Monthly Archives: November 2015

2016 Head Staff Announcement – The SPEC!!



Ladies and gentlemen, we are very excited to announce that Michael Samuels, in his fourteenth summer at camp, will be a member of our 2016 Head Staff in the role of The SPEC (Special Events Coordinator). Michael grew up as a camper and LT at Schodack before a stellar career as a Bunk Counselor and Group Leader, earning him a role as Tribals general in 2013. This past summer Michael “completed the circle” by returning as one of our terrific LT Staff.

Currently a junior at the University of Florida, Michael is following in the footsteps of his father, since Mitch was on Head Staff as Boys’ Division Head opposite Karen Offitzer from 1979-1981.

An excellent sportsman, Michael has held virtually every role on camp’s legendary Ultraleagues franchise, Purple Reign, from player to coach to CEO…and is excited to bring that same passion to Schodack’s Night Activities, Special Events and Tribals in 2016.

Join us in welcoming Michael to Head Staff 2016!!!!

Karen’s Korner: Clothing Exchange at the NY-area Winter Reunion!!




Taking It To A New Level!

As many of you know, we have offered a CLOTHING EXCHANGE over the last few years for out-grown Schodack gear. Through the warmth and generosity of Schodack families, we have been able to recycle Schodack clothing by arranging for families to send too-small Schodack gear with their duffles, which we then re-distribute as requested to new and returning families. You get to clear your drawers of outgrown clothing and exchange them for more appropriate sizes!


For Summer 2016, we’d like to offer an easier way to donate/receive Schodack clothing. At this year’s NY/NJ winter reunion we will provide a table where you can donate/pick up CLEAN, STILL-WEARABLE Schodack clothing.  Bring your outgrown Schodack clothes, and feel free to take what you can use for next summer!  Whatever remains behind will be brought to camp and distributed through our traditional spring CLOTHING EXCHANGE for returning and new families.

We appreciate your help in recycling Schodack gear and hope you will participate! See you at the reunion!