Sends us your email and ideas

We have more than 300 emails for camp alumni, but over the last couple of years some of you have moved or changed your email accounts.

Please send your new email and emails of other alumni to so that we can update our list of camp alumni.

If you have an idea for a blog entry or wish to contribute other material like letters, recipes, diary entries, trip maps. . .send them my way.

If any links are broken, please tell me.

And don't be bashful. It's OK to comment. Really. It's OK.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Photo Of The Day

"Part of the duties of the "work party" - cookers and CITs - is to mop the dining room floor."
Former camp director Bill Owen recently sent me a number of old photos of his days at camp in the 1940s. 
I put this one up because it just caught my eye. The dining hall in this era was the old rec hall. Names on the back of the photo are: Katz, McNiel, Moore and Gilles.

Here are the others:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

This is a bit of a repost.

A while ago, in my slowly expanding world of blogging, I posted a link to a song by the Ozarks.

We started listening to them in the mid-70s while riding on the old camp bus, Thomas.  Someone had a cassette tape (remember those?) of It'll Shine When It Shines.  

Riding on that bus, we sang along and memorized just about all the words to each song. It'll Shine was released in 1974 and was the OMD's best album. You can buy it now on iTunes.

Earlier, I posted a song from a live show they did Dec. 12, 1977 in Lee Furr's Studios in Tucson, Arizona in front of a live audience for FM broadcast. It's a bootleg, meaning it was never released commercially.

Click on this Rapidshare link for a full download (Zip file) of the show. Then click on "slow download" and enjoy. The sound is great and the band is tight.

The band is semi-retired now, but still do the occasional show. They play Aug. 18, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. at the Havelock Country Jamboree in Havelock, Ont. For tickets and information go to the Jamboree's web site