Month)

BUNK 12

Nate Achildiyev Ethan Shifman Danny Blumenstein Paul Samberg

BUNK 14

Jay Blumenfeld Max Waltzman Leon Dyer


AVODA PROUD!

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TROPHY WINNERS

ALL AROUND CAMPER DREW BUSNY

ALL AROUND CAMPER BENNETT SAMBERG

LEADERSHIP JASON KARAS

ALL AROUND FRESHMAN MILES HURWITZ

ALL AROUND SOPHOMORE DAVID HICKS

ALL AROUND JUNIOR JONAH BRAMSON

ALL AROUND SENIOR NATHANIEL ILFELD

ALL AROUND SENIOR RYAN WILKOV

PGD ALL AROUND AVODIAN BRETT ITCHKOW ALL AROUND SENIOR COLE BUSNY

ALL AROUND ATHLETE NOAH GOLDSTEIN 6

TROPHY WINNERS

SPIRIT AWARD SAM MACGILPIN

SPORTSMANSHIP MATTHEW FRIEDMAN


TROPHY WINNERS

ARCHERY ZACK LIEBMAN

ARCHIVES GABRIEL KURLAND

ARTS & CRAFTS BRETT ITCHKOW

AVODIAN BRETT ITCHKOW

BASKETBALL GABY GOLDBERG

BIKING MILES HURWITZ

CANOEING THEO KLEINMANN

CANOEING BEN ISAACSON

FISHING ZACH GESSMAN

FITNESS JACK WEXLER

FLAGRUSH BEN BURDETSKY

FOOTBALL GABY GOLDBERG

FRISBEES ERIC HERNANDEZ

LAWN GAMES GRIFFIN BLOOMSTEIN

LIFEGUARDING MAX JACOBY

PHOTO BENNETT SAMBERG

PING PONG ELI GORDON

ROPES ASHER HARWITZ

SAILING MATTHEW FRIEDMAN

SERVICES ASHER HARWITZ

SOCCER HARRY DAVIDSON

SOFTBALL MATTHEW FRIEDMAN

HOCKEY ALEX LEIBMAN

SWIMMING MAX JACOBY

TENNIS BENNETT SAMBERG

VOLLEYBALL SAM PELJOVICH

WILDERNESS DAVID HICKS

WOODWORKING SAM KAPLAN

WATERSKIING WEIGHTS MATTHEW FRIEDMAN NATHANIEL ILFELD

TROPHY WINNERS

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ROOKIE DAY!

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THE GALLERY

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GALLERY


GALLERY

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GALLERY


GALLERY

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GALLERY

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GALLERY

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GALLERY


BUNK SECTION

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BUNK 1

FRESHMEN

STAFF: Sawyer Busny Jason Stelman (1st month)

Zach Goodgame (1st month)

Adam Alter (2nd month)

Max Kimball, Zach Goodgame, Sawyer Busny, Jason Stelman, Jesse Wexler Jeffrey Block, Cameron Sinay, Ethan Musheyev, Theo Monakhov, Brayden Devaney, Saadiah Goldberg Jeremy Levy, Sam Starr, Fletcher Kimball, Tyler Mann, Noah Mirucki, Mitchell Feldman

BUNK 1 DOT DOT: Frogs….woody the wood….mayonnaise and ketchup….Red Sox….5th period woodworking ….be quiet….towel in bed….bull moose….ding dong

BUNK 1 - 2ND MONTH Dylan Demeo, Adam Alter, Sawyer Busny, Dylan Agulnek Elias Krauss, Micah Schechner, Tristen Abrams, Ariel Makhnovky, Mitchell Feldman

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BUNK SECTION


FRESHMEN

BUNK 2 STAFF: Joey Raymond Nate Goldberg Adam Alter (1st month)

BUNK 2 DOT DOT: ….Bobansky ….Georgy !!!!! ….Sage! ....Georgy lost lights ….Jacob & Georgy where are you?

BUNK 2 - 2ND MONTH

Max Shabashov, Joey Raymond, Nate Goldberg, Adam Alter Ben Fernandes, JR Gilberg, Jacob Gilberg, Sam Peters, Miles Hurwitz, Spencer Oransky, Sage Goldstein, Danny Mooney, Gideon Chaleff, Georgy Papanov

Leo Brodsky, J.R. Gilberg, Joey Raymond, Nate Goldberg, Max Shabashov, Spencer Oransky, Sam Hirsch, Thomas Muro, Tomer Hollander, Miles Hurwitz, Georgy Papanov, Jacob Gilberg, Sam Peters

BUNK SECTION

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SOPHOMORES

BUNK 3 STAFF: Jacob Winn Max Singer Matt Peljovich Alex Marks (1st month)

BUNK 3 Dot Dots ….close the door….stop moaning ….pelotron….ginger….soccer boy ….lost my sandbag ….wear underwear….Cam’s balloon ….the viking….Maximus vocal cords

Jacob Winn, Alex Marks, Max Singer, Matt Peljovich Ethan Mielta, Asher Harwitz, Bennett Kalish, Hilel Goldberg Anton Khylstov, Julian Feldman, Sam McGuire, Avner Israeli, Eitan Phillips

BUNK 3 - 2ND MONTH Avi Schechner, Matt Peljovich, Jacob Winn, Max Singer, Bennett Kalish, Hillel Goldberg, Charlie English, Sam Leviton, Eli Turgel, Asher Harwitz, Julian Feldman, Gabby Borokhov, Sam McGuire

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BUNK SECTION


BUNK SECTION

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SOPHOMORES

BUNK 5A STAFF: Max Kleinmann Eli Blumenstein BUNK 5A Dot Dots..... ….D wall james ….A taller opponent, no no no ….Super D must grow ….Jamie likes cheese ….I FOUND IT ….Jake you lost lights

Max Kleinmann, David Hicks, David Levy, Eli Blumenstein Jamie Schutzbank, Josh Levy, Jake Paltrowitz, Zach Enners, Alan Jaffe

BUNK 5A - 2ND MONTH

David Hicks, Eli Blumenstein, Max Kleinmann, Drew MacGilpin Sam Epstein, Jamie Shutzbank, Eric McCormick, Jake Paltrowitz, Ben Sherman

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BUNK SECTION


SOPHOMORES

BUNK 5B STAFF: Zack Volinsky Asher Kranowitz

Asher Kranowitz, Zach Volinsky, Sam Rochwerger, Ben Gyimah, Nathaniel McEvoy, Robert Beader, Josh Perlman Ben Lauber, Michael Gladstone

BUNK SECTION

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JUNIORS

BUNK 6A STAFF: Ben Jacoby Caden Puccio

BUNK 6A Dot Dots..... ….Ava vs Jackie ….the holy hammer ….whaddup Beast ….daily dose ….¿Dónde está Caden? ....don’t eff your brother ….STQ….lather ….function...Moe

BUNK 6A - 2ND MONTH

Caden Puccio, David Satloff, Leo Steindecker, Evan Stern, Ben Jacoby Zach Musheyev, Tyler Goldberg, Alex Liebman, Jordan Hass, Jonny Peters, Nathan Zalvan

Jonny Peters, Evan Stern, Caden Puccio, Ben Jacoby, Zack Liebman, Jordan Hass Zach Demeo, Nate Zalvan, Tyler Goldberg, David Satloff, Leo Steindecker

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BUNK SECTION


JUNIORS

BUNK 6B STAFF: Eli Kleinman Max Scribner (1st month)

Zack Goodgame (2nd month)

BUNK 6B - 2ND MONTH

Eli Kleinmann, Jeremy Turgel, Eli Gordon, Tyler Hesser, Max Scribner Skylar Levin, Charles Krumholz, Marcus Levin, Adam Mann, Jonah Bornstein, Liam Levy, Josh McGuire

BUNK 6B DOT DOT: ….off my bed ….can’t swing….pop out ...flipped...8 in shoulders ….function….plungers

Josh McGuire, Jeremy Turgel, Eli Kleinmann, Zack Goodgame, Lucas Newton, Tyler Newton Thomas Cushing, Danny Karas, Logan Layish, Ben Beader, Jonah Bornstein

BUNK SECTION

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JUNIORS

BUNK 7

Ben Powers, Ben Williams, Arty Schleifer, Eli Gordon, Nadav Hollander Troy Leibovici, Charlie Muller, Oliver Charlton, Andrew Nellis, Ezra Ardizzone, Eli Altman

STAFF: Ben Williams (2nd month) Artie Schleifer (2nd month)

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BUNK SECTION

BUNK 7 Dot Dots..... S….spiffay….That’s so….CHRLIE MULLA….J-remy


JUNIORS

BUNK 8

BUNK 10 DOT DOT: ….firetruck….Hangover credits….ketchup on a spoon...two bugs….YOU’RE TRASH….shoulders for the water….WHY DID YOU DO THAT….Baywatch….Gabe Theory….F.N.A.G.

BUNK 8 - 2ND MONTH

Sebastian Vidal Ben Williams Tyler Freedman Eric Callum Gabe Kurland David Grebenyuk Alexander Farber Andrew Austrager Robert Abramovich Zachary Gessman

STAFF: Sebastian Vidal Tyler Freedman Ben Williams (1st month) Alex Marks (2nd month)

Gabe Kurland, Alex Marks, Sebastian Vidal, Tyler Freedman, Max Zito Charlie Muro, Andrew Austrager, D.J. Vetstein, Elias Troderman, Sam Matloff, Dmitry Taradai

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JUNIORS

BUNK 9 STAFF: Ben Schreiber Owen Sherman Artie Schleifer (2nd month)

BUNK 9 Dot Dots ….Soccer guy….Ortiz ….he made the seasoning ….ric….space cadets ….taste the rainbow ….rickyyyyy….b new ….Gaaaaaabe

Mason Margolis, Artie Schleifer, Owen Sherman, Ben Schreiber, Eric Friedman Samuel Kaplan, Ryan Jacoby, Jonah Bramson, Jonathan Rubin, Jack Wexler

BUNK 9 - 2ND MONTH

Jonathan Rubin, Eric Friedman, Owen Sherman, Ben Schreiber, Mason Margolis Sam Kaplan, Ryan Jacoby, Adam Levy, Jonathan Rubin, Ben Newton

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BUNK SECTION


JUNIORS

BUNK 10 STAFF: Simon Bazelon Alex Shifman Adin Silva (1st month)

Adin Silva, Simon Bazelon, Alex Shifman Nathan Shabashov, Noah Coleman, Aaron Wachob, Isaac Orchowski, Henry Schutzbank, Zach Gruber

BUNK 10 - 2ND MONTH

BUNK 10 DOT DOT: ….Radio….7:30 bedtime….baby powder ….it’s 10:30 time to complain….biting ….sweating during bunk cleanup ….Lil Chopski….cheese slap

Isaak Orchowski, Simon Bazelon, Alex Shifman, Henry Schutzbank Jason Hecht, Cy Greenblatt, Nathan Shabashov, Matthew Cipriano, Zack Gessman, Avi Rochwerger

BUNK SECTION

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SENIORS

BUNK 12 STAFF: Nate Achildiyev Ethan Shifman Danny Blumenstein Paul Samberg

BUNK 12 Dot Dots..... ….leg day….bunk fourteen clap….deadman float on a boat….horse 5….this is why….SOTD….Friend on a bike….early wake up Ethan Shifman, Paul Samberg, Danny Bloomenstein, Nate Achildiyev Alex Liebman, Adin Eisler, Ben Isaacson, Sam Peljovich, Danel Rosman David Borokhov, Benny Hasenberg, Gaby Goldberg, Sam Gornstein, Avery Kalish, Theo Kleinmann,

BUNK 12 - 2ND MONTH Ben Isaacson, Max Veksler, Avery Kalish, Sam Peljovich, David Binyaminov, Theo Kleinmann, Jacob Demeo, Nate Achildiyev, Ethan Shifman, Danny Blumenstein, Paul Samberg, Adin Eisler, Matt Brayer, Uri Musheyev, Alex Liebman, Ethan Hass, Gaby Goldber, Tyler DeRosa, Sam Gornstein, Benny Hasenberg

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BUNK SECTION


BUNK 14

BUNK 14 - 1ST MONTH Jay Blumenfeld, Leon Dyer, Ryan Wilkov, Max Jacoby, Harry Davidson, Cole Busny, Nathaniel Ilfeld, Max Waltzman, Josh Isaacson, Josh Lewis, Brett Itchkow, Jason Karas, Matthew Friedman, Sam MacGilpin, Drew Busny Bennett Samberg, Eddie Browne, Max Leavitt, Sammy Schreiber, Ben Burdetsky, Eric Hernandez, Griffin Bloomstein

SENIORS

STAFF: Jay Blumenfeld, Max Waltzman, Leon Dyer

BUNK 14 2ND MONTH Ryan Wilkov, Max Jacoby, Harry Davidson, Cole Busny, Nathaniel Ilfeld, Josh Isaacson, Josh Lewis, Brett Itchkow, Jason Karas, Matthew Friedman, Sam MacGilpin, Drew Busny, Bennett Samberg, Max Leavitt, Sammy Schreiber, Ben Burdetsky, Eric Hernandez, Griffin Bloomstein, Noah Goldstein, Noah Kranowitz, Jonah Venditto, Jake Kaufman, Zachary Hyman, Isaac Kreisler, Ben Wertheim

BUNK SECTION

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BUNK 14 OVERNIGHT The 14ers woke up early on a

self-rescue, they swiftly returned

Alzheimer’s fundraiser. With the

Thursday morning eager to get

to their positions in the rafts. After

Tractor Show in the past, they hit

their overnight started. They ate

multiple hours on the rapids, the

the road. Many hours later, the bus

a delicious camp breakfast and

14ers returned to Moxie where they

pulled into a movie theater for a

loaded up the bus. The eight hour

were met with a sumptuous meal

matinee showing of Black Widow.

trip included stops for lunch, a

of grilled chicken and steak. The

Then, the overnight wrapped up

much needed Target run, and many

bunk rested during the afternoon

with a great dinner at Buffalo Wild

bathroom breaks. After the long

and had a great dinner out at a local

Wings, and Bunk 14 returned to

drive, the campers arrived at their

restaurant. At night, the campers

camp with great memories of a

final destination, Camp Moxie in

were met with an amazing firework

fantastic trip.

Maine. Despite the rainy weather,

display over the lake. The next

the counselors cooked up an

day, Bunk 14 packed their bags

incredible outdoor barbeque. The

and got ready for the long ride

following morning, Bunk 14 woke

home. They stopped at an amazing

up and got ready to go white water

diner in Maine for lunch and were

rafting. The campers split into 3

served the biggest pancakes on

groups and hit the water. The rapids

the East Coast. Leon was unable

were exhilarating, with 14ers Max

to finish his full meal, making him

Leavitt and Max Jacoby both falling

that night’s biggest loser. Once the

into the water. Quick to use the

meal was over, a select few went to

newly taught technique, aggressive

the Maine Antique Tractor Club’s

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BUNK SECTION


BUNK 14 in 15 YEARS Griffin Bloomstein: Fighting a crippling gambling addiction Eddie Browne: Not wearing a shirt Ben Burdetsky: Running a volleyball program during rest Cole Busny: In Sawyer’s shadow Drew Busny: Whale watching with Sarah Harry Davidson: Running the parade Matt Friedman: In the wilderness Noah Goldstein: Center mid for Chelsea F.C. Eric Hernandez: Carrying on Pablo’s legacy Zac Hyman: Taking shots from Uncle Nathaniel Ilfeld: Sleeping in shoes Josh Isaacson: Stalking Instagram Brett Itchkow: Teaching Matt how to use Snapchat Max Jacoby: Still talking about his Avoda prime Jason Karas: Graduating high school Jake Kaufman: Returning from the Gazebo Noah Kranowitz: Being mobile Isaac Kreisler: Celebrating his 10th day at Avoda Max Leavitt: Working with Tad at Papa Ginos Josh Lewis: Making his wish Sam MacGilpin: Still waiting for Jake and Noah Bennett Samberg: Sleazy old waitress at a Norweigan diner Sammy Schreiber: Bandaging a cut lip Jonah Venditto: Still trying out for Senior Hoops Ryan Wilkov: Another Wilkov Avoda Rabbi Max Waltzman: Still losing with Cole Jay Blumenfeld: Visiting Gabby at Moxie Leon Dyer: Still Driving Rita BUNK SECTION

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BUNK 14 THEN & NOW THEN - FIRST YEAR AT AVODA PHOTO | NOW - 2021 SUMMER PHOTO

Ben Burdetsky

Ben Wertheim

Bennett Samberg

Brett Itchkow

Cole Busny

Drew Busny

Eddie Browne

Eric Hernandez

Griffin Bloomstein

Isaac Kreisler

Harry Davidson

STAFF THEN - FIRST YEAR AT AVODA PHOTO | NOW - 2021 SUMMER PHOTO

Jay Blumenfeld

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BUNK SECTION

Max Waltzman

Leon Dyer


BUNK 14 THEN & NOW THEN - FIRST YEAR AT AVODA PHOTO | NOW - 2021 SUMMER PHOTO

Jake Kaufman

Jason Karas

Jonah Venditto

Josh Isaacson

Josh Lewis

Matthew Friedman

Max Jacoby

Max Leavitt

Nathaniel Ilfeld

Noah Goldstein

Noah Kranowitz

Ryan Wilkov

Sam MacGilpin

Sammy Schreiber

Zac Hyman

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BUNK 14

BUNK 14 DOT DOTS….

Rita….Uncle Roy….being mobile…. pabst blue ribbon….1&2….bust….Daddy Waltzman….renovating the gazebo…. The Parade….do you know how much that hurts….barely down….Liam….green balls…. Avoda Hockey

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BUNK SECTION


CIT’s

STAFF: Leon Dyer Cameron Delaney Ron Edry Noah Gornstein Andrew Janowski Jeremy Rossin Jacob Smith Adam Tercatin Charlie Zuker

BUNK SECTION

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CIT’s

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BUNK SECTION


AVODA SECTION

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C AMP AVODA

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AVODA SECTION


2 0 21

AVODA SECTION

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5 YEAR CLUB

10 YEAR CLUB

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AVODA SECTION


BUNK 1 ALUMNI

BUNK 14 ALUMNI

AVODA SECTION

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BAR MITZVAH

2ND MONTH CAMPERS

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AVODA SECTION


DEPARTMENTS SECTION

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ATHLETICS STAFF: Ethan Shifman, Nate Achildyev, Jacob Winn, Paul Sandberg, Ben Jacoby, Danny Blumenstein, Ben Williams, Owen Sherman, Max Waltzman, Simon Bazelon, Artie Schleifer, Sawyer Busny

Chris Phenix ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

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DEPARTMENT SECTION


WATERFRONT

STAFF: Caden Puccio, Max Kleinmann, Matt Peljovich, Nate Achildyev, Joey Raymond, Ethan Shifman, Alex Shifman, Max Singer, Eli Blumenstein, Sawyer Busny, Ben Schreiber, Jay Blumenfeld, Reese Sock, Ben Jacoby, Ben Williams, Paul Sandberg, Jacob Winn, Alex Marks

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ROPES

STAFF: Eli Blumenstein, Zack Goodgame, Paul Sandberg, Sawyer Busny, Alex Shifman, Nate Achildyev, Ethan Shifman, Matt Peljovich, Joey Raymond, Ben Jacoby, Jacob Winn

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DEPARTMENT SECTION


ARTS

STAFF: Derek Skapars, Liza Dennis, Abe Klein

DEPARTMENT SECTION

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SHABBAT SERVICES

STAFF: Joey Raymond, Adam Alter, Sawyer Busny

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DEPARTMENT SECTION


INFIRMARY

STAFF: Courtney Kozlowski Jose Montanez Roberta Shaw Anne Welton

DEPARTMENT SECTION

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KITCHEN & OFFICE STAFF

KITCHEN STAFF: Daniel Cantoral Venegas, Isaac Espinoza Perez, Sabastian Granados Ramirez, Fernando Jimenez Santos, Rolando Justo Jimenez, Miguel Marquez Campos, J aun Martinez, Eliel Rodrigo Alonso

OFFICE: Gabi Silvia, Lyn Sullivan

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DEPARTMENT SECTION


INTERCAMP SECTION

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JUNIOR HOOPS

SENIOR HOOPS

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INTERCAMP SECTION


SENIOR SOCCER

TENNIS TEAM

INTERCAMP SECTION

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SENIOR HOCKEY

OLYMPICS

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INTERCAMP SECTION


MISCELLANEOUS SECTION

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AVODA POLL

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AVODA SECTION


AVODA POLL

AVODA SECTION

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AVODA BROTHERS

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AVODA SECTION


AVODA LOOK ALIKES

ANDREW AUSTRAGER

BEN BURDETSKY

BEN JACOBY

ROB BEADER

SAADIAH GOLDBERG

TYLER NEWTON

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BY THE NUMBERS Number of Masks Taken:

Number of COVID Tests:

1,283,496 3

150

Number of Masks Worn at Window:

Number of Laundry Bags Lost:

Number of Hammocks:

6

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Number of Plastic Water Bottles Saved

23,879 Number of Seconds Bunk 14 Bonfire lasted:

43

192

64

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Number of Pucks Lost

Number of Miles Put on Rita

8075

15,000

121

Number of Normal Days:

Number of Working Boats:

578

Number of Bunkos Hit by Owen Sherman:

Number of Rainy Day Schedules:

0!

Number of Units taken by Alex Shiffman:

Number of Angry Pages:

1

Number of Campers this Summer

Number Cases of COVID:

Number of Pizzas Burnt

359

Number of Neutrogena Sunscreen Bottles Confiscated:

18

Number of Flags Thrown During Desert War:

Number of Flags Caught During Desert War:

17

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ONLY AT AVODA

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NICKNAME MATCHING Draw a line to connect the nickname to its owner

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Plotty

Gary Rabinowitz

Itchy

Jason Stelman

Seabass

Ethan Musheyev

Little Mush

Zach Gessman

Jeremoo

Ben Burdetsky

Chad

Jeremy Rosin

Ox

Benjamin Rjavinski

McChicken

Leon Dyer

Dawoose

Matt Friedman

Poopy

David Satloff

Bagels

Nathaniel Ilfeld

Shazam

Ben Jacoby

The Camper

Josh McGuire

Mr. Clean

Zack Goodgame

Jlew

Eli Gordon

Kid AI

Sebastian Vidal

Roy

Adin Eisler

Mike Wazowski

Bennett Samberg

Goldenboy

Sam MacGilpin

Mishpocha

Andrew Janowski

G Funk

David Grebenyuk

Ted Striker

Josh Lewis

Beast

Max Leavitt

Hoss

Eddie Browne

Stelly

Eric Hernandez

Benito

Andrew Austrager

Downtown

Brett Itchkow

Cringegame

Eric Friedman

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AVODA SNIGLETS n. an entry that isn’t in the dictionary, but should be BEANESIA

n. Forgetting one’s beanie is on their head

BOILING SUIT

n. An item that has been out on the lines for a week and is still wet

FEARFACTOPHOBIA

n. The existential fear that someday, some time in the future, you will be one of the JC’s that has to hold the pitchers

GARLAUNTER

v. To walk to the tray, realize you’ll kill it if you take any food, and decide its not worth it and walk away empty-handed

HAMOTZITIS

n. The acute leg strength loss condition occurring before the motzi every meal

SHABBADLIB

n. The unintelligible mumbling occurring when a prayer doesn’t have a transliteration

SIRVEL

adj. The brownish color socks and other clean white clothing items assume after a perfectly normal Avoda day

YEE-SAW

v. To push down on the handle of the seesaw when launched in order to get maximum air time


AVODA

LETTER FROM CAMP! Dear Mom and Dad, The day at Avoda started with a(n) _________________wake-up at _______ AM, and a number

adjective

breakfast of_____________ and _____________. Then came _____________ clean-up, food

noun

food

and we _____________ the bunk. In the morning I had _____________ where I played past tense verb

period

_____________, then swim, and then _____________. During lunch we ate _____________, period

sport

food

and got a better _____________ score than _____________. I took a ___________during noun

noun

bunk

rest period, and tried out for senior _____________ during _____________-_____________ noun

sport

noun

period. I had _____________ 4th, and _____________ 5th. Then, during league, I played period

sport

the ________________ in _____________ and _____________. After _____________ for league team

sport

past tense verb

food

dinner, we _____________ and watched late _____________ with _____________ and past tense verb

noun

counselor

_____________ for the evening activity. _____________ spun the _____________of Avoda counselor

camper

noun

and won _____________ for their bunk. After that we went back to _____________ and food

bunk

went to _____________. verb

AVODA SECTION

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CROSSWORD

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AVODA SECTION


SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

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OPENING DAY

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES


4TH OF JULY

The Fourth of July is an annual holiday celebrated by Americans nationally. As campers at Avoda can’t make it out to the fireworks over the Charles, we bring the celebration to camp. After daily practices like breakfast and bunk clean-up, the festivities began when campers faced-off against the evil counselor gladiators in various competitions. Next, it was time for the classic American hotdog eating contest. While it was a tough competition between the likes of Brett Litner, Will Cooper, and Jake Romanow, it was ultimately one of our very own Kitchen Boys, Jonathan, that took the win. Now that everyone’s stomachs were full, the mud wrestling began. With various match-ups, such as our director Ken “AAA” Shiffman versus all of Bunk 1, it was a sight to behold. After some showers and a barbeque lunch, it was time for the annual carnival.

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FLAGRUSH

After a two year hiatus, campers and counselors alike were ecstatic to hit the field for Avoda’s main event, flagrush. At the end of dinner, teams and captains were announced: Drew and Cole Busny for the white team versus Matthew Friedman and Jason Karas for blue. Flagrush started off with a freshman-sophomore quarter, featuring scores from both David Hicks and Hillel Goldberg. After an intense battle between the younger campers, the quarter ended with Blue in the lead. The whole camp then stepped on the field ready to play. Captain Friedman was quick to score with his flag coming in at the four minute mark. White quickly retaliated with a Sam MacGilpin throw to Max Leavitt at the line. After halftime and a much needed water break, the teams were anxious to get back on the field. White dominated the third quarter with incredible defense from Ben Burdetsky, however the defense came too little too late, and in the end, blue rushed to second base, chanting “We’re number one!” to celebrate their win.

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ZOOBALL

As per tradition, the evening activity on the second night of camp was the other popular Avoda sport: zooball. The teams were read along with the four captains: Harry Davidson and Max Jacoby for blue against Sam MacGilpin and Sammy Schreiber for white. Throughout the first half of the game, blue assumed the upper hand lead by Captain Davidson and Jonny Peters goals. At the half, blue extended their lead with Avner Israeli’s penalty goal. After the half, the white team decided to focus on defense, moving some of their offenders to defense. While Jason Karas provided a small spark for the white team, blue remained the powerhouse throughout the second half. Cole Busny and Harry Davidson took many shots on net, trying to score on white’s goalies, Sam Peljovich and Nathaniel Ilfeld. After Jason Karas missed the final penalty shot for white, blue ran to second base to celebrate, screaming “We’re number one!”

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AVODA TOURNEY

The announcement after breakfast of Avoda Tourney Day was met with cheers and then silence…well, Avoda-style silence as campers and staff waited to hear how the day would work. While there were no visiting alumni or camps, we had a pretty full day of competition on our own! The Junior Hoops team played the CIT’s. It was close for a while before the CIT’s pulled away. Ben Beader, Evan Stern, and David Satloff hit several 3-pointers and Lucas Newton was an all-star! After that game, the Senior Soccer team played the staff. Staff won 5-0. Matthew Brayer, DJ Vetstein, Jason Karas, Uri Musheyev led the way for Team Avoda. Then, Senior hoops beat the staff! Zack Hyman and Ron Edry scored 3-pointers and controlled the staff. The staff cut it to a 6 point lead, but ran out of time as the campers won.

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BUBBA DAY

One day a year, Avoda takes their time to honor the memory of Adam “Bubba” Miller, a former assistant director, program director, color war general, and Avoda legend. The day started with some reflecting on his legacy from the older campers and staff during services. After that, Gabe Kurland won a hot dog eating contest and the whole camp enjoyed personal pizzas. In the afternoon campers enjoyed cooking with Jill, a general swim at the waterfront, and had fun on some inflatables on the field. Then the Sarah Blacker Band came and performed some of Bubba’s favorite songs live from the Rec Hall porch, and the camp enjoyed some catering dinner from Chipotle and Chick-Fil-A.

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BATTLE OF THE SUPER TEAMS

Winner: White Unit - Gen. Jason Stelman, 1st LT. Arty Shleifer, Capt. Adin Eisler Blue Bombshells - Gen. Jacob Winn, 1st LT. Ty Friedman, Capt. Benny Hasenberg Red Curtain - Gen. Nate Goldberg, 1st LT. Max Singer, Capt. Ben Isaacson Golden Orchid - Gen. Caden Puccio, 1st LT. Alex Shifman, Capt. Gaby Goldberg

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MVP: ALAN JAFFE

MVP: DAVID HICKS

MVP: JAKE PALTROWITZ

X-MEN

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

ETERNALS

AVENGERS

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PIGS IN A BLANKET

JALAPEÑO POPPERS

FRIED PICKLES

CHEESY NACHOS

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE LEAGUE

MVP: DAVID HICKS

MVP: ASHER HARWITZ

MVP: DREW MACGILPIN

MVP: BEN GYIMAH AVODA LEAGUE

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BAKED RUFFLES

JUNIOR/SENIOR LEAGUE

BOSTON CREAMPIES

MVP: HARRY DAVIDSON

MVP: SAMMY SCHREIBER

COSMIC BROWNIES

BOOM CHICK A POP

MVP: NATHANIEL ILFELD

MVP: COLE BUSNY

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MVP: BEN BURDETSKY

MVP: SAM MACGILPIN

PIRATES BOOTY

NATURE VALLEY BARS

FLAMIN HOT CHEETOS

JUNIOR/SENIOR LEAGUE

TOSTITOS SCOOPS

MVP: JASON KARAS

MVP: DREW BUSNY AVODA LEAGUE

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FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

CHEESY NACHOS

MVP: DAVID HICKS

MVP: BENNETT KALISH

Players: David Hicks, Bennett Kalish, Eli Turgel, Sammy Rochwerger, Max Shabashov, Micah Schechner, Elias Krauss, Mitchell Feldman, Sam Leviton, Dylan Agulnek Coaches: Charlie Zuker, Cam Delaney

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MVP: MAX JACOBY Players: Eric Friedman, Max Jacoby, Jason Karas, Josh McGuire, Zachary Musheyev, Isaak Orchowski, Jonathan Rubin, Max Veksler, Thomas Cushing, Ethan Hass, Dmitiry Taradai, Ben Wertheim Coach: Jay Blumenfeld


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E U BL M O O D

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BLUE DOOM

DESERT WAR GENERAL Paul Samberg 1ST LIEUTENANT: Ethan Shifman 2ND LIEUTENANT: Nate Goldberg 3RD LIEUTENANT: Sawyer Busny 4TH LIEUTENANT: Adam Alter AIDE: Ron Edry AIDE: Noah Gornstein CAPTAINS: Cole Busny Matt Friedman

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1ST LIEUTENANT: Danny Blumenstein 2ND LIEUTENANT: Caden Puccio 3RD LIEUTENANT: Jason Stelman 4TH LIEUTENANT: Alex Shifman

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GENERAL Nate Achildiyev

AIDE: Charlie Zuker AIDE: Andrew Janowski CAPTAINS: Jason Karas Ben Burdetsky

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DESERT WAR

As the first month began wrapping up, campers were anticipating Desert War more and more each day. Unfortunately, the camp learned that Bunk 14 campers were going to be placed into quarantine due to a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the bunk. As a result, Ken had to explain the procedures that would need to take place to the whole camp at breakfast, and as he was wrapping up Bunk 14 ran into the mess hall screaming the words every camper wanted to hear: “IT’S DESERT WAR!” Campers quickly quieted down to listen to the reading of the teams, with four names left out. They proceeded to pathwalks where Choice Captains Jason Karas and Ben Burdetsky went to the White side while Cole Busny and Matt Friedman went to Blue. After the aides and lieutenants went to their respective sides, the White Stallions galloped to the lodge led by General Nate Achildiyev and the Blue Doom stormed into the rec hall led by General Paul Samberg. Campers and staff alike got ready for the start of Desert War. Within the first 20 minutes, White sent two rushes that were immediately shut down by Blue’s powerful defense led by Captain Matt Friedman, Gaby Goldberg, and Nathaniel Ilfeld. Blue returned with a counterrush in the last minute of the first quarter that was locked down by Captain Ben Burdetsky alongside Josh Isaacson and Evan Stern. The second quarter followed with both teams sending rushes and both defenses holding

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their ground. The whistle blew to end the first half with the score tied 0-0 and both teams ready to eat lunch. The second half started with a bang as Sammy Schreiber threw the PGD flag to Captain Jason Karas as he reached out his hand and dragged his toes to complete the incredible catch. White shut down Blue for the rest of the third. Starting the fourth quarter, the Blue Doom knew they had to score a flag to avoid defeat. With 15 minutes left in Desert War, the Doom sent all of their offenders and most of their defenders in a last ditch effort to score. After a series of jailbreaks by Sam MacGilpin and JD Feldman leading to no flags, Gaby Goldberg distracted most of the White Stallions’ defenders allowing Nathaniel Ilfeld to get a jailbreak. This led to Matthew Brayer scoring the seesaw flag to tie things up. However, with most of the Blue Doom’s defenders in jail, the Stallions’ Marcus Levin was able to sneak by and score the beach flag untouched to secure the White’s victory. Then, Captain Karas sealed the deal with a late field flag score. The Stallions all ran to the beach and jumped in the lake to celebrate their victorious 2021 Desert War.


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WHITE STALLIONS - THE WINNERS!

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GENERAL Jay Blumenfeld 1ST LIEUTENANT: Paul Samberg 2ND LIEUTENANT: Ethan Shifman 3RD LIEUTENANT: Nate Goldberg 4TH LIEUTENANT: Owen Sherman

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GENERAL Max Waltzman 1ST LIEUTENANT: Nate Achildiyev 2ND LIEUTENANT: Danny Blumenfeld 3RD LIEUTENANT: Caden Puccio 4TH LIEUTENANT: Simon Bazelon

AIDE: Charlie Zuker AIDE: Jacob Smith

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WHITE AVALANCHE WHITE AVALANCHE FIGHT SONG To the Tune of: “Murder Incorporated” by Bruce Springsteen The Avs are gonna win We left the blue team on the field All week long your chances were at zero Take a look around, blue It ain’t too complicated You’re messing with the White … Avalanche You call yourself the conquerors The opposite of heroes Walking down the path Your team looked mighty fragile

So you got Max as your team’s G How’s that gonna help you win? Blue team on the run just like in Russia 1941 Snow is just too much for them Their conquest is surely done Your team just lost There is nothing left … to do

You better take a look around, blue Your team is overrated You can’t compete with us… the Avalanche Everywhere you look now, White … Avalanche Avalanche in town, Alexander caught a cold Out on the field, the blizzard took its toll When dealing with the Avs there is just no place to hide When your team is on the path, you just want leave and cry We just conquered your team, with a margin oh so wide Getting pummeled you were just frustrated Demolished by the, White Avalanche... Everywhere you look now, White … Avalanche White … Avalanche (Captain )From the hills there came a cry (Team) white avs to victory 94

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WHITE AVALANCHE FREE CHOICE SONG

To the Tune of: “Who We Are” by Lifehouse 13 years, a few days longer I still have no regrets One by one, brothers fall I wish time took me instead For all we’ve been through I’m just glad it was with you Looking back to trace our steps, I know I won’t forget Thirty-one Now we’re two Me and you Cause we laughed Now we cry So we burn the benches down To take it back To the start Before the rise and falling apart How could we have come this far Struggling with my thoughts I don’t know how this ends Reading between the lines of what they said and what they meant I tried to relish the now I guess I figured that part out Looking to the future knowing That some things never end Thirty one Now we’re two Me and you

ALMA MATER SONG

To the Tune of “Cigarette Daydreams” by Cage the Elephant

Cause we laughed Now we cry So we burn the benches down To take it back To the start Before the rise and falling apart How could we have come this far

I was standing all alone I cannot explain just what I felt I could see him standing next to me Wishing he, could be at home right now

All the things That we have done It all still feels Like pretend The moments we’ve lived Will always exist

14, Final year Can’t believe we made it all the way here Try to find A way to stay Searching for the answers

Cause we laughed Now we cry So we burn the benches down To take it back To the start Before the rise and falling apart How could we have come this far (Group 1) Cause we laughed (Group 2) Cause we laughed (Group 1) Now we cry (Group 2) Now we cry So we burn the benches down To take it back (Group 1) To the start Group 2) To the Start Before the rise and falling apart How could we have come this far

Homesick, First year Told him there was nothing to fear I could tell, right away This was the place for us

Crazy how it seems like yesterday As I recall, you were looking out of place Unpacked your clothes and said goodbye No time at all, you were trying not to cry Green fence, first day You were only in Bunk 1 So many, memories Nearly brought me to my knees You can cry, all night Looking for the answers and a way to stay You wanna find, peace of mind Searching for the answer If you could find a reason, a reason to stay Searching for the answer If we could find a reason, a reason to stay At Camp Avoda everyday You can cry all night Looking for the answers and another day You wanna find a way to stay Looking for the answer

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BLUE CONQUERORS FIGHT SONG

FREE CHOICE

Juke Box Hero: Foreigner

Against The Wind: Bob Seger

Get the troops arranged, there’s a war ahead KANG is on a mission, to the lake we’ll send Avalanche is a joke, we can see through your scheme Jay doesn’t have a clue, he barely has a team

It seems like yesterday But it was long ago We were just freshman enjoying the nights There in the cabin, call to quarters, playing low and and, the memories that we made all the games we used to play told to cherish it, all summer long Without a problem in the world only a brand new day

With blue on the field, brutality awaits We can smell your fear, headed to the lake We have conquered millions, think you have a chance The wrath of a Tyrant, to a mere Avalanche We are the law, and this is the plan Shouldn’t take long, to understand Just one regime, to conquer all Blue is unforgiving, and you have Paul Now Blue is invading, its never gonna stop Gonna keep expanding, no choice white team is gonna drop Because blue will conquer, the stars will align and defend our honor Blue will conquer. Raid in the night In a week long war, when you never stood a chance You are dancing with the devil, kings versus ants See the fear in your eyes, all day on the field With our master plan, destiny is sealed When blue is on a mission, white can’t win Merciless ambition, we are Gods punishment for sin Because blue will conquer, raid in the night Blue will conquer Yeah blue will conquer

And I remember what they said to me How they swore that one day it would end I remember how they warned us oh-every-night Wish I didn’t know now what they meant back then And through the years making memories on the field all this time I’ve looked forward, to fourteen year The years rolled slowly past And I found myself at home Surrounded by strangers turned into my friends I found my self closer and closer to this camp and I I know I’ve found the place That I can truly call home I know the time that I’ve spent can’t be replaced Always worried a-bout what, sum-mer would be like alone Living miles from home for months at a time Never thinking about how it could end I began to find myself worrying Worrying if I’d make it back here again Time goes on and the memories live on as I look around I’m reminded, it’s never gone -MusicWell those camper days are behind me now I’ve got so much more to think about Don’t really want to grow up Want to stay here, but the day comes when It’s time to go but Avoda is always home because I’m older now but Avoda, will never go Well I’m older now but Avoda is always home Against the wind - is always home Against the wind - is always home Against the wind - is always home

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BLUE CONQUERORS ALMA MATER Imagine: John Lennon

Imagine no Avoda I couldn’t if I’d try No Gibbs to drive down A meaningless July All the days would pass by Wishing I was there Ah A summer with no brothers I won’t know what to do No team to fight, or cry for and no white or blue To picture camp as empty with no one growing up You I can’t explain what it feels like but this bond can’t be replaced Don’t feel this way bout’ anything else as the memories can’t be erased At home I feel I can’t be Everything I am here A place to free my spirit a place to conquer fear This isn’t bye forever ’ll always bleed for you You Once it’s gone I’ll remember and I’ll always here the sound of us all back together as the benches come falling down

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GREEN MONST MONSTAHS EXECUTIVE HEAD JUDGE: Leon Dyer HEAD JUDGES: Ty Goldstein, Jake Romanow ASST. HEAD JUDGES: Jason Winn, Max Kleinmann, Zack Goodgame, Ben Jacoby HEAD JUDGE AIDES: Noah Gornstein, Andrew Janowski, Cameron Delaney, Jeremy Rossin

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KEN SHIFMAN

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Two years between summers? I thought it would never get here. What would it be like? I was nervous – no field trips? Can’t play other camps? Would we have enough staff? Would we have enough campers? Two years between camp – it made us a distant memory for some. But June 2021 arrived and things “opened up” and we marched on. We had a lot of campers enrolled. We had staff ready to work and keep the Avoda Flame strong. One thing that struck me right off that bat was how awesome camp is. How awesome Camp Avoda is (obviously!). And how great it is for kids to be kids! We struck a balance between safe and overly cautious. I love seeing

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kids enjoy life: laughing, taking chances, putting themselves “out there,” competing, and focusing on fun and friends. I saw these things at Avoda this summer! Camp Avoda is still as special as ever. We have a great varied program with fun traditions – and I was reminded of all the fun things we do. With camp being different, it still felt pretty special. Whether it’s the Avoda updates at lunch – Joke of the Day, Impractical Jokers, Diabetes Update, or a heat wave that forces us to rent water slides, an outside show that comes in, or the ice cream truck visiting camp -we keep everyone on their toes and each day at Avoda is a fun and special experience. I am proud of who we are, the program we offer, and what we teach campers and staff. Some Shout-Outs to people at camp who make this place tick! Staff – you were the fearless leaders of the summer. You signed up not quite knowing what the summer would look like or if you

could even leave! Thank you for trusting us. Thank you for your commitment to Avoda on a year we needed you. And thank you for making such a safe and fun experience for our boys. Max and Jay – thanks for taking on leadership roles and setting the tone for our staff! CIT’s: Some of the hardest working guys I know. Starting with the expedition in NH, you greeted each challenge with a positive attitude. Even though most people here might not recognize the job you do, believe me, I do – and others appreciate it too. The Administration Team – some of the finest people I know. Some of the hardest workers I know. Dedicated? Of course. Ready to put in a 16 hour day? Yes! And I am talking about over 50 of those days in a row. So thank you Ronni, Leon, and Gary for everything you do. A great team effort, all the time. I am lucky to work with you all! Chris – thank you for jumping in wherever we need you: wood shop, fixes, equipment, schedules, you name it.


thanks for building so much excitement around the woodshop. I loved the Woodshop Camper of the Day! Reese – thanks for helping us out this summer – Avoda is a great place but can be hard to break into as a staff member. You seemed to do it pretty well. Sharon – thanks for cranking out the yearbook again! Every day I work with two wonderful individuals who help run the office: Gabbi and Lyn. Thank you for your excellent attitudes, ability to multitask, help with mail, phone calls, packages, tax forms, invoices, creative projects, packages, errands, and everything in between. And to my main partner in life Jill: you are the best. You sacrifice a lot during the summer for me to do this crazy job. Then you help when you are here! From cooking to unpacking to making beds to doctor runs to whatever we need, you are an extra administrator when you are here. Love you!

Overall, I tend to thank people a lot – maybe too much. It’s because I realize just how hard everyone works, just how important everyone’s roles are, and how every little and big thing makes an impact on making The Avoda Experience so special and successful. So Thank You All! I can’t wait two more years – here’s to 2022!

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Our Health Team is second to none. On a year when there is a global pandemic, our nurses Anne, Roberta and Courtney were calm, cool and collected. Not to mention busy! Extra everything: testing, paperwork, risks, and work – thank you for not missing a beat and providing such great care for camp. And Jose? Always takes care of business – no matter what the task or how inconvenient it is. Thank you! Then we eat three square meals a day and we have two snack times per day and we change meal times about eight times a day. And you know what? The kitchen staff smiles and says OK each time. Scott: let’s keep our streak going! Mo – an amazing member of the team; it feels like you have been here for years. Eliel, Rolando, Miguel Angel, Fernando, Daniel, Juan, Isaac, and Sebastian – thank you for all your hard work and smiles. Daniel – glad you got involved with the program and games. Liza – great to have you back! Abe – thanks for hitting your quotas: I was never worried. Derek:

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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

RONNI GUTTIN “Here Comes the Sun”….The songs of summer… this one is by The Beatles and there is a reason why it is a classic! Written by George Harrison and recorded during the summer of 1969, this feels contemporary and timely. Sunny days this summer? Priceless. Extra years since we’ve been here? Yup. Smiles returning to faces? Oh yeah… Here comes the sun do, do, do Here comes the sun And I say it’s all right

Here comes the sun do, do, do Here comes the sun And I say it’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

The songs of an Avoda summer? Basketballs bouncing on pavement, Birds chirping in the nest outside the office. Mess Hall chants. Banging….anything! Hands clapping rhythmically. Boat motors whirring. Whistles blowing. Applause. Boys laughing. Water splashing. Rain pattering on the roof. Fireworks over the lake. Chipwich, chipwich, chipwich! Na na na naaaa. Good game, good game, good game. Wind blowing in the trees. He’s out! Piano music. Saws buzzing. PA chatter. Doors slamming. Geese honking. Fans whistling. Refs calling. And my favorite sound? The sound of laughter and crying as we say goodbye to another amazing summer at “Dear Old A-V-O-D-A”

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR “Focus on today and you’ll find a way Happiness is how Rooted in the now ‘Cause, everything’s right So just hold tight” -Trey Anastasio I’m fairly confident that all of us had to do our fair share of “holding tight” for the past 18 months or so. Family, friends, creative outlets, music, new hobbies all helped us navigate through this new world. Every aspect of our lives were sent spiraling in a new direction and elements of our existence that we felt comfortable with and helped us were unceremoniously ripped away. One of the silver linings throughout has been an increased level of gratitude. I recognized this in myself and certainly observed it in others. Simple aspects that we may have taken for granted sudden-

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ly burst with splendid hues. We felt deeper connection to little things and were able to reconnect with people in a new way. In late June, as I drove from RI to Middleboro, I felt an overwhelming sense of joy. The drive was like no other that I’d taken over my previous years of being back at 23 Gibbs Rd. This wondrous place that has ingrained itself so deeply in our conscience was taken away for a year. There were moments it was hard to imagine “normalcy” ever returning. As I exited off 495 and drove past DQ and Hannaford and turned on to Tispaquin Street, I noticed I was getting choked up. The return of a home away from home, an extended family and the location that has impacted generations of Avodians in an overwhelmingly positive fashion had returned. I turned the music up a little louder, took a deep breath and held my arm

out the open window. Smiles, laughter, hugs, support, positive feedback and love were aplenty and I was ready to soak it in. As with anything or any place, it’s always about the people. Avodians knew how to “climb that hill and stay on their feet” and the reward was being back. Our campers, returning and new were quick to get into the routine of camp and allow us all to smile with them as their bliss was contagious. Our CIT’s and Staff are second to none. They knew this year was going to be different and they were able to throw themselves into camp and went above and beyond to help insure a fantastic summer for our campers. Their adaptability and enthusiasm was unmistakable and speaks volumes to their character. Then there is Ken, Ronni, and Leon. There aren’t enough words in the English language that could possibly convey the awe-in-

spiring efforts that they put forth. They are the glue that keeps Avoda above all else. The planning and execution of this summer was unlike any other and was filled with logistical landmines at every turn. They were able to maneuver through these hurdles as well as anyone on earth. Thanks for letting me be a small part in what keeps Avoda as the only place that does what it does.


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BUNK 1 • SC • 2K1714 3RD LT WHITE STALLIONS GENERAL WHITE UNIT SENIOR TENNIS COACH We all waited two years for this summer at Avoda, and it definitely lived up to the hype. This year was so special, along with every other summer, yet this proved to be the best. I was only around for half the summer, and it flew by, but every day was filled with memorable experiences. From coaching the tennis team with two of my best friends to watching the camper’s competitive side come out during evening flagrush, there was never a dull moment... and that is saying a lot with all the rainy days we had. I’d like to give a special thanks to everyone on the White Stallions. Campers, y’all absolutely killed it. Staff, it was awesome to have the opportunity to grow closer to each one of you and experience the great work we put in behind the scenes. Sawyer and Goodgame - You guys were amazing co-counselors. Loved being able to teach the kids how Avoda works with y’all! Pelj and Jacoby - Thank you guys for helping me build the best tennis team Avoda has ever seen. And to all of 2k1714... let’s keep these numbers strong and try to get us all back next year!

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BUNK 1/6B • SC • 2K1714 To my fellow Avodians, I am extremely privileged to be back yet another summer with my brothers. We have all overcome numerous obstacles to have a safe summer at camp, and I am grateful for the parents, campers, and staff members that made this possible. I think it made all of us happy to see the same traditions and routines that make this place so special. One particular moment stood out to me, when on Opening Day my campers Jeffrey and Noah clinked their soda cans and said, “cheers” to an amazing summer. To see kids who have been subjected to social isolation so excited to finally come together was very touching, and I think it illustrates the magnitude to which a return to normalcy at Camp Avoda was needed. I am glad to be home. • To my Bunk 1ers: Being in Bunk 1 for the second year in a row was something I definitely wasn’t expecting. However, I feel like I formed strong connections with all of you. To Mitchell and Mush - you two are the future leaders of this camp. I have had the privilege of being your counselor for the past two years. We have definitely had our ups and downs but I think you have both matured and grown with me. • To Bunk 6B: When I moved into your cabin I was thrilled. You are a very fun and responsible 14 - for the most part. Although I was oftentimes tough on you guys, I hope you all know that I did everything with the sole purpose of bringing you guys closer together. You have the potential to be an amazing 14 and you made my camp experience a positive one. • To Sawyer and Stelman: You guys definitely put up with a lot but you embraced the challenge. Stelly, it was amazing having you as my co counselor. Sawyer, I will see you at the steal cup. • To Eli: Thank you for being the most accommodating counselor I have worked with. We set the tone and created an amazing atmosphere for our bunk. I’ll miss snooping with you. • To Jacoby and Caden: You guys are such clowns and we will absolutely keep in touch. • To Nate Zalvan: You’re my son • To Logan Layish: You still deserve my shirt • Lastly, to the 2k1714: I am so happy to have 13 of the original 19 back four years later. After a two-year hiatus it was amazing to see you guys grow in your own respective ways. I hope to see all of you in December. We truly are the resilient 14. Camp Avoda - I love you Dot dots: Mmmmm Yummy, respect the bed, ball hog, tangerine dream, corny, shafted


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Wow. Finally finished my first year on staff. After being somewhat hesitant of how staff would compare to my years as a camper, I can easily say that it was incredible. Shoutout to all of staff for the good times. 1814: Best 14 in Avoda history. Undisputed. We run staff and will continue to for years to come. I wouldn’t trade my time with you guys for the world. Bunk 1: I requested bunk 1 because I wanted to teach a new generation how to be real Avodians. I hope you guys fell in love with Avoda just like I did and continue to come back as long as you can. Adam: My guy where do I start. Thank you for yet another great summer. It was insane that we got to be co’s for the second half. There’s no one else I would rather have by my side all these years and I can’t wait for more to come. Stelly: Thanks for showing me the ropes first month. You were missed second month but you taught me how to be a great counselor and I am very grateful you were my first co. Goodgame: You are good with kids. Thanks for being the perfect example of a good counselor. Curtis: So sad we couldn’t run bunk 1 together. Hope you have a very quick recovery and I am looking forward to seeing you during Color War. Drew: You embody what it means to be a true Avodian. Throughout this summer you’ve played at 110% and your grit and hard work really shine. You step up in big events and I am confident that you will ball out in Color War. Cole: Cap, I’m very thankful I got to have you as a captain of the doom. You’re a natural leader and a great athlete. I know you have everything it takes to lead a team during Color War and end up in the lake. Blue Doom: Paul, Ethan, Nate - thanks for bringing me on the team. I had an incredible time and loved every minute of it. We worked amazing together and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Alex: Diabetes kid. You the best. Thanks for always having my back. And thanks for letting me borrow everything you own. Schreiber: Good times this summer bro. You’re the man. Thanks for letting me drive the boat. Max and Eli: Congrats on winning states. Paul: Thanks for being my friend and taking me for desert war. You were a great mentor and really helped me start my Avoda staff career.

First year on staff. Wow, it’s flying by. It’s been a great summer so far. Being on staff compares to

I can’t wait for next summer.

I LOVE AVODA

nothing else in the world. What a great group of guys to experience staff with for the first time. Always an amazing time here on the shores of Tispaquin. Now for some shoutouts. 2k1814 – 15 strong. That’s a lot of JCs. Never a dull moment with you guys. Been going at it since 2011 and haven’t stopped since. Some of my best friends in the world. We will be running the show soon. Let’s keep going at it and keep coming back because this place is like no other place in the world. Bunk 2: Loved being your guys counselor. You guys are a great group of kids who will one day form a really strong Bunk 14. Wish I could’ve stayed with you guys all summer :( I still remember my bunk 2 counselors (shoutout Mikolos and Sam Watman) so I really hope I was able to make that same impact on you guys that Mikolos and Sam made on me. Bunk 1: Really excited to get started and get to know you guys. You guys seem like a hilarious group of kids all looking to have a good time, which is exactly what Avoda needs. Blue Doom: Really cool experience being a lieutenant for the first time. We worked so well together in all of our meetings leading up. Incredible group of guys who all shared the same goal. Thank you, Paul, Ethan, and Nate for the opportunity to run it with you guys. I still think we had the BETTER TEAM. That catch WASN’T LEGIT!! Sawyer: My brother for life, and my new CO!!! Let’s teach these bunk 1ers how to be Avodians. You are the man, you always have my back and are always a guy I can turn to. I really appreciate everything you do. Let’s have an unforgettable time the rest of the summer. Nate and Joey: You guys were sick co’s. We worked super well together. Nate: It was sick to see you in the holy land. You are the boy. It was a good time running the Doom O with you. Good luck in DC next year. Joey: We have been in the same 14 for ten years but I never really got to know you until this year. You are a lot of fun to talk to. Enjoy senior year of high school haha and lets stay in touch. Adin: It was great having you back first month, every moment with you is always a good time even if you are a schmuck sometimes. I hope that you are having a good second half of your summer, and we will be thinking about you all of second month. Love you brotha, stay strong. Ken, Ronni, and Leon: Thank you guys for holding this place that means so much to us together. Being on staff for the first time made me realize that running Avoda is incredibly hard, there are so many moving pieces and small things that need to be done, and you guys do ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING behind the scenes. I really appreciate everything you guys do.

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BE N AT E G O L D

RG

C A M P AVODA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 2 • SC • 2K1714 Another year, another summer spent at Camp Avoda. This summer was my eleventh and unsurprisingly the best one yet. I was fortunate enough to be placed in Bunk 2 with some amazing campers, 11 people from my 14 came back for the summer and had an amazing schedule. All of that is not the reason for this summer being the best one yet. It was being able to see my younger brother grow, learn and mature both athletically and mentally. This time with him was also extra special for me because i’m headed off to college after camp so getting to spend these last few weeks before college with him has been a great experience. Shoutout 2K1714, you guys are the best. Max, we’ve got through 11 years here. Let’s make it 12. Goldberg, Feldman, Oransky run camp. To any campers who read this, come back as long as you can. Avodian Staff: There wasn’t enough time to write these smh

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C AM P AVO DA 2021

BUNK 2 • SC • 2K1814 After almost two years away, arriving here on the first day of pre-camp was like a dream come true. A summer at Avoda is truly the best return to normalcy one could hope for after the uneasiness of the last year and a half. While certainly not a normal summer I’m so glad we managed to keep camp as amazing as it always has been. Getting to view camp from the perspective of a staff member has been wonderful and I’m so glad I have the opportunity to give back to this place I love so much. Bunk 2- You guys weren’t always the easiest group of guys to handle but, from Jacob and Georgy’s shenanigans to Spencer’s jokes, and so much more, you guys never failed to keep the summer exciting. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you as Avodians, Good luck! Adam- Although we’ve been in the same 14 for many years at this point, I’m really glad I got to spend more time with you and get to know you better as a person. Handling the kids was so much more fun with you around. Nate- Thanks for being a great co, and my transition to staff was certainly much easier with you around. Your words of advice were always helpful. 1814- It was great to see so many of us back this year and hanging out with you guys has definitely been the highlight of my summer. I know we’ll have a solid group coming back for future summers and I look forward to seeing us on senior staff. I know camp has a bright future. Avoda- You never fail to amaze. Thank you for everything you’ve ever given me and I hopefully look to see you back next summer.

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OV M AT T P E L J

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C A M P AVODA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 3 • SC • 2K1714 AVODIAN STAFF • TENNIS COACH TRISTAFF • HEAD OF VIDEO Knowing that this was likely my last year at camp has made this summer like no other. Every day I can’t help but think how I can make each day the best it can possibly be, realising that I don’t have many left. I try not to dwell on how few of them there really are—only 16 as I write this profile. I would give anything to be able to go back and relieve all my camp memories. From dance parties in Bunk 2, to the magazines in Bunk 8, to sneaking away in Bunk 14, there’s some things that I can’t imagine happening outside of camp. I have no regrets from this place. The only thing I could possibly wish for is more time, but there comes a point where you have to move on. Goodbyes are difficult, but Avoda is more than just a campground off the shores of Tispaquin—it’s a collection of people, my brothers for life. I don’t have to say goodbye to my brothers, though, because I know we will always reconnect. Those are the types of bonds made at Avoda, and they are hard to come by anywhere else. 2k17 - It was amazing to have even more of us on staff this year than the last. You guys are what keep me coming back year after year. It’s always a good time when we’re together, and though I may not be back next year, I’ll know we’ll run it back soon enough. Sportaflop - I still cannot believe that we got Jacoby back this year. Though the chat and parties may die down during the summer, being together with you boys made this summer great. Winn, Marks, Singer, GG - We might have been the most stacked cabin in camp. Thanks to all of you guys for making the summer easy. Winn you are an absolute beast and do everything this camp needs. Marks it’s a shame we were only cos one month, the kids and I missed you. Singer it was great to get to know you more. GG thanks for sleeping next to me first month. Staff - It was a great year, we didn’t lose. JCs I want my OTC. Avodian - Scrib it was great hanging with you and it sucks the way things ended. Thanks for the good times and the work you put in, hope it comes out all right. 14ers, it was a pleasure to have all you, now get to work. Eli - One down, onto the big one. Bunk 3 - You were honestly a great group of kids, and it was great to be your counselor. You guys could use a bit of work in bunk cleanup, but thanks for a fun summer. Dot dots Elizabeth...no days off means no days on...strike...im never on... tap down up... BEAST... eeeellllliiiii... rolo rolo... the bucket... 2nd parking lot... as long as its cold... Team Avoda... ask eli… osama...

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BUNK 3 • 2K1714 Big summer to be back at dear old AVODA. After one year off from camp after a decade of coming here camp has never felt better. • 2k17- We came back strong this summer, lets take over this place next year why don’t we. • Bunk 3- You guys are a crazy group of kids, don’t loose that. Just maybe listen a little bit more and you’ll be some of the best kids to roll through this place. • Peljo- Keep killing it. You work harder than anybody at this camp and you deserve all the praise in the world for it. It’s been a great summer having you across the hall and all the shenanigans that ensued. Keep that chin up kid. • Singer- I’m better than you at volleyball. But in all honesty, you’ve been a great Co this summer in and out of the bunk. • Marks- Take Leon’s job next year. Dot Dots…Bucket...Blue Shoelaces…The Ol Frazzle Dazzle…Hammock Staff…Brdway…Be Quiet…

STAFF PROFILES 107


ALEX MAR

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MAX SING

C AM P AVO DA 2021

C A M P AVODA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 3/8 • SC • 2K1714

HEAD OF GETTING STUFF DONE CO-HEAD OF PROPELLANT OPERATOR OF BLACK BETTY This summer was really special after having been gone since 14 year and being back for my first year on staff i didn’t really know what to expect but I had a blast and regret missing out on the past years. 2k1714: we had a big group back this year and I had a great time being back with everyone. Bunk 3: you guys made the summer really fun and were all easygoing. Bunk 8: it was an enlightening experience. #staymotivated Roy: fun times as always EEEEELLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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BUNK 5A • SC • 2K1714 HEAD OF FISHING HEAD OF ARCHERY HEAD OF LOT ASSISTANT HEAD JUDGE As my 11th year on the shores of Tispaquin winds down, the reality of how blissful yet bittersweet camp is setting on me. What seemed to be an eternity ahead a ubiquitous opportunities to see my best friends, interact with my campers, and partake in the Avoda community, has nimbled down to merely a few regular days, and the war. I started my career at Avoda as a camper in bunk 1, with Counselor Eric Edelman and Benny. From the very beginning, their influence on meaning my way through camp. Last summer without camp felt like there was a hole in my life, apart of me that was missing. I am so glad that I was able to be apart of staff this year and able to help contribute to the Avoda memories and tradtions Baked Ruffles-To my league team, we had a great summer, I am extremely proud of all you for the effort you put in this summer win or lose. Avoda Daze- Always great memories, I had a great time doing it with Nate, Caden and all the Alumni. I recommend everyone listens to our episodes on spotify or apple podcast and follows us on insta @ Avoda_daze Nate- I love you like a brother, so happy you ended up coming this summer, wouldn’t have been the same without you Caden- I love you too Caden, so many memories in the blue chopper with rick and morty, can’t wait to run waterfront with you next year Goodgame- I know I’m you #1 Carlos- thanks for being an awesome co. I hope you learned a thing or 2. Have a great year at OSU! Theo- Fridayer, we had fun. You better come back next year and help run the show. 2K1714- I am so happy with the amount of people we were able to get back this year, we are the best 14 in camp no question. Can’t imagine the summer without you guys. Looking forward to next year. Doc dots...Osoma…¿Donde está Drew?...¿Donde está Caden?... Blue Chopper...Liz..C+L...Badgame...Fishin and Chillin...Archery Lit.... ELI!!!!!!!!!!!....Rip Curtis’s Femur...Michtell...OG white rim...The judge...El rosko...David the masus...Jacobra...

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BUNK 5A • JC • 2K1814 It’s hard to believe that after waiting two years (well technically 10), my first year on staff is coming to an end. It was one of, if not the strangest but best summers I have spent at Avoda. It was cool seeing how camp is as a staff member but I still don’t believe I got the whole experience due to Covid restrictions. With that being said I think the summer could not have gone better. I could not have asked for a better bunk, Co-Counselor, staff, and group of brothers in my 14 to spend the summer with. Shoutouts: - Max (Kleinbro): I still can’t believe they gave me one of the few people I requested to be co’s with. You were definitely the ideal co to show me the ropes, not only as a counselor, but soon to be as a fellow buckeye. It went by too fast but thanks for a great summer, I’m hype to see you at OSU. - Bunk 5A: What a squad. I wish you all stayed full. Out of all the one-monthers, Alan is the only nonrotten one for at least coming back. I will admit that you guys were a crazy group of kids and drove me crazy most of the time but I had a really great summer with you boys. DW James, C Toss, and many other memories got me through this summer and I wanted to thank you all for making my first year as a counselor a great one. - 2k1814: There’s a lot I could say about this group but I won’t be able to cover even just the last week. Adin, you’re my boy and I love you. Asher, same cabin next year. The rest of you better be back. - 2k16/rest of staff: Come back next summer, you’re needed. - Evan Stern: David hicks wants to know how “stern” you are,

STAFF PROFILES 109


SKY ZACK VOLIN

ANOW R K R E H S A

C A M P AVODA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 5B • SC • 2K1714 It was amazing being back this summer, even if it was only for second session it was certainly worth making an appearance for my 10th summer at Avoda. Missing the first month made me realize how slow the summer moves away from camp. At this point I have only been a here a little over a week and that time has flow by. I immediately got back into the swing of camp and feel like I’ve been here the whole summer. 2k1714: It has and always will be a privilege serving with you all. Seeing so many people in our 14 come back this year really inspired me to come back to camp. I missed being at camp with you guys and I’m happy I’m back. Didn’t have the chance to see you all often in the off season so it’s nice being able to pick right back up at camp. Bunk 5B: You guys are a great group. We started off strong second session as a new bunk in camp and I think you all have shown your maturity compared to other bunks. You guys and Asher made my job much easier and fun.

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C A M P AVO DA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 5B • JC • 2K1814 8 summers in the books... It was great being here second month and to get an opportunity to finally make it on staff this year. It was unfortunate I wasn’t able to be here all summer but in the time I’ve been here it’s been nothing short of amazing. I Couldn’t have asked for a better bunk and situation to be put in and I’m sure the rest of the summer will be nothing short of amazing. Bunk 5b - you guys are a great bunk and give us almost no problems. Keep coming back to Avoda you guys have a great path ahead of you Volo - you’ve been a chill and easy co all summer, it’s been a pleasure 2K18 - it’s been great to be on staff with all my boys this summer, we waited so long for this. Amazing that so many of you guys are back and running up staff this summer, love each and every one of you and we have many great times ahead of us to come. Dot dots GET TO THE CHOPPER... Seatoid... Tyler’s on long night

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C A M P AVO DA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 6A • SC • 2K1714

ROPES STAFF, AVODIAN STAFF FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE LEAGUE COMMISSIONER, TENNIS TEAM COACH, ASSISTANT HEAD JUDGE ON THE MAROON 5, OLYMPIC COMMITTEE After missing both my CIT year and JC year, being able to come back and be a counselor this year was absolutely amazing. This was technically my first time spending the entire summer at Avoda, and it was definitely my favorite summer by a mile. Being away from this camp for so long and finally being able to come back made the wait worth it. Being able to reconnect with my 14 and other staff members was one of the defining things that made this summer as amazing as it was. But just like every summer at Avoda, this one flew by just as fast as all the rest. Shoutouts: 2K1714- It was absolutely amazing to have the ability to spend another summer with you boys. The fact that we had so many of us come back this year proves how strong we are as a 14 and really shows why our 14’s motto was resiliance. Bunk 6A- You guys are some of the best kids this camp has ever seen. In terms of athletics, personality, and leadership, you guys have shown me that you have what it takes to be one of the best 14s to come through this camp. Don’t get me wrong, you all still have some maturing to do, but I believe that by the time you are all in bunk 14 you will all be outstanding leaders for this camp. Goodgame Eli and Scrib- It was an absolute blast sharing the cabin with you three. We were able to make our amazing age group and help them get as close together as possible, which is the most important thing counselors can do. Max Kleinmann- It was great to be able to spend another summer with you. Your car definitely came up clutch a lot this year. Volo- I was really bummed out when I heard you weren’t coming back for the first month, but when you told me would be back for the second month I was so hype. You definitely have made a difference in staff and your presence was most definitely needed. Stelly- Even though you were only here for the first month, I am still very grateful you were able to come back and be with the boys this year. JCs- I feel as though I got closer with each and every one of you this year. It was really fun hanging out with you guys this summer and I know you guys will continue to be an absolute force on staff for years to come. Avodian- Paul, Harry, Plotty, Jason, Brett, Ryan, and our custodian Shazam, I always loved being in the room with you boys every third period. During the first month, I would spend my off period grinding with you boys, and it was awesome when it was made official that I was on staff. Jason, run a lap. Max- You being a 14er this year was one of the main reasons I came back to camp. It was awesome to watch you grow from a bunk 1er to a 14er. I can tell that this camp has shaped you for the better. Ryan- You have come such a long way since your first year here. Keep on continuing to be a leader in your 14 and always remember that speech I gave you on Bubba day. 6th period tennis- get to the tennis Dot Dots

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CC I O

C AM P AVO DA 2021

BUNK 6A • SC • 2K1714

ASST. WATERFRONT DIR., CO-HEAD OF PROPELLANT, HEAD OF TETHERBALL, OPERATOR OF BLACK BETTY, 2ND LT WHITE STALLIONS, 3RD LT BLUE CONQUERORS Wow, it seems like this summer has flown by. I have made so many new memories and could not have asked for a better summer. 2k1714- We had so many numbers this year and we absolutely killed it this year on staff. One more? #staymotivated Bunk 6A- I have never ever had or met a group of kids quite like you guys. Every single one of you killed it this year, and Im so happy to be able to be called your counselor. I hope every single one of come back to be apart of what will be one of the most athletic 14s ever. Leon- It’s very clear this camp needs you, Roy. You are such an influential person not only to staff but to every single camper as well. You may not have been at Avoda as a camper, but you put more love, time, and care into this camp then you do yourself. Based off of that you bleed blue, and white more than anybody else, and you are the perfect example of a true avodian. The Karas’- Jason, even when I was camper you were always my go to little homie to hangout with. It seems only right that now you are a captain. if you are on my team then let’s catch another fat W, but if you are not then all the luck in the world to ya. Danny, you are such a lil goon, please please please keep that energy all the way through 14. You are such a good athlete and I know you’ll be wayyyy better then Jason, keep playing hard! Stallions- WE FREAKING KILLED IT BOYS. Conquerors- we are going to absolutely run them over. This team was the Dream.

What up beast...the liz...streets need...donde esta...rolo volo...jenny...cringegame... jc shower...10 second stand...steal cup...6th period tennis...sportaflop...team avoda... tap down up...when its cold.

STAFF PROFILES 111


ELI KLEINM

ANN

C A M P AVO DA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 6B • SC • 2K1714

ASST. TO THE FR./SO. LEAGUE COMMISSIONER ASST. TO THE JR./SR. LEAGUE COMMISSIONER • HEAD REF CO-HEAD OF COOL VIDEOS After 2020, a summer with no camp, it was amazing to be able to return to Avoda.With a year off, I now fully appreciate how special a place this is. While the activities at camp are great, it’s the friendships that make camp so special. With my time at Avoda winding down, that is what I am going to miss the most. Being able to see and work with friends all day is not something that any other job can offer. Shoutouts: 2k17: Having so many of you return this year has made this summer great. It has been a special summer and let’s finish it off strong. Scribner: I was so happy to have you as my co-counselor for the first month. I had a great time with you and I’m glad we got to spend so much time together. Goodgame: I’m so glad you could be the person to move into the bunk second month. It’s been an awesome summer with you and I’m glad we got to do it together in 6B. Peljo: It’s been an awesome summer so far. Looking forward to working on the CW video together. Jacoby: What up beast Bunk 6B: I was lucky to be your counselor this summer. You all are a great group of kids and I had a lot of fun all summer long. 2k2414: You guys are already leaders at camp and as you move across the field you that will continue to be the case. Your influence on the rest of camp makes this place even better and I’m excited to see you guys grow and your impact on Avoda. Snoops: you know who you are, keep doing your thing

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MAX SCRIB

NER

C AM P AVO DA 2021

BUNK 6B


AM BE N W I L L I

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C A M P AVO DA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 8/7 • JC • 2K1814 Coming into this year I truthfully did not know what to expect despite it being my 11th summer. With us missing a year I wasn’t sure how camp would go but nonetheless it was a summer for the books. Bunk 8: I appreciate you guys so much for helping me grow as a person and as a counselor. You guys truthfully kept me on my toes. Whether it was Gabe screaming about among us or DJ blasting Kid Laroi, there was never a dull moment. Bunk 7: From the second you guys arrived I knew it was going to be a wild second month. I am glad I got the opportunity to watch some of you first year campers start your avoda journey. Bass and Ty: Y’all really helped me hold it down when things got out of hand. 2k18 ran the bunk and that’s still crazy to think. Whenever things get tough remember; if we can get through this summer, we can get through anything. I’m glad I got to know you guys better and I couldn’t have asked for better co’s 2k1814: We did it boys, we made it to staff. I couldn’t be more proud to say that.

LE ARTIE SCH

IFER

C A M P AVO DA 2 0 2 1

BUNK 9/7 • JC • 2K1814 It feels like just yesterday I arrived for the first day of pre camp. After two years off I had no clue what to expect from my first year on staff. The days have flown by and I know that I can’t take any moment for granted as my time at this place is limited. As a member of staff I know how much we would give to play in just one more league game let alone another color or desert war, so if you are still playing in these events I ask you to not take them for granted because one day these opportunities to play will be no longer. 2k18: It was amazing to spend another summer with every single one of you. We all know 18 ran the liz this year and I can’t wait for it to happen again next year, let’s keep the numbers up. Ben, Owen, and Shrieber: Thank you guys for being such great cos, it was amazing to have all my cos be a part of my 14 and it made this summer really special. Bunk 9: For my first time being a counselor I couldn’t have asked for a better bunk. I look forward to seeing you guys grow as people and athletes.

STAFF PROFILES 113


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BUNK 8 • JC • 2K1814 1814: What a summer boys. After two years away from Camp Avoda and all of you guys we finally made it on staff. Beginning the summer I never thought I would do it without two of my best friends. It felt weird at first I must admit but over these past 6 weeks I’ve grown closer with everyone of you. I know this summer had its conflicts and some upsetting news but we’re able to make the best of every situation. The future may be uncertain for a lot of us but you can count on me being back next summer. Love of y’all and I can’t wait till we run this camp. Tyler: My slime. So glad we ran it as CO’s this summer. Knew I could count on you to make this summer what it was. These two months went by fast and I wish we had more time. Hope I see back next summer and run it back as CO’s Ben: Starting the summer I didn’t know what to expect. You were are third CO and I always thought that would be Asher. I couldn’t be more happy having you as my CO. We became way closer from the times we spent joking around in the bunk to hanging on day offs. We were put in so many difficult situations and I don’t think I could have done it without you. I know how you felt about this summer and next summer but I hope I can see next summer. Asher: I was pretty mad that you missed first month.. Didn’t know what to expect from you for the second month. We made this second month fun. You been my dawg just like old times. I know you’ll be back with me and Tyler. Babe is gone but we still here. Luv u Dot dot: Bebe a puc, Bebe is rotten.

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BUNK 8 • JC • 2K1814 After a 2 year hiatus, I’m just glad to be back with the boys. 2k1814 finna take over, just believe that. I’ve only grown closer with all the homies this summer, other 14’s included. Bebe is rotten for not pulling up this summer, he got me messed up no cizzy. -30,000 odds imma be back next summer, big trust. Bunk 8 lit. Shout Seabar for holding it down with me, Ben Williams for the assistance 1st month, Kurt’s and the Nate A. Discount, Genny, Ash cash money, the chopper, and just all of 2k18 for being so dope. Adin, sweetener, we love you and got your back always, no cizzy. See y’all next year!


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BUNK 9 • JC • 2K1814 BIRTHDAY BRIGADE SENIOR SOCCER ”CONSULTANT” PART-TIME OWNER OF THE BLUE BOAT What a summer it’s been. When everybody says these summers fly by they’re not lying. It’s crazy to think about arriving here for my first day six years ago as a scrawny, buck-toothed kid, compared to the counselor and Avodian I have grown into today. This place has become my favorite place in the world and I can’t imagine my life without it. Being back at camp after so long has further proved what an amazing place Avoda really is. 2K1814: The best, most illustrious 14 in camp, I love all of you guys. Thanks for making my short time here the best five summers ever. My boys for life. Bunk 9: While at some points you haven’t made my life easy, I can’t thank you guys enough for making this summer so much fun. Even when you guys don’t go to bed or make me pull you out of bed in the morning, you all have cemented yourself in a special place in my camp life. Owen: I couldn’t ask for a better co counselor this summer. It’s been an awesome time being able to take on our first year of staff together. I’m getting the single next time. Arty: Even though our time as co counselors was abbreviated, it was an absolute blast. Hanging with you was always a good time and always included many laughs. Practice some shoulders when you have time. Simon: My guy since my first day at camp and mybest friend here. I can always count on you to chill with and make camp a better experience as a whole. We’ve had some hilarious moments over the years and made some unforgettable memories together. I can’t wait to see everything you do at camp and in the real world. Adin: You’ve been a constant source of entertainment these past few summers and I think everyone remembers several of your iconic moments. You’re one of the strongest people I know and it was amazing to see you and be in the same cabin with you at camp this year. Sammy: I’m sorry for not forcing you to go here earlier, but hope you’ve enjoyed your time here. It’s been awesome seeing you become the Avodian you are so quickly. The Schreiber Desert War MVP legacy lives on… Adam: I wouldn’t be here without you telling me about it six years ago. I really can’t thank you enough because this is the best place on earth. Thanks for showing me the ropes and rocking with me throughout the years. And thanks for leading the Business and Seals… legendary. Alex: My birthday brigade partner for life. Your unlimited bits make some of the funniest moments of the summer. Never get ahead of yourself because of your “commander” shirt. It’s not that much cooler than the 1st LT shirt. Grilled cheese. Sawyer: The growth I’ve seen out of you from CIT year to this year is truly amazing. You’re so spirited in everything you do and it’s such a fun time to be around. Never change.

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BUNK 9 • JC • 2K1814 4TH LT WHITE AVALANCHE My ninth summer was my first on staff. I could not have asked for a better group to be with. I can’t wait to keep coming back to explore further what staff has to offer. Going through this place as a camper is a rare experience and from just one year on staff, I can tell this experience will be just as great.  Arty and Schreiber: We held it down in this year. Having two other JCs as cos was awesome. We figured out our first year as counselors together and I thought we did pretty well. Adin, Alex and Simon and: Loved having you guys across from us. Six JCs running a cabin was some of the most fun I’ve had at this place. You guys were awesome to work with this whole summer. Bunk 9: Thank you guys for being fun to be with. You guys we’re very easy going and it was great having you as campers. I look forward to seeing what you guys do here in years to come. Avalanche: Can’t wait to start the week with you guys. We’ve been putting in work and I can’t wait for it to pay off. Jobs not close to finished. #RollAvs 2k16: Thank you for showing me the ropes of staff. I got a lot closer with you guys this summer and I’m really glad you guys came back. Hope all of you come back next year but if not, I wish you all the best. Alex, Eli and Max: Thanks for playing the lottery with me. Love you boys. 2k18: Last but certainly not least, my brothers. I love all you boys to death. Every summer I spend with you guys just gets better and better. Next year we’re going to run this place and it’s going to be ridiculous. Hope we can have everyone back because it wouldn’t feel the same with anyone gone.

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Adin: I love you man. Hope you’re doing well. Was great that you could come for those weeks, even if it had to end too soon. Here’s to next year :)

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BUNK 10 • JC • 2K1814 It feels weird to write one of these. I always used to look at the staff profiles in the back of the Avodian when I was younger and had already flipped through all of the other pages a couple times. It seemed so impossibly far away then. The idea of being a counselor didn’t seem real to my nine year old self. And now I’m on the other side of the paper. Last summer was the worst I’ve had in ten years. And not because it was particularly bad. It’s because when camp didn’t open, a part of me went missing. Nothing compares to this place. It’s made me who I am, and I’m forever thankful for that. I’m not sure if I’ll be back next year, which is the first time I’ve ever thought that. But the last few weeks have been the strongest possible argument for why I should stay. This place catches on to you, and you never want it to let go. Who knows what the future holds, but whatever happens, this place will always be my home. Alex: It was awesome being co-counselors with you. For people with no experience, I think we did a good job. Hope your pancreas finally heals itself in the offseason.

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Schreiber: You’re sitting across from me as I write this. Showing me pictures of Gabe eating fish filet. We’re about to go house some pop tarts. You’re my best friend here, and I’m so glad we were in a cabin together. Have fun at Maryland - hope we see each other this offseason. Let’s keep the undefeated streak alive. Owen: It’s too bad that we ended up on opposite sides for C dubs this year, but oh well. Loved having you on the other side - wouldn’t have laughed nearly as much this summer if you weren’t in Bunk 9. Artie: I like ya cut g. Late nights in the kitchen went hard this year. It wouldn’t have been summer without you. Paul: Good luck this offseason. I loved hanging out with you this year. Hope to see you in D.C. sometime soon. 2K1814: You guys are why I’ll always want to come back. The 14 of us were so close this year. I love all of you, and I don’t want our ride to end. Blue Conquerors: Big week coming up. I believe in us, but there’s a lot of work to do. Let’s get this dub. Bunk 10: We had some tough times first month, but second month y’all were great. You made me laugh, kept me entertained, and taught me a lot. Hope to see you all next year. Bunk 9: You guys were hilarious. Have a great offseason. Avoda: You were perfect as always. Never change. I love you.


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BUNK 10 • JC • 2K1814 It’s so crazy that this summer is already over. I had no idea what to expect coming in considering new regulations with covid and being a first year counselor but I am extremely happy with how my JC year went. I was very fortunate to have amazing co-counselors and an awesome bunk that made this summer so great. I have finished the last 4 summers thinking the same way, “there’s no way next summer can top this one.” I’ve been wrong every time. Keep coming back as long as you can because there is no place like Avoda. Bunk 10: You guys were awesome this summer! Though we had our ups and our downs, it was really great building relationships and getting to know all of you. I hope all of you had a fun summer and continue coming back to camp. As long as you keep the towels off of the ground I know that you will all become great Avodians and I look forward to seeing what each of you accomplish. Bunk 9: It was great hanging out with you all and getting to know you. The brawl stars and F1 grind was always essential. Haps will make it big someday. 2k18: Another great summer for the best 14 in camp. We came back really strong this summer with 13 people and all did great as JC’s. I really hope we can keep these numbers for next summer because I know it’s only going to get better. For those who aren’t returning next summer, I’m really going to miss you and hope you come visit as much as possible. Here’s to another summer at Camp Avoda. White Stallions: What an amazing team. Jason and Plotty you guys absolutely killed it. Both of you

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were unstoppable and far exceeded my expectations. I’m so grateful to have been on a team with such an awesome staff too. I thought all of us got along super well and always had a good time. Also the stallions were definitely the perfect name, especially since I had the biggest stallions on the team. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to be a part of. Simon and Adin: We made it through the summer. There were definitely some bumps in the road but the three of us survived. As soon as I got to camp and found out you were my co-counselors I knew the summer would be such a good time. Hopefully we can continue giving our kids donuts and candy and keep the butter knives out of the bunk. Shreiber: We clearly hold the record for killing the most in and out nights. It was such an awesome summer getting closer with you especially since we were in the same cabin. Avoda has never seen such a strong birthday brigade. Never go to pizza pirate past 8. Grilled cheese. Owen: I can’t believe we got in the same cabin this year. This was such an amazing summer and it was so much better since we were in the same cabin. From hitting the lottery to just hanging out in the bunk, the summer wouldn’t have been the same without you. Gotta always keep the cameras on. Shifman Family: Had to shout out the best family in camp: Executive director, Avoda mom, and the greatest brothers in camp.

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CO-HEAD OF ROPES EA STAFF EQUIPMENT MNGR., AVODIAN STAFF, ATHLETICS STAFF, WATERFRONT STAFF, GENERAL WHITE STALLIONS 1ST LT BLUE CONQUERORS And just like that I have found myself writing another staff profile as the summer starts winding down. I can’t believe after 11 years at Avoda this could be the last profile I ever write. It feels like yesterday I got to pre camp excited to run bunk 12 with my boys and now color war is right around the corner. I love this place more than anything and truly believe coming to Avoda and becoming an avodian was the best decision I could have ever made. There’s something special about this place, something special that you can’t explain to friends at home or anyone outside of Avoda. Something special that makes an entire camp cry at songfest and count down the days until we can play that opening flagrush again next summer. I have met some of my best friends here and will cherish everything this place has ever given to me forever. To all the campers reading this, please come back, I promise you it’s worth it and that this is truly the greatest place on earth. Now for some shout-outs

Bunk 12- Boys, when I found out I was going to be a 12 counselor with you guys and my 14 I was hype. You guys know I’ve wanted to be your counselor since I was your C.I.T in bunk 5, and we finally were able to make it happen. You guys are all great avodians that can keep the traditions going for years to come. This summer was “the fire” and all I can say is please keep coming back for staff. Benny, I know you’re gonna be a great general one day so please keep coming back and getting all your boys to as well. Ethan- what up co! Ethan, living next to you was honestly some of the best times of my life as we were able to run a sick bunk this summer while also having fun ourselves. I loved being able to be in the same bunk with you as we’ve grown much closer in the past year and I hope that continues. You’re my boy from Lifetime to Gibbs and hope we only get closer moving forward even if we’re not back. Danny- Blumer, you’ve been my day 1 boy since I’ve started camp and have always been one of my best friends at this place since day 1. To be able to win desert war together was one of the most surreal moments I’ve experienced at camp as the Voodoo is now avenged. Let’s bring this winning momentum into c dubbs and finish strong. PaulTo be able to be on staff with you for another year was a great experience and great time. From the orchid to our adventures in Boston, summer was a blast and I wish you well in your last year of school. Curtis- I can’t believe the summer ended for you like that. We’ve been boys and in the same bunk since bunk 4 and spending a summer without you was a lot to process. I hope you’re staying well and just know you were missed this summer. We’ll be chillin again soon White stallions- What up stals! Desert was probably my favorite day ever at Avoda. The hours and hours of prep paid off as jumping in the lake as a winning general was an experience I’ll never forget. Jason and plottyyou guys were great captains and did a great job leading the stallions to the lake. Blue Conquerors- Color war is right around the corner and I love the strategizing we’ve done so far. Thank you Max for taking me as your 1 and I’m sure we’ll be in the lake by the end of the week. 2k17-, You guys were great on staff this year and gotta say our 14s became much closer this summer. You guys could run it next summer so all you should come back. 2k18- Good job Jcs. You guys are the future of staff and have a ton of great characters so keep coming back and make sure you keep the traditions of avoda alive because you guys definitely can. Ryan J- lil bro, you’ve been great again for another summer and are an overall great avodian. You have the chance to have a good run at this place taking teams and what not so please keep coming back as I promise you it’s worth it. I need to see my little brother be a winning g one day like me. Jordan- My guy, you’re a great kid and a great avodian. Ever since 5a you’ve been one of my favorite campers here and I hope you continue to come back and be a great avodian. Let’s get this dub in fantasy this time Dots dots Femur…delete…golden gate….ethan dosent lift…genny… second base…300 nugs…steal b…snuggle szn…boolage…this is why…stals…yolkered…lot?…

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going to miss the late night talks and arguments we had but this summer was one of the best. I hope we can come back next year for one more ride and run this place. I’m sorry but you don’t have any stallions. Paul: Another year with one of my best friends here. Since Bunk 1 ‘09, we have made this place our home and I’m sad it’s coming to an end. We’ve been through a lot and being in Desert War and Color War was an unbelievable experience. It was a wild ride but wouldn’t have wanted it any differently. Let’s get this W in the big dance.

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BUNK 12 • SC BUNK 12 • 2K1614 HEAD OF WEIGHTS, HEAD OF AV, CO-HEAD OF ROPES, EVENING ACTIVITIES STAFF, SENIOR HOOPS COACH, 1ST LT BLUE DOOMS, 2ND LT WHITE AVALANCHE Like every Camp Avoda summer, this summer has been flying by. I can confidently say it has been one of the best summers I have had at Camp and the memories I’ve made will last forever. I am truly grateful for the last 13 summers of my life at Camp. I can’t put it into words how much this place means to me and I know I wouldn’t be the same person without it. This place is special and I cannot imagine what summer is like outside of 23 Gibbs.

Danny: I’ve known you forever all the way back from Needham. It was so fun being a co with you and trying to contain all these kids. Hopefully we’ll both be back next summer and take these kids again in 14. Don’t think I saw you in the weight room once this year but those tris aren’t bad. See you back at Stan. Curtis: Can’t believe your summer ended like that. I know you wouldn’t have missed this summer if you absolutely couldn’t but hope you come back better and stronger. Alex: Being on staff with you was an amazing experience. Growing up here as campers I always wanted to be on staff with you. I hope you were able to see how important it is to keep coming back for as long as you can and I hope I’ll be able to join you again next year. I know you’re going to kill it at school this year. 2k1814: It was great getting to know all you guys more. Hopefully you are all able to come back for as long as you guys can because you are such a strong age group. Hopefully you can continue the Avoda traditions and keep this place going strong.

Bunk 12: Boys what a summer. I was excited to learn I was your counselor coming into the summer and you guys are all great kids. I know we had our ups and downs over the course of the summer but you guys made this summer one of the best for me and I couldn’t have asked for it any differently. Keep coming back because it only gets better every year. I know you guys will be an incredible 14 next year. Just know, this is why.

Blue Doom: I couldn’t have asked for a better Desert War Team. It was such a great experience being on staff and seeing everything that went into it. We fought to the very end and you guys gave it everything you could. I’m proud to be a part of the Doom.

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White Avalanche: I’m feeling really good about this upcoming week. We’re putting in the work and can’t wait for the week to get here. Roll Avs.

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Bunk 12 - It’s truly been a great summer being a counselor in this bunk. We had a lot of great times even when you guys weren’t the best campers and had to be demoted to bunk 11. You guys are true Avodians and I hope that you all come back long after next summer, it’s worth it and you guys are right for staff. 2k16 - What a wild ride it’s been. If this is the end, I would say that we’ve done it as good as you can do it. It was great being cos and doing ea all together. Hopefully things work out so that we can all come back next summer. Curtis I’m still in shock by what happened, but I’m excited to see you for the last week of the summer.

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BUNK 12 • SC • 2K1614 ATHLETIC STAFF, EA STAFF SR HOOPS HEAD COACH 1ST LT WHITE STALLIONS 2ND LT BLUE CONQUERORS I always hate writing these things, it means we’re nearing the end of the camp season. It’s hard to believe that my 10th summer at Avoda is just a couple weeks from being done. Summer 2021 definitely surpassed my expectations and has been one of my favorites for sure. While I would love to keep coming back to this place forever, for the first time it’s realistic to think that this may be the last summer I have here, but we’ll just have to see - never say never. It’s sad to think about a summer without Avoda. Shoutouts…

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Nature Valley Crispy Creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Wafer Bars - Since the draft, since the protest, everyone’s been praying on our downfall, but we’re bouta go into the playoffs as the most dangerous team in league. Even though we’ve been the perceived underdogs so many times so far, we just keep prevailing. Let’s get this ship. Stallions - What a staff. What a team. The chemistry we had was immaculate. All our hard work came to fruition. Running towards the lake was the best feeling in the world. To all the stallion campers, thank you for trusting in us and giving it your all, you guys made sure the better team ended up swimming. Conquerors - After having our first few meetings, I know this team is bouta kill it. We’ve all been on the same page and I’m very confident in our abilities before and during the week. To whatever campers end up on our team, you are lucky to be a conqueror. Dot dots: Golden gate…This is why…2nd Base… Femur…Stallions…Summer of tris… That’s the fire…Haven’t lost in 6 years


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EA STAFF, HEAD OF ARCHIVES, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, GENERAL BLUE DOOM 1ST LIEUTENANT WHITE AVALANCHE Coming back to camp after a two-year hiatus, I wasn’t sure everything would feel the same. However, from the day all staff arrived for precamp, the same feeling was there. This summer has been filled with some great memories, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to share them with everyone. I’m not sure what the coming year will look like, but if this summer is ultimately my last, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Ethan: We go way back — all the way to ‘09 — and I think that’s why we work so cohesively. Whether it was desert war, color war, or in the bunk, I always felt we were on the same page, which made decision making much easier. I look forward to carrying on the 2013 White Prophets chemistry for the foreseeable future. Danny: Always being on different sides in the bunk and opposing teams for color war, I feel like we never got too close as campers. This year, though, that definitely changed. It was great holding down the fort in 12R with you, and I’m glad we’ve been able to become closer because of it.

Nate: Congratulations on your desert war win — it was a close one. Hopefully by the time everyone’s reading this, you will be exchanging congratulations for color war. It’s been awesome being in the bunk with you. Whenever I’m looking to have some fun on a long night or night off, I can always count on you to join and help rally the troops, and I am very appreciative of that. Simon: You always give me good reading recommendations and help keep my brain stimulated during the summer. Also, thanks for always giving me a good laugh. Owen + Alex: Maybe the funniest duo in camp, and I just think you deserve props for that. Alex, too bad you couldn’t join us in color war, but, Owen, thanks for being a great playwriting partner and teammate. Sawyer: Before this summer, I don’t think we had many conversations. After taking you and Alter for desert war, though, we definitely became closer. I know color war didn’t work out, but you have a bright future ahead of you at camp, so just look forward to the coming summers, and you’re going to kill it. Nate G: I feel like I always had some subconscious beef with you as a camper, but after running it in color war and desert with you, I think it’s safe to say that’s subsided. You were great in both, and I’m sure you’ll raise the bar even more next summer. Maybe I’ll see you in DC next year. Caden: It’s unfortunate we couldn’t be on any of the same teams, but our time spent on the waterfront makes up for it. Jay: Thanks for taking me as your one. It’s been a great experience thus far, and I look forward to (hopefully) jumping in the lake when it’s all said and done. Blue Doom: This was an amazing team. Although it was a tough loss, each one of you played your hearts out and I couldn’t ask for much more. White Avalanche: As I’m writing this, I don’t even know who will be on this team. But with that, I am also confident that whatever combination of campers we get, you will all be amazing. I’m excited to get my first week on color war staff underway with you all. Bunk 12: You guys were great this summer. I remember when I was a CIT and always joked about getting you guys as counselors. Now that I’ve had you, I would say that was the right call. Keep coming back. This place is worth it. Bennett: Ever since 2013, you have always shared my camp memories with me. I’m so proud to see you finishing out your time as a camper in bunk 14. I hope you keep coming back on staff like I did, so you can carry on the Samberg legacy.

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WATERFRONT STAFF This has been an amazing 1st year at Camp Avoda. It has been such an incredible experience getting to know you all and hanging out with you guys down by the waterfront. This summer showed me how much of a special place this is and how much traditions play an important role here. It was so cool experiencing all the awesome traditions you all have here like color war, desert war and all the countless others. This has truly been such a memorable summer for me and I hope to enjoy more summers with you all here at Camp Avoda!

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HEAD OF ART Due to my birthday being in February, I will devote this space to my everlasting birthday speech. This is my 5th year at Avoda and I like it very much….Art staff, 14 alumni, Dennis fam, go bananas, Lou ball, farmers road, the goat , the avodian, men’s & laddies, BWB, the lounge, white prophets, white chiefs, Mazie, pank, pitch club, Towson, Bubba, PGD and everyone else is number one. To all current and future campers: come back as long as possible. This is hands down the best way for you to spend your summers. Lastly, arts and crafts is the most elite elective and don’t forget it. From a Pembroke girl to an avodaian I am eternally grateful for my days here at Avoda. Dreams do come true!! Peace out, Liza

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2K1514 COLOR WAR HEAD JUDGE Never thought I’d make it back this summer but I was lucky the dates worked out. It has been unreal to come back and see past campers and good friends live it up at the best place on Earth. You all have grown and matured like crazy. Before camp started, I was able to spend 2 weeks on a RV trip with Jake, Jay, and Max exploring what the other side of the country had to offer. On the trip, I was able to convince Jake to come back to be on pink with me and enjoy our last days of this special place and it has been nothing but fun. Jake - Thanks for coming back and being a head judge with me. Cheers to the week ahead and hopefully I’ll be chillin in Chi-town with you one day. Much love Max - Taught you everything I know so we’ll see how you manage this week, best of luck my guy much love always #rolljags Jay - Been impressing me on the work you’ve put in thus far. Should make for a good week regardless of the double. Glad you were able to make the 2nd trip. Much love! Staff- We’ll be chillin this week no doubt Campers - Fast forward 10 years from now, I can promise if you do this camp thing right, your camp friends will be your best friends wherever life takes you. Do whatever you can to come back to this place as long as possible, the rest of life can wait.

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2K1514 COLOR WAR HEAD JUDGE We back son, had to stop by one last time. I love this place and the people in it. Absolutely blows my mind to see how grown all of you have become since the last Avoda summer. Thanks for having me :) Stay happy and healthy Ty, Max, Jay: We really outside

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Ethan Hass ethanlh888@gmail.com Orange CT 203-298-0388 Lauren Hass laurenhass@hotmail.com

Sam Gornstein sam.gornstein@gmail.com Lexington MA 781-862-3047 Natalie Gornstein nataliegornstein@gmail.com

Jordan Hass jordanhass43@gmail.com Orange CT 203-298-0388 Lauren Hass laurenhass@hotmail.com

Gaby Goldberg gaby.goldberg@cesjds.org Silver Spring MD 240-393-8603 Rachell Goldberg rachellgoldberg@gmail.com

David Grebenyuk davidgrebenyuk57@gmail.com Sherborn MA 5089513944 Sasha Grebenyuk sashasherborn@gmail.com

Jason Hecht jasonahecht@gmail.com Needham MA 781-453-9366 Robyn Glazier robynglazier@gmail.com

Hillel Goldberg hillel.goldberg@cesjds.org Silver Spring MD 240-393-8603 Rachell Goldberg rachellgoldberg@gmail.com

Cy Greenblatt cymiles21@gmail.com Brooklyn NY 516-316-3996 Robert Greenblatt rosebrt4@gmail.com

Eric Hernandez eric.0702@yahoo.com Needham MA 781-444-1576 Amy Solomon amysol.photo@gmail.com

Saadiah Goldberg Silver Spring MD 240-393-8603 Rachell Goldberg rachellgoldberg@gmail.com

Zachary Gruber zacharyigruber@gmail.com Silver Spring MD 301-587-1137 Sharon Gruber sharonhsgruber@gmail.com

Tyler Hesser tylernhesser@gmail.com Needham MA 781-444-3940 Rachel Hesser rachelhesser@gmail.com

Zach Enners zachenners@icloud.com Andover MA 978-409-2587 Jessica Enners j.enners@icloud.com Samuel Epstein samtepstein@icloud.com Milton MA 617-968-0541 Michelle Epstein mryaneppy@gmail.com Alexander Farber sashadfarber@gmail.com Franklin MA 617-272-0179 Eleonora Farber Julian Feldman Tampa FL 813-482-7487 Sarah Feldman sarahfeldman910@me.com Mitchell Feldman Tampa FL 813-482-7487 Sarah Feldman sarahfeldman910@me.com Benjamin Fernandez Newton Highlands MA 917-312-5087 Dana Fernandez dkaretny@gmail.com Eric Friedman eric.barneydog@gmail.com East Greenwich RI 401-751-3842 Lauri Friedman laurik1028@yahoo.com

J.R. Gilberg Ft. Campbell KY 443-226-2946 Jeff Gilberg jagilberg@gmail.com Jacob Gilberg Ft. Campbell KY 443-226-2946 Jeff Gilberg jagilberg@gmail.com Micah Gladstone mjgladsto@gmail.com Needham MA 781-444-5014 Stephen Gladstone sgladstone@chestnuthillrealty. com

Tyler Goldberg NEEDHAM MA 339-225-9792 Lauren Goldberg goldberg.s.david@gmail.com

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ADDRESS SECTION David Hicks davidlhikcs99@gmail.com Chestnut Hill MA 617-244-5328 Beth Hicks beth.hicks71@gmail.com

Joshua Isaacson joshr.isaacson04@gmail.com West Hartford CT 214-927-1618 Monica Perl monica_perl@yahoo.com

Sam Hirsch sam.hirsch.822@gmail.com Brooklyn NY 617-620-7230 Tammy Hirsch tamara.hirsch.22@gmail.com

Avner-Lev Israeli soccertistick368410@gmail.com New York NY 212-531-4685 Jennifer Rosenberg rosie5768@gmail.com

Nadav Hollander nadavohollander@gmail.com Needham MA 7812351935 Rebecca Harlan rebeccajharlan@yahoo.com

Brett Itchkow brett.itchkow@gmail.com North Salem NY 914-462-1718 Robin Itchkow robin.glovinsky@gmail.com

Tomer Hollander Needham MA 7812351935 Rebecca Harlan rebeccajharlan@yahoo.com

Max Jacoby misaacjacoby@gmail.com Natick MA 508-653-8182 Melissa Jacoby

Bennett Kalish Needham MA 781-559-3021 Doug Kalish d.kalish@hotmail.com Sam Kaplan samkaplan1126@icloud.com Needham MA 781-449-1485 Jason Kaplan jason.kaplan@usa.net

Ryan Jacoby bermanjacoby@gmail.com Natick MA 508-653-8182 Melissa Jacoby

Isaac Kreisler isaackreisler@gmail.com Potomac MD 301-523-5628 Eva Kreisler evakreisler@gmail.com

Jason Karas jbkar1204@gmail.com Middleton MA 6178938807 Amy Karas aakaras@comcast.net

Charles Krumholz Wakefield RI 401-787-0917 Emily Manz manzem@gmail.com

Jake Kaufman kaufmanj05@yahoo.com Sharon MA 617-784-3348 Judy Kaufman Jkkauf@yahoo.com

melissa.jacoby@brighthorizons.com

Zachary Hyman Hymansamzach@gmail.com Hopkinton MA 617-877-9101 Sherri Hyman shoshco@verizon.net Nathaniel Ilfeld nilfeld@college-prep.org Berkeley CA 510-883-0388 Jeff Ilfeld ilfeld47@gmail.com Benjamin Isaacson bendylan.isaacson@gmail.com West Hartford CT 214-927-1618 Monica Perl monica_perl@yahoo.com

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Alan Jaffe jaffea 27@barringtonschools.org BARRINGTON RI 401-265-3164 Debbi Jaffe dgjaffe1@gmail.com Andrew Janowski andrewjanowski14@gmail.com Brookline MA 617-739-0505 Hillary Janowski hillaryjanowski@gmail.com Avery Kalish averyrkalish@gmail.com Needham MA 781-559-3021 Doug Kalish d.kalish@hotmail.com

Elias Krauss Tel Aviv NY 917-714-5921 Gaia Krauss gaiamolco@gmail.com

Danny Karas dckar2007@gmail.com Middleton MA 6178938807 Amy Karas aakaras@comcast.net

melissa.jacoby@brighthorizons.com

Miles Hurwitz hurwitzmiles@gmail.com Newton MA 617-795-7070 Freya Hurwitz freyahurwitz@gmail.com

Noah Kranowitz nkballer@outlook.com Barrington RI 401-338-6070 Melissa Kranowitz melissakranowitz15@gmail.com

Anton Khlystov Sherborn MA 617-775-3852 Olga Logvina OLGASTYLIST@YAHOO.COM Fletcher Kimball Dover MA 617-875-4910 Robin Daman rdaman18@gmail.com Max Kimball Sharon MA 617-512-7506 Theo Kleinmann theokleinmann@icloud.com Berkeley CA 415-672-3345 Lara Gilman laragilman@me.com

Gabriel Kurland Hoosick Falls NY 518-928-9137 Leslie Kurland leslie.kurland@becket.org Benjamin Lauber Cohoes NY 518-618-7829 Linda Lauber lindablauber@gmail.com Logan Layish Needham MA 614-323-1494 Penny Layish pennylayish@hotmail.com Max Leavitt Max@kesame.com Framingham MA 508-309-4075 Lauren Leavitt LaurenSLeavitt@gmail.com Alex Leibman alexleibman@icloud.com Needham MA 781-449-0559 Deena Leibman deenaleibman@gmail.com


ADDRESS SECTION Zack Leibman zackleibman@icloud.com Needham MA 781-449-0559 Deena Leibman deenaleibman@gmail.com Troy Leibovici troyleibo@gmail.com Hingham MA 781-424-3646 Liat Leibovici liat.leibovici@verizon.net Marcus Levin Needham MA 617-680-6750 Rick Levin eric.d.levin@comcast.net Skylar Levin Needham MA 617-680-6750 Rick Levin eric.d.levin@comcast.net Sam Leviton samuel.leviton@gmail.com Lexington MA 617-803-6321 Karyn Cohen karynrcohen@gmail.com Adam Levy adamlevy26@icloud.com Wakefield MA 7 81-621-8413 Shari Levy stabasky@yahoo.com David Levy East Greenwich RI 716-698-3041

Liam Levy East Greenwich RI 716-698-3041 Josh Lewis 23lewisjoshua@peabodystu.org Peabody MA 978-536-3377 Jay Lewis jay.r.lewis@lahey.org Drew MacGilpin West Hartford CT 860-216-3650 Scott MacGilpin scottmacgilpin@comcast.net Samuel MacGilpin sammacgilpin@yahoo.com West Hartford CT 860-216-3650 Scott MacGilpin scottmacgilpin@comcast.net Ariel Makhnovky Framingham MA 617-953-5721 Julia Morgunova yuliasha@gmail.com Adam Mann adamrocks4501@gmail.com Lexington MA 781-652-0009 Stacey Mann mannstaceyl@gmail.com Jake Mann simonbakermann@gmail.com Needham MA 617-640-3535 Stacey Faneuil staceyfaneuil@gmail.com

Jeremy Levy levy9314@aol.com Boca Raton FL 561-416-9603 Eric Levy elevy3@fau.edu

Tyler Mann tylermann410@gmail.com Needham MA 617-640-3535 Stacey Faneuil staceyfaneuil@gmail.com

Josh Levy northpolecn@gmail.com Boca Raton FL 561-416-9603 Eric Levy elevy3@fau.edu

Mason Margolis someirrelevantbtuv@gmail.com Jersey City NJ 917-843-3926 Jaqueline Margolis margolightly@aol.com

Sam Matloff sam.matloff@gmail.com Newton MA 401-378-7315 Dan Matloff dmatloff@gmail.com

Charles Muller charliemuller08@gmail.com Barrington RI 401-289-2413 Dayna Safran daynamsm@yahoo.com

Eric McCormick W Hartford CT 860-263-8182 Dana McCormick dana.mccormick@comcast.net

Charles Muro charliejmuro612@gmail.com West Hartford CT 860-726-8283 Rebecca Muro rebecca.stewart@hhchealth.org

Nathaniel McEvoy Natick MA (508) 545-0680 Lauren Fusfeld lfusfeld@yahoo.com Josh McGuire capecodturtle@gmail.com Forestdale MA 617-306-7355 Jen McGuire jen100276@gmail.com Sam McGuire capecodshark2@gmail.com Forestdale MA 617-306-7355 Jen McGuire jen100276@gmail.com Ethan Mietla pencilsharpener2010@gmail.com Worcester MA 508-615-2362 Emily Mantyla mantylae@gmail.com Noah Mirucki Wellesley MA 617-780-7073 Helen Livson hlivson@gmail.com Theodor Monakhov Sherborn MA 617-775-3852 Olga Logvina OLGASTYLIST@YAHOO.COM Danny Mooney dannymooney126@gmail.com Needham MA 202-321-9437 Rachel Mooney rfleisig@gmail.com

Thomas Muro West Hartford CT 860-726-8283 Rebecca Muro rebecca.stewart@hhchealth.org Ethan Musheyev joseph.musheyev@gmail.com Great Neck NY 718-490-0075 Ester Borok ester.borok@gmail.com Uri Musheyev Urimusheyev12@gmail.com Forest Hills NY 718-208-9707 Natalya Musheyev nm9700@yahoo.com Zachary Musheyev Great Neck NY 718-490-0075 Ester Borok ester.borok@gmail.com Andrew Nellis catherine_nellis@brown.edu Barrington RI 401-714-7445 Catherine Nellis cschaefernellis@gmail.com Benjamin Newton South Easton MA 508-238-3833 Aileen Newton aileennewton17@gmail.com Lucas Newton lwnewton26@gmail.com Barrington RI 401-289-2693 Carrie Newton clwebber@yahoo.com

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ADDRESS SECTION Tyler Newton South Easton MA 508-238-3833 Aileen Newton aileennewton17@gmail.com Mark Ocher markosher61@gmail.com Newton Highlands MA 781-710-4900 Ludmila (Luda) Litviakova eris2703@gmail.com Spencer Oransky elissa0273@yahoo.om Mission Viejo CA 949-380-1851 Elissa Oransky elissa0273@yahoo.com Isaak Orchowski isaak.orchowski@gmail.com Brookline MA 617-519-6255 Noemi Greyzdorf ngreyzdorf@yahoo.com Jake Paltrowitz jakepaltrow@icloud.com Newton Center MA 917-494-2033 Julie Black Gollob julieblackgollob@gmail.com Georgy Papanov Belmont MA 339-208-0340 Marina Papanova marycha@mail.ru Sam Peljovich scp241@students.needham.k12. ma.us NEEDHAM MA 781-444-8066 Lori Peljovich lorsteve@gmail.com

Samuel Peters slaminsammy9@gmail.com Holliston MA 781-910-9025 Stephen Peters sipeters10@gmail.com

Bennett Samberg bennettsamberg@gmail.com Sandy Hook CT 203-270-8788 Becky Samberg besamberg@gmail.com

Nathan Shabashov nathanshabashov@gmail.com Newton MA 617-513-7036 Diana Shabashov dianacohen1971@gmail.com

Eitan Phillips eitankphillips@gmail.com SIlver Spring MD 240-437-7863 Rina Phillips rinabeth26@yahoo.com

David Satloff davidsatloff@icloud.com Chevy Chase MD 3019070069 Robert Satloff rsatloff@gmail.com

Ben Sherman Needham MA 617-680-9076 Masha Sherman mashasherman@gmail.com

Benjamin Power Providence RI 508-517-5560 Melissa Power melissap.pvd@gmail.com Benjamin Rjavinski beebzrny1@yahoo.com New York NY 212-996-7399 Boris Rjavinski borisrny@hotmail.com Avi Rochwerger arochwerger34@gmail.com Natick MA 508-545-0525 Penni Rochwerger pennijill@gmail.com Sam Rochwerger Natick MA 508-545-0525 Penni Rochwerger pennijill@gmail.com Jeremy Rossin jrossin@hillers.org Hopkinton MA 508-435-0422 Victor Rossin rossinhome1@gmail.com

Joshua Perlman joshperlman08@icloud.com Hallandale FL 305-962-9428 Stephanie Perlman perlmansteph@gmail.com

Danel Rozman danielrozman766@gmail.com Needham MA 617-792-7200 Zhaneta Rozman zhannarozman@yahoo.com

Jonny Peters jonnypgoal@gmail.com Holliston MA 781-910-9025 Stephen Peters sipeters10@gmail.com

Jonathan Rubin jonnyrub08@gmail.com Franklin MA 617-596-9029 Larry Rubin larry@swipeit.com

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Avishai Schechner avischechner@icloud.com Needham MA 617-964-4332 Ranen Schechner ranens@yahoo.com Micah Schechner micahschechner@icloud.com Needham MA 617-964-4332 Ranen Schechner ranens@yahoo.com Samuel Schreiber sammyschreiber05@icloud.com Rockville MD 301-424-2226 Rachel Schreiber rachel.schreiber@gmail.com Henry Schutzbank hschutzbank07@icloud.com North Andover MA 978-662-0527 Jen Schutzbank jencreem@aol.com Jamie Schutzbank jschutzbank09@icloud.com North Andover MA 978-662-0527 Jen Schutzbank jencreem@aol.com Max Shabashov Newton MA 617-513-7036 Diana Shabashov dianacohen1971@gmail.com

Cameron Sinay Westport CT 516-578-7525 Rachel Sinay rachel.sinay@gmail.com Jacob Smith jrs221@students.needham.k12. ma.us Needham MA 781-444-4123 Pamela Smith pgs@tkcklaw.com Judah Spiro Holliston MA 508-782-0853 Adrienne Porter seahorsesforevah@yahoo.com Sam Starr Essex Junction VT (802) 881-4905 Jason Starr jstarrski@yahoo.com Leo Steindecker leo.steindecker@cesjds.org Chevy Chase MD 301-718-1763 Beth Steindecker bmantz@washingtonanalysis.com Matthew Steindecker matthew.steindecker@gmail.com Chevy Chase MD 301-718-1763 Beth Steindecker bmantz@washingtonanalysis.com Evan Stern Needham MA 781-400-5585 Alyssa Stern alyssagilbert@yahoo.com


ADDRESS SECTION Dmitiry Taradai SUDBURY MA 978-908-0957 Ekaterina Taradai ktaradai@comcast.net Adam Tercatin atercatin@gmail.com Needham MA 781-433-9921 Amy Tercatin astlaw@gmail.com Elias Troderman elitroderman@gmail.com Brookline MA 617-418-0028 Debra Troderman dpartera@gmail.com Eli Turgel Needham MA 781-449-1327 Charla Turgel charla@watkin.com

Jeremy Turgel jeremy.turgel@icloud.com Needham MA 781-449-1327 Charla Turgel charla@watkin.com Max Veksler Mveks2@gmail.com Chevy Chase MD 301-312-6300 Michael Veksler mveksler@mac.com Jonah Venditto jvenditto23@mysra.org Providence RI 401-481-2047 Rachel Venditto atlas.venditto@gmail.com DJ Vetstein daniel.vetstein@gmail.com Ashland MA 508-881-8779 Jeff Vetstein jvetter18@gmail.com

Aaron Wachob Westwood MA 617-653-0127 Mary Wachob mary13w@aol.com Ben Wertheim benwertheim17@icloud.com Needham MA 617-429-9553 Jodie Wertheim jdwertheim@comcast.net Jack Wexler jackwex@icloud.com Needham MA 781-559-3162 Jamie Wexler jamiemarmor@hotmail.com Jesse Wexler Needham MA 781-559-3162 Jamie Wexler jamiemarmor@hotmail.com

Ryan Wilkov ryanwilkov@gmail.com Riverwoods IL 847-267-1909 Willie Wilkov willie_wilkov@yahoo.com Nathan Zalvan nathanz330@verizon.net Lynnfield MA 781-334-7146 Rachel Zalvan rachelzalvan@verizon.net Maxwell Zito maxzito114@icloud.com West Hartford CT 203-257-0938 Allison Zito allison.zito@aig.com Charlie Zuker charlie.zuker@gmail.com Brookline MA 617-277-9690 Molly Zuker molly.zuker@comcast.net

STAFF ADDRESSES Nathan Achildiyev Senior Counselor achildiyevn@gmail.com Norwood MA

Eli Blumenstein Junior Counselor eliblume39@yahoo.com NEEDHAM MA

Adam Alter Junior Counselor adamalter912@gmail.com WASHINGTON DC

Sawyer Busny Junior Counselor sbusny@gmail.com Wellesley MA

Simon Bazelon Junior Counselor simonbazelon@gmail.com New Haven CT

Daniel Cantoral Venegas Kitchen Staff daniel.isai81@gmail.com Puebla Puebla

Jay Blumenfeld Senior Counselor jayblumenfeld@gmail.com WAYLAND MA

Liza Dennis Arts and Crafts lizadennis97@gmail.com Sharon MA

Danny Blumenstein Senior Counselor drblumey77@yahoo.com NEEDHAM MA

Leon Dyer Assistant Director leondyer@campavoda.org Belmont MA

Isaac Espinoza Perez Kitchen Staff isaacespinozaperez@gmail.com Tierra Blanca Veracruz Tyler Freedman Junior Counselor tfreedman2021@gmail.com SHARON MA Nate Goldberg Senior Counselor nate.goldberg1@gmail.com NEEDHAM MA Ty Goldstein Color War Administrator tygoldstein99@gmail.com SHARON MA Zack Goodgame Senior Counselor zack.goodgame@gmail.com Needham MA

Jesus Granados Ramirez Kitchen Staff jesus.sebastian.granados@gmail.com

IXTACZOQUITLAN VERACRUZ Ronni Guttin Camp Director ronni@campavoda.org Glocester RI Morgan Hazlett Assistant Chef Mo.hazlett8@gmail.com Otego NY Ben Jacoby Senior Counselor bjacoby@brj.us Franklin MA Fernando Jimenez Santos Kitchen Staff fernandojimenezsantos@hotmail.com

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ADDRESS SECTION Rolando Justo jimenez Kitchen Staff Roli_98_a@hotmail.com RIO GRANDE OAXACA OAXACA STATE Abe Klein Photography Instructor abraham197377@gmail.com Medford MA Eli Kleinmann Senior Counselor elijkleinmann@gmail.com Berkeley CA Max Kleinmann Senior Counselor maxk260@gmail.com GLENCOE IL Courtney Kozloski Nurse courtneykozloski@yahoo.com Middleboro MA Asher Kranowitz Junior Counselor asherkrano@gmail.com Barrington RI Alex Marks Senior Counselor alsm2001@gmail.com NEEDHAM MA Miguel Marquez Campos Kitchen Staff angelcamposf@hotmail.com Ixtaczoquitlan Veracruz Juan Martinez Kitchen Staff juanjomartinez544@gmail.com Mexquitic de Carmona San Luis Potosi Jose Montanez Health Assistant, Driver montanez.jose14@gmail.com Glocester RI Matt Peljovich Senior Counselor 2001mjp@gmail.com NEEDHAM MA

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Chris Phenix Program Director cphenix@middleboro.k12.ma.us Middleboro MA

Roberta Shaw Nurse robertaangeli@comcast.net Middleboro MA

Jason Stelman Senior Counselor jstelman19@gmail.com LYNNFIELD MA

Caden Puccio Senior Counselor cadenpuccio@yahoo.com Delray Beach FL

Owen Sherman Junior Counselor owenasherman@gmail.com WESTPORT CT

Gary Rabinowitz Assistant Director gary.rabinowitz@yahoo.com Cranston RI

Alex Shifman Junior Counselor alex.shifman@yahoo.com Needham MA

Lyn Sullivan Office Manager lyncess1@yahoo.com Middleboro MA Sebastian Vidal Junior Counselor sebluisvidal@gmail.com BROOKLYN NY

Joey Raymond Junior Counselor joeyraymond333@gmail.com Lexington MA

Ethan Shifman Senior Counselor ethanshifman@yahoo.com Needham MA

Jose Rodriguez Alonso Kitchen Staff jra.joey@gmail.com Tierra Blanca Veracruz

Ken Shifman Executive Director ken@campavoda.org Needham MA

Jake Romanow Color War Administrator roman3455@gmail.com SHARON MA

Adin Silva Junior Counselor adinsilva53@gmail.com N. Easton MA

Scott Rubeck Head Chef rubeck2004@yahoo.com Easthampton MA

Gabbi Silvia Office Manager gabdyt@verizon.net Rehoboth MA

Ben Williams Junior Counselor BenjaminWilliams21@students. lmsd.org ARDMORE PA

Paul Samberg Senior Counselor phsam50@gmail.com Sandy Hook CT

Max Singer Junior Counselor maxwsinger@gmail.com Needham MA

Curtis Williams Senior Counselor Curtis.w@verizon.net ARDMORE PA

Arthur Schleifer Junior Counselor aschleifer21@nobles.edu Chestnut Hill MA

Derek Skapars Woodshop Instructor derekskapars@gmail.com Dover MA

Jacob Winn Senior Counselor jhwinn614@gmail.com NATICK MA

Ben Schreiber Junior Counselor benschreiber02@gmail.com Rockville MD

Reese Sock Waterfront Support Reese.sock@gmail.com Providence RI

Max Scribner Senior Counselor maxscribner28@yahoo.com SUDBURY MA

Sharon Sock Yearbook and Marketing Dir. sharonsock18@gmail.com Providence RI

Zack Volinsky Senior Counselor zfvolinsky@gmail.com ACTON MA Maxwell Waltzman Senior Counselor maxwaltzman@gmail.com NATICK MA Anne Welton Nurse kirby307@yahoo.com Barnstable MA


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