Famous Alumni


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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
Writer/Actor/Comedian/Producer 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

Davis is is an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of California from 1999 to 2003Photo by Neon Tommy

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Seth Davis
Sportswriter/Sportscaster 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

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

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 AlabamaMade of HonorValentine’s DayEnchantedWith HonorsFlypaperFreedom Writers, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Brett Dennen
Singer-Songwriter 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

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

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
Actress/Musician 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
Singer-Songwriter 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

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

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.

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.