Famous Alumni


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Lauren Bacall
Actress Highland Nature Camp (Camp Mataponi), MaineCamp 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

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

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

Basis is an American actor who stars in the TV show Beauty & the Beast.

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Bryan Batt

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
Sportscaster 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

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

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Ben Bernanke
Economist 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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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
Actor/Comedian/Writer Stagedoor Manor, New York

Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The StateEdViva VarietyStella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues. He is also a poker player, appearing on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times.

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Selma Blair

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
Lawyer/Writer/Lecturer 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

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

Bronk is the in-studio joke writer and personality on The Howard Stern Show

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David Brooks

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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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

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
Musician/Actress 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

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.