Frost Valley Olympics, summer 1982. All the teams were at the waterfront all afternoon. At left you see me & Dave David Allen, host country judges, supervising the incredible Yak Ball event. (Yak Ball = water soccer in kayaks, street hockey goals placed in row boats at either end of the “court.”) Photo taken from the boathouse by Walid Sakr, of Lebanon, Lenape counselor.

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The last full day of the summer at camp is intensely pre-nostalgic. People walking around—staff and campers alike—treating every encounter as if it will be the last. But it won’t because at that point there’s so much more to go. Then comes the final day—the morning of check-out. For sessions 1, 2, and 3 this is sad but not as sentimental as 4th. Counselors completely emphathize with the sadness-upon-leaving of their campers and so more even than usual we are all in it together: this realizing how deep and compelling and instructive and ideal(istic) is this community of people thrown in together, living together, dramatizing emerging selves together, figuring out […]

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Beverly Gross Sutton (aka Bev Gross) was inducted into the Frost Valley Hall of Fame this past weekend. She had been back to Frost Valley just once in recent decades. In the 1960s, she spent eight summers on the Wawayanda staff. Six of them she worked in Susquehanna Village—always her favorite group. Well, naturally, when she came to breakfast on the day of her induction, she went straight for Susky and had a wonderful time talking with the current Susky people. And here they are:

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