Alumni Spotlight- November 2014

Monday, November 17 by Sari Hirsch

Our November Alumni Spotlight features Caron Comin. Caron not only went to Chippewa, but also sent her daughters there and one day, her granddaughter will be a Chippy too! A big thank you to Caron for her awesome responses as well as these fantastic pictures.

What years were you at CRC?
I was a camper at Chippewa from 1965-1968 and a counselor in 1972 and 1973.

Which summer was your favorite and why?
My favorite summer was 1968. My age group was in the Lakefront cabins, which at the time was going into high school. It was also our final summer as campers….the following year we would be CITs. We were a very tight knit group and just had a magical summer together. I also loved my first summer as a counselor! I directed Patti Katz Black in “Guys and Dolls” for parents day. She brought down the house!

What is your favorite camp memory?
There’s no way to choose just one! I loved my camping trips- especially to Mackinac Island. My first summer at camp I was Nancy Gold for Camper-Counselor Day. She was nine months pregnant at the time, and had her son Sam that day! We used to dress up and campaign to be that counselor and everyone voted. I had a pillow under my shirt in the morning and nothing by that night!

What was your favorite activity at camp?
My favorite activities were horseback riding and water skiing. I also performed in all of the shows as a camper and directed them as a counselor.

Were you a Tan or White?
I was and always will be a proud WHITE!!

How do you keep in touch with your camp friends?
We try to keep in touch by phone, email and Facebook. My closest camp friends do not live here, but we still get together whenever possible. It’s a lifetime bond.

Where do you live now and what do you do?
I live in Highland Park, IL and I’m a Realtor. I help people buy and sell houses. I’m also a proud Grandma who babysits at any opportunity.

What do you miss most about camp?
I miss the camaraderie. Chippewa has always been a special, loving and supportive place. When you’re there the rest of the world sort of fades away.

Is there anything else you want to share with your Chippy family?
Enjoy every second! And learn the Chippewa Creed….I can still recite it!!