Tamarack Camps has been hearing back from so many past campers and staff, through the Alumni Spotlight. Today, Margery Klausner shares about her time at Tamarack Camps and how it continues to impact her life. Margery met her husband Howard at camp, enjoy some photos of them below!
When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? I attended Tamarack in 1982 (Fishman) and 1983 (Sheruth). I staffed in 1990 (Fishman and Dance Village), 1991 (Specialty and Pioneer), 1992 (Agree and supervisor of Berman), 1995 (Alaska supervisor). I also staffed and then supervised winter camp in the early 1990s.
What lessons did you learn from camp? Independence. As a staff member, I learned to multi-task and all of those years gave me the confidence to handle any problems that come my way now.
What are you up to now personally and/or professionally? I married fellow Tamarack staffer, Howard Klausner, and we have 3 beautiful boys. I’m an attorney working for Hebrew Free Loan and for a property management company.
How did camp impact how you live your life today? I wouldn’t be doing all the wonderful things I’m doing today without meeting and then marrying my husband. We travel the world, raised wonderful, independent kids, and kept many of our long-time camp friends close.
Why is Tamarack Camps “The Greatest Place on Earth?” The friendships you create at camp, whether as a camper or staff, are invaluable. The connections made last a life time.
Was there a staff member that made a lasting impact on you and why? My first supervisor, Amy Sabin (now Goldman), was the best!! She is so enthusiastic, warm, and loving that she was a model for me to try to emulate when I became a supervisor later.
Favorite camp memory: How could I not say “meeting my husband”? Late night escapade with my Fishman co-counselor, Sandy Rockind, when we decided to temporarily relocate the DeRoy sign to the middle of DeRoy field without realizing that it weighed A TON!! Luckily, the trippers came by, discovered us and offered to help. The trippers then decided that it would be way funnier to relocate the sign to the diving platform off the beach. The Fishman campers thought this was a riot when it was discovered the next morning. Guess who one of the trippers was??
Favorite camp meal: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!!!
Favorite trip: Any Agree camping trip
Favorite program/theme day: Pioneer Skills
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