I was just thinking of summer camp and went onto the
'net. On this site, in the Where Are They Now section
was a picture of the 1965 Camp Oh-Neh-Tah Senior Campers.
was one of them.
My name back then was Carol Kintler and I was known
at camp as Crisco. I started at camp as a camper in
1960. I then became a senior camper and then I worked
in the kitchen and then became a counselor. I was
a kitchen girl and then was the Assistant Cook to
Mrs. Baker the cook. Mrs. Baker was the cook for many
At camp I taught Indian Dancing, Beginners Swimming,
Beginners Diving, I was the Singing Director and the
Senior Camper Director. I was part of the 1965 Senior
Camper Group picture that is in the Where Are They
Now section of this website. My group made the totem
poles on each side of the council fire entrance. I
was a fire hoop dancer at all the council fires and
sang the Wa-Ta-Ho in the woods. Some of my cabins
were Peekamoose, Papago, Tuscarora, Winnebago. Some
of the girls I counselored with were Caroline Freno,
Sue Salmon, Roberta Mattimiro, Janice Tresca, Joanne
Snisky, Pam Scola, Rita Halpin, Mariette and Graceann
Gaysur, Stretch. I can go on and on.
was the best time of my life. I made friends that
I kept in touch with until a few years ago.
I have so many pictures. Camp was the best years in
my life. Many of the campsites we built. The haunted
house was up the hill at that time. I remember Mr.
Kauth and his wife. The Kadings lived in the house
as caretakers and Mac and Louise with their children
Cheryl and Chucky. I attended Tawanka, across the
lake. In 1962, they did away with the two tents, and
just had the cabins.
I am married now and my name is Carol Bonapace. I
work in the Alzheimers Center at Yale New Haven Hospital
in New Haven, Ct. I am expecting my first grandchild
in 4 weeks.* I have 2 children.
Grace Bonapace arrived on Monday, October 4, 2004.