How Technology Brought Together Campers, Counselors, and Staff from the Bob Mathias Sierra Boys & Girls & Alta Sierra Camps – Kings Canyon, California 2007

In 1962 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Bob Mathias founded a summer camp with Phil Slaton and Dee Gress for boys in Kings Canyon, California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In 1969 the camp added girls, and for almost 30 years it was a treasured memory of summer for generations of campers, counselors, and staff. How to bring together the people who made it so wonderful after all these years? Mix one-part Yahoo Groups, a dash of Yosie, Eggroll, Tex, and Pugsley, add a bit of Internet to the recipe and you have a great new reunion dish! If you are interested in summer camps, or using the internet to gather together people from your past, then listen in! Recorded during the 2007 reunion at the site of the former Bob Mathias Sierra Boys Camp, Kings Canyon, California, September 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/18/2007 (22:02)

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Photographs by Harris Fogel ©2007