Famous Alumni

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Elliot Abrams
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Abrams is a metereologist who co-founded AccuWeather’s radio service in 1971. He is now a senior vice president and chief forecaster for AccuWeather.

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A. Bernard Ackerman
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Ackerman was an American physician who was a founding figure in the field of dermatopathology.

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Spencer Ackerman
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Ackerman is an American national security reporter and blogger. He began his career at The New Republic and wrote for Wired magazine’s national security blog, Danger Room. He is now the national security editor for the Guardian US

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Sammy Adams
YMCA Camp Dudley, New York
Adams is an American rapper from Boston, Massachusetts.

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Paul Adelstein
North Star Camp, Wisconsin
Adelstein is an American television and film actor, best known for the role of Agent Paul Kellerman in the television series Prison Break and his role as pediatrician Cooper Freedman in the series Private Practice.

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Jonathan Adler
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp, New Jersey
Adler, a potter, designer, author and personality got his start in pottery as a 12-year-old at summer camp.

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Ben Affleck
Crossroads for Kids, Massachusetts
Affleck is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Walter Annenberg
Camp Yukon, Maine
Annenberg was an American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat.

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Darren Aronofsky
Film Director
Camp Rising Sun, New York
Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer known for films like Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream and Noah.

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Skylar Astin
Camp Ramaquois, Stagedoor Manor
Astin is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Georg in the Tony Award–winning stage musical Spring Awakening, and for his roles in the films Hamlet 2 (2008), Taking Woodstock (2009), Pitch Perfect (2012), and 21 & Over (2013).

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Margaret Atwood
Camp White
Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times, winning twice

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Hank Azaria
Camp Towanda, Pennsylvania
Azaria is an American film, television and stage actor, director, voice actor and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons (1989–present), on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others.

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Lauren Bacall
Highland Nature Camp (Camp Mataponi), Maine
Camp Lokanda, New York
Bacall is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. In 1999, Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. She attended Highland Nature Camps (known as Camp Mataponi) and also attended Camp Lokanda in New York.

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Anne Bancroft
Camp Che-Na-Wah, New York
Bancroft was an American actress known for her work in film, theatre and television. She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards, and several other awards and nominations. She worked as a drama counselor at Camp Che-Na-Wah.

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Andy Barrie
Radio Host
Barrie is a Toronto-based radio personality, most known for his work at CFRB and later on CBC Radio as host of Metro Morning. He has been retired since March 1, 2010. He got his start in radio doing morning announcements over a public address system at a summer camp as a kid

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Justin Bartha
Camp Walden, Michigan
Bartha is an American actor, known for his roles as Riley Poole in the National Treasure film series, Doug Billings in The Hangover trilogy, and David Sawyer in the NBC comedy series The New Normal.

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Mischa Barton
Barton is a film, television, stage actress and occasional fashion model with British, Irish, and American citizenship. She attended summer camp with her sister at age eight where they were asked to write and perform their own monologues.

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Austin Basis
Camp Monroe, New York
Basis is an American actor who stars in the TV show Beauty & the Beast.

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Bryan Batt
Camp Chippewa, Minnesota
Batt is an American actor best known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men as Salvatore Romano, an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency.

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Bruce Beck
Tyler Hill Camp, Pa.
Beck was a camper, waiter, counselor and Color War General at Tyler Hill Camp in Pennsylvania.

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Max Bemis
Singer in Say Anything
Camp Ramah
Bemis is the lead singer, primary composer and primary lyricist of the band Say Anything. He is also co-singer alongside Chris Conley of the supergroup Two Tongues, which features members from Say Anything and Saves the Day.

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Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin
Camp Galil, Pennsylvania
Beresin, one half of alternative hip hop duo Chiddy Bang, worked as a cook at Camp Galil in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.

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Chris Berman
Camp Winnebago, Maine
Berman anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports.

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Ben Bernanke
Camp Ramah
Bernanke is an American economist and the current chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.

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Justin Bieber
Pop Singer
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, Ontario
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Mike Binder
Actor/Film Director
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Binder, an award-winning American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, went to Camp Tamakwa in Ontario during the summers of 1966-75.

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Michael Ian Black
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Ed, Viva Variety, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues. He is also a poker player, appearing on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times.

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Selma Blair
Black River Farm and Ranch, Michigan
Blair is an American actress best known for the Hellboy movies, Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde.

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Wolf Blitzer
Journalist/TV News Anchor
Camp Ramah
Blitzer is a journalist and television news anchor, who has been a CNN reporter since 1990.

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Ron Bloom
Former Obama Administration official
Camp Galil, Pennsylvania
Bloom was a senior official in the Obama Administration from February 2009 to August 2011. This included working as the Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy between February 2011 and August 2011, in the Department of the Treasury as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, and also as Senior Counselor to the U.S. President for Manufacturing Policy.

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Jim Boeheim
Basketball Coach
Camp Walden, New York
Boeheim is the head coach of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team. He was a camp counselor at a basketball camp held at Camp Walden in New York in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Chesa Boudin
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Boudin is an American lawyer, writer, and lecturer specializing in the U.S. criminal justice system and Latin American policy.

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Don Bragg
U.S. Olympic Pole Vaulter
Bragg, who won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics in the pole vault, owned and ran a summer camp.

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Andy Breckman
Screenwriter/Radio Personality
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Breckman is an American television and film writer and a radio personality on WFMU. He is the co-creator (with David Hoberman) and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series Monk on the USA Network, and is co-host of WFMU radio’s long-running conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay.

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Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Camp Champions, Texas
Brees, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, attended Camp Champions in Marble Falls, Texas, for eight summers.

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Adrien Brody
Long Lake Theater Camp, New York
Brody is an American actor and film producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, the only actor under 30 to do so.

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Benjy Bronk
Camp Blue Star, North Carolina
Bronk is the in-studio joke writer and personality on The Howard Stern Show

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David Brooks
Incarnation Camp, Connecticut
Brooks is a political and cultural commentator who writes for the New York Times and wrote the best-selling book Bobos in Paradise.

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Mel Brooks
Comedian/Film Director/Actor
Camp Sussex, New Jersey
Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) attended Camp Sussex in New Jersey as a kid.

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Jason Brown
U.S. Olympic Figure Skater
Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, Wisconsin
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Larry Brown
Basketball Coach
Camp Keeyumah, Pennsylvania
Former NBA and current college basketball coach Larry Brown was a camp counselor at Camp Keeyumah in Orson, Pa.

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Zac Brown
Camp Mikkel, Camp Glisson
Country star Zac Brown was a camp counselor at Camp Mikell in Toccoa, Ga. & Camp Glisson, a United Methodist summer camp and retreat center located in Dahlonega, GA. He also founded Camp Southern Ground.

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Carrie Brownstein
Camp Orkila, Washington
Brownstein is an American musician, writer and actress known for playing the bands Sleater-Kinney, Excuse 17 and Wild Flag and starring in the sketch comedy show Portlandia.

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Matthew Budman
Film Producer
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Budman has produced American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty and other films and TV show Dexter.

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Dave Lil Dicky Burd
Camp Kweebec, Pennsylvania
Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video to his song “Ex-Boyfriend,” which went viral with more than one million views on YouTube in 24 hours.

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George W. Bush
43rd President of the U.S.
Camp Longhorn, Texas
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Lawrence Bush
Writer/Magazine Editor
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Bush is the author of several books of Jewish fiction and non-fiction, including Waiting for God: The Spiritual Explorations of a Reluctant Atheist and Bessie: A Novel of Love and Revolution. He edits edits Jewish Currents, an independent, progressive magazine founded in 1946.

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Kirk Cameron
Cameron, an actor best known for the TV show Growing Pains, co-founded the summer camp Camp Firefly in Agoura Hills, Cal. with his wife and actress Chelsea Noble.

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Eddie Cantor
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Cantor is an American performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. A playhouse/theater at Surprise Lake Camp is named after him.

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Drew Carey
YMCA Camp Y-Noah, Ohio
Carey, an actor, comedian, The Price Is Right host and part owner of the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team, was a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Akron, Ohio.

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Mariah Carey
Carey has a summer camp in Fishkill, N.Y., named after her – Camp Mariah. The camp provided the setting for her music video “Always Be My Baby.”

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George Carlin
Camp Notre Dame, New Hampshire
Carlin was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

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Robert Caro
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Caro is an American journalist and author known for his celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Moose Charlap
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Charlap was a Jewish-American Broadway composer best known for Peter Pan (1954)

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Josh Charles
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Charles is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Daniel “Dan” Rydell on Sports Night, Will Gardner on The Good Wife, and his early work as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society.

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RuPaul Charles
Actor/Drag Queen/Model
Camp Cuyamaca, California
RuPaul is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums.

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Dov Charney
Founder and CEO of American Apparel
Charvey is the founder and CEO of American Apparel, a clothing manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer which he started at age 20. He was interviewed at summer camp for the documentary 20th-Century Chocolate Cake.

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Chevy Chase
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Chase is an American comedian, writer, television actor and film actor best known for portraying Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies and for starring on Saturday Night Live early in his career.

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Joel Chasnoff
Camp Ramah
Chasnoff is is an American stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries, and author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a tank soldier in the Israeli Army

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Paddy Chayesfky
Camp Kee-Wah, New York
Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (the other three-time winners, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, have all shared their awards with co-writers).

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Noam Chomsky
Camp Massad, Pennsylvania
Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the “father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy.

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Ethan Coen
Film Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Herzl Camp, Wisconsin
Ethan his brother Joel, known as the Coen Brothers, are Academy Award-winning American film directors, screenwriters, producers, and editors. Their films include Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, True Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Joel Coen
Film Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Herzl Camp, Wisconsin
Joel and his brother Ethan, known as the Coen Brothers, are Academy Award winning American film directors, screenwriters, producers, and editors. Their films include Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, True Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Andy Cohen
Television Host/Executive
Camp Nebagamon, Wisconsin
Cohen is an American television executive, host and author. As of 2012, he is the executive vice president of development and talent at the Bravo cable television network, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. He is also the host of the network’s nightly live talk show Watch What Happens Live and the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show.

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Leonard Cohen
Cohen, a Canadian singer/songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. attended Camp Hiawatha in the Laurentians north of Montreal as a kid and worked as a counselor at Pripstein’s Camp Mishmar in the Laurentians, Camp B’nai B’rith near Ottawa and Camp Sunshine.

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Avern Cohn
U.S. Federal Judge
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Cohn is a U.S. District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He also went to Schroon Lake Camp and Camp Modin.

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Tré Cool
Drummer for Green Day
Camp Winnarainbow
Cool is an American drummer, best known as the drummer for Green Day. He replaced the group’s former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990. Cool has also played in The Lookouts, Samiam and the Green Day side-projects The Network and the Foxboro Hot Tubs.

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Bill Cosby
Camp Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.

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Dave Coulier
Camp Highlands, Wisconsin
Coulier is an American stand-up comedian, impressionist, television and voice actor and television host. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House.

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Courteney Cox
Camp Mac, Alabama
Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She is known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream, and as Jules Cobb in the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination.

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James Cramer
Television Personality/Author
Camp Paradox, New York
Cramer is an American television personality, a former hedge fund manager, and a best-selling author. Cramer is the host of CNBC’s Mad Money and a co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com, Inc.

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Nick Cravat
Actor and stunt performer
Camp Nathan Hale for Boys, New York
Cravat (1912-1994) was an American actor and stunt performer who was a lifelong friend of actor Burt Lancaster, whom he first met at summer camp.

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Brandon Creed
Bruno Mars Manager
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
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Jon Cryer
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Cyer is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. Cryer’s breakout role came in 1986, playing “Duckie” Dale in the movie Pretty in Pink and he’s known more recently as a star of the TV show Two and a Half Men.

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Mark Cuban
CEO/Sports Executive/Invester
Emma Kaufman Camp, West Virginia
Cuban is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a “shark” investor on the television series Shark Tank.

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Reggie Dabbs
Motivational Speaker
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Jon Daniels
President of Baseball Operations/General Manager of Texas Rangers
Brookwood Camps, New York
Daniels is the current President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Texas Rangers, a Major League Baseball team. When hired at age 28, he was the youngest GM in Major League Baseball history.

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Larry David
All-America Camp, New York
David is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1998. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, also created by David, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. David first met comedian Richard Lewis at All-America Camp in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

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Al Davis
NFL Executive
Camp Roosevelt, New York
Davis was an American football executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the NFL from 1972 to 2011. Under Davis’ management, the Raiders became one of the most successful teams in professional sports. His motto for the team was “Just win, baby.”

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Clive Davis
Record Producer
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
Davis is an American record producer and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. Davis worked as a waiter at Camp Equinunk for two summers while in law school.

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Gray Davis
Mountain Meadow Ranch, California
Davis is is an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of California from 1999 to 2003. Photo by Neon Tommy

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Seth Davis
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
Davis is a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and an in-studio analyst for CBS’ NCAA men’s college basketball coverage with Greg Anthony, Doug Gottlieb, and host Greg Gumbel.

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Paz de la Huerta
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Paz de la Huerta is an American actress and model. De la Huerta began acting and modeling in adolescence, and had roles in The Cider House Rules (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), and Choke (2008). She has also starred in several independent films, but is best known for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO cable television series,Boardwalk Empire.

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Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Inc.
Camp Champions, Texas
Dell is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is known as the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers (PCs). He was ranked the 41st richest person in the world on 2012 Forbes Billionaires list, with a net worth of US$15.9 billion as of March 2012.

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Patrick Dempsey
Camp Wekeela, Maine
Dempsey is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd(“McDreamy”) on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Prior to Grey’s Anatomy he made several television appearances and was nominated for an Emmy Award. He has also appeared in several films, including Sweet Home Alabama, Made of Honor, Valentine’s Day, Enchanted, With Honors, Flypaper, Freedom Writers, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Brett Dennen
Camp Jack Hazard, California
Dennen is a folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. He attended and worked at Camp Jack Hazard and has participated in benefit concerts for the camp.

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Bruce Dern
Camp Highlands, Wisconsin
Dern is an American actor. He frequently takes roles as a supporting character actor, often playing villains of unstable nature. He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film Coming Homeand Best Actor for the 2013 film Nebraska.

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Alan Dershowitz
Camp Massad, Camp Cejwin
Dershowitz is an American lawyer, jurist, and political commentator. He is a prominent scholar on United States constitutional law and criminal law. He has spent most of his career at Harvard Law School where in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history.

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Zoey Deschanel
French Woods, New York
Deschanel is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe’s 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan and “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” supporting roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Happening (2008), Gigantic (2008), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). She currently stars in the Fox series New Girl and is in the band She & Him with M. Ward.

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Neil Diamond
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide

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Leonard Dick
TV Writer
Camp Timberlane, Ontario
Dick is a television writer and producer who writes for The Good Wife.

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James Diener
Record Executive
Camp Scatico, New York
Diener is the CEO-President of A&M/Octone Records, a joint venture between Octone Records and Universal Music Group.

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Kirk Douglas
Camp Agaming, New York
Douglas is an American film and stage actor, film producer and author who worked as a camp counselor in the 1930s. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962),Seven Days in May (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965) and Tough Guys (1986).

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Robert Downey Jr.
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Downey Jr. is an American actor who made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father Robert Downey, Sr.’s film Pound. Downey also attended camp at French Woods.

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Matt Drudge
Political Commentator/Editor
Camp Moshava, Maryland
Drudge is an American political commentator and the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, a news aggregator. Drudge has also authored a book and hosted a radio show and a television show.

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Sadie Dupuis
Guitarist and Singer in Speedy Ortiz
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Dupuis is the lead guitarist in the band Speedy Ortiz, which started as a solo project while she was teaching songwriting at Buck’s Rock.

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Bob Dylan
Herzl Camp, Wisconsin
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Lisa Edelstein
Camp Kinni Kinnic, Vermont
Edelstein is an American actress and playwright best known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama series House. She currently stars as Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. She also attended Camp Roosevelt in New York.

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Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Musician, Record Producer
CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, Indiana
Babyface is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer.

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Michael Eisner
Former Disney CEO
Camp Keewaydin, Vermont
Eisner is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005. He wrote a book released in 2005 called Camp about his experiences at Keewaydin.

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Stuart E. Eizenstat
Blue Star Camps, North Carolina
Eizenstat is an American diplomat and attorney. He served as the United States Ambassador to the European Union from 1993 to 1996 and as the United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001.

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Ansel Elgort
Stagedoor Manor, Massachusetts
Elgort is an American actor. He played Tommy Ross in the 2013 horror film Carrie, and will co-star as Caleb Prior in the 2014 Dystopian book adaptation, Divergent. He is scheduled to play the role of Augustus Waters in the film adaptation of John Green‘s young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars.

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Martin Elkort
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Elkort is an American photographer, illustrator and writer known primarily for his street photography. Photo by Elkort via Wikimedia Commons.

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Rahm Emmanuel
Mayor of Chicago
Emmanuel is an American politician who serves as the 55th Mayor of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, Emanuel was elected in 2011, becoming Chicago’s first Jewish mayor. He went to summer camp in Israel as a kid.

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Theo Epstein
Baseball Executive
West End House Camp, Maine
Epstein is the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.

On November 25, 2002, he became the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when the Boston Red Sox hired him at the age of 28. In 2004, he was general manager of the club that won the first World Series championship by the Red Sox in 86 years.

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Peter Falk
Camp High Point, Camp Greylock
Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960′s Murder, Inc. and 1961′s Pocketful of Miracles), and won an Emmy Award five times (four for Columbo) and a Golden Globe Award once.

He made his stage debut at Camp High Point in upstate New York in a production of Pirates of Penzance at age 12.

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Chris Farley
Red Arrow Camp, Wisconsin
Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley had a loud, energetic comedy style, and was a member of Chicago’s Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995.

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Jon Favreau
Actor/Film Director
French Woods, New York
Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in Rudy, Swingers (which he also wrote), Very Bad Things, and The Break-Up. His notable directorial efforts include Elf, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Cowboys & Aliens.

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Farrah Fawcett
Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her iconic red swimsuit poster and starred as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie’s Angels (1976–77).

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Ben Feldman
Camp Manitou for Boys, Maine
Feldman is an American television and film actor known for playing the character Michael Ginsberg on Mad Men.

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Jay Fiedler
Retired NFL quarterback
Brookwood Camps, New York
Fiedler is a retired NFL quarterback who played for the Eagles, Dolphins, Vikings, Jets and Jaguars during a career spanning from 1994 to 2005. His parents bought Brookwood Camps in 1986 and he is currently a director at the camp.

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Harvey Fierstein
Camp Orinsekwa, New York
Fierstein is an American actor and playwright, noted for two Tony Awards distinctions. He has won Tony awards as Best Leading Actor in both a play and a musical. He also won an award for writing the play for which he won best actor. He is now a champion for gay civil rights.

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Paul Fireman
Founder Reebok International
Camp Samoset, New Hampshire
Fireman started selling Reebok sneakers in the U.S. in 1979 and later became the founder of Reebok International before negotiating the sale of the company to adidas in 2005.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Camp Chatham, Ontario
F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He attended the long defunct Camp Chatham in Orillia, Ontario, for a month in the summer of 1907.

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Rick Folbaum
TV News Anchor
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Folbaum is a news anchor for the CBS affiliate in Miami. He spent many summers as a camper, CIT and then counselor at Camp Harlam.

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Scott Foley
Red Arrow Camp, Wisconsin
Foley is an American actor. He is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit andFelicity, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in the series Dawson’s Creek, House, Scrubs, and more recently,Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood, Scandal, and The Goodwin Games.

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Harrison Ford
Camp Napowan, Wisconsin
Ford is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. He was a camp counselor at Camp Napowan.

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Black Francis
Black Francis (aka Frank Black and Charles Thompson by birth) attended a Christian summer camp, which was where he first encountered the music of Larry Norman, an early influence on the future Pixies frontman.

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James Frey
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Frey is an American writer and the Founder and CEO of Full Fathom Five, a transmedia production company responsible for the New York Times–bestselling young adult series “The Lorien Legacies“, the first book of which I Am Number Four (2010) was made into a feature film by DreamWorks Studios. His books A Million Little Pieces (2003) and My Friend Leonard (2005), as well as Bright Shiny Morning(2008), were worldwide bestsellers and he has been published in 31 languages.

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Thomas Friedman
Herzl Camp, Wisconsin
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Soleil Moon Frye
Cottontail Ranch Camp, California
Soleil is an American actress, director and screenwriter best known for playing Punky Brewster on the TV show Punky Brewster.

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Josh Gad
Blue Ridge Camp, Georgia
Gad is an American film, television, stage and voice actor known for playing Skip Gilchrist in 1600 Penn, Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, Ryan Church in the television series Back to You, and Olaf the Snowman in Frozen.

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Lady Gaga
Pop Singer
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, Massachusetts
Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, philanthropist, and actress. She worked as a camp counselor at Camp Hi-Rock.

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Peter Gammons
Sportswriter/Media Personality
Camp Timanous, Maine
Gammons is an American sportswriter, media personality, and a recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the BBWAA.

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Terri Garber
URJ Coleman, Georgia
Garber is an American actress best known for her role in the miniseries North and South.

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Willie Garson
Camp Wekeela, Maine
Garson is an American character actor. He has appeared in over fifty movies, usually playing minor roles. He is known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the related films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, and for his starring role since 2009 as Mozzie, in the USA Network series White Collar.

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Timothy Geithner
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Camp Becket, Massachusetts
Geithner is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013.

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Adam Gertler
Chef/TV Personality
Camp Louemma, New Jersey
Gertler is an American chef, television personality and occasional actor. He was the runner-up on season four of The Next Food Network Star and is a host of FX Movie Download. He attended and worked in the kitchen at Camp Louemma in Sussex, New Jersey.

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Tavi Gevinson
Writer/Magazine Editor
Gevinson is an American writer, magazine editor, actress and singer. Raised in Oak Park, Illinois, Gevinson came to public attention at the age of twelve because of her fashion blog Style Rookie. By the age of fifteen, she had shifted her focus to pop culture and feminist discussion. Gevinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online Rookie Magazine, aimed primarily at teenage girls.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice
Camp Che-Na-Wah, New York
Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice (afterSandra Day O’Connor) and the first Jewish female justice.

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Philip Glass
Glass is an American composer who is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. He went to a Quaker summer camp in Maine as a kid and worked as a lifeguard at a summer camp in Baltimore.

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Ira Glick
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Glick is an American psychiatrist known for his research into the psychopathology and treatment of schizophrenia. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Medical School and Director of the Schizophrenia Research Clinic at Stanford Hospital.

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Seth Godin
Camp Arowhon, Ontario
Godin is an American author, blogger, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker.

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Julie Gold
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Gold is a New York singer-songwriter. She is best known for Bette Midler’s version of her musical composition “From a Distance” which won Gold the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1991.

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Adam F. Goldberg
TV/Film Producer
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Goldberg is an American television and film producer and writer. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the cult favorite television series Breaking In and The Goldbergs.

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Whoopi Goldberg
Actress, TV Personality
Camp Madison-Felicia, New York
Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting.

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Scott Goldstein
Camp Scatico, New York
Goldstein is a writer, producer, and director based in Los Angeles. He has achieved success in broadcast journalism, prime time entertainment, interactive educational & museum exhibits and documentaries. He is the winner of two Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. His credits include Doogie Howser M.D., LA Law and Today Show.

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Ginnifer Goodwin
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, Mississippi
Goodwin is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Margene Heffman on Big Love, and for her roles in films like Mona Lisa Smile, Something Borrowed, and He’s Just Not That Into You. She stars as Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

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Lecy Goranson
Gorenson is an American actress best known for her role as the original Becky Conner in the television sitcom Roseanne, which debuted in 1988. She took summers off from Roseanne to work as a counselor at a YMCA camp in Michigan.

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Lesley Gore
Camp Scatico, New York
Gore is an American singer. At the age of 16, in 1963, she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party.”

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Nancy Grace
Television Host
Grace is an American legal commentator, television host, television journalist, and former prosecutor. She frequently discusses issues from what she describes as a “victims’ rights” standpoint, with an outspoken style that has brought her both praise and criticism. She worked as a counselor at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

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Wavy Gravy
Camp Winnarainbow, California
Gravy is an American entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality and countercultural beliefs. He founded Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp.

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Seth Green
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Green is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, television producer, television director and screenwriter.

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Bryan Greenberg
Herzl Camp, Wisconsin
Greenberg is an American actor and musician, known for his starring role as Ben Epstein in the HBO original series How to Make It in America as well as a recurring role as Jake Jagielski in the The WB series One Tree Hill and as Nick Garrett on the short-lived ABC drama October Road. His film work includes Friends with Benefits, The Good Guy, Bride Wars,Nobel Son, and The Perfect Score.

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Ellen Greene
Cejwin Camps, New York
Greene is an American singer and actress. Greene has had a long and varied career as a singer, particularly in cabaret, as an actor and singer in numerous stage productions, particularly musical theatre, as well as having performed in many films—notably Little Shop of Horrors—and television programs. She starred as Vivian Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies.

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Lorne Greene
Camp Arowhon, Ontario
Greene was a Canadian actor and musician. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the science fiction movie and subsequent television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980.

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Fiona Gubelmann
Camp Hess Kramer, Grindling Hill Camp
Gubelmann is an American actress. A native of California, she has appeared in a number of single episode roles in television, including CSI: NY, My Name Is Earl and Knight Rider, as well as a handful of films including Employee of the Month and Downstream. She is best known for playing Jenna in the FX television series Wilfred.

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Peter Guber
Film Producer/CEO/Sports Executive
Camp Brunonia, Maine
Guber is an American film producer and executive and chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment. Films he personally produced or executive produced include Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance. He also co-owners the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Tracii Gun
Camp JCA Shalom, California
Gun is an American guitarist best known as the founder of glam metal group L.A. Guns as well as the supergroups Brides of Destruction and Contraband. He was also very briefly involved in the formation of the first lineup of Guns N’ Roses but eventually left the group and was replaced by guitarist Slash.

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Arlo Guthrie
Folk Singer
Raquette Lake Boys Camp
Guthrie is a folk singer known like his dad, Woody, for singing protest songs. Guthrie’s best-known work is “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” an 18-minute satirical talking blues song played on radio stations on Thanksgiving. Guthrie also attended Indian Hill Arts Camp in Massachusetts.

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Jake Gyllenhaal
Camp Walt Whitman, New Hampshire
Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in 1999’s October Sky, he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Camp Walt Whitman, New Hampshire
Gyllenhaal is an American actress. She is the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She made her screen debut when she began to appear in her father’s films. Gyllenhaal achieved recognition in a supporting role in the independentcult film, Donnie Darko (2001). Her breakthrough role was in the sadomasochistic romance, Secretary (2002), for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.

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Marvin Hamlisch
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor who is one of only twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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Anne Hathaway
Camp Johnsonburg, New Jersey
Hathaway is an American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables and was nominated for her performance in Rachel Getting Married.

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Ethan Hawke
Actor, Writer and Director
YMCA Camp Carter, Texas
Hawke is an American actor, writer and director. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards both as an actor and a writer. He also received a Tony Award nomination for his theater work.

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Whit “Pop” Haydn
Haydn was a 10-year-old at summer camp in 1959 when he saw Methodist minister and amateur magician perform a magic show. The young Haydn apparently stayed up all night that evening trying to recreate the magic he had seen.

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Brandon Heath
Malibu Club Young Life Camp, British Columbia
Award-winning contemporary Christian musician Brandon Heath first attended Malibu Club, a Young Life summer camp in British Columbia, when he was 16 in 1995 with his local Young Life club in Nashville.

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Joseph Heller
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, Catch-22, entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an absurd, no-win choice, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, a same negative outcome is a certainty.

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Ed Helms
Helms is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for starring as Andy Bernard in The Office and Stuart Price in The Hangover trilogy and is a member of the bluegrass band The Lonesome Trio.

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Jonah Hill
Indian Head Camp, Pennsylvania
Hill (Jonah Hill Feldstein) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and voice actor. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, for his performances in the films Moneyball (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). He is also known for his roles in Superbad (2007), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), Get Him to the Greek (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and This Is the End (2013), as well as for his voice role in How to Train Your Dragon (2010).

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Gary Hirshberg
Chairman of Stonyfield Farm
YMCA Camp Belknap, New Hampshire
Hirshberg is chairman and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, an organic yogurt producer, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He has been with the company since 1983.

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Dustin Hoffman
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, Colorado
Hoffman is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ontario County 4-H Camp, New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor. He also received three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater. He attended Ontario County 4-H Camp, aka 4-H Camp Bristol Hills along with his brother Gordy and sister Emily in the 1980s. He also worked as camp counselor at Boston East Camps in Westford, Mass., in the summer of 1987.

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Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Camp Fern, Texas
Hutchinson is a former U.S. Senator from Texas. She is a member of the Republican Party. In 2001, she was named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. The first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, Hutchison also became the first Texas U.S. senator to receive more than four million votes in a single election.

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James Ihedigbo
NFL Football Safety
Pinebrook Camp, Massachusetts
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Jason Isaacs
New Jersey Y Camps
Isaacs is an English actor known for his performance as the Death Eater Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the brutal Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot and as lifelong criminal Michael Caffee in the American television series Brotherhood.

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Michael Jackson
Pop Singer
Camp Billings, Vermont
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Marc Jacobs
Fashion Designer
Camp Starlight, Pennsylvania
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Lil JaXe
Camp Timberlane, Ontario
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Norah Jones
Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan
Jones is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is the daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is Anoushka Shankar’s half-sister.

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Molly Jong-Fast
Belvoire Terrace, Massachusetts
Jong-Fast is an American author. She wrote about her wild life as a girl in 1990s New York. She is the daughter of Erica Jong and Jonathan Fast and the granddaughter of Howard Fast. She is the author of a novel, Normal Girl, a memoir, Girl [Maladjusted], and The Social Climber’s Handbook.

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Foster Kamer
URJ Camp Coleman, Georgia
Kamer is an American writer and editor. He is a Senior Editor at Complex Magazine and has written for Blackbook Magazine as an assistant editor, Gawker as a weekend editor, and The Village Voice.

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Gabe Kaplan
Actor/Comedian/Professional Poker Player
Camp Sussex, New Jersey
Kaplan is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player. He is best known for his role as Gabriel “Gabe” Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, but he has become more visible in recent years as a poker player and commentator.

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Myq Kaplan
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Kaplan is an American stand-up comedian.

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Bruce Katzman
Camp Baco, New York
Katzman is an American actor who is best known for Middle of Nowhere, Gridiron Gang and Black Rain. He first performed as a ventriloquist dummy on the knee of his older brother in a Camp Baco talent show when he was five.

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Marta Kauffman
TV Producer
Camp Ramah, Poconos
Kauffman is an American writer and TV producer, best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom Friends, alongside David Crane.

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Lainie Kazan
Camp Che-Na-Wah, New York
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Garrison Keillor
Radio Host/Writer
YMCA Camp Warren, Minnesota
Keillor is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion. He worked as a dishwasher at Camp Warren.

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Max Kellerman
Sports Radio Host
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Kellerman is an American boxing commentator and sports talk radio host based in Los Angeles.

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Jewel Kilcher
Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan
Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

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Kostya Kimlat
Camp J, Florida
Kimlat is the official magician of the Orland Magic NBA team and the CEO of See Magic Live. At 23, he was the youngest magician to ever appear on the cover of Magic Magazine. He attend Camp J and was a counselor when it was known as Andrew Hansen Mandell Summer Camp.

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Larry King
Radio and Television Host
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
King is an American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and ten Cable ACE Awards.

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Julie Klausner
Camp Scatico, New York
Klausner is a New York City-based author, podcaster, and comedy writer-performer. She appeared in the Camp MTV special filmed at Camp Scatico.

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Jeremy Kleiner
Film Producer
Camp Winadu, Massachusetts
Kleiner and his fellow producers won an Academy Award for Best Picture for the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

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Jeffrey Kluger
Camp Comet, Pennsylvania
Kluger is a senior writer at TIME Magazine and author of several books on science topics, such as Simplexity (2008); Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio (2005); Journey Beyond Selene (1999); and Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (1994), which was the basis for Ron Howard‘s film Apollo 13 (1995).

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Ezra Koenig
Singer and Guitarist in Vampire Weekend
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Koenig is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Vampire Weekend.

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Julian Koenig
Camp Greylock, Massachusetts
Koenig is an award winning copywriter and widely considered one of the greatest in the history of advertising. He was inducted into The One Club Creative Hall of Fame in 1966.

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Tony Kornheiser
Sportswriter/Radio Host/Television Host
Camp Keeyumah, Pennsylvania
Kornheiser is an American sportswriter and former columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. Kornheiser has hosted The Tony Kornheiser Show on radio in various forms since 1992, co-hosts Pardon the Interruption on ESPN since 2001 with Michael Wilbon, and served as an analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football from 2006-2008.

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Sandy Koufax
Camp Chi-Wan-Da, New York
Koufax is a retired American baseball player. A left-handedpitcher, he played his entire Major League Baseball career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. He retired at the peak of his career, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, aged 36 years and 20 days.

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Robert Kraft
Businessman/Sports Owner
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Kraft is an American business magnate. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, real estate development and a private equity portfolio. His sports holdings include the National Football League‘s New England Patriots and Major League Soccer‘s New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium.

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Ruth Krauss
Camp Walden, Maine
Krauss was an American writer of children’s books, including The Carrot Seed, and of theatrical poems for adult readers.

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Nick Kroll
Camp Wildwood, Maine
Kroll is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on The League and his own Comedy Central program, Kroll Show.

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Damian Kulash
Lead guitarist for OK Go
Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan
Kulash is the lead singer and guitarist for Chicago-based rock band OK Go. He met bandmate Tim Nordwind at camp.

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Drew Lachey
Camp Joy, Ohio
Lachey is an American singer and actor. He is known as a member of 98 Degrees, the winner of the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and is the younger brother of Nick Lachey.

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Burt Lancaster
Camp Nathan Hale for Boys, New York
Lancaster was an American film actor. Initially known for playing “tough guys”, Lancaster went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles, He was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).

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Louise Lasser
Camp Sussex, New Jersey
Lasser is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. She was married to Woody Allen and appeared in several of his films. Lasser also attended the Indian Hill Arts Camp in Massachusetts.

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Dylan Lauren
Owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar
Camp Towanda, Pennsylvania
Dylan is the daughter of clothing designer Ralph Lauren, and the owner of New York City’s Dylan’s Candy Bar, which claims to be the “largest candy store in the world.”

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Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer/CEO
Camp Massad, Pennsylvania
Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive, best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand, and a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise.

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Arthur Laurents
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
Laurents, who worked as dramatic counselor at Equinunk in the late ’30s, was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. His body of work includes West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), and La Cage Aux Folles (1983), and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions.

His early film scripts include Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia (1956), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), The Way We Were (1973), and The Turning Point (1977).

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Jennifer Lawrence
Camp Loucon, Kentucky
Lawrence is an Academy Award-winning actress who won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and has starred in The Hunger Games movies at Katniss. She attended Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, Kentucky, and also attended and worked at Camp HiHo, where her mom was the director.

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Amy Lee
Lead Singer for Evanescence
Lee is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She met band co-founder Ben Moody at summer camp.

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Tom Lehrer
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Lehrer is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured onmathematics and musical theater. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.

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alan Jay Lerner
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and laterBurton Lane, he created some of the world’s most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors.

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Carl Levin
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Levin is an American politician who serves as the senior United States Senator from Michigan, serving since 1979. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Sander Levin
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Levin is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1983. Levin, a member of the Democratic Party from Michigan, is the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee; he was Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee from 2010 to 2011.

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Adam Levine
Lead Singer of Maroon 5
French Woods, New York
Levine is an American singer-songwriter and musician, widely known as the lead vocalist of pop rock band Maroon 5. Since 2011, Levine has served as a coach on NBC’s reality talent show The Voice.

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Samm Levine
New Jersey Y Camps
Levine is an American television and film actor. He is known for his portrayal of Neal Schweiber on NBC’s short-lived Freaks and Geeks and PFC Hirschberg in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Levine has said that Quentin Tarantino was a fan of Freaks and Geeks, and used it as a way of introducing himself to the director, which was instrumental in getting the role in Inglourious Basterds.

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Marv Levy
Retired NFL coach and executive
Camp Interlaken for Boys, Wisconsin
Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Montreal Alouettes (1973–1977) and in the National Football League (NFL) for the Kansas City Chiefs (1978–1982) and the Buffalo Bills (1986–1997), coaching the Bills to four consecutive American Football Conference championships. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He worked several summers at Camp Interlaken.

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Shawn Levy
Film Director
Stagedoor Manor, Camp Modin
Levy is a Canadian-American director, producer, and actor who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar,Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, Date Night, and The Internship, as well as the sci-fi sports drama film Real Steel.

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Richard Lewis
All-America Camp, New York
Lewis first met Larry David at All-America Camp. They didn’t like each other at first.

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Shari Lewis
Ventriloquist/Puppeteer and Children’s television show host
Camp Louise, Maryland
Lewis was an American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children’s television show host, most popular during the 1960s and 1990s. She was best known as the original puppeteer of Lamb Chop, first appearing on Hi Mom, a local morning show that aired on WRCA-TV (now WNBC-TV) in New York City.

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Daniel Libeskind
Camp Hemshekh, New York
Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect.

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Evangeline Lilly
Green Bay Bible Camp, British Columbia
Lilly is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Kate Austen in ABC’s Lost, a role for which she won multiple Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination.[3] Lilly is also known for her roles in the feature films Afterwards, The Hurt Locker, and Real Steel. Lilly appeared in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and will appear in The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.

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Cody Linder
Drummer in Say Anything
Camp Ramah
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Jerry Linenger
Retired Astronaut
Linenger is a retired Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps, and a former NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Mir.

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Peggy Lipton
Camp Keeyumah, Pennsylvania
Lipton is an American actress and former model. She was an overnight success and is best known for her role as flower child Julie Barnes in the counterculture TV show The Mod Squad (1968–73). She is also the mother of actress Rashida Jones.

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Lisa Loeb
Camp Champions, Texas
Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song, “Stay (I Missed You)”, which was included in the film Reality Bites. She was the first artist to have a number one single in the United States while not signed to a recording contract.

Tina Louise
Camp Kinni Kinnic, Vermont
Louise is an American actress best known for playing Ginger on Gilligan’s Island.

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Richard Lovett
President of Creative Artists Agency
Camp Interlaken JCC, Wisconsin
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Jon Lucas
Screenwriter/Film Director
Camp Becket, Massachusetts
Lucas is an American screenwriter and film director. He is most well known for his collaborative work with Scott Moore, which includes The Hangover and 21 & Over.

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Fred MacMurray
Phantom Lake YMCA Camp, Wisconsin
MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s.

MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in his career, he became better known worldwide as Steve Douglas, the widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960–1965 and then on CBSfrom 1965–1972.

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Andy MacPhail
Major League Baseball Executive
Camp Happy Hollow, Maryland
MacPhail is a Major League Baseball executive and former General Manager who is set to become the Philadelphia Phillies Team President at the end of the 2015 season. He was the general manager of the Minnesota Twins during their World Series championships in 1987 and 1991, president/CEO of the Chicago Cubs from 1994-2006 and president of baseball operations of the Baltimore Orioles from 2007-2011.

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John Magaro
Camp Wise, Ohio
Magaro is an American actor known for his roles in the 2016 movie The Big Short and the 2012 film Not Fade Away.

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Joshua Malina
Camp Greylock, Massachusetts
Malina is an American film and stage actor. He is best known for portraying Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night, and David Rosen on Scandal.

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Barry Manilow
Camp Billings, Vermont
Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa).”

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Rooney Mara
Mara is an American actress who made her acting debut in 2005 and has gone on to star in films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of the 1984 horror film, and The Social Network. She rose to prominence starring as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book series. One of her first jobs was as a summer camp counselor.

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Fredric March
Phantom Lake YMCA Camp, Wisconsin
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Stanley Marcus
Neiman Marcus executive
Camp Greylock, Massachusetts
Marcus was an early president (1950–1972) and later chairman of the board (1972–1976) of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas, which his father and aunt had founded in 1907.

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Steve Margoshes
Camp Orinsekwa, New York
Margoshes is known for his work on Fame (1980), Everyday Heroes (1990) and The Who’s Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993).

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Jack Markell
Governor of Delaware
Camp Galil, Pennsylvania
Markell is an American politician who has been the Governor of Delaware since 2009. Markell, a member of theDemocratic Party, served as Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to 2009 and was the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association for 2010. He is Delaware’s first Jewish governor.

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Garry Marshall
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Marshall is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Nothing In Common, Dear God, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Runaway Bride, Georgia Rule, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Beaches.

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Penny Marshall
Actress/Film Director
Marshall, known for starring in Laverne & Shirley and for directing and producing films and television shows, went to Camp Odetah in Connecticut, Camp Geneva in Lake Como, Pa., and Camp Edgement in Deposit, New York, and worked as a counselor at Camp Diana-Dalmaqua in the Catskills.

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Steve Martin
Camp Osceola, California
Martin is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, screenwriter, film producer and voice over artist.

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Mel Martinez
Lobbyist and former politician
YMCA Camp Wewa, Florida
Martinez is an American lobbyist and former politician who served as United States senator from Florida and served as chairman of the Republican Party from November 2006 until October 19, 2007, the first Latino to serve as chairman of a major party.

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Kutsher’s Camp Anawana, New York
Matisyahu, born Matthew Paul Miller, is an American reggae and alternative rock musician.

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Walter Matthau
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Matthau was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.

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Matt McGorry
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
McGorry is best known for playing Corrections Officer John Bennett in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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Erin McKeown
Nature Camp, Virginia
McKeown was interested in science before she was ever interested in writing songs, but a summer camp focusing on biology she attended at age 12 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was where she first learned to play the guitar.

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John McPhee
Camp Keewaydin, Vermont
McPhee is an American writer, widely considered one of the pioneers of creative nonfiction. He is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category General Nonfiction and he won that award on the fourth occasion in 1999 for Annals of the Former World (a collection of five books including two of his previous Pulitzer finalists). In 2008 he received the George Polk Career Award for his “indelible mark on American journalism during his nearly half-century career.”

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Burgess Meredith
YMCA Camp Dudley, New York
Meredith was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called “a virtuosic actor” who was “one of the most accomplished actors of the century.” A life member of The Actors Studio by invitation, Meredith won several Emmys, was the first man to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards

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Debra Messing
Camp Ramah
Messing is an American actress best known for starring in the sitcom Will & Grace.

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Sam Mettler
TV Producer
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Mettler created the TV series Intervention.

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Lorne Michaels
TV Producer/Writer
Camp Timberlane, Ontario
Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.

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Lea Michele
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Michele is an American actress, singer-songwriter, dancer and writer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee.

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Ezra Miller
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Miller is an American actor, known for his roles as Vincent “Vinnie” Rizzo, Jr. in City Island (2009), Elliot Hellman in Another Happy Day (2011), and the titular character of We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). He starred in the 2012 teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Billy Mills
Olympic Runner
Camp Greylock, Massachusetts
Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only American ever to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets.

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David Miner
Executive Producer
Buck’s Rock Performing Arts Camp, Connecticut
Miner is an American Emmy Award-winning film and television producer and talent manager who is known for his work as an Executive Producer on 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Eugene Mirman
Camp Tohkomeupog, New Hampshire
Mirman is a Russian-born American comedian and writer. Mirman also played Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated, and voices Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers.

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Kevin Misher
Film Producer
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
Misher an American producer and former film executive. Misher’s most recent release was the 2013 remake of the Stephen King-based horror film, Carrie, for Sony Screen Gems and MGM. The film was directed by Kimberly Peirce and starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

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Kenneth Mitchell
Camp Kilcoo, Ontario
Mitchell is a Canadian actor known for portraying Eric Green in the U.S. television drama Jericho and has appeared in single episodes of Flashpoint, CSI: Miami, Detroit 187, Grey’s Anatomy, The Unit, and Law & Order: LA. He spent four summers as a camper and eight as a counselor at Camp Kilcoo

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Art Modell
Former NFL Owner
Camps Mohican-Reena, Massachusetts
Modell was an American businessman, entrepreneur and NFL team owner. He owned the Cleveland Browns franchise from 1961 to 1995 and the Baltimore Ravens franchise from 1996 to 2004.

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Ben Moody
Moody is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He is best known as co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence from 1995 to October 2003. He met Evanescence co-founder Amy Lee at summer camp.

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Mandy Moore
Singer/Actress/Fashion Designer
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Moore is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. She attended Stagedoor Manor when she was 12.

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Burton Morris
Pop Artist
Emma Kaufman Camp, West Virginia
Morris is an American pop artist in the tradition of Andy Warhol.

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Jason Mraz
Mraz is a singer-songwriter who has won two Grammy awards for the songs “Make It Mine” and “Lucky.” He went to Bible camp as a kid.

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Carey Mulligan
Mulligan is an English actress who made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She has had roles in several British television programmes such as Doctor Who, Bleak House, and Northanger Abbey. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov’s The Seagull to critical acclaim. She first met her husband, musician Marcus Mumford, at a Christian youth camp.

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Marcus Mumford
Mumford is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number of instruments with the group, including guitar, drums and mandolin. He first met his wife, Carey Mulligan, and bandmate Winston “Country” Marshall at a Christian youth camp.

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Terra Naomi
Belvoir Terrace, Massachusetts
Naomi is an alternative, rock, and pop artist, who rose to fame through a performance of her song “Say It’s Possible” on the video sharing site YouTube. Naomi also attended Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

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Judd Nelson
Camp Samoset II, New Hampshire
Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo’s Fire, Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie and Jack Richmond in Suddenly Susan.

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Jennifer Nettles
Lead Singer for Sugarland
Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Georgia
Nettles is an American country music artist. She is known primarily for her role as lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. She worked as a counselor at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Georgia for three summers.

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Irene Neuwirth
Jewelry Designer
Skylake Yosemite Summer Camp, California
Neuwirth worked as a horse wrangler at Skylake Yosemite Summer Camp in Yosemite National Park.

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Si Newhouse
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Newhouse is an American heir, business magnate and philanthropist. He owns Advance Publications with his brother Donald.

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Paul Newman
Newman founded the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global family of camps and programs for children with serious illness which has served 290,076 children since 1988.

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Max Nichols
Nichols is a director and actor, known for Two Night Stand (2014) and Ragtime (1981).

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Rachel Nichols
Sports Journalist
Nichols is an American sports journalist who is currently CNN’s sports anchor. She also occasionally anchors World Sport on CNN International and is a reporter for Turner Sports. Her work with Turner Sports includes roles on the NBA on TNT, Major League Baseball on TBS and broadcasts of the NCAA Tournament

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Leonard Nimoy
West End House Camp, Maine
Nimoy is an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy is best known for his role of Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–1969), and in multiple film, television, and video game sequels.

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Tim Nordwind
Bassist for OK Go
Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan
Nordwind is the bass player for the Chicago-based band OK Go. He met lead guitarist Damian Kulash at camp.

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Chandra North
Camp Fern, Texas
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Edward Norton
Camp Pasquaney, New Hampshire
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B.J. Novak
Camp Ramah
Novak is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and director known for being a writer and co-executive producer of The Office, in which he also played Ryan Howard, as well as appearing in Inglourious Basterds and Saving Mr. Banks.

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Julia Nunes
YMCA Camp Cory, New York
Nunes is a singer and songwriter from Fairport, New York. Her career has progressed online through her videos of pop songs on YouTube in which she sings harmony with herself and plays acoustic instruments, primarily the ukulele, guitar, melodica and piano.

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Conan O’Brien
Television Host
Cragged Mountain Farm, New Hampshire
O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, the most recent of which, Conan, premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010.

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Shaun O’Hara
Retired NFL Center
YMCA Camp Dudley, New York
O’Hara is a former American football center who played in the NFL for eleven seasons. He played college football for Rutgers University. He began his professional career by signing as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns, and spent the majority of his NFL career with the New York Giants. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Michelle Obama
First Lady
Camp Anita Bliss Coler, New York
Obama is an American lawyer and writer, is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

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Bobby Orr
Hockey Player
Camp Wee Gee Wa, Ontario
Orr is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. Orr played in the National Hockey League(NHL) for ten seasons with the Boston Bruins, joining the Chicago Black Hawks for two more. Orr is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

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Daphne Oz
Television Host
Camp Ramaquois, New York
Oz is an American author and one of the hosts of ABC’s The Chew.

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Charles Pachter
Camp White Pine, Ontario
Pachter is a Canadian contemporary artist. He is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He studied French literature at the Sorbonne, art history at the University of Toronto, and painting and graphics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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Gwyneth Paltrow
Brown Ledge Camp, Vermont
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Connor Paolo
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp, New Jersey
Paolo is an American actor, best known of his roles as Eric van der Woodsen in The CW teen drama series Gossip Girl and Declan Porter in the ABC drama series Revenge. He appeared in two Oliver Stone films, Alexander in 2004 and World Trade Center in 2006.

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Adam Pascal
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Pascal is an American actor and singer known for his performance as Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson’s musical Rent on Broadway 1996, the 2005 movie version of the musical, and the Broadway Tour of Rent in 2009.

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Keil James Patrick
Fashion Designer
Camp Yawgoog, Rhode Island
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Zak Penn
Film Director/Screenwriter
Camp Scatico, New York
Penn is an American screenwriter and director. Penn wrote and directed Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand, and co-wrote the script for X-Men: The Last Stand. With Michael Karnow, Penn is the co-creator of the TV series Alphas on the Syfy network.

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Ron Perelman
Camp Greylock, Massachusetts
Perelman is an American businessman. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., he has invested in various companies in grocery, cigar, licorice, makeup, car, photography, television, camping, security, lottery, jewelry, banks, and the American comic book industry. Perelman annually is one of the world’s largest philanthropic donors. As of 2012, Perelman is the 26th richest American, and 69th richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $14 billion.

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Katy Perry
Dry Gulch Christian Camp, Oklahoma
Perry, who was Katy Hudson before she took on the stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

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Bob Peterson
Film Director/Screenwriter/Voice Actor
Peterson is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor who works at Pixar Animation Studios. He made his directorial debut on Up, in which he also voiced the character Dug. He was hired by Roger Gould in 1994 and started as an animator for commercials. He then became an animator on Toy Story. He spent several summers working as a camp counselor in Ohio.

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Bob Pettit
NBA Hall of Famer
YMCA Camp Dudley, New York
Pettit is a retired American professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). He was the first recipient of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award. He also won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award four times, a feat matched only by Kobe Bryant. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Bijou Phillips
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Phillips is an American actress, model, and singer. When she was 13, she started as a model and became one of the youngest people to appear on the cover of Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue. Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. She made her musical debut with her album I’d Rather Eat Glass in 1999 and has appeared in Black and White (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Bully (2001), Octane (2003), The Door in the Floor (2004), Venom (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007), and Choke (2008). Since 2010 she has played the recurring role of Lucy Carlyle on the television series Raising Hope.

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Chris Pine
Brookwood Camps, New York
Pine is an American actor in films and television. Best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), he has also starred in over 15 other films, including: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Smokin’ Aces (2007), Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), and as Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).

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Jeremy Piven
Camp Chi, Wisconsin
Piven is an American film producer and actor best known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entouragefor which he has won one Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

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Sylvia Plath
Plath attended three different summer camps in the 1940s: Camp Weetamoe in Center Ossipee, N.H., Camp Helen Storrow in Plymouth, MA, and the Vineyard Sailing Camp at Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, according to a paper written by Peter K. Steinberg, who maintains the website SylviaPlath.info.

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Ben Platt
Camp Ramah
is an American film and stage actor best known for his work on Broadway as Evan in Dear Evan Hansen (a role which he originated) and Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon and on screen for his role as Benji Applebaum in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

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Natalie Portman
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Portman is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidalain the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005).

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Parker Posey
Strong River Camp, Mississippi
Posey is an American actress and musician who became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in independent films that gained her the nickname “Queen of the Indies” and later played improvisational roles in Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries.

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Chaim Potok
Camp Ramah
Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.

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Dennis Prager
Radio Host
Camp Massad, Pennsylvania
Prager is an American nationally syndicated radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author and public speaker.

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Joshua Radin
North Star Camp, Wisconsin
Radin is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor.

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Gilda Radner
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best known as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

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Josh Radnor
Actor, producer, director and screenwriter
Radnor is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Radnor worked as a camp counselor at a day camp when he was in high school.

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Sam Raimi
Film Director/Producer
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Raimi is an American film director, producer, writer and actor, famous for directing the cult horror comedy Evil Dead series, the superhero film Darkman, and the Spider-Man trilogy; his most recent work is 2013’s fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi is also the producer of several successful television series.

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Aly Raisman
Olympic Gymnast
Camp Wicosuta, New Hampshire
Raisman is an American artistic gymnast. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was captain of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam. She was also on the US teams that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships. In 2013, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars.

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Bonnie Raitt
Camp Regis-Apple Jack, New York
Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. She attended camp from 1961 to 1969 and recorded her first album at an abandoned summer camp on Enchanted Island in Minnesota.

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Jim Rash
Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.

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Herman Raucher
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
Raucher is an American author who has written several screenplays, among them the popular Summer of ’42 and The Great Santini and several novels and plays. He was married to Broadway dancer Mary Kathryn Raucher from 1960 until her death in 2002; they had two daughters.

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Christopher Reeve
Camp Deerwood, New Hampshire
Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the DC comic book superhero, Superman.

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Adam Richman
Actor/TV Personality
Brookwood Camps, New York
Richman is an American actor and television personality. He has hosted various dining and eating-challenge programs on the Travel Channel, most notably Man vs Food. He went to Brookwood Camps in Glen Spey, New York in 1984.

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Bob Riley
Former Alabama Governor
Camp Mac, Alabama
Riley is an American politician in the Republican Party. He was the 52nd Governor ofAlabama, first elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2006.

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Joan Rivers
Camp Kinni Kinnic, Vermont
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Emma Roberts
Camp Birchwood, Minnesota
Roberts is is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts, who also went to Camp Birchwood. Roberts went to the Minnesota camp for six summers.

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Jimmy Roberts
Camp Scatico, New York
Roberts is a sportscaster for NBC. Roberts joined NBC in May 2000 after serving as a sports reporter for almost 12 years at ESPN, where he won 11 Sports Emmy Awards.

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Julia Roberts
Camp Birchwood, Minnesota
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Shauna Robertson
Film Producer
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Robertson is a Canadian film producer. She has worked frequently with Judd Apatow, and has produced a number of films for Apatow Productions, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express.

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Willie Robertson
TV Personality/Business Owner
Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, Louisiana
Robertson is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, and his ownership of the company Duck Commander. He met his wife at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca as a camper and went on to become a camp director before starting Duck Commander.

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Jay Rockefeller
U.S. Senator
Rockefeller is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. He attended camp for four years and was a camp counselor for another four years.

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Richard Rodgers
Camp Paradox, New York
Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal.

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Judith Rodin
Philanthropist, former president of UPenn
Camp Galil, Pennsylvania
Rodin is a philanthropist with a long history in higher education. She is currently the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a position she has held since 2005.[1] From 1994 to 2004, Rodin served as the 7th permanent president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first permanent female president of an Ivy League university.

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Seth Rogen
Camp Miriam, British Columbia
Rogen is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and voice actor.

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Maggie Rogers
Wohelo Camps, Maine
Rogers is a New York City-based singer/songwriter known for her hit song “Alaska.”

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Henry Rollins
Musician, actor, writer, spoken word artist
Camp Wekeela, Maine
Rollins, born Henry Garfield, is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, motivational speaker, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. He also attended summer camp in North Carolina.

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Chris Rose
North Star Camp, Wisconsin
Rose is an American sportscaster for the MLB Network and NFL Network.

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Modi Rosenfeld
Camp Scatico, New York
Rosenfeld, known professionally as Modi, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and cantor.

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David S. Rosenthal
Television Producer
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Rosenthal is an American television producer, and was the last executive producer of Gilmore Girls, in that show’s seventh season. Rosenthal is also a former producer for Hope & Faith and Ellen, which he also co-created.

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Emmy Rossum
Forest Lake Camp, New York
Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter who currently stars as Fiona Gallagher, the main protagonist on the Showtime dramedy Shameless.

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Joe Roth
Film Producer/Sports Executive
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Roth is an American film executive, producer and film director. He co-founded Morgan Creek Productions in 1987 and was chairman of 20th Century Fox (1989–93), Caravan Pictures (1993–94), and Walt Disney Studios (1994–2000) before founding Revolution Studios in 2000. Roth is also the majority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer club.

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Amy Ryan
Stagedoor Manor, New York
Ryan is an American actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Gone Baby Gone (2007) and is also known for her roles in HBO’s The Wire, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell; HBO’s In Treatment, playing psychiatrist Adele Brousse; and NBC’s The Office, playing human resources representative Holly Flax.

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Peter Sagal
Camp Becket, Massachusetts
Sagal is an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and host of the National Public Radio game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, and the PBS special Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.

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Carol Bayer Sager
Camp Scatico, New York
Sager is an American lyricist, songwriter, singer, and painter best known for co-writing the hit pop song “A Groovy Kind of Love.”

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J.D. Salinger
Camp Wigwam, Maine
Salinger was an American writer known for his novels The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zoey. His novella “Hapworth 16” is a long letter from seven-year-old Seymour Glass while at summer camp.

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Andy Samberg
Skylake Yosemite Summer Camp, California
Samberg is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He is known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where they have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts, the comical short films and music videos starring Samberg and other members of the SNL cast.

He worked as campfire coordinator at Skylake.

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Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook COO
URJ Coleman, Georgia
Sandberg is an American businesswoman. As of August 2013, she is the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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Adam Sandler
Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

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Paul Sarbanes
Camp Scatico, New York
Sarbanes is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party from Maryland who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and as a United States Senator from 1977 to 2007. Sarbanes is the longest-Serving senator inMaryland history.

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Julian Schnabel
Artist and Filmmaker
Camp Roosevelt, New York
Schnabel is an American artist and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his “plate paintings”—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates.

Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem’s breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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Eliza Jane Schneider
Voice Artist
Camp Seneca Lake, New York
Eliza is an American actress, singer-songwriter, playwright, dialect coach and dialectologist, and voice artist. She has appeared on television and as a voiceover actor on video games and cartoons. She also performs various musical and stage shows.

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Stephen Schneider
Camp Avoda, Massachusetts
Schneider is an American actor and writer, known for Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship (2013), The Funniest Movie Ever… Just Kidding (2011) and 2012: Supernova (2009).

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Pablo Schreiber
Schreiber is a Canadian-born American actor known for his dramatic stage work and for his portrayals of the Polish-American character Nick Sobotka on HBO‘s Baltimore drug-related crime drama The Wire and as crooked corrections officer George “Pornstache” Mendez on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Paul attended sleepaway camp when he was 12 with his 14-year-old sister.

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Stephen Schwartz
Camp Lexington, New York
Schwartz is an American musical theatre lyricist and composer. In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell (1971), Pippin (1972) and Wicked (2003).

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Pete Seeger
Folk Singer
Camp Rising Sun, New York
Seeger is an American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950.

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Erich Segal
Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania
Segal was an American author, screenwriter, and educator. He was best known for writing the novel Love Story (1970), a best-seller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit.

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Jason Segel
Cali Camp, California
Segel is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter best known for his roles as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and for his work with producer Judd Apatow in Freaks and Geeks and several movies.

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Max Seibald
Lacrosse Player
Camp Starlight, Pennsylvania
Seibald is a professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

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Jeffrey Seller
Theater Producer
Camp Tamarack, Michigan
Seller is an American theatrical producer. He is the winner of three Tony Awards for Best Musical: Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Avenue Q (2004); and In the Heights (2008). Jeffrey has also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème (2002) and High Fidelity (2006), title of show (2008), and West Side Story (2009). He was also an executive producer of Rent (2005).

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Léa Seydoux
Seydoux is a French actress and model. Along with award-winning performances in French cinema and television, she has appeared in major films including Inglorious Basterds, Robin Hood, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In 2013 she shared the Palme d’Orprize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Blue is the Warmest Color. She went to summer camp in Maryland for six years.

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Caleb Shapiro
One half of the musical duo Timeflies
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
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Robert Sharenow
Producer/Writer/TV Executive
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Sharenow is an award-winning writer, television producer and TV executive.

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William Shatner
Camp Massad, Quebec
Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969.

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Howard Shatsky
NFL Agent
Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
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Art Shay
Camp Winston, New York
Shay is an American photographer and writer who joined the staff of Life magazine as a writer, and quickly became a Chicago-based freelance photographer for Life, Time, Sports Illustrated and other national publications. He photographed seven U.S. Presidents and many major figures of the 20th century. Shay also wrote weekly columns for various newspapers, several plays, children’s books, sports instruction books and several photo essay books. He met his wife at Camp Winston and also attended Camp Peter Pan in New York.

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Allan Sherman
Comedy Writer/TV Producer
Camp Ojibwa, Wisconsin
Sherman was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, My Son, the Folk Singer (1962), became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”, a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

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David Shore
Camp White Pine, Ontario
Shore is a Canadian writer, and former lawyer, best known for his work writing and producing in television. Shore became known for his work on Family Law, NYPD Blue and Due South, also producing many episodes of the latter. He went on to create the critically acclaimed series, House.

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Howard Shore
Camp Timberlane, Ontario
Shore is a Canadian composer, notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

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Martin Short
Camp Wanakita, Ontario
Short is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live and in movies like Three Amigos, Father of the Bride and Mars Attacks!

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Sarah Silverman
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.

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Gail Simmons
Culinary Expert/Food Writer/Television Host
Camp Walden, Ontario
Simmons is a Canadian trained culinary expert, food writer and television personality, and is the Special Projects Director with Food & Wine magazine. In addition to her role with Food & Wine, she is a regular judge on the television show Top Chef and hosts its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts.

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Gene Simmons
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a heavy metal band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

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Carly Simon
Indian Hill Summer Arts Camp, Massachusetts
Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “You Belong To Me”, “Coming Around Again”, and the legendary “You’re So Vain”.

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Neil Simon
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written over thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, most adapted from his plays. He has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.

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Paul Simon
Camp Starlight, Pennsylvania
Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. He worked at Camp Starlight as a counselor in 1959.

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Eric Simonoff
Literary Agent
URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania
Simonoff is a well-known literary agent.

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Amy Sky
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Sky is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host.

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Jenny Slate
Camp Tapawingo, Maine
Slate is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and author best known as the creator of the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films, which was also spun-off into a children’s book. She is also known for her season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009–2010, as well as for her recurring roles on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers, and Kroll Show. She most recently starred in the 2014 Sundance film Obvious Child, and currently co-stars in the FX comedy series Married. She spent eight summers at summer camp.

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Robert Smigel
Camp Modin, Maine
Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.

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Stephen Sondheim
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award.

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Jon Spencer
YMCA Camp Belknap, New Hampshire
Spencer is an American vocalist, composer and guitarist. He has been involved in multiple musical acts, such as Pussy Galore, Boss Hog and The Blues Explosion.

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Gregory Sporleder
Camp Wildwood, Maine
Sporleder is an American actor notable for playing military men in films such as The Rock, Black Hawk Down and Renaissance Man, as well as Calvin Norris in the HBO series True Blood.

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Brandon Steiner
CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing
Camp Sussex, New Jersey
Steiner is a professional sports marketer, speaker, and author of two books. He is the founder and CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing

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Dr. Paul Steinhauer
Child Psychiatrist
Camp Tamakwa, Ontario
Steinhauer was a leading child psychiatrist in Canada.

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Howard Stern
Radio Host
Camp Wel-Met, New York
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Sufjan Stevens
Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan. Stevens first began releasing his music on Asthmatic Kitty, a label co-founded with his stepfather, beginning with the 1999 release, A Sun Came. He is best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the song “Chicago.” He attended a Methodist summer camp in Michigan.

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Julia Stiles
Camp Rowe, Massachusetts
Stiles is an American actress. She first gained prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Down to You (2000) and Save the Last Dance (2001). Her career progressed to starring in films such as The Business of Strangers (2001),Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and The Omen (2006). She also played the supporting character Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series (2002-2007).

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Jerry Stiller
Surprise Lake Camp, New York
Stiller is an American comedian and actor who spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller (with whom he co-starred in the movies Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit and The Heartbreak Kid) and actress Amy Stiller. Jerry is best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld, and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.

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Galadriel Stineman
North Central 4-H Camp, Kentucky
Stineman played a camp counselor on an episode of Shameless and was Axl Heck’s girlfriend Cassidy on ABC’s The Middle.

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Eli Sussman
Chef/Food Writer
Camp Tavor, Michigan
Max and Eli Sussman are superstars in the New York City food scene and authors of the recently released cookbook This Is A Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life, but long before they were grabbing headlines in the Big Apple the brothers were tearing up the Jewish summer camp kitchen of their youth at Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan.

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Max Sussman
Chef/Food Writer
Camp Tavor, Michigan
Max and Eli Sussman are superstars in the New York City food scene and authors of the recently released cookbook This Is A Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life, but long before they were grabbing headlines in the Big Apple the brothers were tearing up the Jewish summer camp kitchen of their youth at Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan.

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Jake Tapper
Journalist/TV News Anchor
Camp Ramah
Tapper is an American journalist and author. As of 2013, he is the Chief Washington Correspondent and anchor of the CNN weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper.

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Marisa Tomei
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Tomei is an American stage, film, and television actress. Following her work on As The World Turns, Tomei came to prominence as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After appearing in a few films, her breakthrough came in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Diana Trilling
Camp Lenore, Massachusetts
Trilling was an American literary critic and author, one of the New York Intellectuals, a group of American writers and literary critics based in New York City in the mid-20th century. She wrote about her time at Camp Lenore in an article for The New Yorker in 1996.

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Donald J. Trump
President/Television Personality
Camp Hilltop, New York
Donald J. Trump is an American businessman, television personality, politician and the 45th President of the United States. Photo by Gage Skidmore

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Jonathan Tucker
Camp Chingachgook, New York
Tucker is best known for his roles in the films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostage, In the Valley of Elah and The Ruins, and The Black Donnellys on television.

He portrays emerging artist Patrick Angus in the 2009 film An Englishman in New York opposite John Hurt as Quentin Crisp. The biographical drama chronicles the English gay writer Quentin Crisp’s later years spent in New York City.

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Suzanne Vega
Camp Che-Na-Wah, New York
Vega was a music counselor at Camp Che-Na-Wah for a summer.

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Hip-Hop MC
Verbal is a Japanese third generation Zainichi Korean hip-hop MC, who debuted in 1998 as a member of the J-Pop hip-hop duo m-flo. He was first exposed to hip-hop music at YMCA summer camp, in the form of Run–D.M.C.‘s “It’s Tricky” when the other children sung the song on the bus for the camp.

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David Wain
Film Director/Writer/Comedian
Camp Modin, Maine
Wain is an American comedian, writer, actor and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer, the sketch comedy series The State and for producing, directing and writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Wain was a founding member of comedy group Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.

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Mike Wallace
Journalist/Media Personality
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
Wallace was an American journalist, game show host, actor and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS’ 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.

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Eli Wallach
Camp Orinsekwa, New York
Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor whose career has spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. For his performance as Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globenomination. Among his most famous roles are Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006).

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Denzel Washington
YMCA Camp Sloan, Connecticut
Washington is an American actor, film director, and film producer. He has received much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone. Washington worked as a camp counselor at Camp Sloane.

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John Waters
Film Director
Camp Happy Hollow, Maryland
Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.

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Henry Waxman
Camp Ramah
Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Actor, Comedian
Wayans is an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Wayans is the director/creator of Scary Movie, the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American. He briefly hosted his own show called The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.

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Garrett Weber-Gale
Olympic Swimmer
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute, Wisconsin
Garrett-Weber is an American Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Ben Weinman
Guitarist in Dillinger Escape Plan
French Woods, New York
Weinman is an American musician, most notable for being the lead guitarist for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Pete Wentz
Lead Singer in Fall Out Boy
Camp Chippewa, Minnesota
Wentz is an American musician best known for being the bassist and primary lyricist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Since the announcement of Fall Out Boy’s temporary hiatus in 2009, Wentz has formed the experimentalelectropop/dubstep group Black Cards.

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Merritt Wever
Camp Kinderland, Massachusetts
Wever is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her role as Zoey Barkow in Nurse Jackie.

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Gene Wilder
North Star Camp, Wisconsin
Wilder is a retired American stage and screen comic actor, director, screenwriter, author and activist best known for playing Willy Wonka and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy(1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991).

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Henry Winkler
Blue Mountain Camps, Pennsylvania
Winkler is is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. Winkler was a camp counselor and water ski instructor at Blue Montain Camps in Pennsylvania while he was in college.

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Alex Winters
Actor/Film Director
Camp Sussex, New Jersey
Winter is an English-born American actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for his role as Bill S. Preston Esq. in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. He is also well known for his role as Marko in the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, and for co-writing, co-directing and starring in the 1993 film Freaked.

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David Wise
U.S. Olympic Half-Pipe Skier
Hume Lake, California
Wise is a freestyle skier who won the gold medal in the SuperPipe in the Winter X Games in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He will compete for the first ever Olympic gold medal in Ski Halfpipe at Sochi, Russia.

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Reese Witherspoon
Camp Monterey, Tennessee
Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway, and in 1998, she starred in Pleasantville. For her role in 1999’s Election, she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

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Tom Wolf
Camp Pocono, Pennsylvania
Wolf, a businessman and politician, was elected governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election.

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Lewis Wolff
Real Estate Developer
North Star Camp, Wisconsin
Wolff is an American real estate developer. Wolff is also known for owning sports franchises; he is currently the co-owner of theOakland Athletics of Major League Baseball and the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer as well as co-chairman of the board of Sunstone Investors, Inc. since October 2004.

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Evan Wolfson
Attorney/Gay Rights Advocate
Camp Boiberik, New York
Wolfson is an American attorney and gay rights advocate. He is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a group favoring same-sex marriage in the United States. Wolfson, who many consider to be the father and leader of the same-sex marriage movement, authored the book Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.

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Meg Wolitzer
Indian Hill Summer Arts Camp, Massachusetts
Wolitzer is an American writer, best known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, and The Interestings, which is about a group of friends who meet at a summer arts camp.

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Neil Young
Camp Kandalore, Ontario
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Jill Zarin
Reality TV Personality
Camp Kinni Kinnic, Vermont
Zarin was an original cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City. She went to Camp Kinni Kinnic from 1971-1974.

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William Zeckendorf
Real Estate Developer
Camp Androscoggin, Maine
Zeckendorf was a prominent American real estate developer. Through his development company Webb and Knapp—for which he began working in 1938 and which he purchased in 1949—he developed a significant portion of the New York City urban landscape.

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Ian Ziering
Ziering is an American actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars. More recently, he was “Fin” in the 2013 movie Sharknado.

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Stephanie Zimbalist
Brown Ledge Camp, Vermont
Zimbalist is an American actress best known for her role as Laura Holt in the NBC detective series Remington Steele.

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Mark Zuckerburg
Facebook co-founder and CEO
Island Lake Camp, Pennsylvania
Zuckerburg is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook.

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