Alumni

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Name:  Shari Segal

Years as a camper:  1969-1977

Years as staff:  1978-1984

Positions:  Waterfront and Director (1983-1984)

Email Address:  ssegal@heenan.ca

Currently:  I am presently living in Montreal with my husband Bram (not an alumni) and my 3 kids Ethan (10), Jesse  (8) and Chloe (5), all of whom have been HPC campers since the age of 3.  I practice entertainment law at Heenan Blaikie.
I was on the HPC Parent’s Committee from 1995 until 2002.
Memories:  I remember: the old HPC camp site, soccer baseball on the upper field with home runs over the camphouse, hikes to Beaver Dam, canoe trips to Cookies, overnights at the sandy beach in the third lake, playing Parlour, the 1/4 mile, the sawdust field and so many wonderful friends.

Date Added MM/YY: 02/03


Name:  Robin Farber

Years as a camper:  1969-1978

Years as staff:  1979

Positions:  Counsellor

Email Address:  rfarber@videotron.ca

Currently:  I live in Montreal with my husband Sandy Steinberg & my 4 children Jillian 10, Jonah 8, Henry 7 & Issie J. 3.  They are 2nd generation High pointers who all began going at 2-3 years old.  They look forward to every summer at HPC as I did.  I worked as a special ed teacher until my children were born.  Presently I am a volunteer mom wherever I am needed, which includes the HPC parent executive, where I am responsible for registration.
Memories:  Jumping into a crater of Jell-O to find out who the captains of color war were – David Contor (Head of Waterfront) and his zinc white nose – playing Gaga in the old camp house – spooky overnights – Hinda & Helmut…past directors – the trapeze – building the most amazing waterfalls – Talent Shows – the song I’m a lumberjack.  All the wonderful friends I made at High Point Camp.

02/03


Name:  JoAnne Leznoff
Years as a camper:  1968-1974

Years as staff:  1975-1977

Positions:  Counsellor

Email Address:  JLeznoff@aol.com

Currently:  I live in Tallahassee, Florida with my husband Harry, 2 kids (Taylor,12 Jodie,10), 2 dogs.  I am the Director of Administration for Florida’s prison system.  I like to play with the family, work-out, watch disturbing films, eat in good restaurants, booze it up with friends every other Friday evening, spend money frivolously (typical American existence, I suppose).

Memories:  Playing soccer – hoping to avoid the steel toed kick in the shins from Miron whats-his-name – getting paid $1 an hour from my counsellors to shut-up – the grueling swim instruction from David Cantor (thanks David, I’m a better swimmer than most) – feeling like I’d finally arrived when I became a counsellor and could sit in the tiny smoke filled staff room and smoke cigarettes too.

02/03


Name:  Stephanie Lipstein
Years as a camper:  1983-1993

Years as staff:  1993-1996, 1998

Positions:  Counsellor, A&C

Currently:  I live in Montreal and I am studying Law at University of Montreal. I work part time and live the basic life of any university student! After leaving camp I began spending my summers doing volunteer work overseas in Kiev and just recently, China.

Memories:  Every year I looked forward to the Carnival!!  That was the best!!  Especially at the very end when we would try to push the staff into the lake!  Talent show was always great too!  Not to mention Bonfires on overnights!  Or just being a kid and trying to figure out which staff were dating!  Fun Stuff!!

02/03


Name:  Karen Feig
Years as a camper:  1969-1977

Email Address:  kfeig@videotron.ca

Currently:  I live in St. Laurent with my husband Gary Tatryn (who I met in P.L.L.) and our two sons Daniel (10) and Brandon (8).  I work with my brother Eugene (alumni) in our wholesale upholstery business.  My two boys both go to High Point.
Memories:  My fondest memory is the sand at the old camp.  It made the greatest and softest muck anywhere.  Allan Riven “ran over” my younger brother Richard with his motor cycle.  Singing with Sharon Hoffman.  Norman’s bleeding noses after diving off the wharf.  My favorite activities were “capture the flag”, “treasure hunt” and of course “colour war”.

03/03


Name:  Jeff Wachman

Years as a camper:  5-6 years

Years as staff:  6-8 years

Email Address:  jwachman@assante.com 

Currently:  Currently living in Mississauga since 97.  I am a financial planning advisor with Assante Financial.  I am blessed with 3 children:  Erik 14, Karein 12 and my wonderful wife, Linda!

Memories:  Eating lunch in the (old) camphouse attic with Lorne, Howard, and Michael Garmaise when Michael fell through the roof into the kitchen floor below.  We left the attic in such a hurry that we forgot the lunch bags which we found still in a circle years later!  I’ll try to find some old photo’s but Nancy Riven and I were co-directors 79-80

09/03


Name:  Dan Alper

Years as a camper:  1984-1993

Years as staff:  1994-1995

Position:  Counsellor

Email Address:  dan_alper@hotmail.com

Currently:  Graduated university in ’01 and I am now working as a director for a software company that develops e-commerce systems.  I am currently living in Montreal and I still spend some of my summers up north.

Memories:  My best memories at HPC were inter-camp baseball games against all the other sleep away camps in the area and of course playing parlour in the barn on rainy days.

11/03


Name:  Laurence Serchuk
Years as a camper:  1983-1990

Years as staff:  1991-1993

Position:  Counsellor

Email Address:  lserchuk@look.ca

Currently:  I currently live in Montreal and work for an advertising agency. I graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor of commerce degree. I am engaged to Malory Dujardin and we are getting married in October of 2004.

Memories:  It’s so cool that High Point has a website.  So much has changed from the days of playing parlor in the gym ;P.  Catching the counsellors smoking in the lounge, playing chase in the woods – rabbits in the barn – David Lapkofsky covered in Ketchup for an overnight scare – campers that were “allergic” to water – Ronald’s snake - Jason Lipstein’s sax.  Oh do I miss High point!

11/03


Name:  Marie-Hélène Hamelin
Years as a camper:  1988-1992

Years as staff:  1993-1996 or 1997

Position:  Counsellor

Email Address:  mh.hamelin@gmail.com

Currently:  Hey there!  SMILE!!!  I’ve recently moved to Sainte-Julie, south shore of Montreal. I still go up north pretty often, feel free to call!  I am presently working in a building supply company in Montreal, coordinating their marketing activities.  I graduated from university in public relations and I am now working on finishing a degree in management consulting, part time.
Memories:  There are so much! I think (I know) I used to live for that camp! I can’t pass by High Point and not look towards the field and think: Walk to the road!!!  The people are what I remember most, the spirit.  In my memories, High Point started at 10 in the morning, and ended sometime in the evening, somewhere on the Grand or the Petit Lac Long…  I miss High Point, and I think I always will.  I would give a lot to go back to some of those years…Congratulations and thank you to whomever decided to and actually did put up this web site.  Thanks Laurie for letting me know.

11/03


Name:  Ryan Alper

Years as a camper:  1988-1996

Email Address:  ryan_alper@hotmail.com

Currently:  I live in Dollard and I am currently a full-time student at Dawson College in my final year.  I miss the great times at High Point and love the bond and memories that High-Pointers share even many years after.

Memories:  Gaga-Ball – Jesse trying to catch me through the woods during Chase – building forts – Colour Wars (capture the flag in particular) – beaver damn – and constantly raiding the A&C shack for gimp and paint!  Beyond that, all the friends who shared the experiences and meeting them from time to time in the city.

12/03


Name:  Jen Lapkovsky

Years as a camper:  1981-1991

Years as staff:  1992, 1994-1995

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  jlapkovsky@videotron.ca

Currently:  I graduated with a degree in Psychology and Management at McGill in 1999 and moved to NYC where I worked as an executive recruiter.  I married my college sweetheart, Nick Barnes, in 2000 and moved back to Montreal in 2002.  I have been working as an Employment Counsellor and we are expecting our first baby and future High Point Camper in May 2004.

Memories:  There are soo many memories!  Colour wars – talent shows – overnights with crazy scares!  My campers were soo great and it is amazing to see them working as counsellors now.  The friendships that I would look forward to rekindling each summer and the talent show that Dayna and I had the privilege of putting together.  High Point Camp rules!

03/04


Name:  Jason Lipstein
Years as a camper:  started in 1981 (I think)

Years as staff:  ended in 1996 (I think)

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  missingtimeprod@hotmail.com

Currently:  I can’t believe there’s a High Point Web page!!!!  YAHOOOOO!!!!  If I had a time machine, I’d do it all over again in an instant.  When’s the next Alumni Party???  Let’s see… I’m doing my second degree (first one in music) at McGill in Music Education…  Yes, Laurie, I’m still crackin’ at the saxophone…  Since HPC, I’ve played the Jazz Fest five times including once on live radio (CJAD) and I’ve even sung the anthem for the EXPOS!!!  Who’d ever think that an alumni of HPC would go on to sing the Anthem for an Expos game?!  I’ve also recently disembarked from two cruise ships working for Holland America in the Caribbean Islands and Alaska…  Playing sax for their dance shows.  It was awesome.  I MISS EVERYONE!!!!!!!

Memories:  Where do I begin…lol…I should write a book, “High Point Memoires”…let’s see…I was always afraid of going in the water when it was raining…so I’d either pretend I didn’t have a bathing suit, or I’d leave it at home on purpose.  Nothing beats the time when Trifon would throw me and Matthew Burin in the water in our underwear…yup…the problem is, I got so many memories…I don’t know where to start…all I know, is that I wish I could re-live all of them.

03/04


Name:  Mike Randolph
Years as a camper:  1989-1995

Email Address:  bluejays3000@hotmail.com

Currently:  I currently live in the West Island and attend Marianopolis College and am going into Physics at McGill next year.  My passion for baseball (which no doubt started at HPC) is still strong and I took up guitar a few years ago and have been in a band for three years.

Memories:  Where to start?…  Being scared to swim for all the six summers I spent there – my counsellor Jesse Singer one year (I cant believe I remember his name) – building forts in the forests – playing intercamp soccer at B’nai Brith (where I’ve spent my last two summers as a staff) – playing hockey in the barn and getting hit in the leg by those French guys who were so good.  I would do anything in my power to relive my years at High Point.  Although I have been through so much since, I can say without a doubt that those were the best and most unforgettably innocent years of my life.

03/04


Name:  Matthew Burin
Years as a camper:  1980-1985

Years as staff:  1986-1989

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  headchefmatt@hotmail

Currently:  Wow!  Where shall I begin?  First thing, I have become very well learned – I am a Certified International Chef.  I have traveled all around the world: Italy, England, Scotland, etc…  I relocated to California.  I am living with a young lady for the last 3 years – wedding bells, who knows?  I work in a very busy restaurant in Beverly Hills – I meet all the movie stars.  For example, Jeff Bridges, Dave Spade, Norm Macdonald, Jose Eber, Sid Ceaser, and last but not least Frances Davis (married to the late Miles Davis).  Ya – I hit the big time people.  Ladies and gents, try to make an effort to keep in touch.  The future is not set.  Live life to the fullest.

Memories:  BIG HEAD BLOOD SUCKER!  Playing Parlor – right Lisa and all the other woman I corrupted – still have the war wounds.  Jason Lipstein, aka: Kamala BOOM BADA BOOM!  Remembering all the good times.  Asking myself what happened to all the people I grew up with.

03/04


Name:  Karen Brenhouse
Years as a camper:  1976-1984 (I think)

Currently:  Hi!  My husband, Mark, and I lived in Whistler, B.C. for a few years after university.  We now live in Newmarket (north of Toronto).  We have two boys Joshua (4) and Tyson (2.5).  I teach Kindergarten in Keswick.

Memories:  Wow!  That’s sort of my memory of camp.  The old beach.  Inercamps.  Riding ON cars.  Parlor – that game would invoke 1000s of lawsuits now.  Sleepovers.  Having crushes on the male counsellors.  Lots of great days.

04/04


Name:  Andy Aisen
Years as a camper:  1802-2005 (what a kidder!)

Email Address:  kelmatais@aol.com

Currently:  I am a father of two lovely eggs, Kelly & Matt.  I have a beautiful wife Andrea, and a dog named Charlie.  I enjoy water-skiing and  snow-skiing.

Memories:  Jumping into the lake with my clothes on.  Shari Segal & Robin Farber.

04/04


Name:  Jared Lapkovsky
Years as a camper:  1987-1994 (I think)

Email Address:  jaredl@sympatico.ca

Currently:  Working on my B.Sc. at Concordia.  Still living in Montreal and am up north often.  I am now supervisor of the water-ski program at the Y Country Camp where I have been an instructor for four years.  I still go back to the camp to see what’s new – lots has changed.

Memories:  Waterfalls on the beach complete with over-unders, under-overs and toilet bowls – hikes all the way to beaver dam – overnights – mud football on rainy days – canoeing to T-Jeans through the rapids – painting the “Playboy Penthouse” – Sean, Stevie and Josh jumping out of the loft – colour wars – chase – the blue and red see-saws – clay at A&C – doing “I’m too sexy” for the Talent Show one year.  I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot, but you get the idea.

04/04


Name:  Lindsay Tauber
Years as a camper:  1992-1998

Years as staff:  1999-2002

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  taubsky@hotmail.com

Currently:  I am still living in Montreal and currently attend Concordia university – I am planning on changing that.  I still love to spend time up north and visit camp!!  I am currently working at and investment firm, but wish I could still be a counsellor.

Memories:  There are so many memories…where to begin???  Newcomball with Marie-Hélène, being forced into swim, playing chase and being scared by the counsellors on overnights.  I miss chillin’ on the old swingsets with Jess Hutkins and hiking to beaver dam and falling in the mud… What great mems.  I miss it soooo much!!!!

06/04


Name:  Gail Dalys
Years as a camper:  1978-1981

Years as staff:  1982-1983

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  sol@therangefinder.com

Currently:  WOW!  I am so happy to have come across this website…  I am currently living in D.D.O.  I have been married for 12 years to Sol Hadef, and have 2 daughters: Reyana (10) and Diva (7).  I am mostly a busy stay at home mom, but part time I am a Nurse in the Caseroom at the Jewish General Hospital (for the past 15 years).  I have also had the pleasure of taking care of some former High-Pointers when they have come to have their babies!!!!

Memories:  Some of my greatest memories are those from the years I spent at High Point!!!!!  My group of friends: Heidi Surkis, Natalie Wajs, Roberta Porter and Heidi Greenberg, Rachel Shalit – just to name a few!  The few years that Heidi Surkis and I did the talent show together.  Overnights, counsellor parties, going to Montreal together to see “The Police” in concert.  Really there are too many to mention…all of them GREAT!

07/04


Name:  Josh Pepin
Years as a camper:  1987-1991

Years as staff:  1992-1994

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  joshpepin@hotmail.com

Currently:  I went to start my CBB career a year after High Point and was there for 9 amazing summers.  I gained a love for the Jewish community at CBB and now am a professional working in the Jewish community.  I am a program coordinator for Israel experience and travel there quite a bit.  My dream is to be a camp director and hope to fulfill that dream very soon.  I continue to pass by High Point and remember all the good times.  I recently told my girlfriend that I hope we can send our kids there for the same amazing experiences I had.  I hope all is well with all of you.

Memories:  The sense of community and friendship I had for so many years.

08/04


Name:  Gordon Brock
Years as a camper:  1957-1959, 1962-63

Email Address:  geebee@neilnet.com

Currently:  I am now living in the Northern Quebec town of Temiscaming, Quebec where I am a Rural Physician. My family still owns our spread in Petit-Lac-Long and I remember the grandparents of some of the names on the alumni list.

Memories:  I do remember the old (well, she seemed old…. ) arts-and-crafts teacher, Mrs Beer. She would be close to eighty if she is still alive today. Also the old building with exposed wiring, etc. I also remember the daily swims and the walk every day with the counsellors to and from Hallas’ Restaurant, where we used to assemble every morning

01/05


Name:  Stephanie Wachman
Years as a camper:  1975-1980

Email Address:  wachmas1@yahoo.com

Currently:  I now live in Denver, Colorado and have 2 kids.  We will be coming to Montreal this summer and I will send my oldest son to HPC – I’m excited that he’ll be able to have the same summer experience as I did growing up.

Memories:  My brother Jeff was the Director of HPC after it moved to the new location and I have great memories of getting the barn and the camphouse ready for the beginning of camp.

03/05


Name:  Lisa Witt
Years as a camper:  started in 1976 for a few great years

Email Address:  lwitt@ne-tc.com

Currently:  I curently live in DDO with my 3 “z”‘s (children) Zoe, Zachery and Zander and hubby Paul. I own a small Destination Marketing office, where we do marketing for the New England States so we are lucky to have the opportunity to travel quite often! Two of my kids attend camp locally here in the West Island but I sure do wish they were able to have the opportunity to attend HPC!!! Nothing will ever come close!!!

Memories:  There are way too many to list : treats every friday at circle, swimming in the lake, the old camp building and the newer ones the camp acquired, carnival, talent shows, sleepovers,…

03/07


Name:  David Nemes
Years as a camper:  1988-1995

Email Address:  dlnemes@gmail.com

Currently:  I currently live in Montreal and go to McGill Law school.  I wish I could be a camper again at High Point!

Memories:  Going on a camping/canoe trip with the Marmaros brothers, Stevie Wittenberg, Sean Weitzman, Jared and Josh Lapkovsky – and getting lost somewhere in the Laurentians!

03/07


Name:  Jamie Rappaport
Years as a camper:  1978-1979

Years as staff:  1980-1986

Position: Counsellor, Assistant Director, Director (1986)

Email Address:  rappaport@videotron.ca

Currently:  After med school at McGill, I trained at U of T, then Dalhousie, then Harvard, and then returned to work at the Jewish General Hospital (Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon). I am married to Bridget Sachs (now an HPC executive).  My three kids (Sam-born 1993; Gabby-1995; and Jonah-1999) have all been High Point Campers at some point.  I still enjoy waterskiing on Petit Lac Long and early morning golf games in the Laurentiens.

Memories:  Once I realized that I would never tread water long enough to make it out of second area (and being the only 12 year old swimming with kids just out of diapers), I turned to massaging the head of waterfront, Shari Segal, to get out of future swim instruction. This strategy paid dividends as I started dating her a few years later!

Other miscellaneous memories:  Soccer baseball, the frog pond, beaver dam, the sawdust field, treasure hunts, capture the flag, Friday goodies, parlour, talent shows (Spanish Train, Renegade, Fantasy…Trif freaking out and almost making me do CPR on him), “The Real Inspector Hound” & “That’s Entertainment” (Peggy H.), the hebertism course, swing rope breaking and being temporarily paralyzed, Adam Dym drinking the icepack, 2-on-2 olympic volleyball, bonfires, portaging, overnights (Shari S., Randi G., Donna G., Treena N., the Huberman twins…), the Farber trailer, movies at the Greenbergs, “tit” mountain, Mont Ste-Agathe, sandy beach, summer concerts (Styx, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Men at Work…), Ti-Jean’s, the bar next to Miss Tevere’s, speeding tickets, racing (my parents…oops) back from Mt. Blanc after the counsellors’ party, Mrs. Schock spying on us counsellors from the bushes, intercamp baseball/softball, movies at the Cinema Pine and the old Alhambra, and last but not least…THO!!!

04/07


Name:  Jonathan Farber
Years as a camper:  1973-1984

Years as staff:  1986

Position: Swim Instructor

Email Address:  jfarber1@rogers.com

Currently:  I live in Toronto with my wife, Alison Gordon, and our two boys, Sonny (4) and Azel (almost 2).  Yes, those are their real names.  I have been producin and directing film and TV for a number of years.  I am currently producing two TV series for Alliance Atlantis.  I am a hardcore bicycle road racing fan and I rife whenever I can.  I love to scuba dive and eat cheese (not at the same time).  Although my son tells me I am a poo poo head, I think that I have turned out well enough.

Memories:  I visit High Point regularly when I am vacationing in town in the summer, and I must say, the camp is like a 5-star resort compared to the good old days.  I have too many fond memories to list.  Although the amenities were less than wonderful, but the people were great.  Robbie Libman (call him Robert) and the Rappaport brothers were great counsellors.  Satov, Steven Small, Glenn Porter, Todd B., David Farber, the Greenbergs and the Tussmans were the perfect partners in crime.  Although, I never got the Fruit Loops on the morning of the sleepovers.  I miss you all, and I especially miss Glen Tussman, who will always be in our thoughts.

04/07


Name:  Robert Libman
Years as staff:  1976-1982

Position: Counsellor, Director (1982-1982)

Email Address:  libcorp@bellnet.ca

Currently:  Living in Montreal with my wife Joanne Shapiro and three sons, Kevin (16), Daniel (8) and Jonathan (4).  I am currently practicing as an architect and real estate developer.  My career took a slight turn into politics for 16 years as a Member of the National Assembly, Mayor of Cote Saint-Luc, and Montreal City Councillor.

Memories:  I was a counsellor from 1976-1979 and was Director of the camp with Nathalie Feldman in 1980 and 1981.  I was the Director when we moved to the current location of the camp and had the pleasure of inaugurating the site, promising a long and prosperous future.  I have some very fond memories of the incredible talent shows that we used to organize (and performing in some of them), and of putting the camp on the map as the soccer-baseball capital of the Laurentians.

04/07


Name:  Howard Pont

Years as a camper:  1967-1969
Years as staff: 1972-1973

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  rebrokerfla@hotmail.com

Currently:  After traveling quite a bit of the globe, I finally settled down in South Florida.  I met my wife Amy (from Cleveland ) down here and have two boys: Jordan who is 11and a black belt in tae kwon do, and Ethan who is 7 and thinks he is 18.  I am a Real Estate Broker and Amy is a Director for the South Broward Hospital District.  I serve on the State of Florida Board of ADL.  Since my wife had traveled quite a bit as well, and we live in the south when we got married in 1994, we went on our honeymoon to where else but the Ste. Agathe area – swam in Petit Lac Long ( I forgot that the water is not heated ) and went on a picnic to the beaver dam.  On our way back home, while going through Toronto, we bumped into Lorne Segal in front of City Hall.  We returned to the area last summer where Jordan attended Camp Maromac which turned out to be its last season.  I was amazed at the changes to the camp.

Memories:  Beaver Dam, Playing ball in sawdust, David and Sharon making sure I knew how to swim, Norman for teaching me the fine art of canoeing. Overnights. Color War. Camp fires. Allowing me the chance to have a group of my own even though they were girls.

05/07


Name:  Donna Gold
Years as a camper:  1971-1980

Years as staff:  1981-1985

Position: Counsellor

Email Address:  donnagold@gmail.com

Currently:  I live in Montreal with my husband, Shawn, and two kids, Alex(11) and Hannah(9). They are not High-Pointers, but have heard lots of stories. I have been teaching English at St. George’s High School for the last two years, after having spent 15 years teaching on the South Shore.

Memories:  Just read Jamie Rappaport’s entry, he has pretty much listed them all (but take out all the female names on the overnights and ESPECIALLY THO).  Leave Jamie’s name on my overnight list.  I spent many an excellent day and night with Shari Segal, Randi Greenberg, Tracey Farber, Anne-Marie Destounis, the Tussmans, the Rappaports, Trifon Saros, Richard Feldman, and a slew of others. I remember killer-gaga, gimp bracelets, Alan Conter telling us to find our aura, Big Blue Frog, and a list too long for this spot to contain. When I think of my best memories, they come from High Point, and the summers spent up-north.

05/07