Famous Alumni


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David Wain
Film Director/Writer/Comedian Camp Modin, Maine

Wain is an American comedian, writer, actor and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer, the sketch comedy series The State and for producing, directing and writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Wain was a founding member of comedy group Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.

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Mike Wallace
Journalist/Media Personality Camps Kenwood & Evergreen, N.H.

Wallace was an American journalist, game show host, actor and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS’ 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.

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Eli Wallach

Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor whose career has spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. For his performance as Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globenomination. Among his most famous roles are Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006).

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Denzel Washington

Washington is an American actor, film director, and film producer. He has received much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone. Washington worked as a camp counselor at Camp Sloane.

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John Waters

Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.

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Henry Waxman
Politician Camp Ramah

Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Actor, Comedian

Wayans is an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Wayans is the director/creator of Scary Movie, the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American. He briefly hosted his own show called The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.

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Garrett Weber-Gale

Garrett-Weber is an American Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Ben Weinman
Guitarist in Dillinger Escape Plan French Woods, New York

Weinman is an American musician, most notable for being the lead guitarist for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Pete Wentz
Lead Singer in Fall Out Boy Camp Chippewa, Minnesota

Wentz is an American musician best known for being the bassist and primary lyricist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Since the announcement of Fall Out Boy’s temporary hiatus in 2009, Wentz has formed the experimentalelectropop/dubstep group Black Cards.

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Merritt Wever

Wever is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her role as Zoey Barkow in Nurse Jackie.

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Gene Wilder

Wilder is a retired American stage and screen comic actor, director, screenwriter, author and activist best known for playing Willy Wonka and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy(1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991).

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Henry Winkler

Winkler is is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. Winkler was a camp counselor and water ski instructor at Blue Montain Camps in Pennsylvania while he was in college.

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Alex Winters
Actor/Film Director Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Winter is an English-born American actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for his role as Bill S. Preston Esq. in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. He is also well known for his role as Marko in the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, and for co-writing, co-directing and starring in the 1993 film Freaked.

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David Wise
U.S. Olympic Half-Pipe Skier Hume Lake, California

Wise is a freestyle skier who won the gold medal in the SuperPipe in the Winter X Games in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He will compete for the first ever Olympic gold medal in Ski Halfpipe at Sochi, Russia.

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Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway, and in 1998, she starred in Pleasantville. For her role in 1999’s Election, she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

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Tom Wolf

Wolf, a businessman and politician, was elected governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election.

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Lewis Wolff
Real Estate Developer North Star Camp, Wisconsin

Wolff is an American real estate developer. Wolff is also known for owning sports franchises; he is currently the co-owner of theOakland Athletics of Major League Baseball and the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer as well as co-chairman of the board of Sunstone Investors, Inc. since October 2004.

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Evan Wolfson
Attorney/Gay Rights Advocate Camp Boiberik, New York

Wolfson is an American attorney and gay rights advocate. He is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a group favoring same-sex marriage in the United States. Wolfson, who many consider to be the father and leader of the same-sex marriage movement, authored the book Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.

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Meg Wolitzer

Wolitzer is an American writer, best known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, and The Interestings, which is about a group of friends who meet at a summer arts camp.