Camper Profiles

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|  August 2012  |

Jennifer Klapper

Jennifer Klapper is an Advanced Practice Nurse in Philadelphia. For the past few years, she has escaped the heat and humidity (for a week, at least) by joining us at Craftsbury. Jennifer lost a leg below the knee at fourteen, and sculls with a ...

|  March 2010  |

Ruth Berenson

Now and then, we hear a camper story that is too good not to tell. Ruth Berenson learned to scull at sixty and subsequently entered the Women's Veteran Single (60-69) at the Head of the Charles to close out her second full season of ...

|  November 2008  |

David and Sara Rosen

For this edition's Camper Profile, we speak with David and Sarah Rosen. The Rosens live in Baltimore, MD and row with the Baltimore Rowing club. They've joined us the past several seasons and spend lots of time working on their technique as a ...

|  April 2008  |

Lily Carey

Lily Carey is an 18 year old three time veteran of Craftsbury. The senior at the Pingree School in S. Hamilton, Ma. gave us some time to talk a bit about her path in rowing. How'd you get into rowing/sculling? Do you primarily row or ...

|  February 2008  |

Tony Andrews

Tony Andrews is a master's athlete (and Craftsbury regular) from the Seattle area. Like many masters, he has a full plate: Board of Directors at Sammamish, new business ventures, family commitments, training - you name it. I contacted him last ...

|  August 2007  |

Austin Meyer

Can you give us a history of your time on the water to this point? I started rowing the fall of my freshman year at Shaker High School in Albany NY. At the time, I had been playing baseball year round and wanted to try something new. A ...

|  August 2006  |

David Lilly

David Lilly is a true blue Craftsbury Camper, usually visiting us a couple of times a year with his Filippi single. David is a psychologist from Freeport , ME who’s been rowing for the past 25 years. In our camper profile, we find ...

|  June 2006  |

Liz Barnett

Can you give us a history of your time on the water to this point? If you were to tell me in 8th grade that in just two years I would be an elite rower, I would have laughed. Maybe an elite lacrosse player, but a rower, no, I had no interest ...

|  April 2005  |

Chris Hillier

Er...well...hello! My name is Chris Hillier and I am going to be an intern at Craftsbury Sculling Center from July 3rd thru the 17th. I was an intern at Craftsbury before, during the summer of 2003. I was born in Manchester, England on ...

|  January 2005  |

Bob Sleigh

I rowed in the Dartmouth lightweight eight in the early fifties. From then until retirement my rowing was confined to a fixed-seat rowboat, used primarily for fishing on Lake Winnipesauke. From the early fifties until retirement, swimming was my ...

|  April 2000  |

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis is typically considered to be 68 years old. But if you ask Barbara how old she is, she'll tell you that she's really 28. One then might pose the question, how can that be? Then, Barbara will tell you, that in her opinion, her life ...

George Park

September 1998 was an eventful time in my life, and not all of it was pleasant. Probably the most positive change that occurred was that I became interested in sculling through a friend, Meryl Streep's sculling at the beginning of "The River ...