(I have a friend who will bring up his own summer camp in Wisconsin, so relentlessly and glowingly that it makes me look mute. Every once in a while, when he gets to the point where you sense he's about to insist that no other summer camp in the world worth noting exists or has ever existed since time began or will exist into eternity, I politely mention to him that the fellow who ran the camp he loves so much actually went to...Camp Nebagamon.)
Fun, too, is that the camp song, "Thanks for the Pines" was written the husband-and-wife couple Gus and Grace Kahn, both professional songwriters, and among his credits are "It Had to Be You," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Makin' Whoopee," "Carolina in the Morning, "I'll See You in My Dreams," "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby,"...and a LOT more. (The 1951 movie, I'll See You in My Dreams was a biopic about the Kahns, starring Danny Thomas and Doris Day.) For those who care about such things, I wrote here the fun story how the camp song came about, and how decades later I got to sing the song to then 90+ year-old Grace.
I mention all this as backdrop about another Camp Nebagamon alum I just found out about. No, not at that level, though fairly popular these days, TV host Andy Cohen. And this came about because of a video I found where he's a guest on Stephen Colbert's show and reads from a bunch of letters he wrote him when he was going to Camp Nebagamon -- all of which his mother saved. It's pretty darn funny.
And as a bonus, here is a photo of an alumni reunion a few years ago, and there he is, returning to the North Woods as an adult -- clearly not hating the camp, as he notes in one of the letters -- sitting in the front row, all the way on the far right, in a green shirt.