A lot to say. Here goes. In 1969 there were a number of staff members that
wanted to go to Woodstock. I remember that the word came down that if
left for the festival you would be fired. I don't remember how many left but
a good friend of mine at the time did, Walter Shapiro. That may have been
the last I saw of him.
I forgot to mention that it was
the 7 Up truck because at the time it had
the 7 Up logo on the door.
I was living in the Hilton for 2 to 3 years.
You kept talking about The Dead. I figured you were a few years ahead of us.
The music we had was a
lot of Motown, Beach Boys, early Stones (especially I
remember, "Satisfaction".) Three breakthrough albums are also well
remembered, Led Zeppellin's first album, The Who's Tommy and, of course,
Pepper's. They were all considered pretty radical at the time.
My sister went to the camp also. In fact, a friend she originally met there,
she is still in contact with and is seeing this week-end.
plaques you mentioned for Color War are all gone from the dining room.
The tables are now round, not long rectangles like we had. I think if I
could take anything away from the camp it would have been some of
Why did I originally go to Woodcliff? My father went there as a kid.
I'll send you some pictures of the camp back then.
A big hang for us was the Sawkill Snack Bar, just down the road from camp. I
don't know if it
was around for you.
Did you guys ever make it up the quarry? Again, off camp grounds.
Last year I wrote a screenplay. The epilogue took place at the camp.
Have you heard from anyone else? If they were
around in the 60's they might
The head counselor was Al Schneiderman. Did you know him?
That's it for now.