Keywords: juice wazi
Description: Camp Waziyatah was established in 1922 as a boys and girl’s camp, it was not until later that it became an all girls camp. In 1926 the camp was run by Amy Faulkner and Bertha Gruenberg as
Camp Waziyatah was established in 1922 as a boys and girl’s camp, it was not until later that it became an all girls camp. In 1926 the camp was run by Amy Faulkner and Bertha Gruenberg as co-directors, this continued till Bertha Gruenberg retired in 1953. During most of this time the camp was a private Jewish girls camp, except for the early 1920's.
Around 1965 camp was purchased by the Miskit family and they owned it until the 1980's when it was shut down. Wazi was then purchased a few years later by the Armstrong family in 1984 and then reopened one year later.
Camp Waziyatah was later purchased again in the mid 90's by the Kern family. In 1998 the popular reality show Bug Juice was aired on the Disney Channel. Camp Waziyatah had the honor of being on their first season which followed the camping experiences of counselors and campers.
The counselors followed but the Bug Juice crew were Rhett Bachner and Morgan Will (the male counselors for Grove 4), Luna and Annie (the female counselors for Hill 4), and Gregory Weiss was the Candyman.
The campers featured on the first session were: Andrew Johnson, Darnell Jordan, Asa Korsen, Connor Shaw, Everett Boyle, Andy White, Hassan A. Omar, Jon Adler, Jason Wool, and Malik Sollas in Grove 4; Alison Harding, Caitlin Welby, Lauren, Martha, Megan Tarr, Sarai, Kisha, Jenny, and Stephanie Etkin in Hill4.
The campers featured on the second session were: Johnson, Jordan, Korsen, Omar, Adler, and Sollas joined by Max, Andy #2, Justin SImon, and Patrick Milhaupt in Grove 4; Welby, Kisha, and Etkin were joined by Anna Korsen, Annie Friedman, Cammie Delany, Sarah Ceglarski, and Molly Korsen in Hill 4.
In 2001, Peter Kern passed away and Wazi was again on the cusp of a new owner. The Parker family purchased Wazi in 2008. The current directors of camp are Gregg and Mitch Parker.