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Encyclopedia > Kutsher's Camp Anawana

Kutsher's Camp Anawana, Monticello, New York, was a summer camp located at the intersection of Sherwood Road and Anawana Lake Road overlooking Anawana Lake. Camp Anawana was owned and operated by the Kutsher family in partnership with Jack Landman, Red Karbel, and Jack Siegel from the early 1960s until the summer of 1992. (It did have several owners prior to that including the Kahn family). Right now, the area where the sports fields and bunks were is not used but the lake area is used by Kutsher's guests as "Club Anawana" - an area where they can partake in a variety of water sports as well as other sports such as street hockey and basketball. The Kutsher family also owned (until 2005) the Kutsher's Sports Academy. The family still owns Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club. Kutsher's served as the inspiration for the movie Dirty Dancing even though the movie was filmed elsewhere. Monticello is a village located in the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County, New York. ... Summer camp, principally a New world phenomenon, is a common destination for children and teenagers during the summer months. ...

For many years, the directors were Jerry Parker, Red Karbel, Jack Siegel and Jack Landman. The camp had a sports orientation and sponsored the Anawana Invitational Tournament (AIT) for both basketball and volleyball. There was also a Biddy [[Basketball] Tournament for younger boys. There were plays produced for each age group, Girl's Sing, intercamp competitions and Color War. The last 3 days of camp showcased Awards Night, the Prom and a banquet followed by a lakeside candlelight ceremony. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Volleyball game Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...

The camp should not be confused with a Boy Scout camp of the same name in Pennsylvania or with the Nickelodeon show Salute Your Shorts. Polish Boy Scouts fighting in the Warsaw Uprising Boy Scouts originally denoted the organization that developed and rapidly grew up during 1908 in the wake of the publication by Lord Robert Baden-Powell of his book Scouting for Boys. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the childrens TV channel. ... Salute Your Shorts was an American comedy/drama television series aired on Nickelodeon from 1991-1992. ...

Anawana was well known in the Catskills for its athletic abilities. During the 1960s and 1970s, Camp Anawana and Camp Ma-Ho-Ge, in nearby Bethel, New York, enjoyed a great sports rivalry. Ma-Ho-Ge was regularly invited to the Anawana Invitational Tournament in basketball and Anawana regularly participated in the Ma-Ho-Ge Invitational Tournament in softball. These hotly contested tournaments were in addition to Inter-camp games at least twice every summer with each camp visiting the other. Bethel is a town located in Sullivan County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,362. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


Notable alumni

  • Matthew Zachary Greenzweig - Musician
  • Jeff Slevin - Composer
  • Matisyahu - Hasidic Rapper, performed on SNL and Jimmy Kimmel Live, among other places
  • Risa Benson - has performed in off-Broadway productions, cabaret, tv, commercials, and film
  • Neal Shusterman - author and screenwriter. He credits his time at Anawana with being the impetus for his career as a young adult author. [1]
  • Lynn Starr (Weissman) - professional singer
  • Gary Baum - Director of Photography, The Class. Also worked on Will & Grace

For the 2nd century Jewish high priest of the Maccabees, see Mattathias. ... Neal Shusterman (born 1962), who also writes under the pen name of Easton Royce, is an American author of books for young readers. ...

External links



  1. ^ http://www.geocities.com/kutsherscampanawana/memories4.html



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