Famous Alumni


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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

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
Actor/Comedian 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

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
Journalist/Biographer 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

Charlap was a Jewish-American Broadway composer best known for Peter Pan (1954)

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Josh Charles

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
Actor/Comedian 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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Paddy Chayesfky
Playwright/Screenwriter/Novelist 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

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 SimpleFargoThe Big LebowskiO Brother, Where Art Thou?No Country for Old MenBurn After ReadingTrue 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 SimpleFargoThe Big LebowskiO Brother, Where Art Thou?No Country for Old MenBurn After ReadingTrue 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

Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.

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Dave Coulier
Actor/Comedian 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

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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Jon Cryer

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 MavericksLandmark 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.