To the campers,
parents and staff of Camp Impala -
Welcome to a trip
down Memory Lane!
Of course, my memories go back further than yours so let me
begin at the beginning. I had been the Director of a Day Camp and
Red and I loved horses and the country so it seemed like a great
idea to get involved with sleep-away camping. We looked for many
years at many different campsites and we were getting very
discouraged because none of them appealed to us. Then we saw Camp
Impala - Red checked around the grounds and I looked inside and in
ten minutes we met, shook our heads in agreement and began one of
the best parts of our lives.
The Chayt Family were the owners and they spent the first
summer with us, introducing us as their partners but in reality we
had bought the camp! David was 13 years old and was a camper who
didn't want anyone to know we were his parents - he wanted to be one
of the boys! Steve was 16 and he was a Counselor - in - training! It
was the beginning of a great summer and many summers to come- filled
with excitement, wonder and great memories. .
the years we shared many adventures and experiences, made many
friends and loved it all. As I look at my photo albums of camp
(which I do quite often) I am reminded of the shows, the special
Sundays, Color War, trips and so much more. The Kerner family was
completely involved in all aspects of camp life and we loved every
moment. We all speak so often of what Camp Impala meant to us!!
Of course you make up the memories- and as we look at
the pictures we remember you and wonder where you are, what you are
Join us now on the Camp Impala website for a "Virtual Reunion" - and
tell us about you - your memories of times together - what's up with
you now! We're looking forward to hearing from you!
The Kerner Family,
Fredda, Steve, Sheryl, David, Bayla - Lauren and Alex - and dedicated to the memory of Abraham "Red" Kerner without whom none of us would be so lucky to have these memories - thanks Red