2013 Oscar Winners Summer Camp Connections

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Jennifer Lawrence, won for best actress
Lawrence’s older brother, Blaine, is the director of Camp Hi-Ho, a Shelby County, Ky. day camp where she once served as an assistant nurse. Lawrence won for her role in the movie Silver Linings Playbook, which co-stars Camp Firewood drama counselor (in 2001 movie Wet Hot American Summer) Bradley Cooper.

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Daniel Day-Lewis, won for best actor
It’s not clear whether the London-born actor who won his third Oscar for his depiction of Abraham Lincoln ever attended summer camp, but his father, Cecil Day-Lewis, did write the 1940 book The Summer Camp Mystery under the pen name Nicholas Blake. The book was the sixth in a series of Nigel Stangeways mysteries and is very much out of print.

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Anne Hathaway, won for best actress
Hathaway, who won for her supporting role in Les Misérables, attended Camp Johnsonburg in Johnsonburg, N.J.

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Ben Affleck, directed best picture winner
Affleck, who directed the best picture winner Argo, is an alumnus of Crossroads for Kids, a summer camp and leadership program in Massachusetts.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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