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August 21, 2004

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honda-radio

Thx! :)

steven rubella

ah, memories, we all have them.

Brian London

Man
Just happened to be googleing away on the computer and I find this. I remember sending in that email 10 years ago..wow..has it been that long. Update: I am a sports update anchor, sports talk show host down in Miami on WQAM- AM..I also am a broadcaster on the University of Miami Radio Network, serving as sideline reporter for football (with out the Erin Andrews looks), studio host for basketball and play by play for baseball. I'm married to the former Alison Wolinetz and we have a 5 month old son Zachary Seth who I am convinced will end up at Kamp Kohut. Last I heard my bunkmate Mike Zarren was working for the Boston Celtics and I think I read that David Sawyer was a comic, or something like that. It seems odd that we were all at camp more than 20 years ago. Also good to see there's a Kamp Kohut page on facebook.com ...saw Stuart Greenfield on there. I'm just happy I was in it long enough to get my 5 year jacket.

Doug Grater

Doug "Dougay" Grater here....Stumbled on this site and noticed many names that I remember...I was a camper i think 79-83...wittnised the Ed to Malcolm transition gone bad years...Kind of caught the tail end of the true "golden era" and entered the down years. Names I remember....Scotty Fatcher, Michael Cohen, Levy bros, Astrachans, Goldscmidt, Big Stan our baseball coach and his brother steve,Mitch Brainson my boy, and many nameless others. Loved playn Baseball there....beating Takajo and Samoset was the best!!!! We drove home so excited I'll never forget the feeling getting cokes after the big wins! I now live in good ole Brooklyn owning and operating 3 hip denim clothing shops.Anyone who remembers me please feel free to drop me an email anytime....love the memories of my time there.....douglasgrater@yahoo.com

Martin Berlin

Just stumbled on the KK site while looking for info on Kohut School (which I also attended).
Went to Kamp Kohut 1944-1951, so Dean Gitter's post brings back MEMORIES!I remember they used to cut blocks of ice out of the lake in the winter, and use it all summer long, storing it in the ice house. And Mr. Frederick sweeping the tennis courts with birch branches tied to the back of his 1937 Ford. My name is somewhere on the boards in the rec hall.

alan mace

Hi My name is Alan Mace. I was at Kohut in 72, 73, 74 .75 and 77. I was involved with Stuart Jardine in running the tennis dept. Do you remember the Fenton brothers? In 1972 I was in Milford with a large group of 12 year olds! Please pass on my good wishes to all Kohut alumni. I remember Scott Tripler, Rich Pickard, Alan Henderson, kyle & Todd Permut...... so many faces but so hard to recall the names. I believe Callum Kennedy now runs Camp America.

Does this link still function?

Aspen Parrott

My name is Aspen Parrott and I was a camper for 4 years I think...It was the greatest experience of my life...just wanted to say hi to everyone...miss u all!!!

Sylvia Parkhurst

Do you have any information of a Bertie Parkhurst who was living (working at Kamp Kohut in August 1914.

I found a postcard that was sent to him from his brother. addressed:

Mr. B. Parkhurst
c/o Kamp Kohut
Oxford, Maine.

Thanks

Sylvia

A Facebook User

Hi- Steve Miller here. Kamp Kohut 1945-1958.
Kenny Kuchs and I are looking for ex Kohut Kampers living or wintering in the Palm Beach Area who would be interested in a "reunion" in the warmth of Florida. Please contact me.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller here - I was a camper from 1945 through 1958. I was barely past my 6th birthday that first summer. My counselors were Jack Bobka and Murry Pearlstein ( who was called to active service during the summer of 45). Some of bunk mates were Sandy Reder, Harry Sisson, and Dicky Press. My close friends were Kenny Luchs, Mike Diamond, Jimmy Eichberg, Dicky Goldstein, and Teddy Rubin. I am still in touch with many former campers in the Boston area: Donny Hootstein, Harvey Allen, Bobby Rubin, Jerry Sack, Bruce Swerling, and Mark Harmon.

Bob Rinehart

Hi....looking for Caddick or Joe ("Too ra loo ra loo ra") Long, or even Dick ("oink, oink, it's breakfast!") Meltzer. From the infamous early 80s. Cheers, Bob Rinehart.

Steve Miller

We just had a reunion on March 13, 2010 of Kampers who attended KK from 1944 thru 1958 at the PGA resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
Attending were Steve Miller, Kenny Luchs, Gene Samburg, Bruce Swerling, Dave Silverman, Gil Matthews, Harry Zisson, Roger Landay, Myles Slosberg, Mike Diamond, Donnie Restler, Donnie Hootstein, Mickey Slotkin, and Mickey Slotkin. More to follow on the this story.

don restler

Peter Restler also attended the reunion

ken Luchs

I wasn’t aware that this website existed until late 2009 but found it interesting that so many Kohut Kampers were in touch with each other. So, last summer, 2009, I decided to try to organize a Reunion. I met at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C., with Gene Samburg, a good friend from Boston, who has been living in the Washington area for about 30 years. It is now March 22, 2010. I was at Kohut from 1948-1955. Gene may have started a year or two earlier. Since we loved our experience there, we decided to put a team together to find our alumni, wherever they are. We contacted Steve Miller and Bruce Swerling from Boston. The four of us knew most of the names we needed to find. So, we put together a computer list with name and home or business phone number and email address and we started contacting all we could. The Bostonians were the largest group who had been at Kohut so the three above from “Hahvahd Yahd” made calls and sensed real interest in attending a Reunion. I contacted my friends in the Washington D.C. area, New York, and other places. We decided a winter event in Florida might be good. Many have second homes there, from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, etc. We picked Palm Beach Gardens because Steve Miller and I have second homes there and PGA National Golf Resort & Spa could provide golf, accommodations, and a function room with a good buffet dinner on Saturday, March 13. We got 22 happy kampers, including spouses, significant others, and one counselor, Gil Matthews, who came all the way from San Francisco! It was a blast! We regret that everyone who was invited couldn’t come. As Bruce Swerling emailed several of those who chose not to come, “we had a great time and no one even asked about you!” Seriously, we wish everyone we went to Kohut with could have been located, invited, and able to attend. Without Google we would not have been able to find more than a handful of kampers. Once we found people, we had to twist a few arms, but even the reluctant ones admit it was well worth the trip. To get together with friends made 55 years, more or less, ago, and recall so many stories long- forgotten, made it seem like we had amnesia for a long time but now suddenly remember everything like it happened yesterday. Thank you to all who came and shared the experience. We now have each other’s contact information and can stay in touch the rest of our lives. Anyone who would like our list can email Steve Miller at smiller@pbsclean.com. Steve and Wendy hosted a delicious brunch Sunday morning at their home in Mirasol. The weekend brought lots of laughs, exaggerations of past glory in baseball, tennis, track, swimming, boating, camping trips, archery, riflery, horseback riding, horseshoe throwing, bs throwing, shuffleboard, acting, singing, competing against other camps, College Days competition, raiding the canteen, plus lots of pictures taken for the following attendees to recall: Mike Diamond, Don Hootstein, Roger Landay, Ken Luchs, Gil Matthews, Steve Miller, Don & Peter Restler, Gene Samburg, Mike Sherman, Dave Silverman, Myles Slosberg, Mitchell “Mickey” Slotkin, Bruce Swerling, and Harry Zisson. Thanks also to Jim & John Golanty from Detroit and now Denver for sending us many articles and pix from the Kohut Kronicle and the “panorama pix” of all the kampers in one long picture, from the late 40’s to the end of the mid 50’s. Steve Miller led us in paying respects to those who have passed away but are not forgotten, including Teddy Rubin, Ed Diamond, Jim Eichberg, Dick Goldstein, Dick Hootstein, Harold Schneider, and Buzz Tunick. We told stories about owners Harry Kugel, Harry Reder, and Benny Friedman, counselors Mac MacCormick, Dick Singer, Ed Kravitz, Cordy Brovitz, Larry Kramer, Cliff Fredericks, Mo Zarchin, Bill Nigen, Leon Sherker, Oswald the cook and trips to special places such as Howard Johnson’s in Naples and the House of Lords! Hope this brings back some good memories for you too.

Kamp Kohuter

this year is kohuts 104th summer and we are all so excited that Joe Long is still here for his 30th summer. Joe has been an insperation to the boys bunk line as well as the girls. There is even a group on Facebook honoring Joe Long.

Darrylectomy

Hi all. My name is Ben Shaw and I was a camper from '82-'84. Many great memories from Kamp Kohut. Rob Lenner was my favorite counselor and I remember doing "Flippers" eery morning in cold, Lake Thompson. I currently live in Seattle where I write and record music while slinging coffee. I am planning on going to Law School this Fall.

Jeff Moses

I was a kamper from 1971-1975 and have extremely fond memories. My first week at Penn (to which, given the comments above, Kohut seems a feeder kamp) I found three fellow alums - Jeff Lehman, Mark Dannenbaum and Larry Ditkoff. I'm still close friends with Peter Mandler. I live in NYC with my wife, 10 year old daughter and 7 year old son. The reference above to Bart Wyman brought back fond memories of my first kamp year when Bart and Rob Stumm were my two counsellors - truly a dream team (I believe Rob wound up marrying Bart's sister). I'd be very interested in other recollections and updates from kampers from that period. And, this summer we plan to make it up to Kamp to explore it for our son.

billy weiner

like all of you, I too have stumbled on to this page. Billy Weiner late 60's for 4-5 years. Wow. So many amazing memories that I can never get out of my head. My brother Jonny Weiner also went those years. We both live in CA, with grown kids and day jobs but long for the days of tennis, watermelon league softball and water skiing. Remember that ski jump that was broken. I almost made it over. Those counselors, Henry Goldberg and Richie Grossman....College days, pizza in the middle of the nite...

JAY ROSEN  (JIMMY)

HELLO, STUMBLED ON THIS SITE BY ACCIDENT AND VERY GLAD OF IT! I AM JAY "JIMMY" ROSEN
AND I WAS A COUNSELOR FROM 1944 THRU 1947. STARTED AS A BUNK COUNSELOR WITH THE JUNIOR DIV, WORKING WITH BOBBY HAAS (THEN FROM SCARSDALE). LATER BECAME NATURE COUNSELOR, AND FINISHED AS CANOE TRIP GUY WITH ED KRAWITZ FROM BROOKLYN. I REMEMBER FONDLY PACKY CONTINI, A PHILADELPHIAN AS I AM, HIS BROTHER MICKIE, AND MAC MCCORMICK. USED TO GO UP TO CAMP 2-3 WEEKS PRIOR TO OPENING TO MOW THE LAWNS, PAINT BUNKS, GET MATRESSES READY, AND HELP DRAG THE TENNIS COURTS. EARNED $3.OO/DAY! JACK KUSSMAUL WAS ALSO ON THAT DETAIL. JACK WAS FROM FREDERICK, MD. AND I LEARNED ONLY RECENTLY THAT HE HAS PASSED AWAY. LEON SHERKUR DIRECTED THE THEATER PROGRAM. I REMEMBER REGGIE LORANT AS ONE OF MY CAMPERS AND ALSO A CANOE TRIPPER. THE CANOE TRIPS REALLY STAND OUT AS A HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER. ESPECIALLY THOSE TO THE RANGELY LAKES; MOOSELUKMAGUNTIC, UMBAGOG, UPPER AND LOWER RICHARDSON. HARRY REEDER AND HARRY KUGEL WERE CAMP OWNERS, AND YES, WE ALL WONDERED WHAT MR.KUGLE DID UNTIL THE SATURDAY SERVICE. MY SUMMERS AT KOHUT WERE WONDERFUL...I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE MY TIME THERE.

Jason Dietz

Jason Dietz here. I was there from 1978-1984 (I think) and still talk to people I met there. one of them, Scott Kesner, was even in my wedding party. I was also a College Days co-captain, then a Captain the next year, (Penn State) with Josh Rifkin as my co-captain. They broke it with airplane's flying over during the annual Old Orchard Beach trip. Not sure if they do that trip anymore?? I have talked to Malcom a few times since I left. I would love to take a trip back up someday to show my kids.

Dru Ciotti

Fascinating information on this site. In 1985, Ed Trenner, Stu Schwartz, Dick Meltzer, David Caddick, Trip Tripler, and Kevin Thompson, all Kohut veterans, led the revival of Camp Waziyatah in Harrison, ME, which was owned from 1985-1996 by Tom and Nancy Armstrong. A lot of the Kohut traditions were brought to Waziyatah. Just another chapter in the Kohut legacy...

henry goldberg

henry goldberg here. stumbled on this site and was interesting. at kohut as kamper 1958-1963, senior group leader and head of baseball 1965-1970 am retired in the villages, florida. met my wife mary of 40 years at a camp dance at mataponi in 1970 and here we are. would love to hear about kamp people from the late 50s thru 1970. mike sherman was my couselor in 1958. he was the baseball coach. if we lost we could not talk the whole way home on the bus and the veins on his neck would stand out. my other counselor that year was mark levick, the golf guru. he used to hit golf balls off of bart zabin,s stomach taking a full cut. no one ever got hurt. i remember rudy finderson, jerry sack, peter cohen, cal waldman, snakes bakalar. all these great people.if you are out there drop me a line i am on facebook. ed trenner is about 89 now, lives in northampton, ma. with noreen. later henry g

sascha steven bauer

Hi it's sascha bauer. Just wanted to clear a couple of things up in the history of the camp. My father did not buy the camp as a bar mitzvah present, considering I was only 10 at the time he bought the camp. He bought the camp because Malcolm had been very nice to me the summer of 1980 or 1981 when I came to the camp and was super homesick. i did not come back the following year, which was the summer that everything went down with ed trenner or whatever his name was. My dad did not like the way Malcolm was treated so he bought the camp and re-installed malcolm as a thank you for being so kind. Malcolm and my parents remained in touch over the years and sadly Malcolm and my mother both died at the end of last year. My wife and I have 2 kids and another on the way. I still live in nyc. Does anyone know what happened to Gail, the tennis instructor? Hope everyone is well and would love to come up and see the camp again someday.

Nancy Gibbs

I just happened upon this page! I was the camp nurse at Kamp Kohut during the summers 1978-1980. I was there with Ed, Noreen, Trip and his wife Elsabeth, Charlie Napoli, Dave and Shelley Tager, Stan (kitchen), Stu Schwartz, Scott Messing, John MacDonald. My husband, Dan Gibbs, worked at Kohut as well from 1974-1979. We visited the Kamp back in 2001 and saw Lisa Tripler who owned the camp back then. We live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dan has worked for FedEx for nearly 30 years. We have 4 children. We would love to hear from anyone who was at Kamp during those years.

Richard Rosenthal

I attended Kohut from ca. 1948 to ca. 1956 at which time I was some degree of counselor.

I write this in the wake of the Sandusky-Paterno-Penn State story about sexual assault by a sports coach on young boys.

I entered Mo(e) Zarchin in a google search and this site came up.
Zarchin was such a person. I know. He came into my bunk one night and stuck his hand on my genitals.

At the time he may have been in the sports department at Brandeis but much later (see below), I learned he was at the Univ. of Rhode Island, perhaps as athletic director. Following my posting this I will investigate further.

Years ago I found a phone number for him in Rhode Island, called him, identified myself, and said words very close to, "Undoubtedly you won't recall me. I'm sure I'm just one of many boys you sexually fondled. This was at Kamp Kohut. If you would like to call me someday to apologize, here is my phone number."

He wasn't indignant. He didn't say, "Who is this?!" He didn't bang up the phone. All he did was listen at length and in silence to what I had to say and said. It concluded with my saying "Good-by."

Needless to say, he didn't call.

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