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Camp Dudley News Spring — 2013

A Camp Dudley Association Publication Serving Camp Dudley and Kiniya The oldest camp in the country — Since 1885


Key 2013 Dates — Spring Work Weekend May 17 - 19 at both Dudley and Kiniya

Dudley 1st Session Tuesday, June 25 – First Session begins Saturday, July 20 – 1st Session Parents’ Day Sunday, July 21 – First Session ends 2nd Session Tuesday, July 23 – Second Session begins Saturday, August 17 – Parents’ Day Sunday, August 18 – Camp ends. Pick-up after Chapel 2013 Camp Dudley Reunion (CDA) August 22-25

Kiniya 1st Session Tuesday, June 25 – First Session begins Friday, July 19 – Parents’ Day Saturday, July 20 – First Session ends 2nd Session Tuesday, July 23 – Second Session begins Friday, August 16 – Parents’ Day Saturday, August 17 – Second Session ends Mini - Camp Sunday, August 18 – Mini-Camp begins Saturday, August 24 – Mini-Camp ends

Cover: Paddling on Lake Champlain on Camp Kiniya’s Junior Beach


Camp Dudley News

Spring 2013

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Departments 2-3 From the Directors 4 Letters 29 The Annual Fund 31 Blast from the Past 34 Kiniya Tea & Leaders’ Luncheon 36 Leaders on the Lake 38 News & Notes 5150- & 75-Year Pins 53 Small World 55 Local North Country News 56 Weddings 58 Future Dudleyites 59 Obituaries Copyright Š2013 CAMP DUDLEY YMCA, INC.Printed by Miller Printing

Board of Managers Dwight Poler, Chairman Bill Combs Rick Commons Anna C. Florence Donna Granfors Betsy Griffith Tony Hawes Lou Jacobs Charlie Johnson, IV Jane Lee Scott Martin Ben Nelson Chris Perry Whitney Phelps Matt Quigley Karen Ramsey Dennis Ryan Ted Smith Mike Stevens Peter Treiber Dick Wallace Director, Camp Dudley Matt Storey Director, Camp Kiniya Marnie McDonagh Business Manager Fred Guffey Leadership & Alumni Outreach Mark Davenport Kiniya Leadership Development Kat Hood Admissions & Program Director Evan George Kiniya Program Director Intern Nick Ansell Development Director Dave Langston Development Administrator Dawn Gay Communications Coordinator Brendan Loughman Outdoor Program/ Sustainability Director Scott Steen Dudley Food Service Director Dan Stromberg Kiniya Food Service Director Gail Coleman Plant & Property Manager Steve Denton Maintenance Staff Jeff Schwoebel, Ben Sudduth, Roger Bigelow, Mike D’Amico, Angie Hill, John Tomkins Office Staff Anita Johnson Camp Dudley Association Jay Wells, President Marcus Chioffi, Vice President Publication Assistance SPRING  2013 John and Martha Storey

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Spring 2013

Dear Dudleyite: Some of  the  earliest  lessons  that  I  learned  as  a  camper  still  hold   true  today.    

“Leave it  better  than  you  found  it.”  For  me,  this  is  the   ultimate  statement  of  sustainability.  It  comes  to  mind  as  we  get  our   cabins  and  equipment  prepared  for  our  campers.  Each  has  been   cleaned  and  stored  so  that  we  can  pick  up  where  we  left  off  last   summer.  This  motto  also  pertains  to  Camp  in  its  broadest  sense.   What  can  each  of  us  do  to  leave  a  lasting  legacy  so  that  Dudley  is   Dudley  Director  #13804  Matt  Storey  showing the  way  on  Opening  Day even  better  for  future  generations?  If  we  can  leave  Camp  Dudley   and  our  communities  better  than  we  found  them,  then  we  can  call   ourselves  excellent  stewards.  Yes,  our  campus  is  beautiful,  but  we  should  strive  to  con-­ stantly  improve  it,  and  its  long  term  health  and  stability.    Read  more  about  our  efforts   led  by  Sustainability  Coordinator  Scott  Steen  on  page  10. “If  you  pack  it  in,  pack  it  out.”  I’ve  heard  this  at  every  hike  briefing,  and  it  has   been  a  way  of  life  for  our  campers  for  decades.  Every  time  we  head  into  the  woods,  we   are  asked  to  tread  lightly  on  the  trails,  to  bring  all  of  our  garbage  out  and  to  leave  the   beauty  of  the  Adirondacks  unspoiled.  As  one  of  the  largest  user  groups  in  the  Park,  the   way  we  carry  ourselves  can  have  a  tremendous  impact.  Our  campsites  should  be  left   so  that  no  one  would  ever  know  that  we  were  there.  This  also  rings  true  on  our  own   campus.  If  a  camper  brings  something  to  camp,  we  (and  his  parents!)  expect  that  he  will   bring  it  home  with  him.  And  we’ll  always  remember  Willie  telling  us,  “You  see  a  piece   of  paper  –  you  pick  it  up!”  You’ll  see  that  we  have  partnered  with  the  Leave  No  Trace   Center  for  Outdoor  Ethics  to  further  strengthen  our  own  outdoor  education  curriculum.  

“Eat what  you  put  on  your  plate.”  Mom  and  Dad  always  said,  “clean  your  plate,”   and  in  Beckman  Hall  we  encourage  campers  to  do  that  while  trying  new  things.  This   year  we  are  making  a  significant  change  in  the  way  we  run  Dudley’s  food  service  in   hiring  Dan  Stromberg  as  the  Food  Service  Director  to  develop  an  in-­house  program,   increasing  our  control  of  the  food  quality  being  offered.  We  are  partnering  with  lo-­ cal  farms  to  procure  local  produce  and  meats,  creating  a  more  wholesome  menu  and   encouraging  lifelong  healthy  eating  habits.  We’re  also  bringing  Dudley’s  bakery  back  to   full  operation  with  local  employees.  We’ve  partnered  with  Cornell  Cooperative  Exten-­ sion’s  Adirondack  Harvest  (adirondackharvest.org)  to  facilitate  relationships  with  local   producers.   These  early  life  lessons  are  as  important  today  as  they  were  in  summers  past.  I’m  proud   that  Dudley  is  an  ever  evolving  organization  that  stays  true  to  its  roots,  and  works  to  be   the  best  camp  it  can  be.  Perhaps  the  best  is  yet  to  come. Respectfully, Matt  #13804

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Greetings from Kiniya! With  full  enrollment  in  both  First  and  Second  Session,  the  planning  of   Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya’s  8th  summer  is  well  underway! Each  and  every  year  we  search  for  the  best  possible  candidates  to  live  with   the  girls  and  guide  them  throughout  the  summer.  We  continue  to  explore   new  and  creative  ways  to  prepare  our  leadership  teams  and  offer  each  girl   as  much  support  as  possible  to  best  prepare  them  for  their  ultimate  goal   of  becoming  a  Leader.  As  a  result,  we  are  very  pleased  to  report  that  2013   will  mark  the  first  year  in  Kiniya  history  that  100%  of  our  Aides,  JL’s,  AL’s   AND  Leaders  have  been  at  Kiniya  for  a  previous  summer!

Kiniya  Director  #20001  Marnie   McDonagh,  taking  time  with  her  girls

In  addition,  we  have  spent  a  significant  part  of  the  off-­season  focusing  on   the  current  program  offerings  at  Kiniya  and  identifying  areas  for  potential   growth.  Through  a  thorough  review  and  evaluation,  we  solicited  input  from  current   camper  families  and  are  proud  to  announce  the  following  for  the  coming  summer:   ‡2XU3URJUDPFRQWLQXHVWRH[SDQGEH\RQGWKHJDWHVZLWKWZRJURXSVSDUWLFLSDWLQJLQ off-­campus  adventures.  Five  girls  have  been  selected  to  participate  in  the  second  Dudley   NOLS  experience  and  four  girls  have  been  selected  to  participate  in  the  second  Ger-­ man  Exchange  Program. ‡:HZLOOEHRIIHULQJD5LGLQJ0DMRUIRUJLUOVLQWHUHVWHGLQULGLQJPRUHIUHTXHQWO\ while  maintaining  opportunities  for  all  girls  to  participate  in  trail  rides,  lake  rides,  and   grooming. ‡:HDUHLQYHVWLQJLQRXU:DWHUIURQWSURJUDP:HKDYHEHDXWLIXOODNHIURQWSURSHUW\ DQGZLWKDQH[SDQGHGVWDLUDQGGRFNV\VWHPRXUFDPSHUVZLOOEHDEOHWRHQMR\WKHZD-­ terfront  at  Senior  Beach  in  deeper  waters,  better  than  ever  before. ‡$VLQWHUHVWLQRXUWKHDWHUGHSDUWPHQWJURZVZHZLOOEHIXOO\HYDOXDWLQJRXUFXUUHQW theater  structure  and  begin  the  planning  phase  for  a  new  facility. +DYLQJMXVWUHWXUQHGIURPWKH1DWLRQDO&DPS$VVRFLDWLRQ&RQIHUHQFHLQ'DOODV7; I  am  more  excited  for  the  season  ahead  and  more  appreciative  for  the  opportunity   to  serve  Camp  than  I’ve  ever  been.  I  get  to  work  with  an  incredible  team  of  inspiring   people  and  have  a  chance  to  support  and  help  develop  children,  mentor  staff  and  part-­ ner  with  parents  every  single  day  –  it  simply  does  not  get  any  better  than  that!   With  hopes  for  some  early  signs  of  Spring.   Fondly,   Marnie  #20001

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Letters . . . The  Camp  Dudley  News  received  a  terrific  letter  from   #4918,  Bill  Denhard. “Just  to  show  you   how  long  memo-­ ries  of  Camp   Dudley  last,  my   age  has  reached   beyond  90,  and   my  camp  number   is  #4918.  From   1932  to  1941  I  did   a  lot  of  growing   up  at  Dudley.          “Now  that  I’m   #4918  Bill  Denhard,  back  row,  2nd  from   not  ‘doing’  every   right,  Beal  Leader  in  1941 minute,  I  can   search  out  from  my  memory  some  of  the  things  that   made  Dudley  memorable  to  me,  and  put  all  together,   helped  make  me  who  I  am  –  with  whom  I  am  at  peace,   WKRXJKVWLOOHDJHUWROHDUQPRUHDQGDJHDGMXVWHGGR more.          “My  parents  knew  Chief  Beckman  growing  up  in   New  York  City,  so  when  I  was  12,  they  sent  me  off   via  train  from  NYC  to  Westport  for  my  first  summer   at  Camp.  Dudley  had  its  first  two  cabins.  Most  of  us   resided  in  big  white  tents  scattered  about  the  edge  of   the  campus  for  the  next  few  years.  We  slept  in  double   decker  canvas  sling  bunks.    In  hot  weather,  we  would   roll  up  the  sides,  tie  back  the  end  flaps  and  get  plenty   of  air.  I  remember: ‡6WLOOWKLQWRGD\,EHFDPHNQRZQDVÂłWKHJDOORSLQJ hairpin.â€?  I  fitted  it  dynamically  and  physically. ‡7KDW,KDGWROHDUQWKDWWKHZRUOGZDVLVVKDUHGDV is  responsibility,  and  you  own  up  to  it,  too. ‡6DWXUGD\1LJKW6KRZVDQGWKH%LJ6KRZWKHODVW weekend  where  we  found  that  no  matter  how  signifi-­ cant  a  person  was  in  the  operation  of  Dudley  .  .  .  Chief,   sports  leaders,  music  leaders,  cabin  leaders,  and  all  of   us  campers,  too  .  .  .  one  could  take  part  in  a  farce,  be   parodied  in  a  skit,  and  still  be  held  in  respect  for  one’s   self,  leadership  and  responsibility  the  next  day.  There  is   no  need  to  be  pompous,  if  one  is  capable. ‡:RUNLQJZLWK6WHYH%URGLHLQWKHVKRSDVKLVDV-­ sistant,  and  sleuthing  out  with  the  help  of  cabin  leader  

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#4616  Bob  Cushman  an  errant  camper,  who  pur-­ loined  some  hammered  and  etched  ashtrays  (bet  you   don’t  make  them  now).  I  remember  Chief  speaking  to   that  camper  in  quiet  but  very  firm  tones,  that  his  way   wasn’t  the  Dudley  way  and  that  he’d  better  get  with  it   or  lose  out.  When  Chief  was  serious,  you  showed  some   respect,  period. ‡&KLHIDWEDWWLQJSUDFWLFH IRUKLP DOPRVWHYHU\ noon  before  lunch  slugging  them  out  with  a  fungo  bat   to  twenty  some  of  us  campers. ‡:LQQLQJWKHIXQQLHVWIDFHFRQWHVWE\QRWPDNLQJD face. ‡0RUQLQJGLSZLWKRWKHUOHDGHUVRII&KLHIÂśVGRFN There  was  much  good  natured  banter  to  start  the  day. ‡/HDUQLQJZKDWSDQLFFDQGRZKHQRQHRIP\FDELQ campers  asked  me  to  swim  with  him  as  he  took  his   deepwater  swim  test.  About  half  way  into  the  test,  and   while  doing  quite  well,  he  panicked,  said,  ‘I  can’t  do  it,’   DQGMXVWVDQN,JXHVVWKDWÂśVZKDW,ZDVWKHUHIRU1H[W time  he  passed. ‡,Q-XO\Âł:URQJ:D\&RUULJDQ´IOHZWR'XE-­ lin,  Ireland,  having  ‘followed  the  wrong  end  of  the   compass’  based  on  a  failed  flight  plan  to  California.   Conspiring  Dudley  leaders  said  Corrigan  was  coming   to  Camp.  They  picked  up  an  arriving  Dudleyite  leader   in  Westport,  dressed  him  in  aviators  garb  and  trium-­ phantly  drove  him  in  the  Camp  gate  with  the  Camp   band  playing  and  everyone  cheering  him  as  “Wrong   Way  Corrigan.â€?  They  kept  it  going  for  three  days. ‡+LNLQJILUVWDVFDPSHUWKHQDVOHDGHURQILYHGD\ hikes  with  wonderful  Dudley  companions  and  one   misbehaving  one.  The  hike  leader  and  I  had  chosen  to   go  through  Indian  Pass,  which  was  seldom  done.  At   lunch,  one  camper  asked  permission  to  go  ahead  to  a   fork  in  the  trail  and  wait  for  us.  After  hammering  him   to  be  sure  and  wait,  the  leader  and  I  said,  ‘OK.’  That   was  the  last  we  saw  of  him  for  three  hours.  I  was  head-­ ing  the  group  minus  one,  and  tracking  his  footprints.   As  we  came  over  a  wooded  rise  along  a  sloping  hillside   we  found  him  in  the  middle  of  the  trail,  not  having   WKHOHDVWLGHDZKHUHKHZDV+HKDGMXVWEHHQWRWKH bottom  of  the  hill  hoping  to  find  the  trail  or  a  stream   he  could  follow.  Not  having  found  either  he  was  on  the   way  up  the  hill  to  see  if  he  could  see  anything.  Lesson   learned  –  never  let  someone  leave  the  group.  And,   can  anyone  tell  me  why  that  miraculous  coincidence  


Letters occurred?   (Years  later,  I  recognized  that  my  bond  with   our  three  sons  was  built  on  our  hiking  together.) ‡7DNLQJDOOWKHJURXSFDELQSLFWXUHVIRUWKHILUVWLVVXH of  Last  Whistle,  created  by  #5620  Norm  Ludlow,  which   was  sent  out  in  October. ‡*RLQJILVKLQJDWDP ZLWKSHUPLVVLRQ LQRQH of  the  row  boats  and  coming  back  with  one  or  two   pickerel  for  our  cabin  group’s  breakfast.  Murphy,  on   the  kitchen  crew,  was  an  avid  fisherman,  and  always   admired  my  catch  and  asked  where  I  caught  them,  and   often,  I’m  sure,  supplemented  my  catch. ‡/HDGLQJDQRYHUQLJKWFDELQKLNHDQGZDWFKLQJVRPH of  the  campers  set  their  bedrolls  off  in  the  woods,  each   to  himself  until  I  told  ghost  stories  and  one  by  one   they  moved  back  in  with  the  rest  of  us.  (Notice,  I  didn’t   say  sleeping  bags.) ‡:LWKRWKHUOHDGHUVDIWHUOLJKWVRXWRQWKH$YHU\ Boathouse  porch  pondering  the  universe,  where  it  all   began,  and  us  as  infinitesimal  specs  residing  in  it. ‡7KH,QGLDQ3DJHDQWZKHQRQH\HDUWKH,QGLDQ camp  fires  produced  only  smoke,  and  I,  having  built   the  fires,  was  invited  to  a  meeting  with  Chief  the  next   day.  The  cause:  the  wood  choppers  previously  had   provided  dry  wood,  but  this  time  a  new  crew  did  not.     Chief  said  he  would  be  in  charge  of  the  wood  gather-­ ing  hereafter.  He  was  not  cheerful,  but  ne  never  raised   his  voice. ‡%HLQJLQDZHRI,QGLDQ(DJOH(\HDFKDUDFWHUZKR came  with  Dudley  and  who  fished  summer  and  winter.   In  the  winter  he  lived  in  a  fishing  shack  out  on  the   Lake  Champlain  ice,  and  I’m  told  had  a  stove  and  a   bottle  to  keep  him  warm.          “Sometimes  it  takes  a  lifetime  to  tie  together  all  the   little  bits  of  your  life.  When  you  pause  to  smell  the   roses,  you  have  a  chance  to  see  how  these  little  bits   each  influenced  your  life,  and  your  perspective  on  life.     Thank  you,  Camp  Dudley!�     ————————————————— Matt  had  a  great  letter  from  #6241  F.  Laurence  Gosnell.   Dear  Matt:    The  envelope  with  your  letter  and  the   50-­Year  Pin  arrived  safely  and  I  want  to  thank  you  for   thinking  of  me.      My  first  year  at  Dudley  was  as  a  Camper  in  1941.   There  were  about  300  campers  that  year.  And  Herman   Charles  “Chief�  Beckman  was  the  Director.  Chief  had  

the  amazing  talent  of  coming  into  a  group  and  being   introduced  to  a  large  number  of  people.  He  would   then  remember  each  personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  name  and  at  the  end  of   the  evening  would  personally  say  goodbye  to  everyone,   calling  them  all  by  the  right  name.  Then  when  he   would  meet  the  campers  and  parents  at  reunions,  he   would  still  know  everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  name.  I  was  only  at  Dudley   for  the  month  of  August  that  year,  but  took  part  in  all   the  activities  available  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  everything  from  swimming   and  diving  to  baseball  and  tennis  to  camping  trips,  as   ZHOODVHQMR\LQJWKHPXVLFDQGSOD\VDW:LWKHUEHH          â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  second  year,  1942,  I  was  the  Junior  Leader  in   Owasco  Lodge,  working  under  the  leader  who  had  a   career  as  a  physician,  Dr.  Ernest  Gosline.  At  the  same   time,  I  also  served  next  door  as  the  Orderly  in  the  In-­ firmary,  working  under  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Hagman.  I  grew   XSLQ$XEXUQ1<MXVWQRUWKRI2ZDVFR/DNHVR,ZDV quite  at  home  that  whole  summer.          â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  the  fall  of  1942,  I  matriculated  in  my  freshman   year  at  Princeton.   Members  of  the   Close  family  had   connections  with   both  Dudley  and   Princeton.  #6107   Ralph  Close  was   two  years  ahead   of  me,  as  I  recall.   His  next  younger   brother,  #6217   Art,  was  a  class-­ mate  of  mine,   and  his  younger   #6241  Larry  Gosnell,  center brother,  #6409   Ray,  was  in  the   Class  of  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;51.  Then,  another  classmate  became  inter-­ ested  in  helping  Dudley,  even  though  he  had  not  ever   been  a  camper.  His  name  was  #15400  Bill  Sword,  and   he  lived  and  worked  in  Princeton  after  graduation.â&#x20AC;?          Larry  went  into  the  Navy  V-­1  Program,  and  follow-­ ing  WW2,  in  July  1946,  had  a  call  from  Chief.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;He   needed  me  to  come  back  to  Dudley  for  the  month  of   August,  where  I  was  Leader  in  Columbia  Lodge.  That   September  I  returned  to  Princeton  for  my  senior  year,   (continued  on  page  53) SPRING  2013

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Dudley Welcomes New Board Members At  the  January,  2013  meeting  of  the  Dudley  Board  of  Managers,  held  in  New  York  City,   Chairman  Dwight  Poler  thanked  retiring  board  members  #12295  Andy  Rosenburgh,  #9977   Chip  Carstensen,  #11152  Ian  Clark  and  #11871  Keven  McCormick  for  their  five  years  of   service  to  Dudley.  He  then  welcomed  the  following  new  members.

#23222  Donna  Granfors Before  she  became  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dudley  wife,â&#x20AC;?  Donna  visited  camp   while  dating  #11202  Roger  (aka  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bearâ&#x20AC;?).    They  returned   frequently  as  a  couple,  then  as  a  family  when  their  children,     #20222  Courtney  and  #19002  Nicholas,  attended  Kiniya   and  Dudley.   Donna  Granfors  with  her  family

Donnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  25+  year  career  with  General  Electric  has  given   her  expertise  in  diverse  areas,  including  Consumer  Finance,   Commercial  Finance,  and  Corporate  Citizenship  and  Volunteerism.  She  has  worked   DVWKH*(:RPHQÂśV1HWZRUN/DUJH(YHQW&RRUGLQDWRUDVZHOODVDQ)03,QVWUXFWRU Grader.  Donna  has  also  served  as  a  manager,  teacher,  and  treasurer  for  both  non-­ profit  and  community  organizations  in  Easton,  CT.       Donna  feels  closely  aligned  with  Kiniya  thanks  to  her  daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  seven  years  there,   yet  is  equally  connected  to  Dudley  through  her  husband,  son,  and  many  years  of   &'$UHXQLRQV'RQQDZHOFRPHVWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRXVHKHUÂł&DPS0RP:LIH´ professional  and  non-­profit  experience  to  support  Dudley  and  Kiniya.

#23033  Louis  Jacobs Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  affiliation  with  Camp  Dudley  began  when  his  son,  #19033  Louis   Jr.    attended  as  a  Cub  in  2005,  then  returned  through  his  year  as  a  Leader.     Daughter  #20330  Charlotte  also  attended  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya.     ,QDIWHUJUDGXDWLQJIURP+DUYDUG/RXLVMRLQHG'HODZDUH1RUWK Company,  a  global  leader  in  hospitality  and  food  service.    He  is  now  a   principal  and  owner  of  Delaware  North.    In  addition,  Louis  is  an  Alternate   Governor  and  Principal  with  the  Boston  Bruins  professional  hockey  team,   owned  by  his  family.     As  an  accomplished  equestrian,  Louis  has  competed  in  horse  sports  for  over  34   years.    He  serves  on  the  Board  of  Directors  for  the  National  Horse  Show,  the  Lake   Placid  Horse  Show,  and  the  United  States  Hunter  Jumper  Association.    He  is  an   active  philanthropist  and  maintains  a  leadership  role  in  both  national  and  regional   organizations. Louis  has  embraced  Camp  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  focus  on  leadership  and  character  development   and  has  made  internship  opportunities  available  to  Camp  Dudley  leaders  and  alumni.    

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#22898  Whitney  Magee  Phelps Whitney  comes  to  Dudley  as  the  only  daughter  of  a  second-­ generation  Dudley  camper.    She  spent  many  summers  at   camp  reunions,  along  with  her  dad  #8498  Jud,  mom  Bonnie   and  brothers  #11738  Wyeth  and  #12354  Chris,  hoping  that   someday  there  would  be  a  girls  camp  equivalent.    Her  two   daughters  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  #22498  Sydney  and  #22708  Rosamond  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  will   now  be  able  to  share  their  own  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya   experiences. Whitney  is  of  counsel  in  the  Health  and  FDA  Business  Group  in  Greenberg   Traurig  LLPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Albany  office.    As  part  of  her  practice,  Whitney  has  facilitated   PDQDJHGFDUHQHJRWLDWLRQVDQGKDVGUDIWHGLQQRYDWLYHFRPSOH[MRLQWYHQWXUH arrangements  between  managed  long  term  care  providers  and  managed  care   organizations.    She  has  published  articles  for  the  American  Health  Lawyers   Association  and  currently  serves  as  a  board  member  for  the  Riverbrook  School   of  Stockbridge,  MA.     Whitney  is  looking  forward  to  helping  share  and  guide  Dudley  policy  and  says,   Âł'XGOH\LVQRWMXVWDUHJXODU<0&$EXWUDWKHUDPDJLFDOSODFHWKDWDOORZV young  girls  and  boys  to  explore  sports,  arts,  their  spirituality  and  leadership   abilities  while  instilling  within  each  of  them  essential  qualities  for  building  a   strong  moral  character.â&#x20AC;?

#10643  Matthew  Quigley Matthew  initially  came  to  Dudley  from  1968-­1974  as  a  camper.   His  younger  brother,  #11184  Peter  followed  in  1971.  From   2006  to  2010,  Matthew  served  his  first  term  on  the  Dudley   Board,  chairing  the  Finance  Committee.    This  experience   allowed  him  to  work  with  the  board  to  expand  and  strengthen   the  Dudley  vision. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  investment  management  career  spans  over  two   decades  with  various  firms  including  Paine  Webber,  DLJ,   Credit  Suisse,  and  GSO  Capital  Partners.  Married  to  Nina   Bogosian  Quigley  for  29+  years,  the  couple  has  three  daughters:  Sona,  Ani,  and   Meline.    Matthew  currently  is  a  board  member  with  the  National  Parks  of  New   York  Harbor  Conservancy,  the  Near  East  Foundation,  and  the  Cyrus  M.  Quigley   Foundation.     Of  Dudley,  he  says,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  a  world  that  at  times  feels  like  it  is  losing  its  ethical,  moral,  and   spiritual  grip,  Kiniya  and  Dudley  provide  an  oasis  of  compassion  and  commitment   focused  on  serving  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The  Other  Fellow  First.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? SPRING  2013

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Dudley/NOLS Partnership by #15509 Scott Steen

Matt Storey in Sinks Canyon, a world class rock climbing crag, and the Dudley/NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) trip climbing destination. 8

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7KHLQDXJXUDO'XGOH\12/6/HDGHUVKLS7ULSVRI 2012 marked  the  beginning  of  a  true  partnership  in   organizations.  Last  summer,  Camp  Dudley  and  Kiniya   sent  three  trips  of  10-­12  young  leaders  in  training  out   to  Lander,  WY,  to   spend  three  weeks   backpacking  and   rock  climbing  in   Scott  Steen  checking  out   the  Wind  River   how  NOLS  organizes   Mountains.  The   food  for  expeditions trips  went  smoothly   and  feedback  from   the  participants  was   very  positive.  We   are  pleased  with  the   ease  in  which  the   Dudley  motto  and   mission  blended   with  NOLS  cur-­ riculum  to  create  an   amazingly  positive   and  even  transfor-­ mative  experience   for  the  young  men   and  women  in  the   program.    

Dudley/NOLS that we  could  benefit  from  continuing  to  work  together.   Next  summer,  we  will  again  send  three  trips  to  Lander   for  similar  adventures.  Each  trip  will  be  slightly  longer   in  duration  with  more  time  spent  rock  climbing,  and   with  an  even  greater   emphasis  on  how   wilderness  leadership   training  can  translate   into  Camp  Dudley   cabin  leadership.  

Matt Storey,  Scott   Steen  and  Special   Projects  Manager   Brian  Fabel  at  NOLS   Rocky  Mountain,  near   NOLS  headquarters  in   Lander,  WY

Matt, Scott  and  the   12/6WHDPHQMR\HG two  days  together   touring  facilities   including  the  im-­ pressive  NOLS  food   room  used  to  orga-­ nize  hundreds  of   trips’  food  needs,  the   cutting  edge  environ-­ mentally  sustainable   Wyss  Campus,  and   of  course  the  venue   for  the  trip’s  rock   climbing  adventures,   Sinks  Canyon.  Matt   and  Scott  came  away   from  the  experience   excited  to  be  working   together  and  im-­ pressed  by  the  entire   NOLS  operation  and   staff-­  from  the  young   man  fitting  boots   up  to  the  NOLS  Pro   Director.  

In an  effort  to   further  improve  this   experience,  Matt   Storey  and  Scott   Steen  traveled  to   Lander,  WY,  last   December  to  visit   with  the  NOLS  ex-­ ecutive  team.  Time   was  spent  discussing   the  partnership,   the  three  previous   NOLS  reported  on   trips,  and  potential   their  impressions  of   future  endeavors.   our  partnership  in   Both  parties  agreed  that  Dudley  and  NOLS  were  a  good   their  recent  blog  post  on  the  NOLS  Pro  section  of  their   match,  that  our  missions  had  common  ground,  and   website.  Check  out  QR  code.

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Sustainability at Dudley by #15509 Scott Steen

A  single  stream  reycling   system  is  good  for   Dudley  and  the  entire   neighborhood

On  January  4th  this  year  the  entire  Dudley   and  Kiniya  full-­time  staff  sat  down  together  at   a  round  table  to  chat.  We  had  all  gathered  that   day  to  begin  the  New  Year  with  a  discussion  and   workshop  on  the  topic  of  what  Sustainability   means  at  Camp  Dudley  and  Kiniya.  Both  Matt   and  Marnie  were  present,  as  were  heads  of  leader-­ ship,  food  service,  operations,  business,  develop-­ ment,  communications  and  all  other  office  and   maintenance  employees  from  both  sides  of  the   lake.    Led  by  Sustainability  Coordinator  Scott   Steen,  the  group  approached  the  topic  by  first   looking  at  one  well-­accepted  definition  of  sustain-­ able  development,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Triple  Bottom  Line,â&#x20AC;?  which  boils  down  to  People,  Planet,  and   Profit.  We  used  this  as  a  guiding  principle  as  we  evaluated  our  own  task  in  light  of  our   camp  mission  and  began  to  discover  how  our  commitment  to  sustainability  at  Camp   Dudley  would  take  shape.   As  the  group  discussed  the  topic  it  became  clear  that  everything  we  do  at  Camp  is   about  one  thing,  the  kids.  Our  story  is  about  creating  an  amazing,  life-­enhancing  expe-­ rience  for  children  in  a  way  that  promises  that  the  children  of  those  current  campers   and  beyond  can  have  the  same  opportunities.  This  is  a  daunting  task  in  the  face  of   current  global  environmental  degradation  and  social  inequity,  but  Camp  Dudley  is  a   clear  stakeholder  in  finding  solutions  and  is  stepping  up  to  help  show  the  way.  One   outcome  of  this  workshop  was  the  formation  of  a  Dudley  Kiniya  Stewardship  Commit-­ WHHWKDWUHSUHVHQWVDFURVVVHFWLRQRIWKHSHRSOHDQGMREVUHTXLUHGWRUXQDFDPS2XU first  task  was  to  create  a  Sustainability  Statement,  a  public  commitment  that  will  serve   as  a  guide  for  us  to  weigh  our  decisions  against  what  is  sustainable.     The  meeting  was  a  uniting  force  for  our  staff;  it  brought  up  challenges  on  both  sides  of   the  lake.  We  walked  away  from  that  day  both  excited  and  overwhelmed,  all  wishing  we   already  had  the  map  to  guide  us  down  the  path.  With  the  help  of  the  new  Stewardship   Committee,  consisting  of  Jeff  Schwoebel,  Mike  Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amico,  Jess  Storey,  Brendan  Lough-­ man,  Gail  Coleman,  Evan  George  and  Anita  Johnson,  the  next  goal  will  be  to  create   the  Camp  Dudley  Long  Term  Sustainability  Plan.  This  plan  is  already  in  the  works,   and  begins  with  the  very  general  Sustainability  Statement.  In  the  next  year,  we  will  be   SXWWLQJWRJHWKHUWKHSDUWLFXODUVJRDOVDQGEHQFKPDUNVDVZHOODVMXVWKRZZHSODQWR get  there.  The  path  to  sustainability  is  different  for  every  organization,  and  we  hope   to  glean  what  successes  we  can  from  those  ahead  of  us,  and  to  lead  the  way  for  others   behind.  

Camp Dudley Sustainability Statement: At  Camp  Dudley  and  Kiniya,  we  are  committed  to  creating  a  culture  of  sustainability  through   educational  programming,  healthy  living,  environmental  stewardship,  and  responsible  business   practices  in  our  campuses  and  communities.  

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The four  categories  outlined  in  the  statement  account  for  the  “Triple  Bottom  Line”   in  a  way  that  makes  sense  to  Camp  Dudley.  Please  visit  the  website  to  see  the  full  list   of  current  and  future  initiatives.  www.campdudley.org.

Current Exciting Initiatives Educational programming – what we teach and model to the kids: Part of  our  obligation  to  sustainability  and  where  we  can  make  the  biggest   long-­term  difference  lies  in  what  we  teach  the  campers  and  what  they  observe   from  their  leaders  and  staff.  Step  one  is  to  walk  the  walk.  Our  Camp  leader-­ ship,  from  the  Camp  Directors  on  down  to  the  Aides  will  be  kept  up  to  speed   on  any  new  programs  or  initiatives,  why  we  are  doing  them,  and  how  to  do   them.  The  long-­term  goal  is  that  everyone  at  Dudley  understands  why  sustain-­ ability  is  important,  in  both  their  daily  lives  and  the  world  around  them.   Camp  Dudley  has  recently  partnered  with  the  Leave  No  Trace  Center  For   Outdoor  Ethics  (LNT).  This  nationally  recognized  organization  is  helping  to   teach  responsible  outdoor  recreation  through  “relevant  and  targeted  educa-­ tion,  research  and  outreach.”    As  a  partner,  we  plan  to  use  their  teaching  tech-­ niques  in  our  Outdoors  Department,  and  to  have  some  of  our  leaders  and   staff  members  become  certified  LNT  instructors.  This  will  help  us  minimize   our  impact  on  our  local  lands  and  the  heavily  used  Adirondack  and  Green   Mountains.  www.lnt.org.

We have Camp gardens at Kiniya and Dudley that provide educational opportunities as well as fresh veggies

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#22847 Dan Stromberg Named Food Service Director In February, Director of Dudley Matt Storey announced that “Dan Stromberg has joined the year round team as the Camp Dudley Food Service Director. Dan will oversee the transition from an outsourced operation to an in-house operation and will be focused on creating a more wholesome menu for the Camp Dudley community. He has already begun meeting with local vendors, farmers and growers to establish relationships to get the freshest food available. He’ll put together a kitchen team immediately that includes cooks, bakers, utility, prep cooks and dishwashers and has been reaching out to the local community to build the staff to work in Beckman Hall.” “Providing wholesome food is one of the most important things we do at Camp Dudley to keep our campers healthy and energized. The entire Camp community comes together 3 times a day, every day of the season and we have both the responsibility and the opportunity to take advantage of that time to establish good eating habits through a well balanced diet,” says Camp Director Matt Storey. “Dan is the perfect person to get us where we need to be.” Prior to coming to Camp Dudley, Dan was the Food Service Director at the Gwynn Valley Camp in North Carolina. There, Dan operated the kitchen that produced a slow food menu and served nearly 300 campers, with 70% of the food coming from their own farm. He is a trained artisanal baker, with a Masters and Bachelors degree in Wellness and Health Education. He is an avid cyclist and has moved to the Westport area. We are all excited to have Dan on the team.

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Healthy living - wellness, lifestyle: Much of  what  we  already  do  at  Camp  counts  as  healthy   living  practices,  especially  in  the  summer.  The  four   pillars  of  our  camp  program  tell  part  of  this  story-­  Arts,   Athletics,  Spiritual,  and  Outdoors.  Our  goal  is  to  con-­ tinue  this  healthy  balance  while  improving  where  we   can  to  promote  healthy  and  happy  people.   One  aspect  of  this  balance  that  we  are  excited  about   improving  is  what  we  eat.  While  we’ve  always  paid   attention  to  healthy  food  and  nutrition,  we  are  now   taking  full  control  over  this  issue.  As  of  this  winter,   both  Camp  Dudley  and   Kiniya  have  their  own   full  time  Food  Service   We  plan  to  source  50%  of  our   beef  this  summer  from  local   grass  fed  cattle.  This  cow  is   from  DaCy  Meadow  Farms  in   Westport. New  longer-­lasting  standing   seam  metal  roof  on  the   Dining  Hall


Directors. While  many  of  us  are  familiar  with  Kinya’s   amazing  Food  Service  Director  Gail  Coleman,  the   announcement  of  Dan  Stromberg  as  Dudley  Food   Service  Director  is  exciting.  Dan  is  already  working   hard,  sourcing  local  organic  veggies,  grains  and  meats,   cutting  back  on  food  waste,  and  doing  seasonal  and  re-­ gional  menu  planning.  Dan  is  helping  to  make  new  and   exciting  changes  in  the  kitchen  toward  healthier  eating.  

Environmental stewardship – campus greening: Camp Dudley  and  Kiniya  are  truly  beautiful  places   to  be.  They  both  sit  on  the  shores  of  Lake  Cham-­ plain,  framed  by  two  mountain  ranges,  with  farmland  and  rolling  hills   abounding.  There  are  intact  ecosystems  all  around  both  camps,  but   there  are  also  signs  of  environmental  degradation  knocking  at  our  door.   It  is  our  obligation  to  do  our  part  to  preserve  the  health  of  the  environ-­ ment.  There  are  several  practices  that  Camp  Dudley  and  Kiniya  have   been  doing  for  years  to  steward  the  natural  environment,  but  there  is   much  more  that  we  can  do.   Part  of  the  Long  Term  Sustainability  Plan  is  to  be  much  more  efficient   and  intentional  about  what  energy  we  do  use.  This  process  will  begin  with  the  Camp   Dudley  Dining  Hall,  which  is  in  need  of  upgrades  after  years  of  natural  wear  and  tear.   Our  hope  is  to,  over  time,  cut  back  energy  use  in  that  building  by  installing  and  using   more  efficient,  intentionally  placed  appliances  to  conserve  energy.  Through  these  im-­ provements  and  others,  our  goal  is  to  bring  the  dining  hall  down  to  a  net  zero  energy   use  building  in  the  next  few  years

As a  part  of  our  sustainable   forestry  initiative,  trees  from  a   recent  storm  are  milled  and  used   as  campus  building  material.

On top  of  that,  we  are  in  need  of  a  new  roof  on  the  dining  hall.  We’ve  chosen  a  longer   lasting  (100-­year  vs.  30-­year  shingles)  standing  seam  metal  roof  with  the  capacity  to   hold  a  photovoltaic  array  (PV).  This  spring,  construction  began  on  the  roof,  and  by   this  summer  the  dining  hall  roof  will  have  a  grid-­tied  PV  system.  There  will  be  at  least   91,  240  watt  panels  with  the  potential  to  add  more,  capable  of  producing  an  average   of  approximately  30,000-­kilowatt  hours  per  year  (last  year,  the  dining  hall  used  59,040   kwh).  The  system  will  create  electricity  all  year  long,  even  when  the  dining  hall  is  not   in  use,  and  on  a  sunny  day  in  the  off-­season,  the  building’s  meter  may  actually  run   backwards!  

Responsible business practices – operations and planning: In the  face  of  making  changes  at  Camp  to  improve  human  and  environmental  health,   our  organization  must  continue  to  be  run  well  from  a  business  perspective.  We  are   an  important  part  of  the  local  and  regional  economy,  and  a  premier  summer  camp.     While  some  of  these  decisions  may  save  Camp  money  right  away  (like  cutting  back  on   waste  disposal  fees)  others  will  require  a  significant  investment.  Part  of  our  path  toward   becoming  more  sustainable  means  that  we  need  to  make  changes  over  time,  monitor  the   outcomes,  be  transparent  to  the  public,  and  hold  ourselves  accountable  for  our  actions.     A  business  decision  that  we  are  excited  about  is  our  mission  to  move  towards  a  zero   waste  campus.  This  includes  such  practices  as  selective  procurement  of  goods  and  

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services,  better  recycling  and  composting  programs,  smarter   mail  and  package  policies,  and  smarter  use  of  office  supplies   and  cleaning  products.  For  example,  this  fall  Camp  Dudley   initiated  a  single  stream  recycling  program  and  offered  the   service  to  our  neighbors  in  the  community  for  free.  This   practice  promotes  more  recycling  and  makes  economic  sense   because  the  sorting  facilities  are  nearby,  in  Burlington.  This  is   a  practice  that  Kiniya  has  already  been  doing  for  several  sum-­ mers.  Stay  tuned  to  our  Sustainability  Program  at   www.campdudley. org. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  replaced  the  old  heating  system  in   MacLean  Lodge  with  a  new  Energy   Star  super  efficient  propane  gas  boiler. Solar  panels  supply  power  to  the  Gatehouse   at  Kiniya

Bungalow Gets a New Interior Look at As  one  of  Kiniyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  oldest  and  most  beloved  cabins,  the  Bungalow   was  built  in  its  current  position  in  the  1930s.  Originally  designed  to   house  Kiniyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  youngest  age-­group  of  Junior  campers,  the  Bungalow   has  two  separate  wings  housing  three  cabins:  Lakeside,  Meadowside   and  Riverside,  an  open  communal  gathering  space  in  between  the   two  wings,  and  a  bathroom  inside  which  is  shared  by  all  28  occu-­ pants. While  the  Bungalow  itself  is  well  designed  and  in  good  condition,   WKHEDWKURRPKDVEHHQLQQHHGRIDPDMRURYHUKDXOIRUVRPHWLPH Which  brings  our  good  news:  The  Bungalow  bathroom  is  undergo-­ ing  a  new  renovation!  The  ladies  of  Bungalow  (our  oldest  group  of   -XQLRU9LOODJHFDPSHUV ZLOOEHHQMR\LQJDEUDQGQHZEDWKURRP from  floor  to  ceiling,  this  coming  summer!  The  bathroom  will  have   DVLPLODUOD\RXWWRWKH&DG\9DQQHPDQEDWKURRP7KHUHZLOOEHRQH single  back  entrance  to  the  outside  and  one  entrance  in  and  out  of  the   common  room.  Each  of  the  three  cabins  will  also  have  a  door  directly  into   the  common  area!  

Bungalow  at  Kiniya,  the  oldest  cabin  on   campus,  is  being  totally  renovated  for  the  girls   of  2013!

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An Essay by #19958 Jordan Abbasi

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lancing  around  the  hot,  cramped  theater          building,  I  saw  my  eleven-­year-­old  peers        gathered  on  the  floor,  clutching  tattered   hymnals  and  shoving  each  other  playfully.  Two   well-­worn  grand  pianos  sat  at  opposite  ends  of   the  room  like  grandmothers  expressing  disap-­ proval  of  the  rowdy  atmosphere.  None  of  us  had   FKDQJHGRXWRIRXUVSRUWVMHUVH\VRUPXGG\FOHDWV          A  Southern  bass  voice  boomed  out,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How   yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all  doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  tonight?â&#x20AC;?  The  question  was  met  with   DURDUDVNLGVMXPSHGXSDQGGRZQ          Would  we  really  be  singing  hymns  in  soccer  cleats?  Trained  as  a  chorister  in  the  tradi-­ tion  of  English  Cathedral  choirs,  I  knew  about  singing  hymns:  efficient  breaths,  impec-­ cable  diction,  accurate  intonation,  and  proper  blending.  But  now  I  was  at  the  129-­year-­old   Camp  Dudley  in  the  Adirondacks,  and  was  incredulous  that  the  athletes  I  saw  on  the  fields   named  Hymn  Sing  as  their  favorite  part  of  camp.    I  was  about  to  find  out  why.          Our  Music  Director  continued,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  first  hymn  tonight  will  be  hymn  number  32,   Holy,  Holy,  Holy.â&#x20AC;?          I  breathed  in,  focusing  on  my  diaphragm  and  posture.  I  was  reminding  myself  to  shape   P\YRZHOVFRUUHFWO\MXVWDVDZDOORIVRXQGKLWPH7KHER\VDURXQGPHVKRXWHGDQG pumped  their  fists  like  raucous  fans  at  a  rock  concert.  I  thought  to  myself,  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  sing-­ ing.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  yelling!          The  primal  sounds  surrounding  me  seemed  to  mock  the  subdued  reverence  I  associ-­ ated  with  hymns.  Yet  their  exuberant  singing  touched  something  untapped  in  me,  and   ,MRLQHGLQ)RUWKHILUVWWLPHP\VLQJLQJIHOWOLNHDQH[SORVLRQRIHQHUJ\UDWKHUWKDQWKH refined  art  I  had  known.          I  went  on  to  pursue  my  classical  music  training  further.  Taking  up  the  pipe  organ  and   conducting,  I  used  these  new  skills  to  lead  hymns  at  my  church  in  my  role  as  Organ  Scholar.              As  I  worked  to  gain  better  control  over  my  fingers,  I  realized  that,  paradoxically,  the   rules  of  classical  music  were  not  restricting  my  music-­making,  but  freeing  it.  As  my  teach-­ ers  showed  me  how  to  vary  my  technique,  I  gained  a  greater  ability  to  express  myself   through  music.  I  would  lose  myself  in  a  Bach  Fugue  as  I  sat  at  the  organ  in  a  state  of  flow   IRUKRXUVDGMXVWLQJP\SOD\LQJDV,SOHDVHG,ZDVH[SHULHQFLQJDVLPLODUPXVLFDOIUHHGRP to  that  which  drew  the  campers  at  Dudley  to  Hymn  Sing.              Leading  my  church  congregation  through  hymns  from  the  organ,  I  witness  them  experi-­ ence  the  same  musical  freedom  as  they  sing,  even  if  in  a  more  controlled  way  than  the   campers  had.  Now  a  Dudley  counselor,  leading  Hymn  Sing  alongside  the  Music  Director   allows  me  to  facilitate  a  freedom  achieved  by  defying  rules.  I  now  understand  why  I  had   been  drawn  to  Hymn  Sing  as  a  perplexed  eleven-­year-­old.          As  I  take  my  place  at  the  piano  in  the  packed  theater,  a  familiar  voice  booms  out,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How   yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all  doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  tonight?â&#x20AC;?  I  strike  the  opening  chord,  and  as  my  piano  notes  meet  the  cacophony   of  campersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  voices,  what  was  once  an  impenetrable  wall  of  sound  is  now  a  wave  of  melodi-­ ous  music  washing  over  me,  eroding  the  boundaries  between  us.

Jordan Abbasi  was  an   Assistant  Leader  in   Williams  Lodge  last   summer.  A  participant  on   the  final  Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Camping   Society  trip  in  2011,   Jordan  has  a  reputation   on  campus  as  one  of   our  top  musicians.  He   has  been  assisting  James   Mayo  as  a  Hymn  Sing   piano  player  for  several   summers.    With  Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   permission  we  share  with   you  the  college  essay   that  has  helped  garner   entrance  to  Harvard  and   Stanford.  At  this  writing,   he  has  not  made  his  final   decision  where  he  will   matriculate  and  study   (what  else?)  music.

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by #20001  Marnie  McDonagh

From left,  Kari,  Marnie,  Joanie  and  Katie,  leading  the  4th  of   July  Parade  in  the  early  years  of  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya

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t’s  hard  to  believe  that  seven  summers  have  passed        since  Kiniya  became  a  part  of  the  Dudley  family   back  in  2006!  It’s  even  harder  to  believe  that  among   our  2013  Leader  lineup  are  a  number  of  girls  who  were   campers  in  that  very  first  summer! As  we  look  back  on  all  that  we  have  accomplished   throughout  the  years,  we  thought  it  appropriate  to   pay  a  tribute  to  the  first  group  of  women  who  served   in  leadership  roles  at  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya,  and  to   provide  an  update  of  “Where  are  they  now?” Under  the  direction  of  Kiniya’s  first  Leadership  Direc-­ tor,  #16964  Joanie  Chioffi,  the  Leadership  Program   was  fully  implemented  at  Kiniya  in  its  second  summer   –  2007  –  welcoming  ten  Aides;  eight  Junior  Leaders   and  four  Assistant  Leaders.  The  four  Assistant  Leaders   whom  Joanie  supported  that  same  year  were  #19270   Sara  Nelson,  #20472  Lucy  Solie-­Vilker,  #20479   Megan  Powell  and  #20176  Laurel  Henderson,  all  of  

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whom went  on  to  serve  in  the  role  of  Leader.  More  re-­ cently,  Sara  served  as  Theater  Director,  Lucy  as  Junior   Village  D-­Head,  Megan  as  Chapel  Coordinator  and   Laurel  as  Head  Lifeguard.   Joanie  captained  the  Leadership  Program  in  Kiniya’s   early  years  and  served  as  Spiritual  Program  Coordina-­ tor  from  its  beginning.  As  an  experienced  educator   and  coach,  Joanie  brought  leadership  talents  and  an   abiding  commitment  to  the  success  of  the  Kiniya  expe-­ rience.  Joanie  worked  tirelessly  in  support  of  Kiniya’s   first  D-­head  combo,  #19231  Kari  McKinley  (Senior  D-­ Head)  and  #19494  Katie  Gray  (Junior  D-­Head),  both   of  whom  came  to  Kiniya  in  2007  and  brought  with   them  the  feeling  of  pride  in  being  a  cabin  Leader  that   resonates  at  Dudley.   Daughter  of  #10231  Schell  and  Annie  McKinley,  Kari   grew  up  in  Westport,  NY,  and  has  always  had  strong   WLHVWR'XGOH\6KHMRLQHGWKH'XGOH\VWDIILQ


as  Rock  Climbing  Instructor  and  became  Director  of   the  Outdoors  Program  in  2006.  Katie  came  to  Dudley   in  2005  as  a  member  of  the  A-­Hut  through  her  High   School  pal  from  Rumson,  NJ,  #18886  Aidan  Ehren-­ berg.  Seeing  impressive  leadership  potential  in  both   Kari  and  Katie,  Dudley  Director  Andy  Bisselle,  encour-­ DJHGWKHPWRMRLQ0DUQLHDQGKHUWHDPDVWKH\ZRUNHG together  in  creating  the  Leadership  Development   Program  for  girls.   Kariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  natural  ability  to  mentor  and  guide  her  leaders   within  the  Senior  Division  during  the  summers  of   2007  and  2008  prepared  and  equipped  her  beautifully   for  the  position  awaiting  her  return  in  2009,  Aide   through  AL  Mentor.  Working  closely  with  Marnie  and   #20240  Lisa  Barnes,  Kari  stepped  into  this  new  role   at  Camp  with  great  enthusiasm,  designing  and  imple-­ menting  the  Leadership  Training  Model  that  we  use  to-­ day.  Not  only  did  Kari  establish  and  nurture  individual   relationships  with  each  one  of  the  young  women  under   her  guidance,  she  also  organized  a  program  where  they   could  learn  and  grow  in  areas  of  leadership  and  per-­ sonal  development,  ultimately  supporting  them  for  the   future  demands  of  leading  their  own  cabin. Kari  is  a  graduate  of  McGill  University  and  is  currently   enrolled  at  Yale  Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Pediatric  Nurse  Practi-­ tioner  Program.  She  resides  in  New  Haven,  CT.  Kari   returned  to  Kiniya  for  summer  2012  as  Camp  Nurse   and  hopes  to  be  back  part-­time  for  summer  2013.   Since  working  at  Kiniya,  Katie  Gray  earned  her  Mas-­ ters  degree  in  Education  at  Salisbury  University  in   Maryland.  While  earning  her  degree,  she  worked  as   a  Graduate  Assistant  Athletic  Trainer,  helping  their   sports  teams.  Since  2010  she  has  worked  as  an  Athletic   Trainer  at  Ferrum  College  in  southwest  Virginia.  She   lives  with  her  fiance  who  is  the  Assistant  Track  and   )LHOG&URVV&RXQW\FRDFKDW5RDQRNH&ROOHJH7KH\ plan  to  be  married  in  June  2014.  

Katie  says:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  favorite  memories  from  Kiniya  the  first   summer  are  the  Fourth  of  July  parade  and  the  great   costumes  Casbah  cabin  had,  the  hiking  trip  with  the   entire  Junior  Division,  the  Senior  Canoe  Trip,  and  I   made  my  first  fire!  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  forget  the  council  ring  where   all  the  campers  dressed  up  the  leaders  or  the  very   first  council  ring  where  Allison  blew  us  away  with  her   beautiful  version  of  Amazing  Grace  (The  same  version   we  sing  during  Hymn  Sing  today!).  Wow,  lots  of  good   memories.  I  loved  working  at  camp  and  would  love  to   come  back  someday.â&#x20AC;? Since  leaving  Kiniya  after  the  summer  of  2008,  Joanie   continued  to  have  her  own  private  tutoring  business  in   Greenwich,  CT.    Working  one-­on-­one  with  middle  and   high  school  students  in  history  and  English,  she  has   been  able  to  create  her  own  schedule  in  the  evenings.   This  flexibility  has  allowed  her  to  be  home  during  the   GD\ILUVWZLWK-DFN QRZ\HDUVROG DQGPRUH recently,  Caroline  (19  months).  In  addition  to  helping   students  with  content,  Joanie  also  focuses  on  improv-­ ing  their  overall  organization  and  executive  functioning   skills.  The  work  is  rewarding  and  allows  her  to  draw  on   her  14  years  of  classroom  experience.    Besides  tutoring,   Joanie  continues  to  coach  girls  lacrosse  in  Greenwich,   but  now  mainly  runs  clinics  rather  than  coach  one  spe-­ cific  team.  Joanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  favorite  memories  of  Kiniya  include   Hymn  Sing,  the  Fourth  of  July  festivities,  Vespers  and   of  course,  Gailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  amazing  desserts.   Joanie  will  be  returning  in  summer  2013  as  Chapel   Speaker  on  Sunday,  August  11th.  Says  Joanie,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  look   forward  to  bringing  Jack  back  to  Kiniya  and  singing   with  him  in  the  dining  hall  and  also  introducing  every-­ one  at  Camp  to  Caroline.â&#x20AC;?

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Leaders on the Lake â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LakeBook â&#x20AC;&#x153;Build-­A-­Bear, Build-­A-­Bear!â&#x20AC;? by  #20001  Marnie  McDonagh

When  asked  of  the  impact  Sarah  McDonough  has  had  on  our  Kiniya   community,  most  will  quickly  respond  with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who?â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;Ś  When  asked  of   the  impact  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bearâ&#x20AC;?  has  had,  the  list  is  endless.            It  only  takes  one  encounter  with  #21013  Sarah  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bearâ&#x20AC;?  McDonough   to  know  that  there  is  something  special  about  her.  She  has  that  look   in  her  eyes  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  the  look  of  kindness  and  warmth  -­  that  even  a  perfect   stranger  would  notice.  Bear  is  genuine.  She  is  warm  and  loving,  kind   to  every  person  she  encounters.  She  is  true  to  herself,  intensely  loyal,   extremely  level-­headed,  remarkably  gifted,  and  somewhat  mysterious  -­   â&#x20AC;&#x153;where  did  that  nickname  come  from?â&#x20AC;?          Bear  has  a  long  Dudley-­Kiniya  connection.  Her  grandfather,   #15400  William  Sword  Sr.,  who  did  not  attend  Dudley  but  was  a  very   proud  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dudley  Dad,â&#x20AC;?  served  on  the  Dudley  Board  from  1963-­68  and   Marnie  with  Sarah  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bearâ&#x20AC;?  McDonough  at  the  Kiniya   was  CDA  Man  of  the  Year  in  2003.  Bill  and  his  wife  Sally  hosted  the   Tea  over  the  holidays  in  New  York Princeton  Reunion  for  decades.  Their  two  boys,  #9655  Bill  Jr.  and   #9969  Dick  attended  camp  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s.  They  also  had  two  daughters,   Sarah  Lazarus  and  #13331  Mary  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mollyâ&#x20AC;?  Sword  McDonough.  Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Mom,  Molly,  was   DÂłSLRQHHU´LQMRLQLQJ:LOOLH6FKPLGWÂśVHDUO\ZRPHQÂśVVWDIIDW'XGOH\LQWKHÂśV and  she  and  husband  Pete  are  understandably  proud  of  their  Dudley  son  #18794  Tom,   and  their  Kiniya  daughter  #21013  Sarah  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bear.â&#x20AC;?    Bear  comes  to  her  love  of  Dudley  and   Kiniya  naturally.          Prior  to  her  arrival  at  Kiniya,  Bear  attended  Camp  Jeanne  dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arc  in  Merrill,  NY  for   IRXUVXPPHUV,QDIWHUKHUILUVW\HDUDW:HVOH\DQ&ROOHJH%HDUMRLQHGWKH.LQL\D team  as  a  Senior  Division  Leader.  It  was  clear  immediately  that  Bear  was  going  to  make   a  strong  contribution  to  Camp.  However,  we  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  quite  sure  in  what  capacity  this   would  be  as  Bear  has  excellent  sailing  skills,  excitement  for  the  outdoors,  a  passion  for   music  and  a  natural  ability  to  connect  with  girls  of  all  ages.          Her  transition  from  Leader  to  staff  in  summer  2010  was  a  smooth  one,  allowing   Sarah  to  continue  her  outstanding  work  with  girls  while  focusing  on  skills  develop-­ ment  within  program  areas.  Because  of  her  leadership  capabilities,  Bear  served  as   Tripping  Director  in  2010  and  Waterfront  Director  in  2011.  She  successfully  fulfilled   her  Department  head  responsibilities  while  also  serving  as  Spiritual  Music  Director,   supporting  our  weekly  Chapel  service  and  leading  Hymn  Sing.            Having  visited  Dudley  for  numerous  parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  day  visits  to  see  her  brother  Tom,   Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Bear  was  no  stranger  to  Hymn  Sing.  It  was  her  years  at  Jeanne  dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arc  as  a  camper  and   nickname  comes  from  the   rumor  that  she  got  lost  and   her  first  summer  as  a  Leader  at  Kiniya,  however,  that  gave  her  the  confidence  and  the   knowledge  of  how  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;feminizeâ&#x20AC;?  the  hymn  sing  experience.  She  took  our  century  plus   spent  an  overnight  at  the   Build-­A-­Bear  Factory  when   Dudley  tradition,  honored  its  purpose,  and  then  creatively  allowed  girls  to  shape  it   she  was  a  little  girlâ&#x20AC;Ś  Only   into  something  truly  special.  When  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya  was  created,  it  was  a  mix   she  knows  the  truth  behind   of  Kiniya,  Dudley  and  Jeanne  dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arc.  Now,  with  Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  contributions,  she  has  added   the  rumor    .  .  .   an  important  voice  to  the  formation  of  a  new  culture.  (The  story  of  how  Bear  conceived   and  wrote  â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Neath  the  Pinesâ&#x20AC;?  was  carried  in  the  2012  Spirit  which  was  dedicated  to  Bear  and   can  be  viewed  online  at  http://campdudley.org/new-­publications-­page/)          Thank  you,  Bear,  for  your  countless  contributions  to  Camp,  for  your  leadership  of   Hymn  Sing  and  for  your  gift  of  song.  We  are  eternally  grateful  to  you!

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en  men  walked  into  the  Stacy   Brook  Wilderness  on  solid   ground  under  clear  skies,  and   walked  out  in  30  inches  of  snow   and  a  full  on  blizzard.  What  an   amazing  trip.  On  Dec  26,  2012,   eight  young  men  from  Dudley   showed  up  at  Camp  to  embark  on   the  2012  Winter  Leadership  Trip.   Accompanied  by  trip  leaders  #15509   Scott  Steen  and  #17676  Dylan   Pollock,  the  boys  packed  a  great  deal   of  winter  wonderland  adventure,   leadership  training,  and  backcountry   VKHQDQLJDQVDVSRVVLEOHLQWRMXVW six  days.  The  group  spent  a  day   volunteering  their  time  with  alumnus   #10231  Schell  McKinley  on  a  local   +DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\KRXVHSURMHFW two  days  living,  working  and  playing   at  the  Stacy  Brook  Yurt  Village   with  a  new  wood  stove,  a  day  of  ice  

climbing,  and  two  days  snowshoeing   through  the  frozen  Adirondack   wilderness.  The  boys  were  often   challenged  in  this  snowy  backcountry   setting  and  grew  as  leaders  through   making  difficult  mistakes  and   celebrating  amazing  successes.  #21110   Owen  Beal  reflected,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;As  a  leader,  I   am  going  to  have  to  make  sure  that   everyone  is  having  fun  while  being   safe.  Sometimes  this  means  stepping   up  and  facing  the  adversity  of  an   entire  group  and  hoping  they  will   take  your  advice  with  a  smile  and  not   be  too  upset  by  it.â&#x20AC;?  From  planning   and  cooking  meals  to  being  leader   for  the  day,  to  leading  vespers  and   hikes,  the  eight  Dudleyites  took  away   valuable  leadership  skills,  outdoor   skills,  and  a  feeling  of  brotherhood   amongst  peers  and  friends.  

Participants  in  the  Winter  Leadership  Trip   were  Owen  Beal,  Henry  Moyle,     Chris  Tozzi,  Kevin  Longo,  Aidan  Moran,   David  Ballinger,  Sterling  Meacham, Duncan  Sewall,  Dylan  Pollock,   Paul  Adams,  and  Scott  Steen

Winter Leadership Trip by #15509 Scott Steen

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The Dudley  Circle  of  Life  

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by #11264  Mark  Davenport  

f course,  certain  feel-­good  stories  aren’t   confined  to  the  ones  we  tell  at  Camp  Dudley   –  a  kid  gets  a  helping  hand,  grows  up  into  a   standout  citizen  and  helps  others  the  same  way  he  was   KHOSHG,WMXVWVRKDSSHQVWKDWWKLVVWRU\LVD'XGOH\ version  and  a  sweet  one  for  me  to  share  with  you.   I  brought  a  young  boy  from  my  building  in  Harlem,   NY,  down  to  the  Henry  Street  Settlement  House   to  meet  Doctor  William  J.  Schmidt  in  the  fall  of   1986.  Doctor  Schmidt  showed  me  his  notes  after  his   interview  with  the  lad.  There,  in  Willie  scrawl,  were   two  words:  “Davo’s.  Take.”  That  following  summer,   .XUWLV/HVOLHMRLQHG2ZDVFR/RGJHDVD&XE By  his  own  admission,  Kurtis  was  “a  little  rough   around  the  edges,”  but  his  five  summers  at  Camp  were   some  of  the  most  formative  of  his  young  life.  “Being  in   another  place  opens  your  mind  .  .  .  to  see  that  there’s   more  out  there  to  achieve.”     In  2008,  I  got  a  great  call  from  Kurtis  informing   me  that  he  was  finishing  his  degree  in  Education   in  America  and  asking  if  he  could  come  for  a  visit.   He  brought  his  lovely  bride,  Rowena,  with  him  to   Westport  for  a  week  that  summer  and  returned   the  following  summer  to  work  for  us  in  the  A-­Hut.     (Author’s  note:  He  did  demonstrate  at  this  time  that   he  still  needs  to  work  on  a  decent  cross-­over  dribble.)     Kurtis  was  soon  named  the  Principal  at  the  Coolgardie   &$36VFKRRO KWWSDLFVZDHGXDXVFKRROVFDSV coolgardie)  in  his  native  Australia.  CAPS  schools  are   Christian  Aboriginal  Parent-­Directed  Schools  that  aim   to  see  that  “the  potential  of  each  student  is  achieved   through  a  partnership  between  parents,  staff  and   the  community  according  to  the  beliefs  and  values  

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of  the  Christian  faith  and  displayed  in  the   principles  of  personal  transformation,  character   GHYHORSPHQWVDIHW\RSSRUWXQLW\MXVWLFH equity,  pride  and  self  worth.â&#x20AC;?    Sound  like  any   place  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  heard  of?    In  my  opinion,  they   found  the  best  family  to  fulfill  this  mission. It  was  not  long  after  Kurtisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  return  to  Dudley   that  the  idea  of  getting  some  of  his  students   to  Camp  began  to  take  shape.  With  his  and   Rowenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  diligent  work  to  find  sponsorship,  the  first   of  Coolgardie  CAPS  students  arrived  in  Westport  this   past  summer.  Through  the  generosity  of  several  mining   companies  in  the  Goldfields  of  the  remote  villages  of   Western  Australia,  #22790  Antonio  Madariaga  and   #22789  Kobe  Banks  spent  the  First  Session  in  the   Senior  and  Junior  Divisions  respectively.

Kurtis  Leslie,  left,  Antonio  Madariaga  and  Kobe  Banks  at   Dudley  last  summer

The  fundraising  process  became  a  priority  for  many   of  the  businesses  in  the  Coolgardie  community  when   Rowena  and  Kurtis  began  to  pitch  the  idea.  In  short   RUGHU;VWUDWD1LFNHO,QGHSHQGHQFH*URXS-DELUX Metals,  AngloGold  Ashanti,  Bundarra  Contracting,   Jarrah  Fire  Drilling,  Mindax  Limited  and  the  generous   folks  at  Coolgardie  Shire  Council  all  got  involved  in   the  effort.  As  with  all  of  our  community  partners,   we  are  so  grateful  to  our  friends  in  Western  Australia   without  whom  the  lives  of  these  two  fine  young  men   and  the  lives  of  those  campers  in  Union  Lodge  and   Cornell  Lodge  would  not  have  been  forever  enriched   by  the  experience.  May  this  be  the  first  of  a  continued   succession  of  students  from  Coolgardie.  We  thank  the   boys,  the  businesses  for  their  generosity  and  support,   our  friends  at  Coolgardie  CAPS  and  my  old  down stairs  neighbor  and  his  beautiful  wife  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Kurtis  and   Rowena.  Thanks  to  all  involved,  the  circle  starts  anew.

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Q&A With The Brouse Brothers by #15877 Brendan Lefty Loughman

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amp Dudley Alums and brothers #16472 Billy & #17772 Sam Brouse have been on quite a musical journey since leaving Dudley. They re both in an Asheville, North Carolina based band called Papadosio and they re touring the country showcasing their new Album T.E.T.I.O.S.

Recently I spoke with the Brouse Brothers about Dudley, music, and the adventures ahead for Papadosio.  Q:  Tell  us  a  little  about  your  years  at  Dudley.   Dudley  motto  holds  sway  in  the  music  business,  at  least   I  feel  it  does.  People  say  it  is  a  tough  business,  which  it   Billy:  I  started  as  a  cub   is,  but  what  business  isn’t?  I  think  that  if  you  put  others   in  ‘95  in  Adirondack,  led   before  yourself,  it  comes  back  around  in  all  aspects  of   by  #13840  Mac  Howi-­ life,  and  our  message  as  a  band  of  consciousness  and   son.  Honestly  one  of  the   stewardship  towards  your  fellow  man,  the  environment   best  summers  of  my  life!   and  your  own  well-­being  was  definitely,  for  me,  shaped   Stayed  at  Camp  through   in  a  big  way  by  Camp  Dudley. my  AL  year  and  also   took  part  in  the  German   Sam:  Dudley  has  shaped  everything  I  have  done.    All   throughout  school  I  tried  my  best  to  be  friends  with   Exchange  program  my   Aide  year.  I’ve  been  back   HYHU\NLQGRISHUVRQLWZDVMXVWQDWXUDODIWHUJRLQJWR camp.    I  learned  so  much  about  humility  and  empathy   for  visits  and  surprise   at  Dudley  and  it  is  impossible  for  those  kinds  of  lessons   hellos  many  times  since   then  (thank  you  Davo!).     to  fade  away    —  they  carry  over  into  my  everyday  life.     #16472 Billy Brouse When  I  decided  to  leave  college,  I  remember  think-­ Aaron Lingenfelter / Wide Aperture Images Always  interesting  show-­ ing  of  all  the  rest  periods  I  spent  in  Witherbee  at  the   ing  up  at  camp  with  a   piano  practicing.  I  realized  that  music  was  always  what  I   bunch  of  weird  looking  musicians  on  their  day  off! wanted  to  do. Sam:  I  was  a  ’99  Cub.  I  also  opted  out  my  Aide  year   Q:  Give  us  a  little  history  on  how  the  band  got  started   to  go  on  the  German  Exchange  Program.  That  was   and  the  growth  that  you’ve  experienced  through  the   definitely  one  of  the  most  memorable  trips  of  my  life.   past  seven  years.   That  trip  was  also  where  I  got  into  the  band  Radio-­ head,  thanks  to  #18135  Carsten  Tech,  which  has  totally   shaped  my  musical  life. Q:  Have  any  of  the  values  and  lessons  learned  at  Dud-­ ley  helped  shape  the  way  you  tackled  what  you  do  now   in  Papadosio? Billy:  Most  definitely.  The  first  time  I  was  ever  onstage   was  my  Junior  year  at  Mellowfest.    I  played  drums  with   a  couple  of  buddies,  I’ll  never  forget  that  feeling  of   being  up  there  for  the  first  time.  I  still  get  that  feel-­ ing  every  time  I  walk  out  onstage  before  a  show.  The  

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#17772 Sam Brouse

Photo: August Joseph Heisler IV


Billy: The  band  formed  in  Athens,  Ohio  from  a  weekly   RSHQMDPQLJKW:HDOONHSWFRPLQJRQWKHVDPHQLJKWV and  before  you  knew  it  we  decided  to  form  a  band.  We   rehearsed  for  almost  a  year  before  we  played  our  first   show,  which  looking  back,  is  crazy  but  it  all  worked  out.   We’ve  been  rollin’  along  ever  since!  

Photo: Aaron Engler a refreshing  day  off.  Can’t  wait  to  do  that  again  some-­ time!   Q:  If  you  could  play  a  show  anywhere  in  the  world,   where  would  it  be?  

Billy:  I’d  really  like  to  play  overseas.  Japan  sounds  like   Sam:    Papadosio  was  my  big  brother’s  band.    I  was  (and   it  has  an  incredible  market  where  I  think  we’d  do  very   am)  so  proud  of  him,  but  I  was  genuinely  obsessed  with   well,  and  I’d  also  like  to  headline  Red  Rocks  (in  Colo-­ their  music.    I  would  go  to  every  show  I  could.  We  had   rado)  someday.   always  talked  about  my  being  in  the  band,  but  I  kind  of   Sam:    Madison  Square  Garden  would  be  amazing. took  it  into  my  own  hands,  stopped  studying  music  at   Skidmore  to  play  with  them.    It  has  been  a  crazy  road   Q:  Best  water  fountain  at  Camp  Dudley?  I’m  still   since  then,  and  we  are  working  really  hard.  It  was  the   sticking  with  tennis  court/upper  fields.  What  say  you? best  decision  I  have  ever  made. Billy:    We’ve  put  together  a  festival  called  Rootwire,  in   Billy:  I  sincerely  agree  with  you  on  that  one.  Nothin’   its  fourth  year  this  summer.  It’s  a  music  and  arts  festival   like  that  oasis  on  a  90  degree  day. in  the  hills  of  Logan,  Ohio.  It  offers  live  music,  live   art,  and  presentations  from  some  of  the  most  forward   thinking  people  in  the  country. Sam:    The  main  focus  of  Rootwire  is  “The  Other  Fel-­ low  First.”    While  it  is  not  openly  discussed  as  such,  we   try  to  create  an  environment  for  people  to  escape  their   everyday  lives  in  hopes  that  they  can  see  that  being  nice   and  happy  can  be  a  part  of  your  everyday  life  .  .  .  it  does   QRWKDYHWREHMXVWDQHVFDSH Q:  Favorite  Hymn  Sing  song? Billy:  This  is  My  Father’s  World,  and  Now  the  Day  is   Over  (Brass  Quartet  Remix) Sam:  I  would  have  to  say  what  I  long  to  sing  the  most   is  the  final  five.    It  has  been  too  long  and  those  songs   birthed  a  connection  to  music  in  me  that  I  will  never   be  able  to  explain.    I  get  a  strange  nostalgia  thinking   about  how  beautiful  those  songs  are. Q:  Most  memorable  experience  while  on  tour?

Sam: I  remember  the  one  outside  Staff  Dining  Hall  was   pretty  Gangster!   Q:  Favorite  Dudley  memory? Billy:    My  first  Hymn  Sing.  I  had  no  idea  that  the   power  of  all  those  voices  coming  together  could  create   such  special  energy,  it  was  a  very  inspiring  moment. Sam:  There  are  a  lot,  but  I  suppose  the  most  relevant   is  #14866  James  Mayo  incessantly  telling  me  ”Brousey,   you  gonna’  be  a  ROCKSTAR,  Brousey!”  I  was  twelve   and  I  will  never  forget  it,  and  I  would  not  be  where  I   am  now  if  it  wasn’t  for  James  always  letting  me  into  the   Witherbee  practice  rooms  during  rest  period  to  play  the   pianos.    Hopefully  he  will  sing  with  us  one  day. Q:  Fact  or  fiction:  You  have  thrown  up  a  Yoha  while   on  stage? Billy:    Many.  In  fact  I’ll  start  doing  it  more  often,  and  if   I  see  one  in  the  crowd  you’ll  get  one  right  back!

Sam: Fact!  Did  you  catch  that  in  Burlington? Sam:  When  I  walked  on  stage  at  All  Good  Festival  2011   and  there  were  25,000  people  in  front  of  me.    It  looked   Get Interactive with Papadosio! Head over to like  an  ocean  of  people,  ebbing  and  flowing.    I  could   campdudley.org/bonus to view the extended Q&A with not  hear  anything  anyone  said  to  me  30  minutes  before   Billy and Sam + video or  after  that  set.  It  was  too  terrifying,  too  invigorating.     Billy:  There  are  so  many,  but  I  like  when  we  have  a  day   off  in  the  North  Country.  One  summer  we  had  a  day   off  in  Saratoga,  Sam  and  I  brought  some  of  the  guys  up   to  camp.  We  walked  around  Dudley  and  soaked  it  all   in,  went  to  Little  Falls  and  took  a  dip,  and  it  was  quite   Visit Papadosio Extended Q&A SPRING  2013

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he  Chief  Beckman  Society  is  a  relatively  new   group  that  serves  our  camps  in  a  very  special   way.    Donors  who  plan  to  make  a  gift  from  their   will  or  estate  and  those  who  have  previously  estab-­ lished  endowed  funds  for  Dudley  are  included  in   the  Chief  Beckman  Society.    These  donors  make   it  possible  for  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;best  everâ&#x20AC;?  camping  experiences   we  provide  on  Lake  Champlain  to  continue  for   decades  to  come.     The  Beckman  Society  has  been  named  in  honor  of   former  director,  Chief  Beckman  (#310),  Director   of  Dudley  for  four  decades,  because  of  the  vision   he  held  for  the  campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  future.  Members  of  the  

Beckman  Society  share  the  hope  that  future  gen-­ erations  of  young  men  and  women  will  thrive  in   Dudley  and  Kiniyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  programs.     Making  a  planned  gift  has  sometimes  been  consid-­ ered  complicated  and  mysterious.  It  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have   to  be.    Chris  Perry,  #12764,  told  us  recently  that  he   made  his  first  planned  gift  when  he  was  offered  a   life  insurance  policy  through  his  company.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When   I  filled  out  the  companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  life  insurance  form,  I   MXVWOLVWHGFDPSDVDEHQHILFLDU\WRUHFHLYHDSHU-­ centage  of  the  death  benefit  that  would  be  paid.â&#x20AC;? Planned  gifts  can  take  many  different  forms.  Each   offers  donors  a  unique  benefit  and  is  usually  devel-­ oped  as  part  of  a  larger  financial  plan. Here  is  a  quick  summary  of  some  of  the  common   planned  gifts  that  we  have  received: Gifts  through  your  will  (bequests)  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Your  will   specifies  that  a  percentage,  or  exact  dollar  amount,   from  your  estate  or  trust  be  given  to  Camp  Dudley   YMCA  Inc.    These  gifts  often  can  reduce  estate   taxes. Gifts  outside  your  will  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Camp  Dudley  YMCA   can  be  named  as  a  beneficiary  of  life  insurance   policies,  appreciated  securities,  real  estate,  or  retire-­ ment  plans.   Gifts  that  pay  you  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  With  the  help  of  your  attor-­ QH\DQGRUILQDQFLDOSODQQHUDWUXVWFDQEHFUH-­ ated  that  provides  you  with  income  during  your   lifetime.  At  the  time  the  trust  is  settled,  Camp   Dudley  YMCA  Inc.,  receives  all  or  part  of  what   remains  in  the  trust.

The ageless â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yum Yumâ&#x20AC;? tree on the upper field, a symbol of Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enduring values.


Members of the Chief Beckman Society Dave Langston,  Director  of   Development,  Dawn  Gay,  De-­ velopment  Administrator,  or   John  Storey,  Beckman  Society   Consultant,  would  be  happy   to  discuss  giving  options  with  you.  However,  we   also  recommend  that  you  discuss  your  plans  with   your  personal  attorney  or  financial  planner  to   assure  that  your  long  range  goals  are  fulfilled.   The  Beckman  Society  is  always  eager  to  welcome   new  members.  We  have  found  that  many  who   already  support  our  camps  with  time  and  talent   have  also  remembered  camp  in  their  estate  plans.   If  you  have  made  arrangements  to  consider  our   camps  in  this  particular  way  or  would  like  more   information  about  how  to  do  so,  please  let  Dave   Langston  (dave@campdudley.org)  or  Dawn  Gay   (dawn@campdudley.org)  know  of  your  intention.   We’d  love  to  add  your  name  to  the  Chief  Beckman   Society  roster!  Please  check  the  membership  list  to   see  how  our  legacy  team  is  growing.

Want to remember Dudley in your will? If you have questions about updating your will, are considering adding a gift to Dudley, or simply want to make Dudley aware of an exiting bequest intention (so that you may become a member of the Chief Beckman Society), please Vœ˜Ì>VÌÊ >ÛiÊ>˜}Ã̜˜Ê­`>ÛiJV>“«`Õ`iÞ°œÀ}®Ê >˜`ɜÀÊޜÕÀʏ>ÜÞiÀ°ÊÊ7iÊ>ÀiÊ}À>ÌivՏÊvœÀÊޜÕÀÊ gift which will mean so much to the future of

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#4625 Dr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Warr* #5288 David “Dave” Coffin #6191 William Faloon* #6228 Williams Sperry #6245 W. Carroll “Nick” Coyne #6581 Berkeley D. Johnson, Jr. #6652 James S. “Jim” and Marge Weaver #7221 Dr. Thomas C. “Tom” and Anne Carrier #7322 Carl Schmidt #7330 Kay Pashley #7370 Tom and Carol Crowe #7582 Dr. Stuart F. “Stu” Updike #7689 Henry S. “Hank” and Gail Poler #7701 Frederic E. Schrodt* #7731 Peter S. Willmott #7837 T. Frank “Toby” James, III #7905 George “Skip” and Nancy Rieger #7951 John “Jack” and Katie Kotz #7975 Rodney F. “Rod” and Liz Beckwith #8191 Alf and Mea Kaemmerlen #8276 Charles B. “Charlie” Updike #8497 Dr. Kenneth and Freddi Hill #8527 Ernest F. “Ernie” and Anna Steiner #8608 Robert “Bob” and Tuey Stroud #8674 Dr. William M. Vanneman, Jr. #8686 Gene E. Little #8704 William H. “Bill” and Lynne Combs #8798 Alfred M. “Al” and Tony Cady, III #8804 M. John and #18204 Martha Storey #8891 Richard K. Rogers #9060 Ian R. and Mary Ann Crawford #9061 C. Roland “Rollie” and #19061 Carole Stichweh #9172 John P. Hammond* #9459 Dr. Peter Burr #9606 Richard F. “Rick” Tomlinson and Julie Welch #9827 Richard J. Coyle #9846 Doug McClure* #10065 William T. “Bill” and Terry McCutcheon, Jr. #10215 Donald M. Meisel, Jr. #10524 Peter and Irene Treiber #10555 David L. and #17855 Lora Langston #11373 Michael and Leila Stevens #11889 Dwight and Kirsten Poler #12079 Joseph L. “Joe” and Tink Bolster #12764 Chris and Alison Perry #15400 Sally Sword #19517 Brent Shay Eugene G. Sullivan Loris Tower* Michael Walter * Deceased

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Reverse  The  Course  is  a  501(c)(3)  Nonprofit  Foundation  founded  in  2009.  At  Camp  many   things  revolve  around  our  camp  number.  When  you  see  #21359  you  may  think  of  someone   of  Aide  or  JL  age.  You  would  be  right!  Mary  Grace  is  now  16-­years-­old  and  has  been  run-­ ning  this  nonprofit  for  over  three  years.  She  has  taught  herself  to  sew,  inspired  by  a  revers-­ ible  headband  seen  in  a  local  store,  and  offerings  have  expanded  to  ponytail  accessories,   bows,  clips  and  more!   Writes  Mary  Grace,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;People  always  ask  me  how  my  business  started.  Believe  me,  I  did  not   wake  up  one  day  and  say  â&#x20AC;&#x153;eureka.â&#x20AC;?  It  was  a  combination  of  lots  of  little  things  that  left   ODVWLQJLPSUHVVLRQVMXPSLQJURSHIRU8JDQGDLQORZHUVFKRROUHDGLQJ7KUHH&XSVRI7HD and,  during  one  of  our  camp  talks,  being  asked  â&#x20AC;&#x153;what  does  everyone  deserve.â&#x20AC;?  My  answer   was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  chance.â&#x20AC;?  That  helped  me  clarify  my  wish  to  do  something  in  a  more  concrete  way.   So  that  is  what  I  set  about  doing,  giving  girls  the  only  chance  that  could  really  be  life  chang-­ ing:  an  education.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  first  year  was  spent  learning  how  to  sew,  finding  suppliers  in  the  garment  district,  and   learning  about  wholesale  and  retail.  Then  I  had  to  find  stores  that  would  sell  the  products   and  find  events,  like  craft  fairs  and  holiday  boutiques,  where  I  could  sell  them  myself.  Dur-­ ing  our  second  year,  I  tried  to  create  new  products  and  spent  months  creating  a  website.  I   also  started  researching  the  issue  of  girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  education  around  the  world.  Best  of  all,  my  moth-­ er,  sister  and  I  went  to  Uganda  and  met  some  of  the  girls  I  had  started  to  help.  I  taught   several  workshops  and  spent  hours  talking  with  girls.   Reading  that  girls  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  to  school  though  boys  can  is   one  thing:  having  teachers,  girls  and  numerous  men  tell   us  that  face-­to-­face  is  another  level  of  comprehension.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last  year  was  the  year  we  really  began  to  feel  our  prog-­ ress.  I  was  asked  to  speak  to  different  groups,  both  adult   and  student,  and  that  let  me  reach  out  to  more  people   here  in  the  U.S.  I  also  doubled  the  number  of  events  we   did  and  added  stores  in  two  more  states.  We  purchased   an  embroidery  machine,  allowing  personalization  of   products,  which  tripled  our  sales.  Then  we  applied  to   several  grants  to  increase  the  Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  resources.   We  were  lucky  enough  to  have  three  college  interns  last   summer,  and  they  helped  with  social  media,  managed  the   website  and  took  care  of  some  of  the  day-­to-­day  work.   Mary  Grace  with  some  of  the  young  Ugandan  girls  she  has  helped  to  get their  education

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  has  been  three-­and-­a-­half  years  since  Reverse  The   Course  was  an  idea.  It  is  now  a  business  but,  more  impor-­ tantly,  it  is  a  sustainable  charity.  As  of  January  1,  we  have   changed  the  lives  of  25  girls  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  most  of  them  in  Uganda   and  Kenya  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  by  paying  for  50  years  of  their  tuition  and   boarding  costs.  And  with  the  Kids  Who  Give  grant  


award,  we  will  now  be  able  to  help  5  more  Maasai  girls  by   paying  for  four  years  of  their  school  and  boarding  needs.   My  goal  is  to  help  100  girls.  I  have  a  long  way  to  go!â&#x20AC;? This  past  February,  Reverse  The  Course   was  awarded  the  $10,000  Grand  Prize  from   Kids  Who  Give.  You  can  help  support   Mary  Grace  in  reaching  her  goal  by  visiting   her  website  at  www.reversethecourse.org.

Some  of  the  accessories  that  Reverse  the  Course  is  making  under  the   leadership  of  16-­year-­old  Mary  Grace  Henry

Â&#x203A;ÂŁnĂ&#x2C6;ÂŁÂŁĂ&#x160; Â?>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;,i>`Ă&#x160;°Ă&#x160;°Ă&#x160;°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;/" Ă&#x160; Blake  wrote  from  Penn  State.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  great  here  in  Happy  Valley!   (State  College,  PA).  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  looking  forward  to  another  summer  at  Dud-­ ley.  Here  at  school  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  involved  with  a  great  organization  called   7+21VKRUWIRUWKH3HQQ6WDWH,)&3DQKHOOHQLF'DQFH0DUDWKRQ whose  mission  is  to  conquer  pediatric  cancer  by  providing  outstanding   emotional  and  financial  support  to  the  children,  families,  researchers,  and   staff  of  the  Four  Diamonds  Fund.                Each  year,  about  15,000  Penn  State  students  work  tirelessly  to   DFFRPSOLVKMXVWWKDWDQGLWDOOFXOPLQDWHVLQDKRXUQRVLWWLQJ no  sleeping  dance  marathon.  THON  started  in  1973,  but  was  paired   with  The  Four  Diamonds  Fund  in  1977.  Since  then,  with  the  help  of   a  $12.37  million  total  this  year,  Penn  State  students  have  raised  over   $100  million  FTK  (for  the  kids)!!!!!!    The  Four  Diamonds  Fund,  based   in  the  Hershey,  PA,  Medical  Center,  helps  families  battling  pediatric   Blake  Read  participating  in  the  THON,  aiding   cancer  in  a  variety  of  ways  including  but  not  limited  to  medical  bills,   kids  with  cancer food  vouchers,  gas  cards  to  get  to  and  from  the  hospital,  music  thera-­ pists  and  social  workers.  Any  payment  that  the  families  may  run  into   due  to  the  illness  is  covered  so  that  the  families  can  focus  on  their   child.  My  favorite  part  of  THON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Being  in  the  Bryce  Jordan  Center  (where  THON  week-­ end  takes  place)  and  seeing  15,000  college  students  relive  their  childhood,  and  where  the   kids  battling  cancer  regain  theirs.  If  you  would  like  to  know  more  check  out  THON.org.     (For  pictures,  see  http://thon.org/Gallery/Photos/2013/THONWeekend/FinalFourHours)  

This section regularly features Dudleyites who are part of Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;1°-°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;i`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;ViĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x2030;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>LĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;>`°Ă&#x160;*Â?i>Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;iÂ&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;`>Â&#x2DC;JV>Â&#x201C;ÂŤ`Ă&#x2022;`Â?iĂ&#x17E;°Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;}° SPRING  2013

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#16119  Marlon  Fisher

I  am  about  to  complete  almost  4  years  of  service  in  the  US  Army  as  an  Intelligence   Analyst.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  spent  all  of  my  time  in  the  Army  stationed  in  Vilseck,  Germany  -­  MI   7URRS)$6TXDGURQ6&5VHUYLQJLQWKHROGHVW&DYDOU\5HJLPHQWLQWKH8QLWHG States  Army.  I  deployed  in  support  of  Operation  Enduring  Freedom  from  2010   through  2011  in  southern  Afghanistan.  During  that  time,  I  was  a  Personality  Targeting   Analyst.  Over  the  last  four  years,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  drilled  with  L.D.R.S.H.I.P.  And  for  those   on  the  civilian  side,  this  means  loyalty,  duty,  respect,  selfless  service,  honor,  integrity   and  personal  courage.  I  personally  feel  that  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mission  and  motto  encompass   these  seven  basic  Army  values  as  a  whole.  My  Dudley  experience  has  helped  me  to  lead   and  train  soldiers  to  accomplish  the  mission.  My  experience  as  a  Leader  and  Divi-­ sion  Head  at  Dudley  created  a  smooth  transition  to  fill  the  role  of  an  Army  leader.  I   am  looking  forward  to  using  my  military  leadership  skills  in  combination  with  all  the   other  skills  to  return  back  to  the  civilian  world  and  change  the  world  one  family  at  a   time.  It  was  an  honor  serving  in  the  United  States  Army.  It  was  a  decision  I  will  never   regret.  Now,  when  I  walk  through  the  front  gates  of  Camp,  I  can  look  at  the  names  on   the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;gateâ&#x20AC;?  and  know  that  I  am  a  part  of  something  much  bigger  than  myself.

Â&#x203A;Ă&#x201C;ä{ÂŁxĂ&#x160;>Â?Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x2022;``Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;1°-°Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Vi 2Q)HEUXDU\,MRLQHGRQHRIWKHJUHDWHVWRSSRUWXQLWLHVWKDWDQ\RQH could  have  asked  for,  the  United  States  Air  Force.  September  4th  was  the   day  that  I  arrived  at  Lackland  Air  Force  Base  to  officially  begin  my  Air  Force   experience.  There  I  made  so  many  life  long  friends  that  helped  me  through   P\ZHHNVRIPHQWDODQGSK\VLFDOODERU$WERRWFDPS\RXJRWKURXJKD lot,  but  with  my  family  back  at  home  and  with  my  fellow  Wingmen,  I  gradu-­ ated  boot  camp  on  November  2nd.  Now  I  am  currently  at  my  Technical  Train-­ ing  School  at  Fort  Sam  Houston  in  San  Antonio,  Texas.  Here  I  am  learning   to  become  a  Medic  and  I  am    now  currently  EMT  certified.  After  all  of  my   #20425  Megan  Sudduth,  #20415  Mallory  Sud-­ training  is  finished,  I  will  return  home,  back  to  Westport,  NY,  where  my  duty   duth,  center,  and  #12415  Ben  Sudduth station  will  be  The  Vermont  Air  National  Guard  in  Burlington,  VT.  Joining   the  military  was  an  amazing  experience  and  has  opened  up  so  many  more   opportunites.  I  would  not  have  traded  it  for  the  world.  Besides  my  favorite  motto  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Other  Fellow  First,â&#x20AC;?  I  also  follow  the  Air  Force  Core  Values  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Integrity  First,  Service  Be-­ fore  Self,  and  Excellence  In  All  We  Do!â&#x20AC;?  

Charlie,  Griscom,  Lauren  and  Sam  Widing

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Â&#x203A;ÂŁnÂŁÂ&#x2122;äĂ&#x160;*6Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;7Â&#x2C6;`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}]Ă&#x160;1°-°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x17E;  Griscom  recently  graduated  from  basic  training  at  Fort  Jackson  in  South   Carolina.  A  member  of  the  U.S.  Army  1st  Battalion,  13th  Regiment,  Griscom   is  now  doing  Advanced  Infantry  Training  at  Fort  Lee  in  Virginia.  With  him  to   celebrate  were  his  mom  Martha,  dad  #12055  Bradway,  sister  #19555  Lauren   (Head  of  Brodie  Arts  &  Crafts  2013),  brother  #21055  Sam  (NOLS  2013),   brother  #22055  Charlie  (Senior  camper  2013),  Grandmother  Joan  Buchanan   and  Aunt  Betsy  Lewis.  Griscom,  who  was  at  Dudley  from  Plebe  through   Senior  year,    graduated  in  the  top  10%  of  his  class  and  mom  reports  that   Griscom  â&#x20AC;&#x153;is  a  true  soldier.  Very  proud.  Very  serious.â&#x20AC;?  


Blasts From the Past . . . 100 Years Ago

From  the  July  17,  1913  edition  of  the  Dudley  Doings â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last  Sunday  we  celebrated  the  29th  anniversary  of  the  found-­ ing  of  Camp  Dudley.    The  Chief,  who  has  been  a  Dudleyite   for  seventeen  years,  told  us  of  the  Camp  as  it  was  in  the  early   GD\V7KHUHZDVQR/RGJHMXVWDELJFLUFXVWHQWWKHER\VVOHSW on  ground  instead  of  on  cots,  and  roughed  it  to  a  greater   extent  than  we  do.  Nevertheless  Camp  Dudley  was  much   the  same  as  it  is  now.  The  spirit  of  good-­will  instilled  by  our   1913  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Boathouse  Hill  before  construction  began founder  will  always  be  the  distinguishing  feature  of  Camp  Dud-­ ley  as  long  as  the  Camp  is  worthy  to  bear  his  name.          â&#x20AC;&#x153;For  six  years  we  have  owned  the  present  Camp  site,  due  to  many  friends  of  Camp   Dudley,  and  each  year  sees  a  considerable  improvement  in  the  equipment.  The  big   thing  this  year  will  be  the  new  boat  house,  now  being  constructed.  The  picture  on   the  cover  of  this  issue  shows  the  site  of  the  boat  house  before  ground  was  broken.  We   hope  to  be  able  to  picture  the  completed  boat  house  before  the  season  is  over.â&#x20AC;?

50 Years Ago . . .1963

The  country  is  immersed  in  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold  Warâ&#x20AC;?  with  the  Soviet  Union.  President  John  F.     .HQQHG\WUDYHOVWRDGLYLGHG%HUOLQLQ-XQHWRVKRZ$PHULFDQVXSSRUWMXVWSULRUWR the  arrival  of  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  2nd  German  Exchange  Group  arrival  from  Dudley  as  part  of     WKH,QWHUQDWLRQDO([FKDQJH3URJUDP.HQQHG\LQDPDMRUVSHHFKDQQRXQFHVÂł,FK bin  ein  Berliner.â&#x20AC;?  (â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  am  a  Berlinerâ&#x20AC;?).  Several  of  the  astute  members  of  the  Dudley   trip  (Bill  Tyler,  Romney  Colson,  Chris  Gray,  Chuck  Seymour)  declare,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  think  the   3UHVLGHQWMXVWDQQRXQFHGWKDWKHZDVDÂł-HOO\'RQXW´6XUHHQRXJKÂł7KH%HUOLQHU´ was  the  most  popular  donut  in  Germany.  Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  speechwriters  hustle  to  contain   WKHLQFLGHQW.HQQHG\ZDVDVVDVVLQDWHGOHVVWKDQILYHPRQWKVODWHULQ'DOODV7;7KH year  ends  with  the  explosion  of  the  Beatles  on  the  American  scene  with,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  Want  To   Hold  Your  Handâ&#x20AC;?  and    â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  Saw  Her  Standing  There.â&#x20AC;?  America  will  never  be  the  same.

25 Years Ago . . . 1988

How  many  of  these  Dudley  Staffers  can   you  I.D.  from  the  summer  of  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;88?  Go   WRZZZFDPSGXGOH\RUJERQXVIRUWKH answers!

Willie  Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  finest  gather  for  an   informal  staff  picture  in  the  summer  of  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;88 PRING  2013  2013 SSPRING

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             or  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do  Right  for  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;?  (See  page  33)  online   auction,  I  decided  to  indulge  in  my  stained  glass  hobby  by  creating  a   stained  glass  panel  like  the  one  in  Matt  Storeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  office.  I  thought  a  bidder   might  be  interested  in  this  unique  presentation  of  our  timeless  logo.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   always  admired  the  panel,  and  thought  it  would  be  fun  to  make  one.  Due   to  the  auction,  I  now  had  the  excuse  I  needed  to  build  one.  

by  #10555  Dave  Langston Development  Director

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cl im 2nd h bed the 1s ighes t pea t and WKH$ ks in '.Â&#x203A;V  harde st th ,WZDVWK ing I H ever d :KHQ,DVVHPEOHDVWDLQHGJODVVSURMHFWHDFKSLHFHRIJODVVLVFXWWKHQ have one â&#x20AC;&#x201D; h I a v f e wrapped  in  copper  foil.  Only  then  can  it  be  soldered  in  place.  The  solder   eel lik ch e I maybe anged so much is  the  key  to  holding  all  the  pieces  of  cut  glass  together.  Otherwise,  you   n o t p , PHQWD h OO\, ysically b MXVWKDYHDSLOHRIFRORUIXOJODVV7KHVDPHLVWUXHIRUDOOWKHSLHFHVRI  u KDYH D\RX EHFRP t QJDGX H the  Camp  Dudley  operating  budget.  You  must  possess  a  vital  compo-­ OWÂś

nent  which  unites  all  the  pieces.  That  component  is  the  Annual  Fund.  

2XUFDPSVDUHIRUWXQDWHWRHQMR\DGLYHUVHVHWRIIXQGLQJVRXUFHVZKLFKKHOSNHHS us  strong.  We  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  able  to  deliver  the  excellent  camp  program  that   parents  and  alumni  expect  solely  through  tuition  fees.  More  is  necessary   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to send a to  bridge  the  gap  between  tuition  and  the  real  cost  of  funding  a  camperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   note to who ev er helped overall  experience. our son ge 7KDWÂśVZKHUHWKH$QQXDO)XQGFRPHVLQ(DFKJLIWMRLQVRWKHUVWRGLUHFWO\ benefit  every  aspect  of  camp.  Every  gift  is  important,  from  a  first-­year  camp-­ er  sending  their  allowance  to  a  75-­year  veteran  sending  us  a  gift  of  stock. Dudley  has  a  proud  tradition  of  making  camp  accessible  to  all  families   regardless  of  their  capacity  to  pay.  Every  season,  we  award  significant  as-­ sistance  to  families  who  have  demonstrated  financial  need.  For  the  sum-­ mer  of  2013,  there  are  250  requests  for  scholarship  assistance,  which  is   25%  of  our  total  enrollment.  Since  2008,  the  need  for  scholarship  aid  has   gone  up  by  31%.  Total  scholarship  grants  have  increased  from  $532,016   in  2008  to  $700,000  in  2013.  Generous  gifts  to  the  Annual  Fund  ensure   that  Dudley  and  Kiniya  can  continue  to  help  boys  and  girls  learn  what  it   means  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;put  the  other  fellow  first.â&#x20AC;?  

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The  Annual  Fund  also  provides  some  of  the  resources  through  which   our  camps  engage  talented  and  dedicated  leaders.  Last  year,  100%  of  the   young  men  and  women  were  veterans  of  camp.  53  of  our  58  Dudley  leaders  and  15  of   our  19  Kiniya  leaders  have  spent  at  least  four  years  on  our  shores.  The  challenge  each   year  is  to  offer  these  leaders  unique  opportunities  for  further  personal  growth  and   discovery.  Their  experiences,  while  certainly  different  from  those  of  the  campers,  are   MXVWDVHVVHQWLDOWRIXWXUHJHQHUDWLRQV

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If  you  would  like  to  make  an  Annual  Fund  gift  you   may  use  the  enclosed  Postage  Free  Envelope  or  go   to  www.campdudley.org  and  click  on  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving.â&#x20AC;?

#19247 James Lambert Named Eagle Scout James  Lambert,  one  of  the  outstanding  young  men  that   came  through  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  collaborative  with  the  Rotary   Club  of  Baltimore  and  the  City  of  Baltimore  Public   School  System  beginning  in  2005,  was  recognized  as  an   Eagle  Scout  in  January. #8767  Sandy  Short  was  asked  by  James  to  participate  in   the  event  and  to  speak  on  his  behalf.  

First,  in  every  thing  he  did.  James  brought  to  the  cabin   a  great  sense  of  humor  as  well  as  a  positive  spirit.  James   is  truly  a  genuine  and  selfless  young  man.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today  we  are  honoring  my  friend  James  for  the   achievement  of  Scoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  highest  award.    He  has  lived   by  Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rules,  and  in  so  doing  has  maintained   a  sense  of  humor,  and  has  balanced,  as  the  Dudley   Camper  report  indicates,  fun  and  discipline.  I,  for  one,   am  thrilled  to  be  here  and  to  share  this  benchmark  with   him.â&#x20AC;?  

Said  Sandy,  in  part,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  met  in  October,  2004  at  the   Artlington  Elementary  School  in  Baltimore,  when   James  was  a  5th  grader.  I  looked  back  at  my  notes  from   that  time  which  read;  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A  gentle,  warm  radiant  young   man  with  a  certain  special  confidence,  well  spoken.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Our  interview  team,  which  included  Dudleyite  #12135   Peter  Kotz,  was  high  on  James.  We  awarded  him   a  scholarship  to  Camp  Dudley.  James  got  excellent   camper  reports  there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One  of  his  reports  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;James  was  able  to  lead  by   example  and  show  the  camp  motto,  The  Other  Fellow  

James  Lambert  with  Patricia  and  Sandy  Short  at  his  Eagle  Scout   celebration  in  Baltimore SPRING  2013

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s  we  were  searching  for  information  about  the  summer  of  1913        in  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Harman  Archives,  located  in  MacLean  Lodge,  a   small  gem  emerged.  Tucked  away  in  an  envelope  was  this  letter,   written  by  Sumner  F.  Dudley  on  August  8,  1888  (125  years  ago)  to   Camper  #1,  George  G.  Peck,  from  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  office  at  the  YMCA  of   the  Oranges,  419  Main  Street.          Peck  had  written  to  Dudley  with  a  report  on  how  things  were   going  that  summer.  Dudley  responds,  in  part,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  Dear  Mr.  Peck.     Thanks  for  yours  of  the  4th  and  its  information.  Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  disturb  your-­ VHOIDERXWWKHZRUNDWWKH&DPS,MXVWUHVWHGLQWKHNQRZOHGJHRI what  you  are  quietly  doing  for  camp  and  for  the  boys.â&#x20AC;?          This  would  have  been  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  4th  summer  following  Sumner   Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  launch  of  the  Camp  in  1885  on  Orange  Lake,  NY.    Peck   had  been  on  that  first  trip,  and  the  second  and  would  go  on  to   become  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;right-­hand  man  in  the  management  of  the  camp,   later  the  campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  director,  and  now  our  link  with  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  early  history.1          For  the  next  five  summers,  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boys  Camping  Societyâ&#x20AC;?  headed   to  Wawayanda  Lake,  near  the  village  of  Warwick,  NY.  In  1891,  Camp   moved  to  Lake  Champlain.            A  second  gem  emerged,  thanks  to  #10215  Don  Meisel,  who   wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  going  through  some  files  and  found  the  attached   brochure.  It  is  from  1893  and  mentions  Sumner  Dudley  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  listed  as   a  member  of  the  YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Board  of  Directors.  I  have  seen  pictures   of  the  first  Y  in  the  Oranges  but  never  this  card  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  thought  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  be   interested.â&#x20AC;? 'XGOH\GLHGLQMXVW\HDUVDIWHUKHODXQFKHGZKDWZRXOG become  known  as  Camp  Dudley.   1.  From  Camp  Dudley,  The  First  Fifty  Years,  page  19.

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Last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  event  was  such  a  success  and  so  popular,   we  decided  to  do  it  all  over  again!    This  year,  we  are   starting  NOW  to  receive  and  recruit  donated  items   that  will  be  auctioned  off  in  August.  

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Our  goal  is  to  have  an  even  wider  selection  of  items   for  you  to  bid  on  this  year.    Do  you  have  tickets  to   a  sports  game?    Dinner  for  two?    A  winter  ski  pack-­ o i t age?    Vacation  home  or  resorts?    Backstage  passes?     The Auc , 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4 +DQGPDGHMHZHOU\SKRWRJUDSKVFUDIWV"0HPRUD-­ ugust 2 13 8 p.m., A 0 2 , 5 1 bilia  from  Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  or  Kiniyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  past?   r e rnet Septemb e , t t h in ig e n h t   Mid ect to an conn Inc. c , u A o C y M e r Y Offering  an  item  is  as  easy  as  contacting  the   y Anywhe mp Dudle a C e Where: h t camp  office  (email  dawn@campdudley.org  or   girls benefit boys and roceeds p 0 ll 5 2 A : s , y s phone  518-­962-­4720).     Wh h allow mpuse und whic es our ca F v l o a r u p n   n im A rship, schola ership camp on est lead d b n e y t r t e a v to the dition s to hire s our tra e v r e s allows u e r er, and p y. er summ t f a e countr r h e t in p summ m ldest ca as the o

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will  be  auctioning  special  VIP  parking  spots   for  parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  weekend,  great  camp  gear  gift   baskets,  weekend  stays  at  local  B&Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  and            Inns,  and  so  much  more!  Thanks  for  putting                    your  creativity  to  work!

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4th Annual

Kiniya Tea

    The  Annual  Christmas  Tea   Party  in  New  York  City  has  become  a  much-­anticipated   Kiniya  event,  and  this  year  was  no  exception! In  fact,  the  Fourth  Annual  Tea  Party,  hosted  on  Satur-­ day,  December  22nd  may  have  been  our  largest  crowd   yet,  at  26  total  attendees!  Clearly  everyone  has  quickly   caught  on  to  Marnie’s  outstanding  party  hostessing  skills  and   did  not  want  to  miss  out.  #21518  Nick  Ansell,  in  town   for  his  first  ever  Kiniya  Tea  and  Leaders’  Luncheon,   was  crucial  to  the  success  as  he  helped  Marnie  rear-­ range  the  living  space  of  our  room  at  the  Shelburne   Affinia  Hotel  to  convert  it  into  a  Christmas  Haven   complete  with  festive  decorations  and  delicious  treats.   16  of  our  18  leaders  from  summer  2012  made  the  trek   from  near  and  far,  including  a  few  long  distance  award   recipients,  #20203  Mary  Piazza,  who  flew  back  from   KHUVHPHVWHUDEURDGLQ/RQGRQMXVWLQWLPHIRUWKH event,  #20076  Anne  Kennedy,  in  town  from  USC  for   the  Holidays,  and  #21881  Marin  Williams  all  the  way   from  Sanibel  Island,  Florida!  

Marnie and  team  of  20  at  the  Annual  NYC  Tea  Party

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In addition  to  our  leaders,  we  welcome  several  staff   members  and  honorary  guests  to  the  Tea  each  year  to   represent  different  groups  within  our  community.  Our   honorary  guests  this  year  included  our  dear  friends   #16000  Lois  Schmidt  and  #18178  Joan  McKeown,   representing  the  greater  Dudley  Family,  #20240  Lisa   Barnes  as  former  Leadership  Director  of  Kiniya,  and   #19976  Holly  Kennedy  representing  past  and  current   Board  Members.  Representing  the  2012  Kiniya  staff   were  #20086  Megan  Bradley  and  #19270  Sara  Nelson   along  with  #21013  Sarah    “Bear”  McDonough  who  was   announced  as  recipient  of  the  2012  Spirit  Dedication. Before  heading  across  to  the  Leaders’  Luncheon  to-­ gether,  Marnie  presented  each  of  us  with  thoughtfully   prepared  Christmas  gifts  that  brought  back  memories   of  2012  and  reminded  each  of  us  of  the  impact  we  have   on  the  girls  we  serve  each  summer.   Our  time  together  was  truly  amazing.  The  Tea  has  be-­ come  an  event  that  we  look  forward  to  each  year  as  we   spend  our  time  together  reflecting   on  summers  past  and  turn  the  page   towards  another  incredible   summer  ahead.  


Leaders’ Luncheon On December  22nd,  a  throng  of  Leaders  and  Staff   ,descended  on  New  York  City  for  the  annual  Leaders’   /XQFKHRQ7KHMRLQWZDVURFNLQJZLWK\HWDQRWKHU record  number  of  guests  in  attendance.  The  current   crop  of  Dudley  boys  was  very  well  represented  as  were   many  generations  from  decades  past.  A  record  num-­ ber  of  Kiniya  Leaders  and  Staff  were  in  attendance  at   this  year’s  Luncheon.  With  Kiniya  reaching  its  eighth   summer,  we  are  starting  to  see  a  lot  of  overlap  with   folks  who  have  worked  at  both  Kiniya  and  Dudley.   Our  community  is  becoming  more  connected  each   year  and  Leaders’  Luncheon  is  the  perfect  place  for  us   all  to  reconnect,  reminisce  and  get  excited  for  another   summer! #20998  Neil  Phelan,  #18534  James  Frankel,  #16849  Tim  Powell

#16770 Todd  Ives,  #19399  Bo  McKinley  ,  #19496  Jane  Phelan

#20688 Delia  Langan,  #17525  Pete  Treiber,   #20998  Neil  Phelan SPRING  2013

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2013 Leaders on the Lake ›Ó£nn£ Marin Williams #21881 Marin  Wil-­ liams  hails  from   Sanibel,  Florida  and   is  a  freshman  at  Da-­ vidson  College  and   is  contemplating  a   GRXEOHPDMRULQ$UW History  and  Politi-­ cal  Science.  Marin   MRLQHGWKH&DPSFRPPXQLW\LQDVD-XQLRU Leader  while  her  brother  was  in  his  second  summer  as   a  camper  across  the  lake.  At  Davidson  College,  Marin   is  a  part  of  the  Bonner  Scholars,  a  community  service   based  program  and  works  twice  a  week  at  Ada  Jenkins,   an  after  school  tutoring  program,  with  first  and  second   grade  students.  This  past  March  she  spent  her  spring   break  in  Valdosta,  Georgia  working  with  Habitat  for   Humanity.  Exciting  news  from  Marin  is  that  she  will   be  spending  four  weeks  in  Rumiloma,  Ecuador  before   returning  to  camp.  She  has  been  accepted  to  work  as   DYROXQWHHUIRU0DQQD3URMHFW,QWHUQDWLRQDOWHDFKLQJ children  English  and  art.  Summer  2013  will  be  Marin’s   second  summer  as  a  leader  in  the  Junior  Division  and   her  Kiwi  summer!!

›ÓääÇÈ Anne Kennedy As a  New  Yorker   now  attending   the  University  of   Southern  Califor-­ nia,  #20076  Anne   Kennedy  has  been   LOVING  the  80-­   degree  February  and   has  been  taking  full   advantage  by  spending  parts  of  her  weekend  at  Venice   Beach  and  Santa  Monica.  She  is  very  involved  with  

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USC’s Troy  Camp,  an  organization  that  helps  kids  in   the  low-­socioeconomic  homes  by  providing  them  with   tutoring,  after  school  programming,  and  an  end-­of-­the-­   year  camp  in  the  hopes  of  inspiring  them  to  pursue   higher  education.  Each  week  she  tutors  elementary  age   children  and  every  month  they  host  events  that  have   included  a  USC  football  game,  the  California  Science   Center,  and  Disney’s  California  Adventure!  Anne  is  a   member  of  Alpha  Delta  Pi  sorority  and  is  currently  in   the  midst  of  planning  their  biggest  philanthropy  event,   Row  Cup!  At  the  end  of  March,  they  host  a  huge  soc-­ cer  competition  and  all  of  the  proceeds  benefit  the   Ronald  McDonald  House  Charities.  Anne  says,  “But   all  of  this  is  merely  a  countdown  to  my  favorite  time  of   the  year:  camp!  I  cannot  wait  to  head  back  to  Vermont   where  I  am  SO  excited  to  spend  my  first  summer  as   the  Assistant  Division  Head  for  the  Senior  Village!  It’s   going  to  be  a  blast,  and  I  hope  to  see  you  there!”  Anne  will   be  returning  for  her  8th  summer  at  Kiniya.

›£nÇÇn >ŽiÊ>À«iÀ This summer  one  of   the  Leaders  taking  our   NOLS  participants   to  Wyoming  will  be   #18778  Blake  Harper.   Blake  came  to  Dudley   through  his  father,   Blake, left, with brother, Austin the  #18000  Rev.  Bill   Harper,  as  a  Cub  in   2004,  has  risen  through  the  leadership  ranks,  and  for   the  past  three  years  he  has  been  a  Leader  in  the  Cub   Division.  Currently,  Blake  is  in  his  2nd  Year  at  Middle-­ bury  College  in  Vermont  studying  Religion,  Creative   Writing  and  Political  Science.  Living  in  Middlebury   has  been  great  for  both  Blake  and  Dudley.  He’s  in-­ troduced  some  of  his  friends  to  Westport,  Fridays  at   Dogwood  Bakery,  and  sunsets  at  the  School  House,   not  to  mention  the  beautiful  campus.  And  Dudley  gets   to  have  him  come  over  to  assist  with  some  off-­season   programing,  including  the  annual  JL  weekend.  Blake  


continues to  work  with  the  Middlebury  Mountain   Club  in  their  outdoor  programing.  Right  now  he’s  co-­ ordinating  with  Camp  to  bring  a  trip  out  to  the  Stacy   Brook  Yurts  for  an  over  night  and  bushwhack  through   the  Stacy  Wilderness.  He  will  hopefully  lead  the  group   up  Harper  Mountain!  When  not  leading  trips  Blake   is  the  co-­captain  of  the  Middlebury  men’s  water  polo   team.    As  if  that  wasn’t  enough,  as  co-­president  of   the  meditation  club,  Blake  is  working  closely  with  the   Middlebury  College  Office  for  Spiritual  and  Religious   Life  to  coordinate  programming,  interfaith  work  and   leadership  development  including  taking  a  group  of   students  to  the  Northeast  Kingdom  of  Vermont  for  a   three  day  Vipassana  adventure.

›£nÈ££ >ŽiÊ,i>` We are  fortunate  to   have  #18611  Blake   Read  return  as  a   Leader  this  summer.   Originally  from  Mil-­ ton,  VT,  Blake  started   at  Dudley  as  a  Cub   in  2002  in  Syracuse   cabin,  which  was  led   by  #15331  Andy  Gendaszek.  Blake  continued  through   his  Senior  summer  and  then  took  a  slight  break  for  a   few  years  and  returned  last  year  as  a  first-­year  Leader.   Currently,  Blake  is  in  his  Junior  year  at  The  Penn-­ sylvania  State  University,  where  he  is  studying  to  be   a  Health  and  Physical  Education  teacher.  While  at   school,  Blake  works  part-­time  at  a  sandwich  shop   and  volunteers  with  the  Special  Olympics.  He’s  also   involved  with  THON  (see  article  page  27),  which  raises   money  to  conquer  pediatric  cancer.  Before  he  arrives   in  Westport  this  summer,  Blake  will  be  a  substitute   teacher  at  his  hometown  school  and  will  also  be  the   M.C.  at  the  Hugh  O’Brien  Youth  Leadership  Seminar   for  high  school  sophomores.  Then  he’ll  hit  the  beach   and  pack  his  trunk!  During  the  summer  you’re  most   likely  to  find  Blake  taking  golf  lessons  from  his  camp-­

ers at  the  Golf  Range   or  engaged  in  endless   games  of  knockout  on   the  basketball  courts.

›£nänä Alexander Flynn After a  few  sum-­ mers  off,  #18080   Alexander  “Fly”   Flynn,  will  be  back   as  a  Dudley  Leader.   Alex  first  came  to  Camp  as  a  Cub  in  Cutler  cabin  in   2000  and  completed  all  his  camper  years,  culminating   with  his  AL  summer  in  2006.  Alex  graduated  from   St.  Andrew’s  School  (DE)  in  2009  where  he  won  the   Headmaster  Award,  the  Henley  Prize  for  Athletics,  the   Colbern  Award  for  the  MVP  in  football,  and  he  was   voted  captain  of  the  football,  basketball,  and  lacrosse   teams.  Alex  then  took  a  gap  year  to  study  at  the  French   Culinary  Institute  in  NYC  and  worked  in  various   kitchens  in  NYC  until  the  spring  of  2011…so  his  cabin   will  be  well  fed  during  cabin  overnights!  Alex  is  now  a   JRYHUQPHQWPDMRUDQGHFRQRPLFVPLQRUDW)UDQNOLQ &  Marshall  College  in  Lancaster,  PA,  where  he  is  also   a  brother  in  the  Phi  Kappa  Psi  fraternity  on  campus.

VISIT US ONLINE! DUDLEY: (518)  962-­4720 matt@campdudley.org KINIYA:  (802)  893-­7850 marnie@campdudley.org www.campdudley.org

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News & Notes #2500  Bob  Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  daughter  Judy  and  husband   Dan  KennedyHQMR\OLIHLQ1RUWK&RQZD\1+EXW snuck  down  to  Puerto  Vallarta,  Mexico,  and  London   this  year,  for  the  milder  climes.  Judy  and  Dan  will  cel-­ ebrate  their  50th  wedding  anniversary  in  June.   Congratulations,  Judy  and  Dan!

#4975  Ernie  Gosline  wrote  from  Clinton,  NY,  where,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  closed  up  my  office  as  a  Physician  in  April  of  2012   and  now  have  too  little  to  do.  But  the  lessons  and   experiences  of  DUDLEY  still  live  on  in  my  life  and   with  our  two  sons  and  their  grandchildren.  A  toast  to   the  spirit  that  lives  on  at  DUDLEY!â&#x20AC;?  Ernie  came  back   to  a  CDA  Reunion  not  too  long  ago  to  claim  his  75-­ Year  Pin.  He  was  a  camper  here  in  1933,  returning  as  a   leader  in  1942.  His  sons  #9897  Peter  and  #9747  Scott   came  to  Dudley  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s. #5444  George  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chamâ&#x20AC;?  Bingham,  wrote  from  Bel-­ mont,  MA.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrated  my  65th  Reunion  at  Dart-­ mouth  College  in  September  (Class  of  1947).  Our   daughter  Susanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  family  has  moved  from  Burlington,   VT,  to  Waltham  MA.â&#x20AC;? #5616  Eddie  Card,  longtime  Westport,  NY,  and   Tampa,  FL,  resident  received  a  nice  write-­up  in  the   Valley  News,  announcing  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Six  members  of  the   Westport  Central  School  community  will  be  the  in-­ augural  members  of  the  districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Wall  of  Distinction.   The  six,  including  former  teacher  and  coach  Ed  Card,   were  honored  at  the  first  Induction  Dinner  Saturday,   October  6,  at  the  Westport  Hotel  and  Tavern.  The   article  also  said  that,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Wall  of  Distinction  at  the   school  was  created  to  recognize  and  honor  those  indi-­ viduals  who  have  been  involved  at  Westport  Central   School  as  an  employee  or  student  that  has  excelled   ERWKDVDVWXGHQWWHDFKHURUDIWHUJUDGXDWLRQ´ -­ #5938  Tim  Cutting,RI(VVH[)HOOV1-LVMXVWDELW proud  of  grandson  #22038  Jimmy  Probert,  a  Plebe   from  Ridgewood,  NJ.  Director  Matt  Storey  got  this   note  from  his  mom  Lucy:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi  Matt!  Annie  and  I  had   VXFKDJRRGWLPHDW.LQL\DÂśVPRWKHUGDXJKWHUUHXQLRQ ZLWK-HVVDQG\RXUJLUOV,ZDVDOVRMXVWWDONLQJWRP\ dad  Tim  Cutting,    and  he  mentioned  that  he  had  

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spoken  to  you   recently  about   his  Dudley  years   during  WWII.  I   have  been  mean-­ ing  to  send  you   this  picture  of  dad   and  my  son  Jimmy   from  last  sum-­ mer.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  one  of   Grandfather  Tim  Cutting  congratulating   my  favorites  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Jimmy  Probert  on  his  award congratulating   Jimmy  on  getting   his  Camp  Award.   Such  pride  on   both  faces!  The   other  one  is  of  the   2  of  them  in  front   of  the  Cutting   sign!  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  look-­ ing  forward  to   Kiniya  and  Dudley   Jimmy  and  grandfather  Tim  in  front  of  the   this  summer.â&#x20AC;?   Cutting  plaque

#6228  Bill  and  Kitty  Sperry,  of  New  Canaan,  CT,   were  attending  Kittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Garden  City,  NY,  50th  high   school  reunion  when  they  bumped  into  classmate   Connie  McGlynn  and  husband  Ron.  The  McGlynns,   with  grandkids  #19666  Guthrie,  #21066  Maisie,  and   #22650  Gracie  all  current  Dudley  and  Kiniya  campers,   provided  Bill  and  Kitty  with  a  favorable  report  on  both   Camps.   #6241  Larry  Gosnell  wrote  to  Matt  from  Pittsboro,   NC,  (see  letters  to  the  editor).  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some  35  years  of  my   business  experience  was  spent  in  the  Boston  area.  We   lived  in  Wellesley  for  33  years  before  coming  to  the   Chapel  Hill,  NC,  area  in  1992.  My  wife  passed  away   LQEXW,HQMR\WLPHZLWKP\WKUHHVRQVDQGRQH daughter.  All  are  married  and  I  have  10  grandchildren   and  two  great  grandchildren.  We  began  attending   church  in  Boston  at  Trinity  Church  in  Copley  Square.   Trinity,  at  that  time,  had  a  boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  camp  up  in  New   Hampshire,  so  our  sons  began  attending  there.  How-­


ever, the  camp  closed  in  the  early  ’70s  so  my  youngest   son  #11836  Andy  got  involved  at  Dudley  as  a  JL.” #6652  Jim  and  Marge  Weaver  wrote  from  Naples,  FL,   where  Jim  had  a  “milestone”  birthday  in  January  2012,   with  their  children,  Earle,  Scott  and  Roberta,  on  hand   to  celebrate.  #11067  Earle  and  Becky  have  a  family  of   four  (Sarah,  Tommy,  Joey,  Peter)  in  St.  Louis,  #11681   Scott    and  Debbie  and  their  two  children  (Jenna  and   #21181  Mike)  live  in  Lebanon,  PA,  and  Roberta  and   John  have  moved  to  Seoul,  South  Korea  with  daughter   #22652  Allison  while  daughter  Julie  finishes  her  se-­ nior  year  in  Pittsburgh.  Lots  going  on!”  Congratulations,   Jim  and  Marge!   #6859  Carter  White,  who  kept  supervised  Swim  Point   during  the  1950s,  wrote  from  Glens  Falls,  NY.  “We   had  our  annual  Martin  Luther  King  Day  long  weekend   in  MacLean  Lodge.  What  a  party  it  was!  A  celebration   of  my  80th  birthday,  my  three  children  and  their  fami-­ lies  were  there,  with  all  six  of  my  grandchildren.  Three   will  be  at  Dudley  and  one  at  Kiniya  this  summer,  con-­ tinuing  the  Dudley  tradition  dating  back  to  1919-­22   when  my  father,  #2965  Perry  White,  was  at  Camp,  at   the  age  of  13.”  Keep  that  tradition  going,  Carter! #7104  Stephen  Murray,  of  Delray  Beach,  FL,  who   was  at  Camp  from  1945-­48,  spends  his  retirement  in   Florida,  Hohokus,  NJ,  Shelter  Island,  NY,  and  Easton   Angler’s  Club  fishing  and  hunting  in  the  Poconos. #7593  George  T.  “Tommy”  Walton  wrote  from   Queensbury,  NY,  that  he  and  Judy  had  gotten  a  bit  of  a   travel  bug.  “We  traveled  to  Guatemala  and  Costa  Rica   for  a  nice  trip,  but  very  happy  to  be  able  to  spend  the   summers  at  our  home  on  Granite  Lake  in  New  Hamp-­ shire.”    Tom  and  Judy  will  celebrate  their  50th  wedding   anniversary  in  July,  which  some  of  Tom’s  old  Dudley  pals   can  still  “vaguely”  remember!  Congratulations,  Tom  and  Judy.   #7261  William  Bullock  Jr.  wrote  from  Orrington   (near  Bangor)  ME,  to  tell  us  that  his  three  grandsons   had  attended  Dudley  this  past  summer!  #21461  James   was  a  Senior,  #22461  Charles  a  Cub,  and  #21135  Wil-­ liam  a  Senior.  Son  #12335  Bill  III  is  the  Director  of   Development  at  the  Berkshire  School  in  Sheffield,  MA.

#7441 Phil  and  #13283  Holly  Bisselle  got  away  from   hometown  Hamilton,  NY,  for  a  little  break  in  the  Sara-­ sota,  FL  sunshine.  (See  photo  below)  Per  Phil,  “With   the  arrival  of    Tom  and  Julie  Bisselle’s  son  Solon  (see   “Future  Dudleyites”)  we  finally,  after  six  straight  grand-­ daughters,  have  a  grandson!”  Phil  plans  to  get  him   going  on  the  basketball  court  this  summer.

Venice, FL:  Dudley  “Old  Boys”  and  younger  women,  left  to  right,  “Lefty”   Bisselle,  Linda  and  “Cleve”  Cleveland,  Jane  and  Vince  Rockel,  Holly  Bis-­ selle,  “Righty”  Bisselle,  Martha  and  John  Storey,  Lynn  Dealey,  Dick  Ris,   “Sharkey”  Dealey,  Sandy  and  Patricia  Short,  and  Ken  Lauritzen

#7689 Hank  Poler  has  been  busy  in  Grafton,  MA.   Wrote  Hank,  “I  have  been  up  to  my  neck  editing  the   book  for  our  50th  Amherst  reunion  and  I  am  now   reduced  to  a  mere  class  agent.  We  will  be  with  Dwight   and  family  in  London  for  Christmas.  Spare  time  goes   to  genealogy  (up  to  4000+  close  relatives),  and  trying  to   finish  touches  on  a  musical  that  I’ve  been  at  too  long.  I   found  a  musical  collaborator  who  is  an  Amherst  classmate.   Stay  tuned.”    Hank  was  at  Camp  in  the  1940s  and  ’50s. #7820  Scott  Foster  checked  in  from  Liverpool,  NY.   “Christa  and  I  are  still  playing  tennis  two  to  three   times  a  week  and  skiing  one  to  two  times  a  week  here   in  Syracuse.  We’re    headed  to  Florida  in  March,  visit-­ ing  friends  and  my  daughter.  I  saw  #7441  Phil  Bisselle   a  couple  of  months  ago  when  Christa  and  I  went  to   a  stage  show  in  Hamilton,  NY.”  Scott  was  at  camp  be-­ tween  1949-­52.  His  dad,  #2667  Townsend  Foster,  Sr.,   was  at  Camp  in  the  early  part  of  the  century.   #7987  Dick  and  Linda  Edie,  of  Berwyn,  PA,  wrote   “We  are  now  down  with  Joan  and  #5616  Eddie  Card   in  Tampa,  FL  for  the  weekend  and  then  will  go  back  to   SPRING  2013

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News & Notes continued Philadelphia.  Joan  and  Eddie  had  a    nice  time  at  the   Ft.  Lauderdale  Reunion  recently,  visiting  family  and   had  a  great  conversation  with  Matt.â&#x20AC;?   #8041  Richard  L.  Clark,  MD,  wrote  from  Chapel   Hill,  NC,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happily  retired  from  academic  radiology:   playing  lots  of  cello;  nonprofit  boards;  keep  up  with   the  Adirondacks  by  visiting  each  summer  and  seeing   my  brother  (#8712  Ken  Clark,  a  former  Camp  Dudley   Leader)  at  his  place  in  Long  Lake,  NY.  Glad  Camp   Dudley  still  plays  a  role  in  youth  development  and   Leadership.â&#x20AC;? #8191  Alf  Kaemmerlen  wrote  from  Plainsboro,  NJ,   where  he  and  Mea  are  retired  but  busy,  Alf  still  stay-­ ing  close  to  the  Princeton  Tiger  basketball  team,  along   with  the  Nassau  Church  and  Westminster  Founda-­ tion.  Mea  retired  from  the  Trenton  Times  after  11  years   creating  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serendipityâ&#x20AC;?  column.  Son  #12999  Dave   and  family  live  in  Soto  Grande,  Spain,  while  daughter   Wendy  and  family  live  in  Vail,  CO. #8252  Charlie  Johnson  and  his  love  .  .  .  no  make   that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;delightfulâ&#x20AC;?  wife  Martha,  made  it  down  to  Vero   Beach,  FL  for  a  visit  with  longtime  friend  and  Dudley   dad,  John  Bartlett.  Charlie,  who  never  saw  a  debate  he   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  like,  was  one  of  the  first  to  spot  the  historical   inaccuracy  of  the  State  of  Connecticut  vote  in  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lin-­ coln,  the  Movie.â&#x20AC;?  Later,  screenwriter  Tony  Kushner   admitted,  in  no  small  part  due  to  pressure  from  the   former  Parliamentarian,  that  he  changed  history  when   he  showed  two  Connecticut  legislators  voting  against   the  13th  Amendment,  which  ended  slavery. #8336  Ed  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sharkyâ&#x20AC;?  Dealy  wrote  from  Bonita   Springs,  FL.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Was  fabulous  to  see  #7441  Lefty  and   #8161  Righty  Bisselle  in  Venice,  FL,  in  March  after   about  55  years!  Lefty  was  my  hero  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  phenomenal,   yet  humble  athlete,  always  unruffled,  and  .  .  .  a  lefty   like  me.  Thank  you  #8804  John  Storey  for  putting  us   together  for  lunch.  Lefty  and  Righty  are  as  nice  today   as  I  remember  them  thru  the  years.â&#x20AC;?  Sharky,  a  Cornell   Basketball  Alum,  still  pulls  for  the  Big  Red.  Ed  was   DW'XGOH\IURP+HDQGKLVZLIH/\QQHQMR\ Florida  in  the  winter  and  Chadds  Ford,  PA,  in  the   summer.  

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#8457  Bill  Campbell  of  Exeter,  NH,  wrote,  and  was   UHFDOOLQJWKH'XGOH\5\H&RXQWU\'D\6FKRROFRQ-­ nection.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;#4433  Jerry  LaGrange  actually  hired  me  in   1970  to  teach  Math  in  the  High  School,  the  principal   of  which  was  #8751  Bill  Buck.  I  believe  #7532  Paul   Grinwis  was  still  there  at  the  time.  Jerry  did  like  Dud-­ ley  people.  I  taught  for    three  years  and  then  moved  on   to  Exeter.  It  was  a  great  three  years.â&#x20AC;?  Bill  continued  at   Exeter  teaching  mathematics  until  retirement  in  2007. #8474  John  Garnjost  wrote  from  Hilton  Head,  SC.   John  was  at  camp  from  1952-­56  and  1959.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Janet  and   her  mother  who  turned  101  in  September  keep  the   house  fires  burning.  I  continue  to  officiate  Rowing   events  both  within  and  outside  the  southeast  region.â&#x20AC;? #8497  Kenneth  D.  Hill  wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  finished  a  year  as   President  of  Pasadena  Rotary  and  am  now  president  of   L.  A    County  Arboretum  and  Botanical  Garden.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   also  teaching  yoga  6  days  a  week.â&#x20AC;? #8612  Pete  Trowbridge,  Sr.  wrote  from  Gilbert,  AZ,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  brother,  Tom  and  I  missed  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  reunion  but   plan  to  be  on  hand  for  the  August  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13  CDA  gathering.   Tom  resides  in  Orinda,  California  but  makes  a  visit   back  east  each  summer  to  spend  a  week  at  our  summer   log  cabin  up  on  Willsboro  Point,  NY.  This  has  become   an  ongoing  family  tradition  among  us  Trowbridges.   Life  is  good.â&#x20AC;?  Pete  and  Tom  were  at  camp  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,   but  the  Dudley  heritage  goes  back  to  1912  when  their   GDG7RP6UHQMR\HGWKHHDUO\GD\VRI'XGOH\ #8665  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr.  Mikeâ&#x20AC;?  McCutcheon  weighed  in  from   Ephraim,  WI,  where  he  and  five  other  retired  doctors  

The  fire  scene    in  Ephraim,  WI,  on  a  very  cold  night  in  February,   Volunteer  Fireman  McCutcheonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  birthday!


have taught  a  class  for  the  past  three  years  on  “The   History  of  Medicine”  at  The  Clearing  Folk  School.   Mike  and  Windsor  also  got  some  good  travel  in,  zigzag-­ ging  through  eight  states  from  Wisconsin  to  Florida   last  spring.  Great  to  have  Dr.  Mike  back  at  Dudley  for   his  22nd  consecutive  year  as  a  Dudley  Doc.  Mike  also   had  a  milestone  birthday  in  February.  “So  this  is  how   I  spent  my  birthday  party  night.  We  saved  the  house.   I  drove  the  truck,  pumped  water  and  was  the  general   gofer.”  That’s  Doctor  Mike! #8811  Dr.  Bob  Cady,  wrote  from  Naples,  FL,  where   he  and  Linda  have  retired.  Bob  continues  his  service   in  the  orthopedic  field,  traveling  regularly  to  Haiti  to   set  up  and  monitor  clubfoot  clinics.  Great  work  Bob!     Son  #13998  Sam  and  his  wife  Ellen  are  in  Maine,  son   #14828  Jeff  and  Gina  have  moved  to  Mexico  City,  and   son  #14111  Charlie  is  in  Phoenix,  AZ.  Gives  Bob  and   Linda  lots  of  reasons  to  travel.  Bob’s  dad  #4470  Al   Cady,  Jr.  first  heard  about  Camp  Dudley  in  1929.   #8958  Kent  Titus,  continues  to  practice  medicine  in   Richmond,  VA,  where  he  bumped  into  #8804  John   Storey  in  December.  “Happily  working  full  time,  but   look  forward  to  getting  back  to  a  CDA  Reunion.”     Kent  practices  internal  medicine  and  rheumatology  in   Richmond.   #8968  Rick  Erdtmann  wrote  from  Washington  DC   “My  grandson  Braden  Erdtmann  (age  2)  will  be  a  4th   generation  Dudleyite  when  he  becomes  a    Cub  in  8   Years.”  Dad  #4055  Fred  was  at  Camp  in  the  1930’s,     Rick  in  the  ’60s    sons  #15405  Ben  and  #15406  Nate  in   the  ’80s  and  Braden  in  the  2020s. #9064  John  Bliss  wrote  from  New  York  City.  “I  started   a  new  business  providing  marketing    consulting  ser-­ vices  to  nonprofits.  Goal  is  to  do  good,  have  fun  and   eventually  cover  my  costs.” #9372  Rick  Strawbridge  wrote  from  Naperville,  IL,   with,  “Lots  of  great  remembrances  from  eight  Dud-­ ley  summers,  not  to  mention  all  the  pre-­camper  days   reunions  my  family  attended.  My  dad,  #5204  Bill   Strawbridge,  was  a  camper,  JL  and  CDA  director,  who   insisted  on  taking  morning  dips.  One  memory  was   working  out  with  Bruce  Gehrke’s  Mineola  high  school  

Plebe Rick  Strawbridge,  back  right,  in  the  summer  of  1959   in  Amherst  Cabin

football players  who  were  at  camp    —  funny,  always   seemed  to  be  a  QB  and  a  couple  receivers.  Rollie   Stichweh  was  one  of  Gerk’s  boys  for  a  summer  or  two,   DQGDVD\RXQJKLJKVFKRROSOD\HU,¶GMRLQWKH0LQHROD guys  on  the  upper  field  on  late  afternoons,  and  run  out   for  Rollie’s  passes.  Gerk  didn’t  coach,  of  course,  but   he  was  usually  present.  I  regret  never  getting  back  to   Westport  when  Rollie  was  Director,  when  I  might  still   have  been  able  to  run  a  credible  ‘out’  route.  Relocated   to  the  Chicago  area  after  college  and  the  army,  I’ve   made  it  back  to  Dudley  only  once,  for  a  terrific  re-­ union.  My  whole  family  were  soccer  players  back  then   (the  wife,  too  -­-­  and  she  might  have  been  the  best!),  and   we  had  a  terrific  pick-­up  game,  with  Dudley  college  and   high  school  players.  My  kids  were  girls,  and  I  regretted   that  Dudley  didn’t  have  a  place  for  girls  then.  Glad  to   see  that’s  been  rectified.  Many  days,  after  sports  and   doing  labor  for  awards,  I’d  catch  a  quiet  hour  or  so   in  the  library  over  the  boathouse,  reading  hardbound   copies  of  American  Heritage  magazine,  featuring  some   of  the  nation’s  very  best  writers.  It  gave  me  a  life-­long   history  bug.  I’m  still  practicing  as  a  litigation  attorney   in  Chicago  and  am  active  in  local  civic  affairs.  Oldest   daughter,  Tasha,  is  married  with  three  children,  living   in  Chicago;  youngest,  Elaine,  is  living  in  Los  Angeles,   CA  area.  Brother    #10412  Tim  lives  nearby  in  Palatine,   IL,  and  sister  Pam  lives  in  Chicago,  keeping  the  Dudley   communication  lines  open  for  our  92-­year  old  Mom,   ZKRMRLQHGXVIRUPDQ\'XGOH\UHXQLRQVLQWKH¶V and  ’60s.”   SPRING  2013

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News & Notes continued  #9555  Randy  Quayle  wrote  from  Lake  Placid,  NY,   where  his  Red  Fox  Maple  Syrup  operation  completed   its  second  year,  with  proceeds  going  to  the  Shipman   Youth  Center.  Nice  work,  Randy!  Daughter  Joanna   and  Oliver  are  in  Norwich,  VT,  and  daughter  #20055   Laura  teaches  at  the  Cape  Ann  Waldorf  School  in   Salem,  MA.  Sib  and  Randy  got  some  travel  in,  making   it  all  the  way  to  New  Zealand,  a  mere  9000  miles  away! #9792  Doug  Menzies  wrote  from  Littleton,  NH.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  re-­ tired  from  25  years  in  health  care  management  as  CEO   of  Catholic  Health  East.  My  second  calling  turned  out   to  be  teaching  middle  school  English  and  social  stud-­ ies  in  a  small  public  school  in  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Northeast   Kingdom.  As  part  of  my  training  I  had  to  create  a  short   video  on  how  I  was  motivated  to  read  as  a  young  per-­ son.  This  took  me  back  to  my  parents  telling  me  that   I  was  headed  for  a  camp  in  the  Adirondacks.  Dudley   was,  of  course,  a  wonderful  experience.  There  I  discov-­ ered  the  library  above  the  boathouse  and  an  endless   supply  of  Hardy  Boy  books,  which  got  me  hooked  on   reading.â&#x20AC;? #10003  Michael  Bartlett,  of  Davies,  FL,  reconnected   with  Dave  Langston  recently.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saw  the  news  about   Dave  as  the  new  Development  Director  .  .  .  sounds   wonderful  and  what  a  great  guy.  I  always  look  forward   to  catching  up  with  him,  and  after  last  summer  we   realized  that  we  both  started  with  #3195  Marty  Keeler   in  Buffalo.  1963  was  my  Cub  year.  Seems  like  yester-­ day,  and  we  all  know  we  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  changed  a  bit  since   we  lugged  our  tennis  rackets  up  to  the  Stacey  Brook   Country  Club.â&#x20AC;?  Mike  and  his  wife  Gaye  have  three   children,  son  #18303  Matt,  the  NOLS  leader  this  sum-­ mer,  daughters  Rachel  and  #20403  Shannon,  a  JL  at   Kiniya  this  summer.   #10022  Ken  Lauritzen,  of  East  Montpelier,  VT,  has   headed  south  for  the  winter  to  Sun  City  Florida.   Wrote  Ken,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will  try  to  get  back  for  my  50th  (1963,   St.  Lawrence,  half  season  with  Ben  Nelson).  I  lived  in   Burlington,  VT,  at  that  time.  My  dad  #4770  had  gone   in  the  1930s.â&#x20AC;? #10581  Mike  Coombs  wrote  from  Waltham,  MA.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ann  Coombs,  wife  of  Sam  Coombs,  mother  of  Bill,   Rod,  Mike,  King,  Grandmother  of  George  and  Zach-­

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ary  Zoulias,  Danny  Ryan,  Jack  and  William  Coombs   turned  90  years  of  age  12.5.12â&#x20AC;?    Congratulations,  Ann!! #10605  Craig  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nellieâ&#x20AC;?   Nelson  reports  from  Hol-­ mdel,  NJ,  that  son  #20705   Quenton  is  in  the  process  of   evaluating  D1  college  foot-­ ball  opportunities.  Quenton   LVDÂś´SRXQGMXQLRU offensive  and  defensive   tackle  for  Red  Bank  Catho-­ lic  High  School.  Another   Dudleyite  headed  for  the  big   leagues?    Stay  tuned!

Quenton  Nelson,  headed  to  D1

#11544  Dave  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chewyâ&#x20AC;?   Johnson  writes  from  Newcastle  ME.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy  to  re-­ port  that  Dad  #6581  Berkeley  D.  Johnson  Jr.  handily   garnered  low  score  at  each  of  several  links  courses  in   ,UHODQGWKLVSDVWIDOO6XEMHFWHGWRWKHGUXEELQJZHUH IHOORZKDFNHUVFRXVLQV#11452  Pete  Corbett,  Issaquah   WA  and  Scott  Johnson,  Rowayton  CT.  Dad  was  also   first  atop  Skellig  Michael  .  .  .  YIKES!  A  tip  for  those   planning  travel  to  southwest  Ireland:  we  highly  rec-­ ommend  Killeen  House  in  Killarney  Geraldine  and   Michael  Rosney  run  a  wonderful  hotel  there.  The  small   bar  has  over  8000  logo  golf  balls  plastered  on  the  walls   .  .  .  great  fun.  This  begs  the  question:  does  the  Camp   Store  offer  a  CD  logo  ball??â&#x20AC;? Dr.  Joanna   Paul,  Princi-­ pal  of  Deep   Creek  Middle   School  in  the   Bahamas,   wrote  to  Matt:   Âł,MXVWZDQWHG to  share   this  photo   with  you  of   Rick  Edie  and  Lance  Pelecanos  at  the  Deep  Creek   #11762  Rich-­ Middle  School  in  the  Bahamas ard  Edie   and  #22236  Lance  Pelecanos.  Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  daughter  #20062   Hadley  is  at  the  Island  School  this  semester  and  Rick   was  down  for  Parents  Weekend.    He  brought  Lance  a  


Dudley  hat  and  came  by  specifically  to  meet  him  as  he   had  seen  him  on  the  camp  blog  this  summer.            We  will  be  having  Lance  apply  to  come  again  this   \HDUDV\RXVXJJHVWHG:HKDYHIRXQGKLVMRXUQH\ZLWK your  Camp  to  be  so  remarkable  and  influential  in  his   growth  as  a  young  man.    Hopefully  he  will  be  working   for  you  in  2014  and  beyond  and  a  new  DCMS  camper   ZLOOEHJLQKLVMRXUQH\,DPUHDOO\ORRNLQJIRUZDUGWR our  ongoing  partnership.            Rick  -­  It  was  great  to  meet  you.    Lance  wore  his   Dudley  hat  out  on  the  SCUBA  boat  today.â&#x20AC;?   #12152    Charles  W.  Johnson,   IV  wrote  from  Bethesda  MD,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;To  our  Cycle  for  Survival  Sup-­ porters  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Thanks  to  your  gen-­ erosity,  JB  and  I  raised  close  to   $5,000  for  the  fight  against  rare   cancer,  part  of  the  over  $8  mil-­ lion  raised  nationally  for  this   event.  The  day  was  a  remark-­ Perry  Zimmerman able,  high-­energy  reminder  of   the  power  of  faith,  hope,  love   and  community  to   combat  this  horrif-­ ic  disease.  The  first   photo  above  is  of   Perry  Zimmerman,   a  two-­time  survivor   from  a  rare  form   of  eye  cancer,  and   the  daughter  of   Peddle  power  for  a  great  cause one  of  my  closest   high  schools  pals.   The  second  photo  gives  a   small  sense  of  the  room   and  the  day  (our  tie-­dyed   team  is  in  the  foreground).   And  the  smiles  in  the  at-­ tached  photo  are  for  each   of  you  (and  in  relief  for   our  ride  being  over  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  un-­ JB  and  CJ,  proud  participants til  next  year)!  Great  work,   Charlie  and  JB!

#12330  Ralph  LaRovere  ZURWHIURP&ROOH\YLOOH7; that  he  and  #13546  Rory  Connor  have  purchased  a   35-­year-­old  aluminum  processing  plant  in  Fort  Worth,   7;QDPHG%OD\ORFNÂł:HSURGXFHDOXPLQXPFDVW products  for  the  oil  &  gas  industry,  trailer  &  truck   industry  as  well  as  custom  parts  for  the  wind  energy,   automotive  and  machinery  industries,  to  name  a  few.   %XVLQHVVKDVEHHQJUHDWDQGZHKDYHEHHQHQMR\LQJ visits  from  fellow    Dudleyites,  including  #13804  Matt   Storey,  #12802  Pat  Butler  and  #12196  Taylor  Scholl-­ maier.â&#x20AC;? #12778  Drew  Johnson,  of  Lewes,  DE,  received  his   Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Degree,  and  teaches  and  coaches  baseball  in   Delaware.  At  a  recent  Philadelphia  coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  clinic,  Drew   had  the  thrill  of  throwing  a  ball  to  the  glove  of  his   all-­time  baseball  hero,  Cal  Ripken.  Drewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  wife  Karen,   and  sons  #22078  Sam  and  #23078  LukeDUHHQMR\LQJ life  in  Lewes,  with  the  Atlantic  Ocean  at  their  doorstep.   #13057  Robert  P.  Withington  III    wrote  from  Oneon-­ ta,  NY,  where  he  is  teaching  at  SUNY  Oneonta  and   he  and  his  family  are  weathering  their  2nd  NY  winter   DIWHU\HDUVLQWKHVRXWK+LVER\VDUHHQMR\LQJSOD\LQJ RQWKHVQRZSLOHVPRUHWKDQ53LVHQMR\LQJPDNLQJ them.    RP  was  at  camp  from  1981-­86. #13302  Mary  Coyne  Hayes,  wrote  to  Davo  from  Man-­ hattan  Beach,  CA,  and  sent  along  this  great  picture  of   a  Dudley-­â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cuse  Reunion,  back  in  the  day.  How  many   of  these  folks  can  you  name?  Look  for  the  answer  on  the   Camp  Dudley  Website  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  campdudley.org.

#14974  Trevor  Nicholson,  a  St.  Lawrence  U.  friend   of  Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  wrote  when  it  came  time  for  his  nephew  to   apply  to  Camp.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  all  seriousness,  I  went  to  camp   SPRING  2013

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News & Notes continued Dudley, as  did  my  step  father  Robert  Bowen.  It  was   hands  down  one  of  the  most  rewarding  experiences   that  I  had  growing  up.  Ironically,  I  was  in  St.  Lawrence   cabin.  I  went  with  a  couple  friends  who  were  middle   school  classmates,  and  we  still  reminisce  about  those   summers.  Both  buddies  of  mine  from  Dudley  were  in   my  wedding  party  as  well.  It  was  one  of  those  institu-­ tions  for  me,  much  like  St.  Lawrence,  that  created   those  life-­long  friendships.”  Trevor  lives  in  Los  Angeles   with  his  wife  and  daughter. #13564  Jeff  MacBean  wrote  from  San  Anselmo,  CA.   He    is  working  at  Solar  Technologies,  a  solar  energy   system  provider  in  Santa  Cruz,  CA,  and  recently  got   engaged  to  Andrea  Parsons.   #13785  Todd  Lubin,  of  Los  Angeles,  CA,  started  his   own  television  production  company  called  Matador   Content  in  Los  Angeles,  CA.  For  the  past  five  years,  Todd   has  been  executive  producer  of  “The  Biggest  Loser.” Robert  Everett  wrote  to  us  from  Pound  Ridge,  NY,     “Son  #14078  Peter  Everett  is  now  a  practicing  pediatri-­ cian  in  Amherst,  MA  (A  Williams  Grad  to  boot!).  You   might  consider  asking  him  to  fill  in  at  Camp  for  my   long  term  roommate  and  fraternity  brother  #8674  Bill   Vanneman!” #14164    Chris  Packard  of  San  Francisco,  CA,  is  coach-­ ing  St.  Ingatius  College  Prep  lacrosse  team  in  Califor-­ nia,  ranked  number  24  in  the  pre-­season  US  Top  Lax   poll.  They  play  in  MetLife  Stadium  in  East  Rutherford,   NJ,  on  April  27th. #14396  Kevin  C.  Mitchell  wrote  from  California,  “I   FRQWLQXHWRSDUWLFLSDWHLQDQGHQMR\WKHHFRQRPLFDQG real  estate  recovery  in  southern  California  as  a  com-­ mercial  real  estate  broker  specializing  in  tenant  repre-­ sentation  with  Cresa  Partners  in  their  Newport  Beach   office.” #14800  Vincent  F.  Rockel  III,  wrote  from  Sarasota,   FL,  where  he  turned  80  in  November  and  has  found   time  with  Jean  to  volunteer  and  relax  on  Ocracoke   Island,  NC,  in  the  summer  and  Sarasota,  FL,  in  the   winter.  Vince,  who  was  on  the  A-­Hut  Staff  during  the  

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1980s, was  also  inducted  into   the  Pennington  School  Ath-­ letic  Hall  of  Fame  in  October   2012.  From  the  Pennington   website:  “Vincent  Rockel  ’52,   a  superbly  talented  three-­sport   athlete  at  Pennington,  Vincent   Rockel  earned  All-­County   Vince  Rockel recognition  for  what  was   only  his  second  season  of   playing  competitive  football  and  All-­State  honors  for   his  senior  baseball  season.  A  valuable  player  on  the   basketball  court,  as  well,  he  made  a  significant  mark  on   Pennington  sports  during  his  two  years  at  the  School.   His  athletic  prowess  served  him  well  during  his  years   of  military  service  that  followed  graduation,  when  he   played  football  and  basketball  for  the  Memphis  Navy   Hellcats.Vince’s  career  as  a  high  school  science  teacher   was  complemented  by  his  lifelong  involvement  in   soccer  and  basketball  as  both  a  coach  and  a  certified   official  at  levels  ranging  from  community  leagues  to   college.”  Congratulations,  Vince! #14866  James   Mayo,  of  Balti-­ more,  MD,  had  a   great  gig  in  NYC   on  February  2,   2013.  Said  the   flyer,  “Legend-­ ary  singers  and   producers  Billy   Shepard  and  Judi   Jourdan  present   Stars  of  Song!   Showcasing  the   talents  of  James   Mayo  III  at  the     Iguana,  VIP   Lounge  on  West   54th  Street,  NYC.”  James  heads  up  the  musical  pro-­ gram  each  summer  at  Dudley. #15093  C.  Ryan  Joyce  wrote  from  Scottsdale,  AZ,   where  he  heads  up  Advancement  at  the  Phoenix  Coun-­ WU\'D\6FKRRO5\DQKDVDGMXVWHGWRDVZLQJRI


degrees or  so  in  temperatures,   and  invites  any  Dudleyites   who  are  coming  through   Phoenix  to  give  him  a  call.   Ryan  connected  recently  with   #15496  Nathaniel  “Tigger”   Smith,  a  contemporary  at   Dudley.  Said  Ryan,  “We  were   “Tigger”  Smith great  pals  as  kids  and  it’s  been   great  to  be  back  in  touch  .  .  .  the  power  of  Dudley!”   Wrote  Tigger  to  Ryan,  “Just  working  here  in  sunny   Tampa,  FL  .  .  .  started  a  company  with  my  brother,  four   years  ago.  Things  have  been  great  and  the  weather  is   much  more  appealing  than  in  NY.  Dudley  was  such  a   huge  part  of  my  life  and  I  still  hold  it  very  closely  all   these  years  later.”  Tigger  hailed  from  Scarsdale,  NY,   and  was  a  Cub  in  Rensselaer  in  1991.   #15288  Mike  Schloat,  of  Deerfield,  MA,  made  it  to   Williamstown  with  son  Carter,  now  three,  to  get  a   look  at  the  Williams  and  Amherst  basketball  teams  in   action.  Other  Dudleyites  in  the  crowd  included  #6707   Doug  Foster,  #6790  John  Priesing,  #8252  Charlie   Johnson,  #7731  Peter  Willmott,  #8804  John  Storey   and  the  #16404  Blair  Dils  family.  The  Lord  Jeffs   prevailed  and  will  play  for  the  National  Champioship   in  April.  Said  Mike,  “It  was  a  pleasure  to  see  everyone,   if  only  for  a  moment.  I  did  get  a  chance  to  shake  Mr.   J’s  hand  and  say  hello.”  At  Deerfield,  Mike  teaches  in   the  English  Department  and  is  the  head  coach  of  boys’   cross  country  and  boys’  and  girls’  track  and  field.  He   lives  on  campus  with  his  wife  Julie  and  their  two  sons,   Carter  and  Macrae.

#18583 Ted  Dale,  #18058  Kevin  Moran,  #19270  Sara   Nelson,  #17681  Steve  Nelson,  #20595  Kat  Hood,   #18108  Harry  Jackson,  #17098  Carl  Jackson,  #21028   Monica  Manfred,  #22407  Simon  White,  #19521   Wendy  Higgins  and  #21518  Nicholas  Ansell. #16246  Drew  “Twinky”  Langston,  (son  of  #10846   Rev.  Bob  and  Karen  Langston,)  and  his  wife  Andrea   are  off  on  a  trip  around  the  world.  Yes,  I  said  the   world!    So  far  they  have  explored  part  of  Peru,  hiked  in   Ecuador  and  are  now  diving  in  the  Galapagos  Islands.   Check  out  their  blog  to  follow  the  adventure  and  see   VRPHRIWKHLUYLGHRVDQGSKRWRVKWWSDWZH[SORUHU blogspot.com. Ann  and  Jeb  Boucher  wrote  from  Harrison,  NY,  to  tell   us  about  their  sons  Hayden,  Peter,  and  Cary.  #16871   Hayden  is  living  in  Chelsea  in  NY  City,  working  for   the  past  four  years  at  Citigroup.  He  graduated  from   Williams  College  in  2008.  #17071  Peter  (known  as   ³-DYD´GXULQJKLVFDPSHUGD\V MXVWFRPSOHWHGIRXU years  of  service  with  the  U.S.  Marines.  Peter  did  a  tour   in  Helmand  Province,  Afghanistan,  and  served  on  a   new  military  expedition  unit  for  ten  months  with  their   first  orders  stationed  off  the  coast  of  Libya.  Peter  is   now  back  at  the  university  of  Denver  completing  his   undergraduate  degree.  #18201  Cary  (J.J)LVHQMR\LQJ KLPVHOIDVDOZD\VDQGLVDMXQLRUDW2KLR:HVO\DQ8QL-­ versity  pursuing  sports  and  women  (and  not  necessarily   in  that  order!). #17549  Rob  Powell  writes  us  from  Boston,  MA.  “Bliz-­ zard  Nemo  left  us  with  nearly  two  feet  of  fresh  powder   in  Boston.  #16849  Tim  Powell,  #19496  Jane  Phelan,  

#15396 Pat  Mitchell,    a  Senior  Vice  President  with   financial  services  industry  recruiting  firm,  Raintree  As-­ sociates  in  New  York  City,  led  his  firm  in  a  voluntary   effort  to  provide  assistance  to  the  victims  of  Hurricane   Sandy  in  the  New  York  City  area  even  though  he  expe-­ rienced  a  loss  of  power  in  his  condo  for  a  week. New  Burlington  residents  #15877  Brendan  “Lefty”   Loughman  and  #21986  Olivia  Belzer  opened  their   DSDUWPHQWWRDYHU\IHVWLYH'XGOH\.LQL\DJURXSRQ New  Year’s  Eve,  2012!  Attendees  included  newlyweds   #15385  Peter  Maiurano  and  #19555  Lauren  Widing,  

Tim Powell  and  Jane  Phelan  schussing  down  the  streets  of  Boston SPRING  2013

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News & Notes continued #20998  Neil  Phelan,  and  I  were  able  to  earn  some   turns  on  the  otherwise  traffic-­filled  streets!    Not  quite   as  exciting  as  Whiteface,  but  so  much  fun  to  take  ad-­ vantage  of  this  rare  occurrence  in  the  Hub!â&#x20AC;? #17937  Cole  Grossman  got  some  ink  in  Soccer  America   Daily,  headlined,â&#x20AC;&#x153;RSL  makes  Grossman  only  selec-­ tion.â&#x20AC;?  The  article  reported  that,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;MLS  clubs  placed  42   players  on  waivers,  only  one  player  -­-­  23-­year-­old  Cole   Grossman  -­-­  was  selected  in  Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Waiver  Draft.   The  former  Duke  star  is  headed  to  Real  Salt  Lake  from   the  Columbus  Crew.  Grossman  played  in  two  league   games  during  his  rookie  year  and  10  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  including  five   starts  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  in  2012.â&#x20AC;?  Cole  hails  from  St.  Louis,  MO. #17974  Shane  Canning  has  arrived  safely  in  Melbourne,   Australia  where  he  will  be  living  for  6  months  as  he  stud-­ ies  at  RMIT  (Royal  Melbourne  Institute  of  Technol-­ ogy).  Kiniya  Director,  #20001  Marnie  McDonagh,  was   thrilled  to  hear  that  Shane  would  be  residing  in  her   hometown  and  quickly  put  him  in  touch  with  brother,   Troy  McDonagh  (at  Kiniya  as  Tennis  Director  in  1995   and  1996)  who  graduated  from  RMIT  back  in  1993.   :KLOH6KDQHLVVWLOOJHWWLQJRYHUMHWODJIURPWKH KRXUMRXUQH\KHLVHDJHUWRPHHW7UR\LQSHUVRQDQG proclaims  that,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  weather  has  been  amazing  and   the  city  is  beautiful!â&#x20AC;?  .  .  .  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of  course  it  is!â&#x20AC;?  says  Marnie. #18232,  Laurance  George,  who  hailed  from  Ridge-­ field,  CT,  graduated  from  the  University  of  Virginia   Engineering  school  with  a  degree  in  computer  science   and  business  and  will  be  working  in  Arlington,  VA.   Wrote  Laurance,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  spent  the  summer  hiking  El  Cami-­ no  de  Santiago  in  Spain  and  visiting  various  areas  in   Europe.  The  numerous  cathedrals,  chapels,  and  mon-­ asteries  along  the  way  were  a  constant  reminder  of  the   good  times  at  Hymn  Sing  and  the  clear  skies  at  night,   which  gave  a  great  view  of  the  Milky  Way.  Looking   forward  to  seeing  some  other  fellows  in  the  DC  area  in   the  coming  years.  I  realized  last  summer  how  much  I   missed  going  to  summer  camp  and  all  the  good  times  I   had  there.  Hope  everything  is  great  up  in  Westport,  NY!â&#x20AC;? Dave  Colegrove,  father  of  #17699  Ned  and  #16999  Jes-­ sica  Colegrove  Storey,  was  at  home  in  Skaneateles,  NY,   recouperating  recently  and  wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  highlight  of  my  

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evening  was  the  5th   replay  of  the  Camp   Dudley  Hymn  Sing   CD.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  sure  I  can   only  imitate  or  scratch   the  surface  of  what   a  CD  Hymn  Sing   experience  is  for  the   long-­loyal  CD  alums   or  the  campers  them-­ selves,  but  I  can  say   what  it  has  meant  to  me.  It  was  a  wonderful  spiritually-­ lifting  boost!  One  of  my  across-­the-­hallway  neighbors   asked  how  I  knew  so  many  hymns  and  remarked  that   she  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  any  other  men  who  sang  hymns  all   by  themselves.  I  guess  I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  realize  that  headphones   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  contain  the  volume  at  which  I  was  singing  along   in  my  CD  Hymnal.  It  wound  up  giving  me  a  boost,  and   her  as  well.â&#x20AC;? 3DUHQW2ZHQ'HYOLQZULWHVIURP0HVTXLWH7; â&#x20AC;&#x153;#18813  Eamon  Devlin  is  a  Junior  at  Texas  Tech   PDMRULQJLQ)LQDQFH6QRZERDUGLQJRQ%UHFNHQULGJH and  Vail  with  Tech  Snowboarding  club  over  winter   break.  Talked  to  Stewart  and  Carla  Bush  at  the  movies   RYHU;PDV7KHLUVRQ#18713  Jack  Bush  is  a  Finance   Student  at  TCU  and  doing  well.â&#x20AC;? #19304  Tom  Dils  of   Williamstown,  MA,   has  had  a  great  gap   year  prior  to  starting   at  Middlebury  Col-­ lege  in  September   2013.  Per  Tom,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  had   a  great  experience   in  Germany,  liv-­ ing  with  a  family  in   Bod  Homburg,  near   Tom  Dils,  wearing  the  Dudley  blue  in   the  Stuttgart,  Germany,  countryside Frankfurt,  where  I   was  playing  soccer   for  a  German  club  team  and  volunteering  as  a  teacher   and  coach  at  a  local  school.  In  February  I  worked  on  a   WOOF  organic  farm  near  New  Smyrna,  FL,  and  this   spring  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  working  in  a  restaurant  in  New  Haven,   CT.  My  trip  was  benefitted  by  the  hospitality  of  more  


than  a  dozen  Dudley  families  along  the  way.  Looking   forward  to  being  back  at  Camp  this  summer.â&#x20AC;? #20015  Victoria   (Rothwell)  Eck-­ ersley  recently   wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love   how  we  can  keep   up  to  date  with   Camp  and  see   the  pictures  each   year  via  Facebook   and  the  website.   You  certainly  look   busy  with  your   Camp  travels  and   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  fabu-­ Camp  Kiniya  sisters-­in-­law  Victoria  Rothwell   lous  to  see  such   Eckersley  and  Kym  Eckersley  Kerr. happy  smiles  on   the  faces  of  all  the   Kiniya  girls.  After  having  served  at  Kiniya  as  a  tennis   instructor,  I  remained  good  friends  with  #20006  Kym   Eckersley  (now  Kerr)  who  was  a  swim  instructor  from   Australia.  Kym  lived  in  London  near  me  for  a  year  and   once  she  returned  home  to  WA  it  was  only  natural   that  I  would  go  visit  her.  She  introduced  me  to  her   brother  and  six  years  later  we  are  married  expecting   our  first  baby  any  day!  So,  I  can  honestly  say  my  life   would  not  be  the  same  with  out  Kiniya  and  the  friend-­ ships  I  made!  My  best  friend  and  Camp  Sister  really   did  become  my  sister!  We  all  look  back  on  those  days   in  Vermont  as  among  the  best  in  our  lives,  days  by  the   ODNHDQGXSRQWKHWHQQLVFRXUWVZHUHMXVWPDJLFDO, cannot  believe  that  the  girls  we  looked  after  are  now  all   adults  too!â&#x20AC;?  Vicky  and  husband  John  reside  in  Nar-­ rogin,  Western  Australia.  Kym  resides  in  the  South  Is-­ land  of  New  Zealand.  She  moved  over  there  in  January   2009  and  married  her  husband,  Tom,  in  January  2010.   She  wrote:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  celebrated  our  third  anniversary  this   year.  We  have  also  welcomed  our  beautiful  baby  boy,   Hamish  on  June  13th  2011  and  he  is  now  a  very  active   toddler!  Along  with  running  our  family  farm  of  900   acres  with  lots  and  lots  of  sheep  &  dairy  heifers,  we   still  keep  busy  spending  our  summers  either  travelling   EDFNWR:HVWHUQ$XVWUDOLDRUHQMR\LQJVRPHVHULRXVZD-­ ter  skiing  at  our  lake  house  in  Te  Anau  in  NZ.  I  started  

my  summers  at  the  tender  age  of  23  in  2003  and  was   there  for  the  consecutive  summers  of  2004,  2005  and   my  Kiwi  summer  of  2006.â&#x20AC;?   #20571  Samantha   Williams  (former   Kiniya  Music   Director)  came   to  visit  Kiniya   from  Australia   and  spent  a  week   in  the  cabin  on   Junior  Beach  in   the  Fall  of  2012.   She  thoroughly   HQMR\HGUHWUDFLQJ her  footsteps  and   updating  us  on   where  life  has  tak-­ Sam  with  her  Kiniya  pals  #20011  Clara   Enrich,  #20002  Michelle  (Spouse)  Morabito   en  her  since  her   and  baby,  Levi  Morabito  taken  at  Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Kiniya  years.  Sam   wedding  in  2010.   wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  best   ÂľMREÂś,KDYHHYHUKDGZDVEHLQJ0XVLFDO'LUHFWRULQWKH theatre  at  Kiniya  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  I  have  some  wonderful  memories  of   rehearsals,  set  painting,  costume  planning  and  finally   performing  the  big  show!    Another  highlight  for  me   was  starting  Hymn  Sing  at  Kiniya  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  to  hear  and  see  all   of  camp  united  in  voice  and  spirit  (and  literally  shaking   the  floor  of  the  theatre  when  standing  to  sing  songs   that  had  actions)  was  a  moment  I  will  never  forget.  In   ,HQMR\HGDYDFDWLRQLQWKH8.,UHODQGDQGWKH USA,  including  a  week  visiting  Vermont  and  camp.  It   was  fantastic  catching  up  with  camp  friends  and  the   FDPSXVORRNVMXVWDPD]LQJ,ZDVWRXFKHGWRVHHWKH song  I  introduced  at  Hymn  Sing  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Every  Blessingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  was   included  in  the  Camp  Dudley  at  Kiniya  Hymnal  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   even  though  I  am  no  longer  physically  at  camp  every   summer,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lovely  to  know  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  there  in  spirit.â&#x20AC;?  Sam   is  in  her  ninth  year  of  working  full-­time  for  an  Austra-­ lian  Government  department.  Last  year  she  was  very   excited  to  earn  her  Diploma  in  Piano  Teaching,  and   HQMR\VWHDFKLQJWKHSLDQRWRERWKFKLOGUHQDQGDGXOWV after  work  hours.  She  also  plays  the  flute  in  a  commu-­ nity  band  and  a  wind  ensemble.  

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News & Notes continued #21001  Randy  Breeck-­ ner  wrote  from  Miami   Beach,  FL.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Coast   Guard  is  going  great!   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  applying  to  become   an  officer.â&#x20AC;?  Randy  was   a  Leader  at  Kiniya  from   2008-­11.

and  #21499  Kirk,  an  Aide  at  Dudley  this  past  summer   are  doing  great!  Kirk  is  a  sophomore  at  Ft.  Myers  High   School  and  is  hoping  to  return  to  Dudley  as  a  JL  this   summer.  Marin  is  a  freshman  at  Davidson  College  in   NC.  She  hopes  to  return  to  Kiniya  as  a  Leader  once   again!!

Randy  Breeckner  enjoying  Coast   Guard  duty

#21364  Dick   Wallace,  of  Middle-­ town,  RI,  hosted   Matt  Storey  for  a  day,   MXVWEHIRUHWKH)RUW Lauderdale  Reunion,   in  Key  Largo,  FL.   Dick,  a  member  of   Matt  and  Dick  Wallace  in  Key  Largo the  Dudley  Board   of  Managers,  is  the   father  of  sons  #15464  Andrew,  #16864  James  and   #14364  Benjamin.  The  Wallaces  first  heard  of  Dudley   through  Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  longtime  friend,  #8504  Chris  Hallen-­ beck,  who  was  at  Camp  in  the  1950s.  Chris  lives  in  Laguna   Hills,  CA.

#21973  Kari  PostLVMXVWEDFNIURPDWULSWR1HSDO .DULZULWHVÂł,ÂśYHMXVWUHWXUQHGIURPWHQGD\VLQ1HSDO on  a  photography  scouting  trip  and  absolutely  fallen  in   love.  Nepal  is  an  amazing  country  full  of  opportunities   for  creating  stunning  images.â&#x20AC;?  You  can  follow  Kariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   travels  and  adventures  on  her  blog.  Check  out  www. karipost.com  to  see  her  work  or  follow   her  blog.  P.S.  Kari  has  promised  a  gift   certificate  to  her  photo  studio  for  CD  2013   online  auction.  Start  your  shopping  early  so   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  ready  when  the  bidding  begins.   #22079  Besty  Growney  of  Nyack,  NY,  a  Kiniya   Alumna,  wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loved  my  camping  experiences  -­  very   long  ago  as  I  am  75  years  old.  -­  but  carry  wonderful   memories  of  Kiniya  and  Dudley  as  both  my  father  and   brother  Tom  went  there.  I  visited,  watched  summer   plays  and  played  baseball.  Wonderful  times!â&#x20AC;?

#21518  Nicholas   Ansell  headed  to   London  for  a  Ki-­ niya  staff  reunion   that  was  attended   by  #22356  Jack   Beecroft,  #22361   Salli  Dixon,   #22762  George   Nick  Ansell,  right  at  the  Reunion  in  London Komjati,  #22385   Emma  Moran,  #22355  Alice  Baldock,  #22374  Will   Small  and  #22760  Alex  Foster.  A  good  time  was  had   by  all,  and  the  evening  ended  with  a  spirited  Kiniya   Cheer  on  the  streets  of  London  before  parting  ways.

#22100  Jean  and  Dwight  Vicks,  wrote  from  Clinton,   NY.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  officially  became  empty  nesters  when  we  took   Emily  to  Middlebury  in  February.â&#x20AC;?    Jean  continues  to   battle  thyroid  cancer  with  courage  and  spirit.  Dwight   and  many  friends  and  members  of  the  medical  com-­ munity  formed  â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITOGâ&#x20AC;?  .  .  .  the  International  Thyroid   Oncology  Group.  Per  Dwight,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITOG  begins  its  first   clinical  trial  this  spring  and  there  are  several  more   in  the  pipelines.â&#x20AC;?  Launched  in  2007,  the  nonprofit   engages  leading  researchers  on  five  continents  in  the   first  interdisciplinary  consortium  focused  on  develop-­ ing  clinical  trials  for  thyroid  cancer.  Jean  testified  at   a  Federal  Drug  Administration  hearing  in  support  of   the  first  drug  to  be  approved  for  her  disease.  ITOG   members  participated  in  its  clinical  trials  and  their   work  will  likely  yield  at  least  two  more  new  treatments   for  thyroid  cancer.  Dwight  and  Jean  can  be  reached  at   Dwight@vicks.biz.  

Lisa  and  Kirk  Williams  of  Sanibel,  FL,  wrote  to  tell   us  that  their  kids  #21881  Marin,  a  2012  Kiniya  Leader  

#22374  Will  Small  and  #22760  Alex  Foster  made  the   trek  from  their  hometown  of  London,  England  to  

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spend  the  week  between  Christmas  and  New  Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  in   Burlington,  VT,  with  Kiniya  pals.  The  lads  met  up  with   #20086  Megan  Bradley  (who  attends  Colgate  Universi-­ ty  and  was  on  the  ski  team  with  #20479  Megan  Powell   in  2011),  #20193  Emma  Oliver  (Clarkson  University   and  Lacrosse  Team),  #20194  Meagan  Oliver  (Mer-­ rimack  College),  #22389  Olivia  Thompson-­Bessett   (NYU  Tisch  School  of  the  Arts)  and  #21518  Nicholas   Ansell. #22389  Olivia  Thompson-­Bessett  has  also  left  the   chilly  Northeast,  headed  to  the  warm  climate  of  sunny   $XVWUDOLDDQGLVWKRURXJKO\HQMR\LQJKHUVHPHVWHU abroad  in  Sydney!  She  wrote:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greetings  from  Aus-­ tralia!  After  deciding  to  spend  my  semester  in  Sydney   with  NYU,  I  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  happier  with  my  decision.   So  far,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  having  a  blast:  cruising  around  Syd-­ ney  Harbour  with  prime  views  of  the  Opera  House,   PDVWHULQJP\VXUIVNLOOVDW0RMR6XUI&DPSYLVLWLQJ 12,000-­year-­old  Aboriginal  rock  carvings,  and  spending   as  much  time  at  Bondi  Beach  as  possible.  This  is  all  in   between  classes,  of  course,  and  only  a  short  list  of  the   amazing  adventures  offered.  Between  the  incredible   sights  and  the  awesome  people,  I  might  never  come   back  if  it  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  for  camp!â&#x20AC;?  Olivia  will  be  returning  to   Kiniya  in  summer  2013  as  Theater  Director.   Kiniya  Alum,    Megan   Cain  recently  wrote,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   KDYHMXVWUHWXUQHGIURP four  great  days  in  Noo-­ sa,  Northern  Australia,   with  my  fellow  Kiniya   pals,  Natalie  Hough   (now  Keens)  and   Jemma  Osborne,  from   the  UK.  I  went  to  Natâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wedding  in  the  UK  last   Megan,  Evelyn,  Natalie  and  Jemma September  and  Jemma   has  visited  and  stayed  with  me  three  times  in  the  past   five  years.  All  these  years  after  camp  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  lucky  to   still  have  such  great  friendships  with  amazing  women.   My  daughter,  Evelyn  Thais,  (after  my  grandma)  will  be   two  on  the  14th  of  this  month.  Getting  big  quick.â&#x20AC;?   Michelle  (Spouse)  Morabito  recently  wrote:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since   leaving  Kiniya  in  2008  (my  7th  summer)  and  returning  

to  Australia,  I  have  experienced  many  BIG  life  changes!   I  returned  to  work  as  a  Senior  Analyst  at  the  Com-­ monwealth  Bank,  got  engaged  on  my  29th  Birthday,   celebrated  our  wedding  the  following  year  and  wel-­ comed  two  beautiful  boys,  two  years  apart.  Levi  is  now   3  and  Beau  will  be  1  in  May.  Late  last  year  we  moved   1000  kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  north,  to  a  new  town  called  Karratha.  I  was   very  honored  that  my  two  dear  Kiniya  friends  travelled   long  and  far  to  make  my  special  day,  my  wedding.   It  was  so  wonderful  to  spend  time  with  them.  Many   things  make  me  think  of  camp  everyday.  I  love  singing   Kiniya  Hymns  to  my  boys  and  playing  in  their  cubby   house,  the  scent  of  the  wood  instantly  takes  me  back   WRP\GD\VLQWKH.LQL\DFDELQV,UHDOO\HQMR\HGSDLQW-­ ing  the  cubby;  I  felt  like  I  was  reliving  my  painting  days   at  camp!  I  feel  so  grateful  to  have  spent  so  much  time   at  a  very  special  place.  I  have  memories  that  will  last  a   lifetime  and  have  made  so  many  lifelong  friends  along   the  way.  I  miss  Kiniya  immensely  and  look  forward  to   the  day  that  I  can  return  and  reconnect  with  my  home   away  from  home. #21691  Jake   Daugherty  of   Clarksburg,  MA,     took  part  in  a  10-­ day  service  trip  to   Haiti  called  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haiti  Plungeâ&#x20AC;?   with  10  other  stu-­ Jake,  and  his  dad,  Alex  (left)  in  Haiti dents.  His  father   Alex  led  the  trip.   Last  summer  Jake  was  a  Senior  in  Colgate. #22749  Steven  Umlauf   played  in  a  round  robin   basketball  tourney  in  Lake   Placid,  NY,  and  ran  smack   into  #22504  Carter  Storey,   from  Westport,  NY.    Steven   is    a  student  at  the  North   Country  School  and  hails   from  New  York,  NY.  They   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  wait  to  meet  up  again   on  the  Plebe  courts!  

Steven  Umlauf  and  Carter   Storey  on  the  courts  in   Lake  Placid

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Another Schmidt/Nelson Coaching Duo For  20  years  #8070  Ben  Nelson  and  #7405   Willie  Schmidt  worked    side  by  side  at  Dudley   along  the  shores  of  Lake  Champlain.    Now,   their  sons  are  continuing  that  tradition,  work-­ ing  together  coaching  basketball  at  Trinity   School  NYC.    Head  Coach  #11260  Ed  Schmidt   and  Assistant  Coach  #18070  David  Nelson,   MXVWILQLVKHGXSWKHLUVHDVRQWRJHWKHUWDNLQJ their  team  all  the  way  to  the  Class  C  state  semi   finals.    However,  the  third  game  in  as  many   days  proved  too  much  for  the  Trinity  Tigers   varsity  basketball  team,  which  included  another   Dudleyite  and  starting  post-­grad  #20745  Jake   Bolster.  The  picture  below  was  taken  as  the   team  took  the  floor  at  the  newly  finished  Bar-­ clays  Center  in  Brooklyn,  NY.    Though  Brook-­ lyn  Nets  owner  Jay-­Z  was  not  in  attendance,  the   game  was  a  great  experience  for  the  team.

News & Notes Addendum A  vintage  picture  surfaced  of  Board  Chair  #11889   Dwight  Poler,  working  on  his  dessert  at  1968  North   Point  BBQ.  On  his  left  is  sister  Christine  Poler  Flem-­ ing,  mom  of  Michael,  Andrew  and  Zander.  On  right  is   brother  #11166  Craig.

For  the  second  time,  #18444  Jeff  Simpson,  a  senior  at   Emory  University,  received  an  All-­America  honor  at   the  NCAA  Div.  III  Swimming  &  Diving  Champion-­ ships  in  the  400-­yard  freestyle  relay  and  Honorable   Mention  in  the  800-­yard  freestyle  relay.  Jeff  will  be   graduating  with  a  dual  degree  in  Neuroscience  &  Be-­ havioral  Biology  and  Computer  Science  in  2013.  Dad   #10644  Bob  Simpson,  mom  Kit  and  brother  #17744   Brad  Simpson  are  very  proud  of  his  accomplishments   both  in  and  out  of  the  pool.  Jeff  was  at  Camp  from   Cub  year  in  2001  until  JL  in  2006. Coaches  Ed  Schmidt  and  David  Nelson,  right,  with  their  Trinity   School  team  at  the  new  Barclays  Center  Arena  in  Brooklyn,  NY,   home  of  the  Brooklyn  Nets

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Jeff  Simpson,  great  all-­around  athlete,   the  camper  all  the  Dudley  coaches   tried  to  draft


50-Year Pins Awarded

œ˜}À>ÌՏ>̈œ˜ÃÊ̜ÊÓÈÊxä‡9i>ÀÊ>˜`Ê̜Êiˆ}…ÌÊÇx‡9i>ÀÊœ˜œÀiiÃtÊvÊޜÕʅ>ÛiÊ not yet received a 50- or 75-Year Pin, and think that you are eligibile, «i>ÃiʏiÌÊ >ÛiÊ>˜}Ã̜˜ÊŽ˜œÜÊ>ÌÊ`>ÛiJV>“«`Õ`iÞ°œÀ}° #6608   #9791     #9792     #9793     #9794     #9801     #9804     #9816     #9820     #9823     #9837     #9847     #9851     #9858     #9861     #9864     #9866     #9919     #9927     #9968     #10347   #13741   Kiniya     Dudley   Kiniya    

Les Cizek       Eberhard  Mangold     Douglas  Menzies     Gordon  Clark     Werner  von  Kutzleben   Richard  Mulligan     Robert  Gronauer     John  Treiber       Torre  Peterson     Samuel  Hemingway   Gary  Schopfer     Michael  Kallet     Robert  Cummins     Thomas  Frank     Peter  White       Nicholas  Johnson     Doug   Stearns     John  Hufnagel     Peter  Beatty       H.  Craig  Treiber     Klauss    Rittmann     Nancy    Seabol     Ken  Hurt       Jane  Mann       Randy    Roseboro    

Fort Bragg,  CA Hannover,  Germany Littleton,  NH Bernardsville,  NJ Amissville,  VA Columbus,  OH Hanover,  NH East  Williston,  NY Vienna,  VA Rolling  Bay,  WA Liverpool,  NY Oneida,  NY Still  River,  MA Bellevue,  WA Pittsford,  NY Minneapolis,  MN Little  Compton,  RI Owl’s  Head,  ME Lake  Placid,  NY Sea  Cliff,  NY Bordesholm,  Germany Vero  Beach,  Fl Union  Hall,  VA Fanwood,  NJ Swansboro,  NC

Search for the "`iÃÌÊ Õ`iވÌi° With the passing of Dudley “Pioneers” ›ÎÎ{xÊ/>ޏœÀÊ"ÃÌÀ>˜`iÀÊ >˜`ʛÎxÈäÊ ˆÊ6>˜˜i“>˜Ê-À°]Ê Ì…iÊÃi>ÀV…ʈÃʜ˜ÊvœÀÊ Õ`iÞ½Ãʜ`iÃÌÊ>Õ“˜Õð If you think you qualify please contact Dave Langston at the Camp Office, £ÓÈÊ Õ`iÞÊ,œ>`]Ê7iÃÌ«œÀÌÊ 9ʣә™Î]ÊÊ x£n‡™ÈӇ{ÇÓäÊ œÀÊLÞÊi“>ˆÊ̜Ê`>ÛiJV>“«`ՏiÞ°œÀ}°ÊÊ You will be required to state your birthday! We have a feeling that the winner ܈Ê…>ÛiÊ>ʘՓLiÀʈ˜Ê̅iÊÎäääÃ]Ê but who knows?! ,iÃՏÌÃÊ܈ÊLiÊ>˜˜œÕ˜Vi`Ê in the Fall edition of the

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75-Year Pins Awarded #4819   #5582     #5589     #5593     #5614     #5616     #5647     #5683    

Milton Hall     Willard  Salter   John  Lafferty   Louis  Gibbs     Bruce  Cornish   Edgar  Card     Ellis  Jones     Charles  Straut  

             

Shaker Heights,  OH Duxbury,  MA Westerley,  RI Ft.  Lauderdale,  FL Lee’s  Summit,  MO Tampa,  FL North  Branford,  CT Princeton,  NJ SPRING  2013

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Dudley Junior  Leader  Weekend   March  15-­17,  2013.

Twenty Junior  Leaders   gathered  in  Westport  for  the   annual  JL  training  weekend   led  by  Mark  Davenport.  These   young  men  learned  what  is   expected  of  them  as  Camp   Dudley  employees  for  the  first   time  and  got  to  enjoy  campus   all  to  themselves.  Matt  Storey,   Evan  George,  Dave  Langston,   Blake  Harper  and  Matt  Wojo   were  also  on  hand  for  the   training.

Kiniya Junior  Leader  Weekend   February  8-­10,  2013.

A big  group  of  17  girls  descended  on  the  Dudley  campus  for  a  weekend  of  leader-­ ship  training  and  fun.    They  packed  into  MacLean  Lodge,  hit  the  climbing  wall  for   some  training,  and  explored  the  Dudley  winter  scene.  Great  food  was  whipped  up   by  Marnie  and  Gail  –  complete  with  even  a  chocolate  fondue  fountain!  These  17   girls  will  have  a  great  head  start  on  the  summer  of  2013. 52

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Letters – continued from page 5

small world . . .

using the  GI  Bill  and  graduating  with  a  BS  in  Engineer-­ ing  in  June  1947.          “Willie  Schmidt  traveled  quite  a  bit  around  the   country  for  Camp  Dudley  Reunions.    I  attended  two   or  three  that  were  held  in  Durham,  NC.    I  think  it  was   1994  and  he  did  present  me  with  my  50-­Year  Pin.  Thus,   I  am  returning  the  pin  you  sent  me  so  that  it  might   EHHQMR\HGE\DQRWKHU'XGOH\LWHZKRKDVEHFRPHD Camper  fifty  or  more  years  ago.          “I  have  never  attended  a  Reunion  at  the  end  of  Au-­ gust,  but  hope  it  might  be  possible  to  do  so  either  this   year,  or  in  2014,  but  that’s  up  to  the  Good  Lord.  At   any  rate,  I  appreciate  your  thinking  of  me,  and  many   thanks  for  your  nice  letter.    Larry  #6241

#8580 Bob  Craft  of  Washington,  DC,  had  a  Dudley   “small  world”  moment  in  St.  Louis  in  January.  Per   Bob,  “We  were  having  dinner  with  friends  at  the  St.   Louis  Country  Club,  when  I  saw  that  the  Blues  hockey   game  was  on  a  big  screen  TV.  So  I  walked  up  to  a  table   of  strangers,  interrupted  and  asked  what  the  score  was.   Dudley  parent  Jack  Gillis  introduced  himself.  When   I  introduced  myself  and  mentioned  that  some  of  the   Blues  had  been  at  my  son’s  restaurant  the  night  be-­ fore,  to  my  astonishment,  he  then  mentioned  that  we   have  some  mutual  friends  and  said,  “Don’t  you  have   a  Camp  Dudley  connection?”  Dudley  is  everywhere.   It  was  delightful  to  meet  them  and  sorry  I  couldn’t   linger.”

#6608 Les  Cizek,   wrote  from  Fort  Bragg,   CA.  “I  had  no  idea   Camp  Dudley  had  a   magazine,  and  I  would   be  delighted  to  receive   a  copy,  and  a  50-­Year   Pin  would  be  very  spe-­ cial.  A  reminder  per-­ haps  of  the  evenings   we  waited  for  Chief   Beckman  to  sing  out   to  our  cabin,  “Good   night  Harvard.”  I  told   my  grandson,  Phineas,   #6608  Les  Cizek that  he  would  not   have  that  particular   pleasure  if  he  is  fortunate  enough  to  spend  some  time  at   Camp  Dudley.Many  thanks,  Les”  

#9191 Cleve  Cleveland  was  out  to  lunch  with  a  client,   and  happened  to  be  wearing  a  Camp  Dudley  sweater.     As  his  luncheon  ended,  he  made  his  way  out  of  the   restaurant  but  was  stopped,  briefly,  by  a  woman  who   was  having  lunch  with  her  husband.  She  looked  at   Cleve  and  asked,  “Is  that  Camp  Dudley?”  “Why  yes  it   is,”  said  Cleve,  “Are  you  Dudleyites?”  “Actually,  no,”   replied  the  woman,  “but  we  are  considering  sending   our  son  there  next  summer.”  Cleve  then  sat  down  with   them,  giving  the  woman  and  her  somewhat  surprised   husband  a  brief  history  of  “the  Camp  on  Lake  Cham-­ plain  which  is  the  oldest  continuously  operating  boys   camp  in  the  country,  etc.,  etc.  .  .  ”  Cleve  was  prepared   to  continue  when  the  husband  said,  “I  beg  your  par-­ don,  sir,  but  while  we  understand  your  enthusiasm  for   Dudley,  my  wife  and  I  don’t  get  out  to  lunch  with  each   other  very  often,  and  if  you  wouldn’t  mind,  perhaps   you  could  send  us  information  on  Dudley  in  the  mail.”   Cleve,  having  lost  a  bit  of  wind  from  his  sails,  agreed  to   do  so  and  quietly  departed.

Ed. Note:  Les  has  some  great  Dudley  connections,  as  he  and   his  brother  #6207  John  were  at  Dudley  in  the  1940s.  Also   grandson  #23206  Phineas  Scanlan,  Nephew  #11455  Scott,   and  Scott’s  son  #18455  Charles,  his  great  nephew  attended   camp.  Les  is  a  fine  furniture  maker,  working  in  the  redwoods   of  California.            #10555  Dave  Langston  wrote  back  to  Les,  saying,   “Welcome  back  to  Camp!  Matt  Storey,  our  director,  does  still   visit  the  cabins  in  the  evening  with  a  “Good  Night  …”  call   to  each  one.  Check  out  this  video  and  watch  it  to  the  end   and  you’ll  see  what  I  mean.”  http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=HzAHkS3ALEs

Cleve also  was  a  good  Dudley  guy  when  he  bumped   into  #6796  George  Cowles,  who  was  at  Camp  in  1943.   The  two  of  them  were,  ready  for  this,  curling  at  the   Ardsley  Curling  Club  in  Westchester  County,  and   began  swapping  Dudley  stories.  When  Cleve  heard   that  George  had  not  received  his  50-­Year  Pin,  he  went   straight  to  the  top,  letting  Dawn  Gay  in  the  Camp  of-­ fice  know  about  this.  Dawn  took  care  of  it  right  away.   George  worked  for  many  years  at  Bankers  Trust  in   NYC  and  lives  in  Somers,  NY,  with  his  wife  Marian. SPRING  2013

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Dudley Creative Talent Comes Through Again! Þʛ£xnÇÇÊ Ài˜`>˜ÊœÕ}…“>˜

Searching for a Christmas card in 2009, we remembered that we have a wealth of artistic talent in the Dudley Family. We wanted to tap into it throughout the year – especially with our Christmas Card. As you will see below, we’ve had great fun with the card, thanks to the Dudleyites #19555 Lauren Widing, #17425

Matt Ator, and #15191 Oliver Jeffers who have helped along the way. Stay tuned for more in the future. 2012’s Card was designed by #13556 Mac Premo. Mac came to Camp Dudley as a Cub in Rensselaer in 1984 and fell in love with the

place. He went through the camper and leadership ranks, and enjoyed his time everywhere at Camp, especially at Brodie Arts & Crafts. Mac is an artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can see his work and learn more about him at www. macpremo.com.

#11191 Helps to bring joy to the children of Sandy Hook #11191 Vincent  X.  KirschMRLQHGDJURXS of  12  authors  and  illustrators  who  were   among  the  first  to  visit  Sandy  Hook,  CT,   Elementary  School  following  the  Decem-­ ber  14  tragedy  there.  As  reported  in  the   School  Library  Journal  of  March  7.  “This   was  the  school’s  first  assembly  program   since  moving  into  its  new  building  follow-­ ing  the  shooting  that  took  the  lives  of  26   children  and  staff  at  the  school.  The  event   was  selected,  ‘because  we  wanted  to  focus   on  teaching  and  learning,’  said  Principal   'RQQD3DJH7KHDXWKRUVLOOXVWUDWRUVVSHQW the  day  interacting  with  the  kids.  Vincent   brought  a  toy  theater  to  retell  the  story  of   Author  and  Illustrator  Vincent  X.  Kirsch,  sporting  the  beret,  joined  11  other   his  book  The  Chandeliers.  ‘Anytime  we  can   dedicated  artists  and  writers  to  bring  their  joy  of  learning  to  the  children  of   Sandy  Hook  Elementary  School have  authors  and  illustrators  in  front  of   kids  is  a  good  thing,’  says  Yvonne  Cech,  the   school  librarian  who  helped  coordinate  the  day.  ‘So  many  of  our  students  are  writing  and  drawing  their   own  stories  and  it’s  inspiring  to  have  these  people  here.’”  The  group  also  visited  the  other  elementary   schools  in  the  district  and  met  with  teachers.  Said  Vincent,  “Yesterday  was  quite  an  inspiring  day  for  me   DQGRWKHUSLFWXUHERRNSHRSOH,DPKHUHWRUHSRUWWKDWWKHUHLVVWLOOMR\WREHIRXQGLQWKRVHOLWWOH NLGV,ZLOOSRVWDEORJDERXWLWVRRQ´7RVHHPRUHRIWKHDUWDQGLGHDVRI9LQFHQW;.LUVFKJRWR www.vincentxkirsch.com.

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Local News from the North Country Burlington,VT

BL Nick  Ansel,  Simon  White,  Steven  Nelson,  BR  Sara  Nelson,  Harry   Jackson,  Olivia  Belzer,  Kat  Hood,  Lefty  behind  the  camera  obviously!

Our very  own  year-­rounders,  #20595  Kat  Hood  and   #15877  Brendan  “Lefty”  Loughman  report  that  the   North  Country  is  becoming  an  increasingly  popular   landing  spot  for  those  of  us  looking  for  a  solid  com-­ munity  that’s  not  a  city!  Burlington,  VT,  is  the  place   to  be.  Recent  transplants  #22407  Simon  White  and   #18108  Harry  Jackson  have  brought  new  energy   to  a  core  group  of  Young  Alums  in  the  area.  Other   locals  include  #21986  Olivia  Belzer,  #18583  Ted   Dale,  #17251  Rose  Nelson,  #19270  Sara  Nelson,   and  #17681  Steve  Nelson.  Even  #21518  Nick  Ansell   KDVEUDYHGWKHFROGDQGMRLQHGXVIRUWKH\HDU7KH group  can  often  be  found  getting  together  for  Foot-­ ball  Sundays  and  Trivia  Thursdays  at  Nectar’s.

Elizabethtown, NY On  November  2,  2012,  The  Elizabethtown-­Lewis   Central  School  girls  varsity  soccer  team  beat  the   reigning  state  champs  to  win  the  Section  VII  Class   D  championship  for  the  first  time  in  25  years.     #21438  Emily  Morris  has  been  on  the  Lady  Lions   girls  Varsity  Soccer  team  since  the  8th  grade  and  has   started  every  game  since  coming  to  the  team.  The   team  is  coached  by  #21047  Steve  Denton  who  is  the   plant  and  property  manager  of  Camp  Dudley.  On   March  1st  of  this  year  the  Lady  Lions  also  won  the   girls  basketball  section  VII  title,  and  Emily  is  also  a   player  on  that  team! Elizabethtown’s  Champion  Lady  Lions

Bo McKinley  and   fans  in  Middlebury,   top,  and  the  West-­ port,  NY,  Eagles,   below.

Westport, NY  and  Middlebury,  VT Connecticut  College  Basketball  players  #19399  Bo   and  #22008  Willa  McKinley  played  at  Middlebury   College  in  January  2013.  In  the  crowd  in  their  sup-­ port  we  found  many  camp  numbers.  The  Alumni,   Leaders,  Staff  and  current  campers  included  #10399   Hokey  McKinley,  #14508  Peggy  Bolster,  #20608   Martha  McKinley,  #10231  Shell  and  #19231  Kari   McKinley,  #21211  Sam  and  #22524  Will  Napper,   #22337  Jeff,  #20637  Carol,  #21337  Ellie,  #22637   Hannah  Schwoebel,  #20773  Ian,  #20873  Will  and   #19773  Linda  Lowe,  #18724  Nathan,  #21124,  An-­ derson  and  #21224  Jonathan  Gay  and  #19279  Matt   Wojciechowicz,  #19304  Tom  Dils  and  others  from   the  Westport  area.  On  the  Middlebury  Campus  that   same  weekend  was  #16404  Blair  Dils,  the  assistant   coach  for  Williams  College  Squash. SPRING  2013

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Weddings & Engagements Kiniya Alumnae,  Kelsey   Cole  married  Chris   Blackett  in  February,   2013.  Kelsey  graduated   from  the  University  of   Denver  and  is  a  Senior  Fi-­ nancial  Analyst  at  Curian   Capital.  The  Blackett’s   reside  in  Denver,  Colo-­ rado.

Kelsey and  Chris  Blackett

#15745 Jamie  Cowan  is   HQJDJHGWR6KDLOL5DMSXW and  they  are  getting  mar-­ ried  in  Michigan  this  fall.     Jamie  and  Shaili  live  in   Ann  Arbor,  MI  where   they  are  residents  in   Orthopaedic  Surgery  and   Pediatrics,  respectively,  at   the  University  of  Michi-­ gan.    They  last  visited   Dudley  in  the  summer  of   2011  but  can’t  wait  to  get   Jamie  and  Shaili back  to  the  Adirondacks   soon.    In  the  meantime,   they’re  busy  planning  the  big  day  and  looking  forward   to  celebrating  with  many  of  their  Dudley  friends. #17681  Steven   Nelson  and   #20595  Kat  Hood   are  looking  for-­ ward  to  a  Spring   2014  wedding.  The   two  met  while   working  at  Camp   Kat  Hood  and  Steve  Nelson,  D-­Heads,  2009 Dudley  in  2007   and  have  been  together  for  nearly  five  years!  This  pic-­ ture  was  taken  during  2009  pre-­season  when  they  held   the  Senior  Division  Head  roles  at  Dudley  and  Kiniya.

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Kiniya Alumnae   #21490  Mandy  Scott,   the  daughter  of  Jim   and  DiAnne  Scott   of  Vergennes,  VT,  is   happy  to  announce   her  engagement  to   Marcus  Cooper,  son   Mandy  Scott  and  Marcus  Cooper of  Rob  and  Tammy   Cooper  of  Millerton,  NY.   Mandy  and  Marcus  met   while  attending  Saint  Michael’s  College  in  Colchester,   970DQG\JUDGXDWHGLQZLWKDSV\FKRORJ\PDMRU and  a  double  minor  in  religious  studies  and  gender   studies,  while  Marcus  graduated  in  2010  with  a  double   PDMRULQPXVLFDQGSKLORVRSK\7KH\ZHUHHQJDJHGRQ December  26,  2012  on  a  day  hike  up  Buck  Mountain.   Mandy  currently  works  at  Washington  Montessori   School,  in  New  Preston,  CT,  as  the  head  teacher  in  the   Young  Children’s  Community,  while  Marcus  is  the   Music  Program  Coordinator  and  the  Associate  Dean   of  Students  at  South  Kent  School  in  South  Kent,  CT.   The  wedding  will  be  held  on  Lake  Champlain  in  Char-­ lotte,  VT,  on  August  16,  2014.   Kiniya  Alumnae,  Rebecca   Bernstein  (’98  and  ’03).   got  engaged  in  March,   2012  to  her  high  school   sweetheart,  Chris  Reed.   “We  currently  live  in   Roanoke,  Virginia  where   Chris  is  a  first  year  medi-­ cal  student  and  I  will  start   my  MA  in  Counseling  at   Virgina  Tech  in  July.  We   are  planning  a  wedding   for  June  2014,  in  which   Rebecca  Bernstein  and  Chris  Reed my  fellow  Kiniya  alum,   Nina  Connors  (’99-­’03)   will  be  a  bridesmaid.  The  picture  I  chose  to  share  was   taken  snorkeling  in  Bonaire  where  we  plan  to  return  for   our  honeymoon!”    


Weddings & Engagements #22369  Andrianna   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andiâ&#x20AC;?  Lyons  an-­ nounced  her  engage-­ ment  to  Matthew   Gulotta,  from  her   hometown  Cooper-­ stown,  NY.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matt   proposed  to  me  on   December  22nd,  2012,   by  setting  me  up  to  go   get  something  with  my   girlfriends  (who  were   Andi  Lyons  and  Matthew  Gulotta in  on  the  whole  thing)   and  it  turned  out  to  be  a  scavenger  hunt!  Every  clue   led  me  to  a  different  spot  that  was  meaningful  to  us   like  where  we  had  our  first  date,  etc.  The  very  last  clue   led  to  the  Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Cottage  in  Cooperstown  where  my   Grandfather  would  play  Santa  for  the  children  every   winter  until  he  passed  away  in  1995.  This  picture  was   taken  right  where  he  proposed  to  me.â&#x20AC;?  Andi  works  as   Admissions  Assistant  at  SUNY  Cobleskill

#17589  Amy  Maiurano,  daughter  of  #15588  Big  Joe   and  #15589  Dawn  current  staff  members  is  marrying   Matthew  Rand  on  Sept  21,  2013  at  the  Essex  Culinary   Resort  and  Spa  in  Essex,  VT.

Amy  Maiurano  and  Matt  Rand  on  Church  Street  in  Burlington,  VT

Future Dudleyites #12639  Scott  and  Suzanne   Beckley  MXVWKDGDEDE\ Charlotte  Gray.  Said  Scott,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  thought  we  would  share  a   recent  pictures.  Charlotte  was   born  November  20,  2012.â&#x20AC;? Charlotte  Gray  Beckley

#12783  Jay  W.  File,  an  executive  with  the  Chick-­fil-­A   Restaurant  Corporation  in  Atlanta,  welcomed  the   birth  of  his  fourth  child,  and  second  son  Bryce,  in  Au-­ gust  2011  while  his  older  son  Brendan,  began  his  fresh-­ man  year  at  the  University  of  Alabama  in  Birmingham   2012.  Jay  is  staying  busy!

#13744  Tom  Bisselle   and  wife,  Julie,  wrote  of   the  arrival  Philip  Solon   Bisselle,  4.7  lbs.  born   February  25th  2013.  Big   sisters  #22744  Skylar   and  Sidney  were  excited   to  meet  their  new  little   brother!  The  Bisselles  live   in  New   Philip  Solon  Bisselle  with  mom,  Julie Russia,  NY.  Grandpar-­ ents  Lefty  and  Holly  are  thrilled  to  have  their  first   grandson!

Send your news of Weddings, Engagements and Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160; Ă&#x2022;`Â?iĂ&#x17E;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;`>Â&#x2DC;JV>Â&#x201C;ÂŤ`Ă&#x2022;`Â?iĂ&#x17E;°Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;}°Ă&#x160;7iĂ&#x160; would love to hear from you! SPRING  2013

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Future Dudleyites #14253 Kurtis  and  Rowe-­ na  Leslie  welcomed  Tristan   into  their  family.  Tristan   did  not  wait  until  daddy   got  home  from  Dudley  this   past  summer.  Kurtis  got  off   the  plane  and  went  straight   to  the  hospital  to  hold  his   new  son.  Big  sister  is  very   much  enamored  of  her   Abigail  and  Tristan  Leslie baby  brother.  

in 2002,  2003  and  2005,   2006  and  am  still  in  touch   with  a  lot  of  those  friends.”   Emily  graduated  from  Bour-­ nemouth  University  and   resides  with  her  family  in   Wymondham,  Norfolk,  UK.

#15371 Jim  and  Shannon   Sbarra  have  a  new  son,  Huxley,   born  February  9,  2013,  4  lbs.   15  oz.  17.5  inches  –  four  weeks   early!  Now  at  almost  three   weeks  he  is  weighing  over  6   lbs.,  so  in  good  Italian  tradi-­ tion  he  is  loving  eating!    The   Sbarras  still  have  their  condo   Huxley  Sbarra in  Jackson  Hole  but  are  living   in  Bend,  OR,  for  at  least  a  year  because  that  is  where   Shannon’s  mom  and  dad  live.  Jim  has  a  graphic  design   business  and  also  does  web  sites  and  marketing.

Enrique “Quique”  Douglas   Steen  (Henry),  son  of  #15409   Doug  and  Lisa  Steen,  nephew   of  #15509  Scott  Steen  and   #14903  Greg  Steen,  grandson   of  #9503  Rodger  Steen  is  look-­ ing  forward  to  2022  for  his   Cub  year  and  the  139th  sea-­ son,  best  summer  ever!  “Hen-­ ry  already  loves  the  outdoors,   Enrique  “Quique”  Douglas   Steen playing  in  the  snow,  digging   in  the  dirt,  or  playing  fetch  with  the  dog.  He  knows   where  his  coat  and  shoes  are  and  will  bring  them  to   us  when  he  wants  to  go  outside,  which  is  always.    He   started  walking  right  at  1  year  old  and  didn’t  look   back,  he  runs  everywhere  now.    His  new  favorite  thing   is  to  climb  up  anything  he  can;  boxes,  boulders,  step   stools,  couches.  A  genuinely  happy  kid,  we  are  excited   to  introduce  him  to  the  Dudley  Family!”

Kiniya Alumna,  Maura  (Silverstein)  Cromwell  wrote:   “I  spent  six  wonderful  summers  at  Kiniya.    After  my   Kiniya  days,  I  went  off  to  Boston  College  and  then   on  to  graduate  school  at  Harvard  University.    I  met   my  husband,  Chris,  the  summer  of  2003  when  we   were  both  working  in  New  York.  We  got  married  July   2010  in  Essex,  VT,  at  the  inn  where  my  parents  would   stay  each  time  they  would  come  to  visit  me  and  my   sister,  Ellen  Silverstein,  at  Kiniya.  Our  family  grew  by   one  when  we  welcomed  our  son,  William,  on  April   6,  2012.    Currently,  I  am  teaching  5th  grade  and  we   are  living  in  Newton,  MA,  with  our  golden  retriever,   Kevin.”   #20029  Emily  (Fish)  Finch  wrote,  “My  husband,  Kevin   Finch,  and  I  have  a  beautiful  son,  Billy  George  Finch.   He  was  born  7th  January  2012,  and  we  are  all  very   healthy  and  happy.  At  13  months  he  is  now  walking   and  keeping  us  incredibly  busy.  I  was  at  Kiniya  on  staff  

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Kevin, Emily  and  Billy   George  Finch

#14164 Chris  Packard   writes,  “Hardy  trying  his   first  one-­handed  YOHA!   Lax  season,  then  Dudley   (but  only  in  chronological   order).    That’s  a  24-­month   outfit  on  my  12-­month  old.   Thanks  for  running  them   small,  fellas.” 12-­month  old  Hardy  Packard


Obituaries #16000 Lois  Schmidt.  January  20,  2013   In  a  letter  to  the  Dudley  Community,  Matt  Storey   wrote: Our  longtime  first  lady,    #16000  Lois  Schmidt,  passed   away  on  Saturday  morning,  January  19,  in  La  Jolla,   California. Mercifully,  she  died  in  her  sleep,   perhaps  dreaming  of  the  trip  to   Hawaii  that  she  was  about  to  em-­ bark  upon  with  longtime  Dudley   friends  #7314  Don  and  Jeanne   Stevenson.  

the elderly,  and  the  severely  disabled.   We  think  of  “The  Schmidt  Years”  at  Dudley  in  a  very   special  way.  For  more  than  two  decades,  Willie  and   Lois  were  an  inseparable  partnership,  inspiring  the   full  acceptance  of  women  staff  at  Dudley,  finding  and   offering  thousands  of  kids  scholarships,  while  “making   fun  happen”  for  all  of  us  who   had  the  good  fortune  to  arrive  at   Dudley  in  the  ’70s,  ’80s   and  ’90s.

During these  years,  Lois  raised   a  family  of  five,  was  a  physical   therapist  in  Elizabethtown,  was  a   strong  member  of  the  St.  Philip   Lois  was  born  in  Buffalo,  NY,   Neri  Church  in  Westport  and   February  5,  1932,  the  daughter   attended  hundreds  of  Dudley   of  John  T.  “Jack”  Parsons  and   Reunions  all  over  the  country.   Frances  Oakes  Parsons.  She   During  the  summers,  she  could   graduated  from  Sharon  High   be  found  enthusiastically  partici-­ School,  Sharon,  MA,  and  the   pating  in  the  “Staff  Hill  Stomp-­ Medical  College  of  Virginia,  in   ers,”  the  women’s  choir  during   Lois  in  the  midst  of  just  a  few  of  her  greatest  fans! Richmond. Chapel  services,  and  being  the   “Dudley  Mom”  for  the  homesick  camper  who  needed  a   Her  life  took  a  decisive  turn  in  1952  when  she  met  a   hug  and  the  Leader  who  needed  help  with  his  costume   young  man  by  the  name  of  William  J.  Schmidt  who   IRUDVKRZ:KHQ:LOOLHVXIIHUHGDKHDUWDWWDFNMXVWEH-­ was,  of  course,  our  #7405  Willie.  As  she  wrote  to  her   fore  the  opening  of  a  Camp  season  in  the  1980s,  Lois   parents  in  January  1953,  “I  have  added  a  new  fellow  to   stepped  in  to  greet  campers  and  parents  at  the  gate  and   my  social  life,  Will  Schmidt.  The  fellow  I  dated  before   to  help  run  the  Sunday  morning  staff  meetings.  To  the   ;PDV+HDVNHGPHWRJRVWHDG\DZHHNDJR0RQGD\ entire  Dudley  community  it  was  “best  ever”  summer,   and  I  told  him  I’d  date  him  but  none  of  this  steady   thanks  to  Lois. business  while  I  was  in  school.  I’ve  seen  him  every   night  since.  He  is  very  nice  and  a  very  good  catch.” But  it  didn’t  stop  there.  When  the  idea  of  a  girls   camping  and  leadership  program  emerged  in  the  early   Lois  and  Willie  married  in  1954,  and  Lois  worked  as   2000s,  Lois  was  among  the  very  first  to  not  only  “get   a  physical  therapist  while  Willie  completed  his  edu-­ it”  but  to  become  a  primary  cheerleader  for  the  cause.   cation.  His  teaching  career  took  them  to  the  Tilton   Said  Kiniya  Director,  Marnie  McDonagh, School  in  Tilton,  New  Hampshire  in  1964,  then  to   Wayland  Academy,  in  Beaver  Dam,  Wisconsin  in    “From  the  earliest  moment,  I  felt  like  I  had  a  great   1970.  Happily,  they  moved  to  Westport  in  1974  with   partner  in  Lois.  Grandmother  to  six  Kiniya  campers,   their  family  that  now  included  Doug,  Steve,  Ed,  Beth   regular  work  weekend  volunteer,  Chapel  Speaker  and   and  Don.  During  this  entire  period,  she  worked  as  a   Annual  Kiniya  Tea  Honorary  Guest,  Lois  was  a  very   physical  therapist  at  hospitals  in  Philadelphia,  Chapel   special  part  of  our  Kiniya  family  who  was  known,  loved   Hill,  Laconia  (NH),  Beaver  Dam,  Elizabethtown,  and   and  admired  by  all  of  us!  So  clearly  devoted  to  the   Asheville.  Her  most  rewarding  work  was  with  children,   SPRING  2013

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Obituaries needs  of  others,  Lois  was  kind-­hearted,  compassion-­ ate,  incredibly  thoughtful,  patient  and  kind.  She  was  a   terrific  listener  and  always  offered  meaningful  contri-­ butions  and  guidance.  Lois  had  an  immense  impact  on   us,  exuding  what  we  believe  to  be  her  strongest  message   in  lifeâ&#x20AC;Ś  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It  is  important  to  have  and  share  an  opinion,   but  equally  important  to  share  it  in  a  respectful  and   kind  way.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Lois  will  be  deeply  missed.â&#x20AC;? Lois  brought  optimism,  calm,  patience  and  friendship   to  every  contact  she  had.  She  managed  to  find  a  kind   thing  to  say  about  everyone.  Her  contributions  to  the   wellbeing  of  Dudley  are  incalculable.  She  has,  without   doubt,  left  this  place,  and  her  world  a  much  better   place  than  she  found  it. Lois  leaves  her  five  children  #10874  Doug,  #10875   Steve,  #11260  Ed,  #13405  Beth  Choat  and  #12993   Don  and  their  spouses  and  nine  grandchildren,  as  well   as  her  sister  Kay  Parsons  Eckler.  A  Memorial  Service  is   planned  as  part  of  the  CD  Reunion  on  August  25th  in   Westport,  NY.  Memorial  gifts  may  be  made  to  the  Wil-­ liam  J.  Schmidt  Scholarship  Fund.

Loris  Tower,  of  Chatham,   NJ,    mother  of  Lynne  Tower   Combs  and  #9123  Harry   Tower  III,  passed  away  on  De-­ cember  30,  2012  in  Summit,   NJ,  at  the  age  of  94.  Born  in   +RXVWRQ7;VKHJUDGXDWHG from  Columbia  HS  in  Maple-­ wood,  NJ,  and  Ohio  Wes-­ leyan  U.  Loris  married  Harry   Loring  Tower  Jr,  an  artist,    in  1940  in  Short  Hills,  NJ.   They  lived  in  Chatham,  NJ,  for  nearly  7  decades.  In   May,  2010,  the  Overlook  Hospital  Foundation  awarded   Loris  a  Lifetime  Achievement  Award  for  her  60  years   of  dedicated  volunteer  service.  She  was  a  member  of   the  Stanley  Congregational  Church,  a  master  bridge   player  and  avid  golfer.  The  entire  family  gathered  for  a   Memorial  Service  and  celebration  of  her  life  in  Cha-­ tham  in  January.    She  left  her  son  Harry  and  his  wife   Bonnie,    and  daughter  Lynne  and  her  husband  Bill   Combs,  sister  Jane  Gross,  6  grandchildren  and  10  great  

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grandchildren.  Said  Lynne,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;She  always  said  that  she   had  an  arrangement  with  the  Lord  to  die  in  her  sleep.   Most  importantly  she  left  us  with  a  tradition  of  family   bonds  that  will  be  an  everlasting  legacy.â&#x20AC;?

#4781  Norris  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;?   Osborn  died  on  January   23,  2013  at  age  94  in  Niska-­ yuna,  NY.    Bud  exemplified   the  Camp  Dudley  motto:   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The  other  fellow  first.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;    His   love  for  the  outdoors  and   the  Adirondack  Mountains,   and  his  sense  of  adven-­ ture  touched  many  people   throughout  his  life.    Bud  is  survived  by  his  wife  June,   children  #13310  Dorothy,  #10815  Minott,  #11411   Christopher,  and  five  grandchildren.  Bud  was  intro-­ duced  to  Dudley  by  his  father,#643  Minott  A.  Osborn,   who  edited  the  volume:  Camp  Dudley,  The  First  50   Years.    Bud  was  passionate  about  Dudley.  As  a  leader,   in  the  1930s,  he  was  in  charge  of  hiking  and  woodcraft   at  the  Hike  Hut.  One  summer,  a  friend  wanted  to  at-­ tend  camp  but  did  not  have  the  money,  so  Bud  went  to   Chief  Beckman  and  asked  if  he  could  send  this  friend   to  camp  in  lieu  of  his  pay.    Chief  accepted  the  deal  and   Bud  stayed  in  touch  with  that  friend  for  many  years.   After  graduating  from  Yale  University  in  1940,  Bud   served  in  the  Army  Air  Corps  with  tours  of  duty  in   Egypt,  India,  and  Bahrain.  He  moved  to  south  Florida   in  the  1950s  and  raised  his  family,  returning  every  sum-­ mer  to  his  beloved  Adirondacks  and  the  family  cabin   on  Canada  Lake.    After  retiring  at  age  60,  he  and  June   traveled  the  world.  In  early  2000,  they  moved  back  to   upstate  New  York.    Bud  always  cherished  Camp  Dud-­ ley  and  attended  many  reunions  over  the  years.

#4825  M.  Beckett  Howorth,  Jr.,  MD,  died   October  31,  2012  in  Oxford,  MS,  at  the  age  of  89.   Born  in  Memphis,  Dr.  Howorth  grew  up  in  New  York   City,  and  attended  Dudley  from  1931-­35.  He  attended   Princeton  and  U.  Mississippi  and  medical  school  at   the  U.  Mississippi  and  Vanderbilt  University,  where   he  received  his  M.D.  in  1946.  He  married  Mary  Hart-­ well  Bishop  in  1944,  served  the  U.S.  Navy  until  1949,  


Obituaries then  moved  to  Marks,  MS,  where  he  was  a  general   practitioner.  In  1953,  Dr.  Howorth  began  a  surgical   residency  at  the  Veterans  Hospital  in  Memphis,  staying   10  years  practicing  surgery  and  teaching  at  U.  Tennes-­ see  Medical  School.  In  1963,  Oxford  built  the  Baptist   Memorial  Hospital  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  North  Mississippi.  Dr.  Howorth   became  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  first  board-­certified  surgeon  to  help   establish  the  town  as  a  medical  center,  staying  until   1987.  In  retirement,  Dr.  Howorth  served  the  hospital   as  Medical  Director  and  the  Oxford  School  District  as   a  board  member.  He  was  a  member  of  the  American   College  of  Surgeons,  the  Rotary  Club  of  Oxford,  and   the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Oxford.  Mrs.  Ho-­ worth  died  in  2004.  He  leaves  five  sons:  #9232  David   (Martha),  Beckett,  III  (Mary  Hartwell),  Richard  (Lisa),   Tom  (Dorothy),  and  Andy  (widower  of  Susan),  all  of   Oxford,  twelve  grandchildren;  one  sister,  Sev  of  Santa   )H10DQHSKHZ'DYLG+HQWRQRI$XVWLQ7;DQG four  great-­grandchildren.

health  and  welfare  of  all  animals  and  the  environment   of  planet  Earth.  He  is  survived  by  his  children,  Torre   Peterson  of  Manassas,  VA;  Pia  Peterson  Senior  (Eric)  of   Jamestown,  and  Per  Bengt  Peterson  (Linda)  of  Jamestown   and  five  grandchildren.  He  was  predeceased  by  his  sons,   Erik  Anders  (1948)  and  Erik  Christopher  (2004).  

#5504  Arthur  V.  Savage,  86,  died  on  December   26,  2012.  At  camp  in  the  1930s-­40s,  and  a  member  of   the  Dudley  Board  of  Managers  from  1959-­63  and  1973-­ 77,  Art  was  born  in  NYC  and  lived  in  Pelham,  NY.  A   graduate  of  Phillips  Exeter  Academy  (1944),  he  served  

#4920  Russell  Francis   Peterson,  90,  died  on   February  22,  2013  in  James-­ town,  RI,  surrounded  by   loving  family.  He  was  born  in   Montclair,  NJ,  in  1922  and   was  the  husband  of  the  late   Barbara  Burns  Peterson.  Rus-­ sell  grew  up  in  Cedar  Grove,   NJ  and  attended  Dudley   from  1931-­33.  He  graduated  from  The  Tilton  School   in  New  Hampshire  in  1940,  attending  Harvard  Uni-­ versity  until  enlisting  in  the  U.S.  Army  during  World   War  II.  After  the  war,  he  graduated  from  the  College   of  Charleston.  Russ  began  his  career  in  the  museum   field  first  in  Charlotte,  NC,  then  Charleston,  SC  and     Locust,  NJ.  He  was  a  staff  mammalogist  with  the  Amer-­ ican  Museum  of  Natural  History  in  NY  leading  scien-­ tific  expeditions  to  Australia  and  Papua,  New  Guinea.   A  member  of  the  Explorerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Club  in  New  York  City,   he  was  a  naturalist,  illustrator  and  author  of  numerous   books  on  natural  history.  He  and  his  family  moved   WR-DPHVWRZQLQZKHUHKHHQMR\HGVDLOLQJWHQ-­ nis  and  tending  his  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  of  horses  and   sheep.  He  was  always  passionately  involved  with  the  

Art  Savage  and  Willie  Schmidt  on  the  Witherbee  Stage   in  the  1940s.

in  the  US  Naval  Reserve  from  1944-­46,  and  was  sta-­ tioned  in  Japan  as  part  of  the  post-­war  occupation.  He   received  a  BA  from  Princeton  University  (1948)  and  a   JD  from  Harvard  Law  School  (1952).  Art  practiced  law   in  NYC  for  over  60  years.  Apart  from  private  practice,   he  was  an  Assistant  US  Attorney  for  the  Southern   District  of  New  York  from  1957  to  1961.  Among  his   professional  activities,  Art  was  First  Chairman  of  the   NY  Bar  Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Special  Committee  on  Environ-­ mental  Law.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  of  coun-­ sel  to  Patton,  Eakins,  Lipsett,  Martin  &  Savage.  Said   #6581  Berk  Johnson,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art  was  the  lawyer  the  Board   of  Managers  chose  for  a  critical  task,    to  incorporate   Camp  Dudley  as  an  independent  YMCA,  involved  in   SPRING  2013

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Obituaries arranging  our  separation  from  the  NY  State  Executive   Committee.  As  a  leader  in  the  1940s,  Art  was  a  promi-­ nent  player  on  the  Dudley  Stage,  a  principal  in  all  the   Gilbert  and  Sullivan  productions  of  that  era,  as  well  as   the  Big  Shows.â&#x20AC;?  For  more  than  half  a  century  Art  Sav-­ age  served  many  public  and  private  organizations  that   helped  shape  environmental  and  conservation  policies   and  practices  in  NY.  Said  Adirondack  Life  Magazine,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;With  degrees  from  Princeton  and  Harvard  and  an   Adirondack  pedigree  that  traced  back  to  the  Hand   family  of  Elizabethtown,  Arthur  V.  Savage  was  destined   to  make  his  mark  on  the  park.  He  did.â&#x20AC;?  Added  the   $GLURQGDFN$OPDQDFNÂł$UWKXUSOD\HGDPDMRUUROHLQ the  AMRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  (â&#x20AC;&#x153;AMReserveâ&#x20AC;?)  sale  of  9,000  acres  to  the   state  which  incorporated  the  summits  of  the  follow-­ ing  mountains  into  the  Forest  Preserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  High  Peaks   Wilderness  Area:  Armstrong,  Basin,  Blake,  Colvin,   Dial,  Gothics,  Haystack,  Lower  Wolf  Jaw,  Saddleback,   Sawteeth,  Upper  Wolf  Jaw  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  these  being  the  last  of   the  46  mountains  4000  ft.  or  higher  not  yet  in  public   ownership.â&#x20AC;?              He  is  survived  by  his  wife  of  54  years,  Harriet  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hatâ&#x20AC;?   Boyd  Hawes;  his  four  children,  Richard  Savage,  Eliza-­ beth  Wright,  Sarah  Christie,  and  Katherine  Schulze;   nine  grandchildren;  and  his  sisters,  Susan  Speers  and   Serena  Baum.  Said  former  Board  Chairman  Tom  Can-­ ning,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art  was  a  great  asset  to  Dudley  and  to  the  Ad-­ irondacks.  He  was  a  loyal  Dudleyite,  making  it  to  both   the  Dudley  Family  Campaign  event  at  the  Yale  Club  in   2005,  and  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Board  Emeritusâ&#x20AC;?  luncheon  during  the   125th  celebration.â&#x20AC;?    (See  related  article  @www.campdud-­ ley.org/bonus)  

#6270  Walter  E.   Veghte,  Jr.,  85,  of  Audu-­ bon,  PA,  and  Vero  Beach,   Fla,  a  retired  insurance   executive,  died  after  a  brief   battle  with  cancer,  at  home,   on  Thursday,  Aug.  30,  2012.   Walter  grew  up  in  Upper   Montclair,  N.J.,  attended  Choate  School  and  Trinity   College  in  Hartford,  Conn.  During  World  War  II,  he   served  in  the  Navy  aboard  ships  in  the  Pacific.  Walter   was  with  the  Insurance  Company  of  North  America   in  New  York  and  Philadelphia  for  24  years.  In  1973  he  

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MRLQHG7RZHUV3HUULQ)RUVWHUDQG&URVE\EHRPLQJ a  Vice  President  and  Director  of  the  firm    until  his   retirement  in  1989.  He  married  Ann  Howell  in  1952,   and  they  lived  in  Strafford,  PA,  and  Shannondell,  PA.     :DOWHUSDUWLFXODUO\HQMR\HGIDPLO\WULSVWR$YDORQ NJ,  Skytop  and  Bermuda.  Walter  leaves  his  wife  of  60   years,  his  children:  Walter  III  and  wife  Lisbeth,  James   and  wife  Stephanie,  Shelley  Heaberg  and  husband  Mi-­ chael;  and  his  9  grandchildren  two  of  whom  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  #18457   Colin  Heaburg  and  #18757  Thomas  Veghte  attended   Dudley.

#6922  John  Lawrence   Mars  DeCesare,  78,  of   Cape  Elizabeth,  ME,  formerly   of  Summit,  New  Jersey,  passed   away  on  Saturday,  March  24,   2012,  in  Scarborough,  ME,     surrounded  by  his  loving   family.  John  was  born  in  1933   in  Elizabeth,  New  Jersey.  He   came  to  Dudley  for  the  first  time  in  1944.    He  at-­ tended  Pingry  School  in  Elizabeth,  NJ  and  graduated   from  Pennington  High  School,  Class  of  1952,  enroll-­ ing  at  Bucknell  College.  During  the  summer  months,   he  worked  for  the  Merchant  Marines.  In  1954,  Larry   entered  the  military,  serving  with  the  U.S.  Army  from   1954-­1956  with  Honorable  Discharge.  Following   his  military  service,  he  enrolled  at  New  York  Traffic   Academy,  earning  a  B.A.  in  Transportation.  Larry  was   employed  by  Reckitt  &  Benckiser  as  a  Distribution   Manager  for  30  years.  He  is  survived  by  his  wife  of   50  years,  Virginia  Earl  DeCesare;  his  daughter  Nancy   Anne  Lawrence  of  Portland,  OR;  his  son  Frederick   Bruce  DeCesare  and  wife  Lisa  Clark  of  Summit,  NJ;   his  son  Lawrence  Earl  DeCesare  and  wife  Susan  of   South  Portland,  ME;  his  daughter  Joan  Lander  Craig   and  husband  Scott  of  Wantagh,  NY,  13  grandchildren   and  a  large  extended  family.  

#6925  Willard  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;?  Wassell,  79,    passed   away  on  November  9,  2012.  Born  in  Mt.  Vernon,   N.Y.  on  Jan.  28,  1933,  Bud  was  a  retired  supervi-­ sor  at  Rouge  Steel,  originally  part  of  the  Ford  Motor   Company,  which  created  an  integrated  manufacturing   FRPSOH[WRSURGXFHDOOPDMRUYHKLFOHFRPSRQHQWVDW


Obituaries RQHODUJHIDFLOLW\FDOOHG7KH5RXJH+HHQMR\HGVSHQG-­ ing  time  with  family  and  watching  sports.  He  was  mar-­ ried  for  54  years  to  his  wife,  Ann.  His  children  were   Thomas  (Cindy)  Wassell  and  Tracy  (Jim)  Favaro,  and   he  was  the  grandfather  of  five.  They  lived  in  Livonia,   MI.  Said  his  wife  Ann,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bud  was  at  Camp  in  the  1940s   and  remembered  Dudley  as  a  really  fun  place  to  be.â&#x20AC;?

#8152  Anton  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonyâ&#x20AC;?   Prach,  of  Belmont,  MA,   passed  away  on  February  1,   2013.  Husband  of  the  late   (August,  2000)  Maria  Sot-­ kiv  Prach,  Tony  began  his   cooking  career  at  the  Emma   Willard  School  in  Troy,   New  York  and  subsequently   became  a  chef  at  Harvard   University  and  was  at  Camp  Dudley  from  1950-­1993.   He  is  survived  by  his  son,  #10851  David  Prach  of  Sud-­ bury,  MA,  his  daughter,  Diana  Prach  of  Belmont,  MA,   Michael  Bartnowski  of  Mattapoisett,  MA,  and  grand-­ son,  Michael  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chipâ&#x20AC;?  Bartnowski  of  Lunenburg,  MA.   Tony  had  an  army  of  Dudley  friends.  Said    Mike  Mc-­ Cutcheon,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  a  great  long  life.  I  will  always  remem-­ ber  him  and  his  cooking.â&#x20AC;?    Said  Whit  Rutter,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  I   remember  Tony,  the  second  thing  that  comes  to  mind   DIWHUKLVFRQVWDQWVPLOH ZDVDIDYRULWHMRNHUK\PH of  his  whose  punch  line  (â&#x20AC;&#x153;wid  or  widout?â&#x20AC;?)  became  a   frequent  substitute  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;hi.â&#x20AC;?  And  then  there  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;what   a  peach!â&#x20AC;?      Said  Rich  Maxwell,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Dudley  legend  has   passed.  Who  can  forget  that  wonderful  smile?    Rest  in   peace  Tony.â&#x20AC;?    Said  Ward  West,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  truly  likable  guy  who   loved  Dudley.  Always  happy  to  provide  extra  rations  for   a  canoe  trip.â&#x20AC;?

Thomas  B.  Simpson,  Jr.   passed  away  at  the  age  of  91   in  Vero  Beach,  FL.  The  father   of    #9663  Tom  B.  Simpson   III,    he  was  born  in  White   Plains,  NY.  He  graduated  from   the  Trinity-­Pawling  School   and  Babson  College.  During   World  War  II  he  served  in  the   86$UP\$GMXWDQW*HQHUDOœV

Corps  in  Panama.  In  1946  he  married  Barbara  Din-­ smore  of  Brooklyn,  NY,  living  in  Hartsdale,  NY  and   then  for  50  years  in  New  Canaan,  CT.  Tom  was  Presi-­ dent  of  R.  Simpson  &  Company  in  New  York  City,  a   family  business  founded  by  relatives  from  England  in   7RPHQMR\HGRXWGRRUDFWLYLWLHVLQFOXGLQJVDLO-­ boat  racing  and  horseback  riding,  flowers  and  garden-­ ing  with  Barbara.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Camp  Fire   Club  of  America,  the  New  Canaan  YMCA  and  the   Indian  Guide  Program.  Tom  was  an  active  member   of  the  New  Canaan  Congregational  Church  and  the   Community  Church  of  Vero  Beach.  Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  happiest   times  were  with  his  family.  In  addition  to  his  wife  Bar-­ bara  of  66  years,  he  is  survived  by  his  children;  Marga-­ ret  (Peg)  S.  Salmon  and  husband  Bob,  #9663  Thomas   B.  Simpson  III  and  wife  Betsy,  and  Anne  S.  Castelline   and  husband  Dave  and  five  grandchildren.  

#9733  Jonathan   Newell  Achilles,  63,   died  January  7,  2013  after   an  extended  illness.  Born   in  1949  in  Cambridge,  MA,   he  grew  up  in  Middleburg,   Virginia,  where  his  father  was   the  English  Department  Head   at  Foxcroft  School.  He  spent   summers  at  Dudley  in  1961-­62   and  in  Weekapaug,  RI,  where   his  family  had  vacationed  for  more  than  100  years.  He   attended  the  Hill  School  in  Middleburg,    Middlesex   School  in  Concord,  MA,  graduating  from  Darrow   School,  in  New  Lebanon,  NY,  in  1967.  After  attending   U.  Denver,  Jon  travelled  the  country  before  coming   back  to  Middleburg  where  he  had  a  tree  surgery  ser-­ vice.  He  then  travelled  abroad,  searching  for  gold  in   Nicaragua,  working  on  oil  rigs  in  the  North  Sea,  and  as   a  partner  for  Avance  Inc.  in  Cape  Town,  South  Africa.   Jon    moved  to  Rappahannock  Country  in  1989  with   his  wife,  the  former  Nancy  Sheffield  Gerrity  of  Loud-­ onville,  NY.  They  reconstructed  an  18th  century  log   cabin  near  Shenandoah  National  Park,  where  he  and   his  family  made  their  livelihood.  He  worked  for  the   Post  Office,  the  Naked  Mountain  Vineyard,  and  the   Williams  Apple  Orchard.  His  interests  included  work-­ ing  outside,  socializing,  current  events  and  his  family.   SPRING  2013

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Obituaries In addition  to  his  wife,  he  is  survived  by  their  two  sons,   #18847  Colin  Van  Buren  Achilles,  and  #19467  Trevor   McKee  Achilles,  two  sisters;  a  brother;  several  in-­laws,   nieces,  and  nephews.  Jon  loved  Camp  Dudley.  One  of   the  hymns  played  at  his  funeral  was  “You’ll  Never  Walk   Alone,”  a  Dudley  classic  played  every  Sunday  night  at   Witherbee  Hall.  

Shirley P.  Dinsmore,  79,   of  Moravian  Village,  Bethle-­ hem,  PA,  passed  away  at  home   on  July  19,  2012.  She  was  the   wife  of  the  late  Thomas  L.   Dinsmore,  who  died  in  1985.   Born  in  Northern  New  Jersey,   she  moved  to  Bethlehem  in   1965.  Shirley  was  a  volunteer   at  St.  Luke’s  Hospital  for  over   20  years,  on  the  Childrens  Theater  Board,  a  mem-­ ber  of  Bethlehem  Junior  Womens  Club  and  Lehigh   8QLYHUVLW\:RPHQV&OXE6KHHQMR\HGWUDYHOLQJWKH states  and  spent  many  happy  summers  in  Vermont  and   Lake  Mohawk,  NJ.  Shirley  was  a  devoted  wife,  mother,   and  grandmother  who  loved  spending  time  with   her  family  and  friends.  She  was  a  member  of  Wesley   United  Methodist  Church  in  Bethlehem.  She  leaves   her  son,  #10626  Peter  Dinsmore  and  his  wife  Sally  of   Ellicott  City,  MD;  daughter,  #13287  Lynn  Dinsmore   Kelly  and  her  husband  Paul  of  Orefield,  PA,  and  four   grandchildren. Hey!  What’s  that  box?

You might  notice  some  interesting   black  and  white  boxes  floating   around  the  pages  of  the  Camp   Dudley  News.  Quick  Response   Codes  (commonly  known  as  QR   Codes)  provide  a  unique  way  to  delve  deeper   into  the  topic  you’re  reading  about  by  using  your   mobile  device.  Here  is  a  sample  QR  Code  linking   to  a  video  on  the  Camp  Dudley  website.          To  gain  access  to  a  QR  application  on  your   phone,  simply  search  the  App  Store  for  “QR   Reader.”  Download  the  free  app  directly  to  your   phone.  Run  the  application  and  start  with  scan-­ ning  the  box  to  the  right.  Within  seconds  of  the   completed  scan,  the  Camp  Dudley  website  should   pop  up  on  your  phone.            

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#13753 Kevin  Dean   Grinwis  died  unexpect-­ edly  February  24,  2013,  at  his   home  in  Elizabethtown,  NY.   He  was  born  in  Plattsburgh,   NY,  November  27,  1972,   the  son  of  Paul  Grinwis  and   Mary  Jackson  Grinwis.  Kevin   came  to  Dudley  in  1984  as  a   Cub  and  continued  at  Camp   through  1987.  He  graduated  from  Elizabethtown  Lewis   Central  School  in  1991.  He  attended  Colby  College   and  graduated  Phi  Beta  Kappa,  Cum  Laude  from   Skidmore  College  in  1996.  In  2006,  he  earned  an   MBA  in  finance  from  Boston  University.  Kevin  worked   for  Cobalt  Group  in  Seattle,  WA,  Equity  Residential   in  Ft.  Lauderdale,  FL,  Omni  Development  in  Albany,   and  most  recently,  Egglefield  Ford  in  Raybrook,  NY.   Kevin  was  a  wonderful  son  who  was  most  at  home  in   the  Adirondacks  that  he  dearly  loved.  He  will  be  deeply   missed  by  his  family  and  his  many  loving  friends.          In  addition  to  his  parents,  he  is  survived  by  his   brother,  Jeffrey  Grinwis  of  Edmeston,  NY,  and  numer-­ ous  aunts,  uncles,  and  cousins.  

Enjoy Dudley Publications Online Now, The  Last  Whistle,  The  Spirit  and  The  Camp   Dudley  News  are  all  available  to  read  by  going  to   ZZZFDPSGXGOH\RUJFDPSLQIRUPDWLRQSXEOLFD-­ tions,  AND  —  we’re  updating  our  FACEBOOK,   Twitter,  Linked  In,  and  blog  pages  daily.  Join  in   the  discussion,  connect  with  old  pals  and  find  out   which  Dudley  and  Kiniya  gathering  is  coming  up  next!

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A New Initiative for Dudley — The Middlebury Outdoor Pavilion This proposed Outdoor Pavilion would allow the entire Dudley community of 500 campers, leaders and staff to gather outside, under the “Dudley Dome,” for theatrical, musical and film/movie productions during the summer. Many campers would have their first opportunity to perform in an “outdoor summer theater.” Location: Immediately in front of the existing Plebe Institute, on route to Swim Point. The naturally sloping bank would provide perfect seating and lake views toward this outdoor stage. Design: Preliminary sketches, provided by Architect Michael Bolster of Wisconsin, call for an open design and an Adirondack lean-to style building with a shed roof. The proposed building would have a covered stage, an uncovered front staging area, removable at

the end of the summer, and a storage area behind. As conceived, the building would have peeled log columns extending all the way to the stage floor, keeping the Dudley style. The roof sides would be open. The stage would be approximately 20 feet front-to-back and 30 feet side-to-side. The Pavilion would house a sound and projector system, large screen, and lighting system. Support: This project has been initiated by Middlebury and Dudley Alumni as a way to collaborate on a wonderful project for Dudley. These alums have given generously to initiate funding this structure. Now its time for others committed to developing the performing arts talent in our boys to join the campaign! If you are interested in more details, please contact Dave Langston, dave@campdudley.org.

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Our Goal $200,000 — Current Pledges $85,000 Funded by the Alumni of Middlebury College, Dudley, and other friends. Ready for the summer of 2014! Be part of this special initiative at Camp Dudley!


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