Camp Apex campers, staff invited to first-ever reunion in Shelburne

  • Campers at Camp Apex in Shelburne. Contributed Photo

  • Campers at Camp Apex in Shelburne. Contributed Photo

Staff Report
Published: 8/11/2022 3:46:01 PM
Modified: 8/11/2022 3:42:46 PM

SHELBURNE — All former campers and staff are invited to their first-ever reunion at the Camp Apex grounds on Saturday.

Camp Apex, located at 45 Peckville Road in Shelburne, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. for the event.

“Back in January, Bobby Campbell and Joe Martino reached out wondering if a Camp Apex reunion was possible,” Camp Director Dave Garappolo said in a press release. “When I mentioned it to a few others, I could tell there was excitement and this would be a great event to hold. We formed a committee of former campers, staff and directors who have been integral at putting this together.”

This family-friendly, rain or shine event will feature all past campers’ favorite memories of camp, according to the release. Attendees are advised to bring a bathing suit and a towel to enjoy the pool or a trip down the tube slide. Guests are also welcome to try the archery range or visit the arts and crafts building. Picnics can be enjoyed under the pavilion or in the field.

In the “Camp Store,” there will be pizza slices, hot dogs, snacks and drinks for sale, as well as reunion merchandise. Za’s Hot Slices, located in Shelburne, will also have gourmet pizzas for preorder. To order in advance, visit your-y.org/reunion.

Local disc jockey Robert “Bobby C” Campbell will provide music and serve as emcee throughout the Camp Apex reunion.

“Camp Apex was a huge part of my life and I am so glad I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing camp,” Campbell said in the release. “I was a camper from 1973 to 1979, then became a CIT (counselor in training) in 1980 before becoming a counselor from 1982 through 1984. I went to camp all summer never missing a week as a camper. This event will be epic.”

At 3 p.m., there will be a short recognition for all former camp directors.

“Camp memories have been shared from so many former campers and staff,” Garappolo said in the release. “We really can’t wait to see everyone up at camp.”

Garappolo emphasized whether you were a camper in the 1960s, a counselor in the ’90s or part of the current camp family, “we want to see you there.”

For more information, visit your-y.org/reunion.


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