Famous Alumni


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Fred MacMurray

MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s.

MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy Wilder, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck. Later in his career, he became better known worldwide as Steve Douglas, the widowed patriarch on My Three Sons, which ran on ABC from 1960–1965 and then on CBSfrom 1965–1972.

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Andy MacPhail
Major League Baseball Executive Camp Happy Hollow, Maryland

MacPhail is a Major League Baseball executive and former General Manager who is set to become the Philadelphia Phillies Team President at the end of the 2015 season. He was the general manager of the Minnesota Twins during their World Series championships in 1987 and 1991, president/CEO of the Chicago Cubs from 1994-2006 and president of baseball operations of the Baltimore Orioles from 2007-2011.

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John Magaro

Magaro is an American actor known for his roles in the 2016 movie The Big Short and the 2012 film Not Fade Away.

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Joshua Malina

Malina is an American film and stage actor. He is best known for portraying Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night, and David Rosen on Scandal.

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Barry Manilow
Singer-Songwriter Camp Billings, Vermont

Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa).”

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Rooney Mara

Mara is an American actress who made her acting debut in 2005 and has gone on to star in films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of the 1984 horror film, and The Social Network. She rose to prominence starring as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book series. One of her first jobs was as a summer camp counselor.

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Stanley Marcus
Neiman Marcus executive Camp Greylock, Massachusetts

Marcus was an early president (1950–1972) and later chairman of the board (1972–1976) of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas, which his father and aunt had founded in 1907.

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Steve Margoshes

Margoshes is known for his work on Fame (1980), Everyday Heroes (1990) and The Who’s Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993).

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Jack Markell
Governor of Delaware Camp Galil, Pennsylvania

Markell is an American politician who has been the Governor of Delaware since 2009. Markell, a member of theDemocratic Party, served as Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to 2009 and was the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association for 2010. He is Delaware’s first Jewish governor.

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Garry Marshall
Actor/Director/Writer/Producer Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania

Marshall is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Nothing In Common, Dear God, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Runaway Bride, Georgia Rule, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Beaches.

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Penny Marshall
Actress/Film Director

Marshall, known for starring in Laverne & Shirley and for directing and producing films and television shows, went to Camp Odetah in Connecticut, Camp Geneva in Lake Como, Pa., and Camp Edgement in Deposit, New York, and worked as a counselor at Camp Diana-Dalmaqua in the Catskills.

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Steve Martin
Actor/Comedian Camp Osceola, California

Martin is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, screenwriter, film producer and voice over artist.

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Mel Martinez
Lobbyist and former politician YMCA Camp Wewa, Florida

Martinez is an American lobbyist and former politician who served as United States senator from Florida and served as chairman of the Republican Party from November 2006 until October 19, 2007, the first Latino to serve as chairman of a major party.

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Matisyahu, born Matthew Paul Miller, is an American reggae and alternative rock musician.

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Walter Matthau

Matthau was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.

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Matt McGorry

McGorry is best known for playing Corrections Officer John Bennett in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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Erin McKeown
Singer-Songwriter Nature Camp, Virginia

McKeown was interested in science before she was ever interested in writing songs, but a summer camp focusing on biology she attended at age 12 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was where she first learned to play the guitar.

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John McPhee

McPhee is an American writer, widely considered one of the pioneers of creative nonfiction. He is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category General Nonfiction and he won that award on the fourth occasion in 1999 for Annals of the Former World (a collection of five books including two of his previous Pulitzer finalists). In 2008 he received the George Polk Career Award for his “indelible mark on American journalism during his nearly half-century career.”

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Burgess Meredith

Meredith was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called “a virtuosic actor” who was “one of the most accomplished actors of the century.” A life member of The Actors Studio by invitation, Meredith won several Emmys, was the first man to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards

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Sam Mettler

Mettler created the TV series Intervention.

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Lorne Michaels
TV Producer/Writer Camp Timberlane, Ontario

Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.

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Lea Michele

Michele is an American actress, singer-songwriter, dancer and writer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee.

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Ezra Miller

Miller is an American actor, known for his roles as Vincent “Vinnie” Rizzo, Jr. in City Island (2009), Elliot Hellman in Another Happy Day (2011), and the titular character of We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). He starred in the 2012 teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Billy Mills

Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only American ever to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets.

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David Miner

Miner is an American Emmy Award-winning film and television producer and talent manager who is known for his work as an Executive Producer on 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Eugene Mirman

Mirman is a Russian-born American comedian and writer. Mirman also played Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated, and voices Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers.

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Kevin Misher

Misher an American producer and former film executive. Misher’s most recent release was the 2013 remake of the Stephen King-based horror film, Carrie, for Sony Screen Gems and MGM. The film was directed by Kimberly Peirce and starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

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Kenneth Mitchell

Mitchell is a Canadian actor known for portraying Eric Green in the U.S. television drama Jericho and has appeared in single episodes of FlashpointCSI: MiamiDetroit 187Grey’s AnatomyThe Unit, and Law & Order: LA. He spent four summers as a camper and eight as a counselor at Camp Kilcoo

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Art Modell

Modell was an American businessman, entrepreneur and NFL team owner. He owned the Cleveland Browns franchise from 1961 to 1995 and the Baltimore Ravens franchise from 1996 to 2004.

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Ben Moody

Moody is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He is best known as co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence from 1995 to October 2003. He met Evanescence co-founder Amy Lee at summer camp.

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Mandy Moore
Singer/Actress/Fashion Designer Stagedoor Manor, New York

Moore is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. She attended Stagedoor Manor when she was 12.

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Burton Morris

Morris is an American pop artist in the tradition of Andy Warhol.

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Jason Mraz

Mraz is a singer-songwriter who has won two Grammy awards for the songs “Make It Mine” and “Lucky.” He went to Bible camp as a kid.

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Carey Mulligan

Mulligan is an English actress who made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She has had roles in several British television programmes such as Doctor WhoBleak House, and Northanger Abbey. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov’s The Seagull to critical acclaim. She first met her husband, musician Marcus Mumford, at a Christian youth camp.

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Marcus Mumford

Mumford is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number of instruments with the group, including guitar, drums and mandolin. He first met his wife, Carey Mulligan, and bandmate Winston “Country” Marshall at a Christian youth camp.