Tall Timber Tales
Tall Timber Group Mug Shots
by Demian
April 27, 2015
Here are some of the individual groups from Tall Timber Summer Camp, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., shot by a commercial photographer. “Uncle” Mel Coburn, assisted by his wife, Sylvia, ran the camp from 1961-73.

Each group had their own nickname, which lasted the whole summer. Besides a name, the group would make a song for themselves, usually a parody of some well-known tune.

One season, I was counselor for the oldest boys group. “Oldest” meant that they chaffed at the silly stuff more enjoyed by the “children.” So, they resisted making a song, however, they came up with a fun chant, which went sorta like this:

      We are the Polar Bears, we are cool.
      We always obey the Golden Rule.
      We listen, we learn, we love to play,
      We love to play knock-hocky every day.
1961 - The Nickname of the Group?

Camp Group 1961
Counselors Marsha Schrek, Paul? (___?)
Ellen Bornstein, (___ ___?), (___ ___?), Sharon Senz, Michael Schinasi, Ellen Lefkowitz
Michael Kahn, Ronnie Schecter, Jeff Horowitz, (___ ___?), Sandy Roza.
Photo courtesy Mike Schinasi

1961 - The Nickname of the Group?

Camp Group 1961
Counselors Allen Coburn, (___ ___?)
(___ ___?), Phil Glotzer, Gary Rucker, Paul Thayler, (Henry Agatstein?), Jon Broz
Ira Rucker, (___ ___?), Larry Becker, Kenny Glotzer, Marshall Adelson
Photo courtesy Ira Rucker
1962 - The Nickname of the Group?

Camp Group 1962
Counselor Paul (___?)
(___ ___?), David (Agatstein?)
Ellen Lefkowitz, Michael Schinasi, Sharon Senz, (___ ___?), Sandy Roza, Ellen Bornstein, Michael Kahn, Bill Berkrot
Photo courtesy Mike Schinasi
1971 - The Nickname of the Group?

Camp Group 1971
Counselors Jill (___?), Mindy (___?), Marge Gevirtz
Lauren (___?), Carol? (___?), Tina (___?), Patty (___?), (___ ___?), Gail (___?)
Debbie Levy, Hilary(___?), (___ ___?)
Photo courtesy Debbie Levy
If you have a mug shot photo for other groups, please either send it for me to scan and return to you - or - provide a scan that is captured at 300 dpi (highest resolution).

— Tall Timber Tales —
            Tall Timber Tales - An introduction by Demian
            My Dad - by Demian
            An Exhausting Winter’s Tale - by Demian
            Summer Camp Emergency - by Demian
            Tall Timber Drama - by Demian
            Thanks for the Plaque - by Jay Leites
            Indifference to Poison Ivy - by Bob Solomon
            A Boy Called Jacob - by Peter Berkrot
            The View from Far Right Field - by Peter Berkrot
            The Time of Our Lives - by Debbie Levy
            The Choice - by Jeff Gilbert
            Tall Timber Alumni - Notes from the campers
      Photo Galleries
            Summer Camp Kids - Photos by Demian
            Jack’s Kids - Photos by Jack Ritterman
            Roza Photos - Photos from Barbara Roza Iannotta
            Rucker Photos - Photos from Brian Rucker
            Arthur’s Photos - Photos from Arthur Marder
            Robin’s Photos - Photos from Robin Melasky Sloma
            All-Camp Mug Shots - Photos of the entire camp
                    1961 All-Camp Mug Shot - Who’s Who - Indentities
            Group Mug Shots - Photos of individual groups
      Reunion - Aug 15, 2009
            Reunion 2009 Photos by Jon Broz
            Reunion 2009 Photos by Jay Leites
            Reunion 2009 Photos by Michael Melasky
            Reunion 2009 Photos by Gary Solomon

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Seattle, WA