Marvin Hamlisch at Camp Winnebago in 1987


The late Marvin Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor who was a member of the EGOT club for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, visited Camp Winnebago in August 1987 for a rare and intimate performance. While an audience was enjoying the 5,000th performance of his hit show A Chorus Line, Hamlisch put on a camp T-shirt and made the camp’s upright piano sing.

Hamlisch was a camp counselor at Camp Geneva in Pennsylvania and paid Camp Winnebago a visit for the day to check up on a family friend from Florida.

via Marvin Hamlisch website

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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