name is Michael J. Nazarovech. I was a camper
in 1949 and went to Camp Orenda for a year
or two years and later went to camp Kiwago
after it was built. I then became a senior
camper for a number of years and finally became
a kitchen boy.
Jim Augistine (Uncle Jim) was the cook and
Don Kauth was the director of Camp Kiwago.
I recently took a trip to New York for my
mothers 88th birthday and the plane landed
in Newburgh, New York. I used to go to Newburgh
for our days off with Uncle Jim. This trip
brought back many memories and I started to
think of Camp Kiwago and the wonderful times
This past week I attended a wedding for my
daughter in New York and took my wife on a
tour of the city and passed one of the avenues
9th or 10th and the bus that we took left
from a building there and took us to Central
When I returned home to Cincinnati where I
now reside, I have been curious about The
Boys Athletic League and went online and after
a search found your website.
I got online and this brought back more memories.
I recognized all the camps. There was a lot
of feedback on all the girls' camps. However,
not much input for the boys camps, especially,
I went to Camp Kiwago when Don Kauth and Dottie
Kauth (Don's wife) were directors. Larry,
Glen and Chris used to spend their summers
there as children. I am sorry to hear that
Glenn passed away. Additionally, I do not
see any mention of Don and Dottie Kauth who
are the parents of Larry, Chris and Glenn.
I would like to try and find out more about
the friends and people I knew. I am now 66
years old and feel that the Boys Athletic
League was a great help and important part
of my life.
After looking at your site I felt inspired
to write you and am glad that so many people
realize what the Kauth family did for kids
like myself. We would have never had the opportunity
to go away for those 2 weeks. I am also happy
for the chance to go away for the entire summer
as a "Kitchen Boy" and even get paid for it.
I have so many fond memories of my times at
Camp Kiwago. I started to write down all the
names I could remember of the other senior
campers and kitchen staff. I am not finished,
however I would like to share my information
and see if the Camp Kiwago link can be updated
with name and pictures. Although, I do not
have many pictures to contribute I do have
a few. I am contacting my family and may be
able to get some from 1952-57. I went into
the Army in 1958 and did not have much contact
with the camp. However, I visited the camp
for a reunion sometime in 1965, 1966 or 1967.
I later moved away from New York and visited
the camp one other time around 1980.
I would very much like to pursue expanding
the information on Camp Kiwago. This would
also include trying to find some of the acquaintances
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Michael J. Nazarovech