Famous Alumni


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Charles Pachter

Pachter is a Canadian contemporary artist. He is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He studied French literature at the Sorbonne, art history at the University of Toronto, and painting and graphics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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Connor Paolo

Paolo is an American actor, best known of his roles as Eric van der Woodsen in The CW teen drama series Gossip Girl and Declan Porter in the ABC drama series Revenge. He appeared in two Oliver Stone films, Alexander in 2004 and World Trade Center in 2006.

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Adam Pascal

Pascal is an American actor and singer known for his performance as Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson’s musical Rent on Broadway 1996, the 2005 movie version of the musical, and the Broadway Tour of Rent in 2009.

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Zak Penn
Film Director/Screenwriter Camp Scatico, New York

Penn is an American screenwriter and director. Penn wrote and directed Incident at Loch NessThe Grand, and co-wrote the script for X-Men: The Last Stand. With Michael Karnow, Penn is the co-creator of the TV series Alphas on the Syfy network.

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Ron Perelman
Businessman/Philanthropist Camp Greylock, Massachusetts

Perelman is an American businessman. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., he has invested in various companies in grocery, cigar, licorice, makeup, car, photography, television, camping, security, lottery, jewelry, banks, and the American comic book industry. Perelman annually is one of the world’s largest philanthropic donors. As of 2012, Perelman is the 26th richest American, and 69th richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $14 billion.

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Katy Perry

Perry, who was Katy Hudson before she took on the stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

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Bob Peterson
Film Director/Screenwriter/Voice Actor

Peterson is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor who works at Pixar Animation Studios. He made his directorial debut on Up, in which he also voiced the character Dug. He was hired by Roger Gould in 1994 and started as an animator for commercials. He then became an animator on Toy Story. He spent several summers working as a camp counselor in Ohio.

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Bob Pettit
NBA Hall of Famer YMCA Camp Dudley, New York

Pettit is a retired American professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). He was the first recipient of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award. He also won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award four times, a feat matched only by Kobe Bryant. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Bijou Phillips

Phillips is an American actress, model, and singer. When she was 13, she started as a model and became one of the youngest people to appear on the cover of Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue. Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. She made her musical debut with her album I’d Rather Eat Glass in 1999 and has appeared in Black and White (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Bully (2001), Octane (2003), The Door in the Floor (2004), Venom (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007), and Choke (2008). Since 2010 she has played the recurring role of Lucy Carlyle on the television series Raising Hope.

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Chris Pine

Pine is an American actor in films and television. Best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), he has also starred in over 15 other films, including: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Smokin’ Aces (2007), Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), and as Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).

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Jeremy Piven

Piven is an American film producer and actor best known for his role as Ari Gold in the television series Entouragefor which he has won one Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

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Sylvia Plath

Plath attended three different summer camps in the 1940s: Camp Weetamoe in Center Ossipee, N.H., Camp Helen Storrow in Plymouth, MA, and the Vineyard Sailing Camp at Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, according to a paper written by Peter K. Steinberg, who maintains the website SylviaPlath.info.

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Ben Platt
Actor Camp Ramah

is an American film and stage actor best known for his work on Broadway as Evan in Dear Evan Hansen (a role which he originated) and Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon and on screen for his role as Benji Applebaum in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

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Natalie Portman

Portman is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidalain the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005).

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Parker Posey

Posey is an American actress and musician who became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in independent films that gained her the nickname “Queen of the Indies” and later played improvisational roles in Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries.

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Chaim Potok
Author Camp Ramah

Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.

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Dennis Prager

Prager is an American nationally syndicated radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author and public speaker.