Posts Categorized: Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Niven

Brian Niven began his camp journey in 1989 as a camper and ended his camp journey in 2002 working as a Unit Head. Brian loved going to camp so much so that he donated his Bar Mitzvah money to build the infamous Niven field. He remembers going to camp with Daniel Farber, Joshua Garfein, Ben… Read more

RC Outdoor Heroes: A Series of Awesomeness Featuring Joe Bilous

Name: Joe Bilous Age: 25 Graduated from: University of Glamorgan (South Wales) Current Employment: Reserve Warden at The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock, Scotland Favourite outdoor hobbies:  Mountaineering and hiking, including wild camping when out in the mountains. Wildlife watching, especially of the bird variety. Fell running and mountain marathons. Playing rugby. 4.Why do you… Read more

Ranch Camp Outdoor Heroes: A Series of Awesomeness

WHO: Jared Coyne HOMETOWN: Boston, MA SCHOOL: Last May I graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in environmental studies. RANCH CAMP HISTORY:  Rakaz Ropes 2013 CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:   I began a ten-month position with an Americorps program called the Student Conservation Association, where I now live with my sixteen fellow corps members in… Read more

The Zall Brothers – Adam and Jacob

It was our great pleasure to interview two long time RC campers, now alumni, who shared with us their journey through camp as brothers.  A big Toda Raba to Jacob and Adam Zall for taking the time to share their RC story! Adam Zall began as a Mini Camper at Ranch Camp in 2001, completing… Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Amalia Ritter

RC Camper 1998-2007 RC Staff Member 2008-2012 Staff Positions Held: Junior Staff, Lifeguard, Trip Staff and Rosh Banot (Girls Village Director) Toda Raba to Amalia for sharing her story with me!  Amalia has been a huge part of my camp experience, and the camp experiences of many others over the past decade plus.  She is… Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Jamie Bevis

Jamie Bevis aged 31 – Ranch Camp Counselor (Specialist and General. Sports, Cabin, 2-4, 5 and 6th Grade boys and Mini Boys). 2000 to 2001 and return visitor 2003 and 2004. I attended Ranch Camp in 2000 and 2001 after I was assigned by Camp America and had never been to Colorado before, however I… Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Paul Gonzer

For this month’s Alumni Spotlight, a modern day Ranch Camp Super Hero.  Not that he needs much of an introduction to the hundreds of RC families and alumni who know and love him; the one and only, Paul Gonzer!! The Story of Paul Gonzer             Paul came to camp primarily… Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Bennet Streltzer

Ranch Camp Alumni Spotlight: Bennett (Ben) Streltzer Bennett Streltzer’s Ranch Camp career began in the kitchen in 1957 when he worked for Liz Summers, the camp cook, who was married to Bill Summers the Ranch Camp’s caretaker. The Summers’ worked at the camp for many years. Liz was a great cook but was also known… Read more

Jason Preston – Camp Stories

It started when I was 10 years old, and I lived in Fort Worth, Texas.  My parents told me about this cool camp called the Ranch Camp.  I was a pretty adventurous kid and was up for pretty much anything.  So I was brought to the airport in Dallas/Fort Worth, and put on a plane. … Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Neil Bogan

What years were you at camp and what did you do? Ok, I was a camper from 1984-1988 and a staff member from 1992-1995. I am not much of a historian but I am pretty sure that sounds right. I was a counselor, sports director and ropes course staff and my last year I was… Read more