Famous Alumni


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Peter Sagal

Sagal is an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and host of the National Public Radio game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, and the PBS special Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.

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Carol Bayer Sager
Songwriter/Artist Camp Scatico, New York

Sager is an American lyricist, songwriter, singer, and painter best known for co-writing the hit pop song “A Groovy Kind of Love.”

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J.D. Salinger

Salinger was an American writer known for his novels The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zoey. His novella “Hapworth 16” is a long letter from seven-year-old Seymour Glass while at summer camp.

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Andy Samberg

Samberg is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He is known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where they have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts, the comical short films and music videos starring Samberg and other members of the SNL cast.

He worked as campfire coordinator at Skylake.

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Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook COO URJ Coleman, Georgia

Sandberg is an American businesswoman. As of August 2013, she is the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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Adam Sandler

Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

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Paul Sarbanes

Sarbanes is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party from Maryland who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and as a United States Senator from 1977 to 2007. Sarbanes is the longest-Serving senator inMaryland history.

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Julian Schnabel
Artist and Filmmaker Camp Roosevelt, New York

Schnabel is an American artist and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his “plate paintings”—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates.

Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem’s breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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Eliza Jane Schneider

Eliza is an American actress, singer-songwriter, playwright, dialect coach and dialectologist, and voice artist. She has appeared on television and as a voiceover actor on video games and cartoons. She also performs various musical and stage shows.

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Stephen Schneider

Schneider is an American actor and writer, known for Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship (2013), The Funniest Movie Ever… Just Kidding (2011) and 2012: Supernova (2009).

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Pablo Schreiber

Schreiber is a Canadian-born American actor known for his dramatic stage work and for his portrayals of the Polish-American character Nick Sobotka on HBO‘s Baltimore drug-related crime drama The Wire and as crooked corrections officer George “Pornstache” Mendez on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Paul attended sleepaway camp when he was 12 with his 14-year-old sister.

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Stephen Schwartz

Schwartz is an American musical theatre lyricist and composer. In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell (1971), Pippin (1972) and Wicked (2003).

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Pete Seeger

Seeger is an American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950.

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Erich Segal
Author/Screenwriter/Educator Camp Onibar, Pennsylvania

Segal was an American author, screenwriter, and educator. He was best known for writing the novel Love Story (1970), a best-seller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit.

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Jason Segel

Segel is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter best known for his roles as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and for his work with producer Judd Apatow in Freaks and Geeks and several movies.

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Max Seibald

Seibald is a professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

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Jeffrey Seller
Theater Producer Camp Tamarack, Michigan

Seller is an American theatrical producer. He is the winner of three Tony Awards for Best Musical: Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Avenue Q (2004); and In the Heights (2008). Jeffrey has also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème (2002) and High Fidelity (2006), title of show (2008), and West Side Story (2009). He was also an executive producer of Rent (2005).

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Léa Seydoux

Seydoux is a French actress and model. Along with award-winning performances in French cinema and television, she has appeared in major films including Inglorious BasterdsRobin HoodMidnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In 2013 she shared the Palme d’Orprize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Blue is the Warmest Color. She went to summer camp in Maryland for six years.

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Caleb Shapiro
One half of the musical duo Timeflies Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.
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Robert Sharenow
Producer/Writer/TV Executive Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.

Sharenow is an award-winning writer, television producer and TV executive.

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William Shatner

Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969.

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Art Shay
Photographer Camp Winston, New York

Shay is an American photographer and writer who joined the staff of Life magazine as a writer, and quickly became a Chicago-based freelance photographer for Life, Time, Sports Illustrated and other national publications. He photographed seven U.S. Presidents and many major figures of the 20th century. Shay also wrote weekly columns for various newspapers, several plays, children’s books, sports instruction books and several photo essay books. He met his wife at Camp Winston and also attended Camp Peter Pan in New York.

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Allan Sherman
Comedy Writer/TV Producer Camp Ojibwa, Wisconsin

Sherman was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, My Son, the Folk Singer (1962), became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”, a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

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David Shore
Producer/Writer Camp White Pine, Ontario

Shore is a Canadian writer, and former lawyer, best known for his work writing and producing in television. Shore became known for his work on Family LawNYPD Blue and Due South, also producing many episodes of the latter. He went on to create the critically acclaimed series, House.

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Howard Shore

Shore is a Canadian composer, notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

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Martin Short
Comedian/Actor Camp Wanakita, Ontario

Short is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live and in movies like Three Amigos, Father of the Bride and Mars Attacks!

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Sarah Silverman

Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.

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Gail Simmons
Culinary Expert/Food Writer/Television Host Camp Walden, Ontario

Simmons is a Canadian trained culinary expert, food writer and television personality, and is the Special Projects Director with Food & Wine magazine. In addition to her role with Food & Wine, she is a regular judge on the television show Top Chef and hosts its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts.

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Gene Simmons

Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a heavy metal band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

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Carly Simon

Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “You Belong To Me”, “Coming Around Again”, and the legendary “You’re So Vain”.

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Neil Simon
Playwright/Screenwriter Surprise Lake Camp, New York

Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written over thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, most adapted from his plays. He has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.

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Paul Simon

Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. He worked at Camp Starlight as a counselor in 1959.

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Eric Simonoff

Simonoff is a well-known literary agent.

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Amy Sky
Singer-Songwriter Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Sky is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host.

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Jenny Slate
Actress/Comedian Camp Tapawingo, Maine

Slate  is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and author best known as the creator of the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films, which was also spun-off into a children’s book. She is also known for her season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009–2010, as well as for her recurring roles on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers, and Kroll Show. She most recently starred in the 2014 Sundance film Obvious Child, and currently co-stars in the FX comedy series Married. She spent eight summers at summer camp.

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Robert Smigel
Actor/Humorist/Comedian Camp Modin, Maine

Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.

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Stephen Sondheim
Composer/Lyricist Camp Androscoggin, Maine

Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award.

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Jon Spencer

Spencer is an American vocalist, composer and guitarist. He has been involved in multiple musical acts, such as Pussy GaloreBoss Hog and The Blues Explosion.

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Gregory Sporleder

Sporleder is an American actor notable for playing military men in films such as The RockBlack Hawk Down and Renaissance Man, as well as Calvin Norris in the HBO series True Blood.

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Brandon Steiner
CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Steiner is a professional sports marketer, speaker, and author of two books. He is the founder and CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing

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Dr. Paul Steinhauer
Child Psychiatrist Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Steinhauer was a leading child psychiatrist in Canada.

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Sufjan Stevens

Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan. Stevens first began releasing his music on Asthmatic Kitty, a label co-founded with his stepfather, beginning with the 1999 release, A Sun Came. He is best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the song “Chicago.” He attended a Methodist summer camp in Michigan.

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Julia Stiles

Stiles is an American actress. She first gained prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Down to You (2000) and Save the Last Dance (2001). Her career progressed to starring in films such as The Business of Strangers (2001),Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and The Omen (2006). She also played the supporting character Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series (2002-2007).

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Jerry Stiller

Stiller is an American comedian and actor who spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller (with whom he co-starred in the movies ZoolanderHeavyweightsHot Pursuit and The Heartbreak Kid) and actress Amy Stiller. Jerry is best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld, and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.

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Galadriel Stineman

Stineman played a camp counselor on an episode of Shameless and was Axl Heck’s girlfriend Cassidy on ABC’s The Middle.

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Eli Sussman
Chef/Food Writer Camp Tavor, Michigan

Max and Eli Sussman are superstars in the New York City food scene and authors of the recently released cookbook This Is A Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life, but long before they were grabbing headlines in the Big Apple the brothers were tearing up the Jewish summer camp kitchen of their youth at Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan.

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Max Sussman
Chef/Food Writer Camp Tavor, Michigan

Max and Eli Sussman are superstars in the New York City food scene and authors of the recently released cookbook This Is A Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life, but long before they were grabbing headlines in the Big Apple the brothers were tearing up the Jewish summer camp kitchen of their youth at Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan.