Blog Update

The Chic-a-Lac Blog is finally undergoing renovation, rehabilitation, revision, renewal, reorganization, revitalization and resuscitation. All of this is happening in stages. Some of the old features are gone, such as the Virtual Patio Message Board which is no longer supported, some have been updated like the Youngsville weather thingy, many of the links, like the Camp Album, in the right sidebar and in the posts themselves need relinking in order to work and some new material and features will be added. So please bear with us if some of the things just don't seem to work right. And please feel free to pass along your thoughts, ideas and even a minor criticism or two. You can always reach the blog by clicking on this button Ca. Chic a Lac Mail Thanks for your understanding.

October 13, 2006


For many years, when we searched the web looking for any reference to Camp Chic-A-Lac, all we found was a reference to “Crystal Springs Hotel (later Camp Chic-A-Lac)” on the web site of The Catskill Institute, which was created and developed by Prof. Phil Brown of Brown University (yea!). After the dinner at Papa Ciro’s I revisited the site and found, among a myriad of other resources, a link to a series of remembrances, entitled “CAMP LIFE”, written by Alan Stamm. They are touching and heart-warming, and so accurately portray many of my memories and feelings of my summers at camps, especially Chic-A-Lac, and the influences that those months had on me. If you haven’t recently visited the Institute site, please do so. It contains a wealth of wonderful information. And please be sure to read “CAMP LIFE”. If you'd like to add a note, please do so by clicking on the “comments” box below. ENJOY!