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Top Hill Day Camp/Kauneonga/White Lake Reunion

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Vicky

AOL

#1 Aug 28, 2006
Anyone interested in a Top Hill Day Camp/ Kauneonga Lake Reunion? Please contact me, Vicky (nee- Fuchs) at [email protected]
Jodi

Port Washington, NY

#2 Feb 1, 2008
Vicky,

just found this site. I went to Top Hill Bungalow colony and day camp starting in 1971 along with my brothers Jeff and Jared.

Jodi Reiner (Fischgrund)
Vickky

Hicksville, NY

#3 Apr 9, 2008
Wow, I remember you. Did you have curly hair? Do you know the Berkowitz's?

vicky
Jodi wrote:
Vicky,
just found this site. I went to Top Hill Bungalow colony and day camp starting in 1971 along with my brothers Jeff and Jared.
Jodi Reiner (Fischgrund)
jodi reiner

Port Washington, NY

#4 Apr 19, 2008
Vickky wrote:
Wow, I remember you. Did you have curly hair? Do you know the Berkowitz's?
vicky
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yes I did. my brother, Jeff, just spoke to jackie berkowitz
Leslie Karas

Shokan, NY

#5 May 4, 2008
I remember all of you..My Dad owned the place. I just found this site upon getting tickets for some of the Bethel Woods concerts this summer. Was there ever any reunion?
Erika Faden Smyth

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 29, 2008
Of course I remember you, Leslie - and Jodi, I can't place the faces of you and your brothers but I definitely remember the names. My parents, Beryl and Stan Faden, were counselors. It's funny - yesterday,I was feeling nostalgic about the place and wondering if it was still there.
jodi reiner

Port Washington, NY

#7 Jun 15, 2008
Erika Faden Smyth wrote:
Of course I remember you, Leslie - and Jodi, I can't place the faces of you and your brothers but I definitely remember the names. My parents, Beryl and Stan Faden, were counselors. It's funny - yesterday,I was feeling nostalgic about the place and wondering if it was still there.
I remember both your parents, I think you were a bit younger than me. I think your mom was the dance teacher at Top Hill Day Camp (great memories of her)
jodi reiner

Port Washington, NY

#8 Jun 15, 2008
Erika Faden Smyth wrote:
Of course I remember you, Leslie - and Jodi, I can't place the faces of you and your brothers but I definitely remember the names. My parents, Beryl and Stan Faden, were counselors. It's funny - yesterday,I was feeling nostalgic about the place and wondering if it was still there.
My brother has just corrected me. Terri was the dance teacher who was married to Marshall.
Erika Faden Smyth

United States

#9 Jun 16, 2008
jodi reiner wrote:
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My brother has just corrected me. Terri was the dance teacher who was married to Marshall.
That's right - I think I attended beginning in '75 or so. Terri was the dance teacher (remember 'Killing Me Softly' and 'Rockin Robin'?) My parents were both counselors and my mother did a lot of artwork/set design for the shows and Color War.
Jeff Fischgrund

Wayne, MI

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Vicky-did you have a brother Michael?

Leslie-how is your brother David, from what I remember he was a year older than me.

I have stayed in touch with Jack berkowitz. My parents remain close friends with Edie and Manny Goodman and harvey and Sally Galan
Arthur Kogut

Flanders, NJ

#11 Jun 22, 2008
Hi, I accidentally came upon this forum ... I currently stay in the colony that was once the site of Top Hill Day Camp. My parents rented a bungalow there about 25 years ago. I believe the owner of the majority share was Joe Wasserman at that time.

The colony was bought by Jewish people from the Carpathian mountain region of Russia a few years later (maybe 22 years ago or so). My family purchased the bungalow we lived in, and we have been there ever since.

The day camp resumed after it was bought out and continued until about 8 years ago (there were too few kids to continue). This year the camp will try to come together now that there are enough kids.

Now with Bethel Woods opening up, the entire area has been revitalized. What was once Vassmer's now has a brick oven pizza, a bar with live music, a bakery, and some specialty shops.
jodi Fischgrund Reiner

Port Washington, NY

#12 Jun 22, 2008
My family stayed in bungalow #19 from 1971-1982. It was originally owned by the Karas' family, whose son owned the Day Camp, and then sold to the Wasserman's. I was last up there about 16 years ago and was amazed by the transformation (our bungalow now had a second floor). Read about Vassmer's closing a few years ago, glad to hear that there has been a revitalization going on. Would love to get up there some time soon.
Leslie Karas

Shokan, NY

#13 Jul 14, 2008
My brother is doing great living out in California, he is a lawyer and I also have a younger brother who is in Westchester and he is an Orthopedic Surgeon.

Who wouldn't remember Killing me softly and Rockin Robin. How about Born to be Wild! Terri definately had us moving, she was great. Erika I remember your parents very well. My dad was in touch with them not to long ago and some various other people who have migrated to Florida like Bud and Marcia if any body remembers them. They also go way back. I go up to Bethel Woods twice a summer for concerts, it's beautiful. The colony looks very different to me now. The town actually has some great restaurants. Worht a trip back for a concert.
Sean Bracco

New York, NY

#14 Aug 11, 2008
My family was only up there from '81 thru '84 when they sold the place to the russian crowd. We were in bungalow 2a and I had incredible times with Joe Wasserman's Grandkids Jason, Cheryl and I think Stacy. Remeber joanie and gary strauss. The Miglios, Evin and Arick. Jill was going with Joe Miglio I would love to hear from someone. Whatever happened to Joe Wassermans daughter Fran. Do they still live in Yonkers. Its been over 20 years and I would love to hear from someone.
jodi fischgrund reiner

Port Washington, NY

#15 Aug 19, 2008
Sean Bracco wrote:
My family was only up there from '81 thru '84 when they sold the place to the russian crowd. We were in bungalow 2a and I had incredible times with Joe Wasserman's Grandkids Jason, Cheryl and I think Stacy. Remeber joanie and gary strauss. The Miglios, Evin and Arick. Jill was going with Joe Miglio I would love to hear from someone. Whatever happened to Joe Wassermans daughter Fran. Do they still live in Yonkers. Its been over 20 years and I would love to hear from someone.
We were there from 71 -82. We lived in bungalow 19 next door to Fran and here family. My brother was very good friends with Arick (will find out if he has heard anything about him).
sharon feuer

United States

#16 Aug 20, 2008
wow - i just came across this site after a friend sent me a picture of the lake. i remember Jodi and Leslie and Erika. I used to go to the day camp (commuting from Monticello). we still have the family house up in Monticello - i was just there this past weekend. i took a ride over to the camp a year or two ago and it was so much smaller than i ever remembered!
Erika Faden Smyth

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 21, 2008
Hi Sharon, I remember you too!
Susan Spivak Bernstein

Yonkers, NY

#18 Aug 25, 2008
jodi reiner wrote:
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My brother has just corrected me. Terri was the dance teacher who was married to Marshall.
Hello! Jodi--I live in Westport too. My Dad came across this blog. We still have our house at White Lake Homes. There are still some of the same people. My sisters and I visit on weekends during the summer.
Hindi lives in Wayne, NJ and Cheryl just moved back from Florida to Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

It is great to hear all these names from the past.
jodi reiner

Port Washington, NY

#19 Aug 25, 2008
Susan Spivak Bernstein wrote:
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Hello! Jodi--I live in Westport too. My Dad came across this blog. We still have our house at White Lake Homes. There are still some of the same people. My sisters and I visit on weekends during the summer.
Hindi lives in Wayne, NJ and Cheryl just moved back from Florida to Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
It is great to hear all these names from the past.
Would love to catch up with you. My e-mail address is [email protected]

Since: Aug 08

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Aug 25, 2008
Hi Susan,
I think we were in the same group - with Laurie and Janice? I live close to Cheryl, in River Vale, NJ

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