In 2009, we were honoured to have CWP legend Calvin Wineberg visit camp. He spent the day, checked out all the activities and made connections with many of our staff. Calvin keeps in touch with us and is a proud CWP supporter.
Katy Alter, current CWP CIT coordinator, recently won Mount Pleasant Cemetery’s bike rack design contest with her “Lotus” bicycle rack design. Created along with her design partner, the beautiful bike racks will be installed at the cemetery this summer.
Shelley Friedman, former King of the Kitchen. Shelly and Anne are spending a couple of years in Italy. Shelly is the director of the International School in Genoa.
Martin Harris, former CWP mainstay, and our Tasmanian connection, received his Ph.D in Dec. 2009 and is now a Senior Consultant . If you are traveling to Australia, Martin loves to meet former CWP’ers.
Congratulations to Joe Rich, former Head Counsellor at CWP for many years, on his “Paintings from the Planet Earth” art show at the Neilson Park Creative Centre.
Andrea “Sugarman” Marcus recently had an art show at the Corkin Gallery.
Mike “Warga” Warga, former CWP Business Manager is working on the show, “Postcards From Buster” which has been nominated for a daytime Emmy in the “Outstanding Children’s Show” category.
In the fall of 2009, Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood had an exhibit of, “The Journals of Susanna Moodie” at the McMichael Art Gallery. The exhibit included thirty original prints accompanied by poems from Atwood and Pachter’s, “Livre d’Artiste.”
Mark Bordo, former Head of Landsports is the director of Business Development for www.cottagecountry.com. Check out the site.
Roland Paris, former Head of Tripping is director of the Centre for International Policy Studies and associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. HIs articles often appear in the Globe and Mail.
Dave "PUP' Freeman, legendary Maintenance staff and skier at cwp and former Head of riding Birgit Degen report in regularly. They live in Bracebridge where Birgit is a Veterinarian and Dave does construction. They are proud parents of Sydney and Dave.
CWP Alumni and International Camp Staff Recruiter extraordinaire, Jonathan Nyquist will be running a 5 day family camp at White Pine this summer!
The Camp, "NYQUEST Family Camp," runs from August 22nd - August 26th and promises to be a great experience for CWP Alumni and friends alike. To find out more about the amazing opportunity to reconnect and introduce your young ones to camp life, visit the NYQUEST website at
What we take away from camp is lifelong.
The relationships, the ability to work together in a small group, the love of the outdoors, and the ability to grow by learning new skills stay with us all our lives.
This was well demonstrated this past August when four trippers from the sixties - in their sixties - ventured with their offspring and other friends to the Spanish River for a weeks of paddling, portaging, communing with nature and sharing stories around the campfire.
The Spanish has many runs of class 1 and 2 whitewater, and this made for a great deal of fun. It also provided an opportunity for one of the one-time CWP trippers to grow. He hadn’t had any whitewater experience and was hesitant to paddle stern through the rapids, but after a couple of days of seeing how it was done from the bow, he was able to build up the courage to paddle stern and the huge grin on his face after he navigated his first set of rapids was ample testimony to his huge feeling of accomplishment.
Paul King, Peter Carlen, John “Sudsy” Sutcliffe and Bobby Cherniak look forward to more full moons and beautiful sunsets on trip, and to hearing about other White Piners still tripping many years after their time at CWP.