City: Chicago, IL
Favorite camp activity: Ga ga ga, high hopes & anything waterfront.
Favorite camp song: Shavuah Tov Song (Havdalah)
Favorite staff person: Joe Krepsy
Favorite village: S..S.P…S.P.E.C…S.P.E.C.I.A.L.T.Y…
Favorite camp tradition: “Exodus Games, Swamp Walk or Directing a sad face at my mom when the bus took us away to camp for the sole purpose of torturing her… sorry mom.”
Lydia Peters Engler, Janet Feldman Loesberg, and Debbie Charfoos Banooni as Fishman counselors in 1981.
Janet Loesberg (Camper 1972-1978, Staff 1980-1985)
City: Warren Township (New Jersey) about 30 minutes outside NYC
Occupation: “Pharmacist by training, but have been working in Research & Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 25 years.”
Favorite camp activity: Kabbalat Shabbat or Menucha & Shmooze
Favorite staff person: Mark Rosenwasser (because I loved him singing Cheri Bim Cheri Bom)
Favorite camp tradition: “Giving out camper awards.”
Most Valuable Attribute You Learned About Yourself From Camp: Self-reliance, perseverance and compromise
Best Post Camp Tamarack Experience: “Flying in from New Jersey to pick up my girls coming off the camp bus and experiencing “camp” all over again by watching them with their friends, singing the songs & being welcomed by their friends wonderful families.”