We asked our alumni families to celebrate Hanukkah with us this year. Below are videos from families that are two, three, and in some cases four generations of Camp Airy and/or Camp Louise alums. Happy Hanukkah from our families to yours.
The Brownstein Family
On the first night of Hanukkah, we have the Brownstein family. Melissa (mom) is an '88 CIT, having attended camp since she was 9 years old. You might remember her from the infirmary this past summer. Andy (dad) attended Camp Airy in the late 70s, early 80s. Andy's grandfather, Oscar Schwartz was believed to be in the first group of campers to attend Camp Airy. This makes Alexandra and Livy (daughters) 4th generation campers! Alexandra was in bunk 20 this past summer, and Livy was in bunk 17.
The Sachs-Kohen Family
On the second night of Hanukkah, we have the Sachs-Kohen family. Missy (mom) is an '84 CIT and the current Trainee Division Head at Camp Louise. Elissa (ima) is an '87 CIT and the Camp Louise Rabbi. This past summer, Manny was an Airy camper in bunk 27 (1st short session) and bunk 26 (2nd long session) this summer, while Noa was in bunk 16 at Louise.
The Framm Family
On the third night, we have the Framm family. David (dad) is a '77 CIT and has been a doctor at Airy since 1992, attending camp in some capacity for 39 years! Ellen (mom) is an '83 CIT and has been a volunteer/yoga master at Airy since 2005. This past summer, Alec was in bunk 12 (2nd short session) and bunk 9 (2nd long session), Jake was in bunk 22 and Nicole was a CA.
The Berlin Family
On the fourth night, we have the Berlin family. Alicia (mom) is an '87 CIT and the Camp Louise Director, attending camp in some capacity since 1980. Neil (dad) was an Airy camper, counselor, unit leader, and currently, he is the Camp Louise IT and Scheduling Coordinator. This past summer, Hannah, Marissa and Ellie were Camp Louise's youngest campers.
The Rubin and Zelof Family
On the fifth night, we have the Rubin and Zelof family. Sherry (mom) is an '88 CIT and was at camp between 1980 and 1993. Samer (dad) was a counselor at Airy. This past summer, Jeremy was in bunk 27 and Jordan was in bunk 29.
The Lederman Family
On the sixth night, we have the Lederman family. Ayme 'AY' Smith Lederman (mom) was at camp between 1984 and 1997. Andrew (dad) went to Airy from 1987 to 1998. Sue Smith (grandmother) was a '68 CIT and has worked in the infirmary at Louise since 1991. Sarah was in bunk 18 last summer, and Haley will be starting camp this summer in Rookie camp!
The Tublin Family
On the seventh night, we have the Tublin family.
Ira Tublin was a camper from the late 1930s to the 1940s and was an Airy doctor between 1959-2009. Marilyn Tublin was a camper in the 1940s. Jamie Fanaroff, lighting the candles, is a cousin to the Tublin family. She started camp in 2004 and will be a CIT this summer.
Daughter-in-law Sari Friedlander Tublin was a camper in the 1970s. Grandson Jesse Tublin went to Camp Airy between 2008-2012. Son Robert Tublin was a camper between 1965-1973 and a counselor from 1974 to 1976. Granddaughter Lila Tublin was a camper in 2001. Granddaughters Zoe Tublin and Emmy Tublin started at camp in 2010 and still attend! Last summer, Zoe was in bunk 23 and Emmy was in bunk 16. Daughter-in-law Dian Tublin volunteers at Airy. Son Eric Tublin was a camper from 1971 to 1979, and a counselor & staff member 1980-1988.
Not pictured: Son Gary Tublin is a '77 CIT, attending camp since 1969, and working on outdoors staff from 1978-88, returning in 2010 as the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator which he still does today. Daughter Marji Lynn who was a camper in 1964 to 1972, and a counselor 1973-1975.
The Frankle Family
On the last night of Hanukkah, we have the Frankle family. Most of you know Rick Frankle as the Camp Airy director, but he's been at camp since 1968 as either a camper, counselor, unit leader, department head, or an assistant director. His wife Pam was a Louise camper from 1970-1975 and a nurse or volunteer at Airy since 1985. Hilary is an '07 CIT and a unit leader for Camp Airy's Unit A last summer. Seth is an '04 CIT, and a previous counselor, unit leader, division head, and most recently, a part of the dining services staff. Reva Frankle was a camper at Louise and a nurse at Camp Airy for many years. Hannah may be a future Camp Louise camper one day.