Thursday, February 19, 2009

Camp T-Shirt

There are not many of these still in existance in such good condition !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norman, nice site! I am an old Ro-Li camper and also worked there on staff when I was a teen. My father and grandfather were members of the Belleville Rotary and Lions and were very active in creating and promoting the camp (1940' 50's). I have lots of photos, movies, and good stories about those days. Also lots of other Belleville memorabilia and have been looking for a place to "bequeath" it all since I am 70 yrs. old. Also trying to remember our old Plymouth 9 phone number since I am still using the phone I used to make my first date in 1953 with Judy Catino. Any phone books from that time still around? Jim D'Angelo at

February 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Rob Wainer said...

Hi Norman, I was a camper in65, 66, 67- my brother Mitch Wainer was a counselor, as well as my cousin George Wainer and his sister Debbie. Loved the hikes to the reservoir, doctors cabin sleep outs or top of the mountain across the lake. I also remember the trading post after dinner, and the cookouts on Wednesdays when the cook had a day off! I have a few cabin pictures and will post them. Do you remember Pete and Arlene Sencivickie the directors? How about swimming to the lighthouse point in glen wild lake?

June 1, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger NJP said...

Thank you for your interest. I would love to see your pictures, if you will email them to , I will post them on the Blog. I have an old photo of Pete and Arlene that I will post.


June 2, 2011 at 5:11 AM  
Anonymous Rosalyn Mostello Fisher said...

I was a camper in the 50's!! Not sure exactly which years, but the weeks spent at Camp Ro-Li are etched in my memory as some of the happiest and most carefree days of my childhood. I especially remember the campsongs we sang. I wish I had pictures from camp, but for now I am enjoying the ones posted on the site. Thank you so much for the memories!

August 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Jan Bonkowski Votaw said...

Somewhere I still have photos from my stay at the camp and also have my t shirt too. I learned how to dive, paddle a canoe, devleop a photo, and much more.

June 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Bill Barnes said...

I remember evening activities after dinner- capture the flag, counselor hunts, treasure hunts .
Every Wednesday night camp outs- the Doctor's Cabin, across the lake, Indian Village.

July 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Bill Barnes said...

Two summers, 1966,1967 I was a counselor at Ro-li. So many memories I wouldn't know where to begin.
I would like hear from others about their times at Ro-li.

July 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Bill Barnes said...

Love the site! I have many fond memories of Ro-li!

July 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Piano Man Larry Hunt said...

Hey Rob, Mitch was my counselor there when I was 8 y.o. All of the kids loved him!

January 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Kevin and Betty Collins said...

Hello! I was a camper at Ro-Li in 1961 and 1962 , I think, and then a member of the Ro-Li staff for the summers of 1967,1968, and 1969. It was a wonderful place, I made many good friends and have a canoe full of good memories. In 1969 I taught beginning swimming, which about two years later lead me to chose education as my major. After 39 nine years as a science educator, I can't imagine another profession that I could have loved more

March 11, 2015 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Kevin and Betty Collins said...

I was a camper in 1961 and 1962, and A staff member in 1967,1968 and 1969. It was a great place I made many friends and had a safe haven from life in Newark, NJ. Ultimately, the time I spent teaching beginners to swim in 1969 lead to my choice of career as a science educator.

March 11, 2015 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a camper in i believe 1956.I remember the friens i went with from around the block on Delvan ave.I was from king place.Ill always have memories of a great childhood abd great friends..I remember the swimming and three categories which were beginners,intermediaries and swimmers.A great time and even better mmemories.I believe i spent 2 weeks there.

April 20, 2015 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Kevin and Betty Collins said...

Greetings! I was a camper at Ro-Li in 1961 and 62 and a member of the Ro-Li staff in 1967,68, and 69. I have a staff photo taken in 1967, which was one of the summers George Wainer and his sister, Debbie Wainer were on staff(they were mentioned in an earlier posting). If you would like I can scan it an send you a copy. My time at Ro-Li makes up some of my best memories of my teen age years.
You can contact me at


Kevin Collins

April 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger janet taylor said...

Sisters n I went 66. From Bloomfield. Wld love get more info maybe visit place. Do u know how?

July 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Bill Barnes said...

What a great place. I would love to reconnect with some of the people who either worked or went there.

September 11, 2015 at 4:26 PM  

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