CYO Day Camp
I'm 45 now, and I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, but I sure have some memories of the CYO day camp in the early 70's!
I remember having to change into my bathing suit on benches atop the rooftop of one of the buildings on the Cresthaven side of the camp. With the summer sun beating down, you could have fried a couple of eggs on those benches.
I remember making "art" out of plaster molds, and going for boat rides on "The King", "The Queen" and "The Manhattan".
If you were really lucky, you were able to get a huge piece of ice from one og those big metal containers that the bug juice came in. you would wrap the ice in your pool towel, and suck on it during your bus ride home.
I remember having cook-outs and catching frogs in Alley Pond Park, as well as an occasional field trip to the Bronx Zoo.
Lastly, I remember one song that we used to sing on the bus......"I like the girl with the rope around her neck, and a knife in her back, and a bullet in her head. I like the girl....that crossed over the Whitestone bridge."