Famous Alumni


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Joshua Radin
Singer-Songwriter North Star Camp, Wisconsin

Radin is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor.

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Gilda Radner
Actress/Comedian Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best known as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

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Josh Radnor
Actor, producer, director and screenwriter

Radnor is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Radnor worked as a camp counselor at a day camp when he was in high school.

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Sam Raimi
Film Director/Producer Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Raimi is an American film director, producer, writer and actor, famous for directing the cult horror comedy Evil Dead series, the superhero film Darkman, and the Spider-Man trilogy; his most recent work is 2013’s fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi is also the producer of several successful television series.

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Aly Raisman

Raisman is an American artistic gymnast. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was captain of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam. She was also on the US teams that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships. In 2013, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars.

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Bonnie Raitt

Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. She attended camp from 1961 to 1969 and recorded her first album at an abandoned summer camp on Enchanted Island in Minnesota.

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Jim Rash

Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.

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Herman Raucher

Raucher is an American author who has written several screenplays, among them the popular Summer of ’42 and The Great Santini and several novels and plays. He was married to Broadway dancer Mary Kathryn Raucher from 1960 until her death in 2002; they had two daughters.

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Christopher Reeve

Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the DC comic book superhero, Superman.

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Adam Richman
Actor/TV Personality Brookwood Camps, New York

Richman is an American actor and television personality. He has hosted various dining and eating-challenge programs on the Travel Channel, most notably Man vs Food. He went to Brookwood Camps in Glen Spey, New York in 1984.

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Bob Riley
Former Alabama Governor Camp Mac, Alabama

Riley is an American politician in the Republican Party. He was the 52nd Governor ofAlabama, first elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2006.

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Emma Roberts

Roberts is is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts, who also went to Camp Birchwood. Roberts went to the Minnesota camp for six summers.

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Jimmy Roberts
Sportscaster Camp Scatico, New York

Roberts is a sportscaster for NBC. Roberts joined NBC in May 2000 after serving as a sports reporter for almost 12 years at ESPN, where he won 11 Sports Emmy Awards.

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Shauna Robertson
Film Producer Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Robertson is a Canadian film producer. She has worked frequently with Judd Apatow, and has produced a number of films for Apatow Productions, including The 40-Year-Old VirginKnocked UpSuperbadForgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express.

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Willie Robertson
TV Personality/Business Owner Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, Louisiana

Robertson is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, and his ownership of the company Duck Commander. He met his wife at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca as a camper and went on to become a camp director before starting Duck Commander.

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Jay Rockefeller
U.S. Senator

Rockefeller is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. He attended camp for four years and was a camp counselor for another four years.

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Richard Rodgers

Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal.

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Judith Rodin
Philanthropist, former president of UPenn Camp Galil, Pennsylvania

Rodin is a philanthropist with a long history in higher education. She is currently the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a position she has held since 2005.[1] From 1994 to 2004, Rodin served as the 7th permanent president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first permanent female president of an Ivy League university.

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Seth Rogen
Actor/Comedian/Writer Camp Miriam, British Columbia

Rogen is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and voice actor.

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Maggie Rogers
Singer/Songwriter Wohelo Camps, Maine

Rogers is a New York City-based singer/songwriter known for her hit song “Alaska.”

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Henry Rollins
Musician, actor, writer, spoken word artist Camp Wekeela, Maine

Rollins, born Henry Garfield, is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, motivational speaker, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. He also attended summer camp in North Carolina.

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Chris Rose

Rose is an American sportscaster for the MLB Network and NFL Network.

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Modi Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld, known professionally as Modi, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and cantor.

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David S. Rosenthal
Television Producer URJ Camp Harlam, Pennsylvania

Rosenthal is an American television producer, and was the last executive producer of Gilmore Girls, in that show’s seventh season. Rosenthal is also a former producer for Hope & Faith and Ellenwhich he also co-created.

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Emmy Rossum

Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter who currently stars as Fiona Gallagher, the main protagonist on the Showtime dramedy Shameless.

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Joe Roth
Film Producer/Sports Executive Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.

Roth is an American film executive, producer and film director. He co-founded Morgan Creek Productions in 1987 and was chairman of 20th Century Fox (1989–93), Caravan Pictures (1993–94), and Walt Disney Studios (1994–2000) before founding Revolution Studios in 2000. Roth is also the majority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer club.

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Amy Ryan

Ryan is an American actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Gone Baby Gone (2007) and is also known for her roles in HBO’s The Wire, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell; HBO’s In Treatment, playing psychiatrist Adele Brousse; and NBC’s The Office, playing human resources representative Holly Flax.