Once again it is our sad task to write a farewell message to our Ranger girls and boys with whom we have lived so happily for the past eight weeks.
The season just passed has been one of the happiest and healthiest in the forty six years that Camp Ranger has been in existence. We remember with fond thoughts all of the pleasant events of the past season: the colorful and explosive fireworks celebration of the 4th of July; the fun Circus and Carnival which raised $500 for the UJA for the 26th consecutive year, making a grand total of$13,000 contributed to the UJA from the campers and staff of Camp Ranger; the exciting trips to Gettysburg, Watkins Glen, and Sterling Forest; the all-camp outdoor barbecues and lawn suppers; the new activity of summertime ice-skating which was so very popular; the bowling nights in Liberty; the exciting canoe trips down the Delaware River with cookouts and sleepouts as well; the magnificent new outpost camping area on our grounds for pioneering thrills for many years to come; the many thrilling intercamp games and tournaments that we entered; the yummy "Sundae on a Sunday" treats; the many enjoyable weekly movies; our usual great dramatic program which this year included "Finian's Rainbow," "Peter Pan," "Plain and Fancy," "Good News," "Tony Award Show," "Damn Yankees," and the ending with our fine production of the Big Show "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum;" the outdoor picnic in Beaverkill; the thrilling Color War which began with leaflets thrown from a low-flying plane and ended with the excellent sing and presentation of beautiful plaques to decorate our dining room walls permanently; the relaxed and most welcome "Lazy Day" which followed Color War and which was so-OO-OO nice; the two exciting "Ranger Raceway" nights which were such fun for all; the inspiring Friday night services; the weekly socials ending with our Final Proms featuring a live band and great refreshments; the excitement of the "Announcement of Awards" night; and finally, the 46th Annual Banquet followed by our Candlelight Ceremony at the lake filled with tears of joy and sadness at the end of a beautiful summer!
To all of you - our campers and staff alike - we bid a fond farewell. We sincerely hope that the friendships we made here at Camp Ranger this season as well as in the past will continue for many years to come, and will grow stronger with each passing year.
We are looking forward to the great pleasure of seeing all of you and your parents again at our Annual Reunion which will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 30, 1972 in the Terrace Ballroom of the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City. We also hope to have the added pleasure of having you back with us at Ranger next summer.