Alumni Newsletter

  • December 2013

    For this special issue of the Winnebago Alumni Newsletter, we asked five alumni to write about one of their most lasting camp memories. Each of these pieces captures a specific moment in time.

  • December 2013

    As a ten-year-old from Manhattan with no previous camping experience, I didn’t know what to expect from my first overnight camping trip, except one thing: a bear attack.

  • December 2013

    The best speeches stick with us. In fact, I’d argue, the best speeches are the best because they stick with us. Only in retrospect do we get to know that we were hearing something special—something that would turn out to be important later on.

  • December 2013

    About once a year, I’ll find myself in a conversation where the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific is mentioned, at which point it’s unofficial protocol to say whether or not you’ve seen the show. I always say yes, but I do so with an asterisk flashing in my head.

  • December 2013

    It became apparent very early in my Winnebago career that I was not destined for Patrol Game glory.

  • December 2013

    I was sitting in the lodge, waiting for Uncle Phil to call my name as he revealed that summer’s bunk assignments.