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Category: Alumni Stories & History

Tis the season – Give your hearts out

The first “real” snow of the season has just fallen, and the end of West Neck Road and Wavus Point are looking gorgeous! The Leadership School’s 2016 programming is coming to an end and we’re reviewing applications for the next wave of Kieve-Wavus counselors. However, we’ve still got some work to do! We’ve set a pretty lofty goal of 150

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Reconnecting

Hey, Dick! Staying in touch is obviously something I stink at, I’m afraid. I sent you a note, and you replied (some two years ago?!), about how we’d be better about staying in touch than we’d been in the previous twenty years. Life is always busy and complicated! But was speaking with Henry today and remembered that I wanted to

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The 2nd Reunion Down Under

THE SECOND AUSTRALIAN KIEVE REUNION …… 11- 15 January 2016… (The FIRST was a 1996 practice-run without fanfare) With a 20 year organization – ‘Councillors don’t rush these things’ – two 1953/1954 season KIEVE councillors, with supports from Betsy Lee at Camp in Nobleboro, finally had the KIEVE banner flying in the January semi-tropical summer breezes at ‘Terranora’ (The Wakefield

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Kieve – down under…

A note from Bo Wakefield – Kieve Staff ’53 & ‘54 To Henry Kennedy –Director . It is a long way back to a Kieve and a Maine summertime ! Yes – Sure I remember Aunt Harriet; and Mr. Stokeinger as camp director . (I was a tackle/ linebacker on the N&G undefeated football team  that whipped ‘Stoky’s’ Milton Academy

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Kieve – Ted Cooke

I came to the hilltop a shy, “husky” boy just a few days short of my 12th birthday with 17 armpit hairs and a busted up leg to my name. Knowing nothing and no one when I arrived, I walked to South Harris from my first meal at Pasquaney. While passing Innisfree, a man asked if I was Teddy Cooke.

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I Know Who You Are – Mac King

I know who you are. Whether you opened this book (the new “90th” book due out this summer)  and immediately sought out the section devoted to the ’90s and 2000s, or you read every page up to this point and my “I know who you are” opening has now led you to reconsider why you set out on this course

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A ’47 Long Voyage Memory

A Long Voyage Memory                                                                  Tony Ryan, Kieve ’47, ‘48 I have a quibble with the identification of the photo on page 10 of the recent issue of K-W News. I attended Kieve in the years 1946 and 1947 and remember that at the time there were two series of overnight canoe trips during each camp summer. The first were more

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Kieve Camper Life in the Early ’50’s

Fond Memories of KIEVE – Bob Bishop Kieve ’49-’52, Kieve Staff ’59-‘78 (photos from his staff years in the ’60’s) We did not discuss courage, perseverance, and loyalty even during the campfires of song and well-told story, not even during the serenity of chapel. But we learned these values – soaked them up – during our young Kieve summers that we

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What you had to do for dinner back in the 50’s

A couple of Kieve stories and memories from William M. (Bill) Walker II (Kieve ’50 – ’56) My father, Shelby S. Walker, attended Kieve in its first year, 1926. Subsequently, he was responsible for introducing “Uncle Don” to his older sister, Harriet, and she married Uncle Don in 1929. But this is the story of my father travelling from Birmingham,

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Donald D. Kennedy Starts Realizing His Dream

In 1925, two years after graduating from Princeton, he was able to cobble together a little money to buy about 500 acres and 3 ½ miles of shoreline from several farm families and one defrocked Episcopalian minister who had exceeded his bounds as a missionary in Japan. In those days the land had remarkably little monetary value, but the farmers’

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