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 OMG! I googled this just out of the blue and found a photo submitted by Diane Tivin! I was in your bunk, early 60s. Amazingly, I have our camp photo from then. Our counselors were Naomi and Beverly. Jeanne Greenwald (??) was our CIT. There was a ''Tinker'' Marine in our bunk. Don't remember anyone else. I'll check back to see if you answered. That would be so great. Says Fern Antipol

I attended Camp Farrington 1952 - 1954. I must say that the experience was life
    changing: learned how to fish, first girlfriend, witnessed the birth of rock and roll (''Rock Around the Clock''); learned to dance (Lindy Hop), and improvising skits with my bunkmates in bunk 9 who included Gene Herson,  Bobby Silverman,
Josh Rifkin (musical genius/recently knighted), David Hersher. My last year there the ''nature counselor'' was Paul Krassner, who at the time also worked at Mad Magazine which gave the greatest possible cachet. I vaguely recall a man named Mischa who was either an owner or a friend of one who would show up from time to time and play spectacular tennis. I could go on... Says Dan Goldstein

I went to Camp Farrington from 1950 to 1958, 8 of the most wonderful
 
    years of my young life. Started upstairs in bunk 5 with Lois Morgan, Miriam Herscher and a little gal named Judy. Have been in bunks 6, 2, 3, 10 and 4 as well. I rewrote the words to the song ''The Place I Live In'' and changed it
 to ''The Camp I Live In'' while I was there. I remember the monkey bridge, arts and crafts shack, social hall, going riding at Sam's Ranch and stopping for ice pops at the general store if we were good, sneaking out at night, raiding the kitchen, and so much more. Says Nancy Schoenfeld

One of my favorite things about Farrington was listening to Mischa Borodkin practicing violin out on the tennis courts with no one around. Says Laura Hussong

I was
at Camp Farrington from sometime in the early 60's until the very early 70's... I feel those summers were some of the best in my life and gave me the inner ego strength to become the person I am now...

Lorna I think we were friends... Marcia Regenbogen and Merri Milwe were also there-

I remember sneaking out of the bunk to steal the counselors ''snack''-only much later did I learn that the Borodkin's and Greenwald's left snack for the bunks whose counselors had pre-scheduled the ''raid'' (counselors regularly got pb&j for their snack)- Now how cool is that to safely allow kids to feel like they were on a raid' in alliance with their counselors and unbeknownst to them, with the support of the owners!

Mike Distler was a younger friend of mine from Teaneck, NJ who came to camp his first year with my support!

Tomorrow I am visiting my daughter at Camp Nyoda, the closest type of camp to Farrington that I could find! This spurred me to search for Camp Farrington and am glad I found this site and would love to be in contact with anyone interested in hashing over Farrington memories! Says Amy Strickler

I was there from 65-68. I remember beating Lakeview in softball 3 times while I was there. Mike Distler and I were the stars of the team Says John Denker

Camp Farrington was the best. I was there in the 60's but don't remember exact years. I went one or two summers as a camper and then one summer when I was a little older as a waiter. My father Herbert Lederer was brother to Terry Greenwald. Terry and Howard Greenwald were two of the owners of the camp. One of my favorite memories was sneaking out of the bunk house after hours and pretending to be councillors as we made our way over to the girls bunk house. I so remeber the ''lily pond'' and monkey bridge and how much fun they were. Says Ted Lederer

Yes - Truly the best. I was there for 5 or 6 summers from approx 1964 to 1969. I remember watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon among many highlights... Says Mike

Back in the 60's there was a sleep away camp called Camp Farrington. It was a fantastic place and one I remember as the most important in my life!Does anyone know or remember? I would love to get in touch with them. Says Lorna O'Farrell



Hello everyone. I am so happy that I found this site. I would like share a photo with you from the mid 60s when I was there. I went to Camp Farrington from 1963 to 1967. Hopefully some of you remember me from your times at camp and if so I would love to hear from you. I was in bunk 3 and bunk 10 over the years. I recently went back to find that most of the buildings are still there and being used. It is now being used as a phone repair business. It brought back many great and happy memories. I too remember the monkey bridge, ball field, snapping turtles, horse back riding at Sam's ranch and just having fun with the other girls. My e mail address is dianem172@verizon.net, if anyone would like to contact me. - Diane Malena (neeTivin)
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