Carl Schoenberger's Council Speech

As we gathered around the Alumni Council fire some weeks ago, Carl Schoenberger '66-67 invited us to reflect upon the importance of Camp Rising Sun in today's world and calls on us: "our job as alumni who have taking something from this place is to put in our ghost stones, leave a piece of ourselves and do everything we can to make sure this institution survives for future generations". 

Carl, who was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1966 class this year with many others, holds Camp Rising Sun as a place that opened his eyes to a wider world. He hopes to continue working with everyone in our alumni community so "the gifts that have proven so meaningful and powerful to me, can be given to others". 

In times of political uncertainty and unrest, the values of Camp Rising Sun are needed as much today as they have ever been.

Carl's words reminded us of what Carol Khan, who worked as a cook in the 1944 season, shared with the boys in the Rising Sun Newspaper. 

For us, this year of terrible conflict in the world, Rising Sun stood as the symbol of peace and quiet
— Carol Khan, 1944 Cook
Carol Khan's letter in the 1944 Newspaper