On the last Sunday in April nearly 100 Treetops friends gathered in Manhattan to honor a most distinguished group: all five living directors of Camp. Helen Haskell was certainly with us in spirit and spoken of fondly throughout the evening. Current campers as young 8 or 9 met the directors whom their parents knew back in the day. Pictures on the walls and table centerpieces of Treetops’ fixtures like the tentline, waterfront, and butterfly house helped transport everyone from an Upper West Side ballroom to the Lake Hill. Tributes to each director, written and delivered by Susie Localio, Bill Localio, and George Drake, brought laughter and tears in nearly equal measure. Each director also received an Adirondack pack basket and messages from well-wishers unable to attend.
It was another Treetops night to remember, and we thank Jane Rosenbloom for the vision and energy that made it possible.
Read the Tributes
- Colin Tait, by Susie Localio
- Dick Wilde, by Bill Localio
- Jeff Jonathan, by Bill Localio
- Brad Konkler, by George Drake
- Karen Culpepper, by Susie Localio
- Karen’s Remarks, by Karen Culpepper