When our group has bunk activities and it's hot we have water fights. A water fight is something like drench the counselor.  It is a lot of fun to see the counselors get drenched. We put most of the water on Joel Nadel because he is the group leader.
    We use a lot of things in a water fight like water guns, garbage pails, cups, soap dishes and other things. After the fights the bunks are usually a little bit messy, but we usually get them clean.
    If it is cold and rainy we have pillow fights which we call, "kill the counselor or kill the camper."  This game is a lot of fun. Our beds to get a little bit messy during the fight, but we don't mind it. After everything is O.K. we get on our beds and rest.

By Paul Perlstein and Bobby Mait




    It is now 7:10. You have just entered the girls rec hall and are now going backstage. You arrive and discover that a large percent of the cast is there. Yes, that's right it's time for another show.
    You see director Barry Kaplan, assisted by Barbara Lapidus putting make-up on a chorus member. The pair now prepare to work on the leading lady. She sits down, gowned in a beautiful navy blue dress. You can see the strain on her face growing rapidly. She has someone help her with her lines while eye make-up is put on. Meanwhile, you are making conversation with some of the other players, but, you to cannot hide your fears. Now is your turn to be transformed into a nightmare by a few dabs of shoe polish, rouge, and whatnot. You somehow, nevertheless, manage to painfully but patiently endure this treatment.
    Behold, here comes the male star. You are amazed at his seemingly undaunted calmness. But then again, why not. He is an experienced conqueror of stage. But, look closely, and there is that slight display of nervousness that he cannot avoid showing. As make-up is placed on him, everyone crowds around and shouts of "good luck" bombard him from all sides. When he is done, he of course cannot recognize himself.
    The clock now shows a passage of 65 minutes, or 8:15. The first few campers are now beginning to enter the hall. You are now pacing up and down rapidly. A charm pops into your mouth. Almost three-fourths of the audience have now been seated and the older campers and parents are now entering. Everyone is hurriedly glancing over the script. Irwin Tobin is now standing before the audience and asking for silence. He is now introducing Barry. Barry now stands before all, and introduces the show. Nick Zumbro is playing the overture. It's completed.The show is beginning. Curtain up

by Ira Leibowitz