Camp Stinson - View of Stinson Lake from the top of Mount Stinson
July 6-8, 2007 Reunion at Stinson Lake a Success
The 2007 reunion at the lake was a success. Many friendships reunited. Past campers and staff included Ellee Klicks, David Cuttner, Bob Fish, Alan Goldberg, David Tick, David Icove, Kenny Shey, Stephen Rogowsky, Steve Schargel, Martin Rogowsky, and Ronnie Shey.
Camp Stinson for Boys was established in 1927. For almost 40 years it stood majestically on the sandy, south shore of crystal clear Stinson Lake, New Hampshire. Surrounded by 83 acres of towering pines, abundant sugar maples and magificent white birch, Camp Stinson was the summer home to hundreds of kids from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Boston, Detroit, and Cleveland. Abe and Madeleine Rosenthal purchased the camp in 1956 and operated it as a summer camp for boys until 1966. Abe and Maddy continued to spend their summers on Stinson Lake until 1974 when they eventually sold the property. Camp Stinson was originally owned and operated byAaron Richman, who also owned Hawthorne Lodge and Camp Eagle Point for Girls which closed in 1957. A year later, Camp Wunnegen, owned by Dr. Clifford Bogin and Charles Goldberg became the "sister" camp to Camp Stinson.
Camp Stinson's "Float" - Plymouth State Fair
Camp Stinson "Old Postcard"
Remember walking to Stinson Falls?
Camper's Corner -
Dave Icove (1957-1959 and 1965) remembers the tense minutes before Color War broke, grape and orange "bug juice" with lunch and dinner, the Morse Museum, racing to the top of Mt. Stinson, sneaking over to the General Store, and nights at the Amateur Radio Station.
Kenny Shey remembers....."lazy days" with the pastrami (kosher bacon) and eggs, and getting to sleep late! Also, seeing the Glen Miller story movie year after year, with the sound track that didn't quite match the picture,lol! The red truck! Free swim; The long walk to the shower bunk; The Saco River canoe trip;The ski mobile trip;Taking the orange crush route at the Polar Caves, for fear I couldn't fit through the lemon squeeze; using up my canteen money on candy and plastic models; catching frogs in the stream; the fancy dugouts at Camp Winaukee, when we would play them in baseball; The boat ride on Lake Winnepesauki; fireballs and chocolate ice cream frappes at the General Store; Hawthorn Lodge; Friday night Services with the green pamphlets; my first and only performance on amateur night, when I solo sang "Go tell Aunt Rodie, the old grey goose is dead"; Anagrams; let us all praise the purple team during color wars! "Silver solution", Dr. Silver's cure for anything from rashes to stomach aches to colds,etc.; too much more to remember, but I must finish with with the noisey machine mixing the bug juice that was on its way to our tables!
"Uncle Abe" with Camp Stinson Olympic Winners, 1962
The Camp Stinson Alma Mater
Raise our voi--ces to the sky;
Let our spirits be on high;
As we stand here now, as brothers,
Loyal 'til, the day we die....
Dear green and gray, we'll sing to thee;
Deep in our hearts, you'll always be;
As we gather round, and day is done,
We'll remember Camp Stinson!
HONOR ROLE (known campers, counselors, and staff): Arnie Alpert, Larry Alpert, Peter Alpert, Dennis Asquith, Chuck Auster, Jay Armuth, Ronny Baum , Dave Bauman, Stu Beechler, Marty Beechler, Alan Beier, Steve Beier, Maury Benson, Greg Berg, Ronald Blank, Terry Blank, Aaron Blecher, Saul Blecher, Ward Bodner, Bob Bogin, Brian Bogin, Rick Bogin, Andy Boneparth, Harvey Boneparth, Peter Bralver, Peter Brandow, David Bressler, Mickey Bressler, Jeffrey Buchman, Richard Burstein, David Brock, Larry Brock, Paul Calem, Ken Carr, Bob Cherry, Gary Churgin, Kenny Cohen, Dennis Cormier, Andy Cramer (dec.), Dave Cutner, Geoff Davis, Jon Davis, Scott Davis, Gary Denburg, Richard Denburg, Jeff Dodge, Mike Eisner, Bob Fish, Bruce Gantz, Ronald Gantz, Mickey Garfield, Alan M. Goldberg, Alan Goldberg, Pete Goldsmith, Marty Geiger, Jimmie Green, Mike Green, Ken Green, Alan J. Green, Andy Greene, Bob Gruber, Paul Haveson, Billy Hersh, Bob Hersh, J.R. Hersh, Ron Hersh, Stuart Hirshorn, Donald Hirshorn (dec.), David Icove, Edward Icove, Paul Isaac(s), Jon Jaboolian, Geoff Kahn, Steve Kaitz, Bill Keith, John Keith, Oakley Kelley, Barry Kessler, Lew Klockner, Sandy Klavans, Steve Koteen, Seth Kutzberg, Marc Kurzman, Andrew Lachman, Harley Lachman, Cliff Lachman, Gary Lieberman, Peter Lieberman, Stuart Lipkowitz, Dick Lomaz, Alan Lorenzo, David Madison, Jack Madowitz, Richard Madowitz, Jerry Marotta, Jack McFadd, Paul Millman, Dan Morse, Bill Nadelberg, Jimmy Nissel, Fred Noble, Neil Noble, Ronald Noll, Mike Olin, Richard Olin, Richard Osterer, Arnold Panzer, Chester Panzer, Martin Panzer, George Pasquaretto, Michael Patrick, Ira Pittleman, Mark Polinger, Murray Porath, Jack Prelutsky, Dan Ratner, Stan Ratner, Bill Ring, Steven Ring, Larry Robinson, Marty Rogowsky, Alan Rogowsky, Steve Rogowsky, Babette "Babs" Rosenthal, Ellen Rosenthal, Jeff Rosenthal, Marc Roth, Stu Roth, John Rudolph, Ralph Samuelson, Bob Schiller, Larry Schwartz, Rick Seligson, Bob Shesser, Kenny Shey, Ron Shey, Bill Silverman, Marty Silverman, Dr. Lewis Silvers (dec.), Peter Silverstein, Brach Simpson, Ron Simpson (dec.), Scott Simpson, Carl Smith, Victor Solow, Barry Saper, Jon Sonnenblick, Alan Spatz (Dec.), Jeff Steifler, Bob Streicher, Herb Streicher aka Harry Reems, Brant Strunin, Dave Tick, Scott Urdang, J.T. Vegetsky, Arthur Wallen, Bob Wallen, Adam Warkow, Ken Warkow, Bill Warner, John Warner, Jon Weber, Barry Weintraub, Frank Wexler, George Wright