Round Table Discussion at Therapy West: Is Your Child Safe on Social Media?

Childcare is at the forefront of everything we do at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge. During the summer, we have created an “unplugged environment” so our campers can focus on relationships and the outdoors. We realize replicating this at home is much more challenging.

The following event was sent to us by CBR Alum Ali Hamroff who is one of the organizers. While this event is not organized by CECBR we know how relevant the topic of Social Media is in today’s day and age. We wanted to forward details on to our camp families:

Join Therapy West for a Round Table Discussion: Is Your Child Safe on Social Media? 

Learn how to keep your kids protected on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

When: December 9th, 2015 | Location: Academics West Office 164 W 80th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus) | Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Coffee will be served. Limited Seating is available. RSVP to Mia or 212-580-0080 Ext 33.

Why Come?

  • Learn how to keep your child safe on social media.
  • Master the ins and outs of your child’s social media accounts.
  • Find out how to monitor your child’s account.
  • Why is your child glued to their phone?
  • Is overuse an addiction?
  • When is social media too much?
  • Are we creating the new narcissist?
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Father-Son Weekend 2016!



We are very excited to announce the return of Father/Son Weekend for Summer 2016! Returning Equinunk campers are invited up to camp on Saturday June 25th through the morning of opening day Sunday June 26th to participate in a full day of camp filled with great activities, Equinunk traditions, tribes and more! Each camper is able to bring one guest (father, grandfather, uncle etc.).

You can register for Father-Son Weekend by Clicking Here. This form must be completed by March 1st to secure your spot. Please keep in mind that space is limitedIf you have any questions on the weekend, please contact or call 631-329-3239.

We hope to see you there!

All The Best,

The CECBR Team


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2016 Winter Reunion


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This past Monday, a magnificent sculpture was placed in Brooklyn Bridge Park and will remain there until August.

Stretching  8 x 17 1/2 feet, this amazing sculpture is both powerful and simple and spells out YO.  Described by Deborah Kass, the artist, “The fact that this particular work resonates so beautifully in so many languages to so many communities is why I wanted to make it monumental”. I can’t believe that the dedication and opening of this piece of art is coincidental.  The color of it is yellow, however I’m sure that when Equinunk and Blue Ridge do its summer magic, it will glow red and blue.  So the next time you’re walking along the east side of Manhattan, think of MCW and give a YO!!!

You can read the full article in The New York Times, Thursday November 12th, Page A28.

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Steven Gelobter Funeral and Shiva Arrangements, Contact and Donation Information

Dear Equinunk and Blue Ridge,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you today about the passing of my dear friend Steven Gelobter. Words cannot express the sorrow, love and support we all feel for Lidia, Evan, Dylan, Giselle and their entire family.

When I met Steven 30 years ago, he dazzled me with his charm and charisma and that never changed. It was just the beginning of an amazing personal and professional relationship. I was blessed to have him in my life; he was unlike anyone I’ll ever know. Our initial connection was through camp. That bond grew and developed into a treasured brotherhood that transcended the EBR foundation. We shared many memories, lots of laughs and all momentous occasions together.

Steven spent his entire life loving and giving to Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge. Generations of campers will remember him as “MCW”, (Mr. Color War). We all grew up with and couldn’t wait for “Great Moments In Color War History” at line-ups and “The Speech” in the Mess Hall. The Upper Seniors adored him and trailed him with walkie-talkies on “Gelobter patrol”, trying to sniff out any hint of Color War and The Break. Every Color War line-up was masterpiece theater. He created the mystique ofThe Game, the former Chiefs introductory ceremony, and the Opening and Closing ceremonies.  Every year was the best “war” ever.

Steven’s love extended to Blue Ridge as well. He commuted almost every Thursday from Atlanta, Georgia for Tribes. Every girl couldn’t wait to hear his imaginative explanations for their scouting reports. Steven’s passion was for everyone at camp to embrace every tradition that he held close to him.

We can honor Steven’s memory and his family by following his lead and respecting one another in the Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge spirit.

Whenever I hear a helicopter overhead, I know that Steven Gelobter is safeguarding all of us and camp.

MCW,… “With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat”, we all love you, Steven.

See you at The Break!



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Services for Steven Gelobter

Sunday November 8, 2015  at 10 AM

Temple Sinai of Roslyn

425 Roslyn Road

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577




Shiva to follow after the interment for one day only until 9 PM 


Nadine & Scott Teman

3218 Judith Lane

Oceanside, NY 11572


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Contact Information for Lidia, Evan, Dylan and Giselle

For those wishing to contact the Gelobters and/or share any memories, stories or sentiments of Steven please email:

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from Lidia:

Dear friends and family, 

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made in Steve Gelobter’s name to the following charity which assists in cancer research and seeks to improve the lives of young adults and teenagers with cancer.

The Kristen Ann Carr Fund :  Funding the fight against sarcoma

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1-2-3- “YO”

While we’re all busy in the Equinunk/Blue Ridge post-season with school, sports, family and friends, take a moment and smile at a 95 year tradition, the life of an American folk hero and a Cuban Paul Bunyan.

We all know that for 95 years, every Equinunk line-up has been highlighted by each group cheering 1-2-3 Yo, forecasting great morning and evening activities. In addition to announcing our daily activities, we also present our “real world” Sportswire.  Baseball, an American tradition, celebrated the life of YOgi Berra this month. YOgi was not a big man; he waYogiBerras a great man. Although he was one of the greatest players of his generation, his greater success was a life devoted to family, sports, team, humor, community and charity. YOgi made everyone better and happier in his humble and unassuming way.

YOenis Cespedes joined the NY Mets a few months ago and continues to write one of the most amazing 60-day game season baseball has ever known.

YOenis’ displays of raw power and skill has made everyone on the NY Mets better and excited as they begin the World Series.yoenis-cespedes-bat-glove-cleats-batting-gloves-sunglasses-sleeve

YOenis’ courage and power have been on display his entire life. He was born in the tiny town of CAMPechuela, Cuba. As an adult, he and 11 others were stranded on an island for 3 days as they defected from Cuba.They nearly ran out of water and he arranged to get the group to safety.

YOenis’ humble beginnings, his difficult road to freedom, his perserverence and courage, and YOgi’s greatness and humility are great values for you to consider as YOu become the best version of YOurself. So get ready for YOur next great moment with 1-2-3 YO!!!!!

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CECBR Announces 2015 Pop-Up Socials!


Hello from the CECBR Team!

We are excited to announce that Equinunk/Blue Ridge Pop-Up Socials are back this fall and will be coming to an area near you! Pop-Up Socials are quick get-togethers where CECBR will treat our camp families at a nearby ice cream or pizza shop! The CECBR Team will be on-hand to meet and greet, reminisce about Summer 2015 and look ahead to 2016!

Our Pop-Up Socials are in addition to our Winter Reunion set for Saturday January 9th, 2016! Dates are as follows:

New York City – October 28th (16 Handles 1161 1st Ave, New York, NY) | New Jersey – October 29th (44 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ) | Long Island, North Shore – November 2nd (The Lite Choice 7921 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY) | Florida – November 9th | Maryland – November 11th | Long Island, South Shore – November 16th | Westchester – November 17th | London, UK – January 23rd for Staff!

Locations for each Pop-Up Social will be announced on SOCIAL MEDIA ONLY!

Be Sure To Follow CECBR on Twitter @CampEBR, on Instagram @equinunkblueridge and on Facebook!

We would like to invite all NEW CE/CBR Campers to join us 30 minutes before each Social to meet our Directors and other NEW Campers!  

RSVPs are NOT REQUIRED for our Pop-Up Social Events.

Just bring your camp spirit and smiles!

We certainly hope you can join us at one of our Pop-Up Socials in your area! If you have any questions, please email who will be happy to assist. 

See You Soon!

The CECBR Team

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The CECBR Subway System


Everyone is “Buzzing” about the possibilities of a 2015 Subway Series featuring legendary baseball teams the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. Just imagine fans from those two camps dressed in their team uniforms going back and forth from the Bronx to Queens on Mass transit. As dreamy as that possibility, I can only imagine how out of this world it would be to have a CECBR subway system connecting Equinunk and Blue Ridge.

Why not dream? How many of your friends would believe that we already have the CE/CBR Bridge connecting our two camps? New York City just opened a new subway stop connecting the 7 line to the West Side of Manhattan. Why not us?

We are in contact with the Wayne County Transit Authority and have our eyes on the tracks in Callicoon and the train in Honesdale. 

Just imagine the convenience of high speed transit going to your favorite places in camp: Blue Ridge and Equinunk Class, Boys campus for Carnival, shows at the amphitheater.

Service would be air conditioned and a Food Car would service fruit and ices after Rest Hour and milk and cookies after evening rides.

Lori and Gil have already applied for Chief Engineer and Conductor positions.

We anticipate subway service beginning this summer for the 2016 season. We will keep you posted on the progress, but for now keep your fingers crossed for the Yanks and Mets. 

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Fall Foliage


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Camp Equinunk – Final Buzzer!

Thank You all for an incredible summer — we miss you already! Here is a digital copy of our Final CE Buzzer.

All Our Best,

The CE Team

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