The Recorder – Camp Apex campers and staff invited to first-ever meeting in Shelburne

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Published: 08/11/2022 15:46:01

Modified: 08/11/2022 15:42:46

SHELBURNE – All former campers and staff are invited to their very first meeting on the grounds of Camp Apex on Saturday.

Camp Apex, located at 45 Peckville Road in Shelburne, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. for the event.

“In January, Bobby Campbell and Joe Martino discussed whether a Camp Apex reunion was possible,” camp director Dave Garappolo said in a press release. “When I spoke to a few others about it, I could tell there was excitement and it would be a great event to host. We formed a committee of former campers, staff and directors who have played a vital role in setting it all up.

This family event, rain or shine, will feature all former campers’ favorite camp memories, according to the release. Participants are advised to bring a bathing suit and a towel to enjoy the pool or a descent on the slide. You can also try the archery range or visit the arts and crafts building. Possibility of picnicking under the pavilion or on the grounds.

In the “Camp Store” there will be slices of pizza, hot dogs, snacks and drinks for sale, as well as meeting merchandise. Za’s Hot Slices, located in Shelburne, will also be offering gourmet pizzas for pre-order. To order in advance, visit your-y.org/reunion.

Local disc jockey Robert “Bobby C” Campbell will provide music and serve as emcee throughout the Camp Apex reunion.

“Camp Apex has been a big part of my life and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing camp,” Campbell said in the statement. “I was a camper from 1973 to 1979, then I became a CIT (counsellor in training) in 1980 before becoming a counselor from 1982 to 1984. I went to camp all summer without ever missing a week of camping. This event will be epic.

At 3:00 p.m. there will be a short recognition for all former camp directors.

“Memories of camp were shared by so many former campers and staff members,” Garappolo said in the statement. “We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone at camp.”

Garappolo pointed out whether you were a camper in the 1960s, a counselor in the 90s, or a member of the current camp family, “we want to see you there.”

For more information, visit your-y.org/reunion.

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