is a detail from a photo of the gymnasium scoreboard and is courtesy of Bonnie
The "Old" Canteen, circa late 1950's
This looks like something out of "Happy Days". Notice how the boys and girls have been paired off. This was obviously a staged photo...check out Carl Jacknowitz's smirk as he is obliged to "dance". Bruce Green is standing in the middle, sharing a shake in the summer of '57 or '58. Doug Deitel, who provided the names for this photo is seated to the right of Bruce. (Photo courtesy of Eric Mokotoff)
The "New" Canteen, a.k.a. Tredlee Hall
The brand-spanking new canteen in the now-a-go-go era of 1964. Looks like they were still posing the campers for the off-season promotionals. (Photo courtesy of Eric Mokotoff)
...from the same photo shoot.(Photo courtesy of Eric Mokotoff)
Front Lawn, Office, early 60's
The grounds at Diana-Dalmaqua were always immaculately well-kept.
This is a view looking toward Girls'
Campus. (Photo courtesy of Eric
Boys' Waterfront, early 60's
The cogniscenti will be able to tell that this is an old photo by the fact
that the foliage on the pine tree at frame right is much more sparse than
it was in later years. (Photo courtesy
of Eric Mokotoff)
Boys' Waterfront, 1980's
Two decades later, and windsurfers have made their appearance on the lake. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Alter)
"Name That Teen", 1977
I have commissioned a blue-ribbon panel of
experts to fill in the missing name. We've got, so far (L to R): Jon "Chemy"
First, Terri Apton, Todd Roebuck, Michelle Ballick, Allen "Vonce" Perl, Ellen
Garlin, (unknown teen in back), Marla Golly in white turtleneck, Richie Beder
lying down, Larry Hock in plaid flannel shirt. This was the truncated summer
that Boo Boo forgot...
Prom Night '76
Lara Bernstein & Eric Mokotoff make their
début into high society whilst Uncle Jack Mendelsohn chaperones the
precocious pair. By the way, Uncle Jack's role at CDD was very diversified.
He did the morning mail run, got the paper, drove folks to and from Port
Jervis, and said "yes" to whatever Aunt Bertha had to say. Luckily, he was
able to shampoo his own hair. (Photo courtesy
of Eric Mokotoff)
Nature Shack, early 60's
Another oldie-but-goodie from the pre-1962 era. The truth is, in the present
day, these guys qualify for a senior citizen discount at the multiplex. Let's
see, there's Lumpy, Whitey, the Beav... (Marty Liebman has identified himself
as the kid wearing the glasses.) Seriously, if anyone else recognizes someone
here, let us know! (Photo courtesy of
Color War Projects, and other things...
The landscape of Camp Diana-Dalmaqua was, over
the years, the beneficiary of certain capital improvement projects...Color
War projects, that is. At left are two fine examples: the totem pole and
the canoe rack.
In the Sixties, Milton Kurtz, not satisfied with the progress that the United States was making in the "space race", decided to build his own rocketship. The result can be seen in the photo on the right. The craft utilized the Girls' flagpole as both scaffold support and launchpad. Notice the amazing likeness of Milton at the top, along with the inscribed creed of clan Kurtz: G.V.B.H., which stands for, uhhhh....
(Photos courtesy of Steve Harkavy)
Learning the Links, circa 1967
Sy Alter instructing the lads in the art of golf. I had erroneously pegged
this photo as being from 1969. But, Bruce Kern was kind enough to point out
to me that it's actually earlier. The campers waiting on line are (L to R):
Marty Bell, Jay Stein & Marty Liebman. Steve Comen is the general counselor.
Sy was a groupleader here. He subsequently became Boys' HC in 1969 and remained
so through 1972. The following year, he, Ellis Marmor and Fred Rakity purchased
the camp from Milton Kurtz. Sy and Ellis continued as owners through
1990. (Photo courtesy of Eric
Time Capsule, 1973
Bruce Scharf looks like he stepped out of a Rolling Rock commercial...y'know, the one where they depict the early 70's using mock-Super 8mm film footage. The camper at frame right is Phil Sharfstein
Kabuki Theater, 1972
In the grand tradition of the Japanese stage, these characters have nothing
to do with one another. Alan Scharf's gesture is a personal representation
of the universe, while Fred Stahl looks westward toward the new world.
Canoe Trip, 1966
Venerable Pioneer Counselor Herb Ross devoted
four decades of his life to enriching the camp experience for the boys and
girls of Camp Diana-Dalmaqua. Not to mention that he played a crucial role
in doing all the difficult "behind the scenes" work for every major
activity...Carnival, Olympics, Color War, Tribal War, Las Vegas Night, Shows...
Here is Herb in the mid 60's, taking a division of girls on a canoe trip
down the Delaware River...one of the hundreds of trips downriver that he
personally supervised. (Photo courtesy
of Eric Mokotoff)
S.A. Boys, 1973
Marty "Ernie" Roth, Peter Thea, and Marc Sutton. Marty got his nickname for
his resemblance to Ernie on "My Three Sons". Peter, who had no nickname,
worked the canteen Summer '73. Marc is shown holding his laundry.
Riflery Range, mid 60's
Discipline at Diana-Dalmaqua was sometimes harsh. Occasionally, it was necessary
to make an example of a naughty camper and call out the firing squad... Actually,
the riflery program at camp was extremely popular. Campers got the opportunity
to fire at standard 50ft. NRA targets using .22 caliber long rifles. Riflery
remained a regular camp activity through
1970. (Photo courtesy of Eric
Waterski Dock, early 60's
Rumor has it that portions of the film "Where The Boys Are" were scheduled
to be shot on location at CDD... Okay, maybe not. But this picture looks
like something right out of Annette &
Frankie.(Photo courtesy of Eric
Waterski Dock, 1976
Maury Marmor (Groupleader, Cadet Boys) and Jeff "Wojo" Wolvovsky (Waterski
Counselor) discuss technique in the Bicentennial Summer of '76
Lisa Schiff, 1974
Lisa's second summer at camp. Lisa and Maury
Marmor met at Diana-Dalmaqua and were eventually married...
Carnival Night, 1974
Lori Greifer & Ellen Garlin in a photo that looks as though it could have been taken in the 90's. Funny how everything comes back into style...
Speaking of style, most people associate long hair with the sixties. Truth
is, except for rock groups, certain "wild" kids and student government types,
long hair didn't make inroads to the mainstream until the last two years
of the decade (see the group photos further into the website). Long hair,
however, exploded in the first half of the seventies as evidenced by Dan
Shainis' head, which serves as a barometer of the times. It used to be an
annual ritual for me to take a headshot of Danny. These photos cover almost
the entirety of Dan's adolescence, from age fourteen to twenty.
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