I was at CDB from 77-82 which included a year as an assistant counselor in Cabin 11. I was from a NJ suburb but made good friends with other kids from NYC and other areas. I remember 2 kids from Puerto Rico who tried to teach us spanish. I have very fond memories of those summers.
Anyone remember the cabin inspections and getting their bed flipped if their space was messy or getting put in the trough sinks filled with cold water if you didn't get up in the morning? To an outsider, that might seem like a bad memory, but they were team building type experiences.
Other random memories:
- Canteen time
- Scary stories at bedtime
- Box Ball playoffs
- The slimy back lake vs. the front lake
- Picnics with the girls camp while the nuns watched us like hawks
- Riflery Fun Day - getting to shoot models and other things
- Working as a stable boy for the horses & then getting to ride the open trails as a reward
- Learning lanyard with Brother Peter
- Brother "Healthy" from the infirmary
I went to Don Bosco in the mid 80's. I remember inspections with Brother Rich who was a little scary. I had my bed flipped more than once. I remember Brothers Steve, Ferdie, Gene, Bill and a Deacon Al who drove a very nice car. There were things that I did for the first time and last time. There were activities like archery, horseback riding and I remember building model planes. All of which I never did again. I have a polaroid picture from cabin 8 with a Brother Jerry. It was in Newton New Jersey and without a doubt one of the best experiences of my childhood. Another thing I remember doing every morning was going to mass which I enjoyed. I still can remember a few of the songs. I remember a guy named Mike Acham who could hit a softball a mile. I remember being there when Dave Righetti pitched his no-hitter on the 4th. of July and my father coming up to tell me. I remember the pool was unbelievable as well . I remember being woken up to an announcement, "Good morning campers, it's time for another great day at Camp Don Bosco." Good times.